There is no more timeless and versatile menswear piece than the classic navy suit. Just as there are nearly endless styling possibilities, there are also many directions you can go within the navy suit realm. Your choice of fabric has a huge impact on many things, including the the suit's level of formality as well as if you'll be able to part it out and wear each piece as a separate. Here are a few tips to help you decide what navy suit is right for you. VIEW MORE ▶︎
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A seersucker suit is too often thought of as a one (or maybe two or three) trick pony. In other words, an option for very specific situations, and usually some type of event. Think race-day attire at the Kentucky Derby, a summer wedding on the beach, or maybe a period event like the Jazz Age Lawn Party. Think outside of that box a little, and you've got a great warm weather suit for work. VIEW MORE ▶︎
Everyone knows how versatile a blue suit is. And regular readers of the blog have seen me style mine many different ways. I never like to miss an opportunity to explore the endless possibilities a classic blue suit offers, and I've teamed up with Moods of Norway to show you yet another. VIEW MORE ▶︎
An unfortunate pant style from the early 2010s reminiscent of the Hammer Pants of the 1980s popularized by Stanley Burell.
A young, urban, heterosexual male with liberal political views, an interest in fashion, and a refined sense of taste.
A man’s comfortable jacket, typically made of velvet, formerly worn while smoking after dinner.
An ankle-length boot made with a suede upper and a crepe leather sole.
A type of outer garment that is half shirt, half jacket. Kind of both. But not either.
A multicolored diamond pattern, sometimes with overplaid, usually in wool; originally knitted in England on hand frames, it is now made by machines and applied primarily to socks and sweaters.
A trend in fashion in which clothing designed for athletic workouts at a gymnasium, sometimes termed activewear, is worn outside of the gym to go to the office or shopping or other social occasions.
A small, thin suitcase that is used especially for carrying papers and documents.
The height, distance and spacing of a coat’s front buttons relative to its front edge and waist.
A man who places particular importance upon physical appearance, refined language, and leisurely hobbies, pursued with the appearance of nonchalance in a cult of Self.
Clothing that is sewn from a standard-sized based pattern.
A unisex fashion trend characterized by unpretentious, average-looking clothing.
My mantra when it comes to suits is the following: when you buy a suit you're not just buying a suit. It's something I've said before and will likely say again. However, when you break your suit into separates, some pieces are definitely easier to style than others. Using the jacket as a blazer, for example, is a no-brainer. A waistcoat alone can also be fairly simple. However, the hardest piece of a suit to style as a separate is often the pants. Here's one way I took the pants from my plaid three piece suit and used them in a much different context. VIEW MORE ▶︎
I bet that headline got your attention, right? As part of their men's fall fashion preview, Playboy invited me to contribute a post on burgundy accent pieces. Burgundy happens to be one of my favorite colors in addition to simply being a fantastic color for fall. Click here to read my piece on Playboy, featuring the gorgeous Elena Romanova—I would classify this link as mostly safe for work (i.e. no nudity) but perhaps not appropriate for all workplaces—and read on to see my look featuring my Alton Lane brown suit with burgundy accents. Men's Style Blog Fashion Grooming He Spoke Style VIEW MORE ▶︎
Now that Labor Day has marked the unofficial end of summer, it's time to break out one of my favorite fall wardrobe essentials: the denim jacket. A truly versatile garment, a denim jacket looks stylish on its own and also makes a fantastic layering piece. Here's a simple and stylish way to wear it. VIEW MORE ▶︎
As far as fashion from the 1980s goes, I'm happy not spending too much time looking back at it. However, one of the era's lasting sartorial symbols should have a home in every man's wardrobe: the power suit. While the power suit's classic styling—boxy, rigid, big shoulder pads—might not be something to embrace at this moment in time, its ethos of confidence and success are timeless and transcendent values. Here's an updated and modern expression of the power suit. VIEW MORE ▶︎
Summer wedding season is currently in full effect and chances are you're probably attending one yourself. With such a variety of approaches to wedding ceremonies and venues, it can be difficult to know what's appropriate to wear for any given celebration. To offer a little inspiration, here is the first in a series of three posts on how to dress for a summer wedding. VIEW MORE ▶︎