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How To Buy A Suit?



How To Buy A Suit?
This is not a new topic, yet people are making the same mistakes again and again. I have five suits in my closet, 2 of them are even custom made. However, none of them makes me 100% happy. I always thought that buying a suit is like buying other types of garments, likes jeans, or shirts: you go to a store, you pick one, that’s it, and it should be simple. Until recently, I saw an article on the website NCG Tailor, about men’s suits purchasing and dressing mistakes:

They listed 30 mistakes of purchasing suits. Even though I do not agree with everything they listed, it still made me realized that buying a decent suit actually requires a bit of knowledge, and it is not as simple as buying a t-shirt or a pair of jeans.

And also, a nice piece here on HuffPost which also has some good ideas:

Look at my own analysis first. Here are my own tips that will help you to prevent buying a suit that you will hate after:

Check the shoulders

Almost every good article I found lists this as priority number 1. Which is pretty true: think about it, the shoulders are the only places where a suit jacket actually “stick” to your body, the rest is just hanging there. If the shoulders are too wide or too narrow, I cannot imagine the rest of the jacket could fit you perfectly.

Plus, altering the shoulder’s size and shape could be pretty expensive, or almost impossible.

Check the fabric, twice

Stay away from polyester suits. Always pick 100% wool or at least a suit will a large percentage of wool in it.

I insist on this because one of my suits, although big brand, it has only 55% wool in it (which I did not pay attention). Comparing to my other 100% wool suits, it feels more and more uncomfortable.

Check the armholes

This is something I did not know until I see the article on NCG Tailor. One of my gray suits looks pretty nice on me; the problem is that when I lift my arms, the jacket seems to be pulled up too. Now I understand that a lot of off-the-rack suits have low-armholes, which will cause this kind of problem.

Always move your arms to check how the jacket suits. Look yourself in the mirror to see if the jacket can also be lifted significantly. If yes, you should probably go away.

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Check the front

This is the first and the most obvious thing to do. Of course, every gentleman, while trying a suit, will check this, like button numbers, jacket length, fabric patterns, shoulders fit, sleeves length, and so on.

Ask a friend to check the overall appearance and the little details will do, or simply look into a mirror. Lapels too wide compared to your face, jacket too long which makes your legs looking short, sleeves too long make the jacket looks like it is your father’s old suit; these simple details can be checked and spotted easily.

But that’s not what I am trying to say here because there are places you need to check that may not be so obvious.

Check the back

Sadly, a lot of guys don’t pay enough attention to their suit’s back. A suit well-fitting in the front but ill-fitting in the back could be considered as a bad suit. Personally, I think there are three major places to check:

1. Scapula area.
2. Around the waist
3. Jacket bottom

A well fitting suit should fit these three areas perfectly, no bulging, no redundant fabrics, and not too tight. For example, 3 of my suits all have a little bulge around the back neck, just below the back collar (which I did not pay enough attention while I bought them).

Bring a friend if you go suit shopping because only another person can help you to check your suits’ back. Salesmen’s opinions are not so reliable.

Always buy an extra pair of pants

A suit’s jacket and his pants don’t have the same lifespan; normally the pants will be worn way earlier than the jacket. When a suit fits you perfectly and at the end of one year or two, and you have to throw the pants into your garbage can, you will feel pretty bad because it will be almost impossible to find the same pants with exactly same fabric. My navy blue chevron suit, which is custom made, was my favorite. Unfortunately, its pants are totally ruined; I went to the same tailor last month, but he did not have the same fabric anymore.

The last one, don’t trust the price

Ironically, one suit I barely wear is the most expensive one. It felt good when I bought it, but I don’t like it anymore because I feel not so comfortable in these pants when I walk. I still don’t know why exactly, but one thing is sure: Always try twice the fit before deciding, don’t just trust a brand, or the price.

Hi, my name is Erick Ycaza. I have a BA in Advertising & Graphic Design. This blog is to provide you with daily music news and share my personal style.


