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>>
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.
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>>
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.
While 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>>
As Baz Lurhmann’s adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” rolls into theaters this May, we will likely once again be treated to the immortal line from Fitzgerald’s novel, “The guy wears a god-damn pink suit!”
Gatsby’s choice in suiting is meant to reflect his questionable character. But while a pink suit may be too much for even the most daring dresser, these days wearing the color pink is likely to carry positive connotations, showing others you’re stylish, confident, and even comfortable in your masculinity. Yes, the point of the popular phrase “real men wear pink” is that only those whose security in their manhood is rock solid would have the courage to wear what the uptight and narrow-minded consider… Continue>>
The book and film “The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit” associates the color grey with mindless corporate conformity. But this is an unfair characterization, for if grey is popular to the point of ubiquity, it’s because no other color works harder for a man.
Don’t get us wrong, we’re big fans of navy, menswear’s other daily workhorse, as well, but navy often works better as an accent color, and it’s often a bit flashier. A grey suit would be the more subdued approach for an important job interview, and would be more apropos than navy for a funeral.
Grey trousers (flannel for fall and winter, worsteds… Continue>>
Dress shirt collar styles are one of those topics that a certain kind of menswear pundit relishes taking on, telling you that you should match your collar to your facial structure. And so portly guys are advised to eschew rounded club collars, and skinny guys with gaunt features shouldn’t wear spread collars.
Nonsense. We strongly encourage you to wear any kind of collar you like. What’s more, we like diverse wardrobes, and encourage you to try every collar style we offer to add maximum variety to your work wardrobes.
Now there’s one rule (that’s really more of a guideline, to quote an old… Continue>>