How to Write a Professional Bio For Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook & Google+

Talking about yourself is hard. Doing it in 160 characters or less is even harder.

That’s probably why so many of us end up stressed about crafting the perfect professional bio for Twitter – or LinkedIn, Facebook or other social networks.

It has to set you apart, but still reflect approachability. Make you look accomplished, but not braggy. Appear professional, with just a touch of the personal. Bonus points for a bit of humor thrown in, because hey, social media is fun!

In this post, we’ll go over the universal principles to write a great social media bio – regardless of the network. We’ll also take a look at the big social media networks – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ – and discover how to make the most of the bio space provided by each.

Six rules to write a foolproof bio

“Not that the story need be long, but it will take a long while to make it short.” – Henry David Thoreau

1. Show, don’t tell: “What have I done” > “Who I am”
Lots of us are fans, enthusiasts, thinkers and gurus on our social media profiles. But might it be more powerful if we talked instead about harnessing ideas, wrangling revenue, obsessing over culture and shepherding our teams?

The “show, don’t tell” principle of writing means focusing on what you do, not who you are – and that means action verbs. 

LinkedIn senior manager for corporate communications Krista Canfield says the more details, the better to add some show to your tell.

“Don’t just say you’re creative. Make sure you reference specific projects you worked on that demonstrate your creativity,” she says.

2. Tailor your keywords specifically to your audience
“Your Twitter bio should position you as an expert in your field who serves a specific audience,” says Dan Schawbel, author of Promote Yourself.

Skip the generalist route and focus on what you’re an expert at. Those areas of focus are your keywords, and they should be front and center in any professional bio. All social media profiles are searchable to some degree, so being specific positions you to be able to be found easily for what you’re best at.

3. Keep language fresh and avoid buzzwords (you can Google Top buzzwords to have a clearer picture of over-used buzzwords)

It happens – a once loved and useful word stops being so useful when it’s overtaxed. In your professional bio, think over the language and make sure it feels fresh, not overused.

4. Answer one question for the reader: “What’s in it for me?”
No matter what feats you’ve accomplished, potential followers mostly want to know one thing about you: What’s in it for me? In marketing, that’s known as a value proposition – the promise of value to be delivered. What can followers expect from you? What value do you bring?

5. Get personal and Use a bit of humor in your Bio
That last little tidbit of the bio – usually where a funny quip or a more personal fact goes – often trips us up the most. Being funny is tough – that’s why social media agency owner Gary Vaynerchuk often hires stand-up comedians to write social media posts. And it’s tough to pick one element of a fully rounded personality to focus on.
The key again, is specificity. Lots of us love social media, coffee and bacon. But if you love llamas, jelly donuts and spelunking, you just might stand out and connect with some interesting new people. Tell a one-of-a-kind story. What hobbies and passions are uniquely yours?

6. Revisit often
As your skills, areas of interest and expertise evolve, so should your bio. Check it every quarter or so to make sure it still reflects you the best it can.

“The very best practitioners of short writing on blogs, on social networks, are people who are working over their prose. 

How to max out your bio on each social network

Now that we’ve got an idea of what makes a great social media bio, let’s look at each social network specifically. Here’s a quick cheat sheet from Unbounce to get started.

What you get: A 160-character bio, plus space for a link and your location.

How to: When logged in to Twitter, click Me, then “Edit Profile.”

Stellar Twitter bios
Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State 

Why it works: In a word, humor. Hillary doesn’t need to drum up awareness – we know who she is. But modifiers like “pantsuit aficionado” help us see her in a new light.

Maria Popova,

Why it works: A pitch-perfect value proposition. You know exactly what you’ll get if your follow.

Joel Gascoigne, Buffer founder and CEO

Why it works: OK, this may be cheating. But check out that string of excellent and specific keywords!

What you get: “About You” section, including the freeform “Write About Yourself” prompt, Work and Education, “Professional Skills” area and Favorite Quotations section

How to: From your Facebook page, click on “About,” then “Update Info.”

Here, you can edit any of your About sections.


What you get:
Lots! LinkedIn is home base for all your professional accomplishments, but we’ll focus on your headline and summary.

How to: Logged into LinkedIn, click “Profile” and choose “Edit” from the drop-down menu.

Stellar LinkedIn bios
Krista Canfield, Senior Manager of Corporate Communications at LinkedIn

Why it works: If a LinkedIn manager can’t nail her bio, what chance do the rest of us have? Luckily, Krista does. A reader gets a great sense of who she is from this passage, and the passion shines through strongly. Plus, lots of great verbs!

Brian Massey, The Conversion Scientist

Why it works: If a bio is like an elevator pitch in writing, this one gets you hooked in a hurry by using the power of storytelling.

Demian Farnworth, writer at Copyblogger

Why it works: It’s personal, humble without being a humblebrag and it tells a story by describing the problems content faces – and how Demian solves them.

What you get: Google+ offers you space for your “Story,” including a Tagline, Introduction and Bragging Rights sections. (There’s also space for work history and links.)

How to: Logged into Google+, click on Profile, then About, then the Edit button of the specific section you want to edit.

Let’s see your bios!

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Oscars 2017:Best-Dressed Men on the Academy Awards Red Carpet

This year’s red carpet turned up twists on tuxedoes that celebrated formal mens wear traditions and personal style, a mix that doesn’t always yield successful results, but it did when we’re talking about these guys. From Dev Patel’s modern dinner jacket to Mahershala Ali’s blackout tux, here are the most stylish guys at the 89th Academy Awards.                                    

The 2017 Oscars was full of fashion hits, as Hollywood’s biggest stars strutted their stuff on the red carpet.Take a look at some of the spectacular fashions in the photo gallery


Temptation comes in many shapes, And many forms between –

A light delight, or small escapes From life’s mundane routine.

Temptation’s often sweet, but still Your choices take their toll –

And life is meant to teach you will,And strength and self-control.

Temptation’s hard to check – to wit:

Temptation’s tough to fight.

But as you’re not a little fella,

You’ll try to choose what’sright.

3 Money Habits That Separate the Rich From the Poor

It all starts with the same amount of money—just a different philosophy.Jim Rohn January 24, 2017 (credits to Jim Rohn).
Here is an exciting thought! Why not work full time on your job and part time on your fortune? And what a feeling you’ll have when you can honestly say, “I’m working to become wealthy. I’m not just working to pay my bills.” When you have a wealth plan, you’ll be so motivated that you’ll have a hard time going to bed at night.

So if you will indulge me, I would like to share a simple formula for creating wealth. Here’s my thoughtbon how money should be allocated.

The 70/30 RuleAfter you pay your fair share of taxes, learn to live on 70 percent of your after-tax income. These are the necessities and luxuries you spend money on. Then, it’s important to look at how you allocate your remaining 30 percent.Let’s allocate it in the following ways:CharityOf the 30 percent not spent, one-third should go to charity. 

