Posts Tagged ‘Business Wear’

Diamond’s Not A Man’s Best Friend: Jewelry Advice For Men

Author: Zachary Lowell

Men's Jewelry Fashion Advice

In the mid-nineteenth century, the world was riveted by accounts of the Koh-i-Noor, a 105 carat diamond valued at 137 million US dollars in today’s money. This lavish rock was given to Queen Victoria in 1850 by the royal family of India, as part of a settlement following the Sikh Wars. There was a catch though: the stone was said to be cursed, and any man who wore it was sure to meet a tragic end. While all pieces of bling are not as dangerous as the Koh-i-Noor, for the sake of style, men should approach every item of jewelry as though it were imbued with a deadly hex. Read More

Ask The Experts: Anna Akbari, Ph.D

Author: Zachary Lowell

Anna Akbari, Visual Sociologist (Photo By Darren Kaminsky)

Of all the intelligent, knowledgeable people in the fashion world today, few can hold a candle to Dr. Anna Akbari. With over ten years experience working in the clothing industry and a Ph.D. in visual sociology, professor Akbari now teaches at New York University and is the founder of Closet Catharsis, a wardrobe consulting company. Having written her Master’s thesis on corporate dress codes and a doctoral dissertation on the relationship between fashion and power, much of professor Akbari’s research is focused on self identity and fashion. Even with the pressures of a new semester, professor Akbari was kind enough to talk with us about her research and her passion for fashion. Read More

What’s The Deal With Interlining?

Author: Zachary Lowell

Shirt Collar With Interlining

At the risk of starting this post like a bad stand-up comedy joke, have you ever noticed that some collars feel stiffer than others? Well, it may not be your imagination that’s adding that extra bit of hardness to your shirts. Depending on how they are constructed, collars can vary not only in stiffness, but also style and comfort. Read More

Accessories For The Everyman: Bags

Author: Tyra 'nell Pille

Man Bag

A grey suit and tie, over a long-sleeve white dress shirt, tucked into a pair of neatly pressed pants with a leather belt and a shiny pair of black shoes – arrayed thus, you’re ready to embark on another day of gainful employment in style. But wait – what about the papers, stationary, organizers and gadgets you’ll need to take with you to the office? How can you transport your stuff in style? Read More

Simple Custom Wardrobe Starters

Author: Zachary Lowell

Men's Dress Shirts

Making the leap from off-the-rack to made-to-measure clothing is a major sartorial milestone in any man’s life. Once you no longer have to hunt high and low for the right fit or suitable designs, you become the captain of your own style destiny and many guys who go the custom route are never satisfied with retail again. But, given all the custom choices out there, knowing where to begin building your wardrobe can be a huge challenge. For anyone grappling with indecision, we present some of the most versatile shirts to start with. Read More

Ask The Experts: Dressing For A Job Interview (Part 2)

Author: Zachary Lowell

How To Dress For A Job Interview

Recently, when we set out to answer the age-old problem of what to wear to a job interview, we had no idea about the wealth of great information which would come our way from so many talented HR professionals, writers and style experts. In fact, we got so many great responses that we just couldn’t fit them all into one article. So, here for your entertainment and enlightenment, we bring you a second installment of great fashion tips to help you get ahead in the career world. Read More

Ask The Experts: Dressing For A Job Interview

Author: Zachary Lowell

How To Dress For a Job Interview

Like it or not, what you wear to a job interview can say just as much about you as your resume. Yet many job seekers stumble when it comes to putting together the right outfit when they’re interviewing for what could be their dream job, with disastrous results. So to give you a boost in this tough economy, we contacted a group of HR professionals, career coaches and image experts to get their advice on how to succeed with style when meeting a potential employer. Read what they have to say in their own words. Read More

Accessories For The Everyman: Watches

Author: Zachary Lowell

Accessorize Your Dress Shirt

In 1961, the famed Spanish painter Joan Miro created one of his most famous and important works of art, Blue II (above left). This simple piece features only a blue background, a series of small black circles and a single striking red line that takes the picture from monotonous to mesmerizing – at least we think so. But, even if you aren’t the world’s biggest art buff, there is still a lesson here: real creativity is often found in simple details. This rule holds true not only for paintings, but your outfit as well. Read More