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Texture and Color: Four Easy Ways to Elevate Your Style

Looking physically better is one of the oldest and most common new year’s resolutions out there, but most people focus on (and then fail at) trying to turn their body into something it isn’t. You know what’s more realistic, a lot of fun, and has an incredible visual impact? Looking your best through transforming your… Read more »

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Tired of Navy Everything? Brown Is the New Go-To Color

Navy is one of those colors that ends up being the default base color in many wardrobes. Less severe than black and compatible with a range of other colors, it’s no surprise that navy is so popular and has become the perennial favorite, but after a while, enough is enough. Over the past couple of… Read more »

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Why You Should Dress Like You Mean Business

Workplace dress codes are not what they were even just twenty years ago. Gone are the days when every office across the board expected all employees to be fully suited up, and some companies no longer even require men to wear a button-down shirt with a tie. So if your boss says you can dress… Read more »

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Which Items Should You Spend a Little More On?

When you’re deciding how to divide up your clothing budget, what do you spend the most and least on?  With some items, you might be able to get away with a basic standard, but there are things that men tend to cut corners on that actually deserve more attention. So if you’re going to splurge… Read more »

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Fashionable vs Stylish – Which One Do You Want to Be?

“Fashion” and “style” – what do those two words mean to you?  Although they’re not mutually exclusive, they’re not the same, either. If you’re concerned that you keep spending money on new clothes but continue to feel like you’re not really hitting the mark, you might need to start letting go of fashion and embracing… Read more »

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4 Big Reasons to Update Your Work Wardrobe

For a lot of men, their work wardrobe requirements don’t change much from year to year. It’s usually suit-and-tie, with the occasional business-casual outfit, and as long as you have those basics covered, you’re fine. That said, if you’ve been coasting along with the same few outfits for several years now, here are some reasons… Read more »

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How to Master the Art of Layering

Believe it or not, fall is officially here, and although the temperatures are still pretty warm at the moment, very soon it’ll be time to bundle up. In these transition months, it’s important to be prepared for a variety of weather conditions, which can be tricky if you always want to look your best. Here… Read more »

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The Essential Suits Every Man Should Have

How many suits does a man actually need? The answer depends on how well you plan things out. Of course you can have as many suits as you like, if you have an endless budget and closet space, but bigger isn’t necessarily better when it comes to the size of your wardrobe. Closet clutter is… Read more »

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Taking Style Risks – How Far Should You Go?

“Do I want to play it safe?” This is one of the most important questions to ask yourself when it comes to defining and developing your personal style. The problem is, the question of whether you want to play it safe often gets misinterpreted as a choice between being an individual, versus blending into the… Read more »

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What Is Your Ideal Style Profile?

Have you ever looked at someone and made an assumption about them based on how they were dressed?  Sure, we all have – and whether we like it or not, people are constantly assessing who they think we are based on what we wear. The great thing is, you can guide people into seeing you… Read more »

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How to Feel Good about Clearing Out Your Closet

“Isn’t a wardrobe edit a waste of money?” Recently we’ve been talking a lot about getting your closet ready for the fall and winter, and a lot of that means being brutally honest about what isn’t working in your wardrobe. Naturally, this leads to weeding out the clothes you aren’t (or shouldn’t be) wearing anymore…. Read more »

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Top Style Themes to Keep in Mind This Fall

We may still be in the heat of the summer now, but before you know it we’ll be turning the corner into cooler temperatures and longer nights. This means that it’s the perfect time to start thinking about what sort of style statement you want to be making in the fall and winter, and here… Read more »

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How to Be Comfortable and Stylish at the Same Time

It’s the age-old tradeoff: looking good versus being comfortable. Or at least that’s the popular misconception – the truth, however, is quite different. There’s no reason you have to resort to loose, shapeless clothes in order to be comfortable, nor do you have to hold your breath in too-tight clothes to look good. You really… Read more »

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3 Reasons to Start Assembling Your Fall Wardrobe Now

As the summer charges on, it can be difficult to imagine a time when you’re going to be wearing warm clothes, coats, and boots, but rest assured the cooler seasons are indeed on their way. Before you know it, fall will be here, so if you don’t want to wear the same tired clothes you’ve… Read more »

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Style Terminology: The Lesser-Known Parts of a Men’s Shirt

If you’re trying to delve more deeply into the world of men’s fashion, part of knowing what you’re talking about is understanding what all the terminology means. Some terms are universally recognized – sleeve, collar, and so forth – but others, not so much. Here is a quick rundown of a few less-obvious terms you… Read more »

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How to Streamline Your Suit Pockets

If you’re making a significant investment in your clothing, of course you’ll want your outfits to look their absolute best at all times. A lot of that comes down how your clothes fit and the lines that a proper fit creates, and bulging pockets can definitely disrupt those lines. Here are some ways that you… Read more »

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How the Right Advice Can Change Everything

When you’re taking your wardrobe to the next level, it’s important to have a strategy. Clothing is a significant investment, and naturally you want to make the most of that investment. But you can make all the decisions about your new clothes yourself, right? After all, you’ve been dressing yourself for nearly your whole life,… Read more »

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5 Ways to Learn to Love Clothes Shopping

It’s no secret – a lot of men simply don’t like shopping for clothes. This can lead to some boring or even unfortunate style choices, like buying a pair of jeans on clearance and a three-pack of plain cotton t-shirts and wearing them over and over until they have holes in them. If you know… Read more »

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Why Reputation and Professionalism Matter

There is literally nothing more personal than your own body.  There can be a lot of internal opinions and emotional history tied in with how you feel about yourself physically, and those feelings have a habit of popping up frequently when you’re shopping for clothing.  It seems obvious, therefore, that you’d want to choose professional… Read more »

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5 Reasons to Develop Your Own Personal Style

We all see what happens every few months – celebrities and magazines start showing off selected new looks for the upcoming season, and within a week or two, everyone on the street is wearing those exact same items. At the beginning of the next season, it all happens again, and whatever you were wearing last… Read more »

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Are All Bespoke Suits Created Equal?

Almost all of us carry electronic devices around in our pockets from which we can access the entirety of human knowledge. This means that whenever we have a purchasing decision to make, we tend to consult Google to find out what the experts are saying, what other people are buying, and what we think looks… Read more »

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Three Ways You Can Become a Style Icon Right Now

We’ve all seen “that guy” before: the man who is walking down the street looking like a million bucks, like he just stepped out of a fashion magazine.  He walks confidently, and with good reason, since he’s turning heads wherever he goes.  Everyone wants to be him.  But couldn’t you look like that, too?  Believe… Read more »

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The Four Fs of Men’s Fashion, Part Four: Form

In the first three weeks of this series, we talked about the aspects of men’s fashion that focus around the clothing itself – fabric, fit, and fabrication. Today, in our final installment, we come to the most important factor, the whole reason that the concept of style exists in the first place: your body – … Read more »

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The Four Fs of Men’s Fashion, Part Three: Fabrication

In the earlier parts of this series on men’s fashion, we first talked about the significance of starting with quality fabrics, and then we moved on to the importance of proper fit.  The way we join those two aspects together brings us to our third topic, fabrication, or the way that suits are constructed. In… Read more »

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The Four Fs of Men’s Fashion, Part Two: Fit

Last week in Part One, we talked about the role that fabric plays in building a strong style foundation.  This week, we move on to fabric’s greatest ally: fit.  Understanding why an exceptional fit is important to your image can really help you put the pieces together and see the bigger picture when it comes… Read more »