Charity is the act of giving back to the community and helping those who need assistance. I believe thatcontributing 10 percent of your after-tax income is a good amount to strive for.Theact of givingshould be taught early, when the amounts are small. It’s pretty easy to take a dime out of a dollar. But it’s considerably harder to give away a $100,000 out of $1 million. You say, “Oh, if I had$1 million, I’d have no trouble giving$100,000.” I’m not so sure. $100,000is a lot of money. 

Start early so you’lldevelop the habitbefore the big money comes your way.

Capital InvestmentWith the next 10 percent of your after-tax income, you’re going to create wealth. This is money you’ll use to buy, fix, manufacture or sell. The key is to engage in commerce, even if only on a part-time basis.So how do you go about creating wealth? There are lots of ways. Let your imagination roam. 

Take a close look at those skills you developed at work or through your hobbies; you may be able to convert these into a profitable enterprise.

In addition, you can also learn to buy a product at wholesale and sellit for retail. Or you can purchase a piece of property and improve it. Use this 10 percent to purchase your equipment, products or equity—and get started. 

There is no telling what genius is inside you waiting to be awakened by the spark of opportunity.

SavingsThe last 10 percent should be put in savings. I consider this to be one ofthe most exciting parts of your wealth plan because it can offer youpeace of mindby preparing youfor the “winters” of life. Let me give you the definition of “rich” and”poor”: Poor people spend their money and save what’s left.Rich peoplesave their money and spendwhat’s left.

Twenty years ago, two people each earned a $1,000 a month and they each earned the same increases over the years. One had the philosophy of spending money and saving what’s left; the other had thephilosophy of saving first and spending what’s left. Today, if you knew both, you’d call one poor and the other wealthy.So, remember that giving, investing and saving, like any form of discipline, has a subtle effect. At the end of the day, the week, the month, the results are hardly noticeable. But let five years lapse and the differences become pronounced. At the end of 10 years,the differences are dramatic.And it all starts with the same amount of money—just a different philosophy.

Hope you learnt something from this post, cause I did. 

May your dreamz come True!.

Streetlamp Le Moose [The Genius]

This is the best story on the Internet you’ll read today, trust me.
It works for both a GIRL and a BOY. That’s double the goodness of your ordinary name!Imagine this, your son – Streetlamp Le Moose – classy motherfucker. He turns 5, starts going to Preschool – the fisrt day, his teacher is doing roll call and gets to his name. She looks up, creases her brow and reads again, sure that she made a mistake. ‘Streetlamp?’ She says. Her brow still furrowed, looking around at the collection of eager kids cross-legged at her feet.Enter, Mr Streetlamp, is he wearing a Sesame Street shirt? No. He’s wearing a shirt, tie too – he looks at the teacher and says ‘Yes Miss?’ – classy.The whole class is looking at him now, admiring his fashion sense, his awesome name, his doubley good name. The rest of them – their name is only good for a girl or a boy, but for both – this kid surely must be a God.’Oh my, Mr Streetlamp,’ the teacher will say, ‘you sure have a unique name.”I’m a unique guy,’ he’ll reply. Turning to the cutie decked out in her floral dress next to him and shooting her a wink…Fade to black.

Third grade, Streetlamp starts making ripples through his Primary School. People have a problem? Streetlamp will sort them. Lost a ball? Streetlamp has got your back. Skip rope gone missing? Streetlamp got you.He’s earning the admiration and respect of thosein the years above him, and soon enough, he’s becoming this local legend – Streetlamp, the manthat gets things done. His unique, amazing namehas pushed him to be a unique, amazing gentleman – kind hearted – check, brave – check, athletic – check, intelligent – you betcha.His reputation precedes him, the kids graduating that year are going to go to their middle schools, and the legend of Streetlamp Le Moose will spread further. The kid that’s unstoppable. The classy motherfucker that does what’s right, and does it well.

Seventh Grade – Time to start middle school. Hormones start to kick in. By now, there are some overdeveloped dickish guys teasing him. You know what Streetlamp does? He doesn’t fight back, he doesn’t wage warfare against them, he just grins. Every night he runs, every night he works out – his muscles are starting to develop – his facial structure, impeccable. He’s beautiful.The bullies aren’t caring though – they’re just continuously ripping into him, day after day. So what do you do when you’re pushed, repeatedly, Snap? Not Streetlamp. Streetlamp waits until they’re seperated from one another, approaching and befriending each one on their own. Gets to know them, finds out that the bigger one – George, he’s secretly in love with this girl, and been trying to rip on Streetlamp because he’s a baller and the girls love him, trying to prove that he’s more attractive by bullying him.So Streetlamp, the good guy that he is, goes and approaches the girl, starts talking George up, telling her what a great guy he is really. Soon enough, they’re going on a date – the kind of cheesy date that 7th graders go on, that trip to the movies where they gingerly hold hands half way into the movie and she blushes and his breath increases in pace, nerves racing, heart pumping with such ferocity.

Fastforward, Streetlamp the Freshman (Fresh Man) – His rep has spread through the HighSchool already. You remember that cute girl in the floral from Preschool? Yeah, she goes to the same one. She’s developed pretty well – looking beautiful. First day of class, the teacher’s doing roll call, she looks at the list, furrows her brow – looking up. She lowers her head, reading again. ‘Streetlamp… Le Moose?’ she says.He looks up from the discussion he’s having with one of the buddies that he’d made through George – talking about cologne or something like that – ‘Yes Miss,’ he says. He looks around, catching the eye of floral girl – winking at her once again.She giggles – blushing.They start dating a few weeks later, her names Abigail, it’s a good relationship – he treats her well, not needy – not clingy, but just enough attention for her to feel loved, for her to spread the rumour that he’s an amazing boyfriend, and an amazing guy.Junior Year, Streetlamp and Abigail have broken up – it was mutual. It wasn’t because there were problems in the relationship, Floral girl just started thinking that they should see other people, she didn’t feel like she was good enough for him. He always treated her so well, and she’d never dated a guy before. It was feeling too serious, and she didn’t want to get serious so soon.Streetlamp? He didn’t mind, he made sure they remained friends – they still eat lunch together most days, take the same classes and talk a lot.

 He started playing football, Quarterback – Coach is saying that his AP Calc and Physics classes are really helping him with his arch, and his AP classes in Ancient history have made him a master strategist.Nobody quite knows how he does it – 8 AP classes in Junior year while being the Quarterback of the #7 ranked team in the country. He practices incessantly, studies even more. It should take it’s toll on his health, but it doesn’t, he stays on top of it all.By now, the whole school knows who he is, and there’s a non stop stream of Sophmores and Juniors approaching him in the hallway asking if he wants to come to this or that party. He’s the sweetheart of the school, and the sort of boy thatevery girl in the school fantasises about. George?Linebacker on the team, best buddies by now – him and the girl dated for a while but it’s well andtruly over now.Enter Friday night; House party in the suburbs. Streetlamp rocks up with buddies late, 10 or 11 at night. Everyone is well and truly drunk. A huge cheer erupts when they walk in – he’s handed a beer as soon as he enters. He offers it to George – he doesn’t drink, his mind is his best instrument, he doesn’t want to damage it.Senior’s hanging by the staircase, she’s wearing an olive miniskirt and one of those ripped tees. Her hard body, tightly encased. ‘Hi Streetlamp,’ she says.’Well Hi There.”You want to come upstairs with me?’….Fade to black.

