How Combatant Gentlemen became so successful in just a few years

Combatant Gentleman is a men’s clothing startup established in 2012 and offers stylish men’s apparel at reasonable prices.

Combatant Gentlemen is a men’s clothing startup that was founded on selling stylish clothing at accessible prices. It quickly gained a great following which led to making its way into the “most promising company” list of Forbes in 2015 after posting revenue of $10.1 million.

No wonder the company called itself the “Warby Parker for suiting.” The low cost of the menswear is achieved by close control of the supply chain and the shipment of all products. The company even owned its own cotton field in India and sheep fields in Italy to make sure that the materials used are closely controlled and yet not as expensive as materials offered from most other suppliers.

This successful strategy led to decreasing the production costs of a suit to $24-37 which obviously reflected on the final price.

In 2017, the company faced some criticism of delaying and canceling orders, which according to the CEO Vishaal Melwani was due to problems with suppliers from China an because it is a relatively new company with overwhelming amounts of orders.

Obviously, the rising number of complaints from angry grooms and groomsmen has led to a decrease the grade of the company to an F from the Better Business Bureau.

While some unhappy customers though that the company was going out of business due to lack of stock, this is not the case according to the founder and CEO Mr.Melwani. Later last year fresh inventory was received and all ongoing orders have been processed or are currently being completed.

The problems with the customer care service and the supplies which led to delays and canceled orders are being addressed by the founder and co-founders of Combatant Gentleman who are handling the problematic orders themselves in hope to save the good name and reputation of the company.

Combatant Gentlemen is looking for investors and funding on www.crunchbase.com

The surge of orders shows just how promising this business idea is. Offering high-quality stylish garments at affordable prices is obviously a very good way to grow a business in a matter of just a few years.

Obviously, men are very interested in purchasing top quality formal suits for as little as $140. This niche seems to be quite a big one as men are looking to purchase stylish formal clothing without breaking the bank.

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Silver fluoride (SDF) can help prevent tooth cavities in children

Several years ago, a study published in the New York Times presented the advantages of using silver diamine fluoride for cavity prevention in children.

SDF is an efficient dental treatment for children which is minimally invasive and as you know this is essential when treating youngsters. It helps treat the sensitivity of the teeth without the use of the dreaded drill and at a cost much lower than traditional dental treatment. The larger effect of this type of treatment is the reduction of the need for emergency visits to the dentist as well as overall improved dental health in nursing homes. The only negative effect of applying SDF is the black discoloration of caries on the tooth.

Today, silver diamine fluoride is commercially available and approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the use of prevention of cavities in young patients. SDF is provided by Elevate Oral Care.

It has also been found to help reduce the bacteria in tooth cavities, which minimizes the risk of spreading of the decay and stop caries lesions.

The substance is also very efficient for diagnostics of caries and other defects in the structure of the teeth, as it stains only these areas, which makes it much easier for dentists to perform timely decay diagnostics and easy inspections for other potential tooth problems.

A single drop of the substance can be used for treating many teeth, which makes this method even more cost-effective.

Since not all pediatric dentists use this innovative and non-invasive method to treat their young patients, you should visit a practice which has adopted this treatment, such as Kids Dentist Bothell, WA.

You can receive more information about the treatment and diagnostics with silver diamine fluoride of your child’s teeth by contacting Hello Kids Dentistry at www.hellokidsdentistry.com or call 425.659-1200 to set an appointment for your child now. The address of the professional dentist service for children is 19020 Bothell Way NE Ste C, Bothell, WA 98011.

The South Beach Diet – how relevant is it 15 years later

The South Beach diet was first introduced 15 years ago, so you may wonder whether it is still relevant enough today. Here is an overview of what has changed and what has remained the same nearly two decades later.

The basics of this famous diet are to eat high fiber food, unsaturated fats, lean protein and low glycemic carbs.

The creator of the South Beach Diet Dr. Arthur Agatson continues to insist that the principles of eating plenty of fiber, good carbs, good fats and healthy proteins are still very much valid now as they were back when the diet was first introduced, despite the other trends which we have seen through the years in regard to dieting including low carb and low-fat diets.

