How To Build A Better Wardrobe

Regardless of the time of year, weather or occasion, every guy needs strong basics in their closet. Simply put, we’re talking about the tees, long-sleeves, jeans, jackets and boots that will carry you through work and weekend. So what should you look for before you head to the checkout? Think quality, versatility and confidence, in a style that’s all your own.

In partnership with Mark’s, here are the five wardrobe staples every man should have at their disposal. Meet your all-star lineup.

A great pair of jeans

The most dependable piece of clothing you’ll ever own are jeans. Now, thanks to advances in comfort and fabrication, as soon as you slip them on, you should feel as though you’ve been wearing them forever. Whatever your preference, there are plenty of choices when it comes to wash and fit. Best of all, jeans are the ultimate uniform for both work and play.

Wear-anywhere t-shirts

Chances are, your favourite tee is one you’ve had for years. Sure, the fade, questionable stretch and cut aren’t great, but it’s hard to part with something you love, right? Wrong. The good news is that comfort can be king with fresh tees, too. Premium cottons now give you that lived-in feel, without the sloppy look. Stock your drawers with quality t-shirts that can stand up to your daily wear and tear, so that the fiftieth wash looks as sharp as the first.

The smart button-up

Anything but stiff, button-up shirts have adapted to fit busy lifestyles, offering more flexibility for everyday wear. New shorter, trimmer styles mean your shirt will look equally sharp tucked or untucked. Roll up your sleeves and get down to business or pull a breathable long-sleeve on as a transitional fall layer any day of the week.

A three-season jacket

Consider this: A jacket is something you’ll wear most …read more

Source:: The Huffington Post – Canada

Drayer: Offseason planning begins between Servais and Mariners players

Mariners manager Scott Servais did not need math or magic numbers to know when his team was eliminated from playoff contention. Officially that moment came when the A’s beat the Twins Saturday night on a walkoff wild pitch, but the reality of the situation had been there for some time.

Mariners lose series finale 6-1 to Rangers

“I think the finality of it set in before the number mathematically eliminated (us) or whatever it was,” said Servais. “You have to give Oakland credit. They put together quite a run. They did not back off.”

The A’s did what the Mariners were unable to do in the second half. Servais pointed out that they pitched well start to finish, and once they got going together as a unit they never took a step back.

“How they have won games, when you have a season like that, that’s what you do,” he said. “We thought we were on that track. We got derailed for a couple of different reasons. You have to give them a ton of credit.”

While the remaining games this week may be meaningless in terms of postseason possibility, they are not without value for individuals, according to Servais.

“You never know when something is going to click,” he said. “Sometimes you find something at the plate, on the mound and you carry it over into next year and into your career. It can happen at any time.”

It will not be business as usual this week for the Mariners. The pregame work will be put in but there will also be offseason planning conversations and meetings with players. We saw hints of it on the road trip – the manager’s door was closed more often and walks with coaches on the warning tracks hours before the games were scheduled to start. The conversations …read more

Source:: MyNorthwest.com – Sports

Protests, pleas expected at hearing on Trump fuel rollback

FRESNO, Calif. — Doctors, environmental groups and California officials will weigh in on the Trump administration’s proposal to roll back car-mileage standards at what could be a raucous hearing in a region with some of the nation’s worst air pollution.

The daylong session in Fresno on Monday is the first of three events by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to gather public comment on the mileage plan. The proposal would freeze U.S. mileage standards at levels mandated by the Obama administration for 2020 instead of letting them rise to 36 miles per gallon by 2025.

Administration officials say waiving the tougher fuel efficiency requirements would make vehicles more affordable.

Opponents say it would undercut efforts to reduce unhealthy tailpipe emissions that are a significant contributor to climate change.

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Source:: Deseret News – U.S. & World News

Matt Patricia-led Lions beat Bill Belichick, Patriots

DETROIT — Matt Patricia beat mentor Bill Belichick, seemingly making all the right moves to help the Detroit Lions beat the New England Patriots 26-10 Sunday night.

The Lions (1-2) suddenly looked like a team with a plan on offence and defence under their first-year coach, and former New England assistant. They opened the season with a 31-point loss to the New York Jets at home and fell short in a comeback at San Francisco.

The Patriots (1-2) have had weaknesses exposed on both sides of the ball, losing two of their first three games for the first time since 2012.

Detroit was in control from the start, creating holes for rookie running back Kerryon Johnson and giving Matthew Stafford time to pass.

Johnson had 101 yards rushing on 16 carries, becoming the first player to reach the mark for the Lions since Reggie Bush ran for 117 yards against Green Bay on Nov. 28, 2013. Detroit’s 70-game stretch without a 100-yard rusher was the longest since the NFL-AFL merger.

Tom Brady pulled the Patriots within three points on a 10-yard TD pass to James White early in the third.

Detroit refused to let the five-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback get any closer.

Stafford responded with a 33-yard TD pass, capping a 10-play, 75-yard drive that took more than 6 minutes off the clock.

Darius Slay picked off Brady’s pass at the Detroit 15 midway through the fourth quarter, helping the Lions seal the win.

INJURY REPORT

Patriots: WR Josh Gordon (hamstring) was inactive, delaying his New England debut, after warming up with teammates. S Patrick Chung and DE Trey Flowers …read more

Source:: Sportsnet.ca