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Black Lapel Featured in Brides.com Best Online Suits for 2024!

Black Lapel Featured in Brides.com Best Online Suits for 2024!

When it comes to preparing for your big day, every detail matters, especially your attire. Finding the perfect wedding suit can be challenging, but Black Lapel is making it easier than ever. Recently featured on Brides.com as one of the best places to buy a suit, Black Lapel has cemented its reputation as a premier...
What is a Power Suit?

What is a Power Suit?

Today, we’re going to dive into what goes into a “power suit“. What exactly is it, what personality does it convey, and where should you be wearing them? Power suits are a category of formal suits defined by a more traditional tailoring style including wider lapels, more relaxed fit, heavier shoulder padding, and longer length....
When To Wear A Three Piece Suit

When To Wear A Three Piece Suit

The three-piece suit. It is classic. It’s iconic. Hell, it’s downright cool—if worn in an appropriate setting. When to wear a 3 piece suit is is one of the most commonly asked questions that our stylists receive, so we’re here to make the definitive case on when you’re good to go. It’s true that three...
When to Wear a Dinner Jacket: Ultimate Guide

When to Wear a Dinner Jacket: Ultimate Guide

This post has everything you ever need to know about dinner jackets. These simple but elegant apparel are the perfect accent for any formal occasion, but we recommend wearing a dinner jacket only for the most traditional events: weddings, theatrical performances, elegant dinner & cocktail parties, anniversaries, and other formal celebrations. Any time you wear...
How to Wear a Scarf with a Suit

How to Wear a Scarf with a Suit

Learn how to wear a scarf with a suit by following these step-by-step instructions for staying warm and stylish. We picked our 7 favorite scarf knots—see them in action.
Black Lapel Reviews

Black Lapel Reviews

We could go on and on about how great our men’s custom suits are and how easy it is to find your Flawless Fit at Black Lapel, but why hear it from us? If you’re looking for a Black Lapel review from an independent menswear expert, look no further. We’ve compiled a few honest reviews...
The Different Types of Neckties

The Different Types of Neckties

Ties: they’re not just a strip of fabric you knot around your neck! From adding a splash of sophistication to a suit to making a statement at casual gatherings, ties have evolved into a vital accessory in men’s fashion. Wondering how to navigate through the myriad of styles for different occasions? You’re not alone. Let’s...
Embracing the Old Money Aesthetic for Men

Embracing the Old Money Aesthetic for Men

Ever noticed how some gents just ooze class without trying too hard? That’s the Old Money Aesthetic for you – a fashion realm where less is more, and vintage charm meets modern sophistication. It’s more than just clothes. It’s about carrying a legacy of understated elegance and quiet luxury. And guess what? This classic style...
Style and Smarts

Style and Smarts

There's a lot of buzz about wearable tech out there. We cut through the clutter and look at how to do hi-tech AND high style.
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 Fold a Pocket Square - The Square Fold

How to Fold a Pocket Square – The Square Fold

  It’s completely unnecessary, yet absolutely essential. Unlike its utilitarian ancestor, the handkerchief, the modern pocket square is purely form over function. Straightforward, trim, and low-maintenance, a square fold pocket square is always an appropriate accent to a well-dressed man’s ensemble. There was a time when the square fold was the only fold for most...
Style Series Part 3B Knowing the STRUCTURAL Details

Style Series Part 3B Knowing the STRUCTURAL Details

Last week we introduced you to details like accessories for your functional boutonniere (the lapel flower hole).  This week, we’re moving on to Structural Details – details built right into your suit.  You can use these details to permanently enhance and personalize your look. We love custom suits because they allow us to dictate the structural details...
How Should Dress Pants Fit — Our Guide To Look Your Best

How Should Dress Pants Fit — Our Guide To Look Your Best

Knowing how dress pants should fit is an essential skill to keep in your back pocket, pun 100% intended. Click here to learn more.
How to Wear a Blue Tuxedo — 5 Simple Rules

How to Wear a Blue Tuxedo — 5 Simple Rules

While wearing a blue tuxedo may sound like a bold move, we’re playing the role of style lifeguards and telling you that it’s safe to go in the water when the water is blue.
Wardrobe Foundations - 3 Suits Every Guy Should Have

Wardrobe Foundations – 3 Suits Every Guy Should Have

Mix and match jackets and pants from a navy suit and a charcoal suit and a lighter gray suit to look sharp but not too dressed up.
5 Casual Suit Essentials You Need

5 Casual Suit Essentials You Need

Nailing the casual suit look isn’t complicated. All you need is a little know-how.
5 Essential Spring Suit Color Combinations

5 Essential Spring Suit Color Combinations

These suit color combinations include bright, spring-appropriate styling that will liven up your looks and are still safe for corporate environments.
What to Wear to a Rustic Wedding

What to Wear to a Rustic Wedding

Confused about what to wear to a black tie optional wedding? Don't worry, we've got you covered with our guide on all things wedding attire
Minimalist Wardrobe For Men: 7 Investment Essentials

Minimalist Wardrobe For Men: 7 Investment Essentials

Serial hoarders look away – the minimalist wardrobe is built for men who value quality over quantity and live by the credence: less is more.
Getting the Most Out of Your Tailor Shop

Getting the Most Out of Your Tailor Shop

Great tailoring is the key to effortless style. We enlisted the Effortless Gent himself, Barron Cuadro, to break down how to get the most out of your tailor shop.
Suit Jacket Length - How Long Should a Suit Jacket Be?

Suit Jacket Length – How Long Should a Suit Jacket Be?

Get your jacket length right with this simple guide
Can You Wear Brown Shoes and a Black Suit: How to Rock the Combo

Can You Wear Brown Shoes and a Black Suit: How to Rock the Combo

Most guys know the rules when it comes to matching their dress pants with dress shoes, keep em' in the same color. We're here to tell you that those rules are due for a grown man upgrade.
Should You Wear A Suit To An Interview? These Makeovers Say Yes

Should You Wear A Suit To An Interview? These Makeovers Say Yes

Wondering what to wear to an interview? See the before & after photos of 4 young adults who make the case for suiting up.
The Blended Blazer

The Blended Blazer

Wearing a blazer doesn’t mean being blazing hot. We’ll show you how to pull off the summer blazer look.
Beat The Heat With The Best Summer Suit Fabrics

Beat The Heat With The Best Summer Suit Fabrics

Summer is in full swing, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your style. We’re here to show you that besting the summer heat doesn’t have to mean dressing down.
How To Wear A Vest The Modern Way

How To Wear A Vest The Modern Way

A three-piece suit says a lot about the guy wearing it, but adding an alternate vest to a suit says something different. These three-piece suit remixes may just be the smartest style move you can make.
Partial Inner Lining

Partial Inner Lining

Q: You mentioned “partial linings” in your recent post, How to Chill Out Your Summer Suit. What is it exactly and how is different from your normal inner lining? – Rick T. A:  A normal suit has a layer of interior lining material throughout almost the entire inside of the suit jacket (Black Lapel suits...
How to Choose a Blazer

How to Choose a Blazer

It's back to school time and that means it's time to put some thought into your jacket choices. We'll show you how to dress like a big man on campus with three stylish blazers.
What You Need To Know To Buy Suits Online

What You Need To Know To Buy Suits Online

Getting a suit has changed a lot, but there will always be three keys to evaluating suits online.
What Shirt Collar Types are Right for Your Face?

What Shirt Collar Types are Right for Your Face?

With custom shirt options galore, how do you know what types of shirt collars are right for you? Here's a simple way to figure it out.