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The Tactical All Round Nike SFB Field 6″ Boot

The Tactical All Round Nike SFB Field 6″ Boot

Built for the tactical athlete, the Nike SFB Field 6″ Boot is made all the materials everyone from your office runner to a first responder needs to do their job effectively. Breathable canvas and quick-drying fibers. Dynamic lacing. Ultra-lightweight comfort. Internal rock shield. Aggressive traction pattern on the outsole. Multi-surface grip. Puncture protection. Phylon midsole for stability and cushioning. If the feature list and the design silhouette isn’t enough, this boot combines Nike Co-Founder Bill Bowerman’s experiences as a member of the 10th Mountain Division in Italy and his time as the head track and field coach at University of Oregon. In short, it’s a good looking boot that was designed to keep you standing up.

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7 Tips To Make A Woman Like You

7 Tips To Make A Woman Like You

Most men do not pay too much attention to what they wear. If you fit this description, you should do something about it. Women are fond of looking at a man as a whole. That includes what you are wearing and how you are wearing it. The little things count, there's a big difference in someone who wears sunglasses which fit and another person who wears sunglasses which constantly slip and slide down their nose.

The right combination can do the magic with women. Dressing like a gentleman will drive any woman crazy. It is not about going old fashion, but about wearing clothes and accessories with style. Here are 7 tricks for men to make a woman fall in love with him. You can use them to improve and conquer any woman you want.

1.Accessories for Men

    Watch Accessories and Neckties - Mule Ties 

     As for accessories for men, the basic is the watch. It must be a good one, with a combination of metals and leather. Anything with rubber on a watch will look cheap, childish and unattractive. A leather band or a cool bracelet will add that plus you are looking for. When you combine it with the right outfit, then it is a killer.

    2. When the Suit is right

       Tailored suit and dressing stylish

      Do not underestimate the appeal of a suit for women. It is a piece of a man’s wardrobe that cannot go inadvertently. When a man wears a suit, he imposes, and his personality rises. However, that just happens if you do it right. Whenever you get a suit, it must be a tailored suit. If you don’t use it often, and it spends long periods inside your closet, check it before you wear it. You might have won or lost weight, and then your suit will not suit you as it did. In such cases, make further adjustments.

      3. The Basic Combination

      The basic essentials - Mens Clothing

       The basic combination never fails, and you can use it for any occasion. White shirt plus blue jeans or shorts. It's a simple and sexy look. You can use practically any style to fall into a casual or very informal occasion. Who doesn't have a white shirt and jeans in their closet,  you don't have to spend a forture to look great.

      4. Your Beard

      Mens Beard,  Beard Oil, Beard Style - Mule Ties 

      If you were blessed by nature with an abundant beard, then use it to your advantage. Women love it. Just remember that it requires maintenance. The beard that is not neat and combed will cause the opposite effect. You must trim it in such a way you show the jaw line that will resemble the wild look a woman loves.

      5. Don't hesitate to Roll Up your Sleeves

      Roll Up Your Sleeves - Mule Ties

      Do not doubt to roll up your sleeves. It is an indicator of strength and a working man that can make a woman fall into your feet instantly. It reflects security and the fact that you are in control. Also, you will have the chance to show you some of the muscles of your forearms. That will add points if you are engaged in working out.

      6. About Socks and Shoes

      Sock Colours and looking stylish - Mule Ties

      Men neglect socks and shoes. However, they are very important. It highlights the personality of a person. The essential for socks is that you must pick them the same color on both feet. Someone wearing two odd socks portrays the image of an unorganized bachelor who hasn’t done a load of laundry in a couple months and the two stray socks were the only socks available. 

      A man who pays attention to wearing stylish socks is on his game, nice socks are attention grabbers and also an easy conversion piece ... "Hey I love your socks!!".  Spend a little time and find yourself some nice socks. The ground rule is that you don’t pick your socks the same tone of your shoes and trousers. You must use them to create contrast. It is ok to select socks with stripes or other figures that match. A general rule of thumb is to use dark shoes with light socks and light shoes with dark socks. Now, about shoes, never forget to polish. They should look good as new so that you can conquer any woman. Then, chose the style right and according to the occasion. You don’t have to fill a whole wardrobe with shoes, but it is ok to have at least four different pairs, excluding your sneakers.

       

      7. Your Fragrance 

      Fragrance for Men - Men Style - Mule Ties

      The way you smell is important. It is a combination of you, your deodorant and any cologne you might use. Beware of your choice of these products since they must combine your personal scent. If you are not sure, ask a professional for advice. Any shop will gladly assist you. Once you have the perfect combination, then do not go wild with it. For women, it is not pleasant when a man has spread half the bottle of deodorant all over him. It creates an uncomfortable feeling. The best is to be discrete. That way, you will be sending the right message.

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      Valentine's Day Gift Guide For The Minimalist

      Valentine's Day Gift Guide For The Minimalist

       

       

      Fit your cash, coins and up to eleven cards in a slim profile. The Note Sleeve stores flat bills with ease, has quick-access slots for your daily cards and a storage area with a convenient pull-tab for less used cards. There’s even a coin pouch that doubles as a business card protector. Slim your wallet, without turning your world upside down.

