Month: November 2012

MEN IN PURPLE

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In color psychology purple is regal and expensive. Wear a purple tie with a dark grey suit and you’ll be heads and shoulders above the crowd.

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YOUR FASHION DICTIONARY

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The pages of a dictionary won’t always help you define yourself, find your style and make the pages of your life’s dictionary stand out…TTG

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PINSTRIPES VS. CHALK-STRIPES

When speaking of stripes, pin are the most popular of the vertical kind (blame the mobster movies of the 1920s), but believe it or not there are other various stripe patterns available. Take for instance, the chalk stripe, a wider, textured alternative to the classic, sometimes excessive pin. Providing a distinguished look to any suit, both patterns are wise choices for the tailored man of today.

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1) The pinstripe is a very thin (not wider than about 1/18 inch usually about 1/30 inch wide) single stripe that appears to be a pinhead spot. A single warp yarn is used to create a stripe, and the distance between the stripes usually ranges from 1/10 inch up to 1 inch.

2) The chalk stripe is a series of threads, that is used to create a stripe that resembles a stripe that is drawn with tailors chalk. The stripe does not look like little pinhead spots but much rather like a rope. The width of the stripe varies nevertheless it is always wider than the pin stripe.

LET IT BURN

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Sometimes just having passion on the inside isn’t enough, you have to showcase that fire for others to know how great your dedication is… TTG

SIMPLE RULES FOR SHOES

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1) The Chelsea boot pairs perfectly with tapered trousers.

2) Worn with a black suit, a black suede captoe delivers a tonal match that will add some texture to your outfit.

3) Brogue boots add the perfect rugged touch to your favorite casual shirt.

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SIMPLE RULES FOR SHIRT AND TIE COMBO

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1) Two variations of the same color always look good together.

2) Modernize your winter knit tie by wearing it with a trim, shortened collar.

3) When you feel creative, pair dark chambray with a bright, spirited tie.

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SIMPLE RULES FOR COATS

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1) A slightly cropped overcoat will elongate your silhouette.

2) A pattern is a great complement to a neutral suit.

3) Navy goes with any suit in your wardrobe—including black.

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SIMPLE RULES FOR SUITS

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1) A dark, patterned pocket square provides a welcome visual anchor to a light-colored suit.

2) Save yourself some embarrassment: Always remove the stitching on the vents and the label on the left sleeve before wearing a new suit.

3) When you go without a tie, it’s best to keep your shirt collar on the smaller side.

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PATTERNED SHIRT: HOW TO PULL IT OFF

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1. When wearing a patterned shirt, confine the rest of your outfit to neutral shades like gray, navy, and khaki.

2. An easy, effective way to mix patterns is to combine a printed shirt with a tie in a textured fabric—say, gingham with herringbone.

3. Keep it small: A subtle, tasteful pattern can be tasteless in a larger size.

4. If you’re feeling hesitant, the best starter pattern for shirts is the simple pin dot.

5. Keep the collar of a patterned shirt on the small side so your overall look doesn’t get too noisy.

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