Senior year, Streetlamp and Abigail have drifted apart.He’s dating the tightbody. She’s 18 months older, going to college nearby. He thought there might be some issue due to her being college, him senior year, but no such issue. He was a local hero by now – the football team was speculated to be #1 in the country this year with him as the QB – Schools all over the country were scouting him.People latched onto her to be friends by association, she filters all the ones that aren’t good people – she’s good like that. He’s studying pretty hard, and training too – it’s a big year for him. He spends half his time at the college taking classes, the other half is at the school, a few classes being taken, but the majority spent devising new plays for the Football team.He’s turned into a natural born leader.He goes out to one of the girlfriends college parties. While he’s there, he gets introduced to this girl – Amber. Now, Amber isn’t what he’s used to – the girls that surround him are the typical preppy ‘Forever 21′ shoppig silicon clones of one another. Amber though, she was witty, dry,ironic and twisted.They become friends, no romantic inclinations. The girlfriend gets worried. Streetlamp tells her not to, Streetlamp only has loving enough for onegirl – and that’s her.

Few weeks later, Amber and Streetlamp are becoming pretty tight – Amber reveals she’s a lesbian. Streetlamp, being the classy motherfucker/good guy that he is doesn’t care. Instead, he puts some feelers out and finds a few girls around her age that he thinks she’ll like.He sets up a few blind dates. The first one, didn’t go so well – they didn’t get along. The second, it seemed to go great, but Amber wasn’t a fan. She’s getting pretty distant with him, he asks her what’s up – she reveals she actually is in love with Tightbody.Dilemma.Streetlamp Le Moose, being deserving of the good guy name, sets up the threesome. Amber gets to live out her desires, Tightbody gets to experience the typical lesbian phase in College, and he sits back.The news of his sexual prowess spreads. Tightbody ends up falling for Amber, and they start dating. Streetlamp Le Moose, Angry? Nope. He’s happy for them. 

He’s proud.Graduation. Valedictorian, #1 Football Team in the Country, Accepted a Place at Stanford doing Pre-Law. He gives his speech and talks about hislife, how he’s been empowered and how he’s lucky to have such a loving and caring family. How his dad is his hero. He starts crying – he doesn’t hide it. He keeps his chin up and lets the tears roll down his face as he tells them about all that his mother and father gave up for him, how they taught him to be the person that he is today.A lot of people are crying along with him.After the ceremony, the principal shakes his hand, telling him that it’s the finest speech that he has ever heard.He throws a party that night, he asks his mother and father to stay home and celebrate with him. He’s still not drinking, but he lets everyone around him drink. Nobody gets too wasted out of mutual respect for him.The doorbell rings. One of his buddies starts to get up to answer it.’No, dude, relax! Have a good time,’ Streetlamp says.He opens the door and who’s there; Floral.His voice catches in his throat, he stammers for a second, ‘H-hi,’ he manages to spit out. He’s never been tongue tied around a girl before. She’s got long auburn hair now, it goes past her shoulders, and she’s wearing a floral print dress.’Nice dress, I haven’t seen you in one like that since…’ His thought trailed.’Since Preschool, I know.’She smiled at him.

Second year of College, Starting QB of the Stanford Cardinal.He’s got a passing rating of 176.4 over the season. His coach says that he’s really become a leader in the team. A lot of the pro teams are looking at him, he’s being pressured into declaring for the draft. It’s a dilemma, Streetlamp loves Football, but he also loves learning.He’s sharp witted in his Law classes; topping the year group. He’s been asked by his professors to help TA’ing some of the first year classes. They’re pretty boring; he didn’t really enjoy them the first time around, but Streetlamp has never been one to turn down an opportunity.

First day as a TA – Introduction to Corporate Law.He turns up about 20 minutes early and takes a seat in the third row back. He’s always wanted topull the cliched ‘Talk to student, Make commentsabout the Lecturer, Walk up and become lecturer’move. He sits down next to a girl – cropped brunette hair spiked up at the back, a biker jacketon.’Well, you’re a rare sight in a class like this,’ he says, turning to her.She turns to him, grinning. ‘Streetlamp?”Abigail? I hardly recognised you.’She laughed, ‘It’s been an interesting year.”I can tell.’A middle aged man walked in, heading down the stairs towards the front of the stage.’You’re taking first year law?’ She asked.’Something like that.’The man took the podium, scanning the students. ‘Ah, Streetlamp, just who I wanted to see. Get on up here,’ he says – the attention of the whole lecture theatre suddenly on him.

That year, him and Abigail get close again, friends – they talk most nights. It turns out their dorms aren’t that far away from each other. Turns out that she’d gotten into pre-med at Harvard, but dropped out during her first semester. She’d taken to goign out every night, partying hard enough to make most college students envious.She’d changed. She was no longer a sweet girl, but she was an amazing one. She never acted like an idiot around him, or sucked up to him, or tried to be cute – she was just who she was.As the year progressed, the football season woreon. They were going undefeated in their division. Two other teams were undefeated too though, it was uncertain whether or not they’d go to the BCS. When they were selected, there was an uproar. Everyone just presumed it was because of Streetlamp that they’d gotten through.That year, they win the BCS.

Third year, last year of Pre-Law.Abigail and Streetlamp start dating. The Coach of the Cardinal’s didn’t like it to begin with. There was a lot of conflict – he thought that she was bad for him, that she was dangerous. 

The cropped spikey hair and leather she always wore – even in the dead of summer didn’t help Streetlamp’s case.It was a Tuesday night that the sparks truly flew. Streetlamp was sitting in Coach’s office, a combination of Mahogany and Red lush carpet (Coach had been given a raise after the BCS championship).’It isn’t acceptable Streetlamp. I can’t have my star athlete going around dating somebody like that. It isn’t just about you anymore. It’s about your career, it’s about the public perception, it’s about our fans and the teams that are scouting you – that want you. Is it really worth risking all of that for -‘ he paused, a look of disgust on his face, ‘her?”Quite frankly coach,’ he said, staring him straightin the eyes, ‘I couldn’t care less. I try to always do what’s right, and to always be honest, and that’s what I’m going to do now. Abigail is the girl that I care about, that I love, her appearance be damned. She is the single most kind, caring, intelligent and brilliant girl that I have ever met, and if you were to ask me to give up either her orfootball. Well, I’d have to have a long think about that.”Boy, I’ve been where you are before. I’ve cared for, god damn – I’ve loved girls with more of me than I care to admit, but this is your future. This is the rest of your life. She isn’t the type that you marry. She’s the type that you fuck for a few years, spend your fortune on and then leaves you for your best buddy.’ He inhaled, tearing up a little bit, ‘I just don’t want to see you hurt by her Streetlamp.”I understand Coach, but you have to understand me. I’ve known her for most of my life, I’ve trusted her with all that I am, and she hasn’t betrayed me. Sure, we have rough patches, we drift apart sometimes, but we always come back.We. Always. Come. Back. Football is one thing coach, but a life without the girl that I love – that’ssomething completely different.