       

       

      A beautiful balance of small with convenient, the Slim Sleeve Wallet is easy to underestimate. Your two daily cards go in quick draw, then a tab lets you get to your infrequent cards. Most currencies fit easily with a half fold, keeping your essentials together in a nice, slim silhouette.

       

       

      The Card Sleeve is the slimmest style in the Bellroy arsenal. It can be used as a business card holder, or even as a full-time wallet for those who have a black belt in slimming their pocket contents. The main section features a pull tab for easy storage of cards and money, while the outside pockets can be used for quick-access items.

       

       

       

       

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      The Classical Bulbul Watches For Valentines Day - Give The Gift of Time

      The Classical Bulbul Watches For Valentines Day - Give The Gift of Time

      Mens watches for business

       

      Background

      With Valentine’s day just around the corner, a vast majority of lovers around the world are scattering around the internet as well as market places in search of the perfect present for their Valentine this year. It is also not unusual to find a certain percentage of those that are overtly cynical about the celebrations of Valentine ’s Day. However, for the majority, a dedication of a particular day every year for the purpose of appreciating those that you love regardless of whether it’s a lover, spouse, sibling, best friend or even your parents, is considered as a necessity.

       

      The traditional red roses as well chocolates compliment the one you wish to thank or express your love to just fine. But for those that want to go out of the way and look for something consisting of an ‘Awe’ factor for the purpose of serving as a Valentine’s Day Gift then look no more. Mentioned below is a newly emerged brand which not only guarantees excellence but also a classical sleek style of products. 

       

      What is Bulbul?

      Founded by Jacob Juul in the year 2013, Bulbul Watches is categorized as being a contemporary brand which manufacturers classic Scandinavian styled watches in a world filled with clocks being embedded into phones and other devices. A holistic frame as well as a sleek design guaranteed by Bulbul. According to Jacob Juul, the founder, the inspiration behind naming his company ‘Bulbul’ was that of a particular species of bird. The inspired birds are also labeled as a ‘bulbul’ and are categorized as being songbirds. With a very distinctive look and style of carrying the tune, they were what inspired Jacob into naming his contemporary watches company as ‘Bulbul’.

       

      Bulbul Pebble

      Bulbul Pebble Watch

      The Bulbul Pebble is the initial and foremost series of contemporary watches released by Jacob Juul, outer most design of which was heavily inspired by smooth pebbles which are most commonly found on the seaside located in a village within Denmark called ‘Hjerting’. Growing up in the surrounding areas along with its iconic shaped pebbles is what led to Jacob not only designing the watches in accordance to the Scandinavian pebbles but also naming his entire line of contemporary watches as ‘Pebbles’. Featuring a timepiece of pure titanium and the highest quality of leather, The Bulbul Pebble series start costing from $440.

       

      Showcasing a sleek, traditional yet a simple look, the manufacturing of Bulbul Pebble requires a long and complex series of step due to its pebble-like shape. Being water resistant in nature, the Bulbul Pebble’s most specialized feature Is the 10 years’ battery life along with its exceptionally high-quality usage of Italian leather. Composed by the utilization of high standard stainless steel, and consisting of the average dimensions of height 1.37 inches and width of 1.73 inches, The Bulbul Pebble effortlessly and effectively showcases the motto ‘less is more’. Hence if your loved one whom of which you wish to gift a watch specifically one manufactured from Bulbul, likes classic and simplistic designs within watches, then Bulbul Pebble is your best available option.

       

      Bulbul Facette

      Bulbul Facette Watch

      Being the second collection of simplistically designed Bulbul watches by Jacob Juul, The Facette by Bulbul features a 40mm face which is perfectly round in shape unlike Bulbul’s initial collected called ‘Pebble’. The facette consists of a crystal Sapphire display lined with simplistic markers. The facette is available on online stores with worldwide shipping as well as many retail stores. The Facette collection by Bulbul starts off at a price of $299 in an astonishing sex different colors each of which give out its own statement. Chose the one you like best and gift it to your loved one.

       

      Bulbul Ore

      Bulbul Ore, the third collection premiered by Bulbul fully represents the essence of Danish contemporary watches. It is perfectly circular in shape with a highly refined structure. The Ore by Bulbul also like the former collection, features a round sapphire which is not only water-prof in nature but also manufactured from the finest of quality to ensure optimum levels of durability. Built as well as manufactured carefully to maximize visual appeal along with its core aesthetics, The Bulbul Ore is definitely one of its kind.

       

      Built to showcase exceptionally high standards, The Bulbul Ore also features a Swiss movement which is gold-plated, a one of its kind battery which includes a battery life of an astonishing 10 years as well as a leather strap of the utmost premium Italian leather. The Bulbul Ore by Jacob Juul is available in six very visually appealing different colors. The Bulbul Ore price range begins at $340 and is considered as the ideal gift for a loved one to appreciate their presence in your life, for Valentine’s day. Classical, Simple, Reliable and durable, the Bulbul sleek watch collections are a must buy as Valentine’s day presents for your spouse, siblings or even your parents.

