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.
Monday, March 3, 2014
February was a milestone month. First off, it marked the blog’s one year anniversary. (If you haven’t read the very first post, check it out here.) It’s still pretty crazy for me to think about. February also saw the launch of the weekly newsletter and a special collection of style inspiration from the blog’s first year.
On the style front, I dressed down my grey tweed three-piece suit and wore the jacket over two sweaters for some creative winter layering. I also wrapped up a series on several ways to wear a brown tweed three piece suit by styling the waistcoat alone. I showed you how to tie an interesting scarf knot with one of my favorite scarves and also mixed it with a similar pattern for a wintry monochromatic look.
I also collaborated with a couple of outstanding brands, sharing some travel tips with Eton of Sweden and mixing equal parts fun and serious with Moods of Norway. (Not to mention test driving a new productivity app.) And finally, we discussed why sometimes a sport coat is the only coat that will do. Which look was your favorite?