‘They sat in silence for a little while. Coach staring at his desk and Streetlamp, at his lap.Streetlamp’s voice croaked as he started to speak again; ‘If you’re asking me to choose between football and the love of my life, you know the answer.’

That season, they went undefeated again with Streetlamp starting every single game. His passing rating sat on 192.1 for the season, and the speculation surrounding his decision at the end of the year was making the news every single night.A lot of the pro teams have been flying out their coaches to talk to him. He’s not sure. He’s conflicted; ambivalent.It was late on a Friday that he decided to seek advice. He called his father; the rock of his life. The man that had always been there for him, loved and cared for him. The man that would give up everything for his son’s happiness.

‘Son,’ his father had said, ‘You’ve always loved Football, but you’ve always loved helping people too. I think that’s the quality that I most admire in you. You’re a special kid, the best son that a father can hope for, and one that I’m so very proud of.’ Streetlamp could hear his father cryingnow, ‘I don’t know what decision you’ll make, but Iknow you, and I know that whatever decision you come to is going to be the right one.

‘Draft day!

Streetlamp is paraded across the stage along with the rest of the speculated top draft picks. He wears a nice suit with a plain white shirt underneath and a crisp dark tie. Just looking at him, you can tell that behind those eyes lurks an incredible intellect.The introductory proceedings stretch on for half an hour, but finally, they’re backstage again. Streetlamp sighs, his nerves holding his chest in a vice.’It’s going to be fine honey.’ She says, hugging him tight to her chest.’I know. It’s just. Wow.”Who would’ve thought, hey?”Who would’ve thought.”I always knew, I read a story about you once,’ said his Father, joking to relieve the tension. ‘Best god damn story ever written.’Streetlamp laughed. ‘That’s ridiculous.”Loosened you up though, didn’t it?”Sure did.’There was a short silence. Streetlamp rubbed his eyes.’Did you get much sleep last night?’ His mother asked.’Not enough.’ Streetlamp said, ‘the nerves, y’no.

”First pick, I’m telling you son. LA Jaguars – your new home.’The introductions are done – the elderly Peyton Manning stands in front of thousands of fans – millions watching live at home.

‘The first pick of the draft goes to the LA Jaguars.’A tense minute passes. Streetlamp watches the action on a small tv in the backstage area – a camera up in his face.Another minute passes. He starts to panic. Abigail clutches his hand. Staring at her, he can’t help but smile. Over the last year, she’d traded her cropped hair for a longer style, and her leather in for sweaters and blouses. She never did say why, but he suspected that word got backto her about his confrontation with the coach. He’d asked, but she just denied.’… and with the first pick of the 2032 NFL draft, the LA Jaguars pick… Streetlamp Le Moose!

‘His jaw drops, exhaling deeply, his eyes wide open. His mother and father are jumping up and down screaming, Abigail is clutching on to him tighter than ever. ‘You did it,’ she says, ‘you did it.’The day after, the contract had been drawn up, including the special circumstances. 

The news story broke that night ‘Streetlamp Le Moose – Signed for $47 million over 7 years. Reported to also be attending Law School as well.’He’s taking the degree externally.He’d told his father the day before the signing. He’d been accepted to Yale.

He hesitated briefly, enough time for a grin to stretch ear to ear.’I do.”You may now kiss the bride.’With that, he removed the veil from over Abigails face. She smiled back at him. Her hair was well past her shoulders now, and stuck a little to the veil. He wiped it off, tucking it behind her ear.’I love you, you know.’She smiled ‘I know.’In that moment, during that kiss, he felt like he’d never kissed a girl before, like this was the beginning of a lot of firsts.He slipped the ring onto her finger, it was simple – plain. White gold with an inlay of diamonds.She slipped his on, plain gold. It contrasted beautifully with the 2 over-designed superbowl rings on his right hand.

The same year, he stood in front the graduation class of Yale Law School.’I don’t know very many of you,’ he said, ‘and that’s a shame. I don’t doubt that you’re all wonderful people, and it pains me to have not had the opportunity to meet and spend time withyou all. We have all had a tough few years, struggling through Corporate Law and the intricacies of Civil Procedure, but, we made it.”

‘Today,” he started, staring out at the crowd ‘we stand not students, but Lawyers. We stand as the guardians of justice. We stand as the defenders of good. We stand as the people that can make a physical, tangible change to the world for the better.’

‘I want to tell you all a story. In middle school, I fell in love with a girl. I ran into her again in my second year of pre-law. She didn’t look like she used to, or act like the person she once was, but love doesn’t discriminate.”I had to make on of the hardest decisions of my life that year. My coach asked me to choose between playing football and being with the person that I love. He asked me to choose because of how she looked, of how she was perceived, of the person that he believed that she was judging only on the superficial. I chose her.”That day, it struck me, there’s a lot of people in this world that judge and believe based solely off the superficial. There are a lot of people that don’t care to take the time to get to know somebody, to care for them and understand them. I ask everybody here today to remember this, and hold it as tightly as I do.’

‘It is our job now to fight for people who can’t fight anymore, it is not our job to judge them for how they got there. 

It is our job to create permanent, lasting change – not to make our world appear better, to make it actually better.’

‘I would like to leave you today with a quote; 

“Thereal judges of your character aren’t your neighbors, your relatives, or even the people you play bridge with. The folks who really know you are waiters, waitresses, and clerks.””Thank you.’

Hope you enjoyed the story?,because I do 🙋😁. I’ll be posting the continuation some other time.


The Greatest 100 Movies of All Time


The Shawshank Redemption

This life-affirming Stephen King adaptation stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman as two jailed prisoners who strike up a friendship.

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The Godfather [Film Series]

The first two movies in Francis Ford Coppola’s operatic Mafia series (starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino) are genre-defining classics.

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Michael Curtiz’s critically beloved landmark 1942 romance stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in career-defining turns.

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Gone With the Wind

Victor Fleming’s 1939 star-studded Civil War tour de force finds Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh entangled in a fiery love affair.

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The Wizard of Oz

Victor Fleming’s timeless 1939 musical boasts some of the most loved songs in movie history as well as a star turn by Judy Garland.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee’s story is poignantly reimagined in this 1962 coming-of-age pic with a career-defining performance by Gregory Peck.

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Citizen Kane

Director and star Orson Welles’s masterful fictional biopic about the titular tycoon set a new standard for the movies that followed.

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Star Wars [Film Series]

The first entry in George Lucas’s much-heralded fantastical space trilogy broke big technological ground as well as box-office records.

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James Stewart stars as the acrophobic detective at the heart of this 1958 tale of obsession also from the Hitchock canon.

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Lawrence of Arabia

Peter O’Toole nabbed the Oscar for his first major role, in David Lean’s breathtakingly gorgeous 1962 biopic.

