Christmas Gift Guide, Part I
Christmas is fast approaching, and you probably haven’t checked off all the names on your list yet. The good news is that we’re here to help! Keep reading for some great suggestions from our guest Bill Atkins, Co-Founder of Stylebook, in Part II, which continues below.
Every man needs socks, so why not gift him a pair or a few? With designs ranging from traditional patterns like argyle and houndstooth to festive themes such as snowflakes and reindeer, our socks will most certainly be appreciated by your recipient.
It’s a shame that some men are afraid of color. We certainly aren’t. And while we embrace every shade on the spectrum throughout the year, we admit to having a special soft spot for spring. Must be the timing: After being cooped-up all winter, the first warm days of the year bring a sense of joy and freedom worth celebrating with colorful clothing.
Let’s start by talking shirts and ties. Now there’s nothing wrong with pairing a basic blue or white dress shirt and pairing it with bright tie in a random color (hey, every newscaster does it). But who wants to be predictable? Try reversing the formula… Continue>>
Style icons were often known for one or two distinguishing details. It’s funny, but the smallest items often pack the biggest personality punch. Put 10 stylish guys in the same simple gray suit and they’ll all manage to make it different. And often the way they do it is with accessories.
Perhaps because these items are small (a fountain pen worn in the breast pocket), sentimental (a watch that belonged to your grandfather), or transforming (a killer pair of sunglasses), accessories are often the most cherished things we wear.
The best dressed men know that style comes down to details, and they relish choosing the little things that mean a lot. Here are… Continue>>
1. Invest in quality tailored clothing that will last. Buy conservative suits and basic trousers that won’t be out of style next season, and use fashion dress shirts and ties to personalize your fashion statement.
2. Find a good tailor and treat him/her well. Proper alterations on suits, trousers and sport coats are important to your appearance.
3. Be a bit more adventurous when matching shirts and ties. A large patterned necktie will work very well with a small patterned dress shirt, and vice versa. For example, pair a bold paisley tie with a micro-check dress shirt.
4. Make certain that your shoes are shined and appropriate for the rest of your… Continue>>
Shoe colors for business traditionally range from black to burgundy to shades of brown and beige. It makes sense to stay within these guidelines, unless you are extremely confident that you can “pull off” a different color. Black is the most versatile color, since it complements a nice variety of suit and trouser colors. Also remember to coordinate your shoe and belt color, as well as your trouser and sock color… Continue>>