The Colors of Men’s Clothing

Author: Necktie Advisor
March 20, 2008

Believe it or not, the color of your tie, your shirt, or your suit may be sending a message about your mood, your intentions, or your personality. Different colors carry different meanings, which are often picked up by others on a subconscious level. Just as certain colors draw you more than others, these same colors tend to give others an impression of who you are.

You already know that the style of clothing you wear should be chosen carefully for important events, such as interviews and business meetings. Likewise, you should always dress in colors that send the right message for the occasion. Below are the basic colors found in men’s fashion, and what impressions are associated with each.

Black

It is no mistake that black is popular among businessmen. Black carries with it an expression of authority and power. At the same time, black is traditional and elegant, an expression of style that is both understated and confident.

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Tips for Choosing a Suit

Author: Necktie Advisor
March 5, 2008

msuit.jpgBuying a suit can entail a big decision, one that many men are not prepared to make. Like men’s ties, suits vary widely from one another, making an already difficult decision even more complex. Many men embark on their shopping trip thinking it will be a simple decision of Suit A or Suit B, only to react with panic when they realize that they have to choose between many different fabric types, weights, colors, patterns, cuts, and styles.

Once you know what you are doing, though, shopping for a suit gets much easier. Here are a few tips to simply your suit-shopping experience.

Tip #1: Stay away from man made materials

Suits come in a variety of different fabrics, from natural to man made. Although polyester and polyester blends can be made to look pretty nice these days, and are generally seen as less expensive alternatives to traditional natural fabrics, I think you’ll find that you vastly prefer the “real thing.” Man made materials don’t breathe as easily, for one thing, and the last thing you want is a problem with perspiration. Also, despite how closely man made materials imitate classic wools, polyester will never have the same rich appearance as the finer materials.

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The Colors of Men’s Clothing

Author: Necktie Advisor
February 20, 2008

Believe it or not, the color of your tie, your shirt, or your suit may be sending a message about your mood, your intentions, or your personality. Different colors carry different meanings, which are often picked up by others on a subconscious level. Just as certain colors draw you more than others, these same colors tend to give others an impression of who you are.

You already know that the style of clothing you wear should be chosen carefully for important events, such as interviews and business meetings. Likewise, you should always dress in colors that send the right message for the occasion. Below are the basic colors found in men’s fashion, and what impressions are associated with each.

Read the rest of this entry »