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Monthly archive November, 2012
Important Update: Black Lapel Friday - Your Mystery Gift is Coming!

Important Update: Black Lapel Friday – Your Mystery Gift is Coming!

IMPORTANT UPDATE: If you’re still waiting on your mystery gift, know that the entire Black Lapel team in New York is tripped up on caffeine working around the clock to send them off to all of our fans. Due to the overwhelming response (we love you guys – and gals – too!) to our Black Friday Giveaway...
It's Black Friday And We're Giving Away Free Stuff!

It’s Black Friday And We’re Giving Away Free Stuff!

It’s Black (Lapel) Friday and we’ve got something better than a sale – we’re giving away free stuff. Yes, you read that right, we’re giving away free custom shirts, accessories, e-gift cards, and even a few of our brand spanking new, soon-to-be-released suits for Black Friday. Why? Let’s just say that this is our way...
How to Tie a Bow Tie

How to Tie a Bow Tie

Q: I’m attending a friend’s wedding and I want to mix it up and wear a bow tie for once. Unfortunately, when it comes to bow ties I’m a total newb, and I’m a bit embarrassed to say that I even considered buying a cheap clip-on because I don’t know how to tie a real one....
Evolution of the Bond Suit: Goldfinger to Skyfall

Evolution of the Bond Suit: Goldfinger to Skyfall

If you haven’t noticed by now, we love Bond. And really, who doesn’t? From his impossibly cool and cavalier swagger to his regular involvement with gorgeous women, guys (and girls) can always bond over some Bond. One of our favorite characteristics of this uber spy is his prowess with his wardrobe. 007 has an enviable...
Black Lapel & Movember: The Dapperest Mustache

Black Lapel & Movember: The Dapperest Mustache

Between now till the end of November: grow a mustache + rock a Black Lapel suit, and raise vital awareness and funds for men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. Here’s how: For those of you with Black Lapel suits, this is an easy and fun way to get involved in a serious cause...
How to Choose the Right Belt for Your Suit

How to Choose the Right Belt for Your Suit

If perfection is in the details, the belt you wear with your suit is as integral to your overall look as the pattern of your suit fabric or the shoes you choose. Still, belts are often diminished to that strap of leather meant to hold up your pants. In this short primer, we’ll explore the...
Street Style - Hanging Out with Black Lapel: The Fine Young Gentleman

Street Style – Hanging Out with Black Lapel: The Fine Young Gentleman

Every once in a while, we all become friends with someone who is truly passionate about something in life. That person becomes a go-to resource. When we want to try the best restaurant of a certain cuisine, we ask our foodie friend. When we want to know how to build muscle while lose fat, we...
Hurricane Sandy Relief: Donate a Dollar, Get a Dollar

Hurricane Sandy Relief: Donate a Dollar, Get a Dollar

To our finely dressed community, please help us provide relief for Hurricane Sandy victims and we’ll make it worth your while! To all members of our fine, sartorial community, we encourage you to lend a helping hand and to encourage your friends / family to do the same. No donation is too small to help...