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The Evolution Of Footwear

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footwearShoes make the man, or so we say. Nothing raises an eyebrow quicker than a great outfit with old, falling-apart, mass-produced shoes. You want footwear that is elegant, comfortable and just right for you.

Have you ever seen a shoe that was almost but not quite perfect? Something that was just the right shade of tan leather, but you hated the toe cap; the ideal shape, but the shine on the patent leather just wasn’t your style?

Luckily, with our 3D shoe customizer, this problem can be a thing of the past. Using this tool you can wear the perfect custom-made shoes, ones that are just right for you and your personal style.

This is the new frontier of footwear. Why do we think a 3D customizer is reshaping the retail landscape?

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Choice

Having a choice is a key element of our human experience. It gives us freedom and allows us to shape our destiny. They say everything in our lives is a reflection of the choices we make; why shouldn’t this include your bespoke shoes?

A 3D customizer allows for choice in what you wear. So often you are offered a selection of five styles in three colors each and that is the end of your input on a product that you are going to be wearing. But with a 3D customizer, you have a say in every aspect of the shoes, from the shape of the toe cap to the material to the stitch finishing.

Your input means you can have shoes that exactly meet your requirements and that you’ll feel happy wearing. We think it’s important each of our customers wear our shoes with a smile on their face, proud of the items and the fact that they contributed to the design.

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With custom made shoes, you have something completely unique that fits perfectly with your own style, because you’ve chosen them to do just that.

Customization takes you a step (no pun intended) beyond traditional footwear options. You are the person in control. It’s your shoe, your size, and your style; we just help bring your vision to life.

Creativity

Creating something always feels good, doesn’t it? Whether it’s an incredible meal for friends or a pitch for a new project, it leaves you with a powerful sense of achievement and ownership.

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The ability to customize something, to be involved in its creation, promotes a feeling of joy in something – who doesn’t want to feel joy in an item you wear, whether it’s an everyday pair of shoes, custom oxfords you bring out for a really special occasion or that pair of velvet loafers that always make you feel luxuriously decadent.

Smythe & Digby don’t only make shoes, our 3D shoe customizer allows you to be part of the design process for a personalized pair of shoes that are one-of-a-kind. Imagine the flush of pride you’ll get when someone asks who designed your shoes and you can truthfully answer: I did.

Value

We’ve all been there: you buy something new, thinking it’s just the thing you need, and then after a couple of wears you start to notice flaws. The heel pinches a bit. The finishing isn’t quite right. The stitching looks a little cheap. Before long you find you’ve stopped wearing them and they lie at the bottom of your closet, abandoned.

It’s not exactly good value for money, is it? While this purchase might initially have appeared to save you money, when you’re not making the most of your sartorial items, it’s a poor investment.

On the other hand, if you’ve created customized shoes that are exactly what you’re looking for, you’ll find yourself wearing them all the time. Not wearing them because you feel you have to, but because you’re excited to.

This is why custom-made shoes are such great value; the cost per wear drops all the time, without you even trying. Using a customizer allows us to offer tailored, individual products at an affordable price.

Sustainability

Another thing that makes 3D customizers and made to order items the future of retail is how sustainable it makes footwear production. When things are not being mass-produced, but being carefully handmade, there is considerably less wastage.
There’s less waste of materials, because of the precise specifics our designers are using; your specifications allow us to be meticulous with our craft. There’s no surplus, no leftovers.

There’s also less waste of energy as we don’t use mass production to churn out identikit footwear. It’s work done by hand and done with care. This means that the environmental footprint we leave is shrinking.

We see that nowadays you cannot have innovation and creativity without sustainable production. We also recognize that higher quality means lower consumption, which is why we ensure every shoe we make is made with grade A materials and is constructed to last.

Quality

We’re sure everyone would agree that one of the main things we’re looking for in our shoes, apart from impeccable style, of course, is quality. In a world of temporary goods and fast fashion, we want items that last. We want things that are finely crafted and made using materials of the highest standard.

