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“Clothes absolutely DO make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” – Mart Twain

Canali Made in Italy Suiting
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There are hundreds of suit companies and designers all over the world. You can get a suit for as little as $49 from some manufacturers, but what kind of quality does that price point suggest? At the same time, you can get an expensive suit with great fabric, but absolutely no unique features and customizations. With all the options and designers out there, how do you know what to look for? What is the quintessential mark of high quality? Many would argue the “Made in Italy”

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My friends over at The Black Tux have a simple way to help make sense of the dress code for all your upcoming occasions. Whether it’s an upscale casual affair or a white tie event (a dress-code seldom used these days), this infographic helps in decoding the menswear dress code. It will help answer questions like: What is cocktail attire? What does black tie optional mean? Does casual mean jeans? The Black Tux is a company dedicated to Black Tie Done Right. They offer better-fitting

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Anson Belt Review The Sharp Gentleman
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As an exercise in transparency, this is a completely biased review. I’m in love with these belts. I’ll explain why I am, and how you’ll be madly in love with them too, but first we need to answer a few questions up front: 1 – Did I receive (complimentary) the belt(s) for the review? No. I purchased four the day I was introduced to them. 2 – Am I an affiliate who will be compensated if you order one through me? No. They’re just awesome

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essential rules to dressing like a grown-up
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It’s a new year and so many resolutions are centered around building a “new you” (for real, this time). Keeping your resolution and coming out victorious can be challenging, to say the least. In my last article and podcast, I talked about the best new years resolution ever, but this time I want to cover some ground rules for dressing like an adult. Maybe you’re a recent graduate and are looking to make a name for yourself in the real world, maybe you’ve finally been

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guide to pocket squares
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We have recently seen a resurgence of pocket squares in menswear, and I couldn’t be happier. Honestly, it’s one of my favorite go-to items that instantly enhances your style. Unfortunately, there are still men out there wearing suits with the pockets still stitched shut. Cut the pockets open, gentlemen. Adding a pocket square is such an easy way to immediately add class and presence to your ensemble. Who knew this little piece of fabric would make such a difference in personal style? More importantly, where

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The age old cliché about women having shoe fetishes is not without its own truth, but it’s not relegated to only women. Men have some serious options when it comes to footwear, and even more surprising (for many men) is how exacting the design and detail is between each. For many men, the entire selection process is all too confusing with the litany of different styles and “proper” names. For example, what is a brogue? What’s an Oxford? Is it different from a Derby? How

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Business Casual Style
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Business Casual Style – is that an oxymoron? In a past life, I was a cubic-jockey in the business casual hell of Corporate America. Since escaping, I’ve been helping gentlemen discover their own style inside a system that promotes a level of dress just above blatant laziness – especially in men. Provided you don’t wear jeans and your shirt has a collar, you can pretty much get away with anything, right? No. That’s not right at all. You want to make an effort to look

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How men should wear shorts
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Summer is here, and she’s roasting much of the country. In these hot and sweaty times, shorts are certainly an appropriate garment choice for men. Unfortunately, there are still a few men that ruin it for everyone with their poor definition of style and keep the stigma of shorts being “too casual for gentlemen” alive. These are nearly always the same men that ruined sandals by wearing bright white ankle socks with them. Damn it, Jerry. Jean shorts, socks and sandals, and my God man –

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Lunowear Wood Watches Review
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In the watch game, there are many players of varying reputations and styles. Watchmakers are continually honing their crafts and innovating new ways to stay current. Even the classics are working on making their materials more durable, more environmentally friendly, and more affordable. When it comes to new companies, however, the only way to get a leg up is to put your foot down. When a new watchmaker steps on the scene, crisp with that fresh watchmaker smell, he or she must take a stand

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Flex Watches Making Time to Fight Hunger
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There are companies and organizations all over the world that have the best intentions, but lack the marketing chops to make a real dent in the earth. Then there are those with killer ideas and the right combination of creativity and fearlessness. Those select few build mountains with molehills and generate enough traction to leave us all applauding in their wake. Flex Watches is one such company. Flex gives you a trendy watch (which you’ll love) while also giving charities a chance to make a real

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