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MRM-accessories for both ladies and gents. We offer everything from classic vintage to re invented up-cycled designs. Our goal is to make great design and fashion elements affordable.

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A look at the history of men's fashion and style. Boardwalk Empire, Mad Men, Gatsby style accessory icons. How to's and color print match up advice.

 

Variety is the spice of life & Happy Fathers Day

Tracy Xavier

Variety is the spice of lifeWilliam Cowper ( /ˈkpər/  koo-pər; 26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800) was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of . Samuel Taylor Coleridge called him “the best modern poet”, whilst William Wordsworth particularly admired his poem Yardley-Oak. Variety’s the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor.

Well said William, especially when it comes to accessory styling. The better your selection of color and design, the easier it is to whip up some great looking combos.

Before you even start looking at ties and pocket squares, note, don't match them out of the same design. It is a bit Garanimals. (The name of a line of children's clothing separates, started in 1972 by Garan Incorporated. Each item of clothing features a hang-tag depicting one of several anthropomorphic animal characters, also called Garanimals. The philosophy behind Garanimals is that by making it easy for children to choose coordinated outfits by themselves (by choosing pieces with matching hang-tags), children gain self-confidence.)

You can mix prints pretty easily, due to the fact that there is just a bit poking out of the pocket. Just pick up on one matching color that is in both your tie and pocket square, or at least in the same color family. When putting it together, don't consider the entire pattern of the PS, shove it the pocket so you can just see a tad. This should open up some options for you. 

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Just working within our Etsy store inventory, we have tried to put together a few ideas for your perusal. 

When it comes to picking out tie bars, sure, you can go minimal, there is certainly a time and place for a Don Draper mid century, clean line look. For all of those other occasions.......consider working your personality into this little piece of tie art. Maybe it is an interest, hobby, inside joke or historical Mantiques. Tie bars and cufflinks are a way of breaking the ice with the like minded. The Modern Renaissance Man boutique takes pride in our offerings. We curate the "pick of the litter" in vintage as well as UPCYCLED antiques, new tech creations like custom magnetic cufflinks and our first little barnstorming invention the Mag TAK. Magnetic buttons that can be worn on your tie, lapel or dapper hat.