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Your Second Blue Suit

Your Second Blue Suit

Doubling down on blue makes sense in most men's wardrobes. Need help choosing your next blue suit? We say consider the weather where you live.
6 Ways To Be The Best Dressed Man In a Casual Office

6 Ways To Be The Best Dressed Man In a Casual Office

The business casual blazer look may be the most misunderstood outfit in menswear. Here are six great ways to wear a blazer to just about any office.
How to Build A Shirt Wardrobe With Only Two Colors

How to Build A Shirt Wardrobe With Only Two Colors

For most men, suits are either blue or gray. So if you have trouble deciding what shirt to wear, we’re out to show you how simple it can be when you narrow your choices down to just two colors.
Dos and Don’ts of Dressing for a Dinner Date

Dos and Don’ts of Dressing for a Dinner Date

Dressing for a dinner date is tough. You don't want to go over the top and look out of place, but dress too casual and you'll look inappropriate too. We share our dos and don’ts for dinner date looks that cover everything from fine dining to hitting up your go-to diner.
Look of the Year - The Savoy Marine Blue Glen Plaid Custom Suit

Look of the Year – The Savoy Marine Blue Glen Plaid Custom Suit

It’s that time of year again here at Black Lapel—time to pick a winner.
What's Under Your Tree?

What’s Under Your Tree?

Over 50% of Americans plan to buy clothing and accessories as Christmas presents. Are you ready for the new additions to your closet?
How Biella Became the Wool Capital of the World

How Biella Became the Wool Capital of the World

To make a luxury suit, start with high end wool. If you're looking for high end wool, start with Vitale Barberis Canonico in Biella, Italy. Here's why.
How To Wear Double-Breasted Suits Like A Street Style Icon

How To Wear Double-Breasted Suits Like A Street Style Icon

Maybe you've seen them in pictures from Pitti Uomo and thought, "Cool, but can I pull that off?" Here's how to wear double-breasted suits like a street style icon.
Why You Should Propose On New Year's Eve

Why You Should Propose On New Year’s Eve

There are millions of ways to propose, but if you’re considering when to propose, allow us to make the case for New Year’s Eve.
The Black Lapel Holiday Party Guide

The Black Lapel Holiday Party Guide

We've got you covered with great advice on how to dress, drink and behave like a gentleman this holiday party season.
How Oxford Shirts Moved Into The Office

How Oxford Shirts Moved Into The Office

When you hear Oxford shirt, you might think of the classic button-down shirts that are staples of the preppy wardrobe. But there’s a lesser-known Oxford shirt that's changing things. Enter The Imperial Oxford.
Why James Bond Looks So Good In Black Tie

Why James Bond Looks So Good In Black Tie

Say “James Bond” and people start picturing a badass in a tuxedo. How has this one fictional character become such an icon of black tie? He knows how to wear a tux. We’ll break down his keys to black tie style.
How Men's Suits Evolved

How Men’s Suits Evolved

Traditionally, men's suits came from their local tailor who created a garment just for them. The dawn of ready-made men's suits destroyed this tradition. Read how made-to-measure suit brands have been able to create custom suits in the tradition of the tailors of yesteryear.
Modern Haircut Styles for Men - With Master Barber, Jeffrey Yabut

Modern Haircut Styles for Men – With Master Barber, Jeffrey Yabut

If you’re a man, your haircut is one of the best weapons in your arsenal for looking good. Don’t leave something so important to your looks up to just anyone. We talked shop with one of the leading stylists in the field, Jeff Yabut.
Topcoat Tutorial: How to keep your outerwear from killing your style

Topcoat Tutorial: How to keep your outerwear from killing your style

If you’re covering up your flawlessly fitting suit with outerwear that might be mistaken for a Snuggie, you’re doing it wrong. Here's how to get it right.
How To Wear A Plaid Suit

