Ask Mrs Tailor: Valentine's Day Advice

Ask Mrs TailorBefore I begin, I want to introduce myself: I am Mrs. Tailor, the better half of Mr. Tailor. Many of you have been asking him fashion-related questions, so I felt it was time to for a woman’s perspective. After all, when it comes to fashion, women often know what’s best. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you are going to do, and most importantly, what you are going to wear. Personally, I believe that every holiday is a great chance to show off your charm, especially when it comes to impressing a lady. Valentine’s Day is the one day a year that expectations are high, so let’s talk about how you’re going to woo your dream woman.


A Guide to Corduroy

Do you have some corduroy in your wardrobe? If you don’t you’re missing out on a warm, stylish fabric that can add versatility and texture to your wardrobe. Here’s a guide for corduroy, the fabric of 2015.


Ask The Tailor: New Year's Resolutions and Casual Fridays

Out with 2014 and in with 2015, and not a moment too soon. It’s time to flip the calendar and set our sights on a new year.

Do you have any resolutions for ’15? The Tailor does. I’m finally going to shed those extra 15 pounds that Mrs. Tailor has been nagging me about. It would help if she’d stop making my favorite dish --- Lamb Goulash. But there’s no treadmill in my future, The Tailor is going to cut back on the portion sizes and also embark once again on my favorite physical activity --- swimming. Watch out for my swimcap-covered head in Chesapeake Bay, my friends. Happy New Year to all of you!


25 Gifts For The Man Who Is Impossible To Shop For

Everyone knows someone like him.

He’s the guy who never seems to need anything. The guy who already has the cool gadget you just found out about. The man who shrugs when you ask him what he wants for his birthday.

He’s The Man Who’s Impossible to Shop For.

He may also go by any of these monikers: Brother, Uncle, Neighbor, Co-Worker, Boss. Best Friend, Roommate, Husband, Grampa, Dad.

Whoever he is, he’s out there and the clock is ticking toward the holiday (and he probably already has a cool watch).

Here are 25 things you can get The Man Who’s Impossible to Shop For this holiday season.


Ask The Tailor: Cuffed Jeans and Tie Clips

The Tailor - Tailored ManHello again my fashion-conscious friends. This month I discuss cuffed jeans, the tie clip, and make a return to the topic of pocket squares just briefly. Enjoy and keep the questions coming!

What should I know about tie clips?

Pete in Alexandria, VA

Just like in real estate, when it comes to tie clips it’s all about location, location, location. The clip should never be too high and never too low. Please don’t ever wear your tie clip on an angle (don’t be that fella), and don’t wear it if it’s not necessary. If you’re wearing a vest or waist coat, leave the tie clip in the drawer. We have a more detailed look at tie clips on our blog.