The usual Barber Chair to an All-IN Grooming Throne in Davao| Your CHOIce

Your first CHOI CUT experience proves that you have been scammed with the pampering standards you believe you deserve all these years. That you are settling for less. That you are being less thoughtful to yourself.

Who wants to be known as an all-in achiever but unkempt than being a 100% achiever yet sleek?

A decisive man knows this so well – the demand to be a “better him” surges as he set a loftier goal after every achievement. The exhaustion from these efforts no matter how smooth we may execute it, takes a toll on our look. THAT LOOK which whether we like it or not, becomes a suffix to our honorable name. An appeal which becomes part of our reputation. This is when you realize that you have to be thoughtful to the emperor himself. Who wants to be known as an all-in achiever but unkempt than being a 100% achiever yet sleek? It is your CHOIce.

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My Choice : The usual barber chair to an all-in grooming throne

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Climbing up the corporate ladder demands sleekness. I always value both the credible first impression appearance and the winning presence of a won negotiation. Prospects crave for “that look” during the meet and greet while colleagues (competitors most of the time) capture that smirk the moment another lucrative deal is closed.

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Exists only for the gents who always give all-in to his craft, CHOI provides an all-in grooming service every barber appointment you make. If you are used to settle that a cut ends with a blow-dry, your first CHOI CUT experience proves that you have been scammed with the pampering standards you believe you deserve all these years. That you are settling for less. That you are being less thoughtful to yourself. The CHOI experience bundles a relaxing massage and hot towel to the trivial barber routine, which revitalizes your zeal to success instantly after that last soothing wipe of lukewarm towel. The moment you look back at yourself in the mirror, you see a more vivid greatness in you.

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Ever since my first CHOI Cut, I have always been assured that pampering myself is something I can now doubt-free delegate. A semi-monthly appointment with your CHOI barber is a reinvigorating part of your work-life ratio. This propels the emperor in you to keep growing your empire.

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imageYou are already winning. You just have to be more thoughtful to yourself.


 

Planning to reserve a Barber’s Chair? No!

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That is the premium CHOIce.  

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Blazers for Balls | One is Velvet. One is Plaid

For as long as it fits your shoulders well, you can just simply choose which particular pattern is de rigueur to the varied attire-themed invitations.

V-neck tees for casual wear. Blazers for eveningwear.

What makes a blazer such a go-to wear piece for evening events is, you don’t have to be tied with the prescribed pair trousers (compared to suit). For as long as it fits your shoulders well, you can just simply choose which particular pattern is de rigueur to the varied attire-themed invitations, still owning that dashing dapper presence. You can’t be more frugal too of just simply using those smart slacks you are wearing at work to pair a well chosen blazer.

One is Velvet.

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For Black tie evening functions, every man is expected to clad the usual black blazer jackets or the all black suit. You are a dapper! Thus, Intend to wear one which stands out on details. The illustrious, Velvet.

Velvet to begin with, is such a luxurious textile to wear. But what makes a dapper sold to this as a gala wear is, the sheeny pattern when light kisses its smooth surface. Especially when it has embossed pattern (Brocade), Velvet definitely fortifies that the man behind it has a styling bar higher among the men at the gathering.

One is Plaid.

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As boggling as how it is to be read \plad\ to how it is spelled p-l-a-i-d, refrain wearing this kind of pattern when you are about to pitch simply because of the strategic reason to not destruct your listeners’ visual focus. That exact fact of not wearing this at work is the very reason why it is a surefire hit to wear this on corporate occasions. Plaid is such a perfect pattern to exude a retro debonair presence. It is an epitome of vintage elegance.

The Christmas parties of 1969 were filled with plaid wear pieces, both the bold and the fine details (Got this from Mad Men). For a retro themed gathering, revitalizing the plaid pattern is a such a modish choice. Among the types of plaid, The Price of Wales plaid is for me, has the most sophisticated appeal. The interlacing pinstripes which create the box patterns surely turn heads.



