Accessories

The Ultimate Fool-Proof Method For Matching Anything

June 19, 2013
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I found myself at Macy’s last week checking out alternative bow tie options for my upcoming nuptials, when I stumbled upon this display rack of bow tie + pocket square combinations from Tommy Hilfiger.

I was pleasantly surprised at most of the pairings that were put together.

This display is a perfect example of the how to complement color and pattern instead of matching exactly. Pardon the blurry photos; the sales associates were starting to give me the stink eye.

Contrast this with most tie pocket square combinations you see, where the tie material exactly matches the pocket square material. Stay away from those.

You don’t have to buy these sets from Mr. Hilfiger to achieve the same effect. Simply keep this principle in mind.

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Going Sockless: How to keep your shoes sweat-free

February 28, 2013
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A little over a year ago, I wrote about going sockless and my disdain for “footies”, a.k.a. no-show socks. I really didn’t like them before, but have since changed my mind… sorta.

Wearing leather shoes (loafers, boat shoes, or driving shoes) with shorts and regular white athletic socks—even the low-cut version—just doesn’t work. Don’t even try it.

At the same time, sweating profusely in your shoes sucks. It ruins your shoes, and in most cases, doesn’t smell very pleasant.

I’ll get to examples of the no-show socks I don’t like, but first…

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The Perfect Fit: Ties

February 21, 2013
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There’s a good chance, at some point in your life, you’ll have to wear one. Even if you’re that guy who hates wearing them.

In this situation, it could go one of two ways.

You’ve either read this article and did your research, which resulted in you looking fully-prepared and dapper to the extreme… or you look like you swiped a tie off the bum down the street and haphazardly knotted it around your neck.

Even if you don’t wear ties every day, let’s make sure you know what you’re doing, on those rare occasions you must wear one.

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Watch That Wrist: Five reasons why a luxury timepiece is a worthwhile investment

February 14, 2013
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The argument of “What’s the point of buying a luxury watch? They all do the same thing…” is one that is common but there are plenty of reasons why you should, if your finances allow, opt for a $2000 watch instead of a $200 piece.

We’re going to take a look at some of the most compelling reasons that luxury watches cost more than their cheaper counterparts and, resultantly, why they are worthy of your investment.

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Menswear Accessory Storage: How to properly put away your pocket squares, ties, belts, and cufflinks

September 5, 2012
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We’ve certainly talked about how to properly accessorize in the past, but one thing we never really discussed is how to keep everything neat and orderly!

Here are some straight-forward ideas to keep your accessories organized and properly stored.

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