March 18, 2008

You may have already heard that a suit and tie is your best bet for a job interview. But did you know that your choice of suit and tie can be just as important as wearing business wear in the first place?Different colors, patterns, and cuts can give potential employers different impressions. The differences are subtle, and often their effect is on a subconscious level, but they could still mean the difference between getting the job…and getting the boot.

Here are five things to wear in order to impress a potential employer.

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Men’s Suits and Special Occasions

Author: Necktie Advisor
March 12, 2008

In today’s day and age, many men rarely find themselves in a position where they have to wear a suit, tie, or even a dress shirt. In fact, with the popularity of the “business casual” working environment, some men don’t have a single suit in their closet – and if they do, it’s so old that it’s either out of style or no longer fits (or both). If this is you, it can be disconcerting to suddenly find yourself invited to a special occasion where you have to wear a suit.

Are you in the unfortunate predicament of having to find yourself an appropriate outfit for a special occasion – and having a limited amount of time to do it in? If so, these tips can help you find the perfect suit quickly and easily.

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Can Men Wear a Pink Necktie?

Author: Necktie Advisor
March 11, 2008

You might remember a scene in the beginning of Alfie where the title character explains why he likes to wear pink shirts. But can men really get away with wearing pink? The question is rather hotly debated, with one camp claiming pink never belongs in a man’s closet, while the other camp insists that pink can be an attractive and tasteful addition to any man’s wardrobe.

Unfortunately, when we talk about men wearing pink, most people envision the hot pink tank tops of the 1980s – and who wouldn’t rebel against that mental image? In actuality, though, pink and red were thought of as boys’ colors until the 1920s. This just goes to show the power that society has over us, right down to the hidden meanings we interpret in colors.

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March 11, 2008

Buying a dress shirt can often be a tricky business. Men’s button down shirts need to fit properly at the neck and cuffs, in addition to having the proper sleeve length and torso fit. A shirt that is too small or too large will make you look unkempt and unprofessional. Unfortunately, many men buy shirts that don’t fit properly, either because they don’t realize how a dress shirt is supposed to fit, or because the salesperson didn’t measure them properly. To help you avoid these hang-ups and find the perfect fit for your dress shirts, follow these simple guidelines.
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