The Handbook - How To Guides
31 Days: Style Tips and Tricks
Volume 2

All the tips and tricks needed to shape up for 2010. 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.


Fake a Shoe Shine

This is one of those tips that you hear about, never think you'll use and then, in a pinch, it works like a charm. You're just about to leave for a date/job interview/wedding and you pull some dress shoes from your closet only to find them scuffed and dull. You might think to yourself, a true gentleman would've had them shined days ago. Nope. A true gentleman would know how to fix it.


Peel a banana and remove any stray, white stringy pieces of pulp.


Rub the peel's inside on your shoes (suede and wing tips excluded) in a circular motion. Focus on the toe, you needn't worry about the whole shoe.


Using a paper towel or handkerchief, buff to a shine.


Got Time?

Polish your shoes the old fashioned way.

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