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Why You Should Shop Online for Black Friday

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

1. Long lines

You know it’s love when…the line doesn’t just end at the “Enter here” sign–it extendes, or travels rather, past the entry sign, down the hall, through the Children’s department, passes a different register, and ends next to a drafty door with foreign tourists traipsing back and forth through the entryway. Love, right?

 

2. Heavy coats mixed with air conditioned, crowded rooms

Whilst one your way to the actual store, you’re bundled and cozy, warm and confident. Then you step into a department store sauna, and suddenly your forehead begins to perspire, your hands sweat, the silk blouse you’re wearing underneath saturates itself with your sweat, and then your great “Black Friday” hairdo gets dampened by the humid breath all around you.

 

SHOP ONLINE.

3. Babies and bad mothers

You see a stroller with a baby. Two legs in one stroller hole, the child has a lump of dusty hair in one hand and a lollipop in another, whilst the wandering- sale- seeker- of- a negligent- mother combs through a clearance rack. The baby starts to cry. The mother doesn’t flinch and continues her combing.

SHOP ONLINE.

 

4. Crappy music on the loud speakers

Because there’s only so many times you can hear jingle bells and not think of the lack of jingling dough in your wallet.

5. Traffic

Red light. Blue light. Green light. Middle finger. Grandma in Cadillac up ahead. Stopped to fix the lens on her scratched glasses. Yellow Light. Red Light. Blue sirens. Stop. Go. Stop.

 

6. Sales tax

A $160 item ends up becoming $200 somehow. What’re you guys just making up the sales tax now?

7. Bad customer service

“Hi, can you tell me the price of this?”
“Um, doesn’t it say??”
Look through the item over, turning it every which direction to find the price.
“Oh, yeah no it doesn’t. Can you price check it for me?”
Eye roll. Fifteen minutes later.
“We can’t sell it now, because it doesn’t have a price tag.”

Oh goodness…bejesus.

SHOP ONLINE.

 

8. Gum chewing, eye rolling cashiers

Walk up to the register. No response to your human presence. Chatter with co-worker. Gum snapping.
“You have ______ credit card?”
“No.”
“Oh, do you want one?”
“No, thanks.”
“Do you want _____ discount card?”
“No, thanks. Just these.”
“Well, if you ______, and then _____, you get ______.”
“No, really thank you. Just this.”
“Whatever.”
Resume chatter with co-worker disrespectfully. No response once you get your receipt and actually walk away.
“Um, have a good day?”

SHOP ONLINE.

Why Being in NYC During Fall is The Best

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Let’s face it–living in New York City is just somehow better than other places. Now we’re not New York snobs over here, but the best season to possibly live in NYC would hands down be fall.

Something about the bitter chill, the warm subway nooks, the street lights coming on at 5pm, and the colorful leaves in Central Park that make the hustle and bustle all worth while.

 

1. The landscape views (from your fire escape, friend’s balcony, rooftop).

 

THE LIFE

THE LIFE

 

2- Trees in Central Park.

 

3- The opening(s) of ice skating rinks.

Hockey Cufflinks

Go get your Ice Hockey On…

 

4- The “new” lights–or shall we say, newly added?

 

Light Switch Cufflinks

What New Yorker doesn’t love ConEd?

5. You actually feel somewhat cozy on a crowded train

Just a regular fall day in the city…

Just a regular fall day in the city…

6- Happy hour seems to start earlier, but only because it gets darker earlier.

 

7- Fall colors go best up against a concrete jungle.  Ever notice that your muted clothes look so good up against a background of brick?  What’s up with that? FALL is what’s up with that…

 

Bricks Cufflinks

New York Loves Brick

 

8-New Yorkers seem to look better in boots and scarves.  We’re not the most attractive bunch without them. Think: if we were in Miami how out of place we’d all look? New Yorkers are not made for bikinis and speedos, so it seems.

