As gay men we take pride in our closets, some of us, okay those who are fabulous and love clothes. So, as the current SS2015 collections hit the runway we are running around from show to show. Then somehow between coffee, wine, cocktails, and lunches, our lifestyle ends up all over our clothes. Stains. They are awful, especially when you spill coffee on your Roberto Cavalli Jacket, or your nieces start playing with your Prada bag. Yup, life happens. And clothes are meant to be worn, lived in and enjoyed. But, for the sake of looking clean and staying fabulous here are some tips in regards to stains.
In your car, or office keep an emergency kit: a lint brush roller, a tide bleach pen, a sewing kit (for when you have a torrid office affair and your shirt is ripped off and buttons go flying, just kidding), a brand new white button up, and shoe polish.
For those hard stains that need to be addressed right away, here are some home friendly stain removers:
If you heard your grandma talk about using club soda to remove stains, she was right. Also, liquid dishwasher detergent pretty much does the trick as well. For Red wine you can use salt and for ink, use hair spray. Glycerin gets out mustard, and for those of you who get the body oil marks on your shirt collars you can use shampoo. For those gym rats, you can use aspirin dissolved in water for those sweat stains. Sweat is hot, but stained armpits on a shirt is not.
Yup, it is that time of year again. We are pulling out our Sperry's or other boating shoes. We are making sure we still fit into our seersucker shorts, and starching our white shirts. It comes every May, and it never fails us. After months of prepping for Summer, we are officially ready to test out our summer beach bodies. How do we do this? Boating! Boating is a great way to test your body out because it is just you and your friends. You aren't on a crowded beach, or an awkward pool party where you are hesitant to go shirtless. Boating is the ultimate way to test out your body and work on your tan. The great party about sailing, or yachting, is the fashion. From the blazers, to the classic nautical colors of white, navy, red and tan to the textiles. Regardless, boating season is a great way to test out your summer body and transition into your summer wardrobe.
Now, I am ready to admit that my closet is massive and that I love clothes more than I love most things. A lot of my friends usually find themselves digging through my closet to find the perfect date outfit. Now unless you are going rock climbing, or to a five star restaurant I believe that casual chic, or dressed up dressed down is the best way to go. Reasons being, that if the date is amazing and you decide to go have a drink together, you are basically prepared for any situation.
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