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2013

Do You Know How to Dress for Sales Meetings?

Have you ever felt suspicious or wary of someone who's making a pitch to you because their appearance did not give you a sense of trust? Wearing the wrong clothes to a sales meeting can cost you a sale. Here's what you need to know to crack that deal and meet your sales targets every time. more »

Section: Dressing for the Occasion - Blog

29 Dec 2013

How to Dress for Meetings - Introduction

Does the way you dress for a meeting influence its outcome? If you think it does, you'll love to learn these new techniques for dressing to influence those you meet, before you say a single word. Your appearance and body language will win you half the battle; you'll have to win the rest of it by yourself. more »

Section: Dressing for the Occasion - Blog

25 Dec 2013

How To Look Sharp While Traveling the World

While traveling is a more casual occasion today, you can still set yourself apart from the crowd by dressing smartly. Use these tips to familiarise yourself with the characteristics of stylish travel clothing and their essentials, and you’ll turn heads no matter what your mode of transportation. more »

Section: Dressing for the Occasion - Blog

16 Dec 2013

How to Actually Layer Clothes to Keep Warm

Which keeps you warmer in cold weather, one thick jacket or several thinner layers of clothing? Surprisingly, several layers of thin garments beats a solitary jacket for keeping you warm. Here's the nuances of layering your clothes to keep warm and stylish when the weather turns frigid. more »

Section: Dressing for the Occasion - Blog

08 Dec 2013

Do You Know How to Rock Your Summer Style?

Natural fibres and loose-fitting clothes paired with appropriate shoes and head gear will keep you cool in the hottest conditions. Learn how to balance your summer outfits based on the weather and avoid breaking into a sweat, even as others around you perspire freely. more »

Section: Dressing for the Occasion - Blog

07 Dec 2013

Men's Summer Style Essentials: Shirts and Jackets

It seems like you’ve just nailed the basics of dressing smartly when life hands you a curve ball – summertime heat. While you still want to channel that sharp, sartorial style you’ve worked so hard to cultivate, you’d like to feel cool and comfortable as well. more »

Section: Dressing for the Occasion - Blog

30 Nov 2013

How to Dress for a First Date

You know dressing appropriately for that first date is vital, but you may be unsure of exactly how to go about it. Here's the lowdown on what to wear to make sure the first impression is not the last impression. more »

Section: Dressing for the Occasion - Blog

21 Nov 2013

What to Wear to Funerals

Typically, funerals are solemn occasions, and they have a dress code all their own. Here's a simple guide to decoding the mystery of what to wear at funerals to make sure you project the proper image. more »

Section: Dressing for the Occasion - Blog

10 Nov 2013

Do You Know What to Wear to Religious Services?

Men, when you visit a place of worship or a place of religious significance, whether as believers or as guests, always show respect for others and their beliefs as well as for yourself. Do this by following the unstated dress code and not dressing below it. more »

Section: Dressing for the Occasion - Blog

06 Nov 2013

Party Hard: Best Outfit Ideas for Receptions and Parties

Formal, semi-formal, business casual or casual - who can remember all those dress codes? Deciding if certain events are formal or casual is not as simple as one could wish. more »

Section: Dressing for the Occasion - Blog

29 Oct 2013

What to Wear the First Week on the Job

The first week on the job is the start of your corporate career. It is the perfect time to make impressions, to learn the subtle nuances behind office dress codes, and to ensure you fit in. more »

Section: Dressing for the Occasion - Blog

21 Oct 2013

What Should I Wear on a First Date?

Ah, the sweet dilemma of what to wear on the first date! Should you opt for the security of a tailor made suit, or venture into uncharted waters with a more casual look? more »

Section: Dressing for the Occasion - Blog

16 Oct 2013

The Guy's Guide to Graduation Attire: Keeping It Simple

Graduation ceremonies have specific dress codes regardless of whether you attend as a guest or a participant. Respect the efforts underlying yours or others achievements by learning about the significance of the event and picking a suitable outfit to show your respect and good manners. more »

Section: Dressing for the Occasion - Blog

07 Oct 2013

Do You Know What to Wear When You are Invited to a Wedding?

