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
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.