How To Accessorize With Face Masks



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A quick Google search for “face masks for men” returns over a billion results. Many of the results are for disposable, one-size-fits-all masks with a sterile, medical appearance. With the CDC reporting that COVID-19 may affect the United States for at least the next year and Americans newly concerned about how future viruses may spread, it appears that masks are here to stay. So, how can discerning men turn this necessity into a style statement rather than an odd outfit after thought?

First and foremost, the disposable mask has to go. Not only do these masks clash with everything other than physicians’ scrubs, but their disposable nature also has an ill effect on the environment. In fact, Guardian has reported that there are now more masks than jellyfish in the ocean – not cool.

How To Accessorize With Face Masks
Instead, be sure to opt for a collection of reusable masks that can be washed and re-worn to help keep yourself safe while also keeping the health of our planet in mind.

You can evaluate the durability of a reusable mask based on two main factors:

  • Materials: Some mask materials are sturdier than others and can stand up to the elements. Opt for masks made out of stronger materials like bamboo to be sure that your mask won’t need to be replaced sooner rather than later.
  • Manufacturer: Is your mask hand-stitched, or was it made by company specializing in mask production? While you may want to support small, independent seller, hand-stitched masks may not provide the same layers of filtration and same durability of materials that professionally manufactured mask can provide. When it comes to durable personal protective equipment, it’s best to opt for producer that is well versed in face masks.

This will help to ensure your masks meet safety requirements while also holding up to whatever you throw at them.

Aside from eco-friendliness, it’s crucial that your face masks fit correctly. You wouldn’t wear one-size-fits-all pants, and face masks are no different. However, most face masks on the market today are only available in one size; in the best cases, they may come with clips to tighten your ear loops. Would you wear a drawstring pair of pants to the office? We thought not.

Your fit depends on both your weight and facial shape. Make sure the face mask company you use offers a variety of sizes as well as a sizing chart to help you find the perfect fit. If you have larger facial dimensions, you may need to size up to make sure your mask fully encompasses your nose and mouth to avoid any gapping around the cheeks, jawline, and/or chin.

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Finally, let’s talk about style. As you know, the key to accessorizing is to choose colors and materials that best reflect you and your personality. It may be tempting to opt for one single, neutral-colored face mask to use every day; however, this doesn’t provide you the opportunity to wash your face mask appropriately or to truly let your personality shine through.

Instead, opt for at least three face masks in navy, black, and white or grey. You can swap them in and out of rotation whether you need to match a t-shirt or a tie. If you’re feeling a little more daring, bright colors don’t just have to be reserved for your socks. There are many reusable face masks on the market that come in a range of colors (like green, yellow, blue, and more!) to make your face mask the focal point of your outfit.

And besides, couldn’t we all use a little more fun right now?

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Categories And Benefits Of Heat Press Printing



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A few years back, people used to buy a full range of colors, trace the design manually on any kind of fabric and paint it after working continuously for hours. The designs made with this time-consuming and tiring process were also expensive which were not affordable for everyone. As we always look for an easy solution to our problems which could make things accessible to one and all; therefore, the heat press machine was introduced.

Though it could be a new word for people who have not been into the printing industry and entrepreneurs it is worth knowing and making use of it. Malaysia is the only country where maximum usage of heat press machines was recorded. From minimal shirt customization requests to working in a printing industry where hundreds of printing orders are completed every day.

Classification of Heat Press Printing

Just as the conventional printing mechanisms were different depending upon the requirements of the customer, the type of fabric, or other kinds of material used and the colors category, the same is the case with a heat press machine. These machines are now available in different shapes, sizes, and colors. The diversity in the models of machines is introduced to assist the concerns of every buyer.

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Best heat press machines could be categorized into the subsequent categories. Some of them are specially designed for printing only one kind of material whereas the latest models could be used from printing mugs, shirts, phone cases, frames, just to name a few. You can brush through their basic functionality and features to choose which one you should purchase.

