Category: Men’s Fashion

THE BEST GIFT CARDS TO SHOP FOR A GUY

Are there guys in your life that are just too hard to shop for? Luckily for you we have the gift cards to impress any man who takes interest in their clothes. The best part about these gifts, is that you don’t even have to leave your warm home to get them.




BESPOKE POST

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$55-$485

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$10-$1,000

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MATCHES

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$100-$5,000

PURCHASE

 

 

MR. PORTER

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$100-$10,000

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NEIGHBOUR

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$50-$500

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TRUNK CLUB

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$50-$2,000

PURCHASE

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TTG NEW YEAR’S EVE DRESS GUIDE

The ending of a year is the closing of a chapter in your life. Time to build up the anticipation for the next chapter by closing this one out in your best outfit. Whether you have an idea of what you’ll be wearing when the ball drops or you’re still shopping around, this guide has the looks to fit any guy going out and about on the 31st.

Now some blogs (I won’t mention any names) might offer you options that might be a little too pricey for you. We did one better and gave you options to choose between the higher price points and the lower ones. Go high, go low or mix up the two to create your New Year’s Eve outfit, all that matters is that you enjoy it as best dressed as possible.


CASUAL

 

 

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SUIT JACKET:

CREW NECK SWEATER:

JEANS:

WINGTIP BOOTS:

SEMI-FORMAL

 

 

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SUIT:

NECKTIE:

OXFORD SHOES:

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SUIT JACKET:

TURTLENECK SWEATER:

MONSTRAPS:

 

 

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3-PIECE SUIT:

NECKTIE:

LEATHER LOAFERS:

FORMAL

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TUXEDO:

SATIN BLACK BOWTIE:

PATENT LEATHER OXFORDS:

 

 

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VELVET TUXEDO JACKET:

FORMAL SCARF:

VELVET LOAFERS:

KNECESSARY KNITWEAR

Aside from holiday spirit, the temperature dropping and a new IPhone release, for most people, Fall/Winter time is layering season. One of the best parts about filling up your wardrobe is finding pieces that are easily interchangeable and knitwear does the job. From creative patterns to a wide variety of fabric that can be used, knitwear can be your bold statement or comfy escape.

Hitting mixed price points, this makes knits easily attainable and effortlessly styled into your wardrobe. From simple to complex designs, with the right colors, patterns and materials, you can easily expand your styling vision.

Time to pull out and open up that box of winter clothes, there could be some sweaters in there you just might want to take a second look at!

 

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URBAN OUTFITTERS

 

 

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MR. PORTER

 

 

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DECORIA LAB

LEATHER CARE: TIPS & TRICKS

I have to start off this post by affirming that every person should own at least one leather garment, whether it being a jacket, shoes or pants (if that’s your thing). Now having it is one thing but caring for it is a whole other story. This material can age beautifully if treated right, but under the wrong conditions and in the wrong hands, you might as well withdraw money from you bank account and throw it in the trash.

The most commonly used leathers for garments are cowhide, sheepskin, lambskin, buckskin and antelope. Suede leather being made from the underside of the skin, primarily lamb, although goat, calf and deer are commonly used. We’ll go through the popular types of leather and how you can make it last with proper care.

 

BEFORE

Prevention is better than having a cure

Protectant spray purposely made for leather and suede, is always the best option when first purchasing a leather garment. This will protect it from any rain or water, try a spot test on the inside of the garment first to ensure that it doesn’t cause any damage or discoloration.

Scarves will be your best friend when you make it a habit to wear it while you have on a suede jacket, this helps prevent oils and sweat from ruining the collar in the long run.

Store leather garments in a cool, dry place. Light will fade the color and dampness will cause mildew.

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DURING

If the damage is already done, then let the restoration begins

Rain or water got the best of you? Don’t throw your leather or suede jacket in the dryer or try to dry with a hair-dryer, as the direct heat will damage the natural material. Instead, let the garment hand and naturally dry on its own. For suede, once completely dry, restore the nap with a brush made exclusively for suede.

Ink on your jacket? Rubbing alcohol should help remove ink stains from smooth leather—but don’t try this on suede, which is best left for a professional dry cleaner. Use a white cotton cloth (nothing colored, as the dye may run) soaked with alcohol and blot the stain gently until the ink has faded. Be careful here: scrubbing too hard could cause fading.

Suede:

  • If suede gets muddy, use a nail file to remove the dirt. Use delicate strokes. A brush made exclusively for suede can also be used to remove dirt and scuff marks.
  • If suede garments are stained by oil, use cornmeal, oatmeal or talcum powder directly on the stain. Leave overnight and brush gently. This process may have to be repeated.
  • Rubbing suede gently with a nail file will restore the nap. Suede garments can also be steamed to restore nap, or they can be rubbed with a high nap bath towel.
  • If stains have dried on suede, or if it is scuffed, use an eraser to gently clean the area. If stains do not come out, use a bit of white vinegar on a silk cloth to clean.

