Let’s face it: We all stress over what to wear on Shopping Day. Am I too dressy? Am I too casual? Sara of Sara’s Sweet Style and Rose of Dadouchic don’t seem to have that problem. With great accessories (those hats!) and prints, these ladies know how to style the perfect outfit for a day spent shopping with the girls. Check out their looks below, and take away a tip or two!
Sara of Sara’s Sweet Style
Where would you wear this look?
Sara: I would wear this look while hanging out with my friends for some lunch and shopping. I always love to dress up a little, no matter what. This look is fun, comfortable, and stylish — and that’s what my style … Read More »
We’re back with another post in our Gals in Fedoras series! With summer just on the horizon, we can’t wait for carefree, warm-weather days. Today, we’re featuring Rachel of Rachel’s Lookbook and Ash from Anything and Everything LA, two ladies who know how to rock a casual-chic look from hat to toe. Take a look at their effortless hat pairings, and snag some advice on how to pull off this go-to summer style!
Rachel of Rachel’s Lookbook
Where would you wear this look?
Rachel: I would wear this outfit to the flea market or out for a lunch date with one of my girlfriends. This hat adds the perfect touch of color to tie the outfit together, and it is definitely something I’d want to wear while having … Read More »
Hats don’t have to be just for keeping your ears warm in the winter. Now that warm weather is finally here, the world of fun, fashionable hats is wide open! We’ve rounded up our favorite fashion bloggers working their best hat style, so get ready for some serious summer inspiration.
To kick off our series with a bang, we’re starting with the beautiful ladies of Golden White Decor: best friend pair Lauren and Marika. These girls know how to wear a hat, whether it’s to a casual event, the beach, or a night out. All about California and sunshine, the Golden Girls want you to always be in a sunny state of mind!
Describe your personal style and where you draw style inspiration from for Golden White Decor.
Lauren & Marika: Our style is best … Read More »
Recently, the team at Fedoras.com was lucky enough to attend the second annual Hats Off! Luncheon, an event hosted by The Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Fashion Arts Society. The event featured a sneak peek into the IMA’s latest exhibition, Majestic African Textiles; a lecture by Michael Cunningham, author and photographer of Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats; and an awards ceremony with prizes given to the most statement-making guest ensembles. All attendees were encouraged to wear their finest hat attire, so we made sure to dress up in our Fedoras.com favorites!
As an official sponsor of the event, we also gave away our very own Stetson Chatham Fedora to one lucky gentleman. Scroll through the pictures from the event below, and let us know what you think about all of the awe-inspiring hats!
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For us, the first signs of summer signal one thing — the start of music festival season. SXSW, Coachella, Bonnaroo, Newport, Lollapalooza… the list goes on and on, but we love each festival’s unique culture, lineup, and of course, style!
While each event puts its own spin on festival fashion, the key to the concert-going uniform is beating the heat while looking effortlessly cool. So whether you’re going full-out boho in a long, flowing hi-low or rocker chic with an edgy crop top, no look is complete without festival fashion’s signature accessory — the hat.
Click through our festival hat picks below to reveal an entire collection of hats made for summer concert fun in the sun.
Cue the confetti and pop the champagne! You’re dressed to the nines in your finest dapper (or flapper) attire and ready for a night on the town. Hold up, guys and dolls. Before you’re ready to swing the night away, you need a retro topper to complete the look — and who better to gather inspiration from than the vibrant and eternally-stylish characters of The Great Gatsby?
Click through the hats below to see our favorite styles inspired by Nick, Jay, Daisy, Myrtle, and the rest of the Gatsby gang.
And for even more goodies, check out the rest of our Great Gatsby Guide:
Attention Gatsby newbies, there are spoilers ahead.
For those of you familiar with The Great Gatsby – whether you’re a fan of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel or Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 movie masterpiece — you’ll agree that its web of characters is very, very complicated. To help you decipher the drama, we’ve created a comprehensive guide featuring the story’s top six characters. So go ahead, old sport: take a peek through your favorites’ storylines, and study up on their stats, famous sayings, and distinguished 1920s styles.
Scroll down or click through the links below for a closer look at each Gatsby character:
And for even more goodies, check out the rest of our Great Gatsby Guide:
When it comes to throwing an over-the-top, Gatsby-style bash, we know it don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got that swing… music. That’s why we’ve dug through the archives to find the finest jazz and swing tunes to serve as the soundtrack to your 1920s party. From Cole Porter to Glenn Miller and more, we have over 30 Great Gatsby songs cued up and waiting for you. Just press play and swing the night away!
Stream the playlist below or click here to open in Spotify.
And for even more tips on getting your Gatsby party just right, check out our Great Gatsby Guide, complete with tips on dress code, decor, and more!
Sing, Sing, Sing – … Read More »
Over the last couple of months, the Fedoras.com team has been busy researching, cleaning, sizing, and styling our hats in every way possible. Some may call us crazy, but we call it dedication. After all, becoming a master of hats is no easy feat, which is why we’ve created a brand new batch of hat resources just for you!
Click through the images below to view the entire resource.
1. Hat Sizing
Using a tape measure — or a ruler and string — learn our three quick steps to hat sizing, and let our easy-to-follow measurement chart be your guide.
2. Hat Cleaning
From cloth hats to straw toppers, learn the correct way to treat, rinse, wash, and rid your hat of spots and stains.
3. Hat Care
Read our top care commandments for keeping your … Read More »
On April 15, 1947, exactly 66 years ago, Jackie became the first African-American player in Major League Baseball history. As a player for the Brooklyn Dodgers, he faced continual racial discrimination from fellow players and fans, despite being named the 1947 “Rookie of the Year” and the 1949 “Most Valuable Player” by the National League. Still, Jackie persevered, and 50 years later, his jersey number (42) was retired from Major League Baseball.
To celebrate this important day in history and the release of 42 – the popular new film about the player — we’d like to give Jackie a Fedoras-style salute. Check out Jackie’s inspirational story by browsing these images from 42, and be sure to tip your hat to the 1940s toppers featured in the movie!
Looking for your own version of the hats worn by … Read More »
If you’re a regular follower of the blog, you know we like to talk fashion, be it seasonal trends or hat etiquette. So when our hometown of Indianapolis was ranked 10th on a list of “worst-dressed” cities, we took umbrage — to say the least.
Yes, we do think Indy dresses well, which is why we’re setting out to prove we know Hoosiers — both men and women — who have style. Our friends at The Indianapolis Star have asked for photo proof. Challenge accepted!
From trending looks to toppers for all seasons, our Fedoras.com style team is the epitome of well-dressed. See for yourself:
If you’re anything like us, you’re ready to trade in your parkas and boots for shorts and sandals. While it may still be a bit early to pack up our entire winter wardrobe, the days are getting longer, and (fingers crossed) warmer weather is right around the corner. To help you prep your closet for the sunny days ahead, we’ve compiled the top tips and trends of the season in our Spring Style Guide and selected a few of our first-round hat picks for you to try. Now, if only Mother Nature would cooperate…
Looking for more? You can check out all of our spring styles here!