    • Sublimation Heat Press
      It involves using sublimation ink and paper. The required design is imprinted on a sublimation paper and the ink is rooted in the desired material using pressure and high temperature. Sublimation printing involves dying polyester, microfiber, dry fit, and quick-dry fabrics. Additionally, the procedures of sublimation printing can also be used for customizing hard coated materials including mugs, plates, and mouse pads which are manufactured with rigid stuff. It gives vivid images leaving a permanent print on soft fabric.
    • Transfer Printing
      Pigmented ink is used with a transfer paper for printing using a heat press machine. Any kind of fabric could be printed using this process including cotton, polyester, jersey, and many others. For customizing a fabric in a dark color, it is preferred to use dark based transfer paper. However, printing on light color garments should be printed with a light-based transfer paper.

Heat Transfer Vinyl Printing

You would be required to buy a plotter cutter for shaping the designs. Afterward, you can imprint on by applying a generous amount of heat and pressure. Glitter, glow in dark, flock, hologram materials, and reflective items are some of the products which are designed using vinyl transfer films. However, this type of printing is limited to one color.

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Benefits of using Heat Press Machine

The latest heat press machines never disappoint their owner, especially when a person is new to the business and has a small sum of money to invest. Starting a printing business with this machine yields a high-profit margin. Unlike other printing methodologies, it does not involve buying multiple tools. These machines come up with multiple benefits; some of them are listed below:

  • Easy-to-Use
    Heat printing does not require users to adopt any special skills or seek assistance from any professional person to learn about how to use it. It is designed in an easy structure so that users can print any kind of material efficiently. You would not feel the necessity of going through the user guide rater you can easily get your hands on it and start printing.
  • Available at Economical Rates
    From buying a heat press machine to purchasing the raw materials and maintaining it, everything could be managed without getting out of credit. The heat printing machines are available at an affordable cost so that you are not left empty pocketed after buying them.
  • Fast Printing Mechanism
    Unlike the long printing procedures, heat printing is comparatively a faster process. Whether you want to print a few shirts or you have received orders in bulk, this toll will imprint the designs perfectly in the least time.
  • Takes Minimal Counter Space
    The heat press machine does not take much counter space. You should choose the one which fulfills your printing required and could be placed in a smaller area. This type of printing is easy to manage as the machines are compact and could be placed and moved easily.
  • Printing Diversification
    There is no need to buy multiple machines for printing different products. The latest heat printing machines come up with all-in-one capacity. You can use them for printing different types of materials and save you time for other tasks.


The heat press machine has relieved the creative-minded people to print out their ideas with vibrant colors. Signing a contract with the printing industry to start merchandise for your fans is not a hassle anymore. Now you can do the same at home with minimum investment. All you have to do is get a new heat-press, contact a reliable warehouse owner, purchase quality material, and customize it with your signature design.

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5 Important Facts About Basketball Shoes



5 Important Facts About Basketball Shoes
Basketball shoes are also known as sneakers that all sports lovers want to own badly. This shoe is perfect for any sports and the best thing about it is, it can be wear as a casual shoe. Basketball is a game where you have to show speed and running skills, your feet play the main role in this game. So to help your feet in running and stepping side by side, a basketball shoe is mandatory. This shoe also helps to protect your feet from sudden turn by its shock absorption feature. You can guess you need to know the important facts about the best basketball shoes for youth. Actually, there are a lot of facts you have to consider but I will talk about 5 important facts about basketball shoes. If you are a sports lover, do pay attention to this article:

In basketball, it is important to pick the right kind of shoe to cope up with speed. The right pair will eliminate the risk of getting an injury during playtime. The different shoe has different features and capability. Pick the right one that commits to save your feet and let you run with speed. Having the most expensive one you can get does not translate to better performance. Check out the latest Nike basketball shoes and find the perfect fit. This way, you can move easily when you need to and avoid injury at the same time. You can always count on Nike’s basketball shoes. As stated to Lilly Harvey, a shoe enthusiast, “Nike is known for making some of the most stylish shoes in the world right now, let alone those that are catered towards basketball specifically.


