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Keeping Your Shoes In Top-Notch Condition

With so many finer details that go into perfecting one's formal ensemble, we've all had the tendency to overlook some of the more important components that can make or break an outfit. While there's no magic number regarding how many pairs of shoes you should keep in your wardrobe in order to minimize premature wear, having more than one at the very least is a good start. There are things you can do yourself to keep your shoes in top-notch condition and prolong their shelf life so having to replace them becomes less of an issue.

by Bryan S. | November 3, 2022

The Best Materials For Overcoats

As winter approaches, one of the greatest benefits of formal wear is that it tends to be more conducive to chilly environments. While overcoats are generally associated with modes of formal dress, this is far from exclusive. Overcoats can also come in handy for those more casual outings, even if they were designed with formal attire in mind.  If you've come to familiarize yourself fairly well with formal wear, you'll know that wool has many intrinsic benefits as a material for suits and overcoats thanks to its wicking properties, helping you stay warm in the winter and comfortable even in the summer.

by Bryan S. | October 12, 2022

How To Wear A Watch With Your Formal Attire

Throughout the bulk of the 20th century, it was hard to even think about formal attire—or any attire—without thinking about the sort of watch to correctly pair with it. While a watch is certainly not a required accessory in the realm of formal wear, it almost never hurts your overall presentation. Just as visual presentation goes a long way in how a watch ultimately pairs with a given set of formal attire, so does how the watch functions in terms of placement. While important, the specific design and unique attributes of your watch will always matter less than overall proportionality.

by Bryan S. | September 26, 2022

Folding Pocket Squares To Fit Your Style (Part II)

by Bryan S. | September 6, 2022

Cuff Styles For Every Occasion

by Bryan S. | August 22, 2022

Tie Clips Are Coming Back. Here's How To Make The Most Of Them.

by Bryan S. | August 10, 2022

Suit Jacket Lining: Everything You Need To Know

by Bryan S. | July 28, 2022

Laced vs. Unlaced Dress Shoes: Personal Preference and Practicality

by Bryan S. | July 14, 2022

Pros and Cons of Silk Shirts

by Bryan S. | June 30, 2022

Special Considerations for Bow Ties, Outside The Tuxedo Realm

by Bryan S. | June 14, 2022