No Mad Men look is complete without the proper topper! We polled our favorite fashion bloggers and Fedoras.com hat afficiandos to compile a collection of hats suited for every Mad Men character’s style. Whether you consider yourself a Betty or a Roger, you’re sure to find a hat to don (pun intended) for every occasion.
Click through the hats below for complete details on each style.
Special thanks to Tim of Stay Classic, Sean of *fruitpunch, Crystal of Billie Jean, Sue of Sewin’ Steady, Leea of Vintage Follies, Joanne of Stitch and Witter, Pauline of Dessine-moi un bouton, and Julie Bobbin of JuliaBobbin for … Read More »
Fedoras.com is honored to welcome Christy Pastore from Fashion Wrap Up for a special guest post on the best women’s hats of the season. Ladies, read on for her top runway picks!
Hats are generally thought of, for most women anyway, as a way to fix a bad hair day. Consider this: Wear a hat because you really want to and because it matches your outfit.
Wait. What did she just say? Yes, that’s right. Hats are timeless — they can be worn anytime! Hats and headpieces were seen all over the runways for Spring/Summer 2013, from New York to Milan. Here are a few headwear trends to consider for the spring season:
While Rachel Zoe’s overall clothing collection for S/S 2013 was less than lackluster, her styling was outstanding. From her … Read More »
Notorious womanizer and excessive drinker, Roger Sterling never fails to bring on the wisecracks and the charm. When it comes to style, Roger always pulls of an impeccable, old fashioned, bon vivant style, that’s also a tad playful — he’ll throw on a polka-dotted tie for kicks or add a couple more peaks in his pocket square. Roger stays true to his double-breasted jackets, three-piece suits (don’t forget the vest), and consistent love for a good grey suit.
In search of a modern take on Roger’s attire? We’ve asked men’s style bloggers Sean of *fruitpunch, Dan of TSBmen, Tim of Stay Classic, and Kiyoshi of The Silentist to share their best Sterling style and answer a few questions:
Click through the pictures for more … Read More »
Spiteful, immature, cold, impulsive, slimey, self-centered — whatever you want to call Pete Campbell, he’s probably not your favorite character. Although he might not exactly have the greatest intentions on the show, he certainly dresses with intention. Pete’s got the whole prep-school brat down pat: blue suits; striped, skinny ties; suspenders; navys and greens. Pete keeps a youthful appearance by playing with plaids and prints on his suit jackets and shirts, as well as emulating Don’s style by throwing a few grey and brown suits into the mix.
In search of a modern take on Pete’s attire? We’ve asked men’s style bloggers Sean of *fruitpunch, Tim of Stay Classic, and Kiyoshi of The Silentist to share their best Campbell style and answer a few questions:
Click … Read More »
Though she started as the front desk receptionist, Megan Draper‘s striking beauty, smart attitude, and fashion-forward attire have helped her blossom on the show (her sultry rendition of “Zou Bisou Bisou” might’ve helped, too). Since becoming Mrs. Don Draper, Megan certainly looks every bit the ’60s style star, sporting high hemlines, vivid frocks, groovy prints, and mod hair and makeup.
Need some real life Megan inspiration? We’ve enlisted fashion bloggers Crystal of Billie Jean, Pauline of Dessine-moi un bouton, and Julie Bobbin of JuliaBobbin to show off their best Megan attire and answer a few questions:
Click through the pictures for more on each lady’s look.
What do you love about vintage style?
Crystal: “I love the feeling I get … Read More »
Innocent, determined Peggy Olson has made quite the fashion — and career — transformation throughout the Mad Men series. Since arriving at Sterling Cooper as a scared girl with spaced-out bangs, uptight curls, and frumpy silhouettes, Peggy has grown into a mature, strong-willed woman with tailored dresses and suits, ladylike toppers, and coiffed ‘dos.
Need some real life Peggy inspiration? We’ve enlisted fashion boggers Fleur of Diary of a Vintage Girl, Joanne of Stitch and Witter, Pauline of Dessine-moi un bouton, and Julie Bobbin of JuliaBobbin to show off their loveliest Peggy attire and answer a few questions:
Click through the pictures for more on each lady’s look.
What do you love about vintage style?
Joanne: “What’s not to … Read More »
Spring is here, and we’re celebrating the arrival of warmer and longer days with the launch of our Spring 2013 Style Guide. Equipped with everything you need to know about looking sharp this spring, the Spring 2013 Guide is your go-to for warm-weather wardrobe must-haves, including the hat of the season and spring’s essential item. Plus, we enlisted the help of Scout Sixteen style guru, Justin, to teach us a thing or two about discovering, embracing, and showing off your personal style. Check it out!
Bold patterns, pastel colors, lightweight fabrics, and relaxed styles are the centerpieces to every gentleman’s closet for spring. But which spring staples are the manliest must-haves for 2013? We’ve conquered every runway and street trend to bring you the most wearable pieces of the season. Each is comfortable, cool, and a definite ego-boost for your wardrobe. Read on, and snag a few pieces for yourself this spring.
Guys, these are not your grandpa’s shoes. Loafers are making a big comeback this year, and they’re perfect for spring. Cuff your jeans or roll up your chinos to show off a sleek pair that fits your personality — whether you like them loud or are a little more classic. Go sans socks on sunny days, and when the temperature drops at night, pair them with printed socks.
For more … Read More »
Unless you’re a serious trendwatcher, chances are that accessory trends tend to slip by you. To keep you from missing out this spring, we’re highlighting the season’s hottest hat trend — the bucket hat. Known more informally as the fisherman’s hat, there’s more to this topper than its usefulness on the water (move over, Gilligan).
Take some tips from these runway and street styles, and be sure to browse our selection of bucket hats to find your perfect fit:
Louis Vuitton had the bucket hat plastered all over their runway showcase. While the above look may not be completely wearable, it sure gives inspiration for every guy looking to go a little nautical this season. On a casual spring day, try a polo or lightweight tee, a cardigan, khaki shorts, and a sleek bucket hat much like … Read More »
There are some spring wardrobe essentials that every guy just can’t live without: boat shoes, a gingham shirt, a thin sweater, cuffed jeans — and then there’s the navy jacket. A lightweight, cotton-blend blazer (ditch the wools and heavy tweeds) in dark blue is the perfect complement to just about everything in your closet. Whether you’re hanging out or headed to a wedding, this essential item is easygoing, classic, and cool — all at the same time.
Take some notes from these well-dressed street styles, and learn how to pull off the navy blazer all by yourself (trust us on this one).
Keep It Simple
There’s nothing more classic than a navy blazer layered over a crisp patterned shirt, cuffed pants, and tassled loafers. The easiest way to wear a blazer this spring? Keep it simple.
A navy blazer … Read More »
As part of our Seasonal Style Guide, we’ve scoured our favorite men’s fashion blogs to bring you inspiration for your man-drobe each season. Every spring, summer, winter, and fall, we’ll be highlighting the most dapperly-dressed dudes in our Man of Style series — and interviewing them about their personal style.