The facts you need to consider in basketball shoes

• Comfortable:

When you are playing basketball you have to ensure that your feet can absorb the constant moving shock. Because in basketball you have to move continuously on the court. So the shoe you are wearing has to be comfortable and shock absorber. Select the shoe that is fit with your feet size and gives you the feeling of utmost comfort. There is one kind of basketball shoe that gives you the feeling of wearing the sock. It is light and very comfortable. If you are not comfortable with your shoe then you will not be the star in the sport, remember that.

• Breathability:

It is obvious that your feet will get hot and sweaty. But if the shoe material doesn’t help the sweating stop than this shoe is not for you. A basketball shoe has to ensure comfort and a cool environment to let your feet stay cool. Heat causes irritation and blister in the skin and your sport will get ruined. Try to wear a shoe that has breathable mesh material. This material helps your shoe to allow air to keep your feet cool and comfortable. Synthetic material is also a good material for basketball shoes.

• High in quality soles:

Sole is the most important part of a basketball shoe. Without a good sole, you can’t play basketball well. You will face a sudden slip or fall for the shoe sole. The sole helps you to play with speed and grip that is very much required in basketball. A rubber-made sole prevents slip and fall in the game. A good sole helps you to show your skill with speed. Pick a pattern traction sole, it helps a lot in absorbing all the stress while playing.

• Ankle:

As a basketball player, you know that if you don’t pay attention to your feet to wear good shoes than you will face ankle sprain. In the game sometimes you have to face a sudden move or turn. If you do it wrong then your ankle will suffer. A good basketball shoe protects your ankle from this painful situation. You will find some shoe has a well-shaped collar that protects your ankle from any kind of incident while playing. So it is important to look for such a protector for your feet.

• Shoe safety:

Sometimes you will see while playing some players experience shoe coming out from the feet. It is not good for the sport. Pick the shoe that has an extra feature to keep the shoe well fit in your feet. The best option is the shoe with the strap. The strap helps the shoe keep tight or loose on the feet. When you will wear this shoe, your confidence will grow and you will be the star player in the tournament. For this feature, some use this sports shoe as running shoe. But this shoe is not designed for running constantly for hours. It will not bear so much stress. So it is better to use as a sports shoe rather than a running shoe.

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These are the important facts that you have to consider about basketball shoes. Remember to check if the shoe has all the factors you need in playing.

Basketball is a sport where you have to show your skill with speed. It will be possible only if you can wear the perfect shoe for sports, and not just an awesome basketball t-shirt. When you run and jump in the court, the feet need total support that only a good shoe can give. So when you want to play with speed and technique do consider these 5 important facts about basketball shoes with good ankle support. You will enjoy your game with comfort and confidence. Many tend to go for branded basketball shoes, but they are expensive. But don’t think that they are must-have when you are playing basketball, just check the material and the features. Who knows you may get the best basketball shoe at a reasonable price. For this you have to keep knowledge about basketball shoes, it helps a lot while selecting. If you face feet ache when you are wearing your basketball shoe, I think it is time to change your shoe.

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Fade Hairstyle Ideas For Travel Lover Men



The fade hairstyles for men are getting much fame these days and especially among the young men and especially teenagers. However, you have plenty of options and styles in this hair cut and it is going to suit you all age. There is sharp use of scissors in this cutting and even you can also enjoy the use of the electronic hair-cut machines and give your personality another look. There are several styles and few of them are as below:

Fade Hairstyle Ideas

Scissors Fade Cutting

In this type of style, you have ant-sized little hair above your neck, and this catch more length as you move above towards your mid-head. The small size hairs move from neck to above both ears but on the mid-top head, you have at-least two-finger long hairs. It gives you a chance to bend your hairs backward and adds a new brand look in your personality. You can also see these business haircuts to get some more ideas.

