The Velvet Blazer: Cocktail Hour

Though it is possible to wear a velvet blazer casually, its true calling is as a distinctive piece of evening wear. There is no place a velvet blazer is more at home than at a nighttime special occasion or party, especially during the holiday season. And for a post-work happy hour or an evening cocktail date, it's a great piece to pull out if your goal is to make a sharp and sophisticated impression. Here's one way to wear a velvet blazer out for cocktails.  VIEW MORE ▶︎

Italian Inspired Summer Style

Dapper summer style can be a tough nut to crack. The heat and humidity often makes the choice for you in terms of what you want to wear versus what you have to wear to be comfortable. I have personally been very inspired this summer by the style I've seen on display from Italian gentleman. If there is a way to dress up elegantly yet lightly during the summer months, these men have it nailed. Here's a look that was inspired by any number of photos I've seen of some stylish Italian gentleman showing off some great summer style.  VIEW MORE ▶︎

The Statement Blazer, Part 1

I firmly believe that everyone—even men who consider their personal style to be somewhat conservative—should have at least one statement piece in their wardrobe. It's definitely not something you will wear on a daily basis, but every once in a while it can be a lot of fun to pull it out and make a big statement. A blazer is extremely versatile and a great first step for those looking to go bold. Here is the first of three ways to wear a statement blazer.  VIEW MORE ▶︎