The Power Of Personal Branding, Authenticity, And Entrepreneurship With Mike Payne

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They can smell you from a mile away… And it has nothing to do with your cologne. People can ALWAYS tell when you’re trying to be something you’re not. “Everyone wants the original. They don’t want a duplicate of something else or a slightly less awesome alternative.” – Mike Payne. Before we dive into the importance of personal branding and business, let’s discuss who Mike Payne is for a second. Mike is a creative strategist, part-time sneakerhead, and co-founder of ThisIsFancy.ca He and his team help startups and small businesses develop notable brands and meaningful, human-centred experiences. He’s so cool […]

How To Become More Charismatic With Your Natural Personality

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How to become more charismatic with your natural personality Have you seen those guys? They’re the life of the party. When they walk into a room, everyone notices. Somehow everyone seems to like them even if they just met. Women want to talk to them and other men envy them. I used to envy those guys too, until I realized that charisma is a skill any gentleman can learn. Just like learning how to dress well, you can develop a magnetic personality too. And you can do it while staying true to your natural personality. Over the last few years […]

Why These Common Office Style Mistakes Could Be Hurting Your Career

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Fun, laid-back, and successful… Who doesn’t want their style to reflect those personality traits? If you’re someone who takes their career seriously, isn’t it worth paying attention to ALL of the factors that influence your success or failure at work? Of course your expertise is one of the most important ones, but there are other details that play a role. How you show up and present yourself is also a reflection of your inner-dialogue. If you care enough about landing your dream job, getting a raise, or being a offered a promotion, you’ll be willing do what it takes. Your […]

How To Look Cool While Staying Warm: 5 Fall Fashion Tips You Can Always Rely On

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Fashion over function… That was the approach I took to style back in the day. I’ve come to learn that it doesn’t have to be one or the other. How you approach style during the extreme months like summer and winter is clear. But what about the in-between seasons like fall? Of course dressing well is a priority for you but being comfortable throughout the day is just as important. I’ll let you in on a secret… You can actually look good without having to sacrifice the practicality of your outfit. Let me ask, have you ever dressed yourself in […]

Quality vs. Quantity: How To Decide What’s More Important When Building Your Wardrobe

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“How much should I spend on my clothes?” Sound familiar? It’s a question that comes up frequently. Check out this interesting fact… According to Esquire magazine, the average man spends just over $1,000 each year on shopping. Here’s the catch — they only wear 13% of what they buy!! If that sounds familiar, think about how much money you might’ve wasted over the years. Honestly, it could be in the thousands of dollars. This is likely the result of not knowing how to add pieces to your wardrobe that work with what you currently own. But there’s another reason why […]

Never Think About What To Wear: 3 Simple Habits Every Well Dressed Man Practises

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Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Never thinking about what to wear again… Making it happen is actually much easier than you might think.   Before we get to that, let’s rewind for a second. Back in the day you would’ve caught me wearing nearly every colour under the rainbow. This likely had something to do with my insecurities — using my sense of style to get the attention I’d always been craving. The funny thing is that it worked! You can’t really miss a guy wearing a bright yellow t-shirt. What does this have to do with […]

Why These Hidden Benefits Of Grooming May Make You Rethink Your Routine

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Attention to detail… It applies to every area of our lives. It’s what makes great men stand out from the rest of the crowd. Most of the time it’s associated with anything competitive, like sports. Why can’t it apply to our sense of style too? At the end of the day we are competing to make a good impression and to stand out from other men. Maybe it’s to get the attention of a cute girl, gain recognition from your boss, or respect from a complete stranger. Since you never really know who you’re going to run into while you’re […]

5 Ways To Look Stylish Even If You Don’t Know What You’re Doing

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It can be a long process… Learning how to dress well and to be viewed as a stylish man can take years to master. Trust me! After years of trial and error, countless mistakes made, a ton of money spent, and several changes to my tastes in style to finally figure out what works. Through this experience I’ve come to learn that defining your personal style is an ongoing process.   As you grow and your lifestyle changes so does your sense of style. I’ve seen it happen over the years. Back in the day (my teen years) it was […]

How To Maintain A Professional Image Outside Of Work Without Feeling Flashy

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Picture this… It’s Saturday night and you’re out for drinks with your buddies. Not a care in the world. But wait… Out of the corner of your eye you notice one of your clients or coworkers walk in. An important one too. While nursing a crisp pint of lager your mind starts racing. You’re out having a good time and it’s the last thing you want to think about right now. So you dressed accordingly. An outfit made up of a “well-worn” pair of jeans, an old (yet comfy) t-shirt, and scuffed up sneakers. A perfectly appropriate outfit for a […]