Outlining the importance of using collar stays and inexpensive options for replacing them.
Brief comparison between Black Lapel and Indochino custom tailored clothing.
Having just completed a couple of rounds of interviews, I thought I’d do a quick post on proper attire. Conventional wisdom here is to dress for one level above the job that you want. This can be tricky though, so really tailor it to the job/firm that you’re applying to. This was brought up in…Read the Rest
Two new sales on outerwear from Banana Republic and Martin+OSA that I thought you should be made aware of. It’s getting colder out there (if it isn’t already butt-freezing where you’re at), so take advantage if you can. First up, Banana Republic. They’ve sort of fallen out of favor with me, because I’ve seen a…Read the Rest
Reader Ward clued me in on this article from the Wall Street Journal about the acceptability of jeans in previously unlikely places, like the White House. It’s an interesting read though don’t form any conclusions based on the pictures. Photos of Nicolas Sarkozy in stone washed Levi’s, Medvedev in decent jeans but an ill-fitting sport…Read the Rest
I recently drove through downtown during lunch time and it was like a rally for Office Max workers on the streets. I saw so many pleated khaki pants, blue button downs, and white undershirts that I wanted to stop and ask if somebody could help me with my printer cartridge. When it comes to business…Read the Rest
I’ve been struggling with putting together the last outfit from JCrew. It’s supposed to be the dressiest outfit, which is an issue because JCrew has moved to the more casual/traditional end of the style spectrum. They execute this particular brand of style very well, but it’s also not a polished and shiny look (unless you…Read the Rest
The previous parts of this series tackled a casual night out, followed by a slightly dressier occasion. Today will be selecting an outfit for a trendy club/lounge or a nice restaurant. Here is your chance to show a little bit of your style. Previously, it’s been a bit more subtle, yet the outfits maintained a…Read the Rest
If you couldn’t tell I love ties; there’s just something about them. Whether paired with jeans or a suit, I love the contrast that that little bit of color affords. It’s arguably the most masculine article of clothing you can wear regularly (spurs don’t count). And as a man’s style should be generally subtle, the…Read the Rest
Another sale to apprise you of: Brooks Brothers Summer Clearance. Typically, I use BB as a model for old-school fit that you don’t want to emulate, even though their fabric and quality of their garments are very high. But, for business staples you really can’t ignore them, and you can still find some great things,…Read the Rest
Fit rules for purchasing a suit are covered, such as: shoulder width, proper buttoning procedure, sleeve length, and torso shape. Tips for particular body types are also highlighted.
Here’s a classic article I read about a year ago, and still love, about the importance of the necktie. It was penned by Ben Stein for Father’s Day 2008 in response to an article he had read in the Wall Street Journal. It’s a great read, and something I wholeheartedly agree with, even though I…Read the Rest
You know how a shirt should fit. Now, PG will gradually be about adding a bit more modern style into your wardrobe. So, here are a few shirt ideas based on what is stylish now. The easiest way is to stray from solids. That doesn’t mean that solids aren’t modern or that you shouldn’t wear…Read the Rest
I’m consistently amazed as to how often guys neglect to wear pants that fit them properly. Ill-fitting pants may even beat out ugly shoes as the most common mistake made by guys. I’m curious as to if this is because most guys don’t own a full-length mirror and rely upon their bathroom mirror that only…Read the Rest
For Lesson 1 I’m going to borrow an image from the most recent Johnston & Murphy catalog to help punctuate my point about how a shirt should fit (for now, ignore the ugliness of the shirt). Now, this isn’t me bashing J&M. I actually think some of their shoes are fantastic. But, their clothing line…Read the Rest