Frank Sinatra’s jazz music defined the 1940s and his style was characterized by its dapper elegance. He was never seen without a fedora and a well-fitted tuxedo or suit during his performances and it seems as though it is simply his way of life. Sinatra cultivated his image with the precision of the artist that […]

There’s an undeniable synergy between music and fashion. Each one orbits around the other: setting trends, fusing sounds and influencing cultures. Dubbed the “King of Calypso”, Harry Belafonte’s career has spanned over five decades. Beyond his infectious lyrics, the singer, actor and well-known civil rights activist has had an iconic and inventive career, all while […]

In 2005, the term “Suit up” made its way into pop culture courtesy of Barney Stinson, the breakout character on CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother.” Stinson’s suit up concept revolved around finding indomitable self-confidence in a well-tailored suit. Clever phrase aside, Stinson’s idea of looking dapper in every situation is not a new one. […]

Once upon a time, the thought of a blue tuxedo at a wedding conjured images of unfortunate hair, gaudy ruffles and a shade of powder blue that’s better suited to a stick of cotton candy. With time and the return of the well-tailored silhouette, the blue tux has transitioned from being a frumpy 70s cast-off […]

February 26, 2015

The Tuxedo Takeover

Awards season is often seen as a bright, glittering spot in an otherwise dismal winter season. Whether you’re a pop culture enthusiast or someone who takes a noncommittal approach to the Hollywood hype, chances are you’ve tuned into an affair with beautiful people, even better looking outfits and some sort of gilded statue being handed […]

Grey has become an incredibly popular colour over the past few seasons as it’s a delicate alternative to your typical black suits. However, the colour requires a bit more coordination and styling to become truly sophisticated. It simply doesn’t help that Christian Grey from Fifty Shades of Grey is all that everyone talks about these […]

A man’s tie serves as the most significant accent on a suit and or tux ensemble. Consider the impact of a darker toned bow tie on a pale toned tux, adding a playful pop to a natural look. Or for a more visible contrast, consider a black silk tie for an all white ensemble, creating […]

It’s long been argued that style starts from the bottom up; that shoes can either elevate an outfit or send it into a mismatched tailspin. When it comes to wedding footwear, no rule rings truer. Earlier this year, menswear designers sent footwear down the runways of London, Paris and Milan. There was a distinct mix […]

Cheers to a man’s prime accessory – his facial hair. Among the many duties belonging to a groom and or groomsmen includes the valuable act of grooming oneself. It’s not just the cut that needs to stay sharp, but your preparation too. Prolonging a cut last minute limits the amount of time one needs for […]

If a woman can always fall back on her little black dress, than a man ought to as well – that is, for a timeless, always right answer, 2015 preserves the classic trend of a traditional black tux. For an optimized sleek look, opt for a slim fit tuxedo, and or if need be have […]