Archive | June, 2014

28 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Polo shirts, a brief history.

This casual classic is seen everywhere, especially in warm weather. Originated by French tennis champion René Lacoste and introduced at the 1926 U.S. Open, the shirt quickly became favored tennis attire. Soon, polo players ditched traditional button-down Oxford-cloth long sleeves for his crocodile-marked shirt. The combination of comfort, breathability, long tuckable tail, and soft collar […]

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26 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Summer stains.

When the heat is on, sweat happens. Temperature, humidity, stress or activity can trigger perspiration, it’s natural. But sweat stains aren’t. When moisture combines with deodorant, hard-to-remove yellowing or white residue can occur. Too much product is often the culprit – apply one thin layer and allow it to completely dry. There’s no evidence that […]

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21 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Vacation essentials, part 2

More packing tips for your getaway from Smartertraveler: Sunglassses offer more than panache, good ones protect your eyes from UVA and UVB burning rays. What would summer be without sandals? Trade up from flip-flops to dressier summer footwear that’s as suited for an upscale restaurant as it is at the beach. Fold in a summer-weight […]

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19 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Vacation essentials.

Packing tips for your summer getaway from Smartertraveler: Start with a packable hat to avoid overexposure, you may look like you’re on safari, but you’ll be cooler and sunburn-free;  a one-piece swimsuit will suit activities from bodysurfing to snorkeling; waterproof shoes from rain boots to aquasox, depending on your destination. Be ready for almost anything […]

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15 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Summer fashion.

According to fashion blog Iridescence,  summer fashionistas will be featuring iridescent holographic skirts, dresses and accessories for a shimmering, metallic look.  See-through mesh will move off the beach and into dressy evening. Tea-length skirts continue popularity with a voluminous ladylike silhouette. Classic white button-downs are reinterpreted with necktie detailing, embellishments and asymmetrical cuts. Sweatshirts get […]

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13 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Sparkling white sneakers.

White canvas shoes are perfect for summer – until they start looking beige. Here’s how to remove stains, thanks to How to Clean Stuff. Scrub away dirt stains with shampoo on a nail brush, wipe residue away with a damp sponge. Use dish soap on grass stains, and nail polish remover on grease or tar. […]

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04 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The secrets of men’s underwear.

Ten percent of men have underwear in the drawer that’s at least ten years old, have designated a “lucky” pair or wear the same underpants up to four days in row! 35% have their partner or mother buy their shorts. 65% wear different underwear for sports and 30% admit underwear has caused a wedgie. What do men wear? 43% boxers, 32% […]

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