Monthly Archives: July 2019

  • The top 5 colors to choose when wearing a tie

    Is it worth it: Hèrmes ties, guide part 4

    Is a Hermès tie worth the price? Number 6:

    With printed ties, it is a solid color versus with woven ties, it is a kind of golden H symbol that you see and again, every tie is slightly different and only Hermès knows what they do for each specific tie. Fakers, on the other hand, do not and so they often get it mixed up. So objectively, when you get a Hermès tie, you get a high-quality product.

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  • The top 5 colors to choose when wearing a tie

    Is it worth it: Hèrmes ties, guide part 3

    In the US, Hermès ties have a price tag of a $180. In Europe, it is a little less. In Australia, it is a little more but overall, it is right around that price point.

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  • The top 5 colors to choose when wearing a tie

    Is it worth it: Hèrmes ties, guide part 2

    Is a Hermès tie worth the price? Number 2:

    Every season, ten new ones are added as well as old ones are reissued and overall, they have probably created more than 75,000 different color schemes. So between the designs and the colors, there is really a rich archive. Hermès is known for their printed ties especially for their often whimsical animal print ties, horse-inspired prints, as well as geometrical prints, and small micropatterns.

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  • The top 5 colors to choose when wearing a tie

    Is it worth it: Hèrmes ties, guide part 1

    Hèrmes ties history, number 1:

    Hermès is a brand who was founded in 1837 by the German-born Thierry Hermès. Initially, it was a manufacturer of harnesses and brittles for the carriage trade. By 1855, they won their first prize for their quality merchandise and soon thereafter, they would start to expand their products and include things like saddle and leather goods. Now I could fill hours with the intricate history of Hermès but in terms of ties and silk, the home of the Hermès silk since 1937 has been the city of Lyon.

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  • Polo coat guide Polo coat guide

    Polo coat guide part 2

    History of the polo coat, number 5:

    In the 1950s, the once-ubiquitous Camel Hair Coat was overshadowed by the emergence of the all-purpose raincoat with a detachable lining, and the subsequent loss of popularity meant that it could no longer be easily found in stores. As such, it could only be found in the wardrobe of the style-conscious men who deliberately sought to add this classic piece to their repertoire. It resurfaced again briefly in the mid-1980s, but it never became as popular as it was during the ’20s.

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  • Polo coat guide part 1

    History of the polo coat, number 1:

    Originating in England, the Polo coat refers to the loose-fitting, casual style of overcoat that was originally worn by polo players in between chukkers – hence it became known as the Polo Coat or "Wait Coat". Originally, a polo coat was made out of camel’s hair and was designed as a wrap coat. Instead of buttons, it simply featured a belt.

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  • Houndstooth guide

    Houndstooth guide part 7

    The houndstooth is a very versatile pattern. It is equally at home in the Scottish highlands or in a business casual office environment. If worn and paired tastefully with other items, it can look unique but not too flashy. Overall, it is really a pattern that you can sink your teeth into if you know how to wear it well.

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  • Houndstooth guide

    Houndstooth guide part 6

    How to wear and pair houndstooth, number 9: neckwear

    If you are wearing a houndstooth jacket, it is probably best not to also be wearing a houndstooth tie. If that is the case, you could wear a Prince of Wales pattern tie in a somewhat large pattern in a color such as gray or navy. Also, you could be wearing a tie with a Macclesfield neats pattern or a similar sort of micropattern. Of course, going with a solid colored necktie, perhaps a knit tie that provides just a little bit of texture is always a safe and distinguished choice.

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  • Houndstooth guide

    Houndstooth guide part 5

    How to wear and pair houndstooth, number 6: houndstooth suits

    Although houndstooth suits are not necessarily as common as some other pattern types of suits that you will see today, they do, of course, exist. Of course, what this means is that the jacket, vest, and trousers all feature exactly the same houndstooth pattern because they were cut from the same cloth. If you do choose to wear a houndstooth suit, a small subtle check would be the more versatile option. If you were to try to wear a full houndstooth suit featuring a larger style houndstooth check, it would verge on looking like a costume. Go for something smaller and you will look more distinguished.

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  • Houndstooth guide

    Houndstooth guide part 4

    How to wear and pair houndstooth, number 3:

    On the opposite end of the spectrum, houndstooth, as well as other tweed patterns, are not ideally suited for traditional white collar business scenarios. These patterns are a little too rustic and are a little too informal.

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