April 25, 2013

Tuxedo Accessories – Which Goes With What?

Which formal accessory will tie together your tuxedo ensemble?

Which formal accessory will tie together your tuxedo ensemble?

In order to pull off a flawless look at your next big event, you need to know first what tuxedo accessories are appropriate for each level of formality, as well as which ones tie your outfit together better. Men’s formal wear can be a tricky puzzle for the inexperienced gentleman. There are a few rules that apply to the minor fittings that can help you assemble a stunning ensemble. (more…)

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March 31, 2013

Spring Formal Wear 2013: Tie, Vest, and Cummerbund Colors

Look bold by wearing patterned vests and ties for Spring 2013.

Look bold by wearing patterned vests and ties for Spring 2013.

We’ve transitioned past the Spring Equinox, even though the chilly weather seems to contradict. Moreover, warmth will be here soon and you need to have your men’s formal wear ready for this change.  You wouldn’t want to be caught in the hot sun with a navy blue tuxedo or an inapt colored bow tie. Assuredly, there are a number of weddings scheduled as well.  Attending such a seasonal event requires the right attention to detail.  If you’re going to wear a tux this spring, then have awareness for which color schemes are appropriate to be the centerpieces of your attire. (more…)

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January 31, 2013

How and When to Rock A Bow Tie

Carl Michael Ziehrer, one of the first gentlemen who truly rocked the bow tie.

There is no doubt that we are a pampered generation of men. Bravery for the average Joe used to be displayed in the form of ice water diving with the Polar Bear Club, an afternoon rugby match or resting one’s head in the mouth of an alligator.  These days, however, one of the boldest moves the modern man can make is topping off an everyday outfit with the illustrious bow tie. (more…)

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January 9, 2013

What’s Hot in Men’s Formal Wear for 2013?

The evolution of men's formal wear has been very subtle yet so significant. Sometimes, merely adding colors and choosing a different texture for the fabric can make all the difference! Find out what's trendy this coming year.

Trends and fads are forever changing, making fashion a fickle friend. There is, however, one thing that has remained pretty consistent over the years:  men’s formal wear. Wearing nice suits and fancy bow ties to special occasions has always been stylish and classy, and is generally guaranteed to get you a nod of approval. But even the classic suit and tie combo has to evolve. Check out some trendy must-haves to consider for 2013. (more…)

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November 19, 2012

Avoid a Fashion Faux Pas with Big and Tall Formal Wear

Some "oops!" moments in men's formal wear are forgivable. This isn't one of them.

We’ve already covered almost every aspect of wearing a tuxedo – from style to form, and even the different kinds of novelty wear. I want to now reach out and help my fellow gentlemen out there who have trouble looking for formal wear because of their big build or taller than usual height. As with any form of clothing, you have to be careful in choosing items that will perfectly match your height and weight.

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May 23, 2012

Now Playing: The Return of the Bow Tie

Guy Pearce Inspects Nick Cave's Necktie, Who Ignored the Black Tie Dress Code

We’ve been not-so-silently (or patiently) anticipating the bow tie’s triumphant return since it first faded beneath the long tie’s spotlight. Many people told us that we’d have some time to wait, arguing that there was much more potential in the long tie than even the most cleverly stylish gentleman could find tucked away in the dapper folds of his bow tie, and for a while they seemed right. Though fashion tends to exist in short bursts of trendiness, the long tie proved itself to have impressive longevity and we were relegated to the bow tie’s sidelines.

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