46.  Thou shall not wear a fake club or school tie.  They lack class, elegance and authenticity.  In fact, the dictum of 'shoot on sight' comes to mind...

I've been on a bit of a suede shoe kick lately.  Many, if not most, of the shoes I have been looking to buy have been suede.  Some people regard suede as a fall and winter fabric, others consider it appropriate only for wear in the country.  From a traditionalist standpoint I agree with both statements, to a certain...

If only all shoes were this badass... But, they aren't, and I suppose they shouldn't be.  After all, us gentlemen do need to have some shoes that are a little more conservative and formal.  Many of you may be familiar with Suit Supply for its tailored menswear, as its suits are its mainstay.  However, the brand also stocks some solid...

Previously we have discussed the general fit and necessary alterations for the grey glen plaid suit from Black Lapel.  The only alteration that was needed on the remade jacket was to lengthen the sleeves 1/4-1/2".  The alteration was made and the jacket looks very good.  The fit of the jacket around the chest, shoulders and down the arms is...

Dear Readers, I want to give you a heads up on some things to come over the next few weeks.  First, I shall be wrapping up the remaining made to measure suiting series.  Black Lapel and then Mr. Neds.  If all goes as planned we will also have a series on Louis Purple.  As these wrap up, I am going...

45.  Thou shall not wear a sport watch with a suit.  It is akin to wearing a winter parka on a hot summer day, it just makes you look foolish.  It can, however, work with business casual attire.  

A year ago these days I was in Paris.  Those were the days...  I guess I'm feeling a bit nostalgic (plus a bit lazy and tired) so I have been lamenting on my time there by viewing old posts and pictures from the trip.  I invite you to join with me. Cifonelli store visit with Massimo Cifonelli Arnys Store Visit Wedding Photo...

In menswear you can mix high and low fashion, expensive and non expensive.  You can easily throw on a Rolex with a pair of jeans (or khakis) and a plain t-shirt or polo.  Although I can't; as I don't own a Rolex, don't wear jeans and rarely go in public in a non collared shirt.  But that's beside the...

There is something somewhat romantic about having a suit made for you.  From the first donning of the jacket at the muslin fitting (as seen in the first post in this series) to the first time the final suit put on.  This romanticism is largely what drew me to Mr. Neds.  It is not a type of feeling you...

One of my favorite color combinations is grey and burgundy; especially when said burgundy includes a grenadine tie and skull and crossbone braces.  Add a touch of blue from the shirt and pocket square and my day is made...