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Black Lapel Featured in Brides.com Best Online Suits for 2024!

Black Lapel Featured in Brides.com Best Online Suits for 2024!

When it comes to preparing for your big day, every detail matters, especially your attire. Finding the perfect wedding suit can be challenging, but Black Lapel is making it easier than ever. Recently featured on Brides.com as one of the best places to buy a suit, Black Lapel has cemented its reputation as a premier...
What is a Power Suit?

What is a Power Suit?

Today, we’re going to dive into what goes into a “power suit“. What exactly is it, what personality does it convey, and where should you be wearing them? Power suits are a category of formal suits defined by a more traditional tailoring style including wider lapels, more relaxed fit, heavier shoulder padding, and longer length....
When To Wear A Three Piece Suit

When To Wear A Three Piece Suit

The three-piece suit. It is classic. It’s iconic. Hell, it’s downright cool—if worn in an appropriate setting. When to wear a 3 piece suit is is one of the most commonly asked questions that our stylists receive, so we’re here to make the definitive case on when you’re good to go. It’s true that three...
When to Wear a Dinner Jacket: Ultimate Guide

When to Wear a Dinner Jacket: Ultimate Guide

This post has everything you ever need to know about dinner jackets. These simple but elegant apparel are the perfect accent for any formal occasion, but we recommend wearing a dinner jacket only for the most traditional events: weddings, theatrical performances, elegant dinner & cocktail parties, anniversaries, and other formal celebrations. Any time you wear...
How to Wear a Scarf with a Suit

How to Wear a Scarf with a Suit

Learn how to wear a scarf with a suit by following these step-by-step instructions for staying warm and stylish. We picked our 7 favorite scarf knots—see them in action.
Black Lapel Reviews

Black Lapel Reviews

We could go on and on about how great our men’s custom suits are and how easy it is to find your Flawless Fit at Black Lapel, but why hear it from us? If you’re looking for a Black Lapel review from an independent menswear expert, look no further. We’ve compiled a few honest reviews...
The Different Types of Neckties

The Different Types of Neckties

Ties: they’re not just a strip of fabric you knot around your neck! From adding a splash of sophistication to a suit to making a statement at casual gatherings, ties have evolved into a vital accessory in men’s fashion. Wondering how to navigate through the myriad of styles for different occasions? You’re not alone. Let’s...
Embracing the Old Money Aesthetic for Men

Embracing the Old Money Aesthetic for Men

Ever noticed how some gents just ooze class without trying too hard? That’s the Old Money Aesthetic for you – a fashion realm where less is more, and vintage charm meets modern sophistication. It’s more than just clothes. It’s about carrying a legacy of understated elegance and quiet luxury. And guess what? This classic style...
Style and Smarts

Style and Smarts

There's a lot of buzz about wearable tech out there. We cut through the clutter and look at how to do hi-tech AND high style.
Using Color in Your Accessories

Using Color in Your Accessories

Spring is in full swing. And unless your home address contains the word “Winterfell”, this should be your cue from Madre Naturaleza for some full-on color-play. Last week, we showed you how to raise your pattern and color game in the context of shirts and ties. This week, we’ll show you how you can introduce...
How to Fold a Pocket Square - The Square Fold

How to Fold a Pocket Square – The Square Fold

  It’s completely unnecessary, yet absolutely essential. Unlike its utilitarian ancestor, the handkerchief, the modern pocket square is purely form over function. Straightforward, trim, and low-maintenance, a square fold pocket square is always an appropriate accent to a well-dressed man’s ensemble. There was a time when the square fold was the only fold for most...
STYLE SERIES: PART 4: CONTINUING TO DEVELOP

STYLE SERIES: PART 4: CONTINUING TO DEVELOP

We are reaching the end of our style series yet are looking forward to the beginning of a new chapter of inspiration. One that is very much rooted in style, but takes on a different scope of influence: FIT. In the next month, we will be taking you through all of the steps and tools...
Style Series Part 3B Knowing the STRUCTURAL Details

Style Series Part 3B Knowing the STRUCTURAL Details

Last week we introduced you to details like accessories for your functional boutonniere (the lapel flower hole).  This week, we’re moving on to Structural Details – details built right into your suit.  You can use these details to permanently enhance and personalize your look. We love custom suits because they allow us to dictate the structural details...
Style Series Part 3A Knowing the MATERIAL Details