First up is the crazy-cool Justin Livingston of Scout Sixteen. What makes this New York-based blogger our Spring Man of Style? He’s mastered the art of mixing charming classic and vintage pieces, while playing with color, patterns, texture, and accessories (think bowties and backwards caps) to put a fresh spin on the typical jeans, tee, and sweater combo. Plus, he’s got a lot of lady friends who ask for style advice — and has the guts to actually give it … Read More »
Learning to drive a car with a manual transmission has been on your to-do list since you started driving, right? But have you actually gotten around to checking that one off the list? Yeah… didn’t think so. Most people aren’t inclined to buy a stick shift without first knowing how to drive it — but that’s exactly what I did, so I’m letting you in on the top tips that helped me become a better manual driver.
Step aside, guys! This post is exclusively for the hat-loving ladies out there…
Accessories, accessories, accessories! You can never have too many, right? While handbags and scarves are essential, there’s nothing better than stepping outside of your comfort zone with a fabulous new hat. While many women shy away from hats for fear that they can’t pull them off, the key to becoming a Hat Lady (and not a Cat Lady) is to pair yours with modern pieces and current trends. Here are our favorite outfit inspirations for your winter-to-spring wardrobe:
Wide Brim Woman
Do blazers ever go out of style? Pair a black blazer with black skinnies and a casual white tee for a boho-esque style. Camel wedge booties add dimension to this all black and white look, while this floppy wool hat is a … Read More »
While women dote on large, lavish closets, men pride themselves on nice, polished bars, and as a respectable man, yourself, it only seems logical that you should have one of your own. You may not have that dream home with a built-in bar (and a home theater and five car garage) yet, but there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have an impressive bar cart.
Check out some of these great carts for inspiration and then get out there to find one that suits your fancy!
You have your own apartment/house/condo/place of living, and you want to decorate with an upscale, swankier style. You’re not in college anymore, and you want your living quarters to reflect this (throw away the tie dye tapestry and beer box decor!).
Build your own bar! Fill it with glassware, fancy (or not) liquors, and sophisticated bar tools.
There are several ways you can build and showcase your own home bar. If you’re lucky, you can snag a cool, vintage-looking (or actually vintage) bar cart. Etsy always has a great selection, but they can be pricey — so do your own cart hunt on Amazon and at local flea markets, too. You can also display proudly on wall shelves, or maybe you have a sleek wooden table that needs some love? That would also work. There are several options. My personal home … Read More »
Last week, we kicked off our exciting switch to Fedoras.com with a big hat giveaway. Since the announcement, fans have scoured the store for clues to our sitewide scavenger hunt and for good reason — a brand new Bailey of Hollywood hat was on the line!
Hats off to everyone who entered and shared our new name on Facebook and Twitter — we really appreciate the support! But the time has come to announce our grand prize winner. Congrats to our Bailey hat winner, Ivy Gabriella Chuisano, as well as to Jonathan Manning, who won a $50 Fedoras.com gift card.
Ladies and gents, he’s done it again. Justin Timberlake is back, and he’s putting pressure on guys everywhere to step up their style game — with a fedora.
In the lyric video for his latest single, JT makes the ladies weak in the knees — and the men jealous — in a laid-back, Panama-style fedora. For a modern take on this classic crooner style, Justin pairs his topper with a lightweight coat and classic aviators.
If you’re looking to capture Justin’s smooth signature style, we recommend a hat with a solid, neutral band. A band in a shade like black or brown will stand out and make a statement against a lighter straw hat, without attracting the wrong kind of attention.
You might have noticed that things look a bit different around here. No worries, you’re not seeing things! Since your last visit, The Fedora Store (formerly thefedorastore.com) has merged with Fedoras.com to make it easier to access both our retail store and our hat resources in one fell swoop.
Although we’ve made a small switch, we’re still the same trusted hat brand, with the same team and top-notch selection you expect. Only now, while you’re browsing for that one-of-a-kind fedora, you can also easily school yourself in hat creases, celebrity toppers, and gentlemanly fashion, too! So you see, we’re really not that different after all — we’ve just made ourselves even better.
And what better way to celebrate this occasion than with a contest and hat giveaway?
Congratulations, you made it through the holiday shopping season with your gal! But now, Valentine’s Day is nearing, and soon the stores will be crowded with cheesy red and pink boxes of candy, roses, and conversation hearts. While it may seem like a good idea to head down the seasonal aisle for gift ideas, it’s important to understand that the perfect gift is a thoughtful gift.
Don’t think you can pull it off? We rounded up some great ideas that are sure to get you a big ol’ hug and kiss from your girl!
Get tickets to a special event – Is your girlfriend’s favorite band coming to town? Is she a huge sports fan? Get her two tickets to her favorite event, and plan to make a special day of it for the two of you!
Make a photobook – You … Read More »
Based on the book by Paul Lieberman, Gangster Squad depicts the story of a team of LAPD officers as they try to take back their city from mob king, Mickey Cohen. With a star-studded cast that includes A-list actors like Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, and Ryan Gosling, Gangster Squad embodies the spirit, culture, and fashion of the 1940s.
After you see the film, one thing will be certain — you need the Gangster Squad style. The timeless suits, suspenders, and — of course — fedoras worn by Gosling, Penn, and the gang, make for a sophisticated look that’s considered impeccable, even by today’s standards.
To truly recreate the classic ’40s fashion in the 21st century, we consulted A Tip of the Hat‘s resident fedora experts. From mob bosses to undercover cops, they broke down the flick’s most dapper hats and … Read More »
We’ve Got Big News — and You’re Hearing it First!
Later this month, Fedoras.com will be merging with TheFedoraStore.com. We’ll have the same great content, plus hats to fit any wardrobe. Stay tuned for more updates!
Travelling in style is no longer a novel concept applicable solely to the fairer sex – men are jumping on the bandwagon and making a conscious effort to also present themselves in the best light when they’re out of town. Putting that into consideration, we’ve compiled a list of wardrobe essentials that every man should have in his luggage, whether he’s flying off for a business trip or a weekend getaway.
A good pair of shades is a must-have in every man’s travel bag. Whether it’s to shield your eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays or to conceal the fact that you look like a panda after … Read More »
Neal Caffrey, of USA’s White Collar, is the king of prime time television style (besides our favorite 1950s ad executive). Matched with his irresistible and sophisticated charm, his style shines forth in a way that no one can ignore. And sure, not everyone can be Neal Caffrey, but with these tips, you can at least mimic his style.
1. The Fitted Suit
Neal Caffrey always sports a fitted suit. This creates a sleek look that accentuates his trim torso and broad shoulders. He plays with pattern and color, wearing everything from solid suits to pin stripes and even a thin, checked pattern to replicate a 1930s-50s look. Navy suits are making a comback right now, so be sure to consider this Caffrey-color as your next suit option.
You might not be able to find a Caffrey-quality … Read More »
What exactly is the difference between an ale and a lager, and where does your favorite beer fit on the spectrum? Our comprehensive beer guide breaks down the tastes you love and the labels you’re slightly confused by.
