Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Slay the dragon and dry your pits

Posted By on Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 11:29 AM

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In a world where verbal communication is becoming a lost art form due to texting, e-mail, and video conferences, there still comes the occasional time when it is necessary to actually SPEAK to someone in person. When this occurs, please at all costs, make sure your breath isn’t kicking like a kung fu movie.

I am quite often approached by people who feel compelled to get right in my face and talk. For one, I hate having my personal space intruded upon (but that’s another story). More importantly, there are few things worse than having your nostrils invaded with an aroma akin to a burning coffee plant. Question: Why is it always the people who just drank a gallon of coffee and smoked half of a tobacco field that want to get right in your face and talk to you? Is there like a universal rule amongst coffee drinkers and smokers that once they’ve loaded up on caffeine and carcinogens they should violate the nasal passages of the first person they come across? It sure seems like it.

If you are one of those people who smoke and drink coffee during the day, please bring a toothbrush and toothpaste and handle your business when you’re done. Believe me, it will be appreciated. And no, Altoids are not enough. They can serve the purpose when you go to lunch, but you need reinforcement to fight the cigarettes and coffee.

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As for the armpits, it is not manly to walk around with big pits of wetness under your arms. Excessive sweating is not uncommon, but it should still be addressed. There are remedies for this. I tell most of my clients to try this product called Sweat Block. You just dab it under your armpits and it protects you for a week. It’s relatively inexpensive (about $20 for a 4 wk-box), and it works very well.

These are just a couple of tips to get you started slaying the dragon. As I continue through my journalistic journey, I will attempt to continue to provide you with seeds of information that you will be able to use to better yourself and others. Until next time … God bless and dress well.

William Wilson is a nationally respected men’s clothier and image consultant. His clients include professional athletes, CEOs, and corporations. His homepage is www.WilliamtheClothier.com. Follow William on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/theclothier.

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