Fade Hairstyle Ideas For Travel Lover Men

Disconnected Tattoo Fade Style

Another innovative hair cut that is backed by a cause. The cause is represented in terms of tattoos. You have the opportunity to describe your feeling either positive, negative, or even your love and hate for someone else. All the haircut remains the same but the addition of tattoos is here in this style. The Disconnected fade hairstyles for men are available to express the feeling without words.

Fade Hairstyle Ideas For Travel Lover Men

Mid-Way Fade Hair style

All the styles are just according to your personality and in the mid-way fade hairstyle cut you have very limited fades around your neck and just above your ears making a U-shape. However, you can make spikes on the top of the head and also have a beard on your face to make the style more prominent. This is one of the great fade hairstyles for men.

Fade Hairstyle Ideas For Travel Lover Men

Spiky Fade style

The spikes using the best hair gels are another favorite hairstyle option for teenagers. However, adding it to the fade will increase your personality to double. You can have fade hair cut around the neck and have the application of gel on them to make the spikes visible on your head. Your girlfriend is going to tell everyone that here comes my handsome boy.

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Free Style Fade

In this type of fade, you have micro-scissor cutting around your neck but it is not always possible for everyone to have smooth straight hair. This style is for those who do not have straight hair and providing you the option to leave your hairs free on the middle-top head. The style is the best fit for men over the age of 30 to 35. You have some seriousness on your face and maturity. These fade hairstyles for men add sweet look on your face that makes you attractive.

Thus fade hairstyles for men add attractive figures in their personality and have plenty of styles. Hundreds of styles are available just you need to be a little creative and able to think what would better suit your face. The most important fact of this style is that it is not age-restricted. Just go to the expert barbershop near your house and explain to him what you actually want and how you desire to be looked at.

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How About For Chic Men –



chic menHistory, is among the top men’s fashion and apparel brands within the online space in Canada and the United States of America. They are in the premium clothing retail business for the past 20 years and among the most sought after online clothing brands for men.

Brand Values:
• Fierce distinctiveness
• Diverse
• Advanced
• Fearless
• Seeking a better life

Tailorformen Launches The Official Online Store

They recently launched their first official store for addressing the needs of the global fashion fraternity. They have developed separate product lines for offering a wide variety of products to cater to a variety of different styles and preferences from highly trendy to athleisure clothing and accessories to more casual everyday basic fashion apparel. Their product range also includes a wide variety of apothecary i.e. waxes, oil, shampoos, scented candles, etc. making it a one-stop high street destination for all western wear wardrobe demands.

Clear cut functionality, customer-centric navigation, and multiple filter functions simplify the search for required products. The store design not only facilitates a great degree of brand identification but also ensures a connotation to high-quality digital imaging and an interactive sizing guide producing an authentic shopping experience.

They understand the strategic importance of service experience in developing mutually beneficial and long-lasting relationships with customers that is why bringing attractive and responsible fashion and improve the quality of customer service are priorities.

This brand has always been able to provide the best in fashion to its customers through a distinctive and flexible model that is open to adjusting to the constant changes that happen during the season. At the same time, they can respond to key trends and develop them into wearable fashion in the shortest possible time for a collection that is fun, vibrant, and expensive.

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To make an impact in society and play their role, Tailorformen is also focusing on corporate social responsibility initiatives. The main objective of participating in corporate social responsibility initiatives is to work for the welfare of the employees, community, and the customers they serve regularly from different regions.

Why you should opt for

Their products are well differentiated from the competitors in terms of quality, comfort, stitching quality, variety, and innovation fabric. The brand was created keeping in view the needs and expectations of chic men who enjoy luxuriating latest apparel trends, be it be style, music, technology, or social networking as a means to express their personal feelings and personality.

Payment Methods

Customers can choose from various payment methods including but not limited to Shop Pay, GPay, and PayPal.


On top of providing world-class customer experience and products; they are also giving their customers a chance to participate in a lottery on purchase of 400 USD. Participation in the lottery will allow customers to win a Grand Prize of 1 Million Dollar. They consider the lottery as a gesture of appreciation for their customers who trust Tailorformen from the past 20 years and have helped them in developing a strong brand which they are today.

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