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April 15, 2014
New Opportunities

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Yesterday I was fortunate enough to speak to a group of young men about dressing well in the workplace. The event was sponsored by the Buffalo State College Residence Life Office, as a part of their Resident Assistant Appreciation Week. After answering several questions about personal style, tailoring, and other menswear related topics, I realized how important it is for forums like this to be held on college campuses. Menswear has become extremely popular over the past few years, but there is still a huge population of young men, particularly college students that remain oblivious to the power of dressing well.

Some of the questions asked were, “What to wear to an interview?”, “Is tailoring effective?”, and “what does your style say about you?”. The other panelists and I answered all of the questions honestly and shared some of our personal experiences with the group. As a result, some of the guys expressed their appreciation for the event. However, I was the one that left feeling inspired and motivated. Therefore, I have decided to continue to share my story at other colleges and universities with young professionals and aspiring young professionals alike. I once heard the phrase, ”Be the change you would like to see”, and I believe this will be a good start. So if you would like for me to speak at your college, please click here.

April 15, 2014
En-Route to a Meeting

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On the days that I have an important meeting with faculty and staff, I tend to keep my outfit simple and professional. Here, I was on my way to a committee meeting with the Dean of Students and several college Vice Presidents. 

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As a young professional, It is extremely important to dress well in the workplace. This is something that I have mentioned several times before, but it is something that I can not re-iterate enough, especially after my latest speaking engagement at Buffalo State College (more on that soon). 

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Outfit Details:
Suit - Hart Schaffer & Marx (Thrift)
Shirt - Stafford
Braces - Vintage (Thrift)
Tie - Jos. A. Banks (Thrift)
Shoes - Father & Son (Thrift)

April 10, 2014
Bombs Away

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The early days of spring are ideal for suede bomber jackets since the weather is still cool. They are one of my favorite options for this time of the year because they can easily be dressed up or dressed down. So for me that just really means with or without a tie.  

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I purchased this suede bomber late last fall from a local thrift store and only got a couple wears out of it since then. However, I plan on wearing it quite often this season to work and for play. Hopefully, I will find the perfect pair of suede brogues to compliment this jacket as well (more coming soon).

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Outfit Details:

Hat - Bailey’s of Hollywood
Jacket - Quail Run (thrift)
Shirt - Stafford
Tie - VIntage (thrift)
Pants - Suit Supply
Shoes - Cole Haan (thrift)

April 9, 2014
Chicken & Broccoli

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The title of this post is ironic because I recently became a vegetarian, but chicken and broccoli is the first thing that came to my mind for this color combination.

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I’ve always appreciated the look of a trench coat over a suit, seen here and here, and with the recent rainfall, this trench coat in particular has become essential. 

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I mentioned several times before that a waistcoat is one of the most versatile items that a man can own. Therefore, by pairing one with a trench coat, knitted sweater, leather jacket, and a denim jacket makes a strong case.

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Outfit Details:

Hat - Bailey’s of Hollywood
Coat - Zara
Suit - Vintage (thrift)
Tie - Vintage (thrift)
Shoes - Cole Haan (thrift)

April 9, 2014
Talley & Twine x The Dapper Advisor

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If you follow my Instagram account, you have noticed that I promote the new watch company, Talley & Twine. I was contacted by the President, Randy Williams, to be a part of the Talley & Twine team and after seeing the impressive minimal design of “The Worley Chronograph’s”, I felt compelled to join the team. The bands are also 100% interchangeable so they are ideal for both professional and casual settings. Talley & Twine has an interesting backstory as well so I decided to share their story so you can get a better understanding as to how the company came about and why I decided to join the team.

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"Created with a man of style in mind, Talley & Twine satisfies a need in the marketplace for quality, aesthetically-pleasing watches that are affordable and versatile. These designs were born after finding that the marketplace is riddled with watches that compromise quality or style to meet a certain price point. Talley & Twine was created to make both quality and style available for the average man. A man who is impeccably groomed and takes pride in his appearance can appreciate this clean and classic design."

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"Talley & Twine was founded on two principles: legacy and lifestyle. We want to set the standard for future generations, and we want to look good doing it."  

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"Interestingly enough, our name comes from an intersection that was formerly the center of a notorious, crime-riddled neighborhood in Virginia. In recent years, the neighborhood has been completely redeveloped and now features new construction single-family and multi-family homes. A place with a dark past now has a bright future. Talley & Twine represents that future."

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The Worley Chronograph is available for pre-order on Kickstarter for a limited time so order yours today here

April 8, 2014
Top 5 Spring Pocket Squares

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As the weather begins to warm up and we transition to lighter layers and brighter colors, I plan on incorporating some of my favorite vintage pocket squares back into my wardrobe. More specifically on the days that I decide not to wear tie, seen here. During the fall and winter seasons, I wore a white linen pocket square with just about everything. However, like I previously mentioned, a detailed pocket can enhance just about any outfit. Therefore, here are my top five pocket squares for the spring season.

***You can find some great vintage pocket squares in the scarf section of your local thrift store. They are usually mixed in between the female scarves.***

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This square works well most of my brown, blue, and beige blazers. I often wear it with denim.

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This silk floral pocket square can provide a very interesting pop of color for most grey blazers. Ironically, floral is currently on trend this season. 

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This other floral square works well with beige, green, and blue blazers.

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This silk paisley square will be worn often with grey and blue.

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Yellow, brown, and blue are some my favorite colors so this square will be worn regularly.