Inspiration: Matt_XM

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Contrary to popular belief, there are times when I get inspiration from people other than tailors, designers, and other sartorial enthusiasts.  When going casual, I often look to my friends for outfit ideas.  Thanks to MFA on reddit, I’ve been able to become friends with Matt, who is one of the best  and most creatively dressed people I’ve come to know.  He is my inspiration for this post.

 

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The Sartorial Polo Shirt

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I am a firm believer that suits can be dressed down. As spring has officially started here in America, it’s time to bring those sartorial pieces down a notch so you can keep cool and look good! One great and often misunderstood piece to turn your suits casual is the polo shirt.  It’s no longer just for academy uniforms or baggy business casual drones.  

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Accessories Can Spice up Your Sartorial Game

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It seems like girls have all the fun when it comes to accessorizing.  They get necklaces, earrings, piercings, belts, and bracelets.  Most guys are still under the impression that you don’t get to add personality when you get to dress up.  However, I’m here to tell you that this mindset is wrong.  Menswear has a few functional accessories that are definitely able to be used to step up your suit game.  In this article, we’re going to look at some of my picks as my favourite types of menswear accessories.

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The Greatness of Going Double Breasted

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Worn by stylish gents of the 1930s-40s, the double breasted jacket is a garment that just screams “vintage”.  It’s still popular today among bespoke/classic menswear enthusiasts, but it still largely avoided by the mainstream menswear community.  It could be the fact that it’s pretty hard to find good ones out in the wild.  I’m here to tell you that this piece is worth the investment. It’s just so great.

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Your Tie and Sprezzatura: Having Fun with Rebellion

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Lately, people have started asking me about how I wear my tie.  It may not be apparent on my blog posts since I don’t post every outfit I wear on here, but comments about it mostly came up at work (I work retail).   If you don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s when both the front and back blade of the tie are visible and overlapping, and can often extend past the waistband of the pants.  Sometimes it simply drapes downward; other times I prefer to tuck it in.

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