All beers are classified as either ales or lagers. The distinction between the two lies in the type of yeast used to brew the beer, along with the conditions under which each type is brewed. The following graphic explains each type in more detail:
Sources: sixpacktech.com, eatthis.menshealth.com, primermagazine.com
Remember when we taught you how to concoct a manly mixed drink? Or the day we gave you the 411 on what ladies think about your cologne? Or, what about the time we taught you how to do your laundry? It’s been a great year writing A Tip of the Hat since its launch this past March.
Just in case you missed some of our posts along the way, we rounded up some of this year’s most memorable…
A Guy’s Guide to Gift Buying — This is a great one for all of you last-minute shoppers scrambling to get holiday gifts the morning of (or even after-the-fact). Read our tips, and don’t disappoint her again this year.
What do you get when you cross the most lavish literary scene of all time with the biggest party night of the year? A Gatsby-themed bash that’s sure to go down as your most epic New Year’s Eve yet! Just in time for the 2013 movie premiere starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan, transform your typical year-end bash into an extravagant 1920s soiree reminiscent of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. (Minus the obsession, love triangles, and tragedy, okay?)
And for even more goodies, check out the rest of our Great Gatsby Guide:
All you need are mood-setting invites, decor, music, and refreshments, along with a dapper and flapper-esque dress code that’ll get everybody into character. Here’s our breakdown of all the essentials for … Read More »
We’re back with more holiday gift picks, as recommended by our favorite bloggers. Read on for gentlemanly gift ideas that any guy on your holiday list will appreciate. And if you missed Part 1 of this series, you can check it out here.
Midwestyle Gift Picks
It’s been argued that men these days don’t know how to dress. While athletic shorts and t-shirts make their way to the sidewalks, a few chaps from the train tracks constantly educate the way a frugal man can dapper up. Hailing from Chicago, Jeff, Seth, and Cam pour their hearts and souls into the localized, well-photographed blog Midwestyle. Filled with wardrobe advice, these three featured some unique accessories too noteworthy to pass by this holiday season.
Guys, it’s time to get back to the basics. Put down the pit-stained tee, step away from those ratty sweatpants, and say hello to these ten must-haves for any man’s wardrobe. With these staples in your arsenal, you can mix and match your way to an appropriate outfit for nearly every situation. Talk about simple!
1. Colored & Patterned Dress Shirts
Start with neutral colors and subtle patterns like pinstripes and plaid. Once you feel comfortable with the basics, you can take your wardrobe to the next level by mixing in bold patterns and brighter hues.
2. Navy Suit
No man’s closet is complete without at least one suit, and navy is a versatile neutral, making it the ideal color for a starter suit.
3. Dark Jeans
Every man should own a pair of good, dark denim jeans that can be paired with a crisp button down or vintage tee.
4. Khaki … Read More »
With Christmas just weeks away, time is running out to find the right gifts for everyone on your holiday list. For many, this is one of the most stressful times of the year, because no one wants to give a bad gift. Because buying gifts can be difficult, we scoured our favorite blogs to find blogger gift picks. Who better to take gift-giving advice from than the guys who know what’s out there best?
For the “manly man” who likes to fix everything himself and enjoys a good craft beer, the Art of Manliness has several appropriate gift suggestions. Here are our favorite gift picks from the Art of Manliness.
Listen up, guys. We hate to break it to you, but your suits are looking reaaaally boring these days. We think it’s time for men everywhere to step up their suit game. But how do you do it, you say? Ah, we’re really glad you asked. We bring you (drum roll please) … the tie clip.
Now, before you roll your eyes and classify it as “things only Don Draper would wear,” a simple tie bar can transform any ol’ suit from classic and mature to fresh and modern in one full swoop. Just ask LeBron, Jay Z, Jake, David, Channing, and our good friend Gordon. The tie clip not only polishes up your appearance, … Read More »
We rounded up fall and winter outfits and style tips from some of our favorite bloggers. From tartan to corduroy, we hope these guys provide you a little style inspiration:
Kiyoshi Martinez from The Silentist wore elephant-patterned Bonobos pants for election day. He paired these political-party-appropriate pants with a lambswool sweater, a button-down, a tie, blue socks, and horse bit loafers. Fantastic!
On his blog A Headlong Dive, Jeremiah Simmons shared a little history about appropriate-for-fall blackwatch tartan. This black, blue, and green plaid is named for the Royal Highlanders who policed fighting against the throne in Scotland during the 18th century. They were dubbed the Black Watch because of their black, blue, and … Read More »
Are you a man of style? The great thing about men’s fashion is that you have the freedom to be bold, edgy, and take chances, with less of a chance of being criticized. One stylish trend that many men often fear is the mixing and matching of prints and patterns. The key is to not be afraid and have confidence in your look. Of course, it can be easy to become overconfident and end up looking like mismatched holiday wrapping. Fortunately for you, we’ve got some tips for pulling off this look with ease. Are you paying attention? You may want to write this down…
Implement a Solid
When attempting to mix and match prints and patterns, ties and outerwear are the easiest (and safest) way to achieve the look, but be sure to implement a solid piece … Read More »
We already know you’re a grillmaster (or, at least you think you are). You can broil, barbecue, smoke, and roast just about any type of meat on an open flame. But what happens when the weather goes south, and your grillin’ days are put on hold for the night — or the season? Trust us, no one wants to cook while they’re shivering in their skivvies. So how are you going to impress your lady friend over a steak dinner if you have to cook it in the oven? (Insert dramatic look here.)
That’s where our good friend, Chef Andrew Horstmann, comes in. As a graduate of The Chef’s Academy and a Sous Chef at The Oceanaire in Indianapolis, he really is a grillmaster, a fishmaster, a steakmaster, and everything in … Read More »
Bare upper lips be gone! It’s officially Movember, and in celebration of this manly month, we’re paying tribute to 15 of the finest mustaches the modern world has ever known. Happy ‘staching!
While men’s style has changed quite a bit over the centuries, there are some styles that have transcended time — especially where hats are concerned. Likewise, men’s interests have withstood the test of time, only becoming more expansive with ever-changing innovation. From cars to clothing and beyond, the following vintage advertisements display the ever-dapper interests of man over time.
Side note: We think these ads would look perfect printed out, framed, and hanging on the walls of a mancave.
No worries if you can’t read French. This advertisement is for none other than hats. This stately gent is sporting a pipe and a stylish newsboy cap much like this Stetson Beane Wool Longshoreman Cap. Not necessarily a style you see everyday, the newsboy can easily be pulled … Read More »
With only weeks to go until Election Day, we have all had our fill of politically peppered Facebook statuses and Twitter rants. The fundamental differences between the candidates (not to mention, your friends’ opinions on these differences) are now crystal clear. So let’s put down our social media swords, and turn our attention to a similarity between the two candidates — their style.
The road to the White House may not be paved with red carpet, but it’s obvious that both Obama and Romney are dressing to impress this election season. Obama’s mom jeans are safely tucked away, while Romney has surely been taking style advice from binders full of women. Dapper and distinguished, both candidates are bringing their A-game, making this race too close to call.
Cast Your Vote. Enter to Win a Hat.
Based on solely style, who has your support this … Read More »
So you’re out on your own and just beginning to master the tasks of being an adult — cooking, cleaning, paying the bills, etc. You think you’ve got it aaaall figured out, until you notice the huge pile of laundry taking over most of your floor space. Unfortunately, that laundry isn’t going to do itself.