Designing your shoes using a 3D customizer allows for this higher quality. It turns your product into a handmade work of art, an artifact that you know will last. There is immense attention to detail which ensures the durability of your shoe.

This potent combination of quality, value, and choice is what makes the future of footwear. So put your best foot forward and start designing your shoe now.

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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.

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5 Haircuts For Men With A Receding Hairline

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If you’re noticing that your hair is beginning to thin out, or your hairline creeping back, don’t worry, you’re not alone!

There are ways in which you can help reduce the appearance of a receding hairline, volumize your hair and make you look younger. One such way is by considering a new hairstyle that can completely transform your look.

Let’s take a look at some that can help you look and feel younger!

1. The Comb Over

A comb-over is one of the most popular hairstyles for men who are losing hair. The style is parted at one side and the remaining hair on top is combed to one side, hence the name!

This can be done at either side and gives men the opportunity to cover their balding sports or their receding hairlines with the rest of their hair on top. It adds volume on top, giving the impression that you have more hair than you actually do.

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You also have the choice of length on the sides, although if you’re looking for a more youthful look, it may be an idea to go short on the sides. If you’re more experimental, you can even shave in tramlines or patterns to spruce up the look a bit!

If you’re worried you haven’t got enough hair for this look, there are many professional, qualified businesses that can help, such as a Tampa hair restoration service. Although it’s the most expensive choice, getting a hair transplant is the more permanent solution, guaranteed to make a difference and solve your hairline problems.

2. Slick Back

Using quite a bit of hair product, follow your hairline and comb from the front to the back of your head to create a slick back look. This hairstyle is elegant, neat, and sophisticated and has been worn by many high-profile celebrities such as David Beckham, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brad Pitt.

This hairstyle is great for men of all ages and is particularly useful if you’re aiming to highlight your widow’s peak.

3. Buzz Cut

The buzz cut has come back into fashion with a vengeance! Suitable for all age groups, the buzz cut is a fantastic way of eliminating the noticeability of a receding hairline or bald patches. By cutting your hair the same length all around the head, you’re making the thin and shorter parts of the hair less noticeable.

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You don’t have to experience hair loss to have a buzz cut, but it may be useful to find out if you are losing hair to make it easier to maintain in the future. There are things to look out for if you think you may be losing your hair or your family are susceptible to male pattern baldness, so be sure to check them out!

The buzz cut creates a rugged, but simultaneously neat look, and it’s one of the easiest hairstyles to maintain!

4. Short on Top With A Beard

This is a very popular choice for men susceptible to male pattern baldness. Cutting your hair short on top has the same benefits as the buzz cut, making bald patches and receding hairlines less noticeable. But, by adding a beard, you can compensate for the lack of hair on top!

Growing a beard will draw attention away from the lack of hair on top and acts as more of a statement feature. Beard also opens up more styling options, so you can experiment with your look through facial hair instead of head hair.

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5. Mohawk

You may look at that word and think: absolutely not. But, Mohawks come in many sizes and shapes and can be as eccentric or toned down as you wish. By concentrating your hair on the central strip of your head, you can cover bald spots and redirect attention away from bald spots and receding hairlines.

You can experiment with the back and sides and leave the top as long as you’d like!

Final Thoughts

Hair restorations are an easy, permanent solution to receding hairlines, but it’s not for everyone. So, any of these 5 hairstyles can help you hide your areas of concern and help you create a more youthful look!

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What Are Tactical Pants?

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The type of apparel known as tactical trousers is unique. They have greater utility, are made of sturdy fabric, and feature a few extra components. Unlike camouflage pants, they are usually plain and are often suitable for wearing in both extreme and urban conditions. To take full advantage of all the benefits of tactical work pants, buy quality pants from the Galls brand.

What makes tactical pants different from regular pants?

There are several factors, each of which is important and without which tactical trousers would be the most common trousers.

