‘Rules’ Posts

 

A Guide to Dress Shirt Collars

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You might feel overwhelmed by the variety of dress shirt collar styles out there. How do you know, for example, which collars work best for your face shape, which styles are the most and least formal, and which tie knots should be worn with which collar? We’ll review our most popular and the most commonly found collars here: the Straight Collar, the Button Down Collar, the Spread Collar and its variations, and the Tab Collar. Read on to find out the answers to your biggest collar questions.

 

There is one basic rule that applies to all dress shirt collars, and that is to choose the collar that is the opposite shape of your face. If you have a round face, choose a collar with… Continue>>

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In the Winners Circle at the Kentucky Derby

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Some know it as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports,” while others call it “The Run for the Roses”; most know it as the Kentucky Derby. This event has been highly anticipated not just by horse racing fans, but also by men and women of extraordinary style.

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Over the years, the Kentucky Derby has rightfully earned the reputation as one of the most fashionable outings there is. Since its inception in 1875, it has hosted the cream of the crop of high society… Continue>>

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Outfit Your Holiday In Color

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Holiday may very well be our favorite season. Open up our catalog and you’ll see why! Ranging from cheerful primary hues to refined earthy shades to dazzling jewel tones, our Holiday color stories are some of the most spectacular of the year.

In this article, we’ll share a few of our favorite color combinations for the season and show you how to wear them.

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Brown and Red

Truly, both brown and red are eminently wearable in any season. Brown is a versatile neutral and red can provide any outfit with a lively pop of color; as a combination, they are well suited for Holiday and prove to be a sophisticated duo. Red is a very… Continue>>

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Layering for Fall

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Even though layering is an essential skill for any well-dressed gentleman, many haven’t the first clue how to go about it. We’re here to change that! For this article, we’ve put together a short guide that will have you on your way to becoming a layering pro in no time. You’ll be ready for whatever Autumn may bring – and look good doing it – so long as you follow these instructions.

Always bet on wool.

Truly a Fall staple, wool appears in many different products, from the expected, such as suits and sport coats, to the nontraditional, like shoes and pocket squares. Treat your wool garments well and they’ll keep you looking sharp for many seasons to… Continue>>

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3 Essential Matching Rules

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Figuring out which pieces match and which do not can sometimes seem like an impossible task. Some lucky people are naturally talented at knowing the rules of fashion, but most of us need a little help in that department. For that second group, here are 3 tips that will give you a major leg up on the competition.

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1.  Make sure the pieces of your outfit are related. Related pieces are ones which, for example, are in primary colors (red, yellow, or blue) or some variation thereof; complementary colors, the ones across from each other on the color wheel; or analogous colors, colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. If you choose… Continue>>

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Fall Color Combinations

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As with any season, Fall has its very own color scheme. In Summer, bright, sunny colors share the stage with pastels; in Fall, the trend leans toward deeper colors and rich jewel tones. We’re going to let you in on our very favorite color combinations for Fall, and furthermore, how you can create an outfit around these colors.

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Plum and Gold

Plum is described as a derivative of purple, the color of royalty. This is one of the richest colors on the Fall palette and therefore it seems only fitting that it should be paired with gold. Deep tones like plum, burgundy, and brown are indeed a perfect match for the season. Pair plum with… Continue>>

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