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Monthly archive October, 2012
Suit Up for Halloween: Five Killer Ideas for 2012

Suit Up for Halloween: Five Killer Ideas for 2012

Halloween is always a highly anticipated event and for good reason: lots of parties, collective booziness, comical costumes and well, let’s be honest, tons of interestingly dressed (or under-dressed) ladies. It’s one of those nights where it’s really hard NOT to have a great time. But with Halloween just around the corner, you may be...
Your Best Accessory: Confidence

Your Best Accessory: Confidence

“The Clothes are great, but it’s about the posture and attitude.”  – Scott Schuman, The Sartorialist The most important rule in all of style is to carry and dress yourself in confidence. In all things you do and in any path you choose to take, do so confidently. Have the confidence to make your own...
Tie Bars

Tie Bars

Q: “I recently added tie bars to my sparse collection of accessories in an effort to add some flair to my looks, but I’m not really sure how to wear them. Is there a rule for where on the tie you should wear a tie bar?” – Jim K. A: When it comes to accessorizing a...
Black Lapel Custom Suits vs. Designer Off-The-Rack Suits

Black Lapel Custom Suits vs. Designer Off-The-Rack Suits

A Case for Custom We’ve all felt it before – the anxiety of spending a bit more money than we’d like on article of designer-branded clothing. And it often goes against our natural instincts to pull the trigger…an internal conflict often arises in this familiar form: “I don’t really want to spend this much, but...
Modern Fellows Interviews Black Lapel Founder Warren Liao

Modern Fellows Interviews Black Lapel Founder Warren Liao

Recently, Modern Fellows spoke with Warren Liao, one of the founders of online custom tailoring destination Black Lapel, who recently returned from a business trip to Asia. In this in-depth and personal interview, Warren discusses how Black Lapel began, his inspiration for leaving Wall Street to start the company, and what the future holds for Black Lapel and...
The Savvy Gentleman's Guide to Shopping: Part 3 - Shopping Effectively

The Savvy Gentleman’s Guide to Shopping: Part 3 – Shopping Effectively

An artist creates a work of art through the summation of individual strokes, colors and patterns. Think of your own style in the same way. You create your own image through the right combination of individual pieces you purchase and put together. And if you’ve made it this far, you’re ready to start acquiring the...
Straight Bar Lacing

Straight Bar Lacing

Q: “I was on the subway this morning and saw this well-dressed guy with his shoes laced up a bit differently. The laces didn’t cross each other and it looked much cleaner. Do you know what I’m talking about? How I can tie my shoe like that?” – Joseph E. A: That dapper gent was most...