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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......

A Story About Style & Personal Growth by Ollis Leander

DAPPER GUESTS A Story About Style & Personal Growth by Ollis Leander Ollis Leander 21 August 2017 I was once told that the greatest writers are the ones that write about getting up and telling you what they've seen in the toilet. Well, here is what I have seen. My...

June 2017 Playlist

DAPPER MUSIC June 2017 Playlist Ed Ruiz 13 June 2017 May was a sad, sad month for the world of music. Hell, it was a sad month for the world, period (see my playlist dedicated to the legacy of Chris Cornell here). Let's get back in touch with some hope with music....

25 Father’s Day Gift Ideas Under $250 For Every Dapper Dad

SHOP, SHOPPING GUIDES 25 Father's Day Gift Ideas Under $250 For Every Dapper Dad Ed Ruiz 9 June 2017 Want to get something cool for your dapper dad but his refined style is making it difficult to come up with a good gift idea? Good news. I've got you covered. Here are...

Sartorial Style Rules: Obey Them, Bend Them or Break Them?

DAPPER IN TRAINING Sartorial Style Rules: Obey Them, Bend Them or Break Them? Ed Ruiz 5 June 2017 No doubt you have read or heard about them. Those sartorial style rules by which every self-proclaimed gentleman must abide. Some of them you can get behind, while some...

Revealing How To Style Your Beard Like A Pro

DAPPER GROOMING, DAPPER GUESTS Revealing How To Style Your Beard Like A Pro Peter Minkoff 29 May 2017 Let's face it, grooming is important. Any man who claims to care about style and and has a real interest in looking his best, must also pay attention to his grooming...

May 2017 Playlist (Dedicated To Chris Cornell)

DAPPER MUSIC May 2017 Playlist (Dedicated To Chris Cornell) Ed Ruiz 22 May 2017 Chris Cornell died on May 17, 2017. This month's playlist is dedicated to Chris. When I heard about Chris's passing, my initial impulse was to write my feelings about such a tragic...

Pants Rise Is More Important Than You Think – Here’s Why!

DAPPER IN TRAINING Pants Rise Is More Important Than You Think - Here's Why! Ed Ruiz 16 May 2017 "What is the correct rise for my suit pants?" I hear you asking. And you are not the only one. This is quite a common question among men who are starting to pay close...

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