One change in the diet is the addition of full-fat dairy products to the list of good fats allowed due to scientific research found that it is incredibly satiating and good for the weight loss program.

In regard to the recommended high intake of fiber by the South Beach Diet, Dr.Agatson has commented that every person reacts differently when adding anew good fiber source to the diet, so people need to experiment but only with fiber-rich whole foods if they want the best weight loss results from this diet.

That video is also interesting – Nutrisystem vs South Beach

 

The reason is that whole foods do contain sufficient amounts of fiber and at the same time our bodies absorb them slower, unlike some carbs which are absorbed quickly and can cause surges in the blood sugar levels. This is why the diet allows the intake of slow absorbing carbs such as quinoa and sweet potatoes instead.

Even decades after it first became a worldwide success, some skeptics call the South Beach Diet a “fad diet” but Dr. Agatson along with the other loyal diet followers argue that this eating regimen has been shaped to become a lifestyle diet, rather than a temporary one.

After all, it was originally meant for cardiac prevention, which is something people should do all lifelong rather than just for a few months in order to lose those extra pounds.

Rather, the South Beach diet must become a lifestyle if a person wants to lose weight and keep it that way in order not only to look better but to prevent a number of different serious health conditions associated with obesity and being overweight – including diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease and many other chronic conditions.

How to avoid getting tricked into buying a fake perfume

Are you thrilled about the new deal for a very cheap designer perfume you just stumbled upon? Beware that there is a possibility that the perfume can be fake. This not only means that it will smell differently from the original but can also be harmful to your health due to the unknown chemicals it probably contains.

Here are some of the basic guidelines for ensuring that you are buying the real thing when buying a perfume:

  • If it is too cheap and looks too good to be true then follow your instincts because it probably is a fake.
  • Don’t purchase a perfume from a private seller who claims that they received it as a gift or bought it and don’t like it, because you may fall into the trap of paying full price for a counterfeit.
  • If you don’t have an idea of the exact smell of a perfume you want to buy online, always take the time to go and check it out at a brick and mortar store first. Smell it and examine the product carefully before ordering it online.
  • Look at the cellophane wrap on the box. Real designer perfumes are very tightly wrapped, so if you notice that the packing is moving around and messy – it could be a fake. Also, there shouldn’t be any leftover tape or glue on the wrapping.
  • Examine the box as well. Is it way too thin? If it is – then you may be looking at a counterfeit product, because high-quality perfumes are boxed in high-quality
  • Also, take a look at the print on the box – it should be spelled properly, in a clear and even font.
  • The bottle itself should be of impeccable quality. If it doesn’t look quite right then you are dealing with a fake.
  • The perfume itself must be clear with no sediments or different hues.
  • Last but not least check the smell. High-quality perfumes offer a rich multi-layered aroma, while fakes don’t have this unique quality.

Thankfully there are some useful online guides for spotting a fake perfume now you can learn all necessary precautions to take when shopping for a new fragrance. In fact, there are some other useful tips for spotting fake clothing from Kenzo, Stone Island and others which you may want to check out as well. It is worth checking these informative resources before getting tricked into buying a low-quality counterfeit! (see www.grandlife.nl for more useful info)

Are you a fan of the “one gift rule” for Christmas?

There has been a lot of talk and a bit of controversy amongst parents around the world about the “one gift rule” which Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are implementing for their children this Christmas. The question is – whether you are getting a Christmas gift for mom, your wife or for your children – should you limit yourself to just one this year.

This rule according to Kunis was imposed after their older daughter ended up with a truck load of presents for the holidays last year. The gifts were given to the three year old by her grandparents, but according to her famous mom – children no longer appreciate that special one gift with all of the attention and presents they are showered with on Christmas.

This year, the grandparents have been asked to get just one gift per kid or if they choose to donate money to a charity instead.

However much you love your grandchildren and want to spoil them, getting them all just one gift per child is probably the best thing to do in order to have them actually appreciate the spirit of the special holiday.