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Possibly the most influential thriller ever made, Alfred Hitchcock’s tale of a psychotic mama’s boy (Anthony Perkins) hasn’t dimmed with age.

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It’s a Wonderful Life

This tale of a stricken average Joe (James Stewart) whose life is saved by an angel made director Frank Capra a household name.

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Schindler’s List

Often considered Spielberg’s masterpiece, this wrenching drama starring Liam Neeson as the titular hero is based on true events.

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Rear Window

Alfred Hitchcock’s voyeuristic triumph finds James Stewart and Grace Kelly navigating the twists and turns of a nail-biting thriller.

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North by Northwest

One of Hitchcock’s finest works of suspense, this mistaken-identity movie boasts crack performances by Cary Grant and James Mason.

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Jack Nicholson as a crazy-sane mental patient is one of many fine performances that anchor Milos Forman’s adaptation.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Disney’s first full-length animated masterpiece is a classic fairy tale that won hearts (and an Oscar) in 1937.

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Pulp Fiction

Quentin Tarantino’s stylish cult classic interweaves a series of vignettes about low-life criminals, lovers, and thugs.

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The Grapes of Wrath

John Ford’s adaptation of the Steinbeck novel features one of Henry Fonda’s greatest performances ever.

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This 1959 Charlton Heston classic tells the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur on an ambitious scale made evident by its famed chariot race.

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The Bridge on the River Kwai

Based on a true event, this 1957 war drama finds Alec Guinness’s British commander leading a perilous effort in the wilds of Burma.

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The Graduate

Mike Nichols’s 1967 coming-of-age classic stars Anne Bancroft as the rapacious seductress of Dustin Hoffman’s naive Ben Braddock.

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Steven Spielberg’s unforgettably terrifying flick brings Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss to their knees before a giant mechanical shark.

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Sunset Boulevard

Billy Wilder’s dark 1950 comedy features Gloria Swanson as an aging film queen and William Holden as her suitor.

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All About Eve

This acerbic Oscar-sweeping drama stars Bette Davis as an aging Broadway dame and Anne Baxter as a scheming young social climber.

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2001: A Space Odyssey

Stanley Kubrick’s hypnotic, thought-provoking mind bender was revolutionary in 1968 and has been a sci-fi staple ever since.

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Taxi Driver

Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese make movie magic in the tale of a rage-filled New York cabbie bent on correcting the world’s injustices.

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Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

In Kubrick’s satire, fears come true when a psychotic general starts an all-out nuclear war.

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The only Hitchcock movie with a Best Picture Oscar, this gothic mystery stars Laurence Olivier as a moody widower.

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The African Queen

Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn’s odd-couple chemistry anchors John Huston’s 1951 romantic adventure.

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Double Indemnity

One of Billy Wilder’s finest works, this classic noir stars Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck as co-conspirators in marital murder.

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Singin’ in the Rain

The inimitable Gene Kelly directs and stars in one of the most beloved musicals of the fifties, opposite Jean Hagen and Debbie Reynolds.

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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Spielberg’s feel-good 1982 hit stars Drew Barrymore and Henry Thomas as young siblings who form a powerful bond with a cute alien.

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Some Like It Hot

Billy Wilder directs Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon in this wonderfully satirical 1959 work about two jazz musicians on the lam.

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King Kong

The pioneering 1933 horror-fantasy favorite stars Fay Wray as the comely blonde who entices the love-struck giant ape to his doom.

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The Maltese Falcon

John Huston’s influential noir mystery stars Humphrey Bogart as a hard-drinking gumshoe tracking the elusive titular statue.

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On the Waterfront

Elia Kazan’s gritty, evocative drama has Marlon Brando as the former boxing champ who utters the famous line, “I coulda been a contender.”

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Alfred Hitchcock’s ninth movie, starring Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant, features many iconic moments, including that famous marathon kiss.

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High Noon

Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly are the married couple who add romance to this terse 1952 Western, a much-lauded classic of the genre.

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A Streetcar Named Desire

Marlon Brando’s portrayal of a brute in Elia Kazan’s intense adaptation of the Tennessee Williams play is the stuff of movie legend.

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Jack Nicholson’s world-weary gumshoe anchors Roman Polanski’s 1974 noir, also starring Faye Dunaway and John Huston.

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Apocalypse Now

Coppola’s nightmarish Vietnam epic, starring Marlon Brando and Martin Sheen, redefines the war flick and the dangers of the jungle.

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Roman Holiday

Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck’s chemistry drives this old-fashioned courtship story, which was nominated for ten Oscars in 1953.

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Disney’s legendary cartoon fantasy, which animates beloved selections of classical music, is still a freewheeling visual delight to this day.

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Wuthering Heights

Laurence Olivier brings Emily Bronte’s Heathcliff to life in this brooding 1939 adaptation of the famous love story set on the moors.

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It Happened One Night

Frank Capra’s madcap comedy pairs Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert as a reporter and a socialite who fall in love despite the odds.

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Raging Bull

A visceral black-and-white drama about an aging boxer (Robert De Niro), Martin Scorsese’s 1980 flick is one of the best of its decade.

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The Philadelphia Story

George Cukor’s sophisticated romantic farce stars Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and James Stewart in a battle of societal wits.

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The Best Years of Our Lives

William Wyler’s landmark 1946 drama follows three World War II vets, including Oscar winner Harold Russell, as they return home.

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All Quiet on the Western Front

Lewis Milestone’s hugely popular adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque’s novel is the first great antiwar movie to be made with sound.

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The Adventures of Robin Hood

This 1938 swashbuckling costume epic stars Errol Flynn in arguably his greatest role, as the titular prince of thieves.

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A great cast (Alan Ladd, Jack Palance) anchors George Stevens’s 1953 Western about a lone gunman defending a pioneer family.

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The Third Man

Carol Reed’s haunting 1949 mystery has too many iconic parts to mention plus a sardonic turn by Orson Welles as a man presumed dead.

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West Side Story

Star-crossed love gets the spotlight via Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, and music by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

This inspiring Frank Capra parable tells the story of a starry-eyed senator (James Stewart) who takes a stand against the political machine.

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The Searchers

This complex Western, John Ford’s 1956 favorite, features the Duke in Indian territory on the hunt for his missing niece (Natalie Wood).

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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

John Huston’s 1948 adventure stars Humphrey Bogart as one of three gold prospectors undone by their own good fortune.

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Annie Hall

Widely considered Woody Allen’s finest work, this bittersweet New York romance posits Diane Keaton as his flighty, adorable foil.

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Blade Runner

Ridley Scott’s moody futuristic thriller boasts stunning effects and unmissable performances by Harrison Ford and Sean Young.

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The Quiet Man

Lushly filmed on location in Ireland, John Ford’s gorgeous 1952 romance follows John Wayne as he travels to the country and finds a wife.

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Touch of Evil

Orson Welles’s offbeat 1958 thriller follows a narcotics agent (Charlton Heston) out to take down a corrupt old cop (Welles).