      I hope you liked this post and check out our site www.muleties.com for the latest trend in fashion and accessories.

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      Butter In Your Coffee?! What Is BulletProof Coffee And Why Is It Good For You?

      Butter In Your Coffee?! What Is BulletProof Coffee And Why Is It Good For You?

       

      Thrilled by the exhilarating feeling he got from drinking yak-butter tea in Tibet, David Asprey came up with the Bulletproof Coffee recipe in 2009. Since then, the buzz of this energy boosting brew has carried on to gain popular acceptance. There are a few critics of Bulletproof Coffee but that is expected as hardly would any product cause such a sensation without opposition views coming up.

      So, what’s Bulletproof Coffee how is it prepared and in what ways does it benefit you?

      The Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

      Ingredients

        • Bulletproof Coffee Beans
        • Brain Octane Oil (trade mark supplement of the Bulletproof Coffee Company made from coconut oil extract)

       

        • Grass-fed ghee or unsalted butter (Kerrygold is a good one)

      Preparation

      Bulletproof Coffee is quite easy to prepare.

      • Simply heap 2 ½ tablespoons of freshly-ground Bulletproof Coffee Beans into 8-12 oz of freshly boiled filtered water.
      • Add 1-2 tablespoons of Brain Octane and 1-2 tablespoons of grass-fed ghee and mix all in a blender for about 30 seconds until a foamy latte is formed.

      When using Brain Octane for the first time, add one tablespoon and work your way up gradually until you get the strength that you desire.

      Health Benefits Of Bulletproof Coffee

      Bulletproof coffee beans provide you with great mental boost and energy you need for the day’s activities. It contains the lowest level of toxins (mycotoxins) when compared with some other commercially available coffee varieties. High levels of mycotoxins reduce your mental edge.

      Grass-fed ghee gives you all the benefits of healthy milk fat and contains none of the damaging denatured casein proteins found in cream. Combined with a balanced diet, you get more energy from your buttered coffee than you would from other blends

      Brain Octane Oil helps in improving brain function and supports ketosis which can trigger weight loss. It is actually stronger than Coconut Oil Extract in boosting the brain naturally by supplying 18 times more caprylic fatty acids to the brain.

      Bulletproof coffee offers you the satisfaction and sustained energy to keep you going for hours. It’s about time you taste the creamiest and most delicious cup of coffee you’ve tasted yet.

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      Cool Canadian Fashion Brands in 2017

      Cool Canadian Fashion Brands in 2017

      Canada has one of the best home-grown brands in the world and while the New Year’s just starting, let’s take a look at the wonderful brands that made a mark for Canada over the years. Canadian brands are more into basics that are captivating, practical and modern. As it is said, Canadian fashion is sensible, durable and classic, with rugged details that reflect the Canadian wilderness. A lot of elements in Canada’s fashion industry is inclined to the outdoors such as outerwear, workwear and sportswear that allows Canada’s home grown brands to create products that trademark of Canada’s Fashion sense. Here are some of the best Canada’s fashion brands we’ve seen in the market today.

      1. Nella Bella

      Nella Bella is founded by Tarek Al-Azbat and has its main office in Toronto’s fashion district. They are the brand who specializes handbags and accessories created from vegan fabrics which they aim to effortless offer their clients both sophistication and casualness. Nella Bella products are trendsetting and high-quality, created in a way that it creates a reflection of an urban-chic everyday lifestyle. Products are sold online, across Canada and abroad.

       

      1. Native Shoes

      Celebrities and sneakerheads alike, joint with appreciating the revolutionary interpretations that enlightened by the past and shaped for the future, as what they claim to be. Native shoes is a global footwear brand that products accessible, easy-to-wear silhouettes for everyday use. They are homegrown in Vancouver and had created signature “Future Classics” which they say a combination of innovation, originality and the key ingredient – lite-ness. Native shoes has made its way to the scene with their awesome sense of innovative style of footwear.

       

      1. Reigning Champ

      As a home-grown brand from Vancouver, Reigning Champ had made its mark in creating signature and premium athletic wear making its name by their guiding principle: Respect the details. Master simplicity.  They produces fleece garments for some of the most sought-after brands including Supreme, Alife, and Engineered Garments.  As masters of fleece and athletic wear, they make sure their products are cozy, reliable and quality that would totally satisfy and gives comfort to their clients.

                     

      1. Raised by Wolves

      Presenting classic streetwear, Raised by Wolves continues to gain popularity until now with the streetwear crowd. It has made a mark in certain parts of the globe and their garments are mostly manufactured in Canada and a few in the USA. The brand presents Canadian standard of outerwear and turned it into an artistic way of streetwear. Quality over quantity is what they are aiming and has been a long-standing focal point. They produces one-off model, meaning they create and release products entirely of single-season and never repeated, so every pieces is essentially limited edition. In every season, Raised by Wolves creates a standard of streetwear that ultimately Canada can be very proud of.

       

      1. wings+horns

      wings+horns is born between Tokyo and Vancouver in 2004, aiming to combine Canadian taste of utilitarianism and Japanese-influenced minimalist feel. They are known for their contemporary menswear designed to balance rugged utility with considered simplicity. Wings+horns regularly make everything from accessories to footwear to your daily essentials.

