Archive for July, 2013

Television Neckties: The Necktie Comeback

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
Channel you inner Mad Man!

Channel your inner Don Draper!

From the Great Gatsby to Mad Men, neckties are making their way back into popular culture! The necktie used to be worn by men of higher status, and was an absolute must-have accessory for many years. Throughout time, men’s style become more relaxed, and the widespread wearing of ties became a thing of the past, or something required for only formal events. However, now more and more men are once again introducing this masculine accessory back into their wardrobe. Whether opting for an easy men’s clip on tie, or the classic do it yourself, wearing a tie can help people perceive you as more of a gentleman and help you achieve a more cohesive look overall. Why is the necktie making such a big comeback? It could because many television shows and films feature characters who wear a necktie, and wear it well. Below are our top 5 stylish men’s television shows:

  1. Suits (USA Network): Suits, a USA Network drama series is a show about lawyers and their law firm. The two main characters are always dressed well, and the wearing of neckties is very prominent.
  2. Mad Men (AMC): A men’s style favorite! The many men of Mad Men almost are never seen without a beautifully tied necktie adorning their necks.
  3. How I Met Your Mother (CBS): Barney Stinson, a fan favorite of How I Met Your Mother is always dressed in full suit and tie. Primetime never looked better!
  4. House of Lies (Showtime): This hilarious and often dramatic series is full of style! The characters are always seen in full suit and tie!
  5. Boardwalk Empire (HBO): Thick knots and wide ties are a favorite on this Prohibition based drama series! Three piece suits never looked better.

Look As Good As Your Tie

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Look as good as yoru tie

Neckties are an absolute must for many gentlemen around the world, and many men are rarely ever seen without a necktie or clip on tie around their necks. The necktie, a quintessential gentleman’s accessory, isn’t the only detail a man needs to look his very best! Many men often neglect a proper grooming regimen, but taking care of your skin and overall appearance is the best way to truly look your best. Before you clip on your tie, or tie it yourself, consider adding the following grooming tips to your routine.

  • Exfoliate: Exfoliating helps get rid of dead skin cells and even prepares hair for a closer and more effective shave. Exfoliating 3 times a week can truly make a huge different to the appearance of your skin.
  • Trim eyebrows and Nose hairs: There are a variety of electric trimmers on the market that are priced reasonably, but tweezers also do the trick. Unsightly hairs sticking out of your brow line and nose can make you appear unkempt and sloppy. Keep hairs short and manageable every time they get out of hand.
  • Don’t overdo the fragrance: When it comes to cologne, less is always more.
  • Use a face wash: Never use a bar soap on your face, find a face wash that caters to your specific skin type and keep your face clean daily.
  • Moisturize: Use a moisturizer with a sun block in it to help avoid wrinkles and aging skin.  Your face will thank you!

However basic, the above tips are easy to overlook, especially for the man on the go. Next time you wake up and start your morning routine, make sure you look as good as your necktie!