Being invited to a wedding is a big deal. Since it is a special day for two individuals as well as their respective families, you need to dress smartly to show respect yet in a manner that does not overshadow the bridegroom. Here's how to crack the code on wedding attire for male guests whether the invitation specifies a dress code or not. more »

Section: Dressing for the Occasion - Blog

05 Oct 2013

Cracking the Dress Codes for Men's Attire

Do dress codes make you feel confused and hot under the collar? Is it annoying to try to decipher invitations and figure out what sort of outfit is appropriate for which occasion? No worries, here's the essential information you need on various dress codes such as Black Tie, Black Tie Optional, Semi-formal, Business Casual and Casual. more »

Section: Dressing for the Occasion - Blog

25 Sep 2013

How to Wear Braces

Suspenders, braces or a belt – which is best for holding your trousers up? Is there a preferred option prescribed by fashion or dress code regulations, or is it a matter of personal choice? The well-dressed man knows braces do more than just hold up trousers – they are stylish, practical and at times, a formal necessity. Here’s a quick guide to the basics so you can decide when to wear them and when to skip them. more »

Section: Formalwear and Accessories - Blog

15 Sep 2013

What Is the Only Jewelry Men Should Wear?

Although men traditionally do not wear as much jewelry as women, there are some accessories that enhance your appearance and could be worn on appropriate occasions. Here’s some surprising things your probably did not know about the importance of men's watches, cufflinks, tie accessories and rings. more »

Section: Formalwear and Accessories - Blog

08 Sep 2013

Do You Know How to Wear a Boutonniere?

If you think adorning your clothes with flowers is only for women, think again. Over the ages, poets, warriors and statesmen all wore flowers on their lapels. While it is still appropriate for men to wear flowers in today’s world, it’s important to know which occasions call for flowers and how to wear those blooms properly . more »

Section: Formalwear and Accessories - Blog

06 Sep 2013

Do You Know How to Wear Your Tuxedo Properly?

Do you know how to wear your black tie appropriate attire, including your tuxedo, properly? After all, anyone can wear a tuxedo, but not every man can rock his tux and make a statement. If you want all eyes to be on you, here’s all you need to know. more »

Section: Formalwear and Accessories - Blog

31 Aug 2013

Do You Know How to Choose the Best Men's Trench Coats?

Ah, the functionality of the old school trench coat. It’s a classic - every man needs one in his wardrobe arsenal. However, while it is a versatile piece of outerwear, today’s contemporary styling touches transform this timeless workhouse into fashion forward masterpieces that will have you channeling your inner Bogart in high style. more »

Section: Inclement Weather Wear - Blog

22 Aug 2013

How to Pick the Best Sweaters to Accessorize Your Wardrobe

Sweaters are an inexpensive way to add versatility and colour to your wardrobe. Bulky knits keep you warmer in the fall and make dressing for inclement weather easy and fashionable. more »

Section: Inclement Weather Wear - Blog

15 Aug 2013

How to Get the Best Fit in Men's Sweaters

Sweaters are an important mix and match component of a man's wardrobe, but it's critical to get the right fit. Altering a sweater is a time-consuming, expensive procedure, and you'd be hard pressed to find a tailor willing to take on such a task. Here's our advice for getting the best fit. more »

Section: Inclement Weather Wear - Blog

05 Aug 2013

How to Pick a Quality Men's Sweater

Whether you need to dress up or dress down, sweaters offer some of the most attractive, affordable style options for a man’s wardrobe. So, if you always thought sweaters were just for warmth, buckle your seat belt. We’re going to teach you how to pick the best sweaters for your lifestyle and your budget. more »

Section: Inclement Weather Wear - Blog

29 Jul 2013

What to Look for in Stylish Men’s Overcoats

When the weather outside is frightful, most men rely on an overcoat as their outer garment of choice. In addition to keeping you warm regardless of temperature, they also enhance your appearance, given their inherent stylish, sleek look. more »

Section: Inclement Weather Wear - Blog

26 Jul 2013

A Man's Guide on Socks

Socks may be among the smallest things you wear with your outfit. They will easily be dwarfed and overshadowed by your classic men's suit, necktie or bowtie, belt and other accessories. However, wearing an inappropriate pair of socks at the wrong occasion could lead to the wrong kind of attention. Learn the common rules concerning socks. Learn the nuances behind the construction of socks and how to choose the fibre of socks from among various types. more »

Section: Men's Footwear - Blog

16 Jul 2013

DIY: How to Waterproof Your Shoes

Your dress shoes are an expensive investment and prone to damage by water exposure. However, you have the solution at your fingertips when you learn how to waterproof them. more »

Section: Men's Footwear - Blog

12 Jul 2013

Shoes Every Man Should Own: 7 Shades of Footwear

If you think footwear is an insignificant part of your social currency, think again. An Esquire survey revealed a shocking number of women think their man needs a style-changing shoe makeover. (Read on for more details.) Here’s your guide to selecting the best shoes for men. more »

Section: Men's Footwear - Blog

03 Jul 2013

How to Spot Quality in Men's Dress Shoes

Are you a savvy shoe buyer, familiar with the quality nuances of specific shoes? Can you tell the difference between shoes from a mass market retailer or those from a high-end fashion house? If you want to learn more about shoe quality, here's what you need to know. more »