No need to panic. Just follow our quick and easy Guy’s Guide to Doing Laundry.
1. Go Shopping
Detergent is what cleans your clothes. There are liquid and powder varieties, and what you use is a personal choice. Make sure to get a color-safe kind to keep your whites white and your colors bright. These days, most detergents have fabric softeners in them, so go ahead and skip buying extra. Or, you can buy dryer sheets for extra softness.
If you’re a messy lad, grab a bottle of spray-on stain remover — this … Read More »
You have to admit: with all of the endless Oktoberfest beer specials, reruns of Michael Myers, and bowls of candy corn, you might actually enjoy the spooky season. That is, until you must find the perfect Halloween costume (clever enough to to win awards, but cool enough to win hearts).
That’s where the ladies of A Tip of the Hat come in. Whether you’re pulling it together last-minute or just trying to make your girlfriend proud, we’ve got your go-to costumes covered. The best part about these easy-yet-impressive costumes? Most of them should already be tucked away in your closet or stuffed in your drawers (well, except for the python cuffs and leather whip — but hey, you never know).
P.S. Click through the pics for the perfect costume topper.
1. Don Draper
The perfect excuse to dress dapper and sip whiskey all night long.
Pulling off the pattern-on-pattern look may seem like a daunting task, but trust us, it can (and should) be done! Sure, you can’t go wrong with a navy blazer and striped tie, but can you settle knowing you haven’t reached your full style potential?
Experimenting with patterns adds not only dimension, but personality and sophistication to your look. But how do you know which prints to mix and match and which ones to ditch? Follow these five guidelines and elevate your style status from all mixed up to mix-master!
Avoid pairing two patterns of the same size. The contrast in size allows one print to stand out over the other, rather than getting swallowed up. For example, a tie with thicker stripes is the perfect accent for a dress shirt with smaller checks.
Give people something to look at! One print should … Read More »
As a man with really thick hair, I’ve always had to keep my hair product game tight. And this has cost me a lot of embarrassment and money over the years. But that’s not to say I haven’t come out on top in the end. After experimenting and doing my own research, my hair looks pretty dapper these days.
I’m going to share with you my top three go-to products for achieving a dapper, Mad Men-esque hair style.Keep in mind, my hair is very thick and coarse. This means if your hair is also thick and coarse, these products might be perfect for you — or they might not. No head of hair will react the same way to any product, so finding the right ones may require some trial and error.
When trying new products, it’s always best to start with … Read More »
Finding the perfect woman can take the better part of one man’s life. There are so many qualities guys look for in women — and finding a woman who has it all is nearly impossible. But if a woman has at least several of the qualities he admires, it can lead to a strong relationship. So here are 10 qualities that every man looks for in women.
Overly clingy isn’t attractive on anyone. Check out more girlfriend memes here.
1. Honesty and Loyalty:
The two go hand-in-hand. We’ve been there for our buddies when they’ve been cheated on, and it’s most likely happened to us as well. The last thing we need is for this soundtrack to be put on repeat.
Of course a little shyness is never a bad quality either, but the more outgoing … Read More »
The accessory is the understated part of every man’s wardrobe. It’s a unique detail that one adds to accent his outfit or tell something about himself. The worst thing a guy can do is underestimate an accessory.
Image courtesy of Dapperlou.com
Here are five accessories every guy should own. They will not only add to your style but also tell your boss, coworkers, and friends a little bit about you before you even begin talking.
1. The Belt
Quite arguably the most important accessory, every man needs a belt. A belt symbolizes that you are well rounded and pay attention to details. You match your belt with your outfit: black shoes equal a black belt, and brown shoes go with a brown belt. The only time you don’t wear a belt is when you are … Read More »
Whether you actually read them, or they’re just for show, we all need magazines. A stack of magazines in your place can show someone who you are and what your interests are. You can pick up a magazine and quickly read an article to pass a spare few minutes — or spend a lazy afternoon flipping through the pages.
But finding the right magazine is like finding a needle in the haystack. There are so many prints, and it’s difficult to make sure that a particular one is right for you. Here are five magazines that every man should subscribe to:
What’s not to like? Complete with workout plans, diets, style tips, and more, Men’s Health is here to serve all men on the path to being the best man one can be. This magazine also includes stories on pro-athletes and … Read More »
It’s a representation of intelligence, high status, and wealth. It symbolizes that you mean business and know what you’re talking about. No, I don’t mean your Yale Law degree on the wall. I’m talking about a tailor-made suit. And even though business attire is changing, a tailor-made suit is still reputable for events like meetings with clients or out-of-office events like weddings.
1. Find a Tailor
This is the most important step in buying a tailor-made suit because quite literally, the tailor makes the suit. To find a skillful tailor, the best thing to do is ask around. Go to business colleagues, friends, or family members who you know have a tailored suit and ask them who makes their suits. Also, according to AskMen.com, most reputable tailors can be found in major department stores or … Read More »
Taking care of your image can be exhausting. From picking out clothes to styling your hair, it can become quite a chore. Add in shaving or beard trimming and taking care of your skin and we are talking at least 30 minutes a day. And who has that? Ok, maybe the women who spend much more time a day getting ready would contend that 30 minutes isn’t so bad. But for someone on the go who wants to be able to sleep in a little, it definitely is.
If only there were a way you could just roll out of bed and go with the flow and still look acceptable, right?
Wait, what’s this about the bedhead look? This is a quite popular — and not to mention sexy — hairstyle.
Unfortunately, despite its name, achieving the … Read More »
For most men, skin care isn’t a high priority. A splash of cold water on the face and you’re good to go for the day. However, the skin is the largest and most noticeable organ of the body. Like it or not, people form a first impression based upon what they see — and skin can play a huge role in that. Healthy skin will make you look healthier and keep you looking younger. Gentlemen, here are some simple tips for taking care of your skin.
1. Wash Your Face
It seems so easy, right? But simply reaching for the bar soap will not do. In fact, that will dry out your skin beyond belief. And when your skin dries out, it over-produces oil, resulting in blemishes. Invest in a quality face cleanser for men that will help wash away … Read More »
Mad Men has viewers hooked. People just can’t get enough of Don Draper and the show’s commentary on 1960s social mores. And while we gear up for the sixth season, why not get into the spirit with some cocktails inspired by the cast of Mad Men? Perfect for a season premiere party — or just an evening of re-watching old episodes — try one of these retro drinks and transport yourself to 1960s Sterling Cooper Draper Price.
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz Cointreau or triple sec
1 oz brandy
1 lemon slice
Mix lemon juice, brandy, and Cointreau in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice cubes. Shake and strain into a martini glass and add a lemon slice.
2 oz Pimm’s No. 1
3 oz ginger ale
1 cucumber slice
1 lemon slice
Pour Pimm’s into a … Read More »
This is the season. The season for good times, good barbeque, and, of course, the celestial celebration of your best buds and relatives getting hitched. Yes, that’s right, it’s wedding season, and what’s a wedding without a tuxedo that not only makes you look like a million bucks, but also shows off your own personality?
