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When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Wear A Pocket Square

“Is there a time when you shouldn’t wear them?” I hear you ask… If you prefer watching a video instead of reading this, have a look at this: Seriously, how do you know when to wear it and when is it inappropriate? Imagine this… You are in the middle of a conversation about some serious topics with your newly acquired friends. The conversation gets dark. It becomes a serious one. How does your yellow pocket square with blue ducks in the water look like now? Let me guess… Not serious enough for the conversation at hand… You think now: “But that is just a bad choice of apparel and accessories for the occasion, right?” Sort of… But one time when...

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Born in Florence cufflinks Honest Review

Recently a company based in Florence in Italy reached out. They asked me to review their product. Handmade copper gold plated cufflinks. Inside there is Enamel. If you are interested in buying them please send an email to: m.parri@picchianiebarlacchi.it Enjoy. Mike

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Bottom Line - Why Your Square Should Never Match Your Tie?

Guys, Before I can answer the main question on why you should never match your tie and your square have a listen to this video: You are making the same fashion mistakes everywhere. You’re matching your pocket squares to your ties. Are you the only one doing it? NO! But I get it! To be honest, it makes sense. Your tie sits in close proximity to your square.  It’s natural to want some continuity woven throughout your look.  We are men. We are very simple in terms of colour coding and colour matching. Cause otherwise we could be in trouble for trying to match things that are not supposed to match. The best part? When you’re shopping, it’s especially easy...

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Dress Like a Gentleman: A Formal introduction to black-tie dress codes for a Gala Dinner

Let’s talk Formal Men’s Attrite. Despite dramatic ups and downs in men’s fashion, black-tie still remains the gold standard of formal attire. From Duke of Windsor to Denial Craig in James Bond, men’s evening wear has remained almost the same. Fortunately, dressing like a gentleman is far easier than one might imagine. In a room packed full with people in black tie and suits, it is extremely important to make your impression by dressing “The Right Way”. It is nearly as important as ‘knowing the right people’. As the last thing, you want to do is to make an obvious fashion faux-pas. I did it once before by wearing some hideous accessories and it was pointed out to me very...

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"Castle St Townhouse ‘Ties The Knot’ With Local Designer"

LIVERPOOL’S newest all-day dining and drinking destination Castle St Townhouse has struck up a prominent affiliation with a renowned local fashion designer. The commercial district venue has enlisted the help of Liverpool entrepreneur Michael Frackowiak, founder of Men’s Finest Pocket Square, to advise on the team’s uniforms and to create a line of exclusive bow ties. Sharing a similar ethos when it comes to combining ‘future classic style with effortless elegance’, the pair has established the first collaboration of its kind in a bid to form a local link. Owner and director of Castle St Townhouse Jason McNeill said: “As a venue that blurs the lines between social meetings and cocktail nights, the concept of Castle St Townhouse was founded...

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5 Ways to Achieve Wedded Style Bliss on Your Big Wedding Day

Your wedding day is one of the most important days in your life. 20 years from now, you’ll look back on your photos, see the big smile on your face, and remember how amazing you felt.  But there’s just one problem.  You knew I was going to say that. In short - you can watch that: What’s the problem? Thanks to a series of common fashion mistakes, your big day could be sabotaged by a bad outfit.  Impossible? That question is too easy to answer. But let’s make it real. No one wants to look back on the most precious of memories with regret.  In addition to spending a boatload of dough on your ceremony and reception, you want to...

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How To Pull Off A Pocket Square Like A Pro

"How To Pull Off A Pocket Square Like A Pro?" - is an interesting question... The rules of men’s style are constantly evolving, but some things never change.  Just like a great tie or a classic woven dress shirt, pocket squares are a timeless way to add some flair to your look.  But do I really need to tell you this? Here is the thing, while wearing them might seem as simple as just shoving them into your blazer pocket, there are some general guidelines. Do you know some of them? If not, we need to start somewhere... Quick History of the Pocket Square The handkerchief was first used as a fashion accessory in 1400s-era Europe.  They were made from...

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The importance of a well-tailored suit – could anyone learn the craft?

