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How To Tie A Scarf Chart – 11 Masculine Ways To Tie Scarves
How does a man tie a scarf?
A simple question – but one that has become more complex as the scarf itself has become a more feminine accessory over the last 50 years.
This has led to a shift in how this classic men’s accessory is viewed.
That’s unfortunate.
The scarf is a classic, masculine piece of menswear that serves the functional purpose of protecting the neck.
In most cases – it keeps our necks warm.  But the silk scarf was originally used to protect a pilots neck from chaffing when open cockpits where the rule.  They have also been used for centuries by those living in desert areas to protect from dust and the sun.
So how to tie a scarf in a masculine way?
Well in the below chart I give you eleven techniques – each chose because it is first functional and second because it’ll look great on a masculine physique.
Enjoy!
fashion  menswear 
january 2014 by josephschmitt
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Getting them in brown will mean that you can wear them with almost anything (except black trousers, which you shouldn’t be wearing anyway). I recommend a plain toe design for your first pair, but if that’s too boring for you, you can also get them with a perforated or non-perforated toecap. Any of these will be acceptable in an office environment. You can get a pair at Meermin for about $150.  
menswear 
june 2012 by josephschmitt
Put This On • Your Fall/ Winter Scarf As the temperatures begin...
As the temperatures begin to dip, it will be important for you to have a few scarves on hand. If it’s cold enough, you’ll obviously wear yours with an overcoat or some kind of heavy winter outerwear. If it’s not, however, a scarf can be even more important, as it may be your only source of warmth. 
menswear 
november 2011 by josephschmitt
Put This On • Q and Answer: What Makes a Quality Men’s Hat? Ian...
Ian writes: Your posts have repeatedly stressed the importance of quality hats, and explained that it’s very hard to find any newly made hats that aren’t prohibitively expensive that are of the necessary quality. What, other than the price, separates a $500+ hat from Optimo from, say, something in Goorin’s ~$120 American Made line?

That’s a great question, Ian. There are different kinds of hats, so I’ll address each type separately.
menswear 
october 2011 by josephschmitt
Put This On • Q and Answer: Should I Wear a Sweater with a...
The sweater (or sweater-vest, if you prefer your arms unencumbered) is most at home with a sportcoat ensemble like the one that Jack Nicholson is wearing above. That’s a classic look (particularly with a bow tie, as it reduces the amount of shirt showing in the same way a three-piece would). It’s comfortable and smart.

You can wear a similar combination with a suit, but you should be aware that it will make your ensemble a little less formal. I wouldn’t necessarily wear a sweater vest to a board meeting, but I think it would be fine even in most conservative business dress environments.
menswear 
october 2011 by josephschmitt
Put This On • Q and Answer: Ten In-Between Shoes Matt asks: I...
This is a question we get a lot. For men who want to wear something a little more put-together than their beat-up Nikes, but aren’t yet ready for a full-on sportcoat-trousers-dress-shoes ensemble, is there anything in between?

The simple answer is: yes. Here are ten choices for casual footwear that will keep you a head above the dirty sneaker crowd. (It’s a little tougher in the summer, so I’ll start there - the pictures run left to right and top to bottom.)
menswear 
october 2011 by josephschmitt
Put This On • A Basic Cashmere Wardrobe for Men It doesn’t get...
I like cashmere for my v-necks. It’s warmer relative to its weight than wool, and of course it’s exceptionally soft, as well. It’s also one of the few fabrics that gets better with age. High-quality cashmere, with reasonably attentive care, can last very nearly forever. I think that this is a wardrobe element that’s essential enough that you should look for the best.

