Mo knows bows. And he has since he was 9. . . years old, that is. Pretty impressive for a kid who hasn't even made it to middle school. But we aren't sure what is more impressive, his business savvy or his sense of style, both of which seem like he was born with. . .
Anyways, cute little Mo (Moziah) started Mo's Bows back in 2011 when he couldn't find any "fun and cool" bow ties to wear. And you can't blame him because for the longest time, bow ties required grey hair and most likely a mustache. Made in Memphis, Tennessee, each Mo's Bow is a self-tie neck tie (unless otherwise requested) and comes in a colorful pattern or print. Once it is perfectly tied, the back hook allows you to never have to tie it again. . . genious. $40 each, and available online or at several boutiques across the US.
Dude Wipes are like an all purpose wet-wipe for men as they don't leave you smelling like a baby, thus keeping your dude status intact. Wallet-sized and 95% renewable and biodegradable, these disposable wipes are great for a post-gym face wipe or can be there to save you in a dire "no toilet paper" moment. Box of 30, $15 at Fancy.
If you're still wiping with just toilet paper you're
a chump and your ass hates you for it. - Dude Wipes
Renting a tuxedo can be a miserable experience. Not only are you stuck with having to wear a poor quality ill-fitting suit, a traditional tux rental retailer will more than likely charge you a fortune for an outdated look that is by no means "one size fits all".
With this problem at hand, friends Andrew Blackmon and Patrick Coyne launched The Black Tux in 2013 with three goals: 1. Higher Quality 2. Lower Price and 3. Convience. And just like that, a new way to rent a tuxedo was born.
The Black Tux only partners with top suiting manufacturers to ensure the best quality and fit. Instead of cheap synthetic materials like polyester and microfiber, The Black Tux uses 100% merino wool on its suiting, 100% cotton for shirting, and leather, not plastic shoes.
Their tuxes which would set you back $1200+ at a department store, start out at $95 which is less than your average tux rental place which can range from $140 and up.
No multiple fittings are needed as you can submit your mesurments online. Your order will arrive to your doorstep a full week before your event date and then just send it back when done. Free shipping, both ways.
Our favorite casual luxe t-shirt brand, James Perse, has teamed up with Italian label Golden Goose which focuses on producing utility footwear with a fashion meets art edge. And their Italian-made Maui Chukka Boot is a perfect combination of the best of each line.
The boot is made from the finest materials yet with its distressed look and floral print lining, it has a laid back Cali vibe that is perfect for some summertime lovin'. The best part? They will only get better with age. Available in Dark Grey or Sand, $525.
Any true baseball lover knows that there is nothing quite like a broken-in mitt. From Rawlings to Wilson it's the older the better, and now you can take your love for the game with you wherever you go thanks to Fielder's Choice Goods.
By using the recycle & repurpose method, vintage baseball gloves are hand cut and sewn into beautiful wallets giving a once loved piece of baseball a whole new life. And just like baseball, they are made in the USA and completely one of kind.
Vintage Rawlings Glove Wallet "George Scott, $120
Vintage Wilson Glove Wallet "Smoky Burgess" 1, $120
Zip Wallet, $150
1. The width of your tie should match the width of the lapel (thin lapels are more modern where as a wider lapel is more characteristic of the 1950s):
2. When buying a suit, the most important thing to note is the shoulders. Make sure there isn't too much room so that the shoulder pads stick out or the opposite, your shoulders look like they are trying to escape.
3. Before wearing, make sure to un-stitch the jacket’s pockets (yes they open) and remove the "x" from the back vent(s). A seam ripper is your best bet, but use caution so that you don't create an unwanted hole.
4. For a casual look opt for a one button jacket style and to go more formal, a two button is best:
5. Match your belt to your shoes and your shoes to your suit:
6. Sleeve cuffs should be exposed about half an inch (which should be the same as the amount your collar is visible at the back of the neck):
7. The suit jacket should be just long enough to cover your pants zipper and butt.
8. Your tie should JUST reach the waistband of your trousers, or be slightly shorter. (and don't let the back part stick out):
9. If you sweat a lot, PLEASE wear an undershirt.
10. Always unbutton your suit before sitting down:
adapted from http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/unspoken-suit-rules-every-man-should-know