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The Gentleman's Guide

White Tie Dress Code vs Black Tie

White Tie Dress Code vs Black Tie

Fashion trends come and go, but Black Tie and White Tie dress codes are as evergreen as they come.

For this holiday season, consider treating yourself to a White Tie occasion, and feel instantly confident and elegant in your skin. 

Let’s address at the different dress codes, look at which is more formal, and which type of events call for which attire.

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When to Wear a Bow Tie

When to Wear a Bow Tie

If you are among those distinguished gentlemen who wear a bow tie most every day, the question is not When to wear a bow tie? but rather, When not to wear a bow tie?

Both are good questions that warrant comprehensive answers. Read along to learn the ins and outs of where and when to wear a bow tie.

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Cocktail Attire for Weddings & Beyond - a Men’s Style Guide

Cocktail Attire for Weddings & Beyond - a Men’s Style Guide

One dress code that frequently perplexes men is cocktail attire. 

Fortunately, cocktail attire is pretty straightforward. Likely, you already have all the foundational pieces in your closet. No need to wonder how you should dress for that wedding cocktail party and other events - we’ve got you covered!

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Liberty London Fabric: A Fashion Tale

Liberty London Fabric: A Fashion Tale

Those unfamiliar with the British luxury brand may wonder what's so special about Liberty London fabric. Yet those who have even one piece in their collection will happily share some insight! 

Established nearly 150 years ago, Liberty is a veritable design institution that symbolizes quality, celebrates heritage, encourages whimsy, champions artistry, and empowers self-expression. 

But who is the powerhouse behind this beloved brand, and what of this prized Liberty London fabric?

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Keep It Interesting With These Bow Tie Knots

Keep It Interesting With These Bow Tie Knots

Modern gentlemen tend to tie their bows in a standard and consistent way, which may suggest that there aren’t other, perhaps fancy bow tie knots.

Not so! As bow tie history plainly shows, there are numerous different bow tie knots to play with. We'll show you how to tie them in this in-depth guide. 

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Suit Alterations: Your Complete Guide

Suit Alterations: Your Complete Guide

A good suit will see you through years of celebrations and events. The definition of a “good suit” will differ from one person to the next, though. For some, it’s a well-priced article of clothing that fits the bill; for others, it’s a bespoke garment that fits to perfection. In all cases, suit alterations may be required over the life of the ensemble. 

Here, we’ll walk you through what can and cannot be altered in a suit, how much men’s suit alterations cost, and how long it may take for the suit to be right-sized and returned to you.

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Periwinkle: What’s in a Color?

Periwinkle: What’s in a Color?

Whether you insist it’s periwinkle blue or periwinkle purple, Pantone’s Color of the Year 2022 - Very Peri - is a stunning hue with a rich and somewhat mysterious history to match.

The periwinkle color is terrifically handsome alongside a broad spectrum of colors to boot - making it an excellent choice in bow ties and other fine menswear accessories for Spring, Summer, and beyond. 

Learn all about the periwinkle color and how you can incorporate it into your style this year. 

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What is Grosgrain?

What is Grosgrain?

Grosgrain is used in garments and accessories for men, women and children. It also has numerous applications beyond attire. But what is grosgrain? Is it a fabric? A weave? How do you say the word, and what does it mean? 

Here, we’ll answer all of these questions, and showcase some of our favorite R. Hanauer grosgrain accessories. 

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