March 24, 2016

Fort Guide: An Easy Man's Guide to Comfort

I'm a man that's easily content with what I have. Laid back and easy going, I like to pinch my pennies when I can. I'm pretty utilitarian when it comes to purchasing new items, and fret any purchase over $20 most of the time. That was, until I went to Italy on my honeymoon in February of 2015.

In Europe, there didn't seem to be too much that was utilitarian. Everyone dressed fashionably, no matter what the conditions were. Us schulbby Americans stood out like a sore thumb with our bland North Face jackets and tennis shoes. So when we returned after our adventure to the old world, I vowed I would start improving my style.

But improving your style is expensive, and runs counter to what I grew up doing. Stylish clothes were expensive, and they could only do so much to improve the style of a man of generous proportions like myself. So I decided to change the target for my original goal. I was going to buy comfortable. But while doing this, I found something that surprised me. Part of your comfort, is style.

With this revelation, I charged forth into the world and started my discoveries of the stylish comfort. Clothes, tech items, foods, and daily practices of comfort. Now, a year after I started my search, I believe I've gathered enough experiences to give some advice to other guys (and gals too) who want to enjoy a more comfortable lifestyle. And that's were Fort Guide comes in.

Fort Guide will be a weekly article reviewing select items from my past year that I have tried to improve my comfortable lifestyle. Every Friday you can expect to find a new article detail my experiences with something and how it stacks up to the old way of living. I hope to introduce new people to great products, and I'm going to start tomorrow with something that I've only had for the past three months: People Socks.

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