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Original article first published on: Behind the Wheel, Men’s Fashion Essentials For The Modern Car Enthusiast

It is no surprise that the world of cars is based on an irresistible mix of speed and style. This is what draws so many people to it on a regular basis. Cars are more than just horsepower and torque for people who love cars. Your car will become an extension of you as you drive more. You are recognized by your friends from the sound of your engine, and neighbors will wave at you when they see the color.

As the engines purr, and the road spreads out before them, car enthusiasts around the globe have come to realize that their love of automobiles has become a part of their everyday lives. This lifestyle is a great example of combining sophistication with practicality. Everyone, from the car experts to the novices who are curious about everything, such as what a NOx is, loves to drive a sports car into adventure or to conquer the racetrack.

Fashion and Car Culture

Men’s fashion and auto culture are a perfect combination when it comes to self-expression and personal style! The rubber meets the road in a literal sense. Passion for cars and fashion collide to create a subculture of car lovers.

The Face of Car Enthusiasm

The dirty, greasy mechanic and the rough-and tumble gearhead that spits all over the floor have evolved into a more refined image. You can easily find car enthusiasts who are not only interested in the engineering of a vehicle, but also its aesthetic appeal. These are not dirty mechanics anymore, but a cosmopolitan and stylish group.

Pop Culture and Social Media

The experience of being an automobile enthusiast has been completely transformed by automotive influencers and lifestyle blogs. These influencers combine their love of cars with their own personal style to show the world how these seemingly different worlds could come together to create something beautiful.

Wardrobe Essentials For Car Enthusiasts

It’s not sufficient to own a fantastic car if you are a modern-day car enthusiast. Fashion and open roads go hand in hand. Your wardrobe will help you strike the perfect balance between fashion and adventure. Let’s look at the essential pieces you need to travel in style.

Jackets and outerwear

Car enthusiasts should be equipped with outerwear that is capable of handling all driving conditions (or as many as they can). No matter where you are on the road, look for jackets to keep you warm. You’ll need to be prepared for the cold mountain air or the coastal breeze. Classic leather jackets are a good choice.

Footwear

Your choice of shoes has a surprising impact on your driving. To maintain pedal feel and precise control, choose shoes with exceptional grip. Consider investing in driving footwear, which is specifically designed for this purpose. These shoes are often minimalistic in design and will compliment your style. If you prefer comfortable sneakers or reliable boots, there are plenty of options to suit your driving style.

Ccessories

Accessories make a big difference. Aviator sunglasses and classic wayfarers, for example, will not only shield your eyes against glare, but they also add an air of sophistication. A well-chosen watch can also be a style statement. Colorful scarves are also a great way to add a touch of fashion, especially during cooler months.

Wardrobe Checklist

Checklists are a great way to find items that fit your style and requirements. This list will help you create stylish outfits to keep you comfortable on the road.

Maintaining style on the road

Keep your clothes and accessories in good condition

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Odds & Ends: July 19, 2024

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The Knotty Death of the Necktie Adam Gopnik examines the decline in neckties, which began around 20 years ago. The rise of WFH due to the COVID-19 epidemic has accelerated this decline. Gopnik also uses this article as a way to reflect on the cultural significance of neckties throughout history and to explore what fashion tells us about culture in general and how we use our style to communicate our values and beliefs. Check out our article from 2021, in which we asked style experts if the necktie was obsolete.

The Courage to be Disliked by Ichiro Kishiimi and Fumitake Koga: How to Change Your Life and Achieve True Happiness. Recently, I listened to the book while walking in the morning. It was enjoyable. The authors explore Alfred Adler’s psychological theories through a fictional dialogue between a philosopher and student. The book taught me that all problems are inter-personal problems and many of these interpersonal problems result from us or others trying do other people’s life tasks.

Beulah. I discovered this band recently and enjoy listening to it on my car rides. Beulah was a regular on my 5-disc player in my 1992 Smurf blue Chevy Cavalier in 2000. Their unique indie sound includes horns, stringed instruments and a positive attitude. I love horns and strings in pop-rock. A great band to listen to in the summer.

Greyson Sweater polo from Marine Layer. Sweater polos have a moment at the moment. These shirts are a great option for smart casual summer wear. The Greyson sweater-polo by Marine Layer is a handsome addition to this category. When I wear it, I feel like Frank Sinatra at Palm Springs.

