In The Know: Ledbury

Ledbury is a brand that’s been on my radar for a few years now, but I’ve only recently had the chance to check them out firsthand.

The clothing’s aesthetic is best described as Southern Trad influenced by English and Italian tailoring… a mix of American prep, British sharpness, and Italian sprezzatura.

In Pursuit Of… The Moncler Down Parka

Things are about to get downright frigid, and the smart sartorialist will be looking for a sharp piece of outerwear with all the insulation needed to bring him through the coldest months of the year.

That’s where Moncler’s down jacket comes in.

How to Buy a Suit (or Sport Coat) That Actually Fits

Not all suits and sport coats are equal. Beyond fabric and pattern, there’s a lot going on with a suit’s construction that affects how it makes you look. That’s why you can’t just buy your size and assume it will fit you well.

Here’s a quick guide to distinguishing the differences, and choosing the best silhouette for you.

Our Annual Reader Survey: Help me help you in 2016

For the past two years, I’ve put together a quick little questionnaire to get a sense of what you’d like to learn most in the upcoming year, and to give me a better idea of what to create for you.

Please take four minutes to lend me your thoughts in this reader survey.

Back to Basics: What colors look best with your skin tone

Color and complexion are pretty important topics we haven’t discussed much here.

I doubt guys give it much thought; to be honest, I hardly do either. But if you’re spending time picking out some nice clothes to wear, why not take that extra step to pick colors that look best with your skin tone?

Meet Your Match: How To Match Ties and Shirts Like a Pro (Part 1 of 3)

Color, pattern and fabric coordination with clothing is vital. With more and more gentlemen upping their game, it’s time we upped ours too.

The reason matching accessories is so difficult for so many is because it is a tertiary layer of clothing. The tie’s success or failure is dependent on the backdrop of the shirt and suit it’s paired with!


Striking The Right Proportions: Great Clothes For The Shorter Guy

Most off-the-rack clothing isn’t made with the shorter guy in mind, so the proportions can be off. You can’t just snip snip and trim a few inches off a shirt’s sleeves or body, because every other element was designed with the average body size in mind. Peter Manning is a great option for the not-so-tall guys. Everything is proportionately sized down so you don’t have to make any compromises for the perfect fit.

Stay Clean With These Three Classic Sneaker Styles

When it comes to footwear, some are way into sturdy boots, some swear by crisp dress shoes, and others are what you might call sneakerheads. Whatever your preference, you don’t need a closet full of styles to appreciate (or wear) a great sneaker. Here are three sneaker styles you can incorporate into your look today.

Skip The Three-Pack: Invest In Some Life-Changing Underwear

Forget everything you’ve heard (even from me), it’s time to invest in some great boxer briefs. Recently, I skipped the TJ Maxx discount bin and tried one, just one, new pair made from fine materials that were constructed with comfort in mind. All it took was one. I never looked back.

Which Tie Knot Is Right For Your Shirt Collar?

The way your accessories fit, specifically with regards to neckties, is of paramount importance. This should be a reflection of your collar style, which should be a reflection of your facial structure. So it all begins with your body type and facial structure.

How To Play Up Your Distinctive Charm, Inside & Out

Like it or not (and once you’re seeing the benefits, you’ll like it), your life gets better when you feel really good about yourself and dress accordingly. You become genuinely and distinctively charming.

The best way to tap the kind of charm that gets those responses is to notice what’s attractive about you in particular, and enjoy playing that up.