Let's talk suits. Ready-to-wear. Made-to-Measure. Bespoke. There are a good time and place for everything. The modern day allows us to have instant access to pretty much anything. Questions that were previously only been answered by the only brightest, can now be accessed immediately via the website or an app. But some things remained timeless. Some things required steady and thorough approach. An experience that well-tailored, modern suit gives, is one of those. I don’t know about you, but I treasure every piece of tailored clothing. I love the feel, fit, and the nostalgia that it shows, as I know that it was done for me. Tailoring is a magic word. Not yet a science, but still require following a...

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How 60s Pocket Squares Became the Comeback Kid of Menswear

 ...60s Pocket Squares Became the Comeback Kid...what? After reading this headline, you’re probably scratching your head. You’re thinking, “Haven’t pocket squares always been around?” In a sense yes. Unofficially, the first pocket square, or handkerchief as it was called then, was invented by King Richard II of England back in the 1300s. Or so they say. To an extent, they’ve never gone away. But for decades, pocket squares were the exclusive territory of dandies. They were a frivolous extra; an old school detail for baby boomers who needed something other than their sleeve to wipe sweat from their brows. But thanks to one big pop culture moment, But thanks to one big pop culture moment, pocket squares were no longer...

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32 truths about mens fashion tips. Learn It!

32 truths about men's fashion tips. Learn It! Teach It! 1. Buy nicely fitted clothes. If not go to tailors. This is important. One of the best men's fashion tips. Remember it! 2. There is no such a thing as being under-dressed or over-educated. 3. Unbutton the bottom button of your jacket - it is not supposed to be buttoned. 4. Don't trust anyone with washing your shirts. Do it yourself. 5. Use Vanish Oxi Action for keeping the shirt bright white. 6. Use Vanish Gold Pre-Treat for removing underarm stains (pack of four). 7. Brown shoes = brown belt. Black shoes = black belt. 8. Polish your shoes with Kiwi Shoe Polish. Make sure you have got all the tools....

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Do you know Gatsby British style?

Gatsby was amazing. Had had style. Some called it Gatsby British style. He was different, iconic, interesting, even a bit mysterious. Some people would say that the whole thing about him was made up - a fiction - as though he never existed. There was those who knew the truth all the way along; they knew everything perhaps except the fact where his money came from.  Even by today's standards, Gatsby was incomprehensibly rich - he lived in the world where millions meant nothing, only billions mattered. Gatsby walked into the room wearing fitted suit, made of the men's finest wool, designed by best New York tailors.  He wore a pocket square. He did not require men's finest advice.  Even little thing like that made people talk. And...

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Job interview clothes - how to get remembered?

Have you ever wondered what job interview clothes to wear? If so you are going to enjoy this one. You are welcome. First of all. You should always wear a suit and nice, crisp white shirt and a handmade pocket square for a job interview. Simple. We could end this Job interview clothes section here, but we are not going to. The above combination absolutely never goes wrong in an interview situation. Especially that you have been working so hard to get there. Months of searching, browsing the websites, reading the forums and LinkedIn (hope you didn't forget about that one). Research the company details, find out who is who. Search for News section on the website. Get Google to tell you if...

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Wedding Handkerchief Online Shop Predicts The Future for Handmade Pocket Square Industry for 2017

Where do you buy your Wedding Handkerchief Online from? Men’s Fashion Online handkerchief shop, Men’s Finest , has discussed surprising new data in their latest case study on ‘Pocket Square Online – The Future’ interview case study. Broadly designed for anybody who wants compliments, this case study provides a real-world look at the challenges facing men trying to convince others that pocket square is a perfect addition to a suit and how that situation can be achieved. Read it, it is good. Interested parties can view the interview case study on the company website: Michael’s Interview on Midlandstrade.co.uk ‘Pocket Square Online – The Future’ case study contains credible sources that provide reliable information that can be used to make important...

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How to tie a bow tie - Men's Finest Pocket Square style!

