Men’s Style: Express Tech 1MX

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Life’s full of sticky situations. During hot days and heated moments it’s only natural to break into a sweat, but no guy wants to walk into a big meeting looking like he just stepped out of a sauna. With the latest iteration of our bestselling 1MX shirt, there’s no need to.

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The Express Tech 1MX shirt is made to keep you looking good in more ways than one. Its crisp stretch cotton fabric is engineered for quick-drying to keep pit stains under control, and for easy care so you can spend less time worrying about ironing.

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We’ve made it in three fits and a range of seasonally right colors with the construction details you already love in a 1MX shirt – refined French button placket, mitered cuffs – and fresh details like contrasting cuff insets. For a look that’s clean, cool and on top of things, it’s just a matter of finding the fit and shade you love and a tie that complements your choice.

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What 1MX look works for you? Show us with a pic on Instagram tagged with @ExpressRunway and #ExpressMen.

FEST REPORT: 5 ON THE RISE

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We kicked off festival season in a big way, totally decked out in fringe, faux suede and frayed denim. We loved spotting celebs like Ashley Greene and Nina Dobrev wearing our clothes at a recent mega-huge music fest, and now we’re taking our bralettes and cutoffs on the road… to more fests!

It’s the perfect time of year for a fresh fest experience that’s a bit more intimate, and regional fests with major acts are rising up all over the country. Here are five we’d like to catch.

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HANGOUT FEST

Gulf Shores, AL • May 20-22

Fest + beach = heaven, and that’s what this rager on the Alabama coastline delivers, along with rap, reggae, electronic, neo soul and a few shots of straight-up rock.

Boston Calling

Boston, MA • May 27-29

Hit the bricks of City Hall Plaza for this young and hungry Memorial Day weekend event. It combines comedy with a lineup that this year includes a couple of stylish artists who straddle the worlds of music and fashion.

Sasquatch!

George, WA • May 27-30

Like amazing sets and stunning vantage points? Try the cliffside stage at this Pacific Northwest treasure. Like Boston Calling, Sasquatch! adds comedy to a music roster with a solid edge.

Nelsonville Music Fest 

Nelsonville, OH • June 2-5

Not too big or too small, this fest in the lush Hocking Hills of Southeastern Ohio is just right for setting up camp, stopping at the beer garden and taking in a lineup that’s offered everything from indie powerhouses to classic country artists.

Pitchfork Music Festival

Chicago, IL • July 15-17

Pop-folk, hip-hop, Euro punk and other cool genres make up the flavor of this annual fest in Union Park hosted by standout music news site Pitchfork. It doesn’t have the rural charm of Nelsonville but it does have afterparties hosted by clubs around the city.
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WHAT’S NOW: YOU!

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Our customers inspire us every day to do what we do. Now it’s time for some payback with the #ExpressLife sweeps!

Every Friday, now through May 27, seven lucky winners on Instagram will win a $100 gift card. For a chance to be one of them, follow @ExpressRunway on Insta, post a selfie showing us how you live the Express life and tag it with #ExpressLife and #EXPsweeps. (Official rules)

And since we love making you look good, we’ve got pro tips to help you get a great shot to share:

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  • Nix the flash and its washout effect. The best light is natural light, especially around sunrise and sunset.
  • If there’s a strong light source behind you, make sure there’s some light hitting you directly so we can see you (and not just your silhouette).

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  • No need for filters. We want to see you and your look as it is.
  • Share a little bit of your surroundings to tell a story about you and where you are, but always make sure you’re the focus.
  • Avoid backdrops that are cluttered with random people or stuff – they can detract from you and your style.

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  • Take a few more shots so you’ve got options. Even the pros play it safe.
  • Use the caption to tell us what you love about your Express look and if you found a unique way or place to wear it.

Get snapping, and good luck!

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