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Rebel Without a Cause

The drama that made James Dean an anti-hero for decades to come is also an unmissable snapshot of the fifties generation gap.

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Bringing Up Baby

Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant shine in the definitive screwball comedy of the thirties, courtesy of ace director Howard Hawks.

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Modern Times

Charlie Chaplin bids farewell to silent comedy with this laugh-a-minute 1936 satire in which he plays a victimized factory worker.

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Duck Soup

Packed with gags and zany humor, this 1933 comedy is one of the Marx brothers’ funniest, most surreal, and most beloved works.

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Paths of Glory

Stanley Kubrick delivers a powerfully bleak, predictably intense antiwar drama, starring Kirk Douglas, about a military incursion gone awry.

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Bonnie & Clyde

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway star as the irresistible outlaws at the heart of Arthur Penn’s controversial, stylish 1967 flick.

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Amazing stuntwork and great turns by John Wayne and Thomas Mitchell drive John Ford’s genre-defining high-stakes 1939 Western.

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The Magnificent Ambersons

Orson Welles displays a refined touch in this 1942 costume drama about a nineteenth-century family’s struggles with the changing times.

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The Big Sleep

Howard Hawks’s classic noir sets the standard for private-detective flicks, with star turns by Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.

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City Lights

Charlie Chaplin’s final and best silent film finds the Little Tramp helping a blind flower seller (Virginia Cherrill) regain her sight.

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Midnight Cowboy

John Schlesinger’s gritty, provocative portrait of two unlikely friends provided career-defining roles for Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight.

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The Night of the Hunter

Robert Mitchum’s performance drives this noirish thriller from director Charles Laughton about a psychopath prowling the Ohio River Valley.

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A Night at the Opera

The first big-budget Marx brothers movie, this 1935 gem, about a group of wisecracking stowaways, is widely considered their best.

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Meet Me in St. Louis

Some of Judy Garland’s greatest songs are integrated into this upbeat, captivating 1944 musical from director Vincente Minnelli.

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This sparkling, delightfully witty Ernst Lubitsch romantic comedy was advertised, famously, as the movie in which “Garbo laughs!”

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The General

Buster Keaton directs himself in this visually stunning 1926 silent comedy that many consider to be the amazing talent’s finest work.

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The Bride of Frankenstein

Boris Karloff’s iconic lurching monster meets his match in Elsa Lanchester in this darkly witty 1935 sequel to the horror classic.

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The Gold Rush

Charlie Chaplin’s most critically acclaimed movie, this melodramatic silent work reimagines the Little Tramp as a prospector in the 1800s.

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Red River

For Montgomery Clift’s first-ever role, he stars as the adoptive son of John Wayne’s vicious rancher in this Howard Hawks Western.

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An American in Paris

One of the greatest musicals of the fifties, this colorful toe-tapping classic finds the grace and athleticism of Gene Kelly on full display.

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His Girl Friday

This hilarious battle-of-the-sexes romp is vintage Howard Hawks, full of bawdy double entendres quipped by Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant.

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Yankee Doodle Dandy

James Cagney and Walter Huston star in this 1942 flag-waving musical biography of legendary composer George M. Cohan.

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A Star Is Born

George Cukor’s classic tearjerker stars Judy Garland as a young singer whose marriage to an alcoholic film star ends in tragedy.

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The Wild Bunch

This controversial 1969 Western was one of the most brutal of its day with plenty of stomach-turning violence courtesy of Sam Peckinpah.

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My Darling Clementine

One of John Ford’s most riveting Westerns, this semi-historical work stars Henry Fonda as Wyatt Earp and Walter Brennan as his foe.

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The Lady Eve

Barbara Stanwyck and Charles Coburn play the con artists against Henry Fonda’s millionaire in Preston Sturges’s still-fresh romantic comedy.

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Out of the Past

Jacques Tourneur’s beguiling 1947 noir stars Robert Mitchum as a laconic private detective who falls under the spell of a femme fatale.

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The Birth of a Nation

The first-ever feature-length silent movie, D. W. Griffith’s sweeping Lillian Gish-starring Civil War drama was a massive technological coup.

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In F. W. Murnau’s American debut, this silent movie with roots in German Expressionism, a deadly love triangle is raised to the level of art.

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Easy Rider

In Dennis Hopper’s generation-defining 1969 classic, he, Jack Nicholson, and Peter Fonda hit the road in search of nirvana.

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Top Hat

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are in fine form for this gem, mixing romantic comedy, endless dancing, and a superb Irving Berlin score.

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Erich von Stroheim’s notorious silent-era production charts one man’s descent into insanity owing to his wife’s unending greed.

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Mike Nichols’s directorial debut stars Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton as the acerbic love-hate pair who dominate the story.

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42nd Street

This behind-the-scenes musical tells the story of a flailing producer (Warner Baxter) and a chorus girl (Ruby Keeler) who dreams of fame.

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D. W. Griffith’s silent epic starring Lillian Gish is a series of vignettes remarkable for their exquisite sets, photography, and editing.

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Trouble in Paradise

An exquisite, bubbly work by Ernst Lubitsch, this good-natured 1932 comedy follows a pair of con artists en route to romance.

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Letter from an Unknown Woman

Max Ophuls’s 1948 tearjerker tells the story of the unspoken love of a woman (Joan Fontaine) for her neighbor (Louis Jourdan).

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Robert Altman’s country-music flick finds a colorful cast, including Shelley Duvall and Keith Carradine, converging in the title city.

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The Crowd

King Vidor’s sad silent masterpiece stars James Murray and Eleanor Boardman as a young couple struggling to make ends meet.

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101 Style Tips for Men

 Below you’ll find the best of the best of such tips: a hundred things (plus one extra) that you can be doing, right now, to make yourself look sharper. You can thank us later.

1. Throw out or give away anything you haven’t worn in over a year.

You get two “beloved old favorite” exemptions here, as well as formalwear. Ruthlessly pitch or donate the rest.

2. Get everything adjusted.

Well, okay, not everything. But most things: nice pants, shirts, and jackets should all go to the tailor for adjustments, unless they came custom-tailored already.

3. Spend more money on less pieces of clothing.

Quality lasts longer than quantity, and you look better in it.

4. Shop for a suit in person.

Even if you don’t need one. Just get the experience of comparing jacket styles, fabrics, and cuts.

5. There are more shoe colors than brown and black.

Colored leather and suede are fantastic shoe options. Get a little crazy with reds, blues, and grays. Don’t worry about matching a belt to each one — a black belt with gray shoes or a brown one with oxblood red is fine.

6. Trouser cuffs should “break” on the tops of your shoes.

That means they rest very lightly on the leather itself. You shouldn’t have a gap between your pants and your shoes.

7. Wear a pocket square.

Any time you’re wearing a jacket. No exceptions.

8. Buy something in a pattern that occurs nowhere else in your wardrobe.

9. Next time you go to put on jeans, grab a pair of slacks or chinos instead.

10. Belts or suspenders — pick one.

Never both at the same time.

