Refresh Your Wardrobe with Versatile Fall Suits

Refresh Your Wardrobe with Versatile Fall Suits

  It’s always sad to see summer come to an end, but, as you put away your white linen and seersucker suits for next year, look on the bright side. Fall is officially here, and this season is, without a doubt, the best season for men’s suit styles. Why, you might ask? Because autumn is a season of change and adaptability. It’s only right that your suits should remain versatile as you revamp your wardrobe for the fall. From fall weddings to business meetings, casual date nights, and more, you need a few fall suits that can seamlessly transition for any occasion. Here are your must-have suits and menswear accessories for the year’s most stylish season.     Versatile Suit Fabrics for Fall With the cold weather beginning to creep in, you may be wondering which suit fabrics are best for the fall season. Look for fabrics that are light enough for the early days of autumn but can keep you warm during the colder months.   Wool/Wool Blends You can’t beat wool when it comes to versatility and style. The most popular fabric choice for suits, wool can be worn during any season and at any time of day. However, you need to choose the right type of wool to achieve the right level of versatility. Tweed, twill, flannel, worsted, and cashmere are just a handful of wools used for men’s suits. To get the most mileage out of your wardrobe, choose a mid-weight fabric like worsted wool. This long-lasting fabric may be more expensive, but it is the preferred choice around the world for its durability and...
Men’s Accessories That Never Go Out of Style: The Lapel Pin

Men’s Accessories That Never Go Out of Style: The Lapel Pin

What tiny menswear item can instantly liven up a boring suit jacket? The forever fashionable lapel pin, of course. The lapel pin is a classic menswear accessory that has made an impressive resurgence in recent years. Dating back to the 15th century during the War of the Roses, the modern lapel pin has evolved significantly, and it now comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles. From the red carpet to everyday office attire, the lapel pin is a must-have menswear accessory. Here, we’ll answer your burning questions and teach you how to wear one like a modern-day gentleman: What Is a Lapel Pin? A lapel pin is a small pin that is fastened to the lapel of your suit jacket. Originally, many lapel pins were worn to signify achievements, but modern lapel pins are now worn as statement pieces. Lapel pins are always fastened on the left side of a jacket. Some jackets have a buttonhole for this specific purpose, while others do not. If your jacket doesn’t have a buttonhole present, a tailor can easily add one for you. Types of Lapel Pins From subtle badges to eye-grabbing florals, the lapel pin comes in many different styles. Here are the most common: Boutonnieres Boutonnieres are flower lapel pins.  They are the most formal type of lapel pin, and many men use real flowers for special occasions such as weddings or anniversaries. While a real flower can be a bit too much for everyday wear, you can find material flowers that look just as dashing and more suitable for work or black-tie events. Long-Stem Pins Long-stem lapel...
Master the Art of the Bow Tie

Master the Art of the Bow Tie

From Rami Malek to Pharrell Williams, the bow tie has graced the necks of many fashion-forward men in recent years. In fact, this underrated fashion accessory has played a huge role in landing many male celebrities on the “Best Dressed List” this year. It’s not difficult to see why. The bow tie has gone in and out of fashion over the years, and those who wear it well deserve some style accolades for their fashion risk-taking. The bow tie isn’t reserved for celebrities. With the following tips, you can rock a bow tie as well as any stylish gentleman. Ease Your Way into Bow Ties Anyone can pull off a bow tie, but we understand if you’re a bit nervous to start wearing this menswear accessory. To make yourself more comfortable working them into your everyday style, begin wearing them to formal events first. Bow ties are inherently formal, which makes them much easier to dress up for elegant occasions than it is to dress them down for everyday wear. Start wearing them to weddings, cocktail parties, and other black-tie events to become more accustomed to this stylish accessory. Keep the Rest of Your Outfit Simple Bow ties are an excellent way to make a powerful style statement. However, they are considered unconventional and, as such, they should be paired with simple pieces to avoid overwhelming your outfit. A classic navy or gray blazer is a fashionable, yet understated piece that goes well with a bow tie. Pair one with a gray blazer, cuffed navy chinos, and leather loafers, and you will have an outfit that is effortlessly casual...
The Essence of Cool: Mastering the Edgy Style of a New Yorker

