October 14, 2013

Swoon Worthy Style: Why Women Love Tuxedos

Can you channel 007?

Today, there are very few articles of clothing that can be labeled as an everlasting part of the male experience. Without a doubt, it is the ever enticing penguin suit that leads the way through men’s fashion while gaining the focus and attention of women everywhere.  (more…)

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June 20, 2013

Forever Fancy: Jobs That Require Formal Wear

Some professions require formal attire everyday.

There are many different people in the world. Some people go their entire lives without ever wearing a tuxedo. Others wear a tuxedo once or twice for prom and their weddings and then never wear one again. Then there are others who get to don this dapper attire, looking their absolute best, every day. (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 17, 2013

5 Suave 60’s Style Rules: Don Draper’s Formal Wear

Get the look inspired by TV's Don Draper. Follow these 60's style rules and you will definitely be able to pull it off.

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.

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January 3, 2013

Revamp Your Wardrobe with Formal Wear for 2013

It's time to throw out those worn out t-shirts and faded ripped jeans. Dress the part. Revive your image with men's formal wear.

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…)

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December 28, 2012

Suit Up! Formal Wear For Everyday Occasions

Barney Stinson is simply legen - wait for it - dary.

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…)

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November 12, 2012

The Perks of Learning to Dance

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.

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October 1, 2012

The Basics of Wearing a Tuxedo Pt. 1

Look dapper in a fine tuxedo.

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…)

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June 18, 2012

The Stripping Down of the Bachelor Party

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…)

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June 15, 2012

Summer 2012: When and Why to Wear a Tux

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…)

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