Finding a tux that suits you, not only in size, but also personality, is something that’s easy to do. To start out, take a couple tips from some A-list celebrities, like Andrew Garfield and Hugh Jackman. Even though you won’t be strutting about a red carpet parade in your tux like the celebs, it’s good to pay attention if you go the classic, black-tie style.
Seen here at the Tony’s, Andrew Garfield and Hugh Jackman are both rocking a peak lapel tuxedo. Andrew, … Read More »
So there you are. You’ve been there a hundred times before, standing at the bar or sitting in the coffee shop and you see her. She’s been there about as many time as you and it’s finally time to go talk to her. Don’t sweat it, there are easy, simple steps that will help you “get the girl.”
How do you start? With some simple conversation tactics, of course. Start off walking over to her, looking her in the eyes, saying hi and giving her a compliment. Then keep the small talk rolling by asking her if she lives in town, but keep the conversation centered on her. Women won’t deny that they love talking about themselves. The catch, however, is that if a woman feels she is talking too much about herself, she may think there isn’t a whole lot … Read More »
Summer is for relaxing with good friends, having a great time, and most importantly, the perfect music. Wherever you go, you’ll always want the perfect summer playlist at your fingertips.
Below may, quite arguably, be the perfect summer playlist. It’s pieced together with picks by some of the biggest magazines and a couple of my own. Building your own playlist is really easy. Your best start would be Youtube — type in a song you really like and see what comes up on the related videos. Keep going until you find something good. Also, Spotify, a free music app for your computer, gives you the option of seeing artists related to the one you’re listening too.
Why not load up this playlist for your Fourth of July bash?
Artist: Mayer Hawthorne
Song: “The Walk”
Album: How Do … Read More »
Men, if you’re like me, than you’re constantly telling yourself that the right fit matters. Skip the color or style, if it doesn’t fit right, then the rest doesn’t matter. This comes into play most when you’re looking for that right pair of jeans.
Whether for work, going out, or to wear to the game, the cut is what matters most. But with Levi’s alone offering thirteen different cuts (and every brand having their own styles as well), it can be tricky to find the right pair.
Here’s the low-down on different jeans cuts — and how to choose the best for your build.
Skinny: Great for an indie rocker performing at the local bar or the hipster cyclist zipping about town, this cut should be tight in most areas with a little bit of room at … Read More »
Let’s just get one thing straight. You may not care what anyone thinks about how you dress, but I’m here to give you honest wardrobe feedback from a male perspective. But no matter if you heed my advice or not, I recommend always wearing what makes you feel your best.
Ladies, you have more opportunities in your own closet than us guys have at the local mall. But there are some styles that shouldn’t make it out the door.
It may be a good place to start things off by making sure you know what year it is…2012. When the 70s and 80s died out, we thought most of the unconventional styles of the decades would too. Guess we were wrong. With that said, long skirts coming back is something that shouldn’t have happened. When a guy sees a woman in a … Read More »
Alright, so you’re either fresh out of college starting a new chapter entitled “Single Man in the Big City” or you said goodbye to your roommates because you can finally afford to live on your own. You found the place and are ready to make it into an impressive bachelor pad.
Let’s ease our way into this by starting with the entryway. Now, this is where first impressions are made, and you don’t want to send your guests packing before they’ve seen the whole pad. Steven Southon of EveryGuyed.com says an easy way set things off on a good note is to keep it clean and organized using quality shelves, hat racks, and maybe a shoe organizer. With decor, it’s all about the details, Steven notes. In the entryway, hang posters or even your fixie. Be … Read More »
Men, shaving has been going on longer than we think, and no shave has been more monumental than the straight razor. There’s a reason why some men still prefer a barber to handle their neck rather than themselves.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a secret to a straight razor shave that, once unlocked, will provide you with a clean shave every time. No, the secret to a straight razor is with its tradition and practice.
Tradition is the dividing factor when choosing to get a straight razor shave. According to Kennedy’s All American Barber Club’s Abbreviated History of Straight Razors, back in the day (about 5000+ years ago) men shaved with shark teeth, clam shells, and even pieces of flint. The Egyptians made razors out of gold in about 4000 BC. It wasn’t until 1740 that the first razor … Read More »
Let’s face it, fellas. Shaving isn’t the highlight of every man’s morning, especially when razor burn and irritation are the results of this necessary evil. Shaving leaves a man’s face feeling one of two ways: fresh and smooth or inflamed and bumpy. The preference is obvious, and it directly correlates with high self esteem. What man doesn’t want that? It’s time to add some new tips and tricks to your shaving practices in order to prevent common irritation and maintain a soft, glowing face.
First, it’s important to understand the common causes of razor burn and irritation. Problems are difficult to resolve without understanding the cause. The top three causes of razor burn are:
The razor should only be pressed gently against the skin. When a great deal of pressure seems … Read More »
I know that it’s typically women who envision the perfect closet: rows of shoes, shelves of bags, drawers of jewelry, color and season coordination. But organizing a closet is helpful for men, too. It gives you more space, helps avoid wrinkles (Who has time to iron?), and makes it easier to find the appropriate baseball jersey on game day. However, organizing a closet can take a lot of time, effort, and skill. Not the tidy type? No worries!
Read these quick tips on how to organize your closet:
1. Out with the old
It’s easier to organize when you have less, so the first step is to get rid of old garments. Anything that you haven’t touched in over a year has got to go! It’s time to part with anything that is torn beyond repair. If you have problems deciding … Read More »
Here at A Tip of the Hat, we focus a lot on men’s interests and fashions. But we do know we have some women out there reading. Ladies, this is for you. And guys, why not buy a special woman in your life one of the trends below? Just because.
The temperatures outside are heating up, and soon summer will be in full swing! As we work our way through spring, fashionistas everywhere are already working on their summer wardrobes as they make plans for fun outings, events, and vacations. While some look for specific items, styles, and shapes in their seasonal outfits, it doesn’t have to be so difficult. Think on a smaller level about colors, prints, and patterns. Below are a few hot summer trends to be on the lookout for that are easily wearable by anyone. Go on, … Read More »
Men, it’s time to suit up. The corporate world still highly regards suits as the professional choice for work attire. Even veterans on Wall Street won’t allow Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to wear a hoodie to a shareholder meeting. But be careful, wearing an ill-fitting suit may be your worst decision. There are three measurements that tell a man what his best fit is: the chest, the overarm, and the waist, says Delbert’s Clothing INC.
To take your suit measurement, you need a flexible tape measure. You also need a friend to help take your measurements.
First, the chest is probably the most important of the three. To measure one’s chest, take a tape measure and wrap it around your chest just under the underarms. Be sure to … Read More »
Mixed drinks have a bad reputation among guys for being too feminine or not strong enough — but you don’t have to order a strawberry appletini to enjoy a great mixed drink.
Here are some delicious cocktail recipes for even the manliest of men:
Whiskey sours are a classic, simple drink to make or order. You only have to worry about the ratio of whiskey to sour mix.
1 1/2 oz whiskey
1 1/2 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz simple syrup
Mix all liquids together in a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Shake and strain into a glass and garnish with the cherry and orange slice.
