Looking Good and Feeling Good in 2021

Is the custom-made suit you ordered last year feeling a little snug these days? Does it feel like your favorite pair of custom jeans shrunk in the wash? If you put on a few pounds in 2020, you are not alone. After being on lockdown month after month, lots of folks packed on what some are calling the Covid 19, as in 19 pounds. 

But 2021 has arrived! It’s a New Year and a new opportunity to focus on your health and wellbeing. 

You thought we were going to say a new opportunity to lose weight, didn’t you? Like we haven’t all been down that road before. As Forbes senior contributor Mark Murphy reported last year in a story dealing with the high failure rate of New Year’s resolutions, “Every year more than 50% of people make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, quit smoking, work out, save money, get a promotion, get a raise, and more. And yet, virtually every study tells us that around 80% of New Year’s resolutions will get abandoned.” 

For many, making New Year’s resolutions and then failing to meet them is just one more reason to feel bad about yourself. And nobody needs that right now. Nobody.


Focus on Feeling Good

We aren’t out of the woods yet, as far as the pandemic is concerned, so there’s no reason to think that the road is suddenly going to be smoother simply because we’ve turned a page on the calendar. 

But that doesn’t mean you should just throw your hands up in the air and admit defeat before making a beeline for the chips. 

What you should do is take care of yourself. And here are a few suggestions to help you do that:

  • Get plenty of sleep. “Want to reduce your risk of heart disease, weight gain, and hypertension? Getting high-quality rest is shown to improve men’s overall health,” Northwest Primary Care says.
  • Add cardio exercise to your fitness routine
  • Make a doctor’s appointment. “Men make 130 million fewer visits to the doctor than women do, and that’s not including childbirth visits, says Armin Brott, author of Father for Life. He says men tend to discount pain and see themselves as indestructible, especially at younger ages,” WebMD says. “’We’re supposed to be taking care of our families, and we just don’t have time to take care of ourselves,’ says Brott, noting a great percentage of the time men go to the doctor because their wife sent them. By the time they go, however, their condition could have progressed to more troublesome stages.”

And, if your old jeans or your old sportscoat makes you feel uncomfortable or bad about yourself, we highly recommend that you contact our bespoke tailor in Dallas to talk about a new pair of custom jeans or a stylish new bespoke custom suit that will lift your spirits.

Looking Good and Feeling Good in 20212021-02-23T17:59:18+00:00

Santa’s Custom-Made Suit

Not every guy can put on a red suit and get away with it – even if it is a custom-made suit from a bespoke tailor. Santa Claus is, of course, the exception. But even Santa had to work his way up to it. 

Santa’s sense of style developed over the years with a little help, not from bespoke tailors like the ones at Dallas’ Edward Baumann Clothiers, but from artists working in the 19th and 20th centuries.

“The Santa Claus we all know and love — that big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard — didn’t always look that way. In fact, many people are surprised to learn that prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf,” researchers at Coca-Cola say. “In fact, when Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper’s Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union.”

Early images of Santa – aka Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Sinterklaas, Kris Kringle and Father Christmas – had him wearing everything from a bishop’s robe to animal skins. Nast, rather than the leading tailor at the North Pole, is credited with getting the jolly old soul to shed the tan coat he’d been wearing in favor of a bright red one. 

Santa Claus and Coca-Cola

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