 

9- Football season in HD at every bar/ friend’s apartment.  It’s always on the screen, reminding you of comfort, ale, and  evening banter–even if you’re not that into football.

Palladium Washington Redskins Cufflinks

Even when it’s over, there’s still the Superbowl to look forward to. Try these Washington Redskins Cufflinks

 

10- Even if there’s a blizzard, you can still get delivery–at any time of the day or night. Take that suburbs.

 

Gourmet Cufflinks

Access to world renowned chefs at all hours? What’s the point of going out? Check out our Gourmet Chef Cufflinks

Ten Signs That She’s Not That Into You

Monday, November 18th, 2013

We’ve all been there. Well, most of us have anyways–circling the question of whether or not that “someone” is really into you or just playing you for a fool. For the various reasons she keeps you around, here are the sure, tall tell signs that she’s really, just not that into you.

1- Doesn’t hold your gaze or look into your eyes. If a woman is really into you, she’s definitely going to want to stare in those baby blue/brown/greens for longer than a few seconds at a time.

2- “Hey I have to call you back”–and then doesn’t. This one is kind of obvious, yet most humans want the best from people and expect the best. “There’s no way that he/she can’t be into ME?” Sorry to break it to you, we’re no psychologists over here, but–she’s not that into you.

CUFFLINKS STERLING RABBIT

LOOKS LIKE YOU WON’T BE _______ LIKE RABBITS TONIGHT

3- Talks about other men when she’s with you. If she’s yapping about Gary and Tom, her straight guy friends, or references that she still may or may not be in love with her ex boyfriend–she’s not that into you.

4- Not into make-out sessions…with you. Kissing= magic. Without it, you just don’t have the spark.

5- You see new photos of her with other guys on Facebook. Should I say more?

I LOVE CUFFLINKS

I LOVE YOU CUFFLINKS” Think to yourself, would she ever say this and mean it?

 

6- She asks for grooming/ fashion advice more than she should. If she does, she sees you more like a guy friend and definitely not a lover. With lovers, mystery is always better, at least in the beginning.

7- She openly flirts with the waiter or bartender. Either she’s not that into you, or she wants to make you jealous. Either way, you don’t need a lady like that.

8- Never brings up her parents, let alone bring you up to them. If she’s never mentioned you EVER to her parents, chances are, you don’t stand a chance.

PDA SMARTPHONE CUFFLINKS

She’s into her Smartphone more than you, huh? She’s not that into you.

 

9-  If she seems constantly distracted when you’re telling her a story. (She’s checking her phone, the door, her plate, her fingernails…way more than she’s checking you out.

10- She says “I like you, really. Just, as a friend…”.

A friend is a friend is a friend. And that is all it will ever be, so move on. If she actually has to say it, then there’s really no chance of you getting the girl. It’s one thing for friendship to turn into romance, but when it’s openly verbalized…well, there you go.

7 Things to Consider BEFORE Your Job Interview

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

1. Print your resume on good quality printing paper. Not card stock paper, nothing floral or fancy, just good quality printing paper than doesn’t “slop” over in your hand when reading. If the paper flops, you’re probably a flop too.

2. Don’t walk in with a drink in your hand. It looks unprofessional. Of course, this goes for food as well. As much as we all LOVE our Starbucks, leave it in the trash can at the door. And make sure you follow up with a mint.

Greek Coffee Cufflinks

Instead, bring along these Greek Coffee Cup Cufflinks

3. Own your craft–you are the expert at what you do, always remember that. Fake it until you make it.

 

4. Firm Handshake–this goes without saying, but we have to say it anyways. Actually, anytime you meet someone remember this, for bejesus sake…

Bustling Stock Market Silver Cufflinks

Remember that your cufflink choice should reflect your personality/career choice. If you’re in finance, try these Bustling Stock Market Silver Cufflinks

5. Wear one fashion signature piece. If you’re wearing a traditional black/ blue suit, make sure you show off your personality just a bit. Cufflinks are obviously a great way to do this, because they’re understated, but when noticed, can say a world about you. If you’re a musician, go for guitar cufflinks, etc.

