Dressing to Impress
Men's Classic Dress Shirts for All Occasions
A classic dress shirt is a wardrobe must for every guy. They never go out of style and they look great with just about anything from casual outfits to business suits. I especially like white dress shirts worn under a v-neck sweaters with just the collar and cuffs showing--a classic look.
Men's Ties - Top Picks in Men's Neckties
Like shoes are for women, ties can be for men. Guys can get away with owning just a couple of suits and/or a few trousers, but having a good selection of ties is a must. The right tie can make or break an outfit. Here are some ties that will coordinate well with a wide variety of outfits.
How to Tie a Tie - How to Tie a Four-in-Hand Knot
Tying a tie is one of those things every guy should know how to do even if it's just for special occasions. But just in case you don't know how, here are easy to follow step by step instructions on how to tie a four-in-hand knot. The four-in-hand knot is the most basic of the various of knots for ties and one that will look appropriate with most shirts.
How to Tie a Tie - How to Tie a Windsor Knot
Another important tie knot is the Windsor (aka full Windsor). It's a more chunky knot which protrudes out from the shirt versus lying flat like the four-in-hand. The Windsor should really be worn exclusively with a spread collar shirt. The knot itself was named after Edward VII, the King of England from 1901 to 1910, who preferred a wide triangular knot.
Five Men's Suits Around Five Hundred Dollars
Suits are one of the most expensive items in a man's wardrobe and so it pays to wait for a good sale before dropping some serious coin. After Christmas sales are one of the best times to stock up. Here are 5 suits under $500 you can pick up during Nordstrom's men's sale.
Six Things to Consider When Shopping for a Suit
Getting the right fit in a suit and having it tailored is critical if you are concerned about how you might come across in an interview, to a client or to your peers.
6 Common Questions About Suits
Recently I had the privilege chat with Kim Johnson Gross, founder of Chic Simple Ltd and former fashion director of Esquire and Fashion Editor of Town & Country. Kim has also written monthly columns in InStyle magazine, and appeared on numerous television and talk shows as a leading consumer authority. During our conversation I thought I would present to her questions I have been receiving from readers on the subject of suits.
High Quality Men's Dress Shirts by Charles Tyrwhitt
If you are a man of distinction and want to impress, one sure fire way is to don dress shirts by Charles Tyrwhitt. Since 1986 Charles Tyrwhitt has become one of England's largest makers of high quality shirts sold through the Internet and mail order. All of their shirts are available with French or plain cuffs. You'll love these shirts and they do ship to the U.S.!
Choosing the Right Outfit for a Wedding - Wedding Guest Attire
Choosing the right outfit for a wedding can be a challenge for guys depending on its style, location and the time of year. I thought it would be helpful to review proper wedding guest attire.
6 Wardrobe Essentials for Formal or Semiformal Occasions
Part a series of articles I’ve written about building a basic wardrobe, this article focuses on six key items I believe necessary for today’s formal or semiformal occasions such as an interview, a wedding, or a date.
Tips on Dressing for a Job Interview - Men's Fashion
Your interview attire is more important than you think so let your talent and personality get you noticed, not your wild tie or brightly colored socks. The right clothes give you an opportunity to make the right impression. I have outlined 4 important tips on dressing for a job interview.
This is a great article on how to dress for success.
How to Tie a Tie
Many men struggle with how to tie a tie, especially those who only need to wear them a few times a year for special occasions. It's really easy once you get the hang of it. There are many websites with step-by-step illustrations. One website in particular is my favorite. It has clear illustrations demonstrating how to tie some of the most common tie knots.