       

      1. Herschel Supply Co.

      Much like any other Canadian brands, Herschel Supply Co. is widely known in the global industry. As their goal says, to create a timeless product with refine regard for detail, they did paved their way to their goal marking a timeless mark in each of their clients. The company has been around since 2009 and has been quickly expanding other accessories beyond their main products which are the bags. Even Herschel Supply Co. gathers inspiration from all parts of the world, the brand still has the real sense of Canadian feel and ruggedness.

       

      1. 18 Waits

      This awesome brand of menswear is created in Toronto which are built with the finest fabrics appropriate for every item within the collection. They make everything from sweaters and tees to full suits and outerwear and uses heavy-duty materials that are purely made in Canada. 18 Waits emphasizes quality in its materials and craftsmanship with a lineup of products made by artisans and manufacturers in Canada and the United States.

       

      1. Needs&Wants

      Needs&Wants is an emerging brand that is based in Toronto offering a luxury sportswear brand that comes around with the idea - “a quality of life defined not by accumulation but rather a paring down to the essentials, designed for the aesthete of understated taste and international sensibility.” They held an extremely high standard for quality and aiming for elevating the foundations of menswear by including contemporary cuts and detailing. Currently, Needs&Wants now have expanded their collection by adding shirts, hoodies, home fragrance and a bi-annual publication of their outputs and designs.

       

      1. Roots

      If you are a real Canadian, you will very familiar with this brand known for its leading lifestyle brand of quality leather goods, apparel, accessories and home furnishings. Founded in 1973, Roots has more than 220 retail stores in Canada, the United States and Asia (China, Taiwan). Roots paved its way to the scene by making each of their products has a nostalgic quality that every Canadian and non-Canadian will sense and admire.

       

      1. WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie

      Started producing luggage and has now expanded into other essentials such as gloves, slippers, and cases for phones and tablets. WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie is a brand that offers modern travelers from streamlined weekenders to modern briefcases to backpacks and accessories. As what the co-founder Byron Peart said, their goal is to look at all of the needs of people in motion and figure out how they could better their experiences by making things that are useful, functions well, with quality materials and construction that delivers value.

       

      1. SOREL

      This brand has been in the industry for decades with the aim of bringing functionality and heritage of expert craftsmanship to the modern world of fashion. SOREL is known as one of the world’s best-selling cold weather boots by combining felt, wool, premium leather, and flawless construction to their products with people who aren’t afraid to get their boots dirty.

       

      1. Muttonhead

      Muttonhead is a brand that produces Canadian unisex sportswear, proudly made in Toronto. Slow design is their main focus, a counter movement to fast-fashion, offering a wide range of selection from sweats, tees, hats, dress shirts, and slacks, with a more active, outdoorsy slant. Muttonhead makes sure that they make clothes that look good using sustainable materials and fair trade practices that makes sure their products to outlast trends.

       

      1. Canada Goose

      The ultimately cold weather in Canada has Canada Goose win over many brands because of its legendary warmth and quality among its products. This brand has been over 50 years and has never failed ever since. All products are all produced in Canada to make sure of its quality. Canada Goose is best equipped by arctic explorers that goes to insanely cold temperatures. They offer a precision of every cut, fold and stitch is one that’s guided by decades of experience.

       

      1. Leafwood

      Leafwood is known to produce wood watches and sunglasses. Their aim is to create a unique concept of fashion by interweaving nature as its basic foundation. Each item is handmade by professional dedicated craftsmen who work with wood and quality on a daily basis. Other than watches and sunglasses, they also make covers for cellphones, with non-toxic and hypoallergenic materials. Even though several watches may be made from the same piece of wood, each product is unique as the wood grain is always a different color and intensity.

      Leafwood ensures that they give back to whatever they take from nature so even though all of their products manufactured are from mostly recycled wood, Leafwood still pledges to plant a tree for every watch sold.

       

      1. Mule Ties

      Classic yet modern vibe neckwear and accessories is what Mule Ties is specialized for. Mule Ties started by creating men’s neckwear by hand and has expanded with talented people that assisted them in creating excellent products. Currently, it has an amazing group of artisan craftsmen and experienced tailors who are responsible for quality and fineness of Mule Ties products. They offer high-quality and on-trend menswear which only started from simple neck wears and expanded to different styles of apparel including bow ties, neck ties, watches, jewelry, socks and pocket squares. These apparels are designed to fit any of your wardrobe style and help you create a new and unique look that could definitely fit for a perfect #OOTD.

      The company aims to compete and has been since then competing to the fast growing neck wears and apparels in the fashion industry. The quality and stylish designs of Mule Ties products had made it to the top of its field. It is never a doubt that by the great and creative minds Of Mule Ties, this company will continue to present exceptional products to its gratified customers all over the world.

       

      So there you go - our current list of the best fashion brands in Canada. I bet you now have a lot of selection in choosing what product you should use. One thing’s for sure, there are Canadian brands emphasizing quality and sturdy products, so whatever fits your needs, you are sure of standard product created to suit your taste.

