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Do Tight Suits Look Good? The Response You Need To Read

DAPPER IN TRAINING Do Tight Suits Look Good? The Response You Need To Read Ed Ruiz 30 October 2017 You have surely seen it, right? This newish trend of tight (and even strikingly tight) suits. I won't make any guesses as to what your reaction was the first time you...

What’s The Best Dressed Country? Vote Here!

DAPPER POLLS What's The Best Dressed Country? Vote Here! Ed Ruiz 23 October 2017 Update: This poll will close on January 1st, 2018, when I will take the top 10 countries with most votes and publish a second round including only the countries that crack the top 10. And...

How To Wear Paisley Ties: 6 Useful Tips You Need To Know

DAPPER IN TRAINING How To Wear Paisley Ties: 6 Useful Tips You Need To Know Ed Ruiz 16 October 2017 Can't seem to find a way to start wearing your paisley ties? Are you afraid that by actually wearing paisley ties you could be ruining an otherwise perfect suit and tie...

How To Fix A Sloppy Dress Shirt Collar

DAPPER IN TRAINING How To Fix A Sloppy Dress Shirt Collar Ed Ruiz 2 October 2017 A crisp collar that stands up straight is probably the most important part of a dress shirt. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, some dress shirt collars just won't stand up with the...

What The Hell Is A Cravat, Anyway?!

DAPPER IN TRAINING What The Hell Is A Cravat, Anyway?! Ed Ruiz 25 September 2017 What the hell is a cravat?! Is it a tie? Is it a bow tie? Or an ascot? Maybe all of the above? None of the above? ...an animal? ...a country? Cravat, Corbata, Krawatte, Gravata,...

George Clooney’s 8 Best Suit & Tie Moments

DAPPER IN TRAINING George Clooney's 8 Best Suit & Tie Moments Ed Ruiz 18 September 2017 George Clooney is well-known for being a talented Hollywood actor. And for being quite a handsome man, there's no denying that. But how good is Mr. Clooney at rocking a nice suit...

The Dos & Don’ts Of Wearing Suspenders The Dapper Way

DAPPER IN TRAINING The Dos and Don’ts of Wearing Suspenders The Dapper Way Ed Ruiz 11 September 2017 Suspenders are a special thing, aren't they? I seriously love them and my love for them only increases when I see them worn correctly. But there's always a yan to the...

Matching Tie And Pocket Square Sets: The Horror (?)

DAPPER IN TRAINING Matching Tie And Pocket Square Sets: The Horror (?) Ed Ruiz 28 August 2017 I can't keep avoiding this topic. It's time I faced my fears and went for it. It's time to talk about one of the most fear inducing topics in the formal menswear world......

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