● Practicality. Practical tactical gear pants are needed for tactical actions since you need to be effective. They serve to both hide your body and facilitate your performance. They must thus offer a certain degree of comfort, mobility, and well-designed pockets for transporting valuables. Design choices should be sensible, and there shouldn’t be any pointless components. Practicality and versatility are complementary traits.

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● Multifunctionality. Widely adaptable tactical pants should enable you to distribute mission-critical gear to the front, rear, and sides as you see appropriate. Carrying equipment is crucial, but it’s not the only consideration. Furthermore, your pants should protect you from the environment and, most importantly, the opposition. In the end, you want useful pocket designs and materials that can withstand fire and water while still offering some degree of disguise.

● Durability. Military cargo pants need to be strong and able to take more strain than typical. These are work clothing that you wear under challenging circumstances; they are subjected to filth, abrasion, chemical and physical elements, as well as UV radiation. Dynamic tactical circumstances frequently call for quick mobility and repositioning. The groin and knee regions frequently experience the most strain and rip the fastest. For this reason, you need materials that are dependable and long-lasting, such as ripstop textiles and combinations of materials like nylon and cotton or polyester and cotton.

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4 Tips To Dress For Success: Men’s Edition

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Making a good first impression by dressing up could make or break a deal. And in today’s work-from-home world, dressing for success even means putting some thought in, albeit for your reflection in the mirror.

As psychologists report, over and over – success starts with your mindset, and your mind cares about how you feel. So, if you feel successful and you look like success, who’s to stop you?

Are you really selling it with the way you dress? Below are 4 tips to dress for success!

1. Don’t Wear a Clip-On Tie

Clip-on ties are out. In the professional realm, they’re viewed as a lazy alternative to learning to tie a tie. What’s more, a clip-on gives such a poor first impression that it could be your potential employer’s subconscious “no” to your otherwise sturdy resume.

So, if you have a birthday coming up and are looking for gifts for the stylish man, a fancy tie is the way to go.

If neither you nor your man knows how to tie a tie, check out a YouTube tutorial. It will take practice to get it down right, but there’s no excuse to use a clip-on.

2. Stick to Classic Shirts

It’s a good idea to have shirts that will resist the test of time.

Start off with a neutral-colored shirt if you’re at a loss as to how to create an outfit. Neutral colors include black, gray, white, brown, and navy. Lightweight linen is a good option for a more relaxed but dressy look.

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Neutrals are timeless because you can wear them in any season. Plus, they look great with either a suit or jeans. Neutral-colored classic shirts are also easy to match, and you can dress up or down with accessories.

Make sure your shirts are well-fitted to ensure a clean and polished look.

3. Iron Your Clothes

It may not seem like a big deal, but making sure your clothing is clean and pressed actually makes a huge difference. Washing your clothes isn’t enough to make them look fresh and neat.

Ironing your clothes does more for your appearance than just removing wrinkles. You get a more sophisticated look, plus ironing increases your clothes’ longevity because of the high temperature that removes bad smells, protects the lining, and seals the fabric.

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4. Get a Pair of Nice Shoes

Your shoes are a basic part of your outfit that makes a huge difference to your look. When looking for a pair of shoes, pick something that will go with many types of events and occasions.

Black or brown shoes go well with a wide range of colors. Go extreme and opt for black or cream, and you should still be able to coordinate with anything in your closet.

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For casual days, choose elegant sneakers. They’re trendy but still dressy enough to go with your outfit.

And of course, take good care of your shoes so they last you years. Keep the leather and suede in good condition by polishing and shining from time to time. Invest in a cleaning kit to give your shoes the care they deserve – they take you everywhere!

Final Thoughts

Staying up-to-date with the hamster wheel of style trends as a successful man is nearly impossible. However, using a couple of tricks of the trade to keep your closet timeless and functional can make styling your outfits easy. You might even find yourself the best-dressed man in the room.

Take a step in the right direction – your success might just start in your closet!

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