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The bow tie is generally considered a less formal alternative to a necktie, with the exception being black tie or white tie events.  Black tie and white tie events typically require a bow tie as part of the ensemble.    When is it suitable to wear a bow tie? You can wear bow tie anytime and anywhere that you want, however, a necktie is a more common accessory in most circles.  A few exceptions where a bow tie is always more appropriate do exist.    Bow ties are more commonly worn in casual settings where a nice, but dressed down,...

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The main difference between handkerchiefs and pocket squares is the intended purpose of the piece.  One is for show and one is for blow.  The modern pocket square is meant to be displayed prominently in the breast pocket of your suit.  Handkerchiefs are meant to be kept in either your pant pocket or an internal pocket in your suit jacket and are used for wiping sweat, blowing your nose, etc.  Clean handkerchiefs can also be loaned to women.   What Makes a Handkerchief Handkerchiefs are essentially a more stylish and reusable version of a tissue.  They should be kept clean...

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Suit pockets are sewn shut by the manufacturer in order to help the suit retain its shape during transit and when being tried on by a potential buyer.  Pockets can be opened by removing the stitching with careful use of a knife, scissors, or a seam-ripper.   When Should Suit Pockets Be Opened? If you have small items that you want to carry on your person, consider removing the stitching and making the pockets usable.  Before removing the stitching check to be sure that your jacket does have real pockets.  Some suits are manufactured without real pockets in order to minimize unseemly lines and bulges...

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Face it, carrying a large, bulky wallet is annoying.  Sure, you know the card you need is in there, but can you find it?  Bulky wallets are clunky and can ruin an otherwise fashionable outfit.  Ditch the Bifold and transition to a more streamlined, minimalist wallet instead.  Here are five quick steps to help you achieve this goal. 1. What Is In Your Wallet? Now is your chance to go digging through all of the junk that has doubtless built up in your wallet.  You’ll probably discover old receipts, tons of change, and any number of other things you’ve unknowingly...

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Today’s the day.  You’ve pulled your suit out of the closet, possibly for the first time in a long time, and now you have to determine how to pull together the perfect outfit.  Fortunately, it’s easy to make any suit look great if you follow some of these tips.  Pick a few and your outfit will look great. 1. Choose the Right Tie There are two quick tips to always have a great looking tie.  First, choose a tie that is darker in color than your dress shirt and that matches the lapel width of your jacket.  Second, make sure...

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