Thursday, April 30, 2009

Saturday, May 2, is the 135th Kentucky Derby at the Churchill Downs. Be sure to gear up for what looks like a race to bet on!

These Racing Horse Cufflinks from Jan Leslie are a shoo-in for a day at the derby!

A true stallion! This pair of Race Horse Cufflinks is sure to turn heads.

This shiny rhodium plated silver horseshoe is sure to be your good luck charm!

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Obama's First 100 Days

Today marks President Obama's first 100 days in office. No matter how you voted, you have to admit our President has faced hard challenges and even harder decisions.

Celebrate this historic day with the new symbol for change and hope, representing our 44th president, with the Barack Obama Change Cufflinks. Constructed of .925 sterling silver and using a diamond cutting process, the Obama "Change" icon is precisely engraved on the face of the cufflinks. This symbol that inspired a nation and has given the world hope can be worn on your cuff in style.

Commemorate this time in history by engraving the cufflink backing with significant dates or initials to personalize your own pair.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

10 Reasons Why Wolverine Will Be a Hit

Prepare to go back to the beginning. Come May 1, 2009, guys will get another chance to see one of their favorite comic book heroes back on the big screen with X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The latest installment in the popular X-Men series retraces the steps of the immortal and indestructible James Howlett, aka Logan aka Wolverine, whose long and arduous saga begins in the mid-19th century on a Canadian plantation, and ends when he meets Professor Xavier’s colony of mutants. The new movie plans to shed some light on the hazy century in between, which includes Wolverine’s tense history with Sabretooth and his involvement in the infamous Weapon X program.

Hugh Jackman returns in the title role that made him a star, and he’s joined by director Gavin Hood and a brand new line-up of mutants and militants that also include a young William Stryker, Silver Fox and Deadpool among others.

After three successful installments and a leaked work print circulating online, the question of whether the X-Men movies have run their gamut hangs over the new movie like a cloud. However, we here at AskMen think the adamantium-laced Canadian has enough muscle to silence naysayers. Here are the top 10 reasons why Wolverine will most certainly plant its claws into the box office and be its own X-travaganza.

No.10 - It's the only comic book movie on the near horizon

No.9 - It has the lasting appeal of X-Men

No.8 - It carries the promise of a new franchise

No.7 - Brett Ratner is no longer the director

No.6 - Gavin Hood is the director

Okay so those last 2 reasons are really one in the same, so here is alternative reason didn't consider - Merchandising! Wolverine has fans everywhere dressing the part.

You can get wolverine merchandise from toys to bobble heads and now even the kid at heart can sport his favorite superhero on his cuff.

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To see the original article from along with the top 5 reasons click here.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Tricks of the Trade

There are a few skills in life every man should know how to do.

Change your oil, perform CPR are skills that rank pretty high on the list.

But there are some skills that seem to be forgotten, like learning to sew. Laugh if you must but learning to sew on a button is an important part of becoming a man.

Okay, okay fine...
Sewing not for you? Avoid buttons all together by sticking by the strongest fashion accessory known to man, the cufflink.

Cufflinks and studs are more fashionable than a little white button.

They can express who you are as an individual.

And they eliminate the need for buttons all together!

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Friday, April 24, 2009

This Day in History: April 24, 1936

April 24, 1936

This day is history marks the first unscheduled television event.

A group of firemen responding to an alarm in Camden, New Jersey, is televised on this day in 1936. It was the first time an unplanned event was broadcast on television, anticipating the development of live TV news coverage.

Support your hometown and national heroes by backing the badge.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Think You Have What It Takes?

You have style and class, but do you have it all?

Enter in Esquire's Best Dressed Man Contest to find out.

All you have to do is answer a few questions about yourself, take the "What Style are You?" quiz and upload some photos of yourself.

You can even get a leg up on the competition by browsing through other contestants online profiles.

Better jump on this, April 27 is the deadline to enter.

As to be expected, Esquire has rounded up

- $15,000 in cash and 1 year supply of Nivea for Men products.

- A $10,000 wardrobe furnished by Kenneth Cole and Esquire.

- A $5,000 IWC Watch

- A VIP trip to the Big Apple to attend a runway show during New York fashion week.

- And a chance to appear in the September Style Issue of Esquire

With help from our New Arrivals, you should be a shoo-in.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

What Goes Around Comes Around!

Happy Earth Day 2009!

Be good to your Earth, after all she has been like a mother to you!

Disney's new movie Earth opens today, April 22, in light of Earth Day! For every person who buys a ticket, Disney will plant a tree. So why not sit back and enjoy a movie while a tree is planted because of you!

In appreciation of Earth Day we are rewarding you in advance for all that you do! Enter Earth10 at checkout and get 10% off your entire order.

To find out more information on Earth Day, like what you can do to help, check out the Earth Day Network here.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

MLB Season has Arrived!

Americas pastime has arrived, which means it is time to get you geared up for those days when you can't paint your face.

