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Stephen Praetorius

Stephen Praetorius

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Stephen Praetorius is a freelance writer and editor with near-boundless interests. His work's been featured in publications such as GQ, PUNCH, and more. Outside of work, you'll find Stephen window shopping menswear and maximalist home goods, cooking for two, and walking his labrador retriever, Parker, through the streets of Philadelphia. Please reach out to The Manual editorial staff with any questions or comments about Stephen’s work.

A man in jeans and brown boots at a park.

The 18 Best Boots for Men Who Care About Style in 2022

Every man needs to stock his wardrobe with a variety of the best boots, which will serve him well for a range of occasions, from formal parties to nights out.
Young man with smartphone sitting on doorstep, Kings Road, London, UK.

How To Wear a Sweater with Jeans and Look Great

Jeans and sweaters make a classic combo for a reason: They’re both warm and tough and will look damn good with a pair of boots. Learn how to look great on them.
Brown leather chukka boots.

How to Wear Chukka Boots: Styles and Lacing Tips for Men

One word to describe chukka boots is 'uncomplicated.' Here are our best tips on how to wear chukka boots for men.
Knit cozy sweater folded in a pile on wooden background.

How to Wash a Cashmere Sweater Without Ruining It

Accidentally spilled on your cashmere sweater? We got you. Read on to know how to wash a cashmere sweater without ruining it.
Man tying his one of his boots.

How To Wear Men’s Boots: Styles and Outfits for 2022

With the weather getting dicier by the day, anything less than a warm pair of boots soon won’t be able to keep your toes from freezing. So here's how to wear them.
Male wearing Brown Leather Chelsea Boots, legs crossed at the knee, sitting in a sun room.

Our Definitive Guide on How To Wear Chelsea Boots

Chelsea boots are really quite versatile. It just all comes down to being intentional in how you style them. Don't know how? Fret not, we're here to help.
A pile of ripped denim jeans.

Ripped Jeans for Men: What To Know Before You Buy

No idea how to pull off ripped jeans and what to partner them with for specific occasions like a boss? Here's the ultimate guide on how to do just that.
Man wearing a v-neck sweater while using a laptop and having a cup of coffee.

How To Wear a V-Neck Sweater for Men

If you ever find yourself getting tired of crewnecks and decide to switch to V-necks, here's a guide on how to wear them and what to partner them with.
Smiling young man walking down stairs in city.

Sweaters vs. Cardigans: Style Differences Explained

What's the key difference between a cardigan and a sweater? And how do you pull off a cardigan to fit the occasion? The answers are right here.
A smiling man in front of a landmark is seen wearing a black short-sleeve shirt and holding a phone.

The 9 Best Short-Sleeve Shirts for Any Setting, From the Office to the Bar

Explore the best short-sleeve shirts in the market right now, from floral short-sleeve shirts and camp collar shirts to button-downs and more.
A smiling man wearing a blue shirt in the city.

The 10 Best Dress Shirts To Stock Your Closet With Right Now

Because you can't wear hoodies or t-shirts forever, we rounded up the best dress shirts to fill your closet with more handsome and comfy shirting options.