CATEGORY: STYLE

STYLE TIP: BOAT SHOE DO’S AND DON’TS

Boat shoes have become one of the most classic casual shoe trends in the menswear world.  As the name suggests, they were originally made for sailors and boaters who needed a shoe that would prevent them from slipping on the boat deck.  It didn’t take long, however, for people outside of the boating world to… read more

22 INFLUENCERS TELL US HOW DRESSING BETTER CHANGED THEIR LIFE

There’s no doubt about it—dressing well is a very important part of being a gentleman. In line with this, we always strive to provide you with guides and tips to help you refine your personal style. More and more men are beginning to realize the importance of their appearance. You’ve noticed it. Hell, you’re likely part… read more

A GUIDE TO EVERYDAY CARRY (EDC) BASICS

Form and function, they tend to go go hand-in-hand. This is especially true when comes to the items you carry every day on your person. If it’s something you pick up on the daily without thinking about it, you want it to work with whatever you may be wearing for the day, and to (ideally)… read more

WHAT YOU NEED TO BE BEACH-READY THIS SUMMER

Summer, the season of easy living, is upon us. The grills are on, music festivals are in full force, and the sun is calling to us all. More importantly, beach trips are now in order–it’s time to relax and get your tan on. Trips to the beach are bound to happen on a weekly, if… read more

RULES OF: WEARING SHORTS

Back in the day, shorts (or as they were also more epically called, knickerbockers) were predominantly only meant for children. By the time WWII rolled around, though, shorts were introduced into military uniforms both for comfort in warmer climates and because of fabric rationing. Ever since then, shorts have been working their way into mainstream… read more

BREAKING IT DOWN: A GUIDE TO TROUSER LENGTH

Break: In the world of menswear, a break refers to how much of a crease (“break”) occurs at the bottom of your trousers when they skim your shoes. The way that your pants break can be the difference between whether you outfit looks polished and tailored or frumpy and borrowed. That being said, there is no right… read more

STYLE TIP: 5 OCCASIONS TO WEAR OXFORDS

Many guys tend to divide their shoe collections between casual footwear and formal footwear. Usually, there’s little crossover; sneakers are for running errands and oxfords are for work. Though they might be your go-to for the office, oxfords aren’t just for 9-to-5. The beauty of this shoe is that you can dress it up or… read more

8 ESSENTIAL MEN’S BAG STYLES

Any man looking to improve his personal style inevitably realizes that his bag is not to be disregarded. Or, maybe you hadn’t noticed–maybe that backpack of yours, with its endless amount of compartments, has been so convenient that you hadn’t even given it a second thought. The thing is, though, if you’re wearing the wrong… read more

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COLLAR STAYS

A solid accessory collection is an essential part of any well-dressed man’s wardrobe. Take a look at any sartorially inclined man’s closet; you’ll find a wide range of shoes, ties, and pocket squares. Accessories like these can be conversation starters, adding flair to your look. However, there are also accessories that work behind the scenes,… read more

TREND SPOTLIGHT: CUBAN COLLARS

First things first. No, Cuban collars are not meant to be worn with ties, and yes, we actually really like them. Origin Though Cuban collar shirts found their niche in the US in the 1900s, the origin of this particular shirt style dates as far back as the 18th century in South America, where they… read more

WHAT YOUR FAVORITE SHOES SAY ABOUT YOU

Have you ever stopped to think about the stories your shoes would tell if they could talk? One of them would likely be how they wish you would shine them more often. Every other story, though, would be about you. Footwear says a lot about a man’s character and personal style. Science has even gone… read more

RULES OF: ACCESSORY MATCHING

Accessories are the easiest way to take any ensemble to the next level. A classic watch in a metallic finish gives your look a touch of refinement while a tastefully patterned tie lets your personality come out without you having to say a word. As great as accessories are, it’s easy to go overboard and… read more

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT POCKET SQUARES

We wouldn’t be the first to admit that the concept of a pocket square is a little weird. How on earth could a functionally useless piece of fabric nested inside a pocket be considered “style,” you ask? For some men, pocket squares are still, understandably, regarded as foreign territory. Often times, men who don’t don… read more

HOW TO WEAR A BOLD SUIT

You’ve got your suiting basics down. In your closet, you’ll find tailored charcoal, navy, and khaki suits. Although these suits will take you through the seasons, it’s time to take it the next level. Fall and winter call for heavy, textured fabrics. Spring and summer, on the other hand, encourage you to go bolder. We’re… read more

TREND SPOTLIGHT: DESERT BOOTS

Shoes are, arguably, one of the most (if not the most) important part of your outfit. Not only do they serve a practical function–protecting you from the elements, amongst other things–but they also have the added bonus of making a strong statement about your style. Shoes are one of the first things that will catch… read more

HOW TO ROLL YOUR SLEEVES: 5 FOOLPROOF WAYS

Sun’s out, guns out. As the weather gets warmer, we’ve got rolled sleeves on our minds. Historically, the act of rolling up one’s sleeves has been a symbolic gesture of “getting down to business.” Whether a man was gearing up to perform physical labor, getting ready to throw a punch, or preparing to relax with… read more

6 TAKEAWAYS FROM MEN’S STYLECON

This year, we had the opportunity to attend an event that attracts men’s lifestyle businesses, top content creators, and menswear enthusiasts alike from all over the world. The event in question? Men’s StyleCon, hosted by RealMenRealStyle’s Antonio Centeno and I Am Alpha M.’s Aaron Marino. What started as a one-day gathering in a small brewery in Orange… read more

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? SPORTS JACKET VS. BLAZER VS. SUIT JACKET

If you’ve been following this blog for a while (or even if this is your first read), you probably understand–or are hoping to understand–the emphasis on details when it comes to dressing well. You have an understanding of the foundation behind layering clothes, you take interest in the variety of available suits out there and… read more

WHAT YOUR CHOICE OF COLOR SAYS ABOUT YOU

If you’re like most of us when we’re getting ready in the morning, you might just reach into your closet half-asleep and throw on whatever’s closest. We get it. Choosing certain colors to wear on any given day isn’t really the first thing that comes to mind.  Going for whatever’s close (or whatever’s clean) is… read more

THE BEST AND WORST MENSWEAR TRENDS, ACCORDING TO THE EXPERTS

We’re well into 2016 by now. You’ve most likely already made (and broken?) some resolutions for the year, are we right? Regardless, if you’re like us, the beginning of each year is the time that we do a little bit of a touch-base with our style–a little bit of spring cleaning, so to speak. This is… read more

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