Our selection of MLB men's accessories couldn't be better.

If you are wanting a classic pair of cufflinks to support the team who you have loved through thick and thin...

Or if you need a stud set for your crazy future brother-in-law so he won't show up on your big day wearing his ratty 'ol cubs t-shirt.

No matter the event, big or small, we've got you covered.

Click here to shop MLB duds for your friends and family, and maybe even pick up a few things for yourself!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Interview Tips

Graduation is in a few weeks. Hopefully all of those long hours of studying at the library and waking up for your 8am classes will pay off with that diploma. But now what?

Interview time. Are you ready?

There are a few essential interview tips everyone can nail with enough practice. Your experience may not be there or you may be under qualified, but nailing these key items could get you a foot in the door.

Dress the part.

You appearance will play a major role in presenting who you are and what you can do for said company. Office jobs require a suit and tie. As a general rule of thumb, it is better to be overdressed than under dressed.

Pay attention to details.

You can bet your future employer will be! Adding the finishing touches to your interview wardrobe will show you follow through like that in your day to day work habits as well. Cufflinks and tie bars are great pieces to add for interviews.

Body language is key.

Don't slouch and make direct eye contact with your interviewer. Firm handshakes are important. Studies have shown that a firm handshake helps make a good first impression for both men and women.

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Friday, April 17, 2009

This Day in History: April 17, 1964

This day holds a special place in every Ford fanatics heart. On this day in 1964, Ford introduced the Mustang to the world on the first day of the New York World's Fair in Flushing, Queens.

A new wave of muscle cars was born with the pony. Originally designed as a two seater, Ford's General Manager, Lee Iacocca, realized that what would really sell is a muscle car that can be used for something more. The Mustang brought in 22,000 sales in its first day on the showroom floor and one million cars were on the road by Mustang's 2nd birthday!

The Mustang was so successfully marketed, thanks in part to its introduction at the World's Fair, that it became one of Ford's best-selling models of all time. Ford profits soared after the release of the Mustang. Another of Iacocca's Mustang-related innovations was a new strategy of marketing upgrade packages for the car. On this day in 1965, a year into the Mustang's lifetime, Ford introduced the GT Equipment Group as an option on the Mustang, creating the first Mustang GT. Iacocca commented on the success of the package, "People want economy so badly they don't care how much they pay for it." The base price for the Mustang was a skinny $2,368, but buyers purchased an average of $1,000 worth of options.

Celebrate automotive history in style with cufflinks that capture your love for horsepower and the open road.

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Chocolate: one of the finer things in life

All the great things in life come in chocolate, now including collector cases!

For all you cufflink collectors out there, the chic way to keep your collection in one place now comes in a chocolate lacquer finish.

The roomy shot above of the Junior Chocolate Collector Case shows 12, however this case is designer to hold up to 20 pair 5 on each row of goatskin lined cushions. Made from gorgeous solid oak wood with durable metal hinges.

This Chocolate Cufflink Collectors Case features all the same amenities, like solid oak wood and shiny hinges, but can aid a more serious collector with room for up to 36 pairs at 6 per row.

And for the connoisseurs out there; don't worry, we didn't forget you! The Deluxe Chocolate Cufflink Collectors Case hold 72 pair of cufflinks with a removable tray. It also features a locking lid to keep your collection safe.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Business Tips for the Trendy

If you have been following this blog for very long you have seen advice from shoes to NCAA brackets, and from history lessons to cufflinks. So just added is a segment aimed at helping your already dapper self excel to the next level.

Business Tips for the Trendy

Today's business tip is one your might enjoy.

Social media has gone over the top the last few years. What once started as a college networking site has branched off and now even your grandma has an account. Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, wastes of time or ways to keep you in the loop?

Everyone knows networking is nothing but an advantage. Even if it is purely social, someone always has a friend who has a friend who could help you with a project. Sure, it takes some time out of your already busy schedule, but in the long run networking really pays off.

According to recent statistics, your chances of sealing a deal is 79% when business networking has been involved.

So go ahead Myspace away!

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

New Arrivals

There's nothing worse than loosing one from a pair. So to help keep your collection organized and intact, we have just added some fabulous cufflink cases from Venlo Company to our new arrival section.

With 3 sizes, no matter how serious a collector there is a case for you.

If you have just started your collection, and desire something with a contemporary look, this Blond 16 Holder Cufflink Case is a great case to keep your collection.

Imported fiddleback maple wood from France creates a sleek veneer case with a removable top tray for your most important cufflinks. Case holds 16 pair of cufflinks, each in their own section.

Also available in Triple Burlwood.

Or maybe you are the mack daddy of cufflink connoisseur. You need some serious space and protection for your collection.

With lock and key for added security, this trunk has four removable trays and contains 105 cufflink slots. Made with a deep veneer finish from maple, oak and ash timbers, the finest of woods come together for a timeless look.

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