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Sure there's a million black t shirts to choose from. But if you want a buy a nice black t-shirt that's soft, looks nice, and isn't ordinary - here's what's trending.

There are several benefits to having a nice black t-shirt in your wardrobe. 

The main reason why black t-shirts for men are popular is because of how versatile they are. You can wear them while running errands during the day. You can wear in with a  pair of jeans while hanging out with some buddies. Or wear in with a suit or under a blazer for a dinner night out. They give you so many options, no matter what you’re dressing for.

Yet some men have yet to add the staple item to their wardrobe. But it’s one of those things where – once you do, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.

Another benefit of having the right black t-shirt is that they tend to make the body look more slimmer. If you’re one of those guys who have a body fat under 10%, then just wear them for the style (while knowing the rest of us hate you. lol.)

Again, you can buy a black t-shirt almost anywhere. But for those who want something above average – here are the hottest black t-shirts out right now. 

Urban Outfitters plain black t shirt men
Urban Outfitters plain black t shirt men

URBAN OUTFITTERS  Ι  $34

Made from 100% organic soft cotton, what we love most about this black t-shirt are the details. Like the notched slit and decorative hems. If you’re looking for something with a little character, this is a good option. 

X RAY  Ι  $17

All the guys looking for a slim fit black t-shirt, this is one you have to try. Perfect for wearing under a blazer or with a pair of jeans, is comfortable and stylish. And for only under $20 can you really go wrong??

John Varvatos plain black t shirt for men
Plain black t shirt for men by John Varvatos

JOHN VARVATOS  Ι  $128

Most of the cotton that you buy comes from Upland cotton. Like to the tune of around 90%. The other 10% comes from two luxurious cottons – Pima cotton and Egyptian cotton.

So naturally when a mens luxury brand like John Varvatos decided to make a black t-shirt, they used only the best cotton available.

Extraordinarily smooth, it may become your new favorite t-shirt.

EMPORIO ARMANI  Ι  $145

Impeccably detailed, this is Giorgio Armani’s diffusion line of fine-tailored clothing, stylish sportswear, eveningwear, outerwear and accessories for professionals. It embodies Giorgio Armani’s signature elements: clean lines and subtle coloration, exclusive fabrics, exceptional attention to detail, fit and finish.

Giorgio Armani black t shirt men plain
Giorgio Armani black t shirt men plain

GIORGIO ARMANI Ι  $375

An emblem of essential elegance and always understated, this T-shirt displays the iconic Giorgio Armani style through its simplicity. A favorite among celebrities, this black t-shirt is a great option to wear underneath a high end custom suit or blazer.

Ralph Lauren plain black t shirt men
Ralph Lauren plain black t shirt men

RALPH LAUREN  Ι  $50

What we love about this Ralph Lauren black t-shirt, is the ability to create your own. You can pick which logo and monogram, which color you would like them,  what to put on the right hem and can even put your name or a number on back.

ASOS plain black tshirt men
ASOS plain black tshirt men

ASOS  Ι  $6.65

If you’re environmental-conscius, this is the shirt for you. A stylish black t-shirt made from organic cotton and less water. Even if your not necessarily a big environmental guy – this is still a great black t-shirt for under $10. Was originally $9.95.

RAG & BONE   Ι  $95

When Rag & Bone co-founder Marcus Wainright had an idea to make a unique pair of men’s jeans, he infamously spent over 18 months working with a factory in Kentucky to perfect his product. 

It’s this spirit of excellence and attention to detail that has driven Rag & Bone to  becoming one of top urban style brands as of late.

The small white Rag & Bone logo on the back at the bottom adds a nice touch.

Here are the best mens toiletry bags, Dopp kits, travel kits...... whatever you choose to call them, out right now.

It really doesn’t matter where you love/plan to travel to. It could be a beach in Miami, a remote island, or Mexico. Or maybe it’s to a history rich country like England, Budapest, or Africa. 

What does matter is, that you enjoy the journey and the people you’re with. Aaand…… that you travel in style. 🙂 

Finding the right mens toiletry bag is often overlooked. 