The same goes for the grown-ups as well. Just one Christmas stocking per person is what people are planning on doing this year. Plus, some people have set a cash limit per gift to make sure that they do not overspend or spoil their children and loved ones this Christmas.

But with the shops full of expensive toys and goods, many people find it very hard not to overspend. But according to child psychologists – splurging on gifts can lead to distracting the festive sharing and giving spirit to simply receiving more and more overly expensive gifts instead.

Other people who are against this frugal idea maintain their view that grandparents should be allowed to spoil their grandchildren as much as they want. Often it is difficult to convince your parents not to give your children so many expensive gifts, because with age they become like grown up kids themselves.

So, this year when you are getting Christmas gifts for mom, and talking to her about the gifts which you would like her to get your children, you should think about this idea given by the famous actress and focus more on spending time with your loved ones and appreciating what you already have rather than breaking the bank and getting them things which they might not even acknowledge or appreciate!

Some exclusive Christmas gifts ideas for your mom

You have the best mom in the world and want to show her your true appreciation and love this holiday? Here are some ideas for perfect Christmas gifts for mom which are a bit on the high end but they will definitely impress even the most pretentious mothers:

Buy a Madame Alexander custom made doll for $8,000. You will receive a doll every month, and then at the end – you will get a custom-made one especially for your mom.

  1. Book a trip to Champagne, France

If you are ready to spend $150,000 for Christmas this year, you can book a trip to Champagne for your mom. She will enjoy a plane ride, followed by an amazing 12 course dinner and drink all the champagne she wants. At the end she will receive a personalized Armand de Brignac cuvee. Your mom will come home happier than ever after this exquisite experience.

  1. Gift your mom with a VIP pass for the Ryder Cup

If your mom enjoys golf, then this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to give her a special VIP pass for the one and only Ryder Cup this year. The pass includes a week for four people at the Ryder Cup and will cost you just $250,000.

  1. Get her a decadent issue of Winnie the Pooh for just under $40,000

If your mother loves this classic book, you can order her a set of fist edition Winnie the Pooh books, which are signed both by the author and the illustrator. Many of the pages of these books have not even been opened, so you can be sure that your mother will be the first one to read them.

  1. Gift your mom with a replica of the Downtown Abbey castle

This amazing jewelry box designed and made based on the Highclere Castle where the notorious Downton Abbey series was shot is the perfect gift for someone who is a fan of the show. It is made from maple wood and is lines with suede. There are only five of these made, so make sure you hurry up and order one for your mother now. The price is about $87,000.

Ready about taking the next step this Valentine’s day?

Even though there are several months until next Valentine’s Day, you may want to plan ahead and think about choosing the perfect valentine gift for her – your loved one.

Believe me, the more thought and planning you put into getting her that special something for the most romantic of days in the year, the happier and more appreciative she will be.

Even if she is one of the girls who doesn’t admit to put too much thought into valentine’s day, it is very likely that your favorite lady has already something on her mind for that special gift for you, so you would want to match and exceed her expectations, don’t you?

You should carefully select the perfect gift for her depending on the status and stage of your relationship – is it a budding one, or have you been together for years already? Also, think about whether the time is right to plan to pop that special question to her. You can start planning now if you are ready to begin a new family with her, and look for the most beautiful engagement ring, or why not plan a romantic tour or make a reservation for that exclusive Micheline star restaurant you have been hearing about in order to create the perfect setting to ask her to marry you?

If you and your loved one are not into the classic romantic things, you can always think of another clever and cute way to propose, such as ask your friends or her coworkers to organize a surprise party, a fun spontaneous dance, or why not your own small or big flash mob to sweep her off of her feet on that special day? After all – the proposal is definitely something you will be sharing with your friends and family and in time telling your kids all about, right?

So, whether you are ready or not to take the next big step in your relationship, make sure you take the time to think about the perfect valentines present or surprise for your favorite woman if you want to make her  feel the most special and loved lady in the world!

The best tip is to stay away from clichés or easy to find, store-made cards and gift packs. It is much better if you spend less and show her that you have taken the time to hand pick or why not make her present by yourself!