11. Wear a necktie when you don’t have to.

Just for fun.

12. Watch any movie starring Cary Grant.

Now ask yourself: “What can I do to dress a little more like that?”

13. Gym shoes are for the gym.

Ditto athletic socks.

14. Wear a lightweight sweater under a sports jacket with some jeans.

Doesn’t that look good?

15. Get a pair of colored trousers.

Something funky. Red, green, yellow, orange, whatever.

16. Go read a book on style.

Or a magazine. Or an article. Something about fashion. Old and out-of-date is okay, and even fun sometimes. Just get exposed to something new.

17. Match the color of your socks to the color of your trousers.

Most of the time. When you want to be daring, wear a bright, contrasting color instead.

18. Have a removable top layer.

In the dog days of summer, you can go with one shirt. The rest of the time, have at least two presentable layers on top. You never know when you’ll want to loan a lady your jacket/shirt/whatever.

19. Invest in a really nice suitcase and day bag.

Your luggage is part of your style.

20. Shop with a friend.

Sales people are paid to sell you things whether they look good or not. Take a friend who’ll tell you to your face when you look like an idiot.

21. Own a watch you can wear with a good business suit.

Handsome. Functional. Classic. It’s amazing how such a small accessory can greatly enhance how you look and feel.

22. Understand contrast.

It will help you get the right amount in your outfits. If you don’t understand, read up on “understanding contrast”.

23. Own more shoes.

How many pairs do you own? Get some more. Vary the styles. Shoes are the most underrated tools in a guy’s style arsenal.

Read up on the 3 types of shoes every man needs.

24. Traditional light blue denim is a great color for jeans…

…if you’re building houses or ranching cattle. Otherwise, get a dark indigo instead of light blue, or go with a different color entirely.

25. Take your measurements.

Write them down and tuck them in your underwear drawer or something. They always come in handy when you’re shopping.

Read up on how to accurately take your measurement.

26. Check the size of your favorite pieces of clothing.

Those numbers are worth writing down too. If a shirt fits perfectly, you probably want your other shirts in about that size as well.

27. Always dress like you might decide to drop by a restaurant or nightclub with a dress code.

Because you might. And even if you don’t, you might as well look like a guy who’s got plans.

28. Practice rolling up your shirtsleeves a bunch of different ways.

Do you like a fat roll? A thin one? Tall, short, rumpled, crisp? Play around with it.

29. Flip through a slideshow of images from a men’s fashion show.

Nine-tenths of the things you see will be way over the top and useless to you. Use the other 10% for inspiration.

30. Head to a thrift store and buy every sports jacket that fits you… 

…and costs less than $20. Okay, maybe not every single one, but at least four or five. Even the weird ones. You’ll use them.

31. Button-down collars aren’t business dress.

Yeah, you’ll see guys wearing them with suits. Don’t be those guys. A business suit deserves a business collar, and that means no buttons at the tips.

32. Shine your shoes more often than you think you need to.

33. Wear a boutonnière in your lapel.

Not for a wedding, and not with a tux. Just for fun some day. Any old suit or sports jacket will do.

34. Put some product in your hair.

If you already use product, try a different kind of product.

35. Iron your own shirts.

It’s a useful skill for traveling, and it’ll save you money at home.

36. Get some dress slacks without belt loops. Then wear ’em with suspenders.

37. Don’t wear T-shirts with graphics on them…

…for anything that isn’t housework, a workout, or a rock concert. Upgrade to a solid-color tee, or another lightweight option like a henley or polo.

38. Try a decorative lining.

Suit and sports jackets sometimes come with them; as do some dress shirt cuffs.

39. Wear jewelry.

Not every day, and not always the same piece. But a ring here or a necklace there is great.

40. Have two nice white dress shirts.

Be sure they’re free of stains and wrinkles, ready to go at all times. They go with everything.

41. Try wearing cologne.

You can get small testers from most department stores. Try a few and see what goes well with your natural scent.

42. Clean your wallet out regularly.

The slimmer it is, the less wear and tear on both the wallet and the pocket it’s shoved into. It’ll also look nicer when you pull it out to pay for things.

43. Wear a scarf.

Not just because it’s cold outside, but also as a fashion accessory.

44. Expand your belt collection.

The easiest way is to own belts that can snap open for interchangeable buckles, and then to hit the internet looking for vintage buckles — that way you’re only buying two or three pieces of leather for dozens of looks.

45. Own at least one dark business suit.

Then, if you can afford it, own one lighter social suit as well.

46. Use patterns to flatter your body type.

Grab broad checks to add a little weight and breadth, or use light vertical stripes to add height and slim down your appearance.

47. Live it up a little.

Wear that Hawaiian shirt or those bright red pants once in a while. Nobody needs to be the textbook timeless gentlemen every day of his life.

48. Get your jackets pressed.

Light, unstructured ones are particularly prone to wrinkling, so press ’em early and often. Rumpled backs ruin the whole look.

49. Gold or silver metals — pick one.

Your wedding band is an exception. But other than that, keep it to one kind of metal.

50. Clean your clothes regularly.

Launder the things that can be; take what can’t to the dry cleaners. Brush wools off to keep them from pilling and gathering fuzz.

51. Your necktie and pocket square can share a color family, but they shouldn’t be a perfect match.

They don’t even have to share colors — the square could complement a color from the shirt or jacket instead.

52. Sometimes less is more.

A couple plain, dark solid pieces with one bright accent can do more than a flashy, patterned suit or shirt.

53. Then again, sometimes more is more.

Go over the top with color and pattern once in a while — maybe when you have something to celebrate, or just when you’re in a really bouncy mood. But don’t make a habit of it.

54. Keep the top and bottom balanced.

If you’ve got a sleek, streamlined jacket and a simple shirt, don’t wear big, fuzzy pants with lots of texture. Similarly, don’t pair a cable-knit sweater with ultra-fine wool slacks. Stay consistent all the way up and down.

55. Wear seasonal colors.

Dark earth tones and shades in autumn, grays and blues in winter, colorful pastels in spring — you get the point.

56. Find an outdoors jacket that you really love.

Leather, wool, denim — doesn’t matter. Something battered and beloved that you can wear from the first cool days of fall on up to winter parka season, and again in the spring.

57. Brown or black leather — pick one.

They don’t all have to be identical shades, but you shouldn’t be rocking a black watchband with a brown belt or anything like that.

58. If you wear suits in the winter, wear a long wool overcoat.

Anything short enough that you can see the bottom of the suit jacket poking out beneath the hem of the coat doesn’t make the, ahem, cut.

59. Don’t believe in absolute rules.

White trousers after Labor Day. Plaids with stripes. You’re told not to do ’em, but there’s always a reason to break a rule once in a while. Don’t be afraid to. But remember that the “rules” are usually there for a reason, too, and use some common sense.

60. Overdress.

There’s nothing wrong with being the best-dressed guy in the room. Be aware of social norms — don’t wear a three-piece suit to serve meals at a soup kitchen or something — but in general, plan on looking nicer than other guys in your social group at any given gathering.