The Essence of Cool: Mastering the Edgy Style of a New Yorker

When it comes to men’s fashion, there is no better place source of inspiration than from New York City. As one of the “Big Four” fashion capitals of the world, the Big Apple seems to corner the market on effortless street style, from the Upper East Side to Brooklyn and beyond. Even more impressive is how New Yorkers can appear refined and polished in all kinds of weather, from the summer humidity to freezing cold temperatures. It’s a sartorial feat that deserves acknowledgment.  Luckily, you can easily emulate their edgy fashion and unleash your inner New Yorker with a few style tips from the masters. A Lesson in Minimalism The fashionable men of New York are confident and don’t resort to flashy clothes to assert their presence. Instead, they opt for minimalistic designs with clean lines and simple colors. This is good news for the average gentleman because this look requires only the standard menswear essentials, like navy chinos, white sneakers, and a tailored blazer, etc. If you don’t already have these fashion staples in your closet, then consider this your gentle nudge to start adding these pieces into your wardrobe. How to Wear While some men might think this simple approach to fashion is boring, it’s the opposite. Minimalism is extremely versatile, and it gives you the ultimate freedom to dress exactly how you want. When everything goes together, it’s easy to form a fashionable outfit with a touch of personal style. Start off by purchasing a good pair of white leather sneakers. Those who live in the Big Apple do a fair amount of walking, which is...
Storage Hacks for Your Necktie Collection

Storage Hacks for Your Necktie Collection

When you only owned two or three neckties, finding a better way to store them probably wasn’t a huge priority for you. Now that your impressive tie collection is blossoming, you may want to rethink how to display your favorite menswear accessory. Fortunately, you have plenty of options for necktie storage. Whether you are working with limited closet space or you are frequently traveling, there are a few smart ways to store that magnificent collection of yours: Small Closet?  Mount an IKEA Trivet Sideways If your closet is on the smaller side, the last thing you need is a large tie rack taking up valuable space. With a wall-mounted tie rack, you can display your beautiful neckties without feeling cramped in your closet. Our tie storage hack?  Buy the LAMPLIG trivet from IKEA and mount it sideways. Not only is it less expensive than traditional wall-mounted tie racks, but the stainless steel makes it look manly and stylish. Tie Storage for the Budget-Conscious The more money you save, the more you can spend on your budding tie collection.  If you don’t want a wall-mounted tie rack, there are other budget-friendly ways to store your ties. This next tie storage hack is free if you have empty plastic water bottles at your disposal. Simply cut the water bottle in half, dry it out, roll up your tie, and store it in the water bottle. Rolling your ties keeps them free of wrinkles and stretching. Additionally, this storage method makes it easy to see the design and color of your tie. If you only have a few ties and don’t want...
Stylish Menswear Accessories for the Weekend Wardrobe

Stylish Menswear Accessories for the Weekend Wardrobe

By the time the weekend rolls around, most of us are ready to kick back, relax, and dressing however we please. Although being free from the limits of your office dress code is awesome, this doesn’t mean that you need to abandon every semblance of a stylish gentleman and give into wearing sweatpants. The weekend presents an opportunity to showcase your personal style without being bound by a professional dress code. Why not take advantage of this through some fun menswear accessories? From stylish sunglasses to funky hats, to colorful socks, here are a few menswear accessories that deserve a spot in your weekend wardrobe. A Versatile Watch You may have a dress watch for business formal occasions, but what about the weekend? A versatile watch is a stylish addition to casual menswear, and it is one of the few types of jewelry that most men feel comfortable wearing. To choose the right watch, consider your personal style. Do you lean towards preppy or are you a minimalist?  Your watch should be consistent with your everyday style, otherwise it will look out of place. Colored Sunglasses Summer is coming to an end, but there are still many days of sunshine ahead of us. If you haven’t purchased a trendy pair of colored lens sunglasses yet, then there is still plenty of time to snag a pair and sport them well into the winter. Which colored lenses should you wear? If you ask us, you can’t go wrong with a stylish pair of Wayfarer Wood Frame Sunglasses. These classic frames will instantly take your weekend style up a notch and...