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Choosing the Perfect Belt and Deciding How Many to Own

Though you might pay little attention to your belt, it serves some important purposes in your daily looks.  A great belt keeps your pants perfectly planted around your waist so your outfit stays intact all day long.  A strong belt choice also adds continuity to your look while offering you a subtle way to show off your personality.  All too often, men choose their belts as an afterthought.  They’ll wear the same belt day in and day out, slide on a dress belt for casual affairs, and choose the wrong material for the texture of their outfit.  It’s time to recognize the importance of a well-made belt.  Once you do, you can choose the perfect one and line up a few special belts that suit your every need.

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5 Things to Know Before Boating for the First Time

5 Things to Know Before Boating for the First TimeWith Memorial Day just off in the distance, it’s almost time for sun-filled days out on the open seas.  If you’re an experienced boater, you already know the drill.  But if you’re a first-timer, there’s a few basics you need to understand before your initial outing.  Boating is about more than cracking open a cold one, listening to your favorite tunes and sunbathing.  You need to consider everything from proper attire and safety precautions to laws and regulations.  Here’s a quick checklist to heed before planning your first trip.

 

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The Best Ways to Carry Cash While Traveling

The Best Ways to Carry Cash While TravelingSummer is a season when most Americans hit the road for their annual vacations.  Whether it’s a road trip across the country or an international expedition, all travelers have one thing in common—a need to keep their money safe.  Taking cash on vacation is a great way to stick to a daily spending budget and avoid racking up credit card debt.  However, it can be intimidating to carry a large amount of money in your wallet.  From pickpockets to overspending, your travel cash can be a big liability.  If you’re determined to keep your money protected, consider these options.

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Comfortable Clothing for Canoeing

Comfortable Clothing for CanoeingCanoeing is one of the most popular spring pastimes.  With the threat of winter behind you, it’s time to paddle out on the nearest river or lake.  Though canoeing seems like a relatively quiet way to spend an afternoon, it’s more physical than you’d expect.  Plus, you need to be prepared for every scenario, including that unexpected dip in the water if your canoe tips over.  To make sure you’re as comfortable as possible, be sure to heed the following tips when dressing for your canoeing trip.

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5 Fun Things to Do Outdoors for Spring

5 Fun Things to Do Outdoors in Spring main imageSpring is officially here.  You’ll probably hear people talking about the vernal equinox and shifts in weather patterns.  None of that is important.  What really matters is the return of sunny days.  You’ve spent January and February binge watching Narcos on your couch and pounding back pale ale while you watched the game at your local bar.  But now it’s time for a change.  After being cooped up inside all winter, it’s time to get back outdoors.  If you’re at a loss for how to get started, try these activities.

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The Best Buckle Materials for the Outdoors

The Best Buckle Materials for the Outdoors

Since the beginning of time, belts have been fastened with metal buckles.  Literally since the beginning of time.  Tracing back to the 7th century, metal buckles were used as a form of decorative fashion.  They were often carved with elaborate designs before evolving into the standard issue buckle of today.  Though tradition dictates metal buckles, they can be problematic for men with metal allergies, and they can be unfashionable.  Not to mention, they can be a real source of pain at the airport.  Luckily, new buckle materials are relieving some of the headaches associated with metal buckles.

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Sunday Best: Creative Ways to Dress Up Young Boys for Easter

Creative Ways to Dress Up Young Boys for Easter main imageWith Easter just around the corner, it’s time to figure out what to wear for the annual holiday.  Unlike other holidays, Easter brings with it a specific dress code steeped in bold colors, light fabrics, adventure and elegance.  Surely, Dad will dress himself in a suit with a bright tie or pocket square.  If he’s brave enough, he might even go for a lightly colored ensemble in pastel blue or white.  But what about your little guy?  Considering the bulk of the day’s activities (i.e. Easter egg hunts) will probably revolve around him, he should be dressed for success.

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Best Bags and Wallets to Lighten Your Load on the Road

Best Bags and Wallets to Lighten Your Load on the Road main imageWhenever you fly, you probably notice the increasing number of people with carry-on luggage.  These people are focused on simplification.  Whether they’re headed off to London for a week or Dallas for a day trip, these people understand the value of traveling light, and they’ve purchased the necessary luggage to do so.  Don’t look at them with scorn as they try to shove their rolling suitcases into the overhead compartment.  Follow their lead.  Invest a little extra in some bags and wallets that can help you lighten your load when you’re away from home.  You’ll be amazed at how much easier travel becomes.

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Camping Is as Popular as Ever; Here's Why

Camping is as Popular as Ever main imageIn this current age of interconnectivity, communing with nature doesn’t seem like a priority for many.  We’re glued to our newsfeeds, losing hours of our days to trending topics and viral videos.  We’re more apt to spend our nights with Chewbacca Mom than sprawled out on a patch of grass under the stars.  But contrary to what digital trends might suggest, camping is at an all-time high.  It seems there are millions of us who want to log off and get back outdoors.

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Get the Most Out of Your Family's Fishing Trip

Get the Most Out of Your Family's Fishing TripFor many families, a fishing trip represents several things.  It’s an opportunity for the entire unit to bond.  It’s a chance for the dad to pass on intergenerational skills to his children.  And most important, it’s a way to keep fresh food on the table.  Though successful fishing trips require focus and proficiency, that doesn’t mean they can’t be enjoyable.  The next time you and your family head to your favorite fishing spot, heed these tips to make the most of your trek.

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