61. Learn a new necktie knot.

Heck, learn a dozen. Some are convenient, some are fancy, and a few are both. Know your favorites.

62. Laugh at trends.

They’re a way to separate style illiterates from their money. Keep your look timeless. Trends can be a fun inspiration if they appeal to your existing sense of style, but don’t pursue them just because they’re “in.”

63. If the designer’s logo is visible, it’s not as stylish as you think.

See previous point about trends, and add some emphasis. You’re nobody’s billboard. No visible brand names.

64. Pamper your skin.

Get some good skin cream and use it. Find the product that solves your particular problems, whether that’s oily skin, dry skin, or something else entirely.

65. Pair a nice suit with some colored canvas sneakers.


66. Own accent pieces.

Scarves, hats, jewelry, funky shoes, weird belts. Get some unique items and use them whenever an outfit looks okay, but boring. Thrift stores, eBay, and Etsy are all great sources for these.

67. Backpacks are for school kids.

If you’re not going to class right this minute, trade up to a messenger bag or a briefcase. For that matter, trade up even if you are in school.

68. Sunglasses are part of your look as soon as you put them on.

Own a couple pairs in a couple different styles — you’ll end up needing them as you vary your look.

69. Keep your jacket buttoned except when you sit.

The taper toward the waist is half the point of a jacket. Don’t lose the effect by going unbuttoned.

70. On that note, the bottom jacket button always stays undone.

Close the top button on a two-button coat, and either the middle button only or the top two buttons on a three-button coat. There are other looks, and someone’s always trying them out, but these will always be right.

Know the “Sometimes, Always, Never” rule.

71. Your outfit is only as good as the clothes in it.

At the end of the day, you can’t look like a runway model in clothes from Walmart. Be prepared to spend at least a little money if you want to look really good.

72. Fix damages sooner, rather than later.

Missing buttons, fraying edges, torn seams — get ’em into a tailor and get ’em fixed. No excuses. Wear and tear looks terrible in public.

73. Casual leather shoes make any everyday outfit look more stylish.

Have some good brogues, saddle shoes, or loafers for your day-to-day get-ups.

74. Don’t overthink it.

If everything fits and the colors aren’t an obvious clash, your outfit is probably presentable at the very least. The rest is just details.

75. Keep yourself well-groomed.

Trim your nails, shave regularly and with care, brush your teeth. A raggedy body under nice clothes jars the eye (and looks gross).

76. Shirt cuffs should be visible past the ends of your jacket sleeves.

“A half inch of linen” is the old-fashioned rule of thumb. Don’t obsess about it too much, but show at least a little shirt cuff.

77. Ties can be fun.

Paisleys, variegated stripes, figure patterns, knits — mix it up. Look for textures beyond basic glossy silk (or synthetic) and for varied colors.

78. Pinstriped suits always look best with plain white pinstripes.

There are other options out there, but none are as timeless and sublime as the plain white pinstripe on a dark charcoal or navy suit.

79. Your cell phone is part of your style these days.

Get a case, and make that case something that works with your basic tastes. Funky is good; so is slim. The less of a bulge in your pockets, the better.

80. Yes, you can wear a double-breasted jacket.

It can even be a blazer, rather than a suit jacket, so long as you keep the trousers and shirt conservative. But don’t you dare wear that double-breasted jacket unbuttoned.

81. Wear the lightest fabrics in the summer.

If you don’t own at least a few pieces in lightweight linen orseersucker, you’re torturing yourself needlessly.

82. Visit a menswear store you’ve never been to before.

See what you like. You never know.

83. The man purse is never going to catch on.

If you’ve been waiting for everyone to wake up and realize how stylish yours is, stop.

84. Jeans can sit on your hips. Everything else gets worn at the natural waist.

85. The shinier your shoe is, the dressier it is.

Assuming we’re talking about leather dress shoes, a higher gloss is dressier, while a softer texture is more casual.

86. Bow ties don’t just come in black.

Wear a patterned one in place of a regular necktie some time.

87. Tie your necktie so that the tip touches the top of your belt.

A little longer is okay; shorter is not.

88. Your off-duty clothes still get looked at.

Swimwear, pajamas, workout clothes — someone’s going to see you in them eventually. Buy ones you look good in, and replace them before they wear out.

89. Facial hair needs to look deliberate.

You can have a full beard if you really want one, but shape the edges with a razor so that it doesn’t look like you’ve just let it grow. You want people to think you’re making a statement, not being lazy.

90. You want people to notice your face.

Wear clothes that guide the eye upward toward your chin and mouth. There’s a reason classic menswear tends to open upward (think about collared shirts and suit jackets).

91. If you mix patterns, vary the scale of the patterns.

Small checks with wide-spaced stripes — no problem. Big checks with big stripes — problem.

92. Dress the body you have, not the body you want.

It’s great to be working towards a fitter physique, but don’t look like a total schlump until you get there.

93. Have one or two big, soft flannels or cardigans for cool nights.

Half the time you’ll end up giving these to a girl to wear when she gets cold — and that’s just fine.

94. Organize your wardrobe.

Make it easy to reach in, grab any couple of items, and have an outfit that works. That means finding a home for the less-stylish utility pieces that’s far away from your good clothes.

95. Never let a woman plan your outfits.

Even fashionable women are working with a different stylistic language from you. Unless one or both of you are cross-dressers, don’t make a habit of taking regular style advice from a woman.

96. Pants beat shorts, even in hot weather.

Shorts cut the leg in two; a pair of lightweight linen, seersucker, or cotton pants will create a sleeker, more put-together silhouette, and always look better than shorts, while only being slightly warmer to wear.

97. If you like a store, subscribe to their e-mail list.

Yeah, you’ll get advertisements that you don’t want. But you’ll also get sales and coupons that you will want, and that they don’t offer anywhere else. If you limit yourself to two or three of your top favorite brands, it’s well worth the inbox clutter.

98. Really good dress shoes make a bit of noise when you walk.

Don’t be shy about it. Embrace the authoritative tap-tap-tap of stacked leather heels.

99. Resist the urge to correct other people’s style.

Even when you know they’re doing something wrong. They’re not going to take it as a kindness no matter how sweetly you say it.

100. There are worse fates in life than dressing like someone’s dad.

Or even someone’s grandfather. The generations before us knew a thing or two about looking sharp.

And most important of all…

101. Never wear a bad fit!

Ever. If it isn’t a close, flattering fit with no pinching or sagging, don’t wear it. This is the ultimate rule for looking good. Seriously. If you’re going to take one thing away today, take this one. NEVER WEAR A BAD FIT.

Jozavic Quote of the Day!

“Years of love have been forgot, in the hatred of a minute” 
– Edgar Allan Poe.

Whenever I get into a fight with somebody I love, I remember that quote and everything starts to get better.
Its almost Friday! Hope you are all letting the good times roll? Now is the Right Time.


 #StayCalm.                           #StayClassy.