Month: October 2013

Watch: How to Pick the Right One

Ask anyone and they will tell you that the single most important accessory for any stylish man is the watch; it’s an investment and an essential piece of a man’s wardrobe. Wearing a nice watch can convey the message of a smart, confident, successful, well put together man. However, how do you pick the right watch for you? Here are a few tips for choosing the perfect watch for your style.


Wearing a nice watch can convey the message of a smart, confident, successful, well put together man.

1. When deciding what kind of timepiece will work for you, take a look at your lifestyle. It is a good idea to have different watches for work and play. When buying a dressier watch, stick to something classic or something that will last a longer period of time than a trendy watch.

2. You should also consider what kind of wrist you have when choosing a watch. In general, men have three types of wrists: hairy, large or thin. This is important to consider when picking out a watch that will suit you.

3. If you have hairy wrists you should avoid timepieces that have a metallic bracelet with links. These can catch and pull your arm hair. Instead, opt for a watch with a leather band such as the Hermés Cape Cod or Anstead Oceanis.

4. If you have large forearms, consider getting a watch with a larger face. Look for something with a diameter of at least 50mm. A timepiece with small or medium faces on large forearms will look out of place and could appear silly. Your watch should stand out and enhance your look. Esquire Magazine recommends trying the U-Boat U-42 Chrono for your hefty wrist.

5. The last type is a man who has thin or small wrists. Just like men with large forearms, men with a thin or small wrist will look funny wearing a giant faced watch. If you fall into this category, consider going with a timepiece that has a narrower watch face, like the 38.5mm Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Calissique’s.

6. Once you’ve decided on the size of watch for your wrist, it’s time to consider if you want an analog or digital timepiece. While digital watches are easy to read, many feel analog watches are classier and give you a more formal look.

7. Finally, and some may say this is the most important part of choosing a watch, choose what kind of mechanics you want in a timepiece. Do you want a battery operated watch, a quarts watch or a mechanical watch?

Digital watches are powered by an ultra-small watch battery and will need changing every few months while quartz watches are analog devices that run on a tiny, vibrating, electrified quartz crystal. These watches keep extremely accurate time (within a minute each year). Mechanical watches (which are some of the most popular watches) are powered by a complex array of gears and springs. These watches can command a hefty price as a result of their superior craftsmanship. The downside to these timepieces is they lose about an hour a year and must be wound regularly.

In the end, it’s really about your preference, but these are all important things to consider when adding a new watch to your collection.

Have you bought a new watch recently? How did you pick it? We would love to see a photo! Share in the comments below.

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Fashion Tips for Men

Fashion and style have always been associated with women, but now it’s becoming more common for the average man to be fashion conscious, too. Men are changing their attitude toward their clothing choices and it shows; many men are now swapping out their basketball shorts and t-shirts for khakis and bow ties. There will always be a time and place for casual attire, however, it’s no longer appropriate for every circumstance. It’s important for men to look great for every occasion and the best way of doing that is to develop their own style. Here are a few tips to help him create a fashionable style.


If you want a flashy look think simple but stylish.

1. Listen To The Experts – If you’re having trouble figuring out your style, a good place to start is to take advice from the experts. Too many men rely on their mothers, girlfriends or wives to tell them what looks good, leaving them with no sense of style on their own. Instead, men end up adopting the style their significant other or family member wants them to have. In order to really develop your own look, listen to the experts. Pick up a copy of a men’s fashion magazine like GQ or check out a blog such as for ideas and tips. After reading a few articles and checking out the photos you’ll be able to see which looks you may want to try out.

2. Keep It Simple – You want a wardrobe that looks great on you but isn’t over done. Don’t dress like a rock star just because that’s what’s trending at the moment. If you want the flashy look, think simpler but stylish. Try sporting a black striped dress shirt with a white blazer, dark jeans, a unique belt and a pair of stylish shoes. Also, don’t overdo it with jewelry or accessories. Remember less is more; try a flashy watch but nothing else.

