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What Type of Shoe is That?

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We decided it was time to update Soletopia’s Guide to Shoe Terminology with a Dappered-inspired infographic. This was made as a rough guide to help people understand the shoe terms that get thrown around. We’ve covered the Oxford, Blucher, Derby, Balmoral, Saddle, Austerity, Brogue (half, full and quarter), Monk, Spectator & more. We also look at the different toe cap terms such as, the Cap Toe, Medallion & Perforated. More after the break: Read more…

Cheap CREED Alternatives

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If you’ve been reading up on your perfume game, you’ll know that the CREEDs are considered kings when it comes to natural smelling & safe scents.

What we mean by safe is, you can buy a CREED for yourself (or as a gift for someone else) without having to smell it first. Because everyone who smells a CREED fragrance usually loves it. They also smell unique. They don’t smell like the basic fragrances that everyone wears. Which means YOU won’t smell like everybody else. The only downside, these fragrances are very expensive.

But don’t worry. We’ll show you three great smelling alternatives that smell like the real deal…but are much more affordable.

Here we go. Read more…

Ryan Gosling Six Pack Abs Workouts & Diet Plan

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The weather is getting warmer and summer is around the corner, what better time to start getting your beach body ready than RIGHT NOW? Read more…

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Top 10 Fragrances That Get You The Most Female Compliments

Seduce Women, Which fragrance gets the most female compliments?

The question that comes up frequently in the fragrances discussion is, “What scents get the most compliments from women?” Thanks to the Basenotes community, we’ve finally gathered a solid list of the top 10 fragrances that attract the most compliments from women; gentleman, you might be interested in this. Read more…

Pattern Types on Sport Coats – the simple guide


It’s a lot easier finding that ‘perfect’ suit jacket once you know what the pattern is called. Here’s a simple guide to help you in your narrow down the sport coat of your desire. So let’s get right to it. Read more…

What Fragrance would that Fictional Character Wear?

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

We are all intrigued by celebrity perfumes but how about the perfumes worn by the characters they play? We can’t always relate to the celebrity. We try to paint a picture of whom they really are but the media can twist that image around. In reality, we usually know very little about them; we perceive them based on their movie roles.

Instead of asking what the top 10 celebrity perfumes are we should be asking, ‘what fragrance would [fictional character] wear?’ Read more…

Nucky Thompson’s Wing Tip Shoes in Boardwalk Empire

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HBO’s gangster drama, Boardwalk Empire, brings the viewer life in the 1920’s. Bootlegging, extortion, gambling and other illegal and violent forms of making money during the prohibition are displayed.

This show provides an amazing storyline, top-notch acting (due to the superior cast) and brilliant costume design. One more thing we forgot to mention, Boardwalk Empire is produce by Martin Scorsese! Read more…

Bane’s Coat from Dark Knight Rises


The hype began after last week’s release of the Dark Knight Rises trailer. The movie looks incredible, the special effects are amazing (especially the football scene) and Bane’s (Tom Hardy) coat – it seems like everyone wants one. We’ve dug up some dirt over the last few days and we’ll let you know exactly what type of coat this is and where you can get one. Read more…

Mad Men Shoes Style Guide


The 1960’s based show, Mad Men, has already won 13 Emmys and 4 Golden Globes in the 4 seasons it’s been airing. The term Mad Men was coined in the late 1950’s, describing advertising executives of Madison Avenue. Why would anyone want to dress like Mad Men? Read more…