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Be Better Guys is the one stop to find out about all the things your dad didn't teach you, spiced up with a few things your girl wished you knew. Covering the fundamentals of men's clothing, grooming, and lifestyle, and with tips on entertaining and simply how to be, Be Better Guys is a practical guide written in regular guy-speak, from a couple of fellas who learned the hard way. From matching ties with shirts to keeping your nose hair trimmed; from keeping your feet presentable to understanding the basics of wine; from stocking your kitchen with tools to getting a distracted bartender's attention, Be Better Guys offers an informative, simple, and humorous way of putting yourself together.
David Boris and Brian Joyner, who are authors and public speakers, are the creators of Be Better Guys. The two met while waiting tables in a restaurant in Georgetown fifteen years ago and have remained best friends ever since. Among their mutual interests, such as music, booze, and sports, they found they both shared the desire to be respected, stylish, sophisticated men - to be better guys. Together, David and Brian created Be Better Guys in early 2006 to help men improve their quality of life by dressing, grooming, behaving and living better. Taking the lessons learned from their parents, years of reading GQ, Esquire, and other men's resources, working as succesful executives, being in the service industry, leading popular bands, and blending it with their own dating and living experiences (good, bad, and oh so ugly), David and Brian offer guidance, tips, and suggestions on how to be a better guy. They aren't models, journalistis, clothing designers, fashion industry types, or emissaries of proper etiquette. Rather, David and Brian are two guys living in the real world, passing their knowledge on to other men who want to up their own games. Think of The Guys as your older brothers... without the beatdowns.
Club Hopping Attire
Fashion experts David Boris and Brian Joyner discuss men's club hopping attire.
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Brian Joyner: Hi, I am Brian at bebetterguys.com the guys guide to getting a life. We are talking about what to wear when and right now we are going to look at what to wear if you are going out for a night with the boys, going out club-hopping. The big thing about going out is that you want to look sharp, you want to look good, simultaneously, you don't want to look like you just came from the office, you don't want to look like you are about to run around the corner and shoot basketball for in a few hours. So finding the middle ground that doesn't look too casual and yet doesn't look too dressed up is a big thing. So we are going to look at David here and David is wearing a great pair of jeans, pair of boots, this is an awesome shirt. It is pretty casual, great color, looks good on David and David has got a jacket with him. Now the thing about going out is, is that depending on where you are going, certain thing is going to be appropriate. Under most circumstances, wearing a suit is probably not going to be the appropriate thing in the world, where however, bringing the jacket with you particularly, if you are going to a couple of different places adds a little layer, particularly when the weather is not quite as nice as 80 degrees or something like that. It is fall, winter, you add a layer and you can take the layers off as you need to particularly when you are dancing like David is now, where are you and Naomi going?
David Boris: We are going to go to -- I have to call here and figure out where we are going as she is making plans. Brian Joyner: Excellent. So anyway, the big thing about going out is, is that one, you want to dress appropriately for where you are going unless you are Jay-Z, wearing a suit to a club is probably not a good idea. Two, you want to dress so that you are not going to be overly heated, that you are going to be comfortable and three, you want to dress age-appropriate. If you are 35 years old, you do not show up in the club with a hoody on, tennis shoes and a T-shirt. You are a grown man, wear adult clothes. What David is wearing is perfectly fine, is casual, no one is going to mistake him for his father wearing this and yet, he looks good, well put together. Another thing you want to think about, when we are talking about layering, I mentioned the jacket before, but I would also consider things like maybe a cardigan, zip-up something like that. There are a lot of great looks out there with cardigans and they add just a small amount of bulk for thinner frames. You can get them in a very fine mesh so that they are not very heavy and yet, it adds a little bit of style, a little bit of class to what you are wearing. I would look at stand away from the same shoes you would wear to the office. David has got on a great pair of Frye Boots here, but you can wear loafers, suede shoes, something good. I would stay away from athletic shoes, that having being said, I know a lot of people do wear them when they go out in that shoe being, more power to you. To watch the other segments in this video series or for How-to videos on almost any other topic, visit monkeysee.com.