I don’t care if you’re traveling with your girlfriend, wife, or even a buddy on a weekend getaway, no one wants to look at an ugly, grungy Dopp Kit. 

If it’s time to step up your travel game, here are the most stylish designer mens toiletry bags you can find. In every price range.

 

1. BUGATCHI

 Color: Blue

Whenever I think of Bugatchi, I think of their designer shirts that are in my opinion – some of the best men’s shirts money can buy. 

But it can be easy to forget that they make so many more stylish, luxury products. 

This stylish, night blue toiletry bag is a perfect example. A fun, yet elegant dopp kit has it all with the embossed logo, rear pocket, inner slips, and touches of silver.

2. SANDRO

 Color: Black

When Ilan Chetrite, son of the founder of Sandro began to break out of his role of Finance Manager and worked his way into the studio, some may have questioned wheather he had the eye for design that his parents had. 

Those doubts disappeared quickly. Ilan’s leaning towards modernized vintages styles has contributed to the already popular boutique Paris brand. And can be seen in this striking mens toiletry bag.  

If you’re looking for a designer Dopp Kit without the major top brand price tag, and looks great…. this may be a great option.

3. HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO.

 Color: Navy Blue

f you’re looking for a handsome, designer dopp kit for under $50 – here you go. Click to see the beautiful red and white interior lining. Also makes for a fantastic gift.

4. TOMMY BAHAMA

 Color: Blue & Brown

If one of the primary purposes of your next trip is to get a little sand in between the toes, taking a Tommy Bahama mens toiletry case is absolutely ideal. 

The fact that it’s only $70 and you get some cologne along with it…… you’re winning even before you get to the beach!

5. TUMI

 Color: Black

This versatile men’s toiletry bag fits everything you need and keeps it well organized. Designed to hang from towel racks of sit on flat surface, it features an easy-access U-zip opening to the main compartment and two convenient exterior size-zip pockets, as well as an antibacterial lining.

6. BOSIDU

 Color: Brown

If you’re a baller on a budget and about to do some traveling, here is a leather dopp kit on Amazon that is hard to beat price-wise. 

Featuring two large interior storage compartments that is more than ample to house shaving cream and just about any other toiletry item you can imagine, it’s actually a  very high functioning dopp kit for only $23.

7. PETER MILLAR

 Color: Dark Charcoal

Although Peter Millar is known as for their designer sport coats, they have some pretty nice accessories as well. If you own any of their clothing, why not add a Peter Millar shave kit?

Cotton with a water-resistant pack cloth lining, three interior pouch pockets, and priced at only $79…….. not a bad dopp kit to have when you travel. 

 

8. BURBERRY

 Color: Dark Charcoal

For all the Burberry fans out there, why not add a fancy Burberry Dopp Kit to top off your next travel adventure? One interior zip pocket, two interior slip pockets, hand painted edges….. it’s the complete package.

 

9. Bally

 Color: Black

One of the world’s longstanding luxury brands, Bally was born in Switzerland in 1851.

As with all Bally products, they tend to use clean lines and signature  edges, which is perfect for a sleek black toiletry bag. Add the logo plaque and you have one fine looking dopp kit.

10. TOM FORD

 Color: Walnut

When one of the most celebrated designers of our era makes a toiletry bag….. he makes a toiletry bag. This is the Rolls-Royce of mens toiletry bags.

Time to upgrade your oxfords? Here are our Top 7 men's brown oxfords in every price range that we love right now.

The great thing about brown oxfords, the most formal and elegant of the shoe types, is that they look great with just about anything.

The Oxford distinguishes itself by a closed lace system. The eyelets for the shoe laces are generally located on the quarters — that part of the shoe uppers that wrap around the heel and meet the vamp.

Whether you’re a gentleman on the rise looking for your first pair of oxfords or an established man of stature looking to add to a new pair to your existing dress shoe collection, here are a few dark browns worthy of any man’s consideration.

