Men’s guide to baptism attire

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A baptism or christening is a joyous occasion for new parents as well as family and friends.
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The baptism or christening of a baby is a happy occasion, so although it’s still a formal event, there’s room for a little playfulness in your attire. Let the nature of the celebration, and the venue where it will be held, set the tone for how far you can push the boat out with your personal sense of style.

Not sure what to wear to a baptism or christening? Whether you’re a proud parent, member of the family, godparent or friend, our guide will help you welcome the new baby into the world in style.

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America’s best male grooming bloggers

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Get inspired by the top male skincare bloggers in the business.
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Male grooming is big business, but when there’s so much ‘helpful’ advice out there, how do you know which sources to trust? To help you tell fact from fiction, we’ve scoured the web to find some of America’s best male grooming blogs – guys who know their stuff. Enjoy.

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Men’s guide to gala event attire

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Not sure what to wear to a black tie event? We’ve got you covered.
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If you’re attending a formal event with photographers – we’ll help you stand out from the crowd in all the right ways. Check out our tips before you step foot on the red carpet and avoid a fashion faux pas.

Whether it’s an awards ceremony or charity gala dinner, every detail matters at black tie events. From the tips of your polished Oxford shoes to the point of your carefully folded silk pocket square, everything you wear should exude a sense of effortless elegance. If you’re not sure what passes muster when it comes to gentlemen’s evening wear, fear not – we’ve got you covered.

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How to save a stained silk tie

A silk tie smartens up any outfit
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It happens to the best of us. You’re deep in discussion over a bowl of spaghetti, when the marinara strikes. With a sinking heart you realize you now have an ugly stain on your favorite silk tie.

A stylish silk knot raises a plain shirt to a whole new level, but unfortunately your tie is also located directly in the splash zone for many a messy meal. Should disaster strike, here’s our best advice on how to save your stained silk tie. Try these tips before throwing in the towel…

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Men’s suits – the ultimate guide (infographic)

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Need a new suit, but can’t decide between navy pinstripe or charcoal? The choice of cut, color and cloth can be overwhelming. The ultimate guide to men’s suits unpicks the confusing terminology so you can shop smart for your next suit.

Should your pants have a half break, or no break? Do you need Italian or English vents? And is it better to wear a woolen herringbone or a polyester pinstripe?

We’ve tailored our infographic guide to answer all of these questions and more, so you have the confidence to choose the right men’s suit, and look great wearing it.
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Why your leather shoes squeak

Look after your shoes carefully to prevent the squeak

Look after your shoes carefully to prevent the squeak
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You ride the elevator to the top floor management suite. You step into the corridor, exchange a polite “good morning” with the Senior VP and make your way towards the corner office.

Now turn the sound on: “Step, eek, step, eek.” With shoes that sound like tortured mice, is it any wonder you still work in the mail room? Here’s how to prevent the squeak, make a good first impression and boost your career!
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Men’s dress codes infographic

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From black tie events through to ‘come as you are’ gatherings, there are loads of different dress codes men need to figure out in order to make a good impression.

Do you know the etiquette for white tie invitations, or the difference between ‘business casual’ and ‘casual’? When is it OK to wear your favorite pair of Chelsea boots? And is it ever acceptable to wear boat shoes to work?

Check out our infographic below to decipher dress code dilemmas in no time.
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How to choose and wear a pocket watch

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Pocket watches –  By order of the Peaky Blinders
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Everyone loves a good British period TV show, so it’s no surprise the gritty crime family drama Peaky Blinders (aired on BBC America and Netflix) has proven extremely popular.

With their stylish tweed jackets, period flat caps, and those snazzy pocket watches, the crime lords of Peaky Blinders certainly look like men who get things done. And while we’re not advocating running your own crime ring, there’s nothing wrong with channeling the confidence of a dapper Edwardian criminal. Picking a classy pocket watch is a great place to start – read on to discover how to choose and wear one with style.
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US to UK men’s clothing translation infographic

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Ever wondered why the British blush when you compliment their pair of pants? Despite how much we have in common with our UK cousins across the pond, tiny differences in vocabulary can lead to massive confusion. Check out our handy clothing translations and you’ll never find yourself scratching your head in confusion again.

So what exactly is a balaclava? Why wouldn’t most British gentlemen be seen dead in suspenders? Our simple guide to men’s clothing terminology answers all these questions and more.
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What is moleskin?

No moles are harmed in the making of this fabric

No moles are harmed in the making of this fabric
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If you’re an animal lover, you’ll be happy to know that no moles are harmed in the making of your moleskin pants or jacket. But if it’s not made from animal hide, where does moleskin come from?

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