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How to Lighten Up a Dark Suit

How to Lighten Up a Dark Suit

We take one dark suit and break it up into three summer-appropriate getups using the Spring/Summer collection of accessories from Armstrong & Wilson.
5 Essentials of the Accidental Minimalist

5 Essentials of the Accidental Minimalist

Check out our foolproof guide to dressing up (even if you rarely get dressed up).
Triple Crown Style

Triple Crown Style

Even if you've never watched a horse race, let the spirit of the Triple Crown (starting with the most famous race of them all, the Kentucky Derby) inspire you to raise your weekend style this spring.
How to Find Quality Accessories

How to Find Quality Accessories

It's not that you NEED to wear these items, but you really ought to rock them if you want to be considered stylish. Call them unneccesary. Call them the non-essential essentials. Whatever you call them, call on them when you want to step up your 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.
Adding Color to a Wintry Mix

Adding Color to a Wintry Mix

In the dead of winter you may reach for your dark gray suits, but you don't have to leave the bold colors in the closet. We'll show you how to liven up your look with three of the sharpest colors of the season.
Stand Out With Your Hands Out

Stand Out With Your Hands Out

You’re suited up and about to step out in a jacket/hat/scarf combo that don’t mess around (like one of these). It’s blisteringly cold but you don’t want to screw up your look with a thick pair of mittens that could pass for Mom’s old potholders. How can you avoid frostbite while staying style savvy? Here...
When Art and Menswear Collide

When Art and Menswear Collide

Get the skinny on how Black Lapel teamed up with artist, Sam Shuter, and accessories brand, Everett Clothing, to create a one-of-a-kind addition to any art (or tie) collection.
Fall's Favorite Ties

Fall's Favorite Ties

Put on a tie made with a textured fabric, like wool or corduroy, and you’ll immediately wonder why you didn’t think of doing it sooner. We’ll excuse you if you have been locked in the smooth cell of silk tie jail for years. Most men have. We go to the store, or our favorite online...
Fall's Favorite Ties

Fall’s Favorite Ties

Put on a tie made with a textured fabric, like wool or corduroy, and you’ll immediately wonder why you didn’t think of doing it sooner. We’ll excuse you if you have been locked in the smooth cell of silk tie jail for years. Most men have. We go to the store, or our favorite online...
Black Lapel Brings You A Free Month of FreshNeck

Black Lapel Brings You A Free Month of FreshNeck

Do you need to add to your tie collection? If you order a suit from Black Lapel this November your collection can instantly get bigger…A LOT BIGGER! We’re talking thousands. Don’t worry, you won’t have to add a new wing to your studio apartment to stock all your new stuff. We’ll include a one-month gift subscription...
Bringing the XY Back to Suspenders

Bringing the XY Back to Suspenders

After seeing your story on suspenders I went looking for some and I noticed that some suspenders make an X shape in the back, not the Y shape I was expecting. What’s the dif? – Alan B. There is one major difference between Y-back (above center) and X-back (above left) suspenders, Alan. Y-back are more...