Dry Cleaning Explained; Dryel Review

Dexter Johnson speaks on the topic of dry cleaning.  Dry cleaning is not a magic solution to soiled clothes; there are alternatives to taking your clothes to the cleaners.  Some of these alternatives work and some do not; if you are trying to save money washing and ironing clothes yourself will garner great results.  In addition, whenever caring for your clothes it is highly important that you follow the labels inside your garments.  Quick tip: Never machine wash sport coats, blazers or suit jackets.  Implement these tips into your fashion rotation and you will be bound for success.

Product review [Dryel]:  Absolutely a waste of money, your clothes do not even smell better and certainly are not any cleaner.

Being Comfortable in Your Clothes

Feeling great is at the core of dressing stylish; think about it, who wouldn’t want to feel good in the clothes that they are in?  Whether you are building a new wardrobe or just adding and/or removing a few, make sure that you are comfortable with what these pieces are.  There are look books and guidebooks on the internet relating to men’s style;however, you should incorporate the ideas presented in the resources in your own way.

Whenever you can add a bit of your own flavor to the mix, your personality and confidence will shine through; let it.

In addition, be on the lookout for my latest episode of TopNotch Male Style Tips, which will be uploaded later today.

Tie Tuesdays; does it matter?

Tie Tuesday is a common workplace term.  However, is it something that is used for the correct reason; heightening your workplace dress – or just to have a tie on with absolutely anything?  Ties should not just be worn on Tuesday, they are excellent pieces to be worn at any day of the week, Sunday through Saturday.  Do not wear a tie if the rest of your outfit does not work with it; simply adding a tie to an outfit that isn’t dressy or “hip” just makes your addition a detriment.

  • Can you wear a tie with jeans? Yes.  A tie with jeans can look fantastic; however, a tie instantly dresses up an outfit so in order for it to theoretically “work” you will need to wear it more relaxed with the top button unbuttoned.
  • My favorite tie is a Bugs Bunny tie.  Can I wear it? No.
  • Can I wear a tie other days of the week?  Yes, absolutely, in fact I try not to wear ties on “Tie Tuesday” just to be different.  Primarily because of my stance on the day itself.

Wear your tie to add style to your outfit; not only as part of a workplace gimmick.

Guide to Ironing Your Clothes

In my latest video I talk about the importance of ironing your clothes. In the third video of three from the “Being A Man” series — this gives you a look at certain things women do; but us guys should do as well! Ironing your own clothes will allow you to get that professional clean and pressed appearance in your own home.  Also, let’s not forget the cost savings of doing it yourself and the additional savings of not having to bug your significant other when they are trying to get ready themselves.  Implement these tips into your fashion rotation and you will be bound for success.

Welcome to TopNotch Male Style Tips

As you may or may not know, TopNotch Male Style Tips got it’s start on YouTube.  I, Dexter Johnson, created this web-series because I wanted to potentially form a community that centered around men’s fashion, style, and grooming.  So over the past year and a half I have created videos that can help and guide men towards fashion and style elegance.  Not only has developing this series helped those that watch; it has also helped me by ensuring that I am always at my best.

Please enjoy new content and site pages to come.