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Five Beach Spots on the East Coast

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

 

Ocean City, Maryland

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By far, Ocean City Maryland is one of the best beaches on the east coast. It’s labeled a “family” beach, but gets rocking after hours. The main beach during peak summer months is fairly crowded, but perfect for people watching, especially on the boardwalk, which stretches for a couple miles. On the boardwalk you’ll find shops, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, an amusement park, and more. There’s, of course, the standard miniature golf places, but the place really boasts the best MARYLAND CRABS and seafood. Check out Hoopers on your way in on the the main bridge and of course, the infamous nightclub/day bar Seacrets. You can drink in rafts all day at Seacrets, get lunch or dinner, and get your fill of tan, youthful bodies.

There’s also nearby historic village Berlin and secluded Delaware beaches less than a few miles away.

Siesta Key, FL

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What to say about this miniature paradise…Siesta Key boasts some of the finest sand in the world, extra white, with bath-temperature like water. It’s not a big party town, but it’s a perfect little paradise to relax, sip a cocktail, lounge with a loved one, and take a raft out for hours to lay out in the Gulf of Mexico. In the evening, the downtown area has some cool tiki bars with a decent nightlife.

Myrtle Beach, SC

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Far Rockaway, NY

One of best aspects of this beach is that it’s technically still in New York City. Shocker. Well, we were shocked here at Cufflinksman, because it simply takes about an hour train ride from the Upper East Side in Manhattan and…you’re there. A little secret though…once you get off the A train, make a left around one of the blocks to hop on a city bus that takes you (about another 10 minute ride) to a more secluded, public beach called Fort Tilden. It’s clean, the water is nice, and you can have lunch on 5th avenue, shop at Barneys, and go surfing all in one day. We told you it’s cool to be a New Yorker.

Cape May, NJ
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Here’s what the folks at Fodor’s Travel Intelligence had to say about Cape May:

“Sunset Beach. Cape May, the southernmost point in New Jersey and believed to be the oldest beachfront resort in the country, is also a National Historic Landmark. There are many vacation rentals and beaches to choose from here, but one of the most charming is Sunset Beach, walking distance from the Cape May lighthouse. Here you’ll find plenty Cape May “diamonds” (pebbles of pure, rounded quartz) that have washed up on the shore, and your kids will love hunting around for them. Be sure to drive—or better yet bicycle—the 3 mi to the south end of Sunset Boulevard for the sunset flag ceremony held from June through September.”

Post-Memorial Day Essentials

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

 

 

Summer Essentials that are…essential.

Self tanner. Only because you don’t want to be the only one half naked at the beach without a shimmering glaze. A slight tan makes you look thinner and hides imperfections–so use generously, but carefully. We recommend Neutrogena’s Mist Spray. It’s around $9-12 dollars and can easily be picked up at any drug store.

Tan is better.

Neutrogena's Mist Tanning SprayA classic beach bag, with a twist. Or a stripe. Or many stripes. Hey, it’s like the classic nautical way, right? This one from Target is around $30 (however there is no price listing online, so you have to get it in the actual store). Functional, unisex, and beach-approved.

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A new tank. Optimized for the beach, of course. This one from PacSun is light weight, inexpensive, and will go with just about any color shorts. Wear it with white shorts/relaxed slacks, a red bathing suit bottom, or even khakis. Can also be unisex…because you and your girlfriend love to share clothes, right?

On the Byas Eddy TankOn the Byas Eddy Tank from PacSun

Get the basics

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A new water bottle. Like a new-age, swanky cool one. Read this awesome description: “Platypus plusBottle Handheld Hydration Based on the supreme versatility of the original Platy bottle, Platypus has upgraded the Platy-plus bottle to make it the finest one-liter vessel on the planet. First, they created an all-new film that is softer and more flexible, yet even more durable for added value. Then added an all-natural, silver-ion based anti-microbial called SlimeGuard, to help keep the taste-free films gunk-free too. Together with a more ergonomic shape and a handy carry loop, you just won’t find a better bottle on earth.” And all for $12.

Platypus PlusBottle 1-liter Water Bottle with Push/Pull Cap

Platypus PlusBottle 1-liter Water Bottle with Push/Pull Cap

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The Lure of the Hoodie

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

 

Let’s stop the stigma of the “hoodie” in its tracks–There are many ways to wear the comfortable attire, even in a professional setting. Let’s stop the stereotype associated with this clothing and incorporate it into our daily wardrobe.

So how can you wear it?

Of course the “hoodies” we have shown here are from American Apparel and frankly, aren’t worth the extra dollar, but we’re using them as examples. You can go to your local Target, Walmart, discount store and pick up something similar. Just make sure you get at least one size down so it’s a little snug and fitted.