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      http://www.highsnobiety.com/2014/11/20/canadian-clothing-brands/

       

       

       

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      Make Every Year The Best Year Ever - Start 2017 Off Strong

      Make Every Year The Best Year Ever - Start 2017 Off Strong

      A new year is a fresh start. Having a successful 2017 depends on you and how good you are managing things in your life. Here is some practical advice to make sure you are on your way to success.

      Set Goals in 2017

       

      Setting New Goals

      To set new goals is the first step to having a successful 2017. When you set new goals, make sure they are SMART:

      Specific enough they are clear for you now and in the future.

      Measurable means you can quantify the progress towards your objective.

      Attainable, so that you can reach the goal.

      Realistic, meaning you should be able to attain them within the given time frame.

      Time bounded, within the current year.

      If you want to set long-term goals, make sure you break them into smaller steps so that you can set a time frame within the year.

       

      Be prepared for the Worst Case Scenario

      When you plan your goals, make more than one plan. Always be ready for the worst case scenario, and adjust your course if needed. If you are not prepared, you will hardly achieve your goals. You must have a contingency plan at all times. Pull it out only if needed, and work hard to get to your goal with your primary plan.

      A contingency plan means change, and you must accept and embrace it. If you resist to changes, you will hardly be able to adjust course when you are not going the right way. Keep your eyes open to identify new opportunities and make changes gradually. There is no need for a radical turn unless you find yourself driving the wrong way. Most changes in life are just about fine tuning your current lifestyle.

       

      Continuity

      Continuity is important. Goals set at the beginning of the year must have a link to your previous targets. You cannot just use the New Year as an excuse to set goals that have nothing to do with what you have been working on. The goals you set must be part of a greater plan, the plan of your life.

      If you do not have a life plan yet, then it is time to start. Which are your dreams? Define your dreams first, and plan accordingly. Dreams are meant to become goals, and new goals should be in line with your dreams. Eventually, once you are about to get one of your dreams, defining another. Then, start preparing the ground to get that second dream too.

      Your new goals don’t have to be completely unrelated to your old targets. In fact, it is better to have a plan that frames the bigger picture. In that plan, continuity is key to success, not just in 2017, but in life.

       

      Journaling

      Journaling seems to be an outdated activity nowadays. However, it is more important than ever to learn from our past experiences and reflect on what we have achieved in life. It is an excellent way to clear your mind and prepare for what is coming next.

      You can make use of new technologies like smartphones to make journaling easier. The important thing about the journaling experience is to make it count as a self-reflection time. To do it constantly is the best way to get results. When you start, never stop.

      Be truly honest with your journal. It can become your best friend and confidant. Find your deepest feelings while you are journaling and create a bond with your writing. It is a way of self-discovery, and if you intend to pretend and conceal your feelings, it will not work. Most times, you have the answers within yourself, but prejudices and noise cover them. Writing an honest reflection will help you to uncover the cobwebs on top of your mind and discover your true self.

      You will learn much more you think about you just by journaling.

       

      Time Management

      Time management is one of the most useful skills most people need to achieve their goals. One of the most common phrases nowadays is “I don’t have time” or “it is not the right time.” Both phrases are not referring to the regular 24-hour ticking clock every day and the 365 days are going throughout a year. They mean your relative time is not right. That relative time is the one you must learn to manage.

      First of all, you can use a time-tracking app to learn about your habits. Record every single thing you do on your day. You must add everything, from having breakfast to work and recreational activities. Make sure your list also has the record of the time you spend thinking, talking to other people and attending unplanned interruptions.

      All these activities are an indicator of what you are doing. Analyze them thoughtfully, and you will find that most your time is drowning on useless activities. However, your relative time is not aware of it because they are entertaining and therefore seem the blink of an eye.

      Once you know where your time is gone, rearrange your schedule. Make a basic program and create a routine with at least 50% of your time devoted to productive activities. Make appointments with yourself to get the most important things done. When you are creating your basic schedule, add 10 to 30 minutes at the beginning of your day to plan the current day. Use that time to check your basic program and add those things you need to get done at the present day. If you have other things to do the following days, make an update so that you can have everything under control. Even conversations and recreational activities should have a schedule. Then, just follow it. It will not be easy at first, but once you get used to it, it will be a piece of cake.

      When you plan your basic schedule, add time to handle interruptions on a schedule. The good idea is to set a timetable of “working hours” to attend people talking to you over the phone or messages. You cannot force people to talk you only during that time, but you can silence any means of communication outside these hours. That way you will focus on your scheduled tasks when they are scheduled and will not delay them due to interruptions. Use your interruption time to answer emails and make phone calls. You can also assign the idle time to recreational activities. That way the interruptions will not impact the performance of your day.

      Manage all the communications you start properly. Good advice to do so is to take the first 5 minutes before the conversation starts to set the objective. What is it that you want to get from the communication? Ask this question in advance, and you will go straight to the point faster, saving time for you and your interlocutor. Make it a habit, and you will do it automatically.

       

      Eliminate Distractions

      Eliminate distractions and focus on your goals. Procrastination is one of the main time wasters. Keep your mind apart from all distractions that are not adding value to your life either personal or professionally.

