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  1. Groovin' looks

    This look was hot......then....not. Now it's back. The 70's gave us disco, roller rinks, and wide lapel suits. Of course, everything old is new again. When we swap out those bell bottoms for pleated pants, it takes a classic, groovin' style and gives it a very 2019 update. Put your wardrobe through the flux capicitor and come out on the...
  2. Merging Summer and Fall Fashions

    Summer is coming to a quick end and Fall is right around the corner, but don’t put away those Summer clothes too quick. There are many ways you can incorporate your Summer options with some Fall gear to create those transition looks. Royal Diamond 2 PieceAt the office, use your lighter color suits and add a pop of neutral, earthy tones...
  3. Tips to Cultivate Your Unique Style

    While women’s fashion changes by the week (or even by the minute), men’s fashion seems to have a much slower pace, honoring classics and staying true to what works. Because menswear tends to have a lot of similar styles without wide changes in variety, it can be hard to define your own fashion sense. For men who want to separate themselves...
  4. Improve Your Looks Today! Pinstripe Suits are Slimming and Stylish

    Stop us if you've heard this one: What's black and white and looks good on pinstripes? A pit bull on a lawyer... Okay, just kidding. We love lawyers (most of them, anyway), who work long hours and perform valuable services to society – and need to look good while doing it. This is one reason that men (and women as...
  5. Discover the Timeless Allure of a Double Breasted Suit

    The first time I saw a double breasted suit was back in 1974 in a motion picture entitled The Sting. The man wearing it was none other than Robert Redford, reprising his role of Butch Cassidy in the character's 1930s incarnation of Johnny Hooker I knew then that I liked double breasted suits. Unfortunately, they weren't in style that year...
  6. Folding a Pocket Square--Part 4: The TV Fold

    I'm not really sure exactly why this square is called the TV fold. Certainly, it is a popular fold among certain TV personalities. The name could also be a reflection of the shape of the folded square, which is essentially like the shape of an old-fashioned CRT television. While this fold is superficially similar to the Presidential, in that you end up with a rectangle showing, the TV fold has a smooth fold at the top, rather than the loose edges of the Presidential. It is a fold that personifies restrained strength, and it is very simple to accomplish. Continue reading →
  7. Folding a Pocket Square--Part 3: The Four-Point

    The four-point is a fold that you may want to use when you wish to give the impression of sparing no expense of time or effort in your appearance. Although it may look difficult to achieve, it is really no harder than any of the other folds. [caption id="attachment_291" align="aligncenter" width="300"] 1) Open the square and lay it out with the corners arranged in a diamond[/caption] Continue reading →
  8. Folding a Pocket Square--Part 2: The Triangle Fold

    While the Presidential Fold has a simple elegance to it, sometimes a man wants to add a bit more pizzazz to his look. One step up in complexity is the Triangle, or One-Point fold. A little fancier in appearance without being too much more elaborate in execution, this is a good choice for a night out, a visit to a house of worship, or any occasion where you want to put on just a little more style. Here's how you do it:   [caption id="attachment_262" align="aligncenter" width="300"] 1) open out the pocket square[/caption] Continue reading →
  9. Folding a pocket square: Part 1

    Paying attention to the details of dress can make the difference between the MVP and the second-stringer. Pocket squares are a nice detail that says to the world, "I care about how I present myself". Like the necktie, there are several different ways to wear a pocket square. You may choose one that you like and make it your signature look, or you may like to mix it up and wear different folds according to your mood.  Over the next several posts, we will be exploring some of the different ways to fold your pocket square.   The Basic Square This style is often favored by politicians and is sometimes called "The Presidential". It is an understated, yet classic style, and very easy to do. 1) open the pocket square and lay it flat Continue reading →
  10. Suits: the Quality Checklist

    Whether you are just beginning to build your first core wardrobe, or whether you have a closet full of suits, it's a good idea to review this Quality Checklist when you shop to be sure that you are getting your money's worth. A suit that is ill-made or does not fit properly will not help you present the image you want to present to the world. You are not likely to wear such a suit often, even if you can't put your finger on just what is wrong with it. The badly-made suit will gradually move to the back of your closet, where it will take up room without adding to your style repertoire. photo by Wonderlane When you are shopping for a suit, be sure to look for these items:   The Fabric Whatever fabric your suit may be made of, it should not feel overly stiff or heavy. It should have a flexible, yielding "hand" or feel to it, and should drape well without being flimsy or cheap. The Lapels Your lapels should not have any evidence of wrinkling, and have a slight roll or curve where they fold away from the suit. The Lining Don't waste your money on a suit jacket that is not fully lined. A well-tailored lining will hang smoothly about 1/4 inch above the bottom edge of the coat. The Pattern If your jacket is made of a patterned fabric such as a pinstripe or a windowpane plaid, check that the patterns line up at the pockets and on the back where the collar meets the back of the coat. About Those Pockets... Make sure they hang nice and smooth without any bunching or wrinkles.  And please...empty them out when you take off the suit! . Continue reading →

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