 

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AFTER

Just a little bit goes a long way

– Leather conditioner (like hair conditioner) is meant to soften and protect but it’s not always a necessary step for brand-new jackets, which are usually made from soft, thin leather. For a very sturdy and stiff leather, a leather conditioner would help to keep it soft. It’s not only a tactile thing, either: conditioner prevents leather from cracking and breaking down over time.

-Professional leather cleaners can best handle stains, major weather damage, and longterm wear-and-tear and if you have an item that’s suede, light-colored, or specially treated (think faux-croc, hand-painted, or anything along those lines), you may want to take it in to be safe.

 

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WHAT DO WEARING THESE COLORS SAY ABOUT YOU?

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BLACK

-POWER AND AUTHORITY

-A THINNER APPEARANCE

-TIMELESS AND SOPHISTICATED

-MYSTERIOUS

 

 

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WHITE

-PEACE AND PURITY

-BEST SUMMER COLOR AS IT REFLECTS LIGHT

-IT’S NEUTRAL AND CAN BE PAIRED WITH ANY COLOR

 

 

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BLUE

-MAKES YOU SEEM NOT IMPULSIVE OR SPONTANEOUS

-TRUSTWORTHY, DEPENDABLE AND COMMITTED

-IT INVOKES REST AND CAN CAUSE THE BODY TO PRODUCE CHEMICALS THAT ARE CALMING

-AN ENGAGING COLOR THAT EXPRESSES EXHILARATION

-THE LEAST “GENDER SPECIFIC” COLOR, HAVING EQUAL APPEAL TO BOTH MEN AND WOMEN

 

 

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GREEN

-PEACE AND ECOLOGY

-TRANQUIL AND REFRESHING, WITH A NATURAL BALANCE OF COOL AND WARM

-EASIEST COLOR ON THE EYES AND IMPROVES VISION

-USED AS AN ACCENT THAT GOES WELL WITH DARK BLUE SHADES

 

 

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RED

-INTENSITY AND ROMANTICISM

-GENERATES INTEREST, LOVE AND ATTRACTION

-WHEN MATCHED WITH BLACK, IT’S VIBRANT AND EXCITING

-WHEN MATCHED WITH WHITE, IT’S MORE ROMANTIC

 

HERE ARE SOME OTHER COLORS THAT “SPEAK” JUST AS LOUD

BLUEGREENis a good business color  to wear, it suggests high self esteem and confidence, yet is still friendly and approachable. (Try wearing a necktie in this color).

GREY: makes you appear neutral, this can let your personality shine through. 

ORANGE: it has much of the excitement and energy of red, without the serious edge red carries. Orange is the color of fun and energetic days. It may not be the best choice for a serious meeting, but it’s a great color to wear when meeting new people. It gives off a sociable, inviting vibe. It’s a very uplifting color.

YELLOWit’s the color of happiness. Studies show that being around yellow promotes the release of serotonin (the feel good hormone) in the brain and may even help speed up our metabolism. Just be careful of the shade – you may want to stick with a pastel or golden yellow. Very bright yellow, like the sun, brings intense energy. (Think street signs and the lines in the road.) Studies show babies cry more and people fight more in bright yellow rooms. If you’re going to use it, use it in moderation.

PURPLE: it’s the color of royalty, wealth and wisdom. Purple actually helps stimulate the brain and is associated with mystery and authority.

 

 

 

 

Citations: 
https://www.smartlivingnetwork.com/style/b/id-and-ego-fashion-psychology-101-what-your-clothes-color-is-saying/
http://www.fashionlady.in/color-psychology-significance-of-color-in-fashion/5243
http://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/business-clothing.html

CHOOSING THE RIGHT SIZE WATCH FOR YOU

 

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AVERAGE CASE DIAMETER BEING BETWEEN A 38MM & 40MM

 

THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF A ROLEX WATCH WITH A 40MM CASE AND A AUDEMARS PIGUET WATCH WITH A CASE THAT MEASURES OUT IIN 12.5″ IN THICKNESS.

 

 

 

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THE STANDARD WATCH BAND MEASURES BETWEEN 7 3/4″ AND 9 1/2″.

 

 

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Fall Material

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There’s no denying Fall is here. What are some of your favorite fabrics to wear when the temperature drops?

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Just like you consider the weather before choosing what to wear for the day, you should also consider your suiting fabric weight when checking out the weather.

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Fall is for playing with colors and patterns.

STAYING DRY IN STYLE

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Hopping over puddles in style. When the weather turns for the worst, save your shoes and walk out in these Tretorn rain boots instead.

 

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Changing shoes isn’t your thing? No problem, there’s different colored galoshes for everyone to cover their treasured shoes.

 

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Why not just wear your protection against rain, all day?

THE RAWEST OF DENIM

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The word selvedge comes from “self-edge.” The edge of the denim has a clean finish; it will not unravel and is actually used as the outseam of the garment. A pair of jeans made from selvedge denim can easily be identified simply by looking at the inside of the outseam.

 

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Selvedge denim is denim woven using old-fashioned denim-weaving techniques; most authentically woven on old looms.

 

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Selvedge denim has become more desirable than non-selvedge for two reasons: the nuance of the denim weaving technique itself and the commitment to quality from the mills producing selvedge denim.