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Man-Up Monday: Stylish Cuts

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Going to Gabby’s Barbershop is like traveling back in time for an hour—Big band jazz classics, pistachio green walls, beards long overdue and too much testosterone. This neighbourhood men’s salon has been in business since the mid-eighties in Belmont, one of Chicago’s hippest areas. You go in, write your name in the chalkboard and wait for your name to be …

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Man-Up Monday: Measuring Yourself for Online Suits

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This could be you… and you don’t even need to get off the couch!   I can confess to my Man-Up Monday readers, right? Well sometimes, I’m shopping online and I forget my measurements, inseam and all. As a fashion student, it’s like going to court and being charged with two counts of “forgetfulness” and four counts of “get your …

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Man-Up Monday: FIFA World Cup 2014 and Mario Goetze

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That’s right, Mario… Bask. Bask in all of your Man-Up Monday glory… Oh, and your victory.   I know all of you football/ soccer fans have heard the news by now! Germany took the win (1- 0) against Argentina in the final play of the FIFA World Cup 2014. Who’s our Man-Up Monday hero, you ask? It’s a man who …

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Man-Up Monday: Facial Hair 2014

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  What are we discussing today? The years have shown us an accessory that’s a must for 2014. Hipsters to gamers, and gamers to business men: Facial hair can serve as a huge role for a fashion-forward man. Sideburns, stubble, handlebar mustaches, and thick beards: Not only are these handsome guys great to look at, they have their own unique …

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Man-Up Monday: White Bucks

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White with a tan sole and heel!   Hello, Man-Up Monday readers! We’re here to tell you about an essential piece for your wardrobe, this summer. Is it a white tee-shirt? No. How about a white blazer? Nope! So yes, both of those are an obvious, “Duh’s!” However, you’re forgetting something… White Bucks! These clean and crisp, laced shoes can …

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Man-Up Monday: GQ’s 2014 Cheap Wardrobe ft. Suraj Sharma

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  Man-Up Monday is here again! Revamping an entire summer wardrobe isn’t often easy on your wallet. What if it could be? Even if it’s just to replace those statement pieces, we all need to do a little shopping this year. GQ’s “30 Under $50” shows a charmingly, handsome way to expand and add color to your wardrobe. Shoes to …

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Man-Up Monday: Au Jour Le Jour Premieres Spring 2015 Men’s Collection

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The Captain Morgan’s pose meets youth…   Premieres are wonderful, are they not? More specifically, we love when brands like Au Jour Le Jour step out of their box and create men’s lines! This is Man-Up Monday, after all. Florence, Italy is expecting its Italian brand this June. They will undoubtedly be participating in the International Menswear Trade Show. Side …

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Man-Up Monday: Limited Edition- Designer Trainers 2014

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Good morning, to all of our Man-Up Monday lovers! Let me first stress the urgency of this information… Can you say, “limited edition?” Ladies, you’re a part of this too! If you haven’t already pre-order, get on it to buy Puma’s BWGH x Puma Darkshadow Pack. This monochromatic trainer is for the mistress of summers colors. The next trainer is, …

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Man-Up Monday: Billy Reid’s Story

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“It was a dream to someday have a shop in New York. When we first started my business, it was something I wanted to do right off the bat. It obviously didn’t happen that way, so I had to be patient and really let things evolve. And then it took us three years to find the right location. We built …

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Man-Up Monday: Obama’s Easter Wardrobe Compilation

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This suit may be neutral in color, but it’s quite charming!   GQ is our source, but Barack Obama’s Easter wardrobe is the topic! I’m going to be equally as harsh as GQ; they make valid points. Two out of four of our Mr. President’s suits weren’t terribly uninteresting… Wait, two out of four… Oh! Unless the grading system changed …

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