      Some of the following are practical advice to eliminate distractions.

      Avoid unnecessary breaks.

      Block social media while you are working.

      Limit your attention to tweets and other social media.

      Manage your schedule upfront before you start your day and stick to it.

      Reduce your texting.

      Silence your incoming email.

      Turn off sales pitches sources.

      Turn off your phone on a schedule.

      Turn off your TV.

      Not all these distractions apply to your particular lifestyle, and you may have other distractions drowning your time. Use this list as a basis. Eliminate the lines you don’t use and add new items as needed.

      To find your personal distractors, check all your activities carefully. Distractions come even while you sleep. For example, you can set a bedtime routine that includes downloading your mind on paper. After all, they are also distractions to a good rest.

       

      Think it twice on your next Purchase

      Material things will not bring you success. They are just an additional distractor on your way. Think it twice on your next purchase. Do you really need it? Will it serve a purpose? Is it a way to succeed?

      If you cannot answer positively to any of these questions, most likely you don’t need it. Do not hesitate to skip that purchase and move on. By sticking to what you strictly need, you are going to save some money and most of all, save some time.

      When you get things you don’t need, you lose focus too. By identifying your needs properly, you will be able to take your efforts to that path and avoid others.

       

      Work on your Relationships

      Work on real-life relationships. Don’t get engaged with social networks and virtual connections.

      Look around and engage with people that matter and you will feel happier.

      Having somebody truly close to you will make your success really enjoyable. It is a matter of sharing with others what is happening in your life. There is no need to have thousands of friends, but just a few you can count on a single hand. Those few close friends are the ones that matter.

      Instead of spending time connecting with strangers, strengthen your bonds with people in real life. You will feel much better when you share your accomplishment with a close friend than sharing it with a million connections in social networks.

      Stay Positive in 2017 

      Keep a Positive Attitude

      If you want to get a positive outcome, a positive attitude is a start. Most happiness issues come from self-induced negative thoughts. Take the beginning of this year to gain a positive mood and keep it along the year.

      To keep a positive attitude, get surrounded by positive things. You must get away from people and messages that drive you to the wrong side. Get close to people with positive attitude. Celebrate all your achievements to keep you motivated. When you make mistakes, learn but never get stuck or regret any of it.

      Don’t be afraid of winning and fulfilling your goals. At times, the wrong attitude comes from fear, and you must keep away from it. Fear will only tie you to failure and will cloud your mind from any opportunity that shows on your way. Citing a famous phrase, “fear is the path to the dark side,” and the dark side has no positive attitude at all.

      Believe you can, do it and enjoy the journey. Every small achievement will keep you motivated. That is the way to keep a positive attitude at all times.

       

      Reflection

      Use the fresh new start of the year for reflection. Meditation is useful to eliminate the noise surrounding you and take acquaintance of your true self. Spare some time for reflection. That will allow you to learn from your past actions and have a prosperous 2017.

      With the thoughts that pop in your mind, grab those things that you did right and brought you the better results, and keep on doing them. They are proved ways to achieve success, and you already know the way because you did it before.

      Look at your mistakes from a distance and ask yourself how you can do it better if you are in the same situation again. Learning is part of living, and mistakes will allow you to learn the most. You will make better choices in the future once you take some time for reflection.

       

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      Tips for Caring for your Leather Shoes

      Tips for Caring for your Leather Shoes

      Leather shoes, ahh that fresh smell of new leather ... what a wonderful aroma. There’s something to be said about opening up a box and putting on a new pair of leather shoes,  the instant shutter of images reflecting confidence, success, getting that new job, closing that deal, making that presentation. Leather is a luxury item and with luxury items comes luxury prices, therefore you don’t want to be buying a new pair of leather shoes every 3 months as you’ll end up in the poor house. Caring for these leather shoes is not just making it look good but also to save you money by making it last longer and preserving the life expectancy of your shoes. 

      You may want to ask what is the proper way of caring your leather shoes besides what you’re constantly doing today? Yes, there are a lot of proper ways and here are some added tips for you to do in making your leather shoes last a little longer.

      1. Get to know your shoes.

      Recognize the leather type and other materials used to create your shoes. Once you get to know the materials used, you will know what to avoid when taking care of your shoes. Each different material that comes along with your leather shoes might need a different way of caring so you really need to recognize these other materials.

      1. Constantly clean your shoes.

      Cleaning is a very important factor for leather to last. For your leather shoes, use a leather cleaner that is purposely made for smooth leathers or just a saddle soap to remove dirt in your shoes. Some cleaners may have an applicator top for cleaning, but if not, you can use a soft shoe brush to remove dirt from the surface of your shoe. Be aware of noticeable scuffs or marks. Once you are done cleaning, leave it and let it dry for about 20 minutes before continuing to next step of caring for your shoes.

      1. Condition your shoes as often as it needs.

      There are certain types of leather shoes needs to be conditioned more often, specifically those worn in warmer areas. Be reminded that conditioning is different from polishing. The conditioner for your shoes is similar to moisturizing your face. Seasonal weather eventually dries out everything over time. Some cleaning products will clean and condition your shoes, but it’s also better to condition your shoes to get the full treatment.  Rub small amounts of conditioner to your shoe (make sure you put it over your entire shoes). Wait for a couple of minutes to let the shoe absorb. Then, wipe it out since the leather will only absorb what it can absorb. Shoe conditioner adds moisture to the leather, keeps it from creasing or cracking. Unlike polish products, you don't need to buy it to match shoe color.

