Mr Message Man

Look Smart, Eat Smart, Spend Smart

Everyday Essentials at Wholesale Prices with Boxed

There’s a site that aligns with exactly what this site promotes helping you look smarteat smart and spend smart with an emphasis on helping you save time. It’s hard to overlook Costco and their wholesale pricing, but as one site reminds you there’s a million reasons to shop elsewhere. In order to switch from your local warehouse club, you have to be getting the same great prices, but accomplish this in less time, using less resources and cause yourself less stress. The average trip to the local warehouse club takes over 180 minutes on top of the fact you have to have a membership in order to save money. I’m very pleased to introduce the site Boxed and share with you why you can eliminate your Costco membership by using them.

Suits with Stretch & Recovery Technology: The Jetsetter

As someone who enjoys dressing up for work on a daily basis, it can be challenging to find a basic ‘starter set’ of clothing. Personally, as I described in the introduction post for this blog, I spent an incredible amount of time researching and planning exactly what I wanted and how to build my wardrobe. I understand, most people don’t want to take the necessary time to do all of the research, they just want clothes that fit right and make them look smart. While my experience with Bonobos is limited to their pants, they are a great company to utilize for building your basic start set of pieces for your wardrobe. Today, we’re going to examine what Bonobos is calling their ‘ideal first suit’ for those just getting their wardrobe and fashion started called The Jetsetter.

Broaden Your Culinary Palate with Yelp

Word of mouth is much more more prevalent than you think, according to a book I’m currently reading called Contagious: Why Things Catch OnIt states that only 7% of word-of-mouth occurs online despite the growing popularity and usability of social media and the internet in general. While I often take my friends or families suggestions for different restaurant suggestions that I should try, there’s something about being able to search for exactly what I want in the exact location I’m going to be in. Unfortunately the only way to take care of that is with an app or website that has GPS capabilities. I’ve found the site I visit more than any other, when I’m searching for a place to eat, is Yelp. If you’re going to eat out, and you want to eat smart, then I’m going to show you why I suggest using Yelp.

Up Your Sock Game with Happy Socks

Recently, we’ve been examining various companies that can help you increase your style through the use of accessories. So far we’ve examined the Tie Bar and Warby Parker as ways to add a little extra flair into your day. One very obvious accessory that we’ve yet to examine, that can make a big statement no matter who you are, are your socks. Before I ever ventured beyond Sears or Fred Meyer for socks, I always thought there were just white or black athletic, black or blue dress or, if you really wanted to get crazy, some kind of argyle styled socks. There’s several different companies on the market that cater specifically to socks, but one of the more creative company’s that I’ve come across has been focusing on socks for over seven years. Until you’ve visited Happy Socks, you’ll never realize what combinations of colors or patterns are actually possible. If you’re ready to go from basic to extreme then it’s time to take a crash course run with this sock company.


Custom Shoes in 2 Days with New Balance

The world of custom and handmade products has become more and more popular. We recently wrote about Etsy and their market for bringing new handmade and vintage products right to your fingertips. However, these sellers tend to be small shop or single person stores that either make their products as a hobby or simply don’t have the resources to do something more mainstream. I’m all for supporting entrepreneurs and the projects, but it’s interesting to see how large retailers react to these trends. Case and point is New Balance, my current favorite running shoe company, who has taken the leap into the custom shoe industry.