Thanks to “Mad Men,” this drink is back and as masculine as ever. Drinking these is just step one in trying to be half as cool as Don Draper.
3 dashes bitters
1 tsp water
1 … Read More »
Do you dread purchasing gifts? Are you a notoriously bad gift giver? Do you wonder why you never see your girlfriend wearing that sweater you got her last year?
Finding the perfect gift takes a lot of care and thoughtfulness. And it can be a completely different process depending on who you’re buying the gift for and the event.Guys, here are a few hints to help you purchase a gift for the next special occasion.
There are traditional wedding gifts for each year of marriage that revolve around different materials. The first five years of marriage are represented by paper, cotton, leather, fruits and flowers, and wood. It’s fun to be traditional, but these gifts also call for creativity. For the paper anniversary, a homemade card or a decorative print are both nice gifts. You could try out … Read More »
With summer right around the corner, it’s time to update your wardrobe. This year, nothing says warm weather more than a color scheme of wide variety.
The fashion editors at Esquire magazine say that summer style for 2012 is going to make use of the whole spectrum of hues, introducing some new colors to your closet such as moss, mustard, pool blue, and rust. These colors will help you mix and match what Esquire’s editors call the only four items of clothing a man needs during summer: a blazer, shirt, pants, and shoes. Match your shirt with your shoes, or offset your blazer and pants. Either way, brighten up your style with a little color.
Also this summer, men’s style is looking to conquer the concrete jungle by incorporating the traditional safari style into an urban setting. Levi’s is breaking … Read More »
Women love to receive jewelry for any occasion — Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, anniversaries, birthdays, and the list goes on. Basically, any special event with your significant other calls for jewelry. But this creates a problem. Jewelry is really hard to buy — and it’s expensive.
Guys, this really puts the pressure on. You don’t want to drop bank on a necklace that she’s not going to like. Not only is that a waste of money, but she’ll end up being disappointed and potentially angry at you (Trust us, it’s happened before.). If you’re tasked with finding the perfect diamond earrings, pearl necklace, or even a ring for that special someone, then here are six tips to help your shopping sail a little bit smoother.
1. Know her taste.
Be sure to scope out your girl’s jewelry box before you … Read More »
In this day and age, cell phones have taken over the world of time, leaving wrist watches to be less of a tool and more of a fashion statement. But one thing’s for sure: No one wants to be caught with a naked wrist.
Now, buying a watch can be tricky. Knowing what works, what looks stylish, and what will last is complicated — and you definitely want to make your purchase worth the investment. Don’t worry, here are three things to keep in mind when looking for a watch:
The first is the band. Judging by Jeremy Kirkland’s top picks on Esquire.com, leather bands certainly take priority, adding a sleek look to any man’s wrist. However, you shouldn’t rule out metallic bands. Jeremy highlights the Omega Speedster and its silver-toned band. And if you’re not … Read More »
Here at Fedoras.com, we can’t get enough of AMC’s Mad Men – especially when it comes to mastering the distinct styles of each main character. With the help of our favorite retro-loving fashion bloggers, we’ve dedicated an entire guide to helping you dress more like your Mad Men style match. From era-inspired suits to character-inspired hats, you’ll have your favorite character’s closet down to a T!
Browsing for more Mad Men material? Try scotch-sipping your way through our Beverage Guide or tipping your topper to our Mad Men-worthy Hat Guide. You’ll feel as dapper as Don, Betty, Roger, Joan, and the rest of the gang in no time at all.
Va-va volumptuous Joan Harris has always been fiery, strong-willed, and a bit vulnerable on the show. When it comes to fashion, Joan’s always had a thing for rich hues, fun accessories, upswept hair, and bold lipstick — and she definitely knows how to make an entrance (and an exit). Her curve-hugging, cinched-waist dresses and pencil skirts show off her hourglass assets to absolute perfection.
Need some real life Joan inspiration? We’ve enlisted fashion bloggers Fleur of Diary of a Vintage Girl, Sue of Sewin’ Steady, Joanne of Stitch and Witter, Pauline of Dessine-moi un bouton, and Julie Bobbin of JuliaBobbin to show off their Joan-esque attire and answer a few questions:
Click through the pictures for more on each … Read More »
The Kentucky Derby is just around the corner, so listen up guys, because this isn’t any ol’ day at the track! To help you pull off a dapper Derby look, we put together this cheat sheet with a little help from a collection of men’s fashion blogs:
Never underestimate the power of a seersucker, khaki, or linen suit. If you opt for a suit in a different material, just make sure it’s breathable for under the hot sun.
The Kentucky Derby calls for a classic fedora, sharp Homburg, breezy Panama, straw Trilby, or any of these retro-inspired options.
Regardless of where you’re sitting, colorful fabrics, summery linens, and crisp dress shirts don’t go unnoticed. If you’re going casual, a classic polo will do, too.
Pastel shades like key lime, lemon yellow, … Read More »
Trends come and go, but the timeless looks of the Kentucky Derby never fade. When it comes to Derby fashion, formal dresses, clutches, and heels are popular in the stands, while the infield uniform tends to be more laidback — think flowy sundresses, cotton skirts, and colorful shorts. Wearing a hat on Derby day is considered good luck, which is why the infamous horse race is synonymous with lavish cloches and wide brim hats.
Looking for the perfect Derby day outfit to fit your style personality? Whether you’re a casual, bohemian, or vintage-loving lady, let our guide be your source of inspiration for the big day:
Do you love a certain look? Scroll down to read the details on pulling off each ensemble!
For the casual lady, look for a lightweight cotton dress and … Read More »
Confident, complicated, charismatic, impulsive, successful, and definitely handsome, there’s never a dull moment with the infamous and irresistable Don Draper. A definite style icon for the modern day gentleman, Don always chooses timeless, clean, sharp-looking suit ensembles. Mostly donning a classic coat and pants, he pays special attention to the details — all the way down to his tie clips and pocket squares. As the character with the most exposed personal life, we also get an inside look at his casual attire: polos, plaid, sweaters, and sunglasses are his out-of-office staples.
In search of a modern take on Don’s attire? We’ve asked men’s style bloggers Sean of *fruitpunch, Tim of Stay Classic, and Kiyoshi of The Silentist to share their Draper style and answer a few questions:
Click … Read More »
Guys, do you find it difficult to look great and stylish? With my tips, being fashionable is easier than ever! My name is Daria, and I’m the blogger at Fashionsurf — and for you, dear man, I wrote this simple recipe that will help you achieve quality, everyday style. Enjoy!
Wear fitting clothes. This tip is as easy as it sounds; be precise with how your clothes fit. An oversized jumper looks charming on a girl, but no gentleman should ever wear clothes that are too tight or too loose. From blazers to jeans, everything should frame your body correctly — slightly hugging its shape. Never underestimate the power of this rule, and you’ll see your life change. No kidding.
Simplify. Yes, the old saying, “Less is more,” really does work. Again, there’s a chance … Read More »
This post comes to us from Krissy J., connoisseur of all things lavish at HerTopic.com!