Tying a bow tie is easy. No? Ok - Looking good is simple, but not easy. There is saying that goes: "If you can't stop thinking about it. Buy it". I could not agree more. You buy your best suit, shoes, shirt, pocket square and bow tie. Here is the problem. You know how to handle every single piece of your wardrobe apart from your bow tie. You wonder:"How to tie a bow tie?". In this short video blog will teach you how to tie a bow tie! I have made this video as so many people is asking me what is the best way to get the bow tie look the best. Well you have got two option: 1. Lazy...

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Grooms Are Sporting Two Looks On Their Wedding Days-Thanks To Pocket Squares

You got to read this! Earlier this month, Fast Company took a deep dive into an emerging men’s fashion trend at weddings.  The article detailed the story of Chung Ng.  In 2012, he had a lavish wedding at New York’s Plaza Hotel.  His Ralph Lauren Purple Label peak lapel tux was a killer look for the ceremony.  But he switched into a Tom Ford tux for the reception.  Brides have been known to steal the show with wardrobe changes.  But now, the grooms are fighting for some time in the spotlight by alternating between two different looks.  Among their secret weapons in helping to differentiate between the two looks? The pocket square. When a groom switches his suit for various...

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Pocket Square Online Store and Premium Retailer CODE continue partnership

Bow tie and Pocket Square Online Store, Men's Finest and Premium Finnish Retailer, Code have announced a strategic partnership going forward. Full details on the partnership can be viewed here: We are proud to present our new partner Men’s Finest Pocket Square. As the first retailer in Finland Code can present... Posted by Code on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 The partnership will bring the high street Pocket Square Online Store from the heart of the UK to Finland which will have the benefit for Jakobstad fashion savvy public members. In the near future, customers of both companies can expect getting these unique hand made British pocket squares and bow ties at the CODE store, where they can purchase them and wear them to...

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Double Breasted Suit - Hot or not?

Double-breasted suits went through various different stages in its long and relatively classy life. It follows best Italian fashion trends of late, but let's not forget that it was originally designed in the late 19th century in England. This is also when it had its greatest triumphs which were in the 20's and 30's. In the Western world, nowadays they become a status of being fashion conscious and display a lot of fashion awareness to the rest of the public.  Events like a recent movie Kingsman played a big part in strengthening its image (by the way Colin Firth is getting better and better every time I see him).   But it is not only blockbusters movie production that can bring the value...

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Suit Supply Discount Code - Hack that works!

We love suitsupply.com here at Men's Finest. It is class and we experienced the first suitsupply suit 3 years ago, when the company has just started expanding oversees from Holland.  Pricey, but quality. This article explains how to get the suit supply discount code! A few words about the suit supply company itself. SuitSupply.com is the leading company in affordable well-tailored suit. It is more than Suit manufacturer. It extremely affordable styles allows anyone to look amazing in a suit. Huge range of fabrics and fantastic quality to price ratio make it the most sought after product on the market.  When I was selling my old Washington fit on auction site, the number of enquirers and followers was outstanding! To...

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5 Best Pieces in Men's Wardrobe for Autumn 2016

It is hard to narrow down my favourite, best pieces to 5. In fact, it's an impossible task. It is like trying to name your favourite child.  or is it? Well, maybe not impossible but it made my think hard and I had to choose pieces that are somewhat trendy yet timeless. I also like finding things. What I mean is that there is no skill and fun to go Gieves & Hawkes or Hugo Boss or Reiss and pick the pieces there. The sales assistants are great and the selection is up to date and extremely stylish. By the time you finish, you have spent £1000 in the process, look great, yet no fully satisfied as you bought it as...

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What Men Should do - 5 things

Guest Blogpost by Laird Bramich: For those that aren’t familiar with my often described as ‘aggressive prepossessions’, I’m going to run through a few things what men should do so we’re all on the same page here. These dot points will serve to nicely contextualise the following 743 words: My loyalties do not lay with ‘off the shelf’ companies. Nope, as far as I’m concerned, the name on a tag comes a very distant second to fitment. I’ll blow my stack if I hear the following reasons for buying clothes, ”I got it for a good price” or “It’s comfortable”.. If comfort was a justifiable reason for wearing clothes, imagine the aesthetic bedlam. And if you can’t, think onesie parties….  Don’t...

