See photo examples of common shirt and tie combinations that work, plus rules matching all your shirts and ties.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Have you ever wished one of your favorite ties was a bow tie? Or maybe you just got a last minute invite to a black tie event…TONIGHT and (oh crap!) you don’t have a bow tie. What do you do? Do what any good style hacker would do and improvise. With a little know-how you […]
Skinny tie vs regular tie? Don’t worry, we’re here to explain the rule of thumb for pairing skinny tie widths with a slim fit suit.
Q: “I absolutely loved your Eldredge knot post! I’ve been looking for more unique knots like it ever since and came across something called the “Trinity Knot” which also looks really cool. Can you please have an “Ask a Black Lapel Stylist” post teaching us how to tie this one?” – Eric K. A: We’re […]
Q: “I stumbled upon this image recently of a tie knot that completely blew my mind. What is this majestic thing and how do I go about tying it?” – Alex J. A: This mindblowing work of tie artistry is called the “Eldredge knot”. Its origins are uncertain (more on this later), but we do know […]
Q: “I recently added tie bars to my sparse collection of accessories in an effort to add some flair to my looks, but I’m not really sure how to wear them. Is there a rule for where on the tie you should wear a tie bar?” – Jim K. A: When it comes to accessorizing […]