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Peak Lapels and the 9-5 Suit

Shop The Post   The Navy suit. Quite possibly the most essential piece of menswear in my opinion. Every man NEEDS to have a navy suit, plain and simple. It Is leaps and bounds better than the basic charcoal grey (and more youthful too) while also being a bit more sartorial. The hue and color of the navy make the colors that you pair it with pop a bit more as opposed to the dullness of the grey. Tom Ford has recently been gaining traction in the menswear world (as if he wasn’t  ...

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The Unstructured Blazer

So sorry for the past 2 weeks of technical difficulties! I haven’t been able to post but have loads of stuff to share with y’all. I am a huge fan of the unstructured blazer. What differentiates it from a typical sportswear jacket is the fact that it either has no lining, or is partially lined. Mine, here from J. Crew is unlined, making it easy to throw on and off, and makes it a bit more versatile. This blazer is really ideal for traveling because of the fact that you can throw  ...

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Color Matching for the Modern Man

Hello and a happy Wednesday to you all! Thanks for popping over to read all about what most men don’t know how to do…. MATCH COLORS.  Ask a man to put together his own outfit these days and it’s as if you asked him to solve world hunger. When I’m working in the studio shooting for e-commerce clients, outfits are presented to me artfully, in a way that blends together the colors of each garment. I’ve been able to craft quite a good vision of what colors I  ...

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Summer Linen (Livin’)

Hey guys! Mondaze. Why not wear your best (or most colorful) suit on Monday to bring you out of the weekend rut? Also quick side note, big thanks to Stanley Korshak (The Shak Man) for hooking me up with these threads. In Texas let’s be honest, it’s hot. You can’t wear wool and it’s even tough to wear that light, year-round wool that most suits favor. So why not linen as an alternative? Breathable, lightweight, and as soft as Charmin, you won’t even notice when  ...

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