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…)
January 31, 2013
January 17, 2013
On the silver screen, James Bond set a standard for men’s formal wear. The daring British agent is always decked out in strong suits whether he is fending off henchmen or simply having a drink. Since the 1960’s, no other film icon has made such an impact on tuxedo suits for men. In the present day, however, the small screen has brought us a new fashion visionary.
January 3, 2013
With the new year upon us, the idea of a fresh start is on everyone’s mind. Part of the excitement is the possibility of change and welcoming new opportunities that come our way. With that said, why not take the time to revamp your wardrobe and give yourself a new look? (more…)
December 28, 2012
While both concepts of dressing to impress and dressing for success are well known when it comes to interviews and dates, there are other, perhaps simpler, things to consider. Why not dress nicely even if it’s simply for yourself? (more…)
November 12, 2012
So your best friend’s wedding is coming up and his fiancée is dragging him to dance lessons. She insists they need to impress everyone during their first dance as a couple. He is miserable about the idea and begs you to come along to make it a little less painful. Now I know what you’re thinking.
October 1, 2012
Not many people are privy to the rules pertaining to wearing a tuxedo. Sure, we are aware that tuxedos should primarily be worn for special events and galas. However, as far as how to sport one, which colors to pick in relation to the time of day and season, and coordinating shoes and socks with your tuxedo, there are still many people who are clueless. With that said, let’s go over some do’s and don’t’s of tux’s. (more…)
June 18, 2012
At some point in the history of mandom, we collectively reached the decision that bachelor parties should be spent in the presence of booze, bros, and scantily clad women. With grooms-to-be being all but expected to adhere to this societal norm, the ultimate effect was the redefining of the term “bachelor party” so that it was synonymous with “debauchery.”
In retrospect it sounds a little cliche, a little expected, and when we get right down to the down and dirty, maybe a little classless too.
But interestingly enough, it’s also becoming decreasingly popular. Whether you want to chalk it off to the rising age of the average groom, the economy, or a stronger embrace of individuality, raunchiness and rowdiness are losing their status as sendoff staples. A recent poll on wedding website theknot.com indicated as much, showing that over 50% of engaged men were planning on low key bachelor parties. (more…)
June 15, 2012
Now that Memorial Day is behind us and it’s well into summer, you’re likely thinking that it’s time to hang up the formal attire, break out the grill, and relax. While you should by all means be thinking about some quality barbeque, though, don’t be so ready to throw your nice duds in the back of the closet. Prom might be over, and graduation parties are already done with, but summer is a season full of opportunities for you to fit into that tuxedo and class it up. (more…)
October 19, 2011
Guest Post by Kevin Sinnott
Starting out in married life has enough challenges without having to drink bad coffee in the mornings. The days of stopping off at four-bucks before work may be over too especially if long term goals include saving for a house. Then don’t forget that one of life’s greatest pleasures is lingering over a cup of coffee at your own breakfast table with the love of your life. So perhaps the most important item when registering is finding the perfect coffeemaker. (more…)