Monthly archive March, 2013
Introduction to Double-breasted Suits

Introduction to Double-breasted Suits

The double-breasted suit is back with a vengeance and we’re loving every minute of it. Once a staple in every man’s suited wardrobe, the double-breasted suit has become a rather elusive creature of sartorial splendor, only recognizable by the extra gust of wind caused by all the sudden double takes. Today, the double-breasted suit has...
How to Choose the Right Hair Product

How to Choose the Right Hair Product

Remember when the High Top Fade was in and hair styling products used to be just gel, mousse and hairspray? Times have changed for the better…at least when it comes to hairstyles. Now, regardless of whether or not you want to pay homage to Vanilla Ice, there are a plethora of hair products ranging from...
Surgeon's Cuffs and Kissing Buttons

Surgeon’s Cuffs and Kissing Buttons

Q: “Black Lapel, can you shed some light on working cuffs? Why should I get them and also, what exactly are kissing buttons?” – Jonas S. A: Working Cuffs (AKA “Surgeon’s Cuffs”)  When it comes a well-made suit, it’s all about the details. Why? The details can be a very heuristic tell of the suit’s...