      1. Polish your shoes.

      In choosing for polishing products, again make sure you get to know your shoes and identify what hue matches it. It comes in cream of wax form. It adds a final finish to your leather shoes. Apply light layer of polish cream (or wax) all over shoes, let it dry, then, wipe off access with a clean cloth, then buff out with rag. Then, voilà! Your shoes are as shiny like a dime. Just be careful in using these polish products though. Make use to wear gloves when doing so and keep it out of reach of children. Polish products can be harmful, make sure you wear a ventilation mask when polishing.

      1. Waterproof your leather shoes.

      It is important and recommended to make your leather shoes waterproof since it prevents your shoes from certain external damage and also keeps your feet dry. Essentially, a spray-on water repellent is used to safeguard your shoes from harmful elements. Use a warm sponge to prepare your shoes and allow better absorption of the product. Then, add the water repellent on your shoes. This will give your shoes around six months of waterproof protection.

      1. Store your shoes in a safe place.

      It is very important to keep your shoes safe from any harmful elements so you need to find a safe place for storage. Shoes remain in their best condition when they’re not exposed to lots of sunlight or hot or cold temperatures. Use shoe trees to keep them in tip-top condition. Stuff it with butter paper then string it up on the tree immediately. These shoe trees is very helpful as it keeps your shoes from smelling fresh and repels moths and other bugs.

       

      Your leather shoes are a worthwhile investment so you need to take care of them. Yes, the price could be higher for these kinds of shoes but it also gives you a lot of benefits such as its durability, water resistance, comfort and very easy to clean. And if you give much effort in caring for your leather shoes, you will enjoy the extra comfort and protection that it gives for a long time.

       

      Sources:

      http://www.luxury-insider.com/features/2012/guide-how-to-care-for-leather-shoes

      https://www.jackthreads.com/ca/jtedit/2015/05/21/style-basics-101-how-to-properly-care-for-your-leather-shoes

      http://shoes.about.com/od/shoe_care/a/c_leather_shoes.htm

       

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      7 Tips to Dramatically Improve Your Style in 2017

      7 Tips to Dramatically Improve Your Style in 2017

      Real style is not just a matter of dishing out huge sums of money and hope for the best. It may sound like a cliché, but dressing with style all about details. And unless you pay attention, people more in the know than you will catch you out on your style efforts.

      You need to avoid certain blunders. And knowledge is the answer. Learn a little more about fashion and style. Items of clothing that should never be coupled, for example, or certain things that you must avoid at all cost, in addition to knowing which colors to combine and which to stay clear of.

      Good style is not easy, at least not in the beginning. But if you start informing yourself a little, you could be on the way to markedly improving your appearance. Something that is vitally important. As Oscar Wilde said, “it is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances,” and with 2017 coming up, this sentiment is truer than ever. You are what you wear, and small changes may help you bounds and leaps in all areas of life, not least getting you to feel better about yourself.

      Here are our 7 best tips to dramatically improve your style in 2017.

      Use more colors

      Necktie Colours - Canada Neckties - Mule Ties

       One of the biggest mistakes in fashion these days is not using colors, and not using more contrasting colors. This is wrong on so many levels that it’s difficult to know where to start. And this error is very common, not least because some people believe that if they dress in all black, they suddenly become more interesting.  Sure enough, black has advantages.

      And the color may certainly help people look more fashionable, but it is an overused trick. And you should never wear all black at any rate. Are we in a neo-Helmut Long era all of a sudden? No! Mix up your outfits with contrasting colors. This could be the smallest of details, like a pair of brown shoes, or maybe just an elegant scarf or tie with a strong, vibrant color. Nothing, by the way, beats a classy pair of brown leather shoes with your black suit.

      Black Suit Brown Shoes - Canada Style - Mule Ties

       

      Stone is back

       You should think lighter colors in 2017, but if you are considering white, go for stone. Not sandy white, and not quite beige, but that wonderful nuance in between. This is casual elegance at its best, and it’s going to be a hit in 2017.

      A perfect color for a weekend suit, particularly in spring/summer, so be sure to pick up at least one stone-colored suit to make the right impression for those summer evenings.

      • Use more patterns, and go a little crazy.

      There’s much room for a little eccentricity in 2017, so if you’re one of the different ones that love to stand out, you can go a little crazy. Especially with stripes. If you’re going for stripes, go for big, bold stripes with good width. Stripes should always be chosen carefully, but people keep choosing the safe, thin alternatives, and because of it, stripes have become boring. But this is easily fixed by going wide.

      Punk is back.

       

      And in talking about eccentricity, punk is back. Which tells us a lot, not least that mixing things up in striking manners will be vital in 2017. But use a clear, focused, sharp line throughout so that you don’t end up with grunge.