 

Santoni

 $495

Founded in 1975, Santoni doesn’t have the steep history than many of its counterparts has.  But that’s not always a bad thing. Santoni has become highly regarded in the luxury shoe fashion world by designing beautiful mens oxfords that draw attention without being too flashy or giving the impression that the person wearing the accessories is trying too hard. Instead, when wearing Santoni shoes, self-assurance comes naturally as the brand’s high quality offerings speak for themselves.

For the sartorial gentleman, they pair well with a navy suit – on occasions that demand a dash of flair. Cap the look off with a silk pocket square. 

Salvatore Ferragamo

 $595

A native of Naples, Italy, Salvatore Ferragamo was a teenaged shoe apprentice before moving to California and becoming known as the shoemaker to the stars. Ferragamo returned to Italy in 1927, where he officially launched his own collection. Today the Ferragamo line encompasses not only exquisitely made shoes for men and women, but also infinitely stylish handbags and fragrances. Furthermore, the company is still family owned and operated in Florence, where you’ll also find the Ferragamo Museum. Home to thousands of shoes (including the famous invisible sandal, cage shoe, and wedge heel)- it’s a must see when visiting Florence.

These Tristano leather brown oxford shoes feature soft leather lining on the inside and burnished leather detailing on the outside. Topped off with a beautiful Salvatore Ferragamo logo on the vamp. 

A standard-bearer of their kind during the Golden Age of Hollywood in the 1950’s, Salvatore Ferragamo’s still remain an icon of style today.

Magnanni

 $495

It doesn’t get much finer than this. 

Since we already covered a little about Magnanni’s history, let’s talk about their process.

From the outset, each Magnanni shoe is a work of art that perfectly combines comfort and style. The leathers used are carefully inspected and chosen for their quality and beauty (most are from tanneries in France, Italy, and Spain). They are then finished and colored by hand to create a unique, rich color. Once the leather is ready, each shoe is last by hand. This labor-intensive procedure of fitting the leather over a form ensures superior comfort and flexibility. Also the lasts themselves (the forms on which the shoes are shaped) are all made by Magnanni to ensure that the finished shoe fits well and offers the design, comfort, and support for which Magnanni is renowned.

These Maganni dress oxfords with custom sole stitch detail only look better when seeing them on your own feet.

Allen Edmonds

 $395

Founded in Belgium, Wisconsin, Allen Edmonds employs a 212-step manufacturing process that is the basis for handcrafting Allen Edmonds Goodyear welted shoes since 1922.

This shoe’s style dates back hundreds of years, yet still looks as timeless and stylish as ever. Allen Edmonds shoes are made with real leather and lined with premium calfskin. The attention to detail and classic craftsmanship are perfect for business meetings, dinner with family, or a day out. 

George Cleverley

 $615

Founded in 1958, George Cleverley quickly became known as the go-to shoemaker to some of the most illustrious names in high society, a tradition that continues to this day. 

Now, when it’s time to put your best foot forward, it can be in an unmistakable George Clevereley dark brown oxford.

We found this elegant pair of five hole brown oxfords exclusively thru TheRake.

 

Magnanni

 $350

Magnanni was one of the very first shoemakers to take natural leather shoes and dye them by hand to achieve what is now known as patina. 

Handmade in La Mancha, Spain, which remains mostly untouched by the modern world, Magnanni shoes only sources the highest grade leather and does a remarkable job at meticulously refining every detail. 

Such as this richly colored leather Spanish oxford built with Bologna construction for a fully flexible, glove-like fit. Visit Nordstrom, and zoom in to truly appreciate the artisanship of these handsome brown oxfords.

Stacy Adams

 $115

Founded in 1875 in Brockton, Massachusetts by William H. Stacy and Henry L. Adams, the Stacy Adams Shoe Company has been through the test of time.  As a result of combining comfort and style thru the roaring 20’s, post-war boom, prohibition, jazz era, and decades thereafter, they have earned a reputation as a popular menswear brand.

Stacy Adams builds a collection of time-honored oxfords that are fine looking shoes and ideal for those who are budget conscious. 

