The Tie Bar Barberis Wool Mosso Tie Review

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Weekly Theme: Winter is Coming

Winter is wool time. This goes for your topcoat, your blazer, and your tie. This wide plaid has just enough character to be interesting without being obnoxious. The tie bar offers this tie in a 2.5 inches for the skinny fans, and a 3 inch for the more traditional or larger body types. This will be perfect on a white collard shirt and under a blue blazer for your more formal events this winter. Go with the texture and the warmth, go with a wool tie like this guy.

Available on thetiebar.com for $35

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Wood Inlay Tie Bar From The Tie Bar

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A basic accessory that really completes a well-put-together look, the tie bar can be a statement piece, or simple accent other parts of the outfit. If you are matching the tie and pocket square, I suggest pulling in an element from somewhere else in the outfit. In this case, with this wood inlay from the Tie Bar, we are pulling in the brown from the shoes we selected yesterday. Pulling the brown in from the shoes (and hopefully a belt and watch) really pulls the darker colors up to the top half of your ensemble, tying everything together quite nicely. The width of the tie bar depends on the tie, but if you going with a modern width tie, you can't go wrong with the shorter tie bar length. A note on wear, typically a tie bar should be worn just above the third button down on your shirt, sitting right around center on your chest.

Available on TheTieBar.com for $15

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Batik Cotton Pocket Square

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Getting a pocket square that matches, or at least compliments your tie is hard to do but can truly make an outfit. Looking great in a suit is all about the details you add. This sky blue Batik Pocket Square From Nordsrtoms Men's Shop is a close match to the tie we posted yesterday, and both are cotton, meaning the textures will compliment each other. Regardless if you have the tie or not, this can also be paired with a light blue shirt, or even a plain white button down to add a little bit of color to your outfit. This pattern is also perfect because it isn't super bold, meaning mixing in other patterns from the tie or shirt won't clash,

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The Tie Bar Dotted Hitch Pocket Square

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Join us in making 2018 the year of the details. This dotted hitch pocket square from the tie bar provides a warm texture to your suited ensemble with a 30% wool and 70% silk composition and subtle herringbone cloth pattern. Adding details like this pocket square to your medium gray suit this winter is sure to get at least one compliment from the people at the office, or hell, maybe even from the cute girl at happy hour. We are really digging the maroon- grey combo this winter season, which this fits into perfectly. Pair it with a grey suit, white shirt, and navy or baby blue tie for a really sharp finish. 

Available on TheTieBar.com for $10

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MVMT Voyager Watch

By now you are likely to have seen the MVMT watches across various social media sites, their social game is really on point these days. Beyond their affinity for wooing the instagram elite, they are actually good at making cool-looking watches. Case and point, this Slate Voyager timepiece. Black on black on black with a granite colored stainless steel strap will make you a serious character. This is a villain's watch for sure, so take it out for a spin and be the bad guy for once (but like still respect women and stuff because, you know, you're still a gentleman, just a badass one now). The two dials are for two different time zones, to keep you on top of your jetsetter schedule, or just always know what time it is in London, New York and LA, because why not right? This watch goes super well with a black suit for a black tie event, or even with some black jeans, a dope bomber, and a white T-shirt.

Available on www.mvmtwatches.com for $150

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Allen Edmonds St John's Double Monk Strap Dress Shoes

Shoes are important. They are one of the first things a woman looks for when eyeing up a man and most likely the highest cost per square inch of fabric you will wear on any given work day. These St. John's from Allen Edmonds have a lot of character, the broguing on the toe and the sides, along with the double monk strap really make this shoe stand out from most others you will find in the office. The super soft calf leather is treated with a dark chili color that makes the shoe stand somewhere between brown and burgundy adding to it's overall curb appeal. As we have said before on the site, shoes are an investment. Take care of them, and they will take care of you. We suggest you wear these with a navy or medium gray suit or dress pants.

Available on AllenEdmonds.com for $395 (on sale at time of posting for $295)

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Magnanni Gerardo Medallion Toe Derby

Founded in Almansa Spain in 1954 with just five employees on the ground floor of a house, Magnanni has been a family run business for 3 generations and still operates out of Almansa. Known for their vibrant leather finishes and contouring silhouettes, these shoes make a statement that stands the test of time. The Gerardo is no exception.

This brown leather dress shoe adorns an intricate medallion on the toe, giving it some character that doesn't overpower the clean look of the shoe. The heal is half leather, half rubber to give you some grip while you wear in the rest of the sole (which is replaceable). We think the craftsmanship of the Magnanni is worthy of its price and with the proper care and solid set of shoe trees could last five years of moderate wear and tear. Wear these bad boys with any navy or medium gray suit or pant. Pro tip: Magnanni's tend to run a little big so we suggest you order a half size smaller than you normally do for a similar dress shoe.

Available on Nordstrom.com for $325

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Thom Sweeney Wool-flannel Trousers

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via MrPorter.com

A good garment that is made to last will cost you more. It's a fact. With H&M and others making throw away garments, we are becoming accustomed to paying less for things, forgetting they will only last us 4 months. A smart gentleman looks passed the current, the now, and into the future, to make investments in his wardrobe. These gray wool trousers from Thom Sweeney are exactly that, an investment. Designed with a tailored fit and side tabs at the waist for a more body-conforming construction, these are pants that you will be able to wear for the next 5 winters. We suggest you sport these with brown leather shoes and a navy sport coat. Or, mix it up and go a little more casual by throwing on a navy cable knit sweater.

Available on MrPorter.com for $525

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