The Basic Green Jacket

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Last time we talked about interesting ways to start layering up for fall.  No one really double-layers their cardigan, dons a turtle neck, or wears a grandpa blazer, so I suggested these tips to try and add some pop to your fall/winter wardrobe.  But this next article is going to take a page from the ladies.  Its time that more guys start wearing the Basic Green Jacket.

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Suiting Up: Buttoning Your Jacket

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It’s about dang time I talked about this.  You’d think I wouldn’t have to dedicate an entire post to this but I guess I’m going to have to. In this article we explore just how you’re supposed to button your suit jacket or blazer.  It’s really simple.

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What I Wish I Knew

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Look at the picture above.  Jeremiah, on the right, looks like how I dress now, and I look like a guy who has no idea what he’s doing.  I just slapped on some colors together with no regard to how it clashes or flows.  People assume that I’ve always been stylish and always knew how to dress up, but they’re dead wrong.  When I first came to college, I wore shorts and tee shirts and was a freshman who had no sense of identity and no sense of style.  Eventually I realized that since I’m in college, I can be who I want to be and dress how I want to dress.  It took a while, but I’m still not there yet.  I’m constantly trying new things, tailoring my clothes, and I’m in this journey of self discovery with my style.  However, there are a few things that I’ve learned since my freshman year that would’ve saved me so much time in being who I am.

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The Big Freakin’ Difference

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Just like there is a difference between types of shoes, types of Mexican food, and types of sexuality, there is a difference between a suit, a blazer, and a tuxedo.  And it’s mindblowingly simple.  With this knowledge, you’ll be able to know what type of clothes you need and you’ll be able to communicate what you want when you’re out shopping.

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What We Wore This Week: Street and Sprezza

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Here at SxS, we want to show you a variety of personal styles so you can see that while most of us do dress up, we do it in certain ways that make it distinctly unique to us!  For this feature, we took some pictures of what the Team and some contributors were wearing this past week and made a post!  Let us know which your favourite outfit was!

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Suiting Up: Hemming Your Dang Pants

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Here’s a short little post on something super important to do after buying a suit. Nothing is ever good “simply off the rack”. No matter if you got it at Goodwill, H&M, or a high end store, a suit will always need tailoring.  Why?  Because you’re not a mannequin, you’re you.  You have a unique body type, so something that was mass produced will not automatically look good.  For this post, we’re going to focus on the length of your pants.

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Dressing Down Your Suit Trousers

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With the exception of tuxedos, I believe that there is no distinction between “formal” and “casual” clothes; everything you own should be simply be articles to create any look you want.  With a suit, you great two great pieces: the suit jacket and the trousers. In this post, we focus on leaving your jeans at home and walking out in your suit pants!  Just because they’re suit pants doesn’t mean you have to dress fancy; you can dress them down!

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“Dangerously Diverse” feat. Jay

UntitledGuys tend to have one style.  Raj for example, only sticks to the preppy essentials.  Jay on the other hand doesn’t limit himself to just one specific style; he has such an expansive closet that he can create a series of different looks.   Having a diverse style allows you to break out of your comfort zone and have outfits for any occasion.  In this feature, Jay wears three different outfits that really break the mold.

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