How to match your tie to your outfit

This video was requested quite a few times in recent months and I finally had the chance to record it this weekend, albeit in a somewhat constrained timeframe. Nonetheless, I was able to present general rules about picking ties and then demonstrate how I would pick a tie for one of my own outfits. I [...]

Suits and correct posture

When we wear suits, even without realizing it, our body adjusts its posture to fit the clothes better. Depending on their cut, they may pull on our shoulders or the back of our neck, even imperceptibly, distorting our posture over the course of our day. Even more so, sleeves and shoulders may also not allow [...]

How to pair shoes with pants

While it's good to have variety in your outfits and to sometimes break the rules when it comes to choosing what you wear, it's also important to know how things go together. As Picasso used to say, you need to know the rules before you can break them. With that in mind, I'd like to [...]

Character, Body, Clothes and Behavior

In this video, I talk about four layers of one's being that make up a gentleman -- or any man worth his salt for that matter. As we stand in the core, the very substance of a man, the most inner layer is his character and looking outward, we see the other layers: the body, [...]

Cold weather clothing

I thought I'd do something a little bit different for this topic and publish photos of some of my cold weather clothes. I want to give you some ideas of what to look for in materials and what you can combine in terms of color and texture. Warm weather may be on the way but [...]

A brief history of clothes

“Vain trifles as they seem, clothes have, they say, more important offices than to merely keep us warm. They change our view of the world and the world's view of us.” ― Virginia Woolf, Orlando Clothing may have been around for hundreds of thousands of years, with some scientists proposing that it may have been [...]

Textiles, fabrics and cloth

“What a strange power there is in clothing.” ― Isaac Bashevis Singer Cloth is such a basic part of our lives that most of us don't give it a second thought as we wear it. We're concerned mostly with its color and the way it looks, but how did it get that way? How is [...]