Monday, March 10, 2014
I’ve talked recently about how winter weather seems to invite wearing darker and more muted colors. Regular readers of the blog know that I’m a fan of monochromatic looks have seen me sport all navy as well as all grey this season. While tonal dressing makes a statement by virtue of its consistency, breaking it up with a colorful piece can change subtly bold into straight up bold. And for the perfect color to do that, look no further than cobalt.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Tying a tie, and specifically dimpling a tie, is one of those menswear details that can often seem mysterious. It’s also one of those things that we see—at least on guys who do it well—that just seems so effortless and tossed off. Like, it either happens or it doesn’t. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
I’ve never really been big on cologne, but when I got back from Venice last October I began an understated, yet fairly intense, search for something I detected in the air there. I’m not talking about the stench that people joke about during the summertime, but rather a subtle scent possessed by many of the stylish gentlemen I passed in the piazzas and alleys while meandering around the city. It was masculine, yet clean. Intriguing, not overbearing.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Navy is something that I have a lot of in my closet. It’s one of menswear’s most versatile colors, working well for any season and for any situation. Plus, navy is one of those colors that simply looks great on every guy. While we usually use navy as the foundation for a look—think about all the possibilities a navy suit offers—going monochromatic is an option that shouldn’t be overlooked. Here’s an all navy look that’s perfect for winter.