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Launder and Press Your Shirts at the Dry Cleaner

How long does it take you to iron a simple, button-down cotton shirt? Aaron Marino of alpha m. says it takes him 15 minutes for an average shirt. So, how much is your time worth?

The reason he asks because there's another option to dry cleaning. Get your shirts laundered and pressed at the dry cleaner. The cost for getting a shirt laundered and pressed is $1.25 per shirt. With 10 shirts, you could iron for TWO AND A HALF HOURS or pay $12.50 to have someone else do it! If you hate ironing but want to look sharp, crisp, and fresh, consider taking your shirts to get laundered and pressed at the dry cleaners.

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Deeper V Neck Undershirts -
September 27, 2012
Canvas Unisex Deep V-Neck Tee One of the most controversial videos that Aaron Marino of alpha m. did on YouTube was about men's undershirts. People have strong opinions about undershirts. Aaron doesn't wear them for several reasons. However, if you need to wear an undershirt but you don't want it to show, many men wear v neck undershirts. Aaron discovered a deep v neck from a company, Canvas. If yRead More»
How to Layer with a Button Up Shirt | Layering with Sweaters, Cardigans, Vests -
September 21, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. states that layering is going to be huge this fall and winter season. Light weight sweaters, cardigans, and vests are all part of layering. So, how to you execute properly a button-up shirt with a cardigan or pull-over sweater? The shirt needs to be proper length if left untucked. Alpha displays the zones, which you need an inch to two inches from the bottom of your rise tRead More»
Shirt Shoulder Placement  -
July 27, 2012
Where should the shoulder seam of a man's shirt sit for proper fit? Aaron Marino of alpha m. analyzes where a men's shirt seam should sit on his shoulder. The seam shouldn't crest the outside of the shoulder- should be some room should be available. When you locate your collar bone, an inch difference should be visible. Next time you are buying a men's shirt, explore buying the next size down whicRead More»
Removing Deodorant Marks | Dryer Sheets -
July 17, 2012
With the use of an ordinary household product, Aaron Marino of alpha m. demonstrates how to remove deodorant marks from dark colored shirt. Not getting the marks in the first place is the best recommendation. Prevention Put your shirt on first, then pull out your shirt and put on the deodorant by going up the shirt. You can also put the deodorant on and use a hairdryer to dry the product. You coulRead More»

Fitted and Tailored Shirts Are A Necessity | Modern Tailor  -
July 2, 2012
Reference: Modern Tailor 10% Discount Code: Alpham Aaron Marino of alpha m. illustrates a perfect example of why fitted and tailored shirts are a must! Aaron did something sketchy and shady this morning. While at a coffee shop, he always sees business men walk in and out. Today, some guy walked in and was looking put together from the FRONT. When he turns around, and he sees big, billowing mess ofRead More»
Unbuttoning Fitted Shirts | Men's Dress Shirts -
June 29, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses when wearing a fitted button-down dress shirt how many buttons is appropriate to leave undone. The answer depends on you, your shirt, your comfort level, and the comfort level of those around you. The more buttons you have open the more casual and loose you are actually feeling and flowing. Some shirts have a natural tendency to lay open and some do not. You wantRead More»
Men's Linen Shirts and Pants | Hot Weather Men's Fashion -
June 4, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. gives the low-down and opinion on men's linen shirts and pants. These types of shirts and pants are surging in the stores. Linen fabric is woven from the fibers of the flax plant- the same flax that is the healthy seed for you to consume. The weave is loose, and the fabric is cool to touch, breathable, and light. Linen is tough to keep wrinkle-free (almost impossible) but Read More»
Avoid Shoulder Nipples | Properly Fold and Hang -
April 25, 2012
Do you have little marks or irregular dents when you hang a heavy men's shirt or men's sweater on a hanger? You have shoulder nipples! Aaron Marino of alpha m. talks about how to avoid shoulder nipples and how to fix them. Don't hang heavy shirts or sweaters on hangers, period. Store sweaters by folding and hang on a pant hanger. All of Alpha's sweaters are neatly folded and draped on a pant hangeRead More»
Tailoring Men's Button Up Shirts | Clothing Alterations -
March 30, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses what a tailor can and cannot alter regarding the fit of your men's button-up shirt. A tailor can get that shirt that fits 'eeh' to fitting 'mwah'! The tailor can make the body of the shirt fit better by reducing amount of fabric.They can also reduce the length to enable wearing untucked. They can also replace buttons. They can reduce the diameter of the sleeves aRead More»

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