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Never disregard the effect of a sharply folded handkerchief at the breast pocket. A Shawl lapel is the best choice when you want to accentuate those shoulders and enhance that V-shaped stand. Get a sleek haircut-hairstyle of course. PHOTOGRAPHY: Jazzsayings, La Vie Photography, Wonologues

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Own a pair of collar sticks. You need those to stiffen the collar until the after-party. The plain maroon tie-pocket hankie pair (the colors should be the same) and the gray pants, stimulate the eyes to trace more the orange and blue pinstripes creating the plaid. PHOTOGRAPHY: Chris Mae Joson, Lito Sy Photography

 

It is not a question anymore why you would add the blazer jackets in your styling artillery. The more pressing question now is, Which would you wear for the next social function? One which is Velvet? One which is Plaid?

Own more blazers as you own more V-neck tees.

Men’s Dandy Pieces for this Season’s Corporate Events : The RajoMan Holiday Collection

Wrap the excellence of your corporate prowess with fabrics which flamboyantly appeal that you are definitely, the dandy of the industry. 

 

 

There are clothes we own for the daily corporate dealings. There are also drapes we invest for the annual corporate events. May it be dressing up for your moment on stage being the top Closer of the year, or simply being a stand-out as you enjoy networking with the associates, Rajo Laurel’s 2017 Holiday Collection has just everything you want to wear on this season of social gatherings.

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Dubbed as “When I was 5”, festive colors, lavish fabrics and finishes of brilliant bead-work and enchanting embroidery define this year’s RajoMan Holiday Collection.

“We decided to call it “When I was 5″ because essentially my first memory of fashion was, I was with my parents at a party. I saw this lovely girl and for some strange reasons I was so attracted to her. I think she was a friend of my mom and she was dancing. And I asked her (as a five years old), are you wearing Tafetta? It was weird like she asked me what a 5 year old boy knows about what a Tafetta is. That’s what I remember. What I remember was the sound of the Tafetta when it was moving.” -Rajo Laurel


 

 

 

 

Bright jewel tones of deep plums, blissful blushes and luxurious blues dominate the collection with touches of sparkling golds and silvers.

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These “When I was 5” wardrobe made from luxurious fabrics such as tafetta, crepe and gazaar are just perfect garb for any Holiday junkets.

As you celebrate the year-end victory of being the best in your field, remember to wrap the excellence of your corporate prowess with fabrics which flamboyantly appeal that you are definitely, the dandy of the industry.


These pieces are of limited pieces per style. Reserve yours at houseoflaurel@gmail.com .

Men’s Premium Apparel Brands at up to 80% OFF : The Off Price Show in Davao

The only bazaar for the budget conscious yuppies who don’t want to compromise clothing quality and prestige over money-saving goals.

Zara, Ralph Lauren, GAP, along with other top apparel brands will be on sale at Davao Convention and Trade Center for this year’s Davao stop of The Off Price Show (TOPS), Sept 1-3, 2017.

TOPS shopping festival is your only chance this year to save up to 80% from corresponding online tags or mall outlet prices of premium brands. From corporate to athletic wear, grooming supplies to signature fragrance and even office and travel essentials, indeed the only bazaar for the frugal yuppies who don’t want to compromise clothing quality and prestige over money-saving goals.

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Spare at least 2,500p for this month’s pay and leave the venue this September 1 with a shopping bag full of either Forever21 or H&M, Puma or UnderArmour, Palladium or M-Zero. Photos owned by Diyosalife.com

Apart from the flaming racks with off-priced items, there would also be variety of entertainment and gastronomic stimuli for your shopping intermissions. A fashion show featuring the TOPS Model Search contestants will be held inside the venue and an array of food carts will also be available.

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Davao Convention and Trade Center is located at Torres Street right next to Davao Wisdom Academy.

TOPS offering a price drop of up to 80% on handsome brands undoubtedly, is the only 3-day-sale every auspicious hard-worker has the right to splurge their hard saved funds. I’ll see you there frugal souls, 11AM, September 1!

Fashion Weekend Davao 2017 sizzles Menswear with Tribal Flair

2017’s run articulately ornamented the Fashion Weekend Davao’s vogue vision to be Mindanao’s premier annual fashion event and lifestyle platform. Women and yes for Men, Fad life is here!

As teased during the launching forum, Fashion Weekend Davao’s culminating fashion show Cruise 17| 18 sashayed virilely stylish collections of men’s wear for dapper yuppies on this year’s 4-ply climax show, Abreeza activity center, August 6.

