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Is The Suit & Tie Dead?

DAPPER VIDEOS Is The Suit & Tie Dead? Ed Ruiz 18 January 2018 There is no shortage of people out there affirming the suit and tie is dead. To be more specific, they claim the power that the suit and tie once had is nothing but a distant memory these days. So, is the...

Dealing With Social Anxiety When Dressing Better In Public

DAPPER VIDEOS Dealing With Social Anxiety When Dressing Better In Public Ed Ruiz 8 January 2018 Social anxiety and self-consciousness can be a real problem for a lot of us once we start taking the necessary steps to improve the way we dress and match our style with...

Quick, Unannounced Facebook Live Q&A

DAPPER VIDEOS Quick, Unannounced Facebook Live Q&A Ed Ruiz 3 January 2018 One of my favorite things in the world is going live on Facebook or Instagram to interact with all of you in a direct and instant manner. So I'm doing more of what I love. Yesterday I had a...

Should Your Suit Socks Be Classy And Elegant Or Bold And Fun?

DAPPER IN TRAINING Should Your Suit Socks Be Classy And Elegant Or Bold And Fun? Ed Ruiz 18 December 2017 You've probably noticed some men like to wear very sober and conservative socks with their suits, i.e. socks that match their suit pants. Simple and timeless....

Interview With The Bow Tie Collective

DAPPER DIALOGUES Interview With The Bow Tie Collective Ed Ruiz 4 December 2017 Young men into the bow tie business? What? I must be kidding you, right? Well, no, I am not kidding you. These young men are real and what they are doing is very inspiring. Following a...

6 Reasons Why Clothes Do Really Make The Man

DAPPER RANTS 6 Reasons Why Clothes Do Really Make The Man Ed Ruiz 27 November 2017 "Clothes Make The Man" You have surely heard this famous quote by Mark Twain. Some deeply believe this quote to be true. Some hate it with a passion. Well, I happen to side with those...

The Essential Undershirt Guide

DAPPER IN TRAINING The Essential Undershirt Guide Chris Browning 20 November 2017 "Should I wear an undershirt under my dress shirt?" An incredibly common question. This time I am enlisting the help of my good friend and dapper blogger, Chris Browning to tell us all...

Interview With A Gentleman: Bernhard Roetzel On Classic Menswear

DAPPER DIALOGUES Interview With A Gentleman: Bernhard Roetzel On Classic Menswear Ed Ruiz 13 November 2017 It is not an every day that a small, almost unknown menswear blogger like myself has the opportunity to interview a menstyle icon like Bernhard Roetzel. Bernhard...

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