‘Rules’ Posts

 

Bloggers Share How to Be a Sharp Dressed Man

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RHJ450NEverybody knows that sharp-dressed men get noticed more – but not every man knows how to pull off a sophisticated look. So, we hit the web and challenged some of the best fashion bloggers out there to put together a few tips and designs using items from our collection that would help the men in their lives (and their readers’ lives) spruce up their style. From dress shirts to accessories, these bloggers delivered.

Here are some of our favorite posts, with a few of the great tips they offer.

Lara from Every Beauty Addict’s Bible says there’s no real “secret” to being fashionable – it’s more about paying attention. “Dressing sharp simply means that one is aware… Continue>>

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‘Tis the Season to be Snazzy: Holiday Pairings

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It’s that time of year when you’ll be heading out to family dinners, holiday parties, and perhaps even charity events or other special affairs. No matter what the occasion, you’ll want to look your best, so we’ve gathered some pairings of our men’s shirts, ties, and jackets to help you put forward your finest impression during the holiday season.

Modern Tradition

JA1519AEvery man needs a good blazer, and this wool, six-on-two double-breasted travel design fits the bill handsomely, with classic metal buttons that enhance the jacket’s style without drawing attention away from the overall look. While a traditionalist might go for the darker navy blue or black, the gray option is appropriate… Continue>>

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Suit Yourself: Dressing for Your Body Type

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Suit Yourself: Dressing for Your Body Type

While there are general rules to follow in men’s fashion, your body type will have a profound effect on what you look for in a suit. What works for a shorter man can serve to exaggerate a tall, thin man’s storkish build or draw attention to a huskier man’s girth. Regardless of your body type, a basic goal of men’s fashion should always be to make you seem proportional. How you achieve that, however, varies substantially depending on your build.

Don’t know where to start? Not to worry–we’re here to help. Here’s some advice that will help you achieve the best look for your body type.

SHORT

Primary goal: Elongate your figure.

Fit: A close, proper… Continue>>

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Easily Avoidable Men’s Fashion Blunders

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Whether you’re dressing for a job interview, a party, a day at the office, a night out, or a lazy Saturday at home, your choice of attire says something about you. Like it or not, your clothing sends a message–and that message isn’t always the one you want.

Like icebergs lurking in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic, here are ten common fashion blunders that can sink your attempts at debonair sophistication. But like those icebergs, they’re all easily avoidable. All it takes is a little knowledge, common sense and preparation.

The Ill-Fitting Suit

image (2)First step on the road to sartorial proficiency is to make sure your jacket and pants actually fit, i.e. aren’t too loose or too… Continue>>

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Outfit Ideas for Holiday Party Season

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The holidays are coming up, which means one thing: party season. But with so many different situations, it can seem impossible to figure out how to dress appropriately.

Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Follow a few simple guidelines and you’ll be ready for virtually any social setting.

PARTY AT A FRIEND’S HOUSE

That party at your old college roommate’s place is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. That’s right, now’s your chance to show everyone that your sweater game’s on point. Sweaters are practically synonymous with the holidays, after all, and the classic dress shirt/sweater combo gives you endless options for casual party-going situations. Top things off with your most impressive tie to cement your reputation among your peers: that of an… Continue>>

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Get Vested

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In addition to providing a huge style boost due to their relative rarity, vests are also a terrific layering option in springtime. It’s easy to think of them as a fall/winter item you wear under a tweed sport coat, but during the transitional months you’re not wearing an overcoat, and a vest can give you just the right amount of added warmth.

Men's Three Piece SuitWhile many rules of dress have become antiquated, a certain logic will always influence menswear, and much of this comes down to questions of formality. Especially with business dress or occasions where appropriateness is favored, there are some basic guidelines that are worth following.

• When it comes to… Continue>>

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