Wearing stripes and stripes, checks and checks together just
has to do with getting the right balance. The combination
can make for a distinctive look – takes a little planning, but
the end result can be tasteful.

The repp tie originated in England in the 1800’s.

Repp refers to the silk weave used to make the ties. Different stripes were used to signify a regiment or club that a man belonged to. The stripes all went in the same direction – descending from the left.

The Repp tie showed up in the United States in the 1920’s and they are still a staple of the wardrobe of the well-dressed man.

The bow tie should not extend beyond the outer edges of your eyes
or the outside edge of the shirt collar.

Do you have an interview coming up?

Deciding what to wear is not as simple as it used to be. These days there are as many different dress codes as companies.

Wear a dark suit for an interview in sales, finance or other conservative environments. An interview in a creative industry such as publishing or media may not require a dark suit, but dressing too casually would be a mistake. A blazer and nice trousers can look professional with or without a tie, depending on the job.

Lapels seem to be getting narrower – going from 3 1/2” to 3 1/4”. Coats are trimmer in the body and a little shorter. Trouser legs are getting a little more narrow from the knee down. To complete this “Mad Men – 1960’s look, we are seeing some thinner ties too.

Whatever the dress code is at your place of work, put some thought into what you wear. A put-together look can send the message that you pay attention to details, in your image and in your work.

The most popular shirt cuff is the one button barrel, followed by the dressier French cuff. The barrel cuff also comes in two button. The rounded or mitered cuff are variations on the barrel cuff.

The collar style of a man’s shirt can change the appearance of the whole outfit.  A button down collar is more casual than a spread collar, but a tie can certainly be worn with a button down.  There are several styles of spread collars, and this is purely a personal choice.   You can find […]

No matter how expensive the shirt,  you won’t like it if the collar does not fit you well. When you try on a new shirt, button the top button, and you should be able to slide two fingers between your neck and the collar. The collar will shrink to its final size after four or […]

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