Can You Get Good Clothes from Fast Fashion Stores?

Fast fashion is – whether we agree with it or not – a large part of clothing today. Retail chain products of the likes of Cotton On, H&M and Zara are seen on people around the nation every day. With the prevalence of fast fashion and the negative connotations that come along with the word such as environmental disrespect and poor quality as the cost of a cheap garment, the question begs to be asked: can you get good clothes from these stores? Continue reading Can You Get Good Clothes from Fast Fashion Stores?

Choosing a Suit Jacket, Pt. 3: The Details

The details can be just as instrumental in making a suit or jacket look great as the cut and fit; with unflattering details, it becomes harder to match the jacket with accessories and shoes. We have covered lapel and fronting, as well as the jacket construction. Now that you have the biggest parts in check, it is time to discuss the details! In this section of the guide we will cover rear vents, pockets, armholes and sleeve buttons. Continue reading Choosing a Suit Jacket, Pt. 3: The Details

Tailored Jackets and Backpacks Do Not Mix

Backpacks and other over the shoulder bags are very popular ways of carrying your things, thanks to the practical nature of them. They are a staple of young people’s accessories. The familiarity means both are popular choices among men entering the professional workforce. Unfortunately, this means they are often worn over suits and blazers; a sure-fire way to ruin the jacket quickly. Continue reading Tailored Jackets and Backpacks Do Not Mix

How to Put Together A Great Tie and Pocket Square Combo

Pairing ties and pocket squares is an art that – when executed well – provides a wonderful playground for self-expression in an otherwise uniform outfit. Making a good combination of patterns and colours seems a very daunting task to many men (I get questions about it regularly!), but it is actually a rather simple undertaking that boils down to one thing: harmony. Continue reading How to Put Together A Great Tie and Pocket Square Combo

Implied Luxury: How Some Labels Can Trick You

These days, businesses have perfected the art of portraying a clothing/accessories brand as a luxury offering. This art has been perfected so much, there is solid marketing theory dedicated to how a brand can position itself as luxury. It makes buying clothing (especially when thrifting) a potentially tricky experience even for a discerning eye, but there are some key pointers that you can follow in order to discover whether an item with luxury looking tags is in fact a luxury item. Continue reading Implied Luxury: How Some Labels Can Trick You