      If you want to try punk, think spectacular pants with vibrant and daring patterns (particularly British-inspired plaid, which is great for shirts as well), stamps or acid-splashes, but don't forget to think slim fit pants. You can contrast this with ripped up, more baggy shirts or T-shirts.

      It’s hip to be square.

       We have mentioned eccentricity and boldness. And these are relevant keywords for 2017. But it doesn’t have to be punky, rocky or artistic. Squares can be daring and mainstream at the same time. And not least elegant. The kind of elegance that just screams out a message of pure, confident style.

       

      Go for larger squares. This can be particularly effective on a pair of more pants. And do consider using a squared pattern on lighter colors. This will make you stand out more, in a very good way. Dare to be a little different. And if you were one of many that bought pinstripe suits last year, do think about getting a more fashionable, large squared suit for 2017.

      Almost like the 80s.

       

      One of the noticeable trends that will pop up in 2017 is that all this focus on mixing up things and being more vibrant is also showing a push towards the eighties. Sure, punk-style styling turned mainstream in the eighties, and maybe it’s this trend that is resurfacing. It seems incredible, but things like oversized shoulders are back, something to consider when looking for a suit. Want a new coat? Go for a long one. Like sweaters?

      Choose vibrant colors, almost things like signal red, green and yellow. Yes, we know, crazy, but it’s true. And if you’re thinking about sweaters, go for the baggy ones. The ones that almost fit two people. In other words, think big and adopt a true eighties personality!

       Go yellow!

      So it’s all about striking contrasts, and one of the surprises that make sense when you analyze all aspects of 2017, is that yellow is in. Not a discreet shade of yellow, but signal color style. You know, the yellow that you see in classic raincoats. And I'm talking about rain coats, these things appeared many times in the spring/summer 2017 presentations, like other rain paraphernalia such as the bucket hat. And if you dig it, go yellow!

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      6 Great Christmas Watch Gifts Ideas For Men In 2016

      6 Great Christmas Watch Gifts Ideas For Men In 2016

      The most valuable thing on this earth is time,  each person in this life only has a limited amount of time.  Each second we enjoy is never to be seen again. The tick tock of a clock is a sound nobody should take for granted, every day we have to be grateful for every second we have on this earth.  The amount of time we have gives us the opportunity to spend this time with family, traveling, reading a good book and much more.  A watch acts as a monitor for us value our time and allocate time to the things we would like to do and see in our life.

      Watches come in all the possible shapes, styles, price categories, and also technical characteristics. Wearing a nice watch radiates confidence, success, your importance for time and you appreciate the finer things in life.  A watch is small subtle accessory but can say a lot about the person who wears the watch. 

      The holiday season is a great time to reconnect with friends and spend some special time with your family.  

      Here is our list of top watches this holiday season:

      Daniel Wellington Watch - Mule Ties

       Daniel Wellington

      A classic elegant and minimalist style of a watch, Daniel Wellington is one of the greatest all round watches for business and casual outings over the weekend.  Danielle Wellington watches are at the top of many men's list this Christmas season.   If you're looking for a watch to buy for that special someone these watches top my list.

       Leafwood Watches Canada Wood Watch - Mule Ties

       

      Leafwood

       Leafwood is a new Canadian brand who are pushing the boundaries forward on what can be produced with wood.  Their watches are designed in Canada and have a beautiful look and feel exclusive to the brand.  The watch is great for the eco-conscious mind, the traveler, the hiker type of person who likes to get closer to the outdoors. Leafwood watches are made with recycled wood with the environment in mind.

       

      Garmin 235 Watch - Mule Ties Canada 

       

      Garmin

      The Garmin 235 watch is watch built for the sporty, adventurer, runner on your list.  The watch is not just a watch to be worn for the sport but you can also wear it all day long.  The battery life is long lasting, the watch keeps track of your steps, it can track your distance when running.  Also there's some cool functionality where if you get lost it can guide you back to your vehicle if you have the application setup properly.  A Garmin watch great gift if you have an adventure type of person on your list.

       Skagen Watch

       

      Skagen

      Skagen is an everyday watch that you could wear in more formal occasions with a suit and a tie. Great design makes it look much more expensive that it really is. It will be noticed and you will get a lot of compliments that is for sure. Skagen is another great watch for a day at the office or if you're going out for a nice dinner on a Saturday ... classy and simple.  If you're looking for another great option Skagen is a great way to go for a classier look.

      Nixon Watch - Mule Ties 

      Nixon

      Nixon has a variety of watches in their collection, the brand has something for everyone on your list.  If you're a snowboarder or skateboard or surfer type Nixon has a soft spot in your heart,  the brand has been around for such a long time and is still going strong.  Nixon produces a great quality watch for a great price.  

       

      Bulbul Watches - Wewood Watches 

      Bulbul

      Bulbul is a new beautiful find this holiday season,  their watches are unique pieces, sleek and radiate style.  

      "Bulbul is a contemporary Danish watch brand. We design and create exquisite timepieces in cooperation with cherry picked creatives"

      Bulbul is a great gift for those watch people who like standing out and being a little bit different.

      This wraps up our watch gift selection for the 2016 holiday season,  I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and spend some great quality moments with your friends and family.  

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