A Gentleman's Guide to Surviving the Winter

You’re a manly man - you should be able to handle a little chill in the air. And by that, we mean you should be savvy enough to dress appropriately for winter weather. The secret is to be well prepared in the clothing and accessory department. And it’s never a bad idea to have a little something extra for a potential lady friend who will most certainly ask for your coat or scarf.

Wool Socks and Lined Hat

The head and feet are where most heat escapes you. Cover those up and you’re golden. Wool socks and a lined hat are garments worth the splurge. You want them to last for years and actually provide warmth. Stop buying those cheap beanies and socks that will get holes in them after only a few wears. Choose some nice wool socks that will keep those toes warm, and pair them with a statement hat. Depending on where you reside, you may want to get your hands on a shearling or fur-lined hat: they always do the trick.

Wear the Right Undergarments

Don’t overlook something as simple as the right undergarments when dressing for the cold.  The smartest trick in the book is layering; it allows you to remain stylish on the outside while being nice and warm on the inside. Plus, your lady friend won’t even notice the layers underneath all that charm. And you may laugh now, but long johns are magical. Invest in a few good pairs and you’ll have the last laugh when the weather drops below freezing.

Suit with Thicker Fabric

Suits are seasonal, so you’ll need a warmer version for the colder months. You best believe we’ve got you covered – literally. We love heavier fabrics for the cold, like tweed, wool, herringbone, and cashmere. These fabrics will keep you feeling warm and looking good. A suit in thicker fabric also allows you to play with different textures and mix fabrics, which is a huge trend right now. Contact the Tailor and let us help you create the perfect winter suit.

Besides staying warm, you also need to protect your mental state. The grey skies can start to weigh you down, so arm yourself with other things to keep you a happy bloke!

Read More...
 

Why You Deserve a Custom Suit and Details to Consider before Purchase

Some men are left in the dark for much of their lives - some even die without a custom suit. Don’t let that be you. It’s time to purchase a bespoke suit. Your personal style is unique and deserves a standout suit.

Yes, custom suits can start to get expensive, but can you really put a price tag on looking good? Only men wear custom, and you are a man.

Before buying your first custom suit, there are some details to ponder. Doing just a little research beforehand to see exactly how you’d like a suit to fit will go a long way when you’re standing with Mr. Tailor.

Some questions should be considered before seeing the tailor. Questions like will this be an everyday suit? What cut do you like? What size lapels do you want? How many buttons?

Read More...
 

Sunglass Guide for the Suave Man

We believe the combination of a nice tailored suit and sunglasses is one of the top five looks to master in your lifetime, so get on with it and determine which best suits you.

Sunglasses offer a way to express your personal style, so it’s important to find a pair that you feel confident in to give off just the correct amount of “I got it going on” vibe.

But it doesn’t stop there; there is a need for sunglasses when you are outside being active. If you typically are very casual on the weekends but dressed to the nines on weekdays, purchasing two pairs for the different looks may be your best bet.

Simen Haidery, sales supervisor at Lens Crafters’ Tysons Corner location, shares that many active customers who desire the sports look prefer brands such as Oakley and Maui Jim. Other customers looking for sunglasses to go with their suit usually choose Tom Ford, Gucci, or Brooks Brothers. However, some men choose to just go with one pair that will work across all looks.

Are you at a loss for which sunglasses to choose? Use our guide below to determine which type works well for your face shape, and then compare with the current popular sunglass styles to find the finest look for you.

Read More...
 

The Tailored Man Proudly Supports

Serving those who have served our country

 

 

The easy work has been done.

The online application has been submitted, the phone screen has been completed, the 100-question personality assessment is in the books, and the phone interview is done. All of them were completed with ease. The company liked what they heard so much that they want to bring you in for an in-person interview, and would like to see your resume.

It may sound like the easy work has been done, but anyone who has been through the process of finding a job knows that the hard work is yet to come.

In addition to conveying your expertise through paper or over the phone, impressing potential employers with your knowledge and demeanor in person is just as important. And believe it or not, the way you dress plays a part. Getting your look right for an interview can be a daunting task, and sometimes can be what makes or breaks one’s chances of getting a job.

Read More...
 

The 44 Best Presidential Biographies

Read the definitive list of presidential biographies and become a better man.

You’re a man of impeccable swagger. Your friends come to you for style advice, and you turn heads anywhere you go. But being a man of impeccable style isn’t just about looking or acting the part - you have to BE the part. It’s not just about looking great at parties – it’s about having something great to talk about at parties, too.

What better to talk about at parties than your journey through reading the best biographies written about each president? Especially since 2016 is an election year.

Besides teaching you how to be a man, answering the ever-dubious question of if you can wear white after Labor Day, and giving you a list of the best books to read, we’ve curated a list of the best presidential bios. Through this list – ranging from 200-page bios to four-volume works that took three decades to complete – you’ll gain an understanding about each president – some were even men of impeccable style and grandeur. You’ll make your friends jealous (have any of THEM ever read a biography on each president?), and you’ll continue to be the most interesting man in the room.

And if someone ever asks who popularized the word “okay,” you’ll be able to answer (that was Martin Van Buren, by the way).

Read More...