EXTRA BONUS: If you can want to show him/her any files, .pdfs, powerpoints, excel sheets, etc. NOTHING looks cooler than reaching for your wrist, unlatching your cufflink/usb drive, and popping it into your laptop at a meeting. Plus it’s a good conversation starter. Take these Antique USB Drive Cufflinks as an example:

Antique Gold Oval 4Gb Usb Flash Drive Cufflinks

ANTIQUE GOLD OVAL 4GB USB FLASH DRIVE CUFFLINKS

6. Have a copy of your personal and professional references on hand with phone numbers, ready to go. That way, if they want to follow up immediately after you leave, they can.

 

7. Be conscious of your social media presence BEFORE you walk into the office/ interview. Your potential new boss has already, most likely done his/her research and Google the hell out of you. Have ready-to go answers for any embarrassing tidbits that may be circulating around the web. This can go either way–it can work for you or against you, it’s all how you play it.

 

 

Advice Fit for the Classy Gentlemen

Monday, July 30th, 2012

 

 

Guest Speaker: Lady Speaks A lot

Some of our favorite CLM patrons have been writing to us asking about a list of “ core rules every gentleman should follow.” Is there anything that every cosmopolitan man should know? Has he been left in the dark about anything while the women of the world are conspiring against him? Any core list of rules that he may or may not be aware of, for which the universe cries, “contend to this!” So we thought we’d take a little break from fashion and the likes, just to bring it back to earth for you. Our guest speaker, Lady Speaks A lot, is a middle aged New Yorker living on the Upper East Side, bent on the following rules. Her motto? “The glass is always half spilled. Normally on my new white dress.” Favorite Motivational speaker? Nietzsche. You get the picture…

Advice Fit for the Classy Gentlemen

1. Always well dress up and wear some Superhero cufflink because women’s like superheros, and than  get up for a lady on a train/bus/any mass transit. If you are healthy and capable, it’s time to get up. Yes, you! Get UP!

Enamel Double Decker Bus CufflinksEnamel Double Decker Bus Cufflinks

2. Ask women out to dinner. Sound complicated, right? Men have been doing it for decades! No, we don’t want to watch a movie at home with you, or just “hang out,” or meet at your boys’ house, or get completely wasted together. How about start with a simple, nice…dinner.

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3. Make a decision. Whether it’s to put $5 or $15 in the gas tank, cross on 92nd or 95th, Indian or Chinese, Black dress or green one, help us help you…make a decision. Please don’t have us stand there at the convenience store for fifteen minutes while you decide on which kind of gum you want…it’s embarrassing.

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4. Never, ever, ask the bartender what you should be drinking for the evening. Just order. Vodka or rum. Beer or gin. If you can’t decide what to drink for the night, how can we trust you to decide on future house decorations and future children names?

5. Know the original authors of “misshapen forms of well-seeming chaos” and “that which does not kill us makes us stronger.” And here’s a hint: they’re not singers.

Homer Simpson: Not My Fault CufflinksHomer Simpson: Not My Fault Cufflinks

6. Know how your lady likes her coffee. Ask once. And remember it always. Don’t ask every time you get up to make her a pot.

7. Have a license. If a man can’t drive, well…a man can’t drive.*

8. Have at least one subscription to something. We don’t really know why this is important, but it is. Even if it’s Playboy, just order something read-able. Well, actually, no, Playboy isn’t acceptable either. Try the Economist or New York Times for starters.

9. Don’t drink out of a straw. Ever.

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10. Be Kind, Rewind. This also includes Netflix movies, Premium movies on Demand, etc. Because, sometimes you just have to rewind.

*Some of you at home may be wondering what’s the deal with number seven. It is actually quite a problem in some parts of the world…like New York.