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Know The Rules Before Breaking Them: The Classic Suit, The Rules To Follow, & The Rules To Break

February 20, 2014

Once you have a good grasp of how things are traditionally fit and styled, you can then start to deviate a little, depending on your own personal style. Best of all, you’ll be doing this in an educated way (since you know what’s right and wrong, what’s acceptable and unacceptable).

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: Choosing A Versatile Suit and Wearing Each Piece Separately

January 30, 2014
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How flexible is a suit, exactly? Is it really worth the investment, even if you’re not a guy who wears suits every day? How many days in a row can you wear one suit? How do you take a suit from formal to casual and back again, if necessary?

Let’s tackle each of these questions (that I asked myself, in my head) one at a time. This should help, in case you’ve ever wondered the same thing.

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

July 31, 2013
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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
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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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