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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The Tie Bar Black Floral Bowtie Review

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Weekly Theme: Work Holiday Party

The finishing touch to the perfect “damn this guy looks impressive” ensemble. This bowtie has character, but is subtle as to not interfere with the impact of the maroon dinner jacket. It’s made of silk to match the elegance of the lapels and the velvet shoes, and shows not only that your bold, but have the capability to give great attention to detail. Tie the whole outfit together with this small, yet critical accessory that will have the bosses and the ladies looking your way.

Available on thetiebar.com for $19

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Hawes & Curtis French Cuffed Shirt Review

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Weekly Theme: Work Holiday Party

The next item on our list for the quintessential holiday work outfit is the shirt. Because we picked a more tux-like dinner jacket, a french cuffed shirt will go perfectly. This shirt from Hawes and Curtis (a London-based clothier) is simple and all you’ll need to achieve the classic, timeless look you’re going for. This 2-ply 100s shirt is super soft, comfy and slim fit, making it look as good as it feels. The only down-side is that it’s shortest sleeve length option is 33” meaning if you are shorter, tailoring may be in order.

Available on HawesandCurtis.com for $79

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Indochino Highworth Burgundy Dinner Jacket review

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Weekly Theme: Work Holiday Party

Thanksgiving is right around the corner which means that your work holiday party will be here before you know it. Waiting too long to figure out what you’re going to wear to impress your coworkers is a great way to make brash decisions. Take your time to find the perfect outfit, and have time to make sure it all fits. In that vain, we are giving you holiday outfit guidance early.

Like last week’s dinner party selections, we will start with the top and work our way around the outfit. This dinner jacket from Indochino is the perfect statement piece that isn’t too flashy or tacky. We’ll be selecting the perfect items to pair with this jacket throughout the week, so stay tuned and build your perfect outfit to make that lasting impression outside of the office.

Available on indochino.com for $279

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Allen Edmonds Cornwallis Dress Oxford

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Shoes are one of the most important elements of any outfit, and when it comes to a formal event like a wedding, picking the ones is crucial. These formal oxfords from Allen Edmonds are perfect for any semi-formal to formal occasion. Their premium leather and high quality construction lends to these shoes looking like new for 5 or more years (based on how well you take care of them). These specific dress oxfords have just the right amount of detailing on the toe to draw attention without yelling it, and the sole is rubber rather than leather meaning you won't slip into a deeper split than planned on the wedding dance floor. The classic styling will surely turn these into your formal wear staple for years.

Available on AllenEdmonds.com for $425

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The Tie Bar's Bondi Stripe Cotton Tie

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A lightly colored, cotton tie gives off a sophisticated summer feel that is sure to make a good impression. This Bondi stripe tie from The Tie Bar adds a bit of color, a delicate pattern and some texture to a plain light gray suit. Matching this with some other blue-themed accoutrements will really make your outfit come together and pop. Starting with a tie that really shows off your understated sense of style is a great way to sneakily become best dressed (beside the wedding party) at any wedding. A note on wedding colors, do not feel a need to match the wedding colors. In fact, it's almost better to choose a color that is a fairly large departure as to not accidentally look like you are a part of the wedding party.

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Indochino Hayle Sharkskin Light Gray Suit

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This week, our theme is wedding season. If you are in your mid to late 20's, chances are you have been to at least one so far this year, and now it's time to start thinking about what you are going to wear to the other 3-7 you have this year. To kick things off, let's go with the standard wedding attire canvas, the suit. Light gray is a safe color to go to, as many grooms these days are going with medium gray, navy blue, or black. This light gray is also a great for summer formal events, and can be worn to work, so it's not just a wedding party suit. This suit from Indochino is made to measure, meaning you give them your measurements, and they make a suit just for you. It shouldn't need tailoring, and if it does, you can stop into one of their showrooms to get it taken care of for free. In terms of quality, I personally have 3 Indochino suits, 2 of which are 5 years old and I still wear them today, which is more than I can say for my Jos. A. Bank suits. What's even better, Indochino lets you customize the suit to a pretty extensive degree, I suggest going with 2 buttons, dual vent, and a notch lapel. As for the liner, go crazy.

