Your Guide to Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day spurns all sorts of different reactions from females, and a lot of it depends on whether or not we’re single. Riding solo sucks, and not just because you don’t get a free dinner and chocolate. It’s a huge reminder that we’re still without a plus one. And the “fireworks in their eyes” couples smooching in corner booths everywhere aren’t helping. Valentine’s Day can actually be fun and something to look forward to, and it’s a friendly reminder that we’re not alone. Don’t be deceived by women who say they hate the day. Sure, it’s been blown out of proportion with all the card companies and heart-shaped chocolate boxes and that one movie with Ashton Kutcher, but there’s no woman on Earth who doesn’t like to be doted on.valentine-hearts-13

According to Men’s Health, here are 14 tips on how to impress your Valentine:

1.  Plan the Evening: Take some time to really think about what your date likes—and dislikes. Even if she drinks beer, dinner at the local sports bar probably isn’t quite the romantic scene she’s expecting. Whatever your plans, just remember to be punctual.

2. Get cleaned up: Show up with a greasy mane and at best, you can expect a handshake at the end of the date. Be sure you wash your hair to rid of product buildup and moisturize your scalp for flake-free style.

3. Shave

4. Ban Blemishes: To ensure you’re acne-free on Valentine’s Day, apply a solution containing a small amount of salicylic acid before your moisturizer. It’ll keep your pores clear without over-drying your skin.

5. Pucker up: Prep your puckers if you want more than a peck on the cheek. Not only are dry lips painful for you, but they’re just as terrible to look at for her.

6. Style your hair: tame fly aways with mousse or gel to show you care how your mane looks

7. Deodorize: don’t forget to apply deodorant!!! Don’t sweat it, you will do great!

8. Get rid of the dryness: no one likes ashy skin, so make sure to use a moisturizing cream to hydrate your skin.

9. Update your underwear: Never be caught in less-than-stellar underwear.

10. Keep it Sporty: Dark jeans and a white T-shirt are no brainers if you’re taking your date to a ball game, but you’ll stick out in a dining room. Upgrade your look to evening-appropriate attire with a sport coat

11. Button up: Wear a nice button up to show your classy and stylish

12. Stay light on your toes: wear comfortable shoes to ensure you are able to sweep her off her feet

13. Stick to the basics: leave you light washed denim at home and get a darker pair, it shows you are aware this is for your girl, not to watch the game.

14. Put a tie on it: show your date that you took the time and effort to pay attention to the details

Good luck to all, and have a great Valentines day. When in doubt, buy chocolate, lots of chocolate.

Ideas of Gifts for Men this Holiday Season!

Finding that special something for the guys in your life can be quite a challenge. From the sports fanatic to the gadget obsessed, get inspired by these fun finds.

For the traveler: Birchbox is a  company founded by two friends that combines monthly deliveries of personalized samples with original editorial and an exciting ecommerce shop. It is easy, efficient, and fun—a monthly delivery of surprise and delight. Birchbox Man launched in April 2012 to bring guys tailored shipments of grooming and lifestyle products. Birchbox will send a grab-bag each month of trial-size products like shaving cream, hair gel, and cologne from luxury and up-and-coming brands.

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For the outdoor-sy guy: If he spends his time hunting big game, scouring the river for the best trout, or just enjoys living in front of a campfire instead of a laptop, the best gift for the modern day backwoodsman: anything from Patagonia! Not only is the company one of the greenest in the world, their garments offer functional style made for any adventure.

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For the guy that has everything: The PlayStation 4 by Sony has unveiled the fourth generation of Playstation consoles. Technologies like advanced real-time lighting, shaders, texture mapping, artificial intelligence, more system memory, a large 500GB hard drive in every system, and all sorts of other technobabble under the hood is all part of what makes the new PS4 so acclaimed and sought after.

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A lot has been going on in our world for the past 365 days, why not take a step back and treat the guys in your life with the coolest gifts you can! Happy shopping!

Check out an extensive amount of gift ideas on our Pinterest page!!!

What To Dew with a Fall Wedding?

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The summer heat may be over and the peak season for weddings have come to an end. But that doesn’t mean that the Fall Wedding season isn’t in full swing! Generally speaking, fall weddings are catered for the sentimentalist, one who craves change and is passionate for adventure. Fall is the season we begin a new chapter. A perfect time for saying “I Do” and starting your new life with your partner. So now that you’ve decided to have a fall wedding? Where do you start? Well, determining your colors and theme is always the most basic decision you will make. Before the dress, before the venue, know what type of wedding you want to have. Then let everything be consistent with that decision.

This year, nature’s palettes of deep reds, oranges, yellows, and rustic colors make for a gorgeous scene. Copper details are popping up in creative ways, from glamorous chargers to centerpiece vases and even copper foil on invitations! The best part is, this metal meshes well with any wedding style: Polished copper can look glamorous and elegant, but matte or aged copper accents lend a rustic or vintage feel.

And as always, being a groom is difficult already, but here are some tips to make your wedding attire on point! First, select a range of tie colors so you and your groomsmen don’t look too similar. Pick different shades in the same color family — from vibrant red to soft peach for example. That way the group appears coordinated, but each guy looks unique. Other trends that are in style now are Deep blacks, ashy grays, and inky blues. These colors can be the most flattering and accessible colors in a man’s wardrobe. And what makes today’s darker tailored suits so distinctive is the fact that with a splash of color, you mute the traditionally gloomy stereotype and revive a unique classic touch.

Some final wedding tips this fall season according to Business Insider are:

1. Get a well fitted suit or you will ruin your look. Fortunately, we at SimpleTux pride ourselves on our measurement algorithms. Thereby, ensuring that the measurements you provide will create a perfect fit for you the first time around.

2. Follow the groom’s example (and the invitation dress code): If the groom is wearing a tux but the invitation says casual, go for a suit. If he’s wearing something more casual like a linen suit, then you should too.

3. Be bold with accessories: Pocket squares, ties, cuff links, tie clips, belts, and shoes can all make an outfit seem more interesting or original. It’s the details that count! And as always all accessories are included in SimpleTux’s all inclusive price.

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