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Patterns 101: All you need to know about wearing, mixing, and matching patterns

July 31, 2013

Ever get tired of wearing only solid colors? I mean, how interesting can your combinations of gray, white, khaki, and navy really get? Sure, you may throw in teal, eggplant, or plum once in a while, but still, things tend to get boring fast.

Hence, the importance of pattern! You should include pattern in your everyday outfits. Pattern will add some dimension, texture, and visual interest to whatever you’re wearing.

What’s that, you say? You’re not sure exactly how to incorporate pattern with other items in your closet?

Well, good thing you’re here with us today.

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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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Wear a Tuxedo Every Chance You Get: An argument for the formal wedding celebration

June 4, 2013

Let me ask you a question. How often does a man get a chance to wear a tuxedo?

Unless you’re Jack Donaghy, probably not very often.

I’m within that age range where many of my friends are getting engaged and married. In fact, I’m getting married myself (next week!), and when K and I started hardcore planning a few months ago, there was no doubt in my mind I wanted to wear a tuxedo.

Since you’re an EG reader, I’m going to assume you enjoy dressing well and welcome the opportunity that formal events provide to do so :)

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Command Respect from the TSA: How to dress while traveling

April 9, 2013
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As you already know, the way you present yourself is important. It’s your statement; without speaking, you’re telling the world what you think of yourself and how others should perceive you.

Because of this, dressing well should extend to every part of your life. Even at the gym. Even when traveling.

Especially when traveling.

Why? Well, for plenty of reasons, but mostly because it’s your chance to shine.

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Cigars 101: How NOT to look like an idiot when smoking a cigar

March 12, 2013
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As a man, there may come a time when someone offers you a cigar to share in a celebration – the birth of a child, a new job, successfully moving into a new home, or some other memorable event.

If you are not a smoker, then you politely decline, but if you are a smoker – even a casual one or a pipe enthusiast – then by all means gladly accept the gesture and enthusiastically take part in the celebration.

But if you have never felt comfortable with the art of cigar smoking, what do you do?

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