Skills Every Guy Should Know

There are some things we are born with, and some things we have to learn. For guys, there tend to be a few basic skills we learn at a young age. These include fishing, hunting, and knowing when to stop talking in an argument. As we age, we start realizing there are many other skills we need to learn, either from someone else or have to teach ourselves. In this age of YouTube, you can find a tutorial on almost anything. You don’t really need to know any skill in too much depth, it’s just a click away.

But there are plenty of basic skills you should know because you won’t always be near a computer. If you don’t know the following skills, take a few hours to learn them. It will save you tons of time, money, and headache in the future.

Changing a Tire
This is a given! There will come a time when you need to change your own tire, or want to help a stranded driver. It will save you a lot of money as well. Having to call a tow company to change your tire can cost much more than you think.

Changing Oil
Getting the oil changed in your car is a must. It can cost over $100 at an auto shop, but doing it on your own it will cost just the oil and tub for clean up.

How to Match Clothes
If you want to make a great impression, a stylish outfit is needed. If your clothes don’t match, you may not notice, but others will.

Stop a Running Toilet
There’s no need to call a plumber for this simple fix. You will save tons of money by learning to fix this mess.

How to Filet a Fish
If you are a fisherman, you should know this skill. You will be able to safely consumer any fish you catch if you learn to filet one.

How to Drive Stick Shift
Even if your car isn’t a stick shift, it’s fun to learn. Maybe you’ll become a valet and need to know this. Or maybe you will inherit a Ferrari that only runs in manual.

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Top Men’s Hairstyles

Have you been keeping up with the latest trends in men’s hairstyles? Man buns are in, as is the undercut, and top knit. These styles have become popular just recently, so don’t be surprised if you start seeing guys sporting these soon. You may even want to try one out yourself. The infographic below from Hairstyleonpoint will help you visualize each of these top styles. So you will know a pompadour from a side part. These styles may not last forever (remember the last time guys had pony tails? Yeah we don’t want to remember either). So get in on these trends while they last.

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Grooming Gifts for Guys

Many girls love shopping for personal care items, whether it’s lotion, face cream, makeup, hairstyling products. This isn’t the same for guys. It seems like there really isn’t a lot out there made for me, but that’s totally false! There is a growing trend of guys getting into grooming and keeping up their appearance. You will look fresh, and feel good with these grooming products.

Swiss Army Hanging Travel Kit
If you travel and plan to bring your grooming products along you will need this hanging organizer. It’s big enough for a full-size bottle of your favorite shampoo, and has multiple zipped pockets.

Boscia Super-Cool De-Puffing Eye Balm
This is made for men and women and works wonders on tired-looking eyes. It will cool and sooth puffiness around the eyes as well as dark circles and fine lines.

Tree Ranger Beardsman’s Kit
This is the ultimate beard guy box. It comes with beard oil, mustache wax, mustache comb, pocket beard comb, large beard comb, boar’s hair brush, and bear trimming scissors. It’s made in the US and comes in a fancy wooden box.

Marc Jacobs Brow Tamer
This soft gel formula will shape and hold your eyebrows all day. If you find your eyebrows are a mess after a few hours out, you need this formula.

Learn to Tie a Proper Scarf

It’s starting to get chilly, even some nights here in Florida it has been hitting the 40s. For those of us living in the northern region of the US, snow has already started falling. It’s time to pull out those winter clothes and bundle up. You want to keep warm as best as possible, but do you know the best way to wear that scarf? There are many ways to tie a scarf, you should learn a few that you can use to keep yourself warm and looking good. This infographic from Real Men Real Style has eleven ways to tie a scarf, and even tells you what temperatures and scarf types each style works best for.tiescarf

The Anatomy of the Shirt

At Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers, we believe that it is essential that your clothes fit you perfectly. This shirt guide from Neat Blog gives tips on how to pick the right dress shirt for your body.

THE YOKES: the entire shirt hangs from here, so if it doesn’t fit right here, you’re in trouble!

THE COLLAR: collar shape should be proportional to the tie you intend to wear and the size of the lapels on your jacket: have a productive discussion about this whilst being measured. to check if it fits, you should be able to a) breathe without your eyes feeling like they are going to pop-out of your head, and b) fit three fingers under your collar at the side of your neck.

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 3.21.17 PMTHE ARMHOLES: big enough to fit your manly arms: ensure that they’re not too high so as to bunch and create discomfort under your arms.

SLEEVES: it’s cool for exactly one time, but make sure your sleeves don’t rip when you flex. You want the shirt to be tight enough to look good, and loose enough to allow for movement. Ensure that your sleeves are long enough to show at the end of your suit jacket (which means you should probably have the jacket you’ll be wearing when getting fitted), but not so long that your shirt bunches and makes you look like a French revolutionist.

THE FRONT: unless you have a large stomach, the front should be close-fitting and flat. You should be able to breathe and stretch without the risk of your buttons popping-off.

THE BACK: for a slim-fitting shirt, have your shirt made with a centre-pleat or darts (both of which can be adjusted for a looser fit or a slimmer profile. A baggy shirt looks floofy and horrible and makes you look like an upside-down pear.

THE CUFF: generally, the cuff should end four and a half inches from the end of your thumb. Cuff lining can add flair and structure to your cuff. If you wear cuff-links, bring them to your fitting.

TAILS: your shirt should be long enough so as to NEVER pop out of your waistband unintentionally. Take advice from those who know what they’re doing on the appropriate length.

 

5 Clothing Tricks to Make Sure Your Clothing Fits

Custom tailoring is almost a lost art, but there’s nothing like having a suit designed to your exact specifications and body or wowing your friends and colleagues with a one-of-a-kind Joseph Wendt suit that no other man in the ballroom – let alone the world – could be wearing.

Joseph Wendt has earned a loyal following among business leaders, executives and major NFL players whose sheer size can create additional measurement challenges. All of them realize the benefits of having their clothes custom made.

At Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers, we take great pride in finding the right fit and style for every man. This info graphic shows exactly what men need to do to make sure their wardrobe fits perfectly. Image

 

To make an appointment for a custom fitting, please call Joseph Wendt at 239.530.0070.

A Note from Joey: Fashion Show Success

JoeyThis past Saturday June 21st was Naples’ inaugural Father & Daughter Fashion Show at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples. 20 dads, dressed in Joseph Wendt Custom Clothier, walked down the runway with their daughters, dressed in clothing from Little Luxe.

The event included a full brunch, a silent auction, children’s activities, and of course the fabulous fashionable dads and daughters. I absolutely loved the opportunity to walk down the runway with my little girl Gianna. It was a great day with lots of laughs and smiles. Not only was it an enjoyable afternoon spent with family and friends, it was all for a good cause. All proceeds from the event went towards the Children’s Museum of Naples, helping kids learn, and play at the museum in future years.

It was an absolute pleasure to be a major sponsor and participant in this inaugural event. It is my opinion that this event will be one of the biggest events of the season in Naples in years to come. I’m honored to be a part of the first one and look forward to it growing down the road.

It’s a great event and I hope people in the community are going to take note of this. The Children’s Museum is also an incredible organization to support. All the sponsors and  Naples Performing Arts Center did a fantastic job of setting up such a wonderful, extended fathers day present for all the dad and daughter duos participating! I can’t wait until next year!

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