Deceptively difficult and endlessly rewarding, pinball is a spectacular hobby you’ve probably never considered before.
It’s amazing pinball machines even exist. With miles of wiring, thousands of switches, and complex code (in the newer machines) pinball machines are a playable piece of art, and much more in-depth than many people realize.
Most people see pinball as a novelty, but for those who like a challenge it can be as rewarding a hobby as nearly any other. The balance between skill, strategy, and luck draws more similarities between poker as opposed to video games.
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It doesn’t matter what you personal style may be, there are some things which are simply unacceptable.
Any time you go out into public and look around, you’re almost certain to see someone making one of these mistakes. If you’re one of them, you need to stop now. Don’t try to justify it in any way, just accept it for the mistake it is, and knock it off. Continue reading “A Brief Guide to Men’s Style: Mistakes to Stop Making” »
Choosing a shirt and accessories to complete your style is one of the easiest parts of the entire process, and is where the door is opened for more adventurous choices.
You can never buy a shirt for life, they are always temporary and comparatively cheap. If you want to jump in on trends, or do something outlandish, this is always the best place to do it. It’s far easier to eat the cost of a $30 shirt you wore once, than $600 boots.
With that being said, here are some simple things to keep in mind. Continue reading “A Brief Guide to Men’s Style: Shirts & Accessories” »
If you only own one pair of pants, there is no debate over what that should be. Blue jeans are the american standard for a reason: they’re great.
The problem is America has been led astray by marketers for so long, the majority of Americans don’t know what good denim is. To put it bluntly: it’s safe to say just about every pair of jeans you have ever seen in any store (which wasn’t a specialty denim store) was crap.
This might seem a little harsh, but let me explain. Continue reading “A Brief Guide to Men’s Style: A Guide to Denim” »
You can tell a lot about a man from his choice in footwear, and when it comes to choosing shoes you will be hard-pressed to do much better than a sturdy pair of leather boots.
Boots are the most perfect example of men’s style fitting the three f’s. Leather boots are the most functional things you could wear on your feet (again, this excludes sport-specific technical items), are always purchased to fit extremely well, and they will look better and more fashionable the longer they’re worn. Continue reading “A Brief Guide to Men’s Style: A Good Pair of Boots” »
If you want to take the next step towards being the best man you can be, you need to stop being afraid of style.
I’m not about to say you need to get in touch your feminine side, or have to get a hard on shopping for shoes, none of that crap. But too many men are scared to the point of inaction from cultivating their own style.
When I talk about fear, I’m talking about:
- Fear of wasting money on something they will never wear.
- Fear of looking or feeling stupid.
- Fear of making a mistake, a lack of confidence.
As men do, we rationalize these fears, often to the point of absurdity. We hold on to shoes, holes worn through the sole, because they’re comfortable. Our single formal outfit no longer fits, but look at what great shape it’s in! Continue reading “A Brief Guide to Men’s Style: The Basics” »