Wooden Watches, Wooden Accessories & Men's Fashion

Why every guy should absolutely wear a watch every single day

A lamentable shift has happened in the last few decades: Watches have all but disappeared from men's wrists. Once upon a time, a watch was essential, something men and women alike put on their wrists every morning and took off only at night before bed. It was a necessity, or else you wouldn't know the time of day, and you'd be late for all of your meetings.     As cellphones and, later, smartphones started becoming more common, the watch suddenly seemed old-fashioned. Who needs a watch when you can just pull out your phone to check the time on a sleek digital display? Millennials probably never even got into the habit of wearing a watch, and for men, that's a...

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Black Tie & Dinner Jacket Guide

When an invitation reads black tie, formal attire, or evening attire, usually that means you wear a tuxedo and black tie. Black tie means black bow tie, never black necktie. If you want to stand out in a stylish way, the dinner jacket is the perfect way to go. Gold Dinner Jacket can be a great alternative to a tuxedo What is a Dinner Jacket? Basically, in Great Britain a dinner jacket is a matching or non-matching jacket worn with black tie. I can be black, midnight blue or any other color. However, this terminology can be quite confusing as it refers to a regular tuxedo as well as contrasting jackets. Therefore, we refer to a dinner jacket as a non-black...

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Incorporating Military Fashion into Your Wardrobe, According to the Players at Alpha Industries

Image via Tyler Glickman   Alpha Industries has been around since before the 1960s, manufacturing clothing for government contracts, long before gracing the shoulders of Beyoncé, Pharrell, Rihanna and any number of the Kardashian clan (and Cher, obviously). Alpha literally created every stitch of the jackets airmen have been wearing in the U.S. Military for a generation, and when the company started that’s all they did. They manufactured their wares exclusively for members of the military until the 1980s when they began offering their products to the public, and only a few years ago dove into the popular market in earnest. But whether or not you’ve been buying Alpha bomber jackets and parkas since you were a wee child, the design world has been looking at them...

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Not Your Father's Briefcase

A fan of the site recently hit me asking about briefcases for work. He had recently been promoted and wanted something that was stylish, functional, affordable and masculine.  Briefcases of yesteryear are definitely still an iconic piece in the menswear space, but are often not as functional as the times call for.  Below are some options of some modern and masculine briefcases.   Soft Leather Briefcase by Cole Haan $179   Kenneth Cole Leather Bag $150 Grained Leather Briefcase by Carven $381 Slim briefcase by Jack Spade $378 Portfolio Briefcase by Johnston and Murphy Barney’s New York Briefcase $249   Want an accessory to go with your new briefcase? Try this Ambici wooden watch!     Original Article - http://www.fresherthanchris.com/2015/10/not-your-fathers-briefcase/

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How to Become a Fashion Minimalist

I Surrendered My Wardrobe After realizing that I’d become a clothes-hoarding fashion victim, I threw out everything and started over. This is the true story of how I became a menswear minimalist (and how you can, too). Like any story of recovery and redemption, mine begins with a moment of clarity. I had been set up on a date. She was smart, with cute freckles, but it was clear from the first margarita that we had little in common. She lived uptown and went for guys who worked at Goldman; I had tattoos and wrote for GQ. Still, enough tequila can persuade two horny people to put aside their differences for a night. In the morning, I awoke to find...

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