Tag: clothes

  • How to Fix a Separated Zipper

    The time will come for all of us sooner or later. You’ll catch yourself putting on a jacket – maybe headed out to see some friends or leaving the office for the day, and your zipper will separate. It just won’t work. If you’re really unlucky, that separated zipper will be your pants zipper, and […]

  • The Geek’s Guide to Picking the Right Shoes

    You’ve asked for it, so now let’s do it: a geek’s guide to picking the right dress shoes! The weather is getting warmer, and you may find yourself needing to put on a suit, or at the very least a shirt and tie (that hopefully we’ve helped pick out) and a pair of slacks, and […]

  • The Proper Way to Press and Fold a Dress Shirt

    Brought to you by the same people who did the video we saw a little while back in The Proper Way to Shine Your Shoes, the folks at garraStyle of the sadly defunct garra.jp style web site have another video that’s as fun to watch as it is enlightening. Now, not all of us have […]

  • The Proper Way to Shine Your Shoes

    I know I mentioned already that I had the opportunity to go on vacation a couple of weeks ago, but if you dive into that piece you’ll find a tidbit about packing uni-tasking items that I’m going to highlight again this week. Like I said in my article, Travel Tips for the Vacation-Bound Geek article, […]

  • Travel Tips for the Vacation-Bound Geek

    Last week I had the opportunity to take a much deserved vacation – I left the world I knew behind, and thanks to the fabulous folks at my girlfriend’s employer, I was treated to an all-expenses (mostly, anyway) paid cruise of the western Caribbean, with stops in Miami, Key West, and finally in Cozumel, Mexico. […]

  • Classy Resolutions to Start the New Year!

    2011 is just around the corner, and while everyone’s certainly making their own New Year’s resolutions – or at least thinking about some of the things they’d like from the new year and behaviors they’d like to change, here at The Classy Geek I decided to think hard about some of the things I’d like […]

  • Happy 1st Birthday to The Classy Geek!

    This week last year, I decided to try a bold new blogging project that was one part GQ, one part Eqsuire, one part Lifehacker, and several parts class. The Classy Geek is designed maglie calcio to give you a source that’s chock full of solid, long-form information that can help you get your act together […]

  • Ties: Revisited – Picking the Right Tie: Part II

    Ever since the launch of The Classy Geek, one of the most popular articles on the site is my first: A Geek’s Guide to Picking the Right Tie. Since then, I’ve gotten comments and e-mails asking me to revisit the topic and help hammer home a few points that I didn’t address in the original […]

  • 3 Things You Shouldn’t be Afraid to Drop Cash On

    If there’s anything we tend to have a hard time spending money on, fellow geeks, it’s our appearance and our diet. Granted, not all of us have this problem – in fact, it’s taken me a lot of work to overcome some of the old mantras about not really blowing money on the “superficial” things […]

  • A Geek’s Guide to Picking the Right Tie

    Resist, my friends – resist the urge to pick up that 8-bit tie (although it is awesome…maybe you can wear it in like-minded company) or wear the striped one that has colors that don’t exist in nature with your solid-color suit. Resist, my fellow geeks, the urge to raid your father’s closet and come out […]