Section: Men's Footwear - Blog

28 Jun 2013

Men's Guide to Custom Made Shoes

Once upon a time, no self-respecting gentleman would have worn anything but custom made shoes and boots. But, the availability of inexpensive footwear relegated custom shoes to the background. However, the well-dressed gent knows that just like nothing feels as good as a custom made suit, nothing makes your feet feel better than custom made shoes. more »

Section: Men's Footwear - Blog

21 Jun 2013

How to Buy the Best Boots for Every Occasion

Your boots were certainly made for walking. However, if you can't tell a western boot from a hiking boot, here's what you need to know about the features of various types of boots so you'll know when and where to wear each. more »

Section: Men's Footwear - Blog

09 Jun 2013

When and Where Can I Wear My Athletic Shoes?

Have you ever seen men dressed in classic men's suits wearing athletic shoes? How did you feel? If you felt something was amiss, you're right. Here's what you need to know to avoid this fashion faux pas. more »

Section: Men's Footwear - Blog

06 Jun 2013

Do You Know How to Pick the Best Men's Casual Shoes?

When it comes to casual footwear, men seldom explore the totality of their options. After all, it's easier and safer to stick with a tried and true shoe than it is to venture into the uncharted waters of casual foot gear. Fortunately, we've rounded up the facts so you can assign a place in your wardrobe to these other footwear options and finish off your casual outfits with a new type of footwear, each time you head out. more »

Section: Men's Footwear - Blog

31 May 2013

Do You Know How to Pick the Best Men's Dress Shoes?

The well-dressed man knows his shoes are a key element of his overall appearance and can make or break that vital first impression. After all, you don't want to be seen in your casual slip-ons when your oxfords would be more appropriate footwear. more »

Section: Men's Footwear - Blog

24 May 2013

How to Avoid Buying Mistakes When Choosing Men's Footwear

Shoes adds variety to your wardrobe and keep you from making fashion mistakes by wearing inappropriate footwear. more »

Section: Men's Footwear - Blog

18 May 2013

Do You Know How to Pick the Perfect Pocket Square?

Wouldn't life be simple if all you needed to know was how to tuck your pocket square into your suit's breast pocket? While it's not complicated, you do need some basic knowledge about how patterns, fabrics and colours impact your handkerchief selections. more »

Section: Neckties, Bowties, and Pocket Squares - Blog

09 May 2013

How to Fold a Pocket Square: 3 Stylishly Simple Ways

When it come to pocket squares, the wearer usually knows what he wants, arranges it just so, and then wears it as a proud symbol of his fashion prowess. Here's how to fold a pocket square like a pro. more »

Section: Neckties, Bowties, and Pocket Squares - Blog

01 May 2013

Do You Know How to Wear a Pocket Square?

Some men's accessories, like pocket squares, seem to be clothed in a aura of perceived difficulty. In reality, wearing a pocket square is easy and adds a dashing fashion touch to any outfit. Here's the "rules" for wearing them as well as some shortcuts to avoid. more »

Section: Neckties, Bowties, and Pocket Squares - Blog

24 Apr 2013

Do You Know How to Wear Bow Ties Properly?

Modern American historian, Arthur M Schlesinger Jr, said: “Many men I admired wore bow ties – Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Humphrey Bogart, Groucho Marx. Bow ties are not only neat and suggestive of insouciance; they have in addition, one inestimable advantage, especially for sloppy eaters. It is impossible, or at least it requires extreme agility, to spill anything on a bow tie”. This, he said, formed the basis of his decision to start wearing bow ties, in his days in college. more »

Section: Neckties, Bowties, and Pocket Squares - Blog

19 Apr 2013

Do You Know How To Match Ties to Your Outfits?

Do you realize the importance of shirt collar style, necktie length, and coordinating other accessories when matching ties? Here's the essential information you need to pair up your ties perfectly every time. more »

Section: Neckties, Bowties, and Pocket Squares - Blog

09 Apr 2013

How Do I Match Ties to my Sports Jackets and Blazers?

While you may be able to match ties to your shirts and suits like a pro, pairing ties with sports jackets and blazers may throw you a curve. Here's a quick cheat sheet to help you make the best selections. more »

Section: Neckties, Bowties, and Pocket Squares - Blog

04 Apr 2013

How Do I Select Matching Ties for my Business Suits?

Getting dressed for work should be fast and easy, not an exasperating struggle to match your ties with your suits. Use these simple tips to get dressed faster and look sharper with minimal effort. more »

Section: Neckties, Bowties, and Pocket Squares - Blog

25 Mar 2013

Do You Know How to Pick Ties for Business Shirts?

