Monthly archive May, 2012
Proper Suit Care

Proper Suit Care

You’re hard at work and hard at play.  You’re cranking away, making moves and looking ever so fresh in your newly minted custom suit.  With it on, you’re sitting, walking, running, grinding and hustling all day long.  And you’re not alone.  Your suit is hard at work right there with you; a modern day coat...
DeVille Vannik - Parkour Coach, Model, Actor

DeVille Vannik – Parkour Coach, Model, Actor

That’s why we’re showcasing those hard working guys who have a strong sense of direction, who want the most out of life and who want to look and be their best every day.  We are inspired by these men and want to share their stories with you.  First up… MR. DEVILLE VANNIK, Parkour Enthusiast and...
Hanging Out in Harlem With Jeremy Whyte

Hanging Out in Harlem With Jeremy Whyte

A couple of weekends ago, Black Lapel customer, finance guru, lifestyle blogger, Columbia alum and Harlem resident, Jeremy Whyte, reached out and suggested we come up to his neck of the woods to hang out.  Jeremy’s a smart and smartly dressed fellow and with the promise of some good soul food, how could we say...
The Four Cures for BFD (Bad Fit Disease)

The Four Cures for BFD (Bad Fit Disease)

Four Tips on Achieving the Perfect Fit A friend from Japan once told us that some of the most fashion obsessed in Tokyo will sometimes search for years for a single pair of perfectly fitting jeans. Even at Black Lapel, we are constantly tweaking our personal suit measurements in search of perfection to that nearest...
FIT SERIES: Bad Fit Disease

FIT SERIES: Bad Fit Disease

While the exaggerated fit of this suit makes quite the impression at Thom Browne’s notoriously larger-than-life fashion shows, it’s not the type of first impression you want to be making in the office or on that special date. Bad Fit Disease. There is an epidemic that is waging war on the wardrobes of men large...