How To Wear A Plaid Suit

The plaid suit has gotten a bad rap. But flip through the pages of GQ or Esquire and you’ll find that, today, men are helping the plaid suit shed the negative connotations by wearing plaid suits with style. Here are three foolproof ways to make sure your plaid suit doesn’t look played out.
5 Essentials of Men’s Fall Fashion

5 Essentials of Men’s Fall Fashion

We took all of our favorite elements of men’s fall fashion and pared them down to the 5 essentials you’ll need to make 2015 your most stylish fall yet.
Best Tech Trends For Men

Best Tech Trends For Men

We go through more than just fashion trends here at Black Lapel. See our favorite tech trends and apps for men that help us lead more productive, interesting, and gentlemanly lifestyles.
Anatomy of a Collection - Fall 2015 Unsuits

Anatomy of a Collection – Fall 2015 Unsuits

This fall we were inspired to create a simple set of Unsuits that get the job done. Out of restraint comes creativity, so we held ourselves to one color and played up the tonal element with a straightforward, yet sleek pair of Unsuits.
Anatomy of a Collection - Fall 2015 Shirts

Anatomy of a Collection – Fall 2015 Shirts

A brilliantly styled outfit doesn't come together without first a great looking (and flawlessly fitting) dress shirt. To prove this point, we’re breaking down the 6 men’s dress shirts that weaved their way into the new collection.
Anatomy of a Collection - Fall 2015 Suits

Anatomy of a Collection – Fall 2015 Suits

Introducing the new collection of fall suits: our reinterpretation of the classics with matured tones and subtle textures. See here how we arrived at each new addition.
A Guide To Men's Suit and Shoe Combinations

A Guide To Men’s Suit and Shoe Combinations

How well a man combines his suits and shoes is a true marker of style. See interesting and safe suit and shoe combinations in this guide on how to match your suits with your shoes.
The Ultimate Wedding Tux and Suit Guide

The Ultimate Wedding Tux and Suit Guide

In other words, a foolproof guide on how to be the best dressed man at your wedding.
Flawless Fit Series - A Tall Men's Clothing Guide

Flawless Fit Series – A Tall Men’s Clothing Guide

Everybody thinks tall men have it easy in life. Short dudes be hatin’ (register your complaints down in the comments section below) Average dudes be frontin’ (Uh, yeah, I’m 5’10”). But you, Mr. Tall Man, you know that being above average height comes with its own unique set of complications and a fair share of...
5 Hot Weather Interview Tips

5 Hot Weather Interview Tips

Even during the dog days of summer, you can pull off your dark interview suit without looking like you stopped for a pickup game of basketball on the way to the interview. Here are 5 hot weather interview tips that every man ought to know.
Happy Hour How To

Happy Hour How To

Work happy hour can cause social anxiety. Here's a guide to happy hour with your co-workers to help you navigate that trickiest of situations with style.
A Men's Summer Grooming Guide With Tony Sosnick

A Men’s Summer Grooming Guide With Tony Sosnick

Master summer grooming by staying up to date with grooming habits and in season with grooming products. Featuring Tony Sosnick of Anthony skin care for men.
How to pack a suit in a suitcase

How to pack a suit in a suitcase

Wondering how to pack a suit in a suitcase without it coming out like crumpled paper? We'll show you how to keep it looking just as crisp as it did at home.
3 Steps To A Great 4th of July

3 Steps To A Great 4th of July

A 4th of July three day weekend is a great opportunity to show off your mastery of the quintessential American art of chilling. Here's how.
July 02, 2015 - feat. The Navy Blue Suit and the Light Blue Wool Linen Suit

July 02, 2015 – feat. The Navy Blue Suit and the Light Blue Wool Linen Suit

Getting through the work week might be hard, but dressing well through it shouldn’t be.
5 Essentials of Men's Summer Fashion

5 Essentials of Men’s Summer Fashion

We gathered the key men's summer fashion pieces you need to make your mark this summer with style.