Creating pleasing combinations of shirts and ties is a challenge for most men. If you can relate to that struggle, here's some tips for matching shirts and ties like a pro - Every. Single. Time. more »

Section: Neckties, Bowties, and Pocket Squares - Blog

22 Mar 2013

Do You Know How to Select Ties for Your Suits?

Matching ties to your suits and shirts can be a challenging, time consuming chore or a simple task, depending on your understanding of how to make all those colours, patterns, and styles play together nicely. Here's a cheat sheet to help you figure it all out and make getting dressed fast and simple. more »

Section: Neckties, Bowties, and Pocket Squares - Blog

14 Mar 2013

Do You Know How to Pick the Best Tie Knots?

The main tie knots are four-in-hand, half-Windsor, and full Windsor, but which one is best for what occasion? Additionally, what in the world is a necktie dimple? If choosing and tying your knot has you hot under the collar, here's everything you need to know to simplify this task. more »

Section: Neckties, Bowties, and Pocket Squares - Blog

05 Mar 2013

How to Pick the Best Men's Ties: Patterns & Colours

There are so many styles of ties in the market today; it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the options. How do you know which one goes with what outfit? Here's a quick guide to choosing ties to coordinate with any outfit: consider pattern, colour and proportion. more »

Section: Neckties, Bowties, and Pocket Squares - Blog

28 Feb 2013

How to Select the Best Men's Ties

Ties should not be conversation pieces. They should work with the rest of your outfit, not against it. However, how do you decide which tie style or pattern works best for what occasion? Here's a guide to help you choose the right ties - with sartorial skill - for any outfit. more »

Section: Neckties, Bowties, and Pocket Squares - Blog

17 Feb 2013

Do You Know How to Wear a Boutonniere?

Well-chosen accessories, like a boutonniere, transform a decently dressed man into an extraordinarily dressed gentleman. While most men only wear them with wedding or formal attire, the fashion forward gent knows that perky little flower in his buttonhole is the perfect fashion accessory for almost any outfit. more »

Section: Building Your Wardrobe - Blog

12 Feb 2013

How to Pick the Best Men's Functional Accessories

When you walk into a client's office, you want to look sharp and confident. However, you have zero chance of projecting a confident image if your suit jacket and trouser pockets are stuffed with your gear. A better solution? Briefcases, computer cases, and other types of men's bags can save the day - and your image. more »

Section: Building Your Wardrobe - Blog

06 Feb 2013

How to Pick the Best Men's Accessories

Houses built on faulty foundations usually topple down. Now, apply this analogy to your appearance; you can't conceal or upgrade shoddy garments with accessories. If you want to take your wardrobe to the next level, dress in perfectly fitted clothing, and then set yourself apart with a few carefully selected accessories. more »

Section: Building Your Wardrobe - Blog

31 Jan 2013

How to Pick the Best Sportscoats and Blazers

Sports coats and blazers are two clothing staples every man should own regardless of occupation or social status. Make them a part of your wardrobe building strategy, and you’ll end up with a multitude of versatile, interchangeable outfits to wear to almost any event or occasion. more »

Section: Building Your Wardrobe - Blog

25 Jan 2013

How to Pick the Best Men's Sweaters

If you need help building a functional wardrobe on a shoestring budget, think sweaters. These versatile garments add color to your outfits and can be mixed and matched with other pieces in various ways. more »

Section: Building Your Wardrobe - Blog

19 Jan 2013

How to Pick the Best Men's Shorts

Men’s shorts are summer style essentials, a necessary part of any man’s wardrobe building plan. While you must be cautious of when and where you wear them, you needn’t avoid them altogether. Let us help you decipher this portion of the dress code with these tips for choosing the best items to balance out your wardrobe. more »

Section: Building Your Wardrobe - Blog

13 Jan 2013

How to Pick the Best Men's Polo Shirts

Polo shirts, t-shirts' dressier cousins, add visual interest without dominating an outfit’s overall look. They play well with denim, chinos or odd trousers and add some colour tweaks to your wardrobe, which makes them perfect business casual or warm weather fashion choices. Here’s how to rock them in style. more »

Section: Building Your Wardrobe - Blog

05 Jan 2013

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Simon Frazer

Montagio did a great job on wedding suits for me and my two groomsmen. Bally provided us with fantastic service and the result was definitely superior to an off-the-rack option... more »

Kiran Dosanjh

I have bought a total of 11 pieces custom made so far - quality and attention to detail is spectacular, material choice is broad and the input customers have in creating the exact look they want is a great experience... more »

Roy Soliman

I went back for another suit, a few shirts and some ties. Outstanding! I had so many complements on my new suit yesterday! more »


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