Can you alter a suit jacket or pants? Of course, but caveat emptor, be aware that difference in tailoring skill can affect outcomes to a very large extent. More importantly, certain alterations are simply prohibitively expensive and may not be worth your hard-earned dollars.
Learning how to tie a bow tie is not rocket science, it just takes a few tries to master. We’ll show you how.
A tie bar is an excellent way to add an extra touch of character to your ensemble — if you wear it right.
This story was originally published in March of 2013, but we brought it back again for all you guys who need some good Valentine’s Day ideas… So you took our advice, put on a fresh get up and charmed her with one of our last date ideas. Now there’s a text sitting in your inbox–she […]
This story was originally published in January of 2013, but we brought it back again for all you guys who need some good Valentine’s Day ideas… You’re not the average guy. She wouldn’t want to date you if you were. But thinking outside of the box for a date night to prove your above average […]
The blazer is one of the most versatile pieces of clothing at your disposal and a key component of any man’s wardrobe.
Confused about the difference between a blazer vs. a suit jacket? How about a sport coat vs. blazer? We’ve got a surprisingly simple answer.
Many guys commit these deadly sins when they put on a suit. Are you one of them?
Everything you need to know about how to wear a watch—from where to wear a watch on your wrist to how to match your watch to your outfit, it’s all in here.
This guide includes date night outfit ideas on what to wear on a first date, how to dress for dinner, and even men’s Valentine’s Day outfits.
If there’s one question we get around Black Lapel a lot, it’s “What are the best suits for men to wear for a job interview?” In the past we showed you how to play it safe with a charcoal suit. We stand by that advice for guys interviewing for jobs where doing things “by the […]
We’ve compiled a list of 8 men’s street style Instagram accounts that you’ve got to follow if you want to learn from the pros and master your own personal style.
You’ve seen him around the office. You’ve seen him at happy hour. And you’ve definitely seen him on your commute. He radiates confidence, swagger, and an air of sophistication. What does he have that you don’t?
Your suit requires a bit of your attention, specifically, the part covering your derrière: suit jacket vents. Learn more about how to choose between the three options here.
To some, brown suits are lumped into the same category as fedora’s, pocket watches and suspenders — old-fashioned. We’d like to voice our dissent. Unlike these relics of bygone fashion eras, brown suits most definitely deserve a spot in your regular rotation — if you wear it right.
Get the scoop on the secrets you need to master men’s fashion.
The wedding is “the big day”, but don’t sleep on your rehearsal dinner attire. Here’s a guide on what to wear to a rehearsal dinner for grooms and guests.
Check out our foolproof guide to dressing up (even if you rarely get dressed up).
We’re not big on rules, but sometimes they help. Here’s one simple rule for buttoning a vest that you must follow.
If you think chambray shirts are “work shirts” you’re right. But did you know you can wear a chambray shirt to do the kind of work that happens in offices too? We’ll show you how…
Summer business casual outfits are built on the pants. Introduce some tailored style to your office with the perfect slacks for summer.
You’re not doomed to commit shirt cuff sins forever, read this to learn everything you need to know about shirt cuff styles and when to wear each of them.
What if you could wear a suit without dressing up? That’s what the suit and T-shirt look does for you. Here’s how to wear a suit with a T-shirt.
Get your wardrobe ready with these tips for what to wear this Thanksgiving. Whether you’re noshing with friends, traveling to see family or hosting your own dinner, these tips help you tease out your personal style with an eye for comfort and customization.
Khaki is more versatile than you may think, and we have the expert input to back it up.
All this week we’ve been offering up outfit ideas and advice for a range of different men. Check it out.
Q: What is all this fuss about Super numbers? I see some suit makers touting Supers like karats of a diamond. Do higher super numbers actually make my suits more “super”? I’m looking for an everyday practical suit that can take a little beating while simultaneously being comfortable. What Super number should I be aiming for? – […]
We take a drive around the block in some über-casual loafers by Jack Erwin, dress up the loafer with Paul Evans and create our ultimate summer go-anywhere, do-anything loafers on Awl & Sundry.
Skinny tie vs regular tie? Don’t worry, we’re here to explain the rule of thumb for pairing skinny tie widths with a slim fit suit.
Suede shoes breathe and are lighter than full-grain leather. Keep your cool this summer with these five pairs of stylish suede shoes.