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Quality Shoes: A Smart Investment

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The rest of your outfit can look like a million bucks, but all can be for naught with a pair of cheap shoes. Good shoes will last for years. And, things like old world craftsmanship and Italian leather make a difference you can not only see, but also feel. Our footwear is designed with three things in mind: comfort, style and value. The finest material and hand-finished detail, ensure the highest level of quality. Quality equals comfort. While we are all for classic, updated detail makes for a more distinctive statement while not compromising timeless appeal. And, finally, offering it to you at a price that is not only affordable but surprisingly affordable. Plus, we’ve got a diverse… Continue>>

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How to Tie a Tie: Four-in-Hand Knot

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The Four-in-Hand is considered the most versatile tie knot.  Acceptable when used with any type collar, but best suited for a straight, tab or buttondown.

Use the simple instructions below to tie a Four-in-Hand knot.

(when looking in a mirror)

four-in-hand knot step1

Step One:

Start with the wide end of the tie on your right, extended about 12 inches below narrow end.

four-in-hand knot step2

Step Two:

Cross the wide end over the narrow, then again under the narrow.

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How to Tie a Tie: Windsor Knot

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The Windsor is a big and chunky tie knot. Larger than the Half Windsor. Best when used with a wide spread collar shirt, perfect for a Windsor Spread or English Spread collar.

Use the simple instructions below to tie a Windsor knot.

(when looking in a mirror)

windsor 1

Step One:

Start with the wide end of the tie on your right, extended about 12 inches below narrow end.

windsor 2

Step Two:

Cross the wide end over the narrow. Then bring the wide end up through the loop between… Continue>>

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How to Tie a Tie: Half Windsor Knot

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The Half Windsor is a solid, balanced tie knot. Slightly smaller than the Windsor. Best when used with a spread collar shirt, perfect for a Windsor Spread or Park Avenue Spread collar.

Use the simple instructions below to tie a Half Windsor knot.

(when looking in a mirror)

half windsor 1

Step One:

Start with the wide end of the tie on your right, extended about 12 inches below narrow end.

half windsor 2

Step Two:

Cross the wide end over the narrow, then again under the narrow… Continue>>

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What Tie Knot is Right for Me?

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The Four-in-Hand is a slightly asymmetrical and tight knot.  Considered the most versatile tie knot, it’s acceptable to use with any type collar, but best suited for a straight, tab or buttondown. View our post How to Tie a Tie: Four-in-Hand Knot.

The Windsor is a big and chunky tie knot.  Best when used with a wide spread collar shirt, perfect for a Windsor Spread or English Spread collar.  View our post  How

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Why Wool Suits and Wool Trousers are Right for You

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PA1559L_241X241Wool suits and wool trousers made from 100% wool have been favored by consumers and apparel makers alike for years and years. Here’s why:

A natural fiber, wool comes in many different weights and thicknesses allowing you to wear it year-round. With small gaps of air in its fibers, wool controls the climate you wear it in. It breathes, which synthetic fibers can’t do. Because of this, wool is not only comfortable on the skin, but it’s also odor-free. And to top it off, wool is easy to care for. Creases hold well, even on lightweight wools worn during the summer… Continue>>

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