Winter Layering Tips to Stay Warm and Stylish

You can stay warm this winter in style. Here are some things to keep in mind as you pile the layers on.

1. Layer different textures and patterns. Try mixing up some of those things in your closet you wouldn’t normally put together.

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2. Try a monochrome theme. Grays are easy to mix and match and don’t be afraid of adding some camel colored leather accessories like shoes and a belt.

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3. Or do just the opposite. Add layers of vibrant jewel toned colors.

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4. Pair rugged pieces with dapper items. Yes you can wear that down vest with your favorite tie!

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Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

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Men’s Holiday Style

Looking for subtle ways to add a little holiday style to your wardrobe? Here are some quick additions you can make to send your regular wardrobe into the holiday season with style.

1. A red scarf and holiday themed lapel pin will surely get the point across. There are also some great gold lapel pins out there to add a subtle amount of holiday cheer.

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2. A ruby toned tie added to your everyday suit shows class and a red tie also gives off a sense of power.

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3. Army green elements (one of the hottest colors this year in menswear)paired with a red plaid scarf will show off some casual holiday spirit.

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4. A plaid newsboy is a fun way to add some spunk to your holiday gear.

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How do you show off your holiday spirit in a dapper way?

Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

 

Worst Men’s Fashion Trends 2015

As we head into the new year, we truly hope the worst men’s fashion trends of 2015 (and some that have continued into this year from years ago!) will finally come to an end. What are they and how can you avoid these awful faux pas?

1. Deep V neck sweaters.

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Easy fix. Just wear a normal v neck sweater with a button down dress shirt, please.

2. Shorts with coats.

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Fix: One or the other. Not both.

3. Sheer anything.

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Fix: Wear normal opaque clothing!

Now that we have listed the three worst trends let’s move on. What’s worse? A combination of any of the three.

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What’s the absolute worst? All three!

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What other trends are you ready to shed in the new year?

Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

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Style Inspiration: Elbow Patches

I’m sure at this point you have pulled the sweaters out. Today’s style inspiration comes from those sweaters with the super cool professor-like elbow patches. They are great for layering and staying warm this winter.

Here are some real beauties we found. Best news yet? There are three ways to acquire one.

1. Purchase one (duh)

2. Mention it as a gift idea this holiday season.

3. Simply add some elbow patches to your favorite sweater or cardigan.

Don’t forget to add a custom dress shirt to layer beneath.

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What do you think of the patch sweaters? Yay or nay?

Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

Gift Guide: Men with Style Part 2

We have rounded up a few more gifts for you to give or even ask for, dear readers and our favorite men with style.

1. Disposable collar stays. These Fashion Anchors will hold the collar of your custom dress shirt in place. Only $6 for a pack of 12 make them a great stocking stuffer.

2. Flannel Shirts never go out of style and will keep you nice and warm this winter.

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3. Chelsea Boots are so hot this season.  This 1000 Mile Montague Chelsea Boot by Wolverine is a bit dressier than others we have seen and is easy to order from Zappos.

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4. A copy of True Style: The History and Principles of Classic Menswear. G Bruce Boyer wrote this book for the stylish man. $15 on Amazon.

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We will keep the gift guide posts coming! Send me any ideas you have out there, Gents!

Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

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Are Gift Certificates Impersonal?

Gift certificates may be a quick and easy gift to give but are they still considered too impersonal?

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In recent years the negative stigma of gift certificates has begun to fade and many thoughtful friends and family have realized it may actually be the perfect gift. Although you may not know what the recipient would buy within a certain shop, you most likely know where it is they prefer to shop. In my opinion, as long as you are gearing the gift certificate toward their interests, you are in great shape. Now, have I mentioned we offer gift certificates? Click here to find the link to share with YOUR friends and family.

 

Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

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Gift Guide: Men with Style Part 1

Classy guys hang with other classy guys so I thought you, my reader, would appreciate a little help finding the perfect gift for that other dapper guy in your life. As great new finds pop up this month of giving, I will be sure to share!

1. Star Wars Death Star Cufflinks from Neiman Marcus $125

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2. Proper grooming made easy with Kiehl’s Manmade Essentials Starter Kit from Nordstrom for $73 (and free shipping!)

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3. Salvatore Ferragamo Sunglasses for $346 will surely grab some glances from Saks Fifth Avenue

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4. This J.Crew Cashmere Double-Faced Scarf is glen-plaid on one side and gingham on the other. Too cool. $118 

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More gift ideas to come, Gents! Stay tuned.

Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

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Casualwear Tips

Great style tips aren’t only for the dressier days. Today I thought we should talk about casualwear. Casualwear doesn’t have to mean joggers and sneakers and here are some great tips to keep warm this winter and layer with style.

Khakis:

1. Do you avoid chinos?  Time to stop and rethink the khaki pant. Get rid of the  “break” of the cuff  to create less of a frat-boy look.

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2. Try a slim fit, flat front and roll them at the bottom for a more modern look.

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Tee Shirts:

1. When wearing the tee alone, opt for a dark color of black, charcoal, or navy and roll the sleeves once.

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2. When layering, choose tee shirts with shorter sleeves and a shorter tail length so they don’t peek out beneath the top layer.

Denim:

1. Invest in a great denim jacket for more cool layering this fall and winter.

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2. A little more money to invest? Try a raw denim jean. The key is not washing them (don’t worry, you will survive I promise) and they will fit like a dream.

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Shoes:

1. The Chelsea boot is currently the hot boot and shouldn’t be out for quite some years. Grab a pair.

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2. Oxfords never go out of style. To give them a little punch try a more casual oxford in a fun color.

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