Some cool fashion accessories to make your life easier
Fashion sometimes comes into direct conflict between its two most important variables: comfort vs. style. Certainly some tradeoff is to be expected and it’s naïve to think that isn’t so, but efficiencies CAN be increased when striking the right balance. Here are a 3 interesting suggestions to consider when wanting to keep one, yet not wanting to alleviate yourself completely of the other. Continue reading “3 ways to blend fashion with comfort by Dimitry Toukhcher” »
How to look great on a weekend (in casual wear) this fall
Working with a lot of busy professionals, I’ve noticed that guys get a little lost when it comes to picking out weekend or casual wear that still looks fashionable. Casual jeans and a t-shirt combo seems to be the “go to” look for the majority, so here are some tips to take the casual look up a notch.
1) Sport coat. It’s the first item that helps to dress up the jeans/t-shirt look. Sport coats can have funkier pattern than your suits. A good choice of pattern is hound’s-tooth or windowpane. A safer choice, which is easier for matching, is a plain navy blue or a lighter gray color. Continue reading “Dress for success- even when casual!” »
What’s the Deal With Bowties?
The most popular video in the history of YouTube prominently features Korean pop singer/dancer PSY bouncing around in a bowtie. Bet you didn’t notice until now. So, what’s the deal with bowties?
You’ve wondered because you see them (slowly?) coming back into mainstream, yet bowties still carry an air of insecurity to most. It’s what you don’t know that scares you: Did you know that the bowtie is tied with a “shoelace know” – now try tying one, that’s a whole different adventure. Did you know that a bowtie is made out of Silk, Cotton, and even Wool; some might add Polyester to that list but we say “YUCK”- keep to the finer materials. For all the things you don’t know about bowties, let’s cover some basics: Continue reading “What’s the deal with Bowties?” »
Seriously, do it. A custom tailored suit is made just for you, and should be treated with the same love as went into making it. It’s not just about being clean, but saving money–a lot of it.
Proper care to men’s suits, ties, shoes, shirts, and belts ensures that the pieces look as good as the day you bought them and say what you want them to say about you–you’re organized, detail oriented, and responsible. While your tailored men’s blazer shows your professionalism, the fading of the colour or stretching of the shoulders won’t, losing the power the suit gives you in the first place. Here are a few easy rules to help your look, mind, and wallet. Continue reading “Organize Your Closet” »
It can’t be said enough; care is as important as cut. If you’re investing in a custom men’s suit, it’s worth it to know how to care for and when to clean your suit. More money will be saved in the end if anything from belts to suit jackets are cared for properly. A good rule of thumb is to offer your investment pieces the same amount of aftercare as went into the making of them–a lot, and it’s worth it! Continue reading “Caring For Your Custom Men’s Suit” »
Belts may seem simple, but there are a few things to keep in mind when buying one–especially a belt that you’re going to be wearing with your tailored suit. Consider the following few rules as a way to minimize the amount of time and money you spend on this accessory by choosing a few that, properly cared for, can last for years. Continue reading “The Right Belt” »
Attending a wedding is a great time to look sharp with a twist. While some things might be too much for the office, a wedding is a great time to show off your style. There are a few things to consider before picking the right outfit.
Continue reading “Checklist for a wedding” »
You’ve got the suit. It’s time to get the right shoes.
The potential of a great men’s suit can seem to start and end at being well-tailored, but it’s important to look sharp from head-to-toe.
Demonstrate your style savvy with the right shoes. Here are three shoe styles to improve the look of your suit for day or night: Continue reading “Head-to-toe” »
There are ways to dress that to help you appear taller or bulkier. For men, it can be tough being short or very slim. A tailor you trust can always provide good advice on what to wear for your body type. Custom made suits are typically more flattering to your body than an off-the-rack men’s suit.
Here are some tips to help you alter your appearance.
Don’t wear a belt or wear one that blends in with the colour of your clothing – having one long continuous line without drawing attention to the middle of your body can make you appear taller. Continue reading “Size matters” »
When we move into summer and its accompanying hot weather, our wardrobes need to do more with less. Warmer temperatures and a more relaxed attitude go hand in hand, meaning most offices have a more flexible dress code for comfort.
How can corporate types dress for the hotter weather and still look businesslike? Continue reading “Dressing for the heat” »