Yes, males NEED accessories too! Watches, belts, and fedoras – they’re all important components of a man’s closet. These staple items are easy to incorporate into your daily style and are often seen on both the most dapper and ruggedly dressed males. Heartthrob celebrities like Ryan Gosling, Andre 3000, David Beckham, and Kanye West aren’t afraid to accessorize.
Spring is in the air, and I am well aware that the males are transferred from hibernation mode to the gym, in hopes of impressing either their sweetheart or babes on the beach. While doing so, maybe you lost a few inches around your tummy. A sagging or ill-fit pair of Levis is never cute. Start out by investing in a brown and black leather … Read More »
The frosty Betty Francis has had an emotional journey on the show, but she hasn’t waivered from her Grace Kelly-inspired style. This blonde beauty chooses feminine shapes, iconic prints, and classic hair and makeup to complete her timeless, ladylike look. And although her life isn’t always glamorous, she sure can pull off a pair of pearls, a party dress, and a perfectly-lined pout like nobody’s business.
Need some real life Betty inspiration? We’ve enlisted fashion bloggers Fleur of Diary of a Vintage Girl, Joanne of Stitch and Witter, Leea of Vintage Follies, and Julie Bobbin of JuliaBobbin to show off their classic Betty attire and answer a few questions:
Click through the pictures for more on each lady’s look.
We asked some of our the most fashion-savvy female bloggers break down their favorite [and least favorite] looks for men and this is what they had to say.
Guys, you should probably take notes.
I’m a sucker for clean-cut guys. That means properly fitting (clean!) clothing and good grooming. Guys, you can’t go wrong in well-fitting dark jeans or khakis, nice shoes, and a button-down shirt. Feel free to add your own touch with a cardigan, v-neck, or sneakers. Stay away from graphic tees and jeans that cut off circulation to your ankles, and I’ll be happy!
– Maggie from Reading Glasses Shopper
My husband would wear his gym shorts, holey pocket tee, and Vans 24/7 if he had his way. I try to steer him towards classics like well-fitting jeans, a basic shirt, and shoes that match — that’s … Read More »
If you are like me, I’m sure you have heard or even said at least one of these comments:
“The days of wearing a suit are gone.”
“Casual Friday? It’s casual week in our office. No one cares how you dress.”
“Appearances are irrelevant, the only thing that matters are results.”
Not only are all of these statements untrue, but I’m here to tell you that whether it is for work, a wedding, holidays, date night, etc, the way that you dress leaves a lasting impression on those around you.
Dress to Fit Your Body Type
No matter what your body type, proper-fitting clothes are essential to being a well-dressed man. A common mistake made by men is wearing oversized clothing in an effort to bulk up or even slim down visually, and instead of attaining the well dressed look, what you get is a sloppy mess.
When … Read More »
A few types of ties that you can use:
»Bowties: For a cute, nerdy look. You can never go wrong with a classic black bowtie, but now more and more patterned bowties are available. You can always wear a colored or patterned bowtie to make a statement (especially if you are only wearing black and white – pop of color), or bring out the color of your formal outfit (match with the color of shoes, or the color of any piece that you are wearing).
»Skinny ties: For a clean, minimalist look. Skinny ties can also pair well with nerd glasses. The classic black skinny tie can definitely create a very clean look – not only professional, but also young and fresh. Definitely a good piece to consider if you want to go classic with a little twist.
»Neckties: Neckties come in all … Read More »
We’ve got a guest blogger today! Kate, from The Brown Umbrella, offers her suggestions on how to convey that “adventurous man” look.
Bright Colors, especially blues and rust, are must if you are looking to make a bold statement this year. Men who wear this trend exude confidence and style, and it can be done in whatever scale makes you comfortable. Some looks on the runway were head-to-toe brights, but I don’t know many men who could pull that off in real life, so maybe just incorporate the trend with one piece or even just in an accent accessory like a pocket square or shoelaces.
I am mesmerized by how modern rolled up trousers make suits look, especially when paired with a fitted tee. If you do not need to wear a suit everyday, you can roll up … Read More »
For the past few years men’s suits have been getting more and more slim, but that has changed this season and we are starting to see more traditional suit silhouettes. The wider leg is modern and clean, so when it is paired with a boxy jacket, men look traditional but very fresh.
I believe every man should have a chambray shirt because it can be paired with anything from casual linen pants to brightly colored chinos to white jeans. It is timeless and very waspy, but if paired with the right accessories it can be novel and almost urban.
Check and Tweed will always be stylish. You can never go wrong with brown tweed or gray glen plaid, but in order to keep them from looking like your dad’s pieces that are a bit dull, look for updated cuts to your pieces. … Read More »
Gents, this guide is just for you! The female contingency of A Tip of the Hat collaborated with some of our favorite female fashion bloggers to bring you the 4-1-1 on what women want… or at least what we want to see in your wardrobe. Whether you’re trying to find your individual style or just need to know where to start, these ladies have your back!
Ask any lady, and they’ll all tell you the same; There’s nothing as great as a good-smelling man. Whether the scent comes simply from the soap they use, or if they purposefully wear cologne, a good scent is a great thing to have. We polled our office, friends, and even a Beverly Hills fragrance specialist to find out the top picks in men’s cologne.
Burberry Brit for Men
Women’s POV: Clean, manly, and sophisticated.
Notes: Bergamot, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Green Mandarin, Wild Rose, Nutmeg, Oriental Woods Accords, Musk
Price Range: $57-$75
L’homme by Yves Saint Laurent
Women’s POV: Makes you think of the classic, All-American man. Has a lightly gingered musk with a robust amber-cedar-vanilla finish. There’s a very light hint of violet leaf, which gives a hint of sensitivity to the warm, masculine fragrance.
Notes: Cedar, White Ginger, White Pepper, Cedarwood, Tonka Bean, Bergamot, Ozonic Notes, Basil … Read More »
Spring is one of the prettiest times to be a gal! With all the pastels, bright colors, and floral prints floating around, you can’t help but feel great in spring fashions. Going along with our Men’s 2012 spring looks, here’s what ladies can look forward to this spring.
To keep warm, layer up with cute cardigans, blazers, and trenches. Bold colors are definitely in, but these pretty pastels are perfect for outerwear. Be sure to make sure your outerwear fits you properly. Just like men’s fashion, tailoring makes all the difference! We’re loving this 60s inspired mint green cardigan with pearl buttons – too cute!
Nothing makes you feel prettier like a dress, so bring them out! This is where you can stash your floral prints and fun patterns, like stripes or polka dots. Wear these bare-legged or … Read More »
Even if you don’t get a spring break (some of us have to work…), you can still dress the part. These breezy, preppy looks are perfect for barbecues, a quick hike with your dog, or brunch with your girl on the patio.
It’s not summer yet, so you’ll probably need something to keep you warm. Blazers are a classic go-to, and they’re all over this spring’s Banana Republic Mad Men line. If you don’t have a blazer, or want something different, opt for a chunky sweater. They’ll keep you warm, they’re easy to take off if you get too hot, and girls love cuddling with these.
In the Middle
Bright pops of color are in for both guys and gals this spring. Mix it up a little by wearing color in your shorts. You can wear an equally … Read More »