Quote of the week

Action is often the only way to save a man in danger. In order to dull emotions, a person must act; to be immobile or to stagnate, in body or mind, is to give up without conditions. Movement, any work, can help him to overcome those feelings that are a traitor to his better nature. The man in the balloon who had little else to do than sit in the middle a target was more likely to crash than the observer on an aeroplane. However, the observer’s vulnerability was greater than that of the pilot. It was harder to sit in a trench under heavy bombardment than it was to fight openly.

Lord Moran

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A Field Guide to Military Hand Signals

To maintain surprise and avoid enemy detection, soldiers often operate in silence.

They still have to communicate.

How do they communicate their message without giving away their position?

Hand signals are used to communicate.

In the last century, the military developed hand signals to allow their members to communicate while in stealth mode. Hand signals are also used to communicate when the noise level is too high for the comrades’ ears to hear.

During WWII, the U.S. Army developed its first uniform hand signals. The vocabulary of the visual language grew over time. The Army was the first to develop hand signals. Other branches followed suit. The latest hand signals of the U.S. Army can be found in TC 3-21.60. Many of them are used for different situations, such as patrol, convoy management, ground-to air communication, etc.

Harrison Anderson is a former Green Beret and fellow Okie who served 12 years in the Army. He is now a retired Colonel in the Army Reserves, and he’s finishing his business studies at OU. ).

Guide to Military Hand Signals

Even if you don’t find yourself trying to sneak by Charlie in Vietnam, knowing a few military signals can be helpful for civilians.

Harrison said, “Hand signs can be useful if you need to remain quiet while hunting.”

You can also use them if you are not a hunter. For example, when you play capture the flag or paintball with your brothers, or try to avoid being discovered by a horde baby-eating Barbarians in the event of the apocalypse. They’re also cool to have.

Here are some basic military hand signals.

Numbers

The Army developed a system that allows soldiers to use only one hand when indicating numbers.

The hand signals are simple, with each number being represented by one finger. When you reach 6-9 you extend the number of fingers that you are adding to 5. For example, two fingers is 5 + 2, or 7. Closed raised fist equals zero.

Useful patrol hand signals

Slow down. Slow down.

Halt. Raise your palm forward and raise your hand to signal someone to stop.

Freeze. Make a fist instead of the usual halt signal. Freeze is a signal that tells someone not to only stop but also to remain still to avoid being detected.

Stop, Look, Listen, Smell. Put your hand open behind your ear and tell your crew that they should pay attention to the environment.

Assemble. Raise your hand vertically, palm facing up, and create a circle. This is the signal to use when you want your friends to gather around you and talk about business.

Double time. This signal will tell your crew that they need to get moving. This is a fun thing to do. You can do it by pumping your fist as if you were trying to make a trucker blow his horn.

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Toscano Master Aged 4: American/Italian Blend Cigar Review

Toscano Master Aged 4 Cigar Review

Toscano Master Aged 4 Cigar Review

My journey through Toscano’s Master Aged series culminates with this Master Aged 4, which, through this process, I’ve learned has a few secrets up its sleeves.

While researching this particular blend, I saw it advertised as an Italian wrapper with a 50/50 Italian and American filler, which sounded identical to the Master Aged 1. To get clarification, I contacted Michael Cappellini, the US Toscano brand ambassador.

He kindly informed me that the wrapper on the Master Aged 4 is micro-fermented. This particular treatment, conducted at higher temperatures, is designed to enhance flavor complexity without intensifying the strength.

This is rather intriguing, and I’m eager to put the Master Aged 4 through the Bespoke Unit Cigar Matrix:

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Toscano Master Aged 4 Cigar Details

Brand: ToscanoRange: Master Aged 4Reviewed Vitolas: 6.3 x 40 “Double-Truncated Cone”Wrapper: Italian Micro-FermentedBinder: N/AFiller: 50% Italian / 50% Kentucky Fire-Cured TobaccoFactory: Lucca (Italy)Handmade: YesBody: FullEstimated Smoking Time: 90 MinutesPricing: $225 / Box of 30 [Buy On CigarPage]

Despite employing a sophisticated micro-fermentation process that enhances its flavor complexity, the Toscano Master Aged 4 remains competitively priced. It is available for $225 per box of 30, which breaks down to $7.5 per cigar. This keeps it aligned with the rest of the Master Aged cigar collection.

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