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Follow through the captions for the CLOSER’S STYLE REVIEW : This Kadayawan tribe inspired DODJIE BATU menswear collection was personally the show’s spotlight.

Two parts were dedicated to the opportune celebration of Kadayawan 2017. Davao Fashion Design Council members paraded their garb creations inspired by the 11 Kadayawan tribes of Davao and their garment interpretations of the globally awarded furniture masterpieces of Davao jewelry and furniture designer, Ann Tiukinhoy Pamintuan.


CRUISE 17 I 18 COLLECTION INSPIRED FROM KADAYAWAN TRIBES


 

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BAMBA LIMON CRUISE 17 I 18 COLLECTION: The usual formal shirts with pleasing tints and tribal patterns. Deals smooth closing ahead when you’re wearing these.

 

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ARMY UTILITARIANISM by WINDELL MIRA:  Who would have thought that there’s a glamorous robustness appeal from the coalescence of tribal patterns and army prints in one wear?! Impressive mix!

 

 

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DODJIE BATU CRUISE 17I18 COLLECTION: Paisley details, rear fashion twists and collar wing twitches. My favorite collection amongst.

 

 

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Shirt jack Barong with a tailcoat length like that of a Tuxedo. I covet wearing Barongs with the modern styles especially the shirt jack type. Had at least 3 of such style in my closet for work closing fat accounts. Though, personally ain’t too convinced yet with the twitches on the collar wings, seeing Batu’s fad twist on the rear of this piece somehow is a grabber of excitement and fascination to one of these days to close more deals donned with this.

 

 


ANN PAMINTUAN FURNITURE PIECES INTERPRETATION


 

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A solitary men’s garment interpretation for Ann Pamintuan’s furniture pieces, Batu continuous his tosses from the usual formal collar wings. (Below Left) Versions for ladies wear (Below Middle) Davaoena jewelry and fashion designer Ann Pamintuan (Below Right)

 

 

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A masterpiece by Ann Tiukinhoy Pamintuan.

 

Completing the quartet fashion episode is the High Street Fashion display of appareals from Abreeza Mall’s own luxe brands. Lastly, “Kadayawan Faces” featuring makeup brand Artistry.

 

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Luxe Brand apparels as wash day style pieces. From Worship Generation Abreeza. (Below left) Collezione Abreeza (Below Right) GAP Abreeza.

 

 

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With Davaoeno designers making their creations a stitch of flamboyance more every year, indeed 2017’s run articulately ornamented the Fashion Weekend Davao’s vogue vision to be Mindanao’s premier annual fashion event and lifestyle platform. Women and yes for Men, Fad life is here! See you next season!

Denims to Deals: Tricks to rock Denims at work

It is ideal to choose either the raw wash denim or the bleached denim. These washes appear plain and smart. Both finishes don’t have creases, distortions or high contrasting patterns.

Denim has that rugged appeal. An impression which the corporate dress code has stringent restrictions. A punctuation-near to a taboo clause on the human resource handbook. Undoubtedly though, Denim has this intra-occupational charm. Who would not want to mix a denim piece on their wear set for work? How to turn these denim pieces to be appropriate for corporate dealings?


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Type of Wash

It is ideal to choose either the raw wash denim or the bleached denim. These washes appear plain and smart. Both finishes don’t have creases, distortions or high contrasting patterns. A Raw denim finish could be blue which mimics the usual navy blue slacks perfect for corporate appeal. These could also be black, brown, any darker tint depending on the dye used. Bleached denim finish on the other hand, is the lighter but still plain versions. From white to light blue, depending on how long the bleaching was done.

 

Tag it along with Leather

For denims to be more corporately de rigueur, leather would be an ideal accomplice. Remember to filter which piece on your outfit to be the denim. Denim shirt paired with office slacks or a work smart shirt and denim pant in tandem, just don’t over dress a denim then, tuck in. Use a belt and a leather shoes with the same color. Brown leather is perfect for denim. Not the metal studded or the buckled. Try it also with leather shoes with minimal brogue details.

 

 


PICKS: SM Lanang Exclusive Denim Preview


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Black raw denim with stripes from SM Men store
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Shirt hues that rock when paired with denim pant from SM Men store.