Style Series Part 3A Knowing the MATERIAL Details

Details – a recurring motif in men’s style and fashion.  It’s all about the details.  Details have the ability to transform an ordinary canvas into something conversation worthy. Whether it’s adding custom details to your clothes or unique accessories to your outfit the end result is certain; when you focus on the details, you’ve got...
Style Series Part 2: Experimenting

Style Series Part 2: Experimenting

As we discussed in Part 1 of the Developing Style Series, taking the time to know yourself and figure out how you would like to present yourself to the world is the first step towards manifesting your personal style.  The next step is to create an image that is personal and truly yours. To do...
Style Series Part 1: Knowing Yourself

Style Series Part 1: Knowing Yourself

You are a collection of great things both inside and out; however, what the world sees first is the external. Therefore, it’s important to curate the image you project. We say curate because it’s never about masking who you are, but rather about accentuating who you are via your style of dress, your grooming practices,...
Your March Madness Pool Guide

Your March Madness Pool Guide

Make this March the best your office has ever had with our guide to hosting and winning the most fun March Madness Pool.
How Should Dress Pants Fit — Our Guide To Look Your Best

How Should Dress Pants Fit — Our Guide To Look Your Best

Knowing how dress pants should fit is an essential skill to keep in your back pocket, pun 100% intended. Click here to learn more.
How To Get Work Done In A Coffee Shop

How To Get Work Done In A Coffee Shop

A guide to how working from a coffee shop may help you get more work done.
How to Wear a Blue Tuxedo — 5 Simple Rules

How to Wear a Blue Tuxedo — 5 Simple Rules

While wearing a blue tuxedo may sound like a bold move, we’re playing the role of style lifeguards and telling you that it’s safe to go in the water when the water is blue.
Wardrobe Foundations - 3 Suits Every Guy Should Have

Wardrobe Foundations – 3 Suits Every Guy Should Have

Mix and match jackets and pants from a navy suit and a charcoal suit and a lighter gray suit to look sharp but not too dressed up.
3 Ways to Keep Up With March Madness

3 Ways to Keep Up With March Madness

Nothing kills office productivity like a March Madness pool. But with a bit of planning, you can watch the games and stay on top of your game.
5 Casual Suit Essentials You Need

5 Casual Suit Essentials You Need

Nailing the casual suit look isn’t complicated. All you need is a little know-how.
5 Essential Spring Suit Color Combinations

5 Essential Spring Suit Color Combinations

These suit color combinations include bright, spring-appropriate styling that will liven up your looks and are still safe for corporate environments.
What to Wear to a Rustic Wedding

What to Wear to a Rustic Wedding

Confused about what to wear to a black tie optional wedding? Don't worry, we've got you covered with our guide on all things wedding attire
Minimalist Wardrobe For Men: 7 Investment Essentials

Minimalist Wardrobe For Men: 7 Investment Essentials

Serial hoarders look away – the minimalist wardrobe is built for men who value quality over quantity and live by the credence: less is more.
5 Ways to Become a Bedroom Badass

5 Ways to Become a Bedroom Badass

You’re in. You kicked some serious game. You made all the right moves. You were the perfect gentleman, but let it be known that you were, as the great 20th century romantic poet, Sir Mix-A-Lot, put it, “down to get the friction on.” And now, just as it’s time to close the deal, she gets...
Getting the Most Out of Your Tailor Shop

Getting the Most Out of Your Tailor Shop

Great tailoring is the key to effortless style. We enlisted the Effortless Gent himself, Barron Cuadro, to break down how to get the most out of your tailor shop.
Suit Jacket Length - How Long Should a Suit Jacket Be?

Suit Jacket Length – How Long Should a Suit Jacket Be?

Get your jacket length right with this simple guide
Can You Wear Brown Shoes and a Black Suit: How to Rock the Combo

Can You Wear Brown Shoes and a Black Suit: How to Rock the Combo

Most guys know the rules when it comes to matching their dress pants with dress shoes, keep em' in the same color. We're here to tell you that those rules are due for a grown man upgrade.
Should You Wear A Suit To An Interview? These Makeovers Say Yes

Should You Wear A Suit To An Interview? These Makeovers Say Yes

Wondering what to wear to an interview? See the before & after photos of 4 young adults who make the case for suiting up.