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MANLY MUST-HAVE: How to be the ultimate stud

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Keep Calm and Stud On

 By Javid Rezai-Jorabi

It’s a new year and it’s time to get a little creative. This month isn’t about what you have, but rather, what you can do with it!

We’re not only going to save you money but it’s going to be fun, creative and ultimately, will leave you looking good. So what are we talking about? DIY studs and safety pins of course!

The mainstream fashion market has been obsessed with studs and hardware on clothing for quite a while now, but it seems to be getting just a little too overpriced for something which you can do in the comfort of your own home…

What you’ll need:
-  Safety pins
–  Studs (These can be purchased anywhere online for less than £5. Get a variety, from flat studs to sharp ones to give yourself more options when studding your clothes)
–  Plain clothes of any sort

Customising Blazers

Now that you have your list of basic items, get your space prepared, get yourself a drink, put some music on in the background and get to work!

As seen in the image on the right, the safety pins will work with a jacket or blazer of your choice. Simply pin them down the lapels within the same distance from one another. This will add such a unique touch to your old jackets and will be sure to have everybody asking where you got that new jacket from. (Plus, it’s  not permanent, so you can always take them out if you don’t like it!)

As for the studs, you can stud just about anything with a little time and patience. Breathe life into an old t-shirt by studding its shoulders, reinvent a shirt by putting  couple of studs on each collar, or you could even just add a few studs to your jeans or shorts. You don’t need a glue gun, tools or anything: just your hands and the push-through studs. It’s that easy.

So why don’t you get a little creative this January and bring a little edge to your wardrobe without spending anymore than a tenner. Try it yourself, gents!

For more studding tips for boys check out this video…

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