Posts Tagged ‘Shirt Accessories’

Women Sound Off On Men’s Fashion: Worst Fashion Offenses

Author: Zachary Lowell

Men's Fashion Disasters

It’s sad to say it, but unfortunately not every man is born with an innate sense of style. For some guys, it takes a lot of time and practice to learn the intricacies of putting together a good outfit and master the art of looking sharp. Yet, even the most dedicated student can trip and fall hard over the hurdles of fashion if they aren’t careful. Recently we contacted a group of female style experts and enthusiasts to get the scoop on the most heinous crimes  in men’s fashion. Are you guilty of any of the infractions listed below? Read More

Dressing Up A Denim Jacket

Author: Zachary Lowell

Denim Jacket With Dress Shirt

In the realm of men’s outerwear, denim jackets have a somewhat spotty track record. They never quite go out of style, although some years – like this one – they enjoy more popularity than others. While it’s pretty easy to look like a biker or a buckaroo in a denim jacket, incorporating one into a classy outfit with nice custom shirts takes some know-how. Read More

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

Accessories For The Everyman: Boots

Author: Zachary Lowell

Men's Boots

As many professional stylists and wardrobe consultants will tell you, men (especially North American men) have a bad habit when it comes to ignoring their footwear. Witness, for example, the number of guys who, as soon as the weekend roles around, can’t wait to throw on the same pair of ratty sneakers or cheap outdoor mocs. With winter only a short time away, it may be time to rethink your footwear and invest in a pair of classy casual boots. 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

Accessories For The Everyman: Pocket Squares

Author: Zachary Lowell

Pocket Squares

We’d like to be a little liberal with the term “everyman” for a moment, since we realize not every man may feel comfortable with the pocket square. Sure, the pocket square was once the dandified version of the pocket protector worn exclusively by Italian playboys and maître d’s; but with the mainstream acceptance of guys looking good and the success of Mad Men, the pocket square has made a roaring return over the past year or so. But is it an item you can pull off? Read More

The Skinny On Skinny Ties

Author: Zachary Lowell

Skinny Ties

Dress shirts and ties go together like peanut butter and jelly, Abbot and Costello, rum and coke. But this is not to say that any tie can go with any dress shirt, or any outfit; in fact nothing could be farther from the truth. When selecting the right tie for work, a date, a cocktail party or any other situation, you should keep in mind not only the color and pattern of the tie, but also its width. Read More

A Pain In The Neck: What To Do With Too Tight Collars

Author: Zachary Lowell

What To Do About A Tight Collar

Sometimes our favorite shirts just don’t fit the way they used to. For a lot of guys, one of the first places they start to notice size problems is in the collar. Maybe the collar shrunk, or didn’t fit properly in the first place, or maybe you’ve started bodybuilding and your neck has swelled to the size of a tree trunk. Whatever the case, there are some easy ways you can loosen your strangling shirts. Read More

Accessories For The Everyman: Belts

Author: Tyra 'nell Pille

Belts With Dress Shirts

It would be safe to say that a belt is one of man’s best friends when it comes to cinching together (pun intended) a perfect outfit. The belt is one of the few flattering yet masculine accessories that every man should have in his closet. In fact, venturing outside without a belt, any dapper gent is in danger of pulling down two things: your image and your pants. Read More

Accessories For The Everyman: Sunglasses

Author: Tyra 'nell Pille

Shirts With Sunglasses

Unlike women, who have an accessory for nearly every conceivable part of their body, men are quite a bit more limited in the personal effects they can reasonably adorn themselves with. Sure, a very small percentage of guys can pull off the man purse or Silly Bandz, the but there are few accessories no modern gentleman should be without, and one of them is a good pair of sunglasses. Read More