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How to combine ties and pocket squares

Combining accessories with the rest of your outfit is basically a mine field where only good taste can guide you. However in terms of accessorizing keeping your choices simple and restrained will take you far. Therefore it is good to learn how to combine ties and pocket squares. In this post I briefly show you how to combine different kind of ties and pocket squares. And I do it with four different ties and two pocket squares. As you know, the three most essential ties every man should have are navy blue grenadine tie, brown shantung tie and gray wool tie. In general I personally value plain ties with interesting textures. However, instead of those three I have here chosen four...

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How to tie a tie?

How to tie a tie is a topic many guys keep asking and thinking. And actually internet is also full of different guides and even videos about "how to make the right tie knot"? However those videos and guides usually just gives you technical instructions for different types of tie knots. To know the different types and possibilities is important but even more you should focus on the question how to tie a good looking knot and keep in mind that in the end there's no right or wrong way to tie a tie, but only the ways you like to tie it. This is the answer I usually give whenever someone asks me how I like to tie my...

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DLA featured @ Monsieur Fox series "A look into"

Pictures shown above are a throwback from last spring (from review how to wear blue&burgundy) but the reason for posting them again is really the pocket square I am wearing in those pics. A pocket square by The Monsieur Fox. Recently I got the honor to be featured at their series called "A look into" and answer a few questions about my personal style. If you haven't yet read it, check it out at Monsieur Fox website. And also take a look at earlier posts featuring some accessories from the this company that wants to offer those little pieces of "Everyday Elegance" to every man's life.

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Printed silk tie with a gray suit

For guys who wear a suit for work 5 days a week a printed silk tie could be claimed as a wardrobe staple. This kind of a tie is an easy way to bring a little contrast and variation to your rotation. They work nicely with plain navy or gray suits as well as they do with more relaxed sport coats or blazers. Small pattern printed silk ties are perfect business ties. If you happen to like them, there are a few things that are good to keep in mind. Chestnut brown / cognac colored cap-toe adelaide oxfords by Alfred Sargent. I've had these shoes for almost 4 years but they are still looking like almost new. Sum-up - printed silk tie goes...

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Briefcase for business

A man who wears a suit for work or who needs to carry a laptop and a bunch of papers from one meeting to another simply needs a bag. But what kind of a bag? Some may value a back bag or some kind of a tote for example but for most of men the choice is a briefcase of some kind. And what kind of briefcase for business should you choose? "25-hour Palissy briefcase" by Oppermann London is a great option for short business trips but it might be a bit too big to serve as a daily work-briefcase. Sum up - 5x briefcase for business There are multiple good options for those looking for that perfect briefcase. In the end...

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