Monthly archive April, 2013
Difference Between a Blazer and a Suit Jacket

Difference Between a Blazer and a Suit Jacket

Q: “What’s the difference between a Black Lapel blazer and a suit jacket?” – James D.  A: Not all things in menswear are clean-cut, and the difference between a suit jacket and a blazer is a prime example of this. Traditionally, a blazer meant a jacket of a solid color (usually navy or black) with...
Using Color in Your Accessories

Using Color in Your Accessories

Spring is in full swing. And unless your home address contains the word “Winterfell”, this should be your cue from Madre Naturaleza for some full-on color-play. Last week, we showed you how to raise your pattern and color game in the context of shirts and ties. This week, we’ll show you how you can introduce...
How to Wear a Vest Casually

How to Wear a Vest Casually

Q: “Enjoyed your How to Dress Down Your Suit Jacket post. Do you have any tips for wearing a vest casually?” – Patrick N.  A:  Go ahead and give that suit jacket or blazer a day off and give that vest a little moonlighting as a stand-alone piece. In fact, a vest can be a...
How to Match Your Shirts and Ties

How to Match Your Shirts and Ties

When it comes to putting together a shirt and tie combination, some gents seem to be born with an uncanny ability to just pull sick ensembles of colors, patterns and texture together. Many other men however often fall into one of two camps: 1) the “I will wear the same exact combinations and hope no...
How to Dress Down Your Suit Jacket

How to Dress Down Your Suit Jacket

We hear it all the time. You want to give those custom Black Lapel threads some more wear but your office is a bit too casual to handle all the sartorial heat. Now of course, you wouldn’t want to be the only one in the office who missed the dress code memo and look like...