Over a Collared Shirt

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Zip Hoody from American Apparel

By picking a neutral color, like this Beige Hoodie from American Apparel, and donning it on top of a collared shirt, you can maintain an ultra-sophisticated, yet laid back look. Make sure the hoodie is slim-cut and fits your frame, or you’ll zap the “sophisticated ” part from the statement and be left with”laid-back.”

At the Beach

Dov's Hoody, by American Apparel

Dov’s Hoody, by American Apparel

Red at the beach is ultra-suave. Even bright orange will do the trick. There are so many colors to choose from, but nothing is worse than a dark/black hoodie at the beach–so opt for lighter colors to save yourself from the sun.

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With a pair of Dockers and Shorts

Fine jersey Zip Hoody from American Apparel

Fine jersey Zip Hoody from American Apparel

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Rayne Boat Shoe

Rayne Boat Shoe by Dockers

Ah, nothing says summer like a pair of Dockers (on a dock!) coupled with a pastel hoodie. Relax in style this beach season.

To A Baseball Game

Palladium Philadelphia Phllies Cufflinks, MLB

Palladium Philadelphia Phillies Cufflinks

Wear it to a baseball game!

Way to represent your team without spending a fortune on the entire jersey and get-up? Simply sport your favorite team’s main color by rocking a hoodie for the day–you get bonus fan points if you couple it with a collared shirt and MLB cufflinks.

On the Street

Striped Fleece Zip Hoody

Striped Fleece Zip Hoody

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The hoodie is the perfect everyday wear–wear it on the street, to the bank, light/dark colors…it doesn’t matter! Don’t let stereotypes get the best of fashion. Step forward and wear your hoodie with pride. And let’s not forget the memory of Trayvon martin–let’s turn the hoodie into a symbol of peace and love, not hate and judgment.

Spring Trend Report

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

 

GQ.com recently uploaded their Spring Trend report for 2012–and they hit the mark. GQ Writer Jim Moore features a series of over 100 looks taken straight from the runway and we’ve chosen just a few to highlight here.

The Blue Suit

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Blue and Purple Lotus Silk TieBlue and Purple Lotus Silk Tie

The blue suit is perfect for spring and well into summer. Just because the weather brightens and the air warms up, doesn’t mean you’re exempt from wearing a suit to the office, partner meetings, and business dinners. Instead of heavy woolen and dark fabric, opt for something lighter like linen, preferably colored in light blue.

The All-American Look

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There’s something ultra-classic about a pair of rugged jeans coupled with a jean jacket. Incorporate the new trends with this look, such as rolling up with pant leg slightly and pairing it with a brightly colored shoe.

Striped Knit Wear

Nautica, Spring 2012Nautica, Spring 2012

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Stripes always make a comeback every few years, but this season we’re seeing them on knitwear, which is pretty cool for spring. They are popping up on ties and accessories, like this Nautica look for spring.

The Suede Wingtip

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Ah, enough about this shoe already, right? No! The chic comeback of the wingtip cannot be reckoned with. Get a pair, any color, this spring.

A Little This, Little That: 6 Ways to Stay Looking Good

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

What are six ways to stay looking fresh and maximize your personal appearance? We’ve taken some tips from Askmen.com and put them all together in a grand stew, churned them out, and here we have some top tips for you to mull over:

Tan
And we’re not talking Jersey Shore here men. Just something light and simple, so your blue veins aren’t showing underneath your translucent skin. Try Jergen’s Tinted Moisturizing Lotion that will give you a natural looking tan in about three days. Apply it all over the body after the shower, just lie you would any other lotion, but make sure to thoroughly wash your hands afterwards…if you don’t, you’ll have little orange stains in the crevices of knuckles, in between fingers, etc.

Bermuda 10 Cent Lily Cufflinksif you can’t afford a trip to Bermuda right now, try a tanning bed and these Bermuda 10 Cent Lily Cufflinks

If you have a big nose, part your hair to one side. Of course this only works if you have long-ish hair or enough to at least part. But parting it to one side minimizes the ultra-symmetrical look that highlights your rather large nose and doesn’t put it in the spot light so readily.

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Grow a beard. It makes a small chin and facial structure look more masculine. (And use facial hair to define a round face)

Wear colors that complement your eyes (i.e. if you have blue eyes, go for light blue shirts. Green…green sweaters, accessories.)

Blue Textured Collared Shirt, Daniel DolceBlue Textured Collared Shirt, Daniel Dolce

Chew Whitening Gum after meals. Yes, you heard right. Chewing whitening gum can release/get rid of some of that plaque or grim around teeth after meals. Just make sure it’s sugar-free, because it kind of defeats the purpose if it’s not. And it will add some whitening shine to your 60 watt smile.

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Change your razor blades regularly. All that bacteria builds up between the blades and goes right back on your skin in the next use. Shaving also reduces a minimal top layer of skin, so by adding extra bacteria to that new skin, you’re just asking for trouble. Buy extra packs of blades and switch out every week (or four to eight shaves).

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