My quest began online.  I first ran through the plethora of brands at department stores and retailers to see what was out there (Nordstrom’s, Brooks Brothers, Saks, Neiman's, MySuitNY, Polo, Zegna etc).  I looked at almost everything; I did not want to rule anything out without seeing it first.  I was generally turned off by most of what I...

34.  Thou shall not wear a back pack/book bag when in business dress, especially when in a suit.  Book bags are reserved for casual wear and students.

I closed my first post in this series by discussing my budget per suit.  I would like to follow that up with discussing exactly how I planned to spend the $500.  You see, I like to follow the belief that one should buy the best they can afford.  However, I also have a taste for the finer things in...

I cannot wait to wear these to work now that the season is right, as white bucks and white pants should only be worn between Memorial and Labor Days.  And yes, they can and should be worn to work if it is appropriate in your office setting. More on white bucks in a forthcoming guest post.  But for now know...

Things are still good, but not as good as they once were.  Back in the day, to the best of my knowledge, business was done almost exclusively in suits and golf attire, not business casual or even worse this new 9-5 dress bullshit (I will be posting a rant on this subject in the future).  Being that I am...

Men’s dress is all about proportions.  The relation between horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines of a man’s garments can greatly affect the way a man’s body appears to others.  In fact, it can make or break any given ensemble.  It is essential for men to recognize that different types of lines flatter different body types. In general, horizontal lines serve...

Everyone knows that America won the war on the Pacific front in WWII because America was, and still is, a superior military power to Japan.  Obviously, there are many factors that contributed to this greatness throughout the war.  One of the lesser known factors is that the ratio of support staff to soldiers was much higher on the American...

Remember the days when cargo pants were all the rage?  I do, unfortunately.  I had a few pairs, regrettably.  Well, the jackasses in fashion have decided it is time to resurrect this once deceased article of clothing.  This is a testament to the fact that designers will sell anything to make a buck.  I was perusing through the May...

French cuffs (also referred to as double cuffs) are more formal than their alternative, the button cuff (also referred to as barrel cuffs).  Partially as a result of this they necessitate a jacket.  French cuffs were not created to be worn without a jacket, they were created out of functionality and aesthetics.  They accentuate the elegance of a man's...

One of my many issues with the way most men dress is the void of color dressing their breast pocket.  It seems that most men in their 20's are averse to sport a pocket square or handkerchief.  It is regarded as too pretentious, unneccessary or old man-esque.  This is saddening, as there are few things that can bring an...