STYLE 101
One of the keys to having personal style is accessorizing in a way that reflects the personality. Let each piece worn be the right accessory, and have a meaning beyond being a trend.

STYLE 101

One of the keys to having personal style is accessorizing in a way that reflects the personality. Let each piece worn be the right accessory, and have a meaning beyond being a trend.

(Source: Guerreisms.com)

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Style 101
Those who don’t have it, will overdo it - mix 2 to 3 trends simultaneously.  The chap with style can keep it simple, and still stand out.

Style 101

Those who don’t have it, will overdo it - mix 2 to 3 trends simultaneously.  The chap with style can keep it simple, and still stand out.

(Source: Guerreisms.com)

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STYLE 101
Style is 1/4 how you express yourself, 1/4 what you know, 1/4 how you live, and 1/4 being true to yourself.
Master 3 out of 4, and you still don’t have it.

STYLE 101

Style is 1/4 how you express yourself, 1/4 what you know, 1/4 how you live, and 1/4 being true to yourself.

Master 3 out of 4, and you still don’t have it.

(Source: Guerreisms.com)

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Style 101
Style is marching to the beat of your own drum, and leading your own parade.
in photo: Luca Rubinacci

Style 101

Style is marching to the beat of your own drum, and leading your own parade.

in photo: Luca Rubinacci

(Source: guerreisms.com)

Style 101
Never trust the chap who says “no one see the lining of your jacket.”- Details always matter!

Style 101

Never trust the chap who says “no one see the lining of your jacket.”- Details always matter!

(Source: guerreisms.com)

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Style 101
A true pro know when and how to turn his tie into a pocket square.

Style 101

A true pro know when and how to turn his tie into a pocket square.

(Source: Guerreisms.com)

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Style 101.  A true Gentleman lends a helping hand when needed. Style is not only how you look, but how you touch the world around you.

Style 101.  A true Gentleman lends a helping hand when needed. Style is not only how you look, but how you touch the world around you.

(Source: Guerreisms.com)

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Today someone needed a pocket square more than I did, so I parted with mine, and decided to improvise by pulling an Angelo Flaccavento - Pen in the breast pocket move.
You know you have style when you become a point of reference. Thank you Mr. Flaccavento.

Today someone needed a pocket square more than I did, so I parted with mine, and decided to improvise by pulling an Angelo Flaccavento - Pen in the breast pocket move.

You know you have style when you become a point of reference. Thank you Mr. Flaccavento.

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Because 1 statement piece is sometimes enough.

Because 1 statement piece is sometimes enough.

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Style 101:
1 statement piece is usually enough.

Style 101:

1 statement piece is usually enough.

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STYLE 101
The Tie Bar
If you pick up a tie, the tie bar shouldn’t be too far behind.  It’s about keeping the tie out your food, and out your face while wearing a piece that allows you to express yourself even in settings where everyone may be dressed similarly. The details always speak volumes!

STYLE 101

The Tie Bar

If you pick up a tie, the tie bar shouldn’t be too far behind.  It’s about keeping the tie out your food, and out your face while wearing a piece that allows you to express yourself even in settings where everyone may be dressed similarly. The details always speak volumes!

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STYLE 101
The perfect tie length.  No excess belly showing, no tie over the belt.
View the full look of Ariel Burman shot for Details.com (click link)

STYLE 101

The perfect tie length.  No excess belly showing, no tie over the belt.

View the full look of Ariel Burman shot for Details.com (click link)

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A wallet?  Out of the question!

A wallet?  Out of the question!