 

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The unique appeal of Stand collar shirt from SM Men store would also look nice with your denim pant. Just tuck it in.

 


 

The fortification of being a Master Closer is when you have let the prospect sign on the dotted line. Your choice of wardrobe though, affects how people perceive you as a specific kind of breed. Clothing helps a lot on positive first impressions. As to for choosing to strut a Denim, the deal is closed more of HOW you are wearing a carefully picked wash and a not “over denim-ed” look.

 

Breathing Fabrics: Soothing the stiff corporate clothing

Remember that prospects can only be comfortable if you, on the first place is composed and relaxed. When they are comfortable, they listen.

Within milliseconds upon prospects gaze at you, they swiftly classify either you are a “closer” or a “loser”. A matter of a letter to differentiate, let that “C” be the Clothes you’re wearing the moment you offered the first handshake. Clothes which provide comfort and enhance confidence.


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Color and Pattern

Shades of our shirt affect significantly in our dealings. Colors are influential to a persons mood.

imageWhite conveys purity. My default hue on first client meeting. As you try to gauge your prospect’s personality on your first encounter, it is strategic to drape something pure, neutral and neat. Befriend them and pitch clean. Of course, don’t forget to ask for the sale. They may sign in now or at least lessen the number of meetings towards the final close. On days when it seems like you’re getting the hard time befriending the prospects, go back to White.

imageLight Blue denotes sincerity. The tint of choice to enhance credibility. When prospects say NO because the pitch sounds too-good-to-be-true or perhaps you have been having credibility objections for how many days, wear vibrant of blue shirt the next day!

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Pastel radiates relaxation. Best to don on pressured days. When you’re seem going to a chasm of rejections or panting before the month closes, don’t let your prospect feel the cram. Wear pastels! Also, best during mid day humid pitches, open house events, exhibits, field activities.

Color coordination denotes being organized and composed. Any of your interlocutor surely appreciates your offer due to the pleasant reception of the colors engulfing them as you pitch. Refrain from wearing Red and busy patterns like herringbone, houndstooth and plaid or checkered.

Fabric and Fit

imageDrapes dictate disposition. When we are comfortable with what we are wearing, we just simply feel good about ourselves. This then transcends to anyone you are interacting with may it be a client, your boss or a mate. They’ll love the presence of someone with a relaxed vibe.  Fabrics that breathe with you like lightweight polyester, drape and rayon, are good source of confidence.

Well fit clothes denote that you are prepared for winning. Thus, your first effort then for success on this context is to simply get your sizes and measurements sharp.  Have these measurements saved on your mobile’s notes and be sure to update it at least every quarter. Buy pieces which aren’t too snug yet not too loose.

Making the prospect feel comfortable during the entire sales encounter should be of your utmost goal. Remember that they can only be comfortable if you on the first place, is composed and relaxed. When they are comfortable, they listen.

 


PICKS : UNIQLO

Upholding the Japanese values of simplicity, quality and longevity, Uniqlo currently has three shops in Mindanao for a more accessible shopping of comfortable wear pieces.

 

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Uniqlo Executives during the SM Lanang Premier branch opening. UNIQLO SHOPS : SM Lanang Premier Upper Ground Floor (DAVAO), SM City Ecoland – ANNEX (DAVAO), SM CDO Downtown Premier, Ground Level (CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY)

 

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CHEST TO CALVES:  Oxford Slim Fit Short Sleeve Shirt, Dry-EX Ultra Stretch Ankle Length Pants
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CHEST TO CALVES: Linen Cotton Short Sleeve Shirt, Dry-EX Ultra Stretch Ankle Length Pants

Dry-EX Ultra Stretch Ankle Length Pants : May it be on my corporate dealings or out from the sales table flees, this pant breathes with me. Light to wear. Stretches on festive strolls while creases just rightly every time I cross legs during account negotiations. A fabric innovation that’s gratefully tolerant to wide range of motions your grind calls for. A life wear!


Scoring an impressive first impression primarily lies on your externals. Drape those closing skills with clothes that exude instant and irresistible admiration exactly on the first tic the prospect saw you.

After that engaging prelude, making the prospect feel comfortable during the entire sales encounter should be of your utmost goal. Remember that they can only be comfortable if you, on the first place is composed and relaxed. When they are comfortable, they listen.