3. Simple Doesn’t Mean Boring – There’s a reason black and white paired together is classic; they are simple colors but they make a perfect contrast to each other. Try combining the two with a few textures to liven it up. Consider pairing a white shirt, black tie, tweed hunting jacket and jeans together for a casual look.

4. Mix It Up – One of the things that make iconic fashion designer Ralph Lauren’s style classic yet modern is his ability to mix and match patterns and textures. Don’t be afraid to play with your style. Try pairing a check vest with a stripped dress shirt and even add an animal tie. Just be sure you’re using colors that mesh well together.

5. Don’t Shop Alone – We all know women love to shop in groups; it gives them time to bond and help each other pick out the “right” outfit. Men, however, tend to shop alone. Shopping by yourself could put you at a disadvantage because, while it may seem easier, shopping alone as a man makes you a prime target for a sales people. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if they really feel an outfit suits you or if they’re just saying that to get you to buy the piece so they can make a good commission.

Finally, the best way to find your own fashion style is to experiment with clothes. You need to think outside of your comfort zone and try different types of outfits on to see what might look good on you. So many men are afraid to express themselves through fashion and it holds them back. The truth is once you start trying on different options, you’ll see it’s not only fun, but it could attract that special girl you’ve had your eye on!

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CLEVERFIT on Gear Hungry

CLEVERFIT was recently featured on the Gear Hungry website.

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CLEVERFIT on Mike Shouts

CLEVERFIT was recently featured on Mike Shouts, a male-centric blog.

“If looking sharp in formal attire ranks high among your everyday must-do list, then the CLEVERFIT Adjustable Collar Stay is the must-have accessory to keep your shirt’s collars from being the point of a fashion disaster. slot in a plastic items and you know you are putting your style in a Russian roulette – you never know how long it will hold; sure, there’s the metal ones, but ask yourself this: can it fit all of your shirts? we doubt so. so basically, flimsiness and compatibility are big issues that comes between you and looking sharp. with the CLEVERFIT Adjustable Collar Stay, you will never have to worry about those two issues; firstly, it is of stainless steel to give the rigidness that a collar stay needs, and secondly, it is adjustable to fit nearly any collar sizes you can imagine. the latter is an ingenious solution that replaces the many collar stays that you own with just a set (or maybe two, just in case you misplace a set). it can be adjusted to accommodate any collar size in seconds and extendable to almost double of its original retracted length to fit even the biggest collar size, keeping them neat and sharp.” Click here to read the full article.

CLEVERFIT’s Inventor on BlogTalk Radio

Sherif Zaki

Sherif Zaki is an engineer, businessman and entrepreneur who simply got tired of dealing with the hassles of keeping up with numerous mismatched and poorly fitting collar stays. So, he created CLEVERFIT Collar Stays after an “Aha!” moment five years ago while crawling around collecting a stack of collar stays that had fallen on the floor. On September 12, 2013 Sherif was interviewed on the Real Talk with Lee program on BlogTalk Radio. The show is hosted by Lee Avent. Check out the interview here.

CLEVERFIT on The Lifestyle Elite

CLEVERFIT, The Adjustable Collar Stay, was featured on The Lifestyle Elite on September 16th, 2013.

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CLEVERFIT on Electrogent

Cleverfit Collar Stays: Adjustable Stays for Any Shirt

Collar stays are like cufflinks and button studs: small, subtle accessories that a man can use to take his look from good to great. I recently tried the Cleverfit adjustable collar stays, a recent Kickstarter project that successfully raised over $48,000. That’s not too shabby for some collar stays. The Cleverfit PR team reached out to me and asked me if I was interested in writing a review of these collar stays. I like testing stuff like this, so I said sure.

What makes these unique is that they are adjustable in size, which means they will fit (basically) any size collar out there. Click here to read the rest of the article.

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