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5 Budget Friendly Style Tips For Men

September 14, 2017

The following is a guest post from Peter, a men’s fashion writer at Gentleman Zone magazine from UK and Australia. Besides writing he worked as a grooming consultant for many fashion events around UK & Europe. Today Peter is joining Shopping Brake to share his insights into how men can develop a personal style that will stand the test of time. For more tips follow Peter on Twitter.


5 Budget-Friendly Style Tips for Men

Every man deserves to be dressed well, period. Now, a large number of men may think that in order to look stylish, they have to break the bank, and that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Yes, we are aware that there is an abundance of high-end and high-street pieces that are ridiculously overpriced, but there are also amazing fast-fashion brands that provide every man with the opportunity to be stylish and well put together on a daily basis. To that end, we’ve decided to lend all the gentlemen out there a helping hand with just a few tips and tricks that will make you look like you just stepped off the runway, but at a fraction of the price.

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Shopping Brake — The Book Is Now Available As A Paperback

August 18, 2017

Shopping Brake Book

Now available as a paperback!

Today I’m excited to announce that the book Shopping Brake: Proven tips to stop shopping wrong, and start shopping right for a wardrobe you love is now available as a paperback!

If you have ever done any of the following:

  • Stood in front of your closet and said “I have nothing to wear”
  • Bought something and then tried to hide it because you felt guilty
  • Found clothes in your closet with the tags still on
  • Looked for tips on editing and organizing your closet
  • Struggled to figure out what your personal style is
  • Become bored with your current wardrobe

This book is for you!

Filled with shopping tips, closet organization advice, and insights into the mindset of a shopaholic, Shopping Brake: Proven tips to stop shopping wrong, and start shopping right for a wardrobe you love will provide you with the tools that you need to own a wardrobe that you love.

Check out the Kindle version to read the entire introduction, as well as preview a few additional random pages.  Or grab a print version from any of the following retailers: Amazon | Barnes & Noble Createspace

Thank you for supporting the Shopping Brake Family!

5 Hot Trends For Fall 2017 — For Men

August 14, 2017

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In the past men’s and women’s fashion were quite different.  Men’s fashion operated within a much tighter framework than women’s fashion and rarely featured anything with big silhouettes (ie avant garde) or dramatic statements.  Instead the garments kept the focus on the details of classic pieces with a keen eye to tailoring, and a flair towards military and sportswear styles.

Today the lines between men’s and women’s fashion have become blurred.  Fashion sneakers such as the Adidas Superstar are worn by both men and women alike.  The same can be said for loafers, oxfords, boyfriend style jeans, and tweed blazers.  Plus, men’s clothing is sometimes cheaper than women’s (and better quality), which further encourages crossing over the lines of which sex is wearing what.  In today’s day and age, everyone can wear everything!  That’s why I keep an eye on both men’s and women’s fashion trends.

These are my picks of the 5 hottest trends I’m seeing in the stores for fall — for men:

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Now Available For Your Kindle — Shopping Brake — The Book

July 28, 2017

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Shopping Brake — The Book now available on Kindle!

I’m excited to announce a new addition to the Shopping Brake Family today!

The book Shopping Brake: Proven tips to stop shopping wrong, and start shopping right for a wardrobe you love is now available for your Kindle.  This is a self-help book for 2 types of people: those trying to overcome a shopping addiction and those who wish to improve their wardrobe.  In this comprehensive how-to guide I provide real-world advice about everything related to overshopping and managing a wardrobe, including:

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5 Hot Trends For Summer 2017 — For Men

June 15, 2017

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In honor of Father’s Day coming up this Sunday, June 18, here’s my 5 hot trends for summer 2017 —for men.  If you are stuck on what to get the special man in your life, to both 2 and 4 legged children, maybe this list will give you some gift ideas.

Shopping Brake’s 5 Hot Trends For Summer 2017 — For Men

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She’s Got Shoes, He’s Got T-Shirts

July 10, 2016

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That’s a lot of T-shirts in DH’s closet!

DH has the kind of closet that I can only dream about.  As a minimalist, his closet rods and shelves have all of the room to store the things that he needs, without everything squeezed and squished together.  Yet despite his small wardrobe, every year there is one item that creeps up in number, until the stacks are ready to fall over.  It’s the clothing item every man owns too much of—T-shirts!

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Finding Your Inspiration (Week 53)

November 9, 2014

Postcard from Paris.

A postcard from Paris.

 

What has helped me stay focused on reducing the size of my wardrobe over the past year—inspiration.  These daily, or weekly reminders remind me of my end goal, to own a smaller sized wardrobe filled with clothes that I not only love, but also use.  Here are 2 of my favorite’s:

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