Available on indochino.com for $379

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Allen Edmonds Corsico Italian Dress Shoe

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If you are looking to replace your standard, go-to brown dress shoe, then look no further than the Corsico from Allen Edmonds. These shoes are hand crafted from Italian leather. Designed to be simple, with just enough detail to look as good as they feel, these daily office foot cushions are a must-have. Formal enough for weddings, the office, and the occasional garden party, should you be in a circle friends or family that is so inclined to throw a few, these leather foot protectors are up for a wide range of challenges. They go perfectly with all your navy suits and trousers, and can be pairs with medium and light gray, giving you plenty of wear options.

Available on AllenEdmonds.com for $325 

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The Tie Bar Lavender Linen Pocket Square

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Spring isn't just a time for lighter colors, but lighter textures and fabrics as well. This pocket square form The Tie Bar embodies all of them. As the mercury rises, trade in your heavy wool and flannels for lighter cotton and linens. This light-weight lavender linen pocket square is a simple and impactful way to add some spring pop to you lighter gray, tan, brown, and blue suits. A pocket square that can easily become a go-to for your spring meetings, and even better for spring and summer weddings, so grab it now because wedding season is almost here.

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River Island Paisley Pocket Square

While this shouldn't be your first pocket square in your arsenal, it could be your third or fourth. The navy, light blue, white, maroon, and orange give you a lot to work with in terms of matching a shirt and tie to go with it, the only colors that won't really work are green, black, yellow, and purple. What you need to know: this pocket square is 100% polyester, cannot be ironed, and should only be dry cleaned, so store it flat if possible. We suggest wearing it with a light to medium gray, ox blood (maroon), or navy jacket. 

Available on RiverIsland.com for $16

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Club Monaco Tech Trousers

We are in the dog days of summer, but cooler temperatures are coming meaning now is the time to get the clothes you'll need for the cool summer nights, especially if they are on sale (like these are). These Tech Trousers from Club Monaco are made from a lightweight cotton, making them the perfect pant to transition from work to happy hour while not overheating. The pants are cuffed at the bottom, giving them the formality needed for work, but also has very narrow waist piping meaning a belt, if needed, would have to be thin and more casual. These let you dress your best and stay cool at your desk and at the bar, however, we suggest you stay out of the sun because these get a bit too hot in direct sunlight in weather over 75-degrees. We suggest you wear these with no-show socks, black drivers, and a white polo that has a small print or simple design.

Available on sale at ClubMonaco.com for $70 (on sale from $170)

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The Tie Bar Astute Solid Lapel Flower

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We have all looked down at our left lapel at some point and thought 'why is there a button hole, with no button right there?" the answer is a lapel flower. Lapel flowers are coming back into style, so use them to your advantage. Match with a pocket square or tie, or both, just make sure the three don't clash, and don't go overboard. Show that you know what you're doing, without throwing it in everyone's faces.

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Indochino Deep Burgundy Windowpane Blazer

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Every gentleman needs a well-fitting, multifaceted blazer they can wear to work, and out for a night on the town. The beauty about Indochino is their clothes are made to measure to ensure fit, customizable, and are sold at a price lower than most off-the-peg suit shops. We like this windowpane blazer because it is in the sweet spot where flashy meets business. The color also lends itself to be more versatile with common slack colors and jeans.

Available at Indochino.com for $499 but you can catch it on sale for $299

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Allen Edmonds Cap-Toe Dress Shoe

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Allen Edmonds shoes are an American classic. Are they pricey? Yes. Are they worth it? Absolutely. After about 2 weeks of harsh break-in wear, these shoes are some of the best American-made leather shoes you can buy. Think of these shoes as an investment. If you protect them, they will last you years.

Available at AllenEdmonds.com for $395

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