Trickers shoes mens brown oxfords

From small but revered boutiques to popular luxury retailers, these are our absolute favorite mens sport coats and blazers out right now. We've poured over a countless number of websites to find the most stylish and best in every price range.

Naturally,  we begin with the first two coming from world renowned Italian clothier Kiton.  The name Kiton comes from “chitone”, the ceremonial garment worn by ancient greek aristocracy. This is a symbol of classicism, quality and social distinction.

And distinct, they are. But they are not the only clothier making high quality, luxurious blazers and sport coats right now. We’re talking about the kind of blazers/sportscoat that when you put them on…….. you feel like a million bucks.

Our final 49 include clothiers Brioni, Tom Ford, Giorgio Armani, Ermenegildo Zegna, Brunello Cucinelli, Lardini, Brooks Brothers, Ledbury, Patrick James, Jack Victor, Isaia, Robert Graham, Charles Tyrwhitt, Hugo Boss, Suit Supply, Cifonelli, Canali, Stefano Ricci, Ralph Lauren, Bonobos, Tasso Elba, Paul Fredrick, Peter Millar, Hackett, Todd Snyder, Calvin Klein, Hawes & Curtis and John Varvatos.

But no matter what your budget is, we have you covered.

Kiton

Men’s Windowpane Cashmere Sport Coat

Brioni

Men’s Plaid Wool Sport Coat

Tom Ford

O’Conner Textured Wool/Line Jacket

Givenchy

Cutaway Single-Breasted Twill

Canali

Siena Soft Classic Fit Silk Sport Coat

Isaia

Men’s Heathered Cashmere 2-Button Jacket

Was $3,595!

Brooks Brothers

Regent Fit Two-Button Cashmere Sport Coat

Ermenegildo Zegna

Plaid Wool-Silk Sport Coat

Was $2,395!

Ralph Lauren

The RL67 Herringbone Jacket

Canali

Men’s Plaid Linen/Wool Sport Coat

Was $1,495!

Ledbury

The Olivine Walker Sport Coat

Was $625!

Patrick James

Reserve Glen Plaid Sport Coat

Was $795!

Bugatchi

Two Button Blazer

Patrick James

Reserve Tic Weave Bamboo Sport Coat

Was $695!

Ledbury

The Cornflower Arley Sport Coat

Was $695!

Maceoo

Algebra Boatblue Blazer

Hawes & Curtis

Brown & Blue Herringbone Plaid Harris Tweed

Bugatchi

Two Button Blazer

Was $420!

Bonobos

Unconstructed Italian Wool Blazer

Charles Tyrwhitt

Light Blue Italian Wool Blazer

Was $399!

Peter Millar

Multi-Season Traveler Sport Coat

Was $545!

Paul Fredrick

Wool Plaid Sport Coat

Was $425!

Robert Graham

Clark Sport Coat

Was $698!

Tasso Elba

Linen 2-Button Blazer

Was $119!

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If you're looking for the best pocket squares out right now, look no further.

It’s no secret within the fashion industry that pocket squares (or handkerchiefs as they were previously know as) have made a comeback! Not only do they create an avenue for men to express their creativity but they also add so much elegance and style to a gentleman’s look. Take any sportscoat or blazer, add the right designer pocket square, use the right fold, and “voila!” You have transformed what otherwise might have been a good looking outfit, into an exquisite masterpiece. Why any man would spend hundreds and thousands of dollars on suits and shoes and not have a respectable treasure trove of men’s pocket squares which cost roughly $100 – I may never understand. 

For those looking to enhance a look – there has never been a better time to buy pocket squares – ever! Although relatively new companies like Rampley & Co and Eleventy have become standouts in the crowded pocket square arena,  storied powerhouses like Turnbull & Asser, Canali, and Eton continue to prove why they are pinnacle’s of men’s luxury clothing. But these modern pocket squares’ fascinatating complexity is simply eye catching.