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The Pocket Square.
Let’s face it, pocket squares are nothing new.  If you’ve followed the site you also know that I’m a firm believer that a man in a suit with no pocket square is just not totally dressed (I will be the first to admit that I have photographed what I consider to be exceptions).  I’m not going to go on about the sin of matching tie and pocket square instead I wanted to point out where style comes into play as opposed to fashion with the pocket square.
Before commencing I wanted to point out why the pocket square is a must.  The main reason is that it breaks the consistency of the suit.  The little added material changes without question the canvas called the blazer.  Without the pocket square you have a pocket that simply begs to be useful.   Having said that, the question is not do you wear a pocket square, but instead how do you wear a pocket square to fit your style?
There are 3 main ways to wear a pocket square: corners out (photo to the far left), corners in (middle), squared (far right).
Note: Don’t believe that it doesn’t matter how you wear your pocket square.  Like anything else it should be a reflection of your style… your person.
Corners out usually fits the classic chap with an edge.  It has a rebellious side yet is still whispers “I am classic”.  Mind you I’m not referring to having the corners symmetrical where the pocket square looks like a jagged set of mountains. (^^^^). That’s trying way too hard and I have yet to find a chap who pulls it off without it looking too forced.

Corners in screams “I know I have to have this, but I’ll do it on my terms!”  If it’s like the chap in the center photo it’s saying I’m comfortable, I know the rules, I can bend them and do it with my personal touch. Usually this is the choice of the hipster type.
The squared pocket square is classic, very clean.  This works for a formal look and can still be dressed down.  The squared pocket always looks great with a solid blazer, this is the look you’ll most often find in the likes of GQ.
Now let’s get down to the style part.
Picking the way to wear the pocket square is no different than picking out a style that works for the individual. The pocket square can be a great indicator when it comes to style, if it fits the personality it says volumes… if it doesn’t fit the personality, it screams volumes and can be visually offensive.

The Pocket Square.

Let’s face it, pocket squares are nothing new.  If you’ve followed the site you also know that I’m a firm believer that a man in a suit with no pocket square is just not totally dressed (I will be the first to admit that I have photographed what I consider to be exceptions).  I’m not going to go on about the sin of matching tie and pocket square instead I wanted to point out where style comes into play as opposed to fashion with the pocket square.

Before commencing I wanted to point out why the pocket square is a must.  The main reason is that it breaks the consistency of the suit.  The little added material changes without question the canvas called the blazer.  Without the pocket square you have a pocket that simply begs to be useful.   Having said that, the question is not do you wear a pocket square, but instead how do you wear a pocket square to fit your style?

There are 3 main ways to wear a pocket square: corners out (photo to the far left), corners in (middle), squared (far right).

Note: Don’t believe that it doesn’t matter how you wear your pocket square.  Like anything else it should be a reflection of your style… your person.

Corners out usually fits the classic chap with an edge.  It has a rebellious side yet is still whispers “I am classic”.  Mind you I’m not referring to having the corners symmetrical where the pocket square looks like a jagged set of mountains. (^^^^). That’s trying way too hard and I have yet to find a chap who pulls it off without it looking too forced.

Corners in screams “I know I have to have this, but I’ll do it on my terms!”  If it’s like the chap in the center photo it’s saying I’m comfortable, I know the rules, I can bend them and do it with my personal touch. Usually this is the choice of the hipster type.

The squared pocket square is classic, very clean.  This works for a formal look and can still be dressed down.  The squared pocket always looks great with a solid blazer, this is the look you’ll most often find in the likes of GQ.

Now let’s get down to the style part.

Picking the way to wear the pocket square is no different than picking out a style that works for the individual. The pocket square can be a great indicator when it comes to style, if it fits the personality it says volumes… if it doesn’t fit the personality, it screams volumes and can be visually offensive.

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Supreme Nonchalance.

Style isn’t only about finding comfort in a fresh pressed suit… it’s being comfortable not needing to impress.

For some it’s a ripped shirt, for others it’s a signature of self confidence and character revealed.
R.J. of the site Timothy Plympton

Supreme Nonchalance.

Style isn’t only about finding comfort in a fresh pressed suit… it’s being comfortable not needing to impress.

For some it’s a ripped shirt, for others it’s a signature of self confidence and character revealed.

R.J. of the site Timothy Plympton

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