Last week, we went over the seven major style sins, two of which are mismatching patterns and colours. While colour or patterns can enhance a beautifully custom tailored suit or casual look, they can also detract from your look or worse, make you appear as if you got dressed in the dark. Continue reading “Mixing patterns and matching colours” »
Most of you have been guilty of a ‘style sin’ at least one or twice in your life. Knowing the Seven Style Sins of menswear is the best way to look great every time you walk out the door. Looking good translates to feeling good about yourself.
The brain makes most of its initial judgments visually so the impression others form of you within a few seconds can colour their perspective. You might be able to change that view in later interactions but why not start off on the right foot? Continue reading “7 STYLE SINS” »
For business attire, more is better. Being overdressed wins out over underdressed. The chance you take with going too casual in the workplace is that you won’t be taken seriously, a career-killer. And first impressions being what they are, a polished look is going to win out every time. Continue reading “10 Tips for Office Wear” »
Shed those heavy wool men’s suits—spring and summer are just around the corner. It’s time to move them to the back of your closet and make room for a variety of lighter weight men’s suits.
Here’s some suggestions: Continue reading “Best Fabrics for Men’s Suits for Spring & Summer 2013” »
Last week’s blog was on building the essential collection of ties to go with your men’s suits. If you work in an office, likely you need to wear business suits on occasion. Even if you don’t typically wear men’s suits, knowing how to make a proper knot for your tie is a must for any man past the age of 16. Continue reading “Tying the Knot” »
Even if you don’t typically wear men’s suits, knowing how to properly wear a tie is a must for any man past the age of 16. Here’s the first part in a complete guide to everything you need to know about wearing, matching and tying your ties.
Choosing a Tie
You’ve got endless choices when it comes to men’s ties. They come in every colour, fabric, design, width and length. There are so many choices it can become somewhat intimidating—to make it easier, here are the 10 essential ties you should have to go with your men’s suits.
Starting with the most essential: Continue reading “The Complete Guide to Buying a Tie” »
Wearing a men’s suit that doesn’t fit properly creates the opposite of the desired effect. Instead of accentuating all your best features and making you look fantastic, you can end up looking unkempt.
Whether you buy suits off-the-rack or purchase custom tailored suits, these are the rules for how a properly fitted suit should look on you:
Rules of thumb for a great fitting suit: Continue reading “If the suit fits….” »
Looking for the ideal blouse to punch up an old suit or pair with a new one? Simple and chic, this spring’s classic collarless blouses in soft fabrics are replacing stiff business shirts.
While Peter Pan collars and V-necks will carry over into the new season, they’ll be joined by a new and versatile addition: collarless blouses. You can easily pair one with any cut of jacket, trouser or skirt. Another advantage of these blouses is they can carry over from spring into the summer season, giving you a lot more wear.
2013 Spring colour trends for women’s fashions Continue reading “Women’s Suits – Adding the perfect blouse” »
With the ‘skinny boy’ suit of 2008 and 2009 having had its day, and unstructured, boxy suits still remaining out of fashion, the slim suit has been finding favour recently. When looking to invest in a men’s suit, look for a cut that has the following style elements:
a slim waist