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Wedding Attire: Non-Tux Alternatives for Grooms

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As seen on the Brilliant Event Planning blog. Every groom should look dashing at his wedding. If the dress code permits, ditch the tux in favor of a well-chosen, perfectly-fitting suit. The beauty of buying a knock-out suit is that once you have it, you can wear it for different occasions like job interviews or…   
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A Very Vintage Father’s Day

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My IT guy Vince showed up at a recent appointment armed not only with mad computer skills but also with a tote bag full of vintage vests. He had been digging through his family’s attic when he came across a boatload of impeccably cared for vests that his father bought in the late 70’s. His…   
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Profile in Awesomeness: Ross D.

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I met Ross D. at a party a few months back, and after one look at him, I knew we had to talk. That nonchalance! That haircut! Here was a guy who owns his look, whether it’s a jean jacket and t-shirt or his “ride or die” vintage leather jacket. So I asked him a…   
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Just Browsing (CNBC Eyebrow Grooming Fail)

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I was flipping channels the other morning when I came across the above specimen of non-eyebrow grooming. At first I thought it was a joke, like maybe David Faber was having a snooze in the green room when Erin Burnett took a razor to one half of his brows and some crazy glue and a…   
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Hot Summer, Cool Vests

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My cousin who works in A&R in the music industry sent me the above picture of his stylish self in the audience of the American Idol finale a few nights ago (it’s a family quirk, taking pictures of the tv). He’s rocking a sharp-looking Michael Andrews Bespoke vest, an old off-the-rack shirt that he had…   
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A Winning Combination: Blue Stripe Shirt & Purple Tie

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I have always appreciated Brian Williams’ style, and this shirt and tie combo is no exception. What works in particular for me is the use of an analogous color scheme – i.e., colors that appear adjacent to each other on a color wheel, in this case blue and violet. (A color wheel is a circular…   
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Rathie Spies: Façonnable Leather Jacket Sale Alert

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I ducked into Façonnable out of yesterday’s rainstorm and was greeted by the chocolate brown gaze of this devastatingly handsome goatskin leather jacket. Yes, at $1295 (30% off $1800), it’s a long-term investment, but this jacket is the kind of timeless piece that will improve with age and last a lifetime. I like the patch…   
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How to Wear Plaid for Summer If You’re Not a Lumberjack

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Designers have plaid flannel-ed us silly over the past few seasons, and the trend doesn’t appear to be going anywhere. Plaid itself is a timeless pattern, although it’s understandable for one to call me biased given the tartan background of my website. If you’re not engaged in the chopping down of trees but are wondering…   
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Ready, Aim, Fire: Gieves & Hawkes Buckshot Oxfords on Ebay

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Spotted on eBay are these rare, handsome cap toes from Gieves & Hawkes. The randomly scattered perforations are the calculated answer to what happens when you fire rock salt at your shoes from a side-by-side Purdey game gun. A spirited choice, these killer kicks will bring some life to a calm outfit. This pair is…   
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Thank You Ramen & Friends!

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Many thanks to the lovely Yoshie over at Ramen & Friends for my q&a session.  If you’d like to learn a little more about me, Rath & Co., and what to wear on a hot date, check it out…