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Best Dressed Men in History: Volume 1

Best Dressed Men in History: Volume 1

Let's raise our glass to those men who are compelled to stand out, make a statement, and receive accolades for the style as a side note. These men changed history as well as how you and I dress now. We will explore these men over a series of posts dedicated to some of the best-dressed men in the history of the western world. We will also include some men in the eastern world, even though our staff is not as knowledgeable. That being said, there are well-dressed men in every corner of the world, and we will do our best...

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Best Cigars In The World: Cigars 101

Best Cigars In The World: Cigars 101

I find cigars fascinating. Because I've seen so many comfortable gentlemen smoking them in their jacket and ascots, it seemed the perfect subject for our ascot tie blog. Here's a little of everything you need to know about cigars. The History of the cigar Thank god for Christopher Columbus for not only taking the credit for discovering the New World but also for introducing tobacco to Europe. It was his crew who found the joys of smoking for the first time when they met a group of natives on Hispaniola (that island that houses Haiti and The Dominican Republic). Those...

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5 Pillars Of Dressing Well For Men

5 Pillars Of Dressing Well For Men

  A lot of men think that it's not manly to dress well. Dressing well is something that men are often not taught to do. And it's a shame. There needs to be a revolution in the way men think about clothes. The old cliche is true: the better you dress, the better you will feel, and more confident you will become.  Today I'd like to discuss five simple ways that every man can dress better.  1. Go Classic The best way for a man to dress well, and save themselves trips to the tailor, is to dress in classic style. The more...

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Can An Ascot Tie Make You Smarter?

Can An Ascot Tie Make You Smarter?

It's true.  The way you dress changes the way that you feel.   When you dress well, you feel more confident. Science is also finding out that clothes change the way you view the world. In a recent study conducted at the California State University in Northridge, scientists found that formal clothes change the way the brain works.  This mental shift, in turn, changes the way we view our environment. In the study conducted by Abraham Rutchick, his team found that dressing in a formal way causes people to expand the way that they think about life and go beyond the...

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Attending A Wedding? Here's What To Wear

Attending A Wedding?  Here's What To Wear

The Croom & Flooders (our fans) have arrived at our doorstep hungry for an easy way to dress for their upcoming wedding events.  We're proud to serve such a friendly and fashion forward group of customers. They've chosen to shine by wearing ascots throughout the spring and summer wedding season. Let's walk through the important rules that every man should follow while planning their outfit for a wedding.  I also want to help you understand how ascot ties can fit into each of these rules. Be Subtle But Stylish You're always riding a line between being over dressed or under dressed...

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