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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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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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Suiting: 1-2-3 button jackets
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How many buttons should my suit have? Which is best? This is a highly contested issue in the menswear arena, so let’s weigh-in on the rules, exceptions, and history of it all in hopes that it may help you figure out what works best for your height, weight, and personal style. You’ll often hear people tell you that the bottom button on any jacket should always remain unbuttoned. Where did this rule come from? Why put it on the jacket if it’s forbidden to use? Answers

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