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What To Look For In A Suit:

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Finding the right suit can be both challenging and time consuming. Below we’ve focused on three major elements that separate one suit from another: Construction, Fabric, and Fit.
 
Construction
There are two methods of constructing a suit jacket. The first is called a canvas construction. Better suits use this kind of tailoring – a layer of canvas sewn into the jacket between the exterior cloth and lining that gives it shape, structure, and strength – shaping the suit from the start, and also having a memory for your shape. The second, fused construction, consists of the interlining adhering to the exterior fabric through a heating process – it is essentially glued.
 
Fabric
While suits

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How to Dress Thinner

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We all have features that flatter us less than we would like.  Some of us struggle with our weight.  Here are some tips from our buyers on “dressing slimmer.”

  • Although this sounds obvious, make sure you wear clothes that fit well.  Both clothes that are too tight and those that are too loose make you look heavier than you really are.  If you can’t find that perfect fit, buy larger and have a tailor alter the items to fit you perfectly (by the way, a good tailor is worth his/her weight in gold).
  • Dark colors are typically more slimming than bright ones.  A great fitting dark suit is the perfect item for the

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Packing for a Business Trip

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Every business trip poses a series of challenges. This article will focus on one dilemma that is a part of every business trip – packing. In order to determine what to pack, check the weather forecast for your destination and determine what amenities your hotel(s) will provide.

Before you do any actual packing, we strongly suggest a list. Take into consideration the length of your trip, the business attire needed, the amount of free time available for non-business activities and personal preferences for recreational items and sleep wear. Once a list is made, select an area where you can lay out what will be packed, and check them off your list.

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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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