March 11, 2008

Summer – the season so dreaded by many well-dressed men – is coming. With the longer, sunnier days comes the discomfort of wearing heavy clothes and multiple layers in the summer heat. But do men’s fashions always have to be hot and uncomfortable in the summer? We say they don’t. Here are six ways to beat the summer heat while still looking your best.

Experiment with a more casual look. Summer tends to be more casual than other seasons. Check with your office dress code – you may be able to make all sorts of changes to your wardrobe to make the warm weather days more comfortable for you. For instance, your workplace may let you dispense with the jacket and even the tie, except on days where a formal business appearance is necessary. But even if your workplace or a special occasion doesn’t let you lose some of the layers, there are still things you can do to keep your cool in the summer heat.

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Types of Men’s Ties: A Guide

Author: Necktie Advisor
March 7, 2008

Silk NecktieShopping for men’s ties can be bewildering, to say the least. There are many different fabrics, styles, designs, and patterns to choose from. But what are the differences between them, and how do you know which ones to buy? This handy guide will help you recognize and choose between the different types of men’s ties.

Silk Ties

Silk ties are generally considered the nicest ties you can buy. Unfortunately, they are also more expensive. Silk is a natural material harvested from silkworms’ cocoons and used to make fabric. The silk fabrics men’s ties are made from may be smooth and luxurious, or woven for a richer, thicker, textured look. Besides the cost, the biggest cost is the care silk ties require — they are easily stained and soiled, and must be dry cleaned and professionally pressed.

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