As you know by now, outside of being my husband, Dorian is my business partner, and now a fixture on our site and channel. We get a lot of questions about Dorian’s involvement in all of our content, so, while we swear he’s not “taking over the channel”, in this episode of 2 Minute Tuesday, we wanted to answer this question and give you some more insight!
He’s Around All The Time
Dorian’s a fixture in our business life and helps with a lot of aspects, so it seemed natural to include him as our business grew and evolved. Obviously we’re partners in life, so having him around is all the more wonderful as we get busier and busier in our professional lives.
He’s Knowledgeable On All Things
Because we collaborate so often and have been working together for awhile, Dorian has a ton of knowledge and smart opinions on all things style and accessories that I really value. He also is very passionate and knowledgeable about all things EDC, tech, and lifestyle, so we thought it would be a shame not to share with our readers and viewers of all the insight he brings to the table. Plus, as a regular guy just like you, he brings thoughtful opinions to the table, even when he disagrees, and we feel it’s important to bring this point of view to you as well.
It Helps Us Be More Efficient
It’s more of a technical production thing, but having him participate and assist in the filming of videos really is a huge help and time saver. With our wallet update video, for example, having him involved made the process much more efficient and productive.
In addition to proper cleaning and washing, keeping your clothing in good shape and looking great has as much to do with how you store your garments it as it does with how you wear them. Proper storage is also key to extending the life of your clothes, whether it be investment purchases like a leather jacket or a suit or something as simple as a t-shirt.
So, in this episode of 2 Minute Tuesday we’re answering a viewer question about how to properly store your clothing and all the tools you need to outfit your closet.
Use The Right Hangers
They help maintain clothes and keeps them organized. We recommend jacket hanger for all types of jackets, from suits to bomber jackets. The shape helps support the jacket’s shoulders and structure.
We recommend clip hangers for any and all pants and felt hangers for all types of shirts and sweatshirts.
Clip Hangers 1
Clip Hangers 2
Hang Your Pants Vertically or Folded Once
Hanging your pants vertically with a clip hanger is the ideal way since it will help hang out wrinkles. Simply attach the clip to the bottom hem of your pants and then hang. But, folded over once on a proper hanger works if you’re limited on closet space.
Always Fold Your Sweaters
You never want to hang your sweaters as it can damage the delicate material. Fold them and store them in a drawer or in the closet and don’t forget cedar blocks for keeping moths away.
Cedar Blocks For Preventing Moths
Organization and storage are two things that a lot of guys often overlook when it comes to thinking about their wardrobe. Let’s face it, your clothes spend most of their life in your closet and in drawers rather than on your body so it makes sense to give their storage some thought.
Plus, how you store them is going to have a huge effect on their life as well. We’re not suggesting a Patrick Bateman OCD level of color coordinating but, in terms of getting dressed, having a well-organized closet is only going to help you make better, quicker decisions when you’re getting ready. We’ve got all our favorite picks below, make sure to check them out.
They help maintain clothes and keeps them organized. We recommend felt hangers for shirts and pants and suit/jacket hangers for, well, suits and jackets. The extra width and structure help keep the shoulders of your jackets in good shape.
A critical yet very inexpensive item that helps shoes keep their shape and prevents creasing and wear.
Cedar Shoe Trees
Plastic Shoe Trees
One of these makes getting shoes on a breeze and prevents smashing of the back of shoes which can add extra wear and tear. We recommend the longer ones because they’re so much easier to use.
Plastic Shoe Horn (from the video)
Wood Shoe Horn
A must-have if you wear any dark clothing at all.
Large Lint Roller
Travel Lint Roller
Super important for long-term storage, these will protect suits and sweaters from dust, moths, and moisture.
Rejection is a part of life, both personally and professionally. We all face it and it’s unavoidable. But, it’s also a great learning opportunity. Whether it’s about your self-confidence or how you interact with people, what’s important is how you learn to get over it and what you take away from it. Believe it or not, it takes some practice but learning how to deal with rejection comes down to 5 simple factors.
Know that it’s a part of your romantic life and you will have to deal with it. The sooner you accept it and know that you will grow stronger from it the less power fear will have over you.
Learn From It
Make sure you take away something from the rejection. Whether it’s learning from a mistake you made or that a particular someone wasn’t right for you, rejection can be a powerful learning experience.
Give It Time
Getting over rejection takes time, so be patient. Focus on yourself – your health, fitness, mental strength and you’ll emerge stronger and better. Don’t beat yourself up after a short period of time, time heals all, as the old saying goes.
It’s Not The End Of The World
Yes, it’s a terrible cliche but it’s absolutely true. Lean on your support group of friends and family and try to take a step back and look at the big picture. Every person you probably admire has been rejected and moved on to do great things and you can too!
Get Rejected More Often
Getting rejected more often is actually a good tool. It actually makes it easier to deal with and helps you understand and move on more quickly. Also, getting rejected means you’re taking risks and living life to the fullest.
While we don’t have a ton of free time, a viewer recently asked us what we do when we do have it. So, in this week’s 2 Minute Tuesday, we’re talking about what we do on our days off!
What We’re Reading
How you speak and the words you use say a TON about who you are and how women will perceive you. Using the wrong words can really be detrimental to how you come across, especially to the opposite sex. Are you using any of these 8 Words Men Use That Women Hate?
8 Words Men Use That Women Hate
Bro/Dude – Sure, we all use these, but be aware of how often and in what situations. To many “bros” or “dudes” can just make you seem immature.
Smash/Bang – Any childish or over-the-top reference to sex just makes you seem like an amateur.
C-Word / Bitch / Slut – It should go without saying that anything sexist or misogynistic, even if you think you are “joking”, is never, ever a good look.
Relax/Calm Down – There is a right way and a wrong way to use these words, they can come off as insensitive and condescending, a huge red flag in your communication skills.
Gay – Never ok, even in a joking or casual way.
Racial Slurs – The same goes for these, no woman ever, ever wants to hear or can appreciate any kind of slur.
Any joke/comment about a woman’s period – Want to instantly put yourself in the dog house? Make one of these tasteless jokes or condescend to a woman about what she’s going through during PMS.
Babe/Sweetie/Missy/Sweetheart – Sure, using these in the appropriate loving/kind way with a close friend or significant other is totally acceptable. But in the wrong situation, at work/in professional situations, for example, it comes off as disrespectful and condescending.
We all live our lives on social media, but that doesn’t mean you have to have annoying habits. So, we say, enough is enough!
In this video we’re running through some of the worst social media fails, are you doing any of these 10 Things Men Do On Social Media That Women Hate?
Things Guys Do On Social Media That Women Hate
Taking too many selfies
Fronting on social media
Always talking about your struggles, or how hard you work
Ranting about politics and negativity
Not responding to messages in a timely manner
Posting pictures with a bunch of different women
Being totally open and confessional online
Posting drunk pics or videos constantly
Live-posting your entire life all the damn time
Following too many “Instagram models”
In this Pick of the Week, Ashley and Dorian are sharing their latest pick to help you get organized, be more productive and crush your goals.
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