Monthly Archives: March 2017

  • TRELLO (1)March Madness has proved to be a month of upsets and Cinderella stories, as the tournament moves into the Final Four. The women’s bracket will continue as expected. While the brilliant 110-0 UConn women’s team has been outplaying every team they have come across for years now; the men’s bracket is filled with uncertainty. For the first time in program history the seventh seeded South Carolina Gamecocks have reached the Final Four. In addition, the Oregon Ducks defeated a Kentucky roster, that overflowed with talent and promise, to travel deeper into the bracket than they have since 1939.

    The Duck's Run

    The women Ducks deserve as much credit and attention as their male counterparts. As the tenth seeded team, they have followed up every upset with another to reach the Elite 8. Today their shocking and historic run has ended with a loss to the constantly perfect Huskies. With 2622766783_aba0f176d3_bthat loss, Oregon has diverted its attention to the men’s squad. Next, they will face off against the top seeded and five time champion, the North Carolina Tar Heels. This Saturday, the Ducks,
    who have proved themselves to be the
    underdog story of the month, will play North Carolina, a team who have their sights set on the trophy that was stolen from them in last year’s stunning conclusion.

    South Carolina's Impressive Trip

    Before the Ducks go up against the Tar Heels; South Carolina will try to continue their South_Carolina_Gamecocks_Block_C_logo.svgimprobable run to the finals by defeating Gonzaga. The Gamecocks have previously beaten a slew of highly seeded teams. They toppled the second seeded Duke Blue Devils, the third seeded Baylor Bears and the fourth seeded Florida Gators thanks to the excellence with which their guard Sindarius Thornwell has played.

    For two teams, this month has been so historic that while losing this late in the bracket would be disappointing, the depth of South Carolina and Oregon’s respective runs is an achievement in itself. This weekend will determine if the grit of these two underdogs is enough to topple the experience and poise of the Tar Heels and the Bulldogs.

  • Irish pubs and St. Patrick’s Day go together like leprechauns and pots of gold. However, it’s also one of the biggest drinking days of the year so expect crowds wherever you go. However, we have a few suggestions of places to go to avoid the crowds while also enjoying your St. Paddy’s Day.

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  • St. Patrick’s Day is on Friday but you can still figure out your green outfit now. But what if you don’t want to be decked out in a green suit or wear a tacky green hat? HDS has figured out some good accessories to wear while still staying in the holiday spirit.

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  • Bigger gentlemen have it tough finding clothes. Often times, clothes will draw attention to just how big they look. Other times, men try to drape themselves in looser fitting clothes to hide their physique. Here are some pointers when buying shirts for the more ample gentlemen:

    Wear clothes that fits

    Everybody should wear clothes that fits right, regardless of size. However, the more ample gentlemen have less wiggle room when it comes to this. Because bigger men are easier to spot, any clothes that doesn’t fit right will only amplify the effect of the clothes on them - clothes that sag will only draw attention to you trying to hide your body and tighter clothes will look tighter. Wear something comfortable but form fitting. You want to give the idea that you are well put together and not a slob. If you’re more ample, you want to own it. There’s a difference between being fat and being big and it all starts with perception. Big and tall shirts are cool!

    Keep patterns to a minimum

    Patterns on a slender man should blend in or work with their ensemble. But a big and tall gentleman can spread the pattern out too much. Patterns on larger men tend to look too busy and become distracting. Keep it simple, with solid colors working best for larger gentlemen. If you need to wear a pattern, wear something with thinner lines so that the pattern doesn’t become overwhelming. Big and tall shirts are cool!

    Lighter fabrics

    Thicker fabrics on a large man tend to contribute to him looking heavier than what he might be. Although not a problem with taller, slimmer gentlemen, heavy set men can look beefier with clothes made out of material that is thick. What’s worse is that heavier fabrics tend to be less breathable and also tend to trap heat in more than lighter fabrics. This can cause heavier men to become sweatier, which is never looks good on anyone.So stick with lighter, breathable fabrics, you’ll thank us later.

    As mentioned before, it’s all about changing perceptions. Heavier men will want to own their size. Fatness comes off as lazy and soft, but “big” is large and in charge, a towering figure of power. Just because you might be big and tall doesn’t mean you don’t have to look good when you get dressed!

  • Bigger gentlemen have it tough finding clothes. Often times, clothes will draw attention to just how big they look. Other times, men try to drape themselves in looser fitting clothes to hide their physique. Here are some pointers when buying shirts for the more ample gentlemen:

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  • A Men’s Guide to Cufflinks

    A Men’s Guide to Cufflinks

    Cufflink: A formal event accessory

    Cufflinks are attractive and they buy you attention to some extent, so they are not meant for everyday use. Wear these on special events, especially when you are looking to dress up a bit for getting some attention. The attention you will get from the cufflinks depends upon the color and design of the accessory.

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  • Getting your suit tailored is the best thing you could do for your wardrobe. A tailored suit should look better on you, should feel more comfortable and if done correctly, should make you feel more confident. However, getting your suit tailored is more than just bringing it to a tailor and hoping for the best. HDS walks you through how to get the best out of your tailoring so that your suit looks crisp and fresh!

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