The Handbook - How To Guides
31 Days: Style Tips and Tricks
Volume 1

All the tips and tricks needed to shape up for 2009. Each day brings new, expert advice on how to look your best and live life to the fullest, while having a little fun doing it.


Purge Your Closet

We're nearing the end of winter (thank God), and there's no better time than at the close of a season to take an inventory and overhaul your closet.


Take a visual survey and pull out the pieces you haven't worn in the past year. If it doesn't fit or you don't plan on wearing in the next couple of months, toss it.


Look at your shoes. Dump the beat up sneakers you don't even wear to the gym, and take worn-out wing tips to be resoled. Now might be a good time to replace affordable standbys like Chuck Taylors or Stan Smiths.


If there are seasonal items you'd like to keep, but are done wearing, take them to the cleaner and have them boxed for storage.



Whatever you do, don't use those white plastic hangers. See our handy guide for what to hang where.

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