Lovely though they are, who else is getting a little tired of pulling on the same old winter boots and shoes? I for one am relieved that it’s time to turn your feet to something a little more spring-like. Despite the current trend for swollen sneaker designs that look like they’re on steroids, these six pairs will see out the current obsession with Spice Girl friendly footwear.
This may sound like a sweeping generalisation, but most men are creatures of habit. We like the control of our morning rituals and to stick with our foibles. In the same vein, we have a strong sense of loyalty, whether for our favourite coffee shop or our trainer brand of choice. Unsurprisingly, as we become more familiar with a subject, we get better at trying new things; from changing up our style choices to experimenting with our grooming regimes.
Pleated trousers are a funny one. For many men, they’re too adventurous to even consider and, true enough, many high street and mainstream fashion brands don’t sell them. This, we think, is a shame. Pleats are surprisingly easy to wear – all they need is a little bit of thought. After all, if every style icon from Fred Astaire to Yves Saint Laurent has made them work, they’ve got be worth a try, eh? The key to getting pleats right is to understand what you’re working with.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".