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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.

 

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Men's Suit Details: Do's & Don't's

Tracy Xavier

Just my take on pocket squares, lapel pins, ties & tie bars

Fashion forward merlot suit with floral lapel pin and poof fold pocket square. Beautiful colors that compliment each other, formal slant with lapel detail, lends itself to a poof pocket square style.

Fashion forward merlot suit with floral lapel pin and poof fold pocket square. Beautiful colors that compliment each other, formal slant with lapel detail, lends itself to a poof pocket square style.

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Tie Bar

Nice choice on the clean line, modern tie bar. Pocket square color choice is good but a straight edge would have been a more modern look.

silk pocket square

Tie & pocket square match up

The blue tones in the pocket square and tie are not from the same blue family, and the flouncy pocket square is a bit much and looks messy.

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Two tone, suit & tie

Cool green suit with a same cool feel pop of color tie.

woven silk tie

Thin ties are more flattering than wide on shorter men

Color scheme good, tie choice bad. Thick woven ties that are wide do not work and the length is too short. It should touch your belt buckle.

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Casual

suits

Without a tie, just an open collar shirt and suit. Informal cotton straight edge pocket square works.

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Summer light suits

With light colored suits, a subtle pocket square is a good choice, having interesting details, draws in the eye.

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Don’t shy away from colors & prints

Especially if you are going with a solid color suit….go for it.

men's suits

Never, never, never wear a wrinkled tie.

not to mention the blue jamboree here is killing me.

Historical Fashion Inspiration

Tracy Xavier

There are certain details that pass the test of time as just good design. This blog post is just my take on the subject. Going back through history, men have enjoyed a bit of dapperness. When watching shows like Peaky Blinders, Boardwalk Empire, Mad Men, my eye is drawn to the details, the accessories.

There are certain details that pass the test of time as just good design. This blog post is just my take on the subject. Going back through history, men have enjoyed a bit of dapperness. When watching shows like Peaky Blinders, Boardwalk Empire, Mad Men, my eye is drawn to the details, the accessories.

The unknotted necktie with a tie tack up high. Get the look with a Mag TAK. Made with magnets so you don't ruin your nice silk ties.

The unknotted necktie with a tie tack up high. Get the look with a Mag TAK. Made with magnets so you don't ruin your nice silk ties.

Boardwalk Empire guys are all over the collar bar. It is an easy add on functional accessory. It has a way of totally tightening up the whole look. Badass in the boardroom.

Boardwalk Empire guys are all over the collar bar. It is an easy add on functional accessory. It has a way of totally tightening up the whole look. Badass in the boardroom.

Tie adornment details from left to right: Victorian gold painted black glass magnetic Mag TAK. Victorian metal picture button of an angel Mag TAK. Mantique Vintage "Churchill" hat pin upcycled into a Mag TAK.

Tie adornment details from left to right: Victorian gold painted black glass magnetic Mag TAK. Victorian metal picture button of an angel Mag TAK. Mantique Vintage "Churchill" hat pin upcycled into a Mag TAK.

Lapel pins have always been a part of the mix. Icons of clubs, legions or just a decorative element. I like to think this is the perfect way to add a bit of personality to your outfit as well as a way to draw people in. A little bit of something that grabs people's attention, they ask about what it is or what it means......Then my friend you have a conversation going. Shown above: A brass Victorian antique button featuring a soldier wearing a helmet,  Upcycled into a magnetic pin. Mag TAK. This can be worn on a jacket lapel, hat or necktie.

Lapel pins have always been a part of the mix. Icons of clubs, legions or just a decorative element. I like to think this is the perfect way to add a bit of personality to your outfit as well as a way to draw people in. A little bit of something that grabs people's attention, they ask about what it is or what it means......Then my friend you have a conversation going. Shown above: A brass Victorian antique button featuring a soldier wearing a helmet,  Upcycled into a magnetic pin. Mag TAK. This can be worn on a jacket lapel, hat or necktie.

LOVE the polished, buttoned up look here. Pocket square, scarf, cufflinks, the whole nine yards. The Mag TAK is a great substitute for the stick tie pin shown here. Don't poke holes in your beautiful silk ties.

LOVE the polished, buttoned up look here. Pocket square, scarf, cufflinks, the whole nine yards. The Mag TAK is a great substitute for the stick tie pin shown here. Don't poke holes in your beautiful silk ties.