Market Watch and Wardrobe Whisperer talk watches

Whether or not it is intentional, your watch communicates things about you.  Leslie Albrecht from the Wall Street Journal’s digital finance site, Market Watch, asked me to translate what is being said.  (Keep reading, mom, most of my quotes are in the last third of this article): This accessory makes people feel dominant in business […]

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What to wear sky diving

At least once a day, every day, I’m consulted on what to wear while doing/attending SOME thing.  Typically that thing is not sky diving but this past weekend it was; And the question came from within.  The instruction given from the facility was to wear comfortable clothing and lace-up sneakers.  In my world comfort is […]

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WW with Business Insider: How to wear a dress shirt

Men, when the proportions of your dress shirt and trousers make you look like a mushroom, it is time to rethink your strategy.  Luckily for you, Linette Lopez and I sorted things out for Business Insider in a few easy-to-follow steps.  See our latest collaboration here: Gentleman, a few things to keep in mind about […]

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Ask Wardrobe Whisperer: Belt + Suspenders?

Recently I was called in to end a family feud.  It was a father/son showdown regarding suspenders and whether or not they should be worn with a belt.  The answer is that both accessories were designed to keep your pants from falling down and so they should not be worn together.  That would, for us […]

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Fuel to the Fire

Linette Lopez and I have not written together in awhile but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been offended together in awhile.  And so we got our priorities straight (as should you after reading this post) and identified all that needs to be burned from your closet if you work on Wall Street.  Do not delay: […]

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These ends justify the means

If Justification was a college course, there would be a bidding war for my professorial services.  Obviously this is a critical job function for me and therefore a skill I have spent time cultivating.  The fact is that no one likes to feel guilty about spending hard earned money and so often my role is […]

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How To Style A Pumpkin

I learned a few critical things this year at my annual pumpkin carving party: When in doubt, cut it out Apple cider and amaretto is the nectar of the gods It is way more fun to carve a design than to scrape a design into your pumpkin as I did this year (above) This song […]

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Business Insider and Wardrobe Whisperer talk Trump

For me, the photo above is like a red flag to a bull.  Incidentally most often Trump’s ties are red and I’m rather bullish and so you can see how I’m bringing this idiom full circle for you.  The bottom line (which, given the length of his tie, Trump does not believe in) is that […]

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Life Hacking for Packing

Every year we take a week long vacation at my parents’ lake house in upstate NY.  It’s magical for many reasons, not the least of which is that we all drink heavily and pretend to watch each other’s children. (Which, of course, amounts to no one really watching any children and said children jumping wildly […]

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The Essential Weekender

It has not even been two full weeks since school has let out and I already feel worn thin.  God bless you, teachers of the world, for dealing with our kids and their hyperactivity most days of the year.  When I’m not working, I find myself casting about for fun activities on a minute-to-minute basis […]

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