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Style Basics

What is style?

There have been many great explanations over the years, but we like to think of style as simply wearing clothes that make you feel good. And it’s easier than you may think.

What you need to know

In this category, we have collected our best articles and videos to help you become a sharply dressed man. You’ll learn about how to put your clothes to work for you.

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Practical Spring style: a case for carrying an umbrella

Do you carry an umbrella with you on days if it looks like it might rain? If you're a guy in the Den...

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What to wear for your Kentucky Derby party (4 practical tips)

Whether you watch the horse race or not, Derby Day is always a fun time. There are mint juleps, big ...

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What should lawyers wear? [4 easy tips to balance professionalism with style]

As a lawyer, how you present yourself can certainly have an impact on whether a new client chooses t...

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How to choose a short sleeve dress shirt for summer

If you ask Ryan and Brett what their favorite dress shirts are, there's a good chance that they will...

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Should a man get a pedicure?

At the mere mention of pedicure, most of us guys have a very quick and often expressive reaction: so...

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What is a shirt gusset? Do you need one?

Have you ever heard the term shirt gusset? It's a small piece of reinforcing fabric that may or may ...

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Why are pocket squares used only for decoration?

Although wearing a handkerchief (i.e. pocket square) isn’t as common today as it once was, it rema...

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Business casual and the return of the well dressed man

If it seems like fewer men are wearing suits today, you're right. Sort of. In the mid-century, a ...

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The Nehru wedding jacket: is it right for you?

The Nehru wedding jacket is really something special. Such a striking difference from a traditional ...

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What are some alternatives to the standard suit in menswear?

Are you burnt out on wearing a suit or tuxedo? Hopefully, not forever! But if you are looking for so...

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This New Year’s Eve, dress sharp in a sport coat or blazer

First, an apology: We thought that we had this article published prior to this New Year's Eve, but a...

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What is a marcella dress shirt?

The Marcella dress shirt is one of three dress shirts commonly worn in men's black tie attire. Also ...

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How to dress for the office holiday party

Are you wondering how to dress for the office holiday party this season? It can be a little tricky ...

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Why is there felt under a suit collar?

Have you ever wondered why there is felt under a suit collar? It's not very obvious and it will prob...

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4 quick style tips for fall

Fall is a great time of year from a sartorial perspective, because it can be the perfect opportunity...

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How is a tuxedo different from a suit?

This is a very common question. The short answer is that a tuxedo is dressier than a suit and has sa...

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What to keep in your suit pockets

Ever since I was a kid I was picking things up and putting them in my pockets (The cargo short era o...

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Women’s suits and creating a versatile look, with style expert Delphine Gennisson

Since BE has been in business, we have been approached every now and again by women inquiring about ...

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What are surgeon cuffs? [and when to wear them]

What are surgeon cuffs on a men's suit? Have you ever heard that term used before? Simply put, funct...

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The fascinating history behind the suit

One of my favorite topics to discuss is the history of menswear. I love how men's attire is so often...

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Are wingtip and brogue shoes too casual for the office?

I think wingtip and brogue shoes are a little misunderstood. It can be hard to know if they are dres...

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About that lapel buttonhole

It seems a bit odd to have a lapel buttonhole on your jacket, but no button on the other side, doesn...

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Adopt these style lessons from the French (and instantly boost your style)

The French have a reputation for all things luxury, don't they? Wine, cheese, espresso, perfume, and...

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Style lessons from James Bond

Bond has always been a sharp dressed gentleman, there's no denying that. But what style lessons from...

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Spring style trends for men: 2017

Spring is on the way, gentlemen. And in recent weeks it has certainly felt like it has already arriv...

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The 4 most common style mistakes men make (fall edition)

Here in Colorado we have had an incredibly warm fall. Typically, we do have warm days in October and...

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The right way to roll up your sleeves

As a kid, I would roll up my sleeves sometimes to signify that "I was getting down to business." As ...

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Barton Watch Bands – Customize your wrist

Brett and I are watch guys. Although I don't feel like we can call ourselves collectors just yet, b...

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Can you wear jeans as business casual?

It's no secret that Casual Friday has taken over more days of the week. What began years ago as a wa...

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Thoughts on cashmere suit fabrics

Every so often we receive an inquiry on our cashmere suit fabrics. Much of the time, guys are simply...

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Scottsdale style: The T-shirt and sportcoat combo

The T-shirt and sportcoat pairing is one of those sartorial risks that few take and even fewer can p...

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Is raw denim the same as selvedge denim?

Is Raw denim the same as Selvedge denim? That's the driving question behind my ongoing search fo...

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Short sleeve summer shirts (why you should try something different)

So, Brett just received a couple of really fun shirts. I thought it was worth a blog post to go over...

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Wearing shoes without socks, what you need to know

There’s a bit of a stigma around wearing shoes without socks, isn’t there? Ever since you wer...

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2 key items for a spring blizzard

This morning, I woke up to a truck with its doors frozen shut, 16 inches of snow on the ground, and ...

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4 easy style tips for fall

Good news and bad news, fellas. The good news is that out here in Colorado, we have several more wee...

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Wearing sport coats in the summer (what you need to know to stay cool)

Summer is not over yet, fellas. You may be looking forward to Labor Day, but as I write this, I'm gl...

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The Perfect Shirt for Summer – Part I

As I am sure you would expect, those of us at BE have ordered some summer shirts. And as they beg...

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5 spring style tips for men

Winter storm warnings and 72 degree days -- both within the same 72 hours. Such an unlikely juxtapos...

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How to buy a wedding suit in 2018: the definitive guide

A lot of couples today are realizing that they don't want just an ordinary rented suit or tuxedo fo...

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6 ways to dress like a gentleman this Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Whether you like V-day or not, you may as well dress sha...

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The only 2 casual dress shirts you need

No matter how regal your sartorial leanings may be, we all find ourselves in a spot sometimes where...

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Dress in layers to keep warm this winter

It's cold outside! But you know this. And it's this time of the year that we all struggle with ho...

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What is a broadcloth dress shirt?

Have you ever found yourself asking the obvious question, what is a broadcloth dress shirt? First...

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3 easy style tips for fall

As much as you may love that bro tank and pair of cargo shorts it's time to (carefully) put them awa...

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What does black tie optional mean? (Dress codes explained)

So you're on the guest list for a black tie event. Good for you. But looking closely at the invitati...

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The definitive guide to the loafer

Ah, loafers. The often underrated and historical shoe that men have been wearing not only for their ...

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Why men don’t like buying suits

Buying a suit, whether it's custom, made to measure, or off-the-rack, can be rather intimidating. Af...

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17 easy style tips for men

As many of you know, here at Bespoke Edge, we are in the business of educating men on how to dress b...

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Man Laws – Matching Your Ties

About our Man Law series of style: As we echo many times on this blog, the essence of a man's style...

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Notched lapel versus peaked lapel suits (and finding the right one for you)

When shopping for a suit, one of the big decisions that you'll need to make is whether you want a no...

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What is a ticket pocket?

Have you ever wondered what is a ticket pocket on something like a suit or sport coat? If you've sho...

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