But where do you get the good stuff? I wrote a quick guide to finding quality cashmere, but I’ll summarize (OK, probably expand) here.
menswear 
september 2011 by josephschmitt
Five tips on shirts
Shirts are often underrated. Lying beneath tailored jacket and silken tie, they can seem less important than both. But in an age when men usually take off their jacket during the day, indeed often don’t even wear a jacket to the office, the shirt has assumed new importance. So read.
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september 2011 by josephschmitt
Put This On • The Color Purple Most men rely on standard colors...
Most men rely on standard colors for their wardrobe - blues, greys, and browns, in various shades and textures. These are good foundational colors since they’re easy to wear and complement each other well. However, only relying on these colors get a bit boring, and eventually cease to excite the eye. As such, it’s good to have a few secondary colors in your wardrobe just to break things up a bit. Salmon pink, hunter green, and bordeaux are all very nice, but today I’ll talk about purple.
menswear 
september 2011 by josephschmitt
Put This On • Suit Supply’s Made-to-Measure Program Five months...
It turns out Suit Supply might be one of the better made-to-measure values around
menswear 
september 2011 by josephschmitt
AoM » How To Properly Rock A Pocket Square
You have several options on how to fold your pocket square. Some are super simple and others are complex. It all comes down to personal taste. In this post, we’ll discuss three simple folds that every man should master. I’m proud to present the Art of Manliness’ very first video which features my ugly mug demonstrating how to fold them. Below, you’ll find written directions.
menswear 
september 2011 by josephschmitt
Q and Answer: How Much Can My Clothes Be Altered? Mario writes...
It happens to all of us - we put our hand on a perfect garment in a thrift store. We pull it out, and it looks tremendous. We try it on, and it doesn’t quite fit. Immediately, we wonder: can it be altered? Altering second-hand clothes is the same as altering new clothes. Some procedures are possible, some impossible. Some are easy, some difficult. Let’s take it by garment.
menswear 
july 2011 by josephschmitt
Five tips on trousers
5. A beginner’s wardrobe should contain: indigo jeans, grey flannels, cream chinos and brown moleskins. Then branch out into white cotton trousers (not jeans), khakis in earthy colours, and corduroy (to avoid associations with your grandfather, see fit details in point three). Only at that point should you flirt with linen, gabardine and bright colours. The latter, in particular, require a mastery of accessories and buckets of attitude to pull off. You may well have developed those two during the previous, seven-stage trouser journey.
menswear 
july 2011 by josephschmitt
For $50, You Can Buy … This J Crew Irish linen shirt. Some...
For $50, You Can Buy … This J Crew Irish linen shirt. Some people hate how linen holds wrinkles, but I personally love it. Linen has a life to it and looks best when its a bit crumpled - the texture gives the fabric a kind of “lived in” elegance. As long as your linen shirt fits well, these crumples will give you an insouciant look without making you look messy.
menswear 
july 2011 by josephschmitt
Five tips on shirts and ties
The combination of suit, shirt and tie that a man selects in the morning is certainly not the most important thing about what he wears. That would be the quality and fit of the articles themselves. But picking good combinations remains the thing men find it hardest to master – probably because they have such little experience of aesthetic creativity elsewhere.
menswear 
july 2011 by josephschmitt
Niche Market | Hats - WNYC
Springer's tenure at J.J. Hat Center even outlasts that of shop owner, Ida O'Toole. She's been running the place since the late 1990s and said many people on the sales team precede her. According to O'Toole, business has remained strong over the years because of the relationships her salesmen have with customers. O'Toole said a good hat should last a lifetime if you take good care of it. These days, fedoras are a pretty popular hat and though styles have changed over the years, business has been fairly steady. O'Toole said, in a slow week, they usually sell at least 1,000 hats. The hat center first opened in 1911 — 100 years ago this year. O'Toole said there may be some time to celebrate their century of business in the fall, but these days, she and her team are pretty busy just selling hats.
menswear 
june 2011 by josephschmitt
El Cheapo: Introducing The Sartego Watch
But several of you wanted to know what watches I’ve included in some of the outfits I’ve posted recently, so here it is: The brand is called Sartego.
menswear  buylater 
june 2011 by josephschmitt
Put This On • Q and Answer: What Color Shoes Should I Wear With...
Q and Answer: What Color Shoes Should I Wear With a Navy Suit?

Peter writes: I was recently given a fantastic vintage navy blue suit from the ’70s by my father. The only thing stopping me from wearing it every opportunity I have is the fact that I do not know what shoes to wear with it. I have seen images of men wearing brown and black oxfords and derbys and I really have no idea what is correct. Also, how does the choice of shoe alter which sock is appropriate?

What color shoes to wear with a navy suit is a matter of perpetual debate. The general answer is that it depends on the circumstances and personal preference. The specific answer? Well, let’s run it down.
menswear 
june 2011 by josephschmitt
Put This On • J. Hilburn: A Potential Revolution in the Making ...
J. Hilburn: A Potential Revolution in the Making

It’s probably be a bit too early for me to say, but I think J. Hilburn could revolutionize custom clothing.

The current market for custom clothing is, roughly speaking, separated into two camps. On one side, you have custom tailors who typically serve a local area, but sometimes also travel to different cities. All of the best custom clothing operations are of this breed. The problem with these operations is that they tend to be somewhat costly, not only in money, but also time if you don’t happen to live close to the tailor.
menswear 
june 2011 by josephschmitt
2(x)ist men's shapewear sees big bulge in sales - NYPOST.com
Shapewear for men? It's no longer a laughing matter.

A chic men's underwear label is looking to pinch the waists of its clientele, boost their buttocks, and yes -- raise the profile of their packages.
menswear 
june 2011 by josephschmitt

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