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Handmade Pocket Square Manufacturer From Liverpool Shocked the Fashion Industry - again

Handmade Pocket Square Manufacturer from Liverpool - Men’s Finest Pocket Square announced the availability of their new Lifetime Pocket Square Subscription Service beginning of 2016. What does that mean? Well, you can now have your pocket square and bow tie delivered every month to your door.  We pick the ones that are best placed for the weather and season. All you have to do is wear them! Customers did not expect that – the new and groundbreaking product called Lifetime Pocket Square Subscription Service by Men’s Finest Pocket Square. The detailed product listing can be found on their home page. Lifetime Pocket Square Subscription Service is designed to appeal specifically to Fashion enthusiasts, Business Owners, and just simply Men who want to...

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Spark Up graduate: Meet Men's Finest

As day two of our boot camp starts, meet one of our latest entrepreneurs hoping to lead the way in men's style. Meet the Spark Up. Originally from Leszno in Poland, Michael Frackowiak has lived in Liverpool for three years. Alongside his day job as a calibration consultant for a leading engineering firm - Beamex, he also sells luxury handmade pocket squares via his retail site Men’s Finest . No stranger to the benefits that smart dressing can bring, he created his online store, to help men look and feel good with the help of fashionable pocket squares and bow ties. Since launching in 2015 he has sold hundreds of his products to men all across Europe and each pocket...

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Why wear a pocket square?

Pocket Square is more than accessory. Some say it should, maybe even supposed to, be used in a business casual or business environment. Thus the fundamental question remains unchanged - why wear a pocket square? Let me bring up some points that are going to be hard to argue against: It gives confidence. By wearing it in a suit of your jacket you get extra strength, extra points to your awesomeness score. If you are playing some RPG game now, you would score highly in the sassiness category. Pocket Square = fun. My clients often ask me - How many times can you wear the same jacket? Many times - is always my answer, as you can change the feel and look...

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Folding Pocket Square

Folding Pocket Square the right way? What does it mean?  There are plenty of sites and guides that teach you how to do it. But i think they forget about one thing. In this short article, I will explain what I mean. I have been thinking about this statement for a while. Someone says: "well i don't know how to fold a pocket square because you need to have an arts skills and no one showed me the folding pocket square guide" - to me - that bloke is right! What do you think? Is folding a handkerchief or a pocket square is all that easy? As your mates (if you are brave enough not to be seen as a...

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Raffle Pocket Square Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway We have been waiting far too long for this! Raffle. It needs to be done, as people want our products and we would like to give our products to everyone.  But, that is just not possible. How do we make it possible? Raffle. All you need to do is click below and register. You will receive an email or notification that you have been granted entry. You can increase your chances by doing more, e.g. signing up to our newsletter, liking our Facebook profile, etc. The prize is worth £79 Click below to enter: an Awesome Giveaway

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Mario Bemer Shoes Review

We all know that finding the perfect piece of clothing is not easy. Everything starts from the bottom-up. You build your wardrobe from bottom up.  From the shoes. Italian, handmade, awesome leather shoes. So I thought it will be awesome if I do a little review of those for you. Today we have got a special brand to review: MARIO BEMER SHOES I am not even exaggerating when I say that the best leather is produced in Italy, and it was always been Italian thing to make shoes. Especially during the Prato time, little village, north-west of Florence. "Italian shoes are the compass of what is happening in the world of shoes. where are the trends and they are very...

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Patterned Pocket Squares Are Easy Way to Inject Life Into Fall Looks

It is that time of a year again. Fall is right around the corner.   For most of us, that means we’re prepared to slip into our old habits. No more joy, light fabrics, and colored outfits.   Dark suits (black, navy, charcoal) are often the preferred outfit of most guys during the colder months.  For us, dark clothes absorb more heat and help keep that warmth near our bodies.   They’re an obvious choice for fall and winter.   But the downside of wearing all these dark, solid colors is that they’re boring, or potentially could if you are not paying attention.  Without great accessories, dark suits won’t stand out. And we do want to stand out, right? This...

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