A time piece not only tells the time, it is a mark of true gentleman-like quality. Here, function and fashion merge into one item – the wrist watch. How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? Dr. Seuss Time is one commodity we will always be … Continue reading Do I have to wear a wrist watch?
Image maybe subject to copyright. There’s one piece of men’s clothing accessory that has always fascinated me. The well dressed man should be clad in a well fitted suit, appropriate, nice leather shoe, smart tie, a solid, slim fit dress shirt, a time piece and still you’d be lacking something. A pocket square. The pocket square is a small, square piece of fabric resembling a … Continue reading How to Wear a Pocket Square: Accessories, Part III
Earlier when I traced the history of the modern necktie I deliberately did not mention one particular development – the bow tie. The bow tie shares the same origins as the necktie. It was Pierre Lorillard who made the black bow tie a standard piece of formal attire for gentlemen. This designer is credited with creating the tuxedo which was named after Tuxedo Park (located … Continue reading Accessories for Modern Gentlemen: Bow Ties
College days are over and so college style dressing must be a thing of the past for you. Fresh into your first job and you start making the rounds. It’s time you start thinking about what types of suits you’re going to need for your wardrobe. The days of a shirt and tie alone are over. And no, you’re not Mark Zuckerberg so you don’t … Continue reading Suit Up.
Ever wondered how the wearing of a piece of fabric around the neck became such a fashion statement? Maybe you haven’t, but I have. Curiosity sent me searching the internet for the history of this fashionable piece of neckwear.This is what I found: The forerunner to the modern necktie is the cravat. Some attribute it to a set of Croatian soldiers who were first observed … Continue reading Go Get a Tie.
Image maybe subject to copyright. Shirts for your wardrobe. Shirts are a serious fashion statement. But before you get carried away with the fashion idea let’s look at the basic must haves. As you become a man, there are a few standard shirts you need to own and then some. The White Shirt A standard shirt needed by every man. No prints, patterns, coloured threads … Continue reading The Dress Shirt