But before we dive into the these works of art, if you’re looking for:

Info On How to Wear a Pocket Square

No reason to recreate the wheel here. We would advise visiting Rampley & Co who has put together probably the best info on all things pocket squares. Their Pocket Square Rules & Etiquette in 2019 covers general pocket square rules, when to wear one, matching pocket squares and ties, and even how to wear them conservatively and flamboyantly –  if your looking to produce a little flair to a look.

RAMPLEY & CO  Ι  $90

This beautiful repeat pattern has been inspired by the stunning Palazzo Colonna in Rome, one of the oldest and largest private palaces in the city and one consistently compared in style and artistic brilliance to that of Versailles. This particular pattern takes inspiration from the Hall of the Fountain and the designs and frescoes that adorn the wall and ceilings and we think it works exceptionally well when printed onto our high-quality silk pocket squares.

Works equally well as a subtle addition to a darker suit or worn more flamboyantly.

white and black pocket square Ralph Lauren
white and black pocket square Ralph Lauren

RALPH LAUREN  Ι  $145

Synonymous with Americana style since 1967, Ralph Lauren started with one item—the necktie—under the name Polo. The house has since stood for the epitome of refined dressing for men. This dapper monogrammed pocket square in fresh linen with contrast tipping makes a classic statement.

Perfect for formal events.

Achilles Slays Hector silk pocket square rampley and co
Achilles Slays Hector

RAMPLEY & CO  Ι  $90

This bold pocket square displays the famous story of Achilles defeating Hector. Achilles, desperate to revenge his best friend Patrocles, receives weapons from the fire god Vulcan, and subsequently throws himself into battle with Hector.

With the help of the goddess Minerva, he manages to beat him, as can be seen in this beautiful painting by Rubens, the sixth in a series of eight, in which he illustrated the life of Achilles. On the left and right are statues of Hercules and Mars. Hercules was the first to plunder Troy and Mars was the protector of Troy, but is seen here to turn his face from it.

ETON  Ι  $65

Printed on a fine linen, we love the drink glasses on this playful yet sophisticated pocket square. With four different micro prints, fold it in order to expose which ever pattern you choose. Perfect for a light summer suit.

TURNBULL & ASSER  Ι  $125

Stuffed casually into a ticket pocket or folded neatly to reveal the contrasting piping, this pocket square by Turnbull & Asser adds flair to any jacket. Crafted from fine silk in England.

EDWARD ARMAH   Ι   $80

Having worked in the fashion industry for prestigious luxury retailers like Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Oxford, Edward Armah has earned quite the reputation. His pocket squares are a testament to why he has lasted in the high-turnover industry for more than 20 years. Definitely worth checking out. 

This teal pocket square is one of our favorites.

Girls From Dalarna Having a Bath Pocket Square Rampley and Co
Girls From Dalarna Having a Bath Pocket Square

RAMPLEY & CO  Ι  $101

Anders Zorn was renowned for his portrait work, but another genre he had significant success was his painting of nudes. Most of his works were outdoor nudes, so this painting being set indoors is quite unusual for the artist. What is most striking about Zorn’s work, as he often used a very limited number of colours in his art, yet managed to create scenes of depth.  

RAMPLEY & CO  Ι  $90

This Rampley square is decorated with a piece of modern art: Spark by Fab Gorjian. “A simple request, one morning, for a light begins a trio of pieces telling the brief story of a sunlit romance. Captured here are the sparks, in the moment just before the flame,” says the artist. This pocket square was handmade in England from pure silk.

EDWARD ARMAH  Ι  $80

A black and white coral pines & scallop border pocket square that has a lot of character, you just can’t go wrong wearing this silk beauty.

SIMONNOT GODARD  Ι  $75

Simmonot Godard has a history of producing elegant menswear that dates back more than two centuries. When it comes to adding a cotton pocket square to your collection, this multicolor check pattern pocket square hand rolled in France is about as good as it comes.

Silk Designer pocket square cocktails
Designer pocket square cocktails

MESS OF BLUES  Ι  $120

This is why The Rake is one, if not the best place to shop for pocket squares! 

Pure italian silk, a vibrant 1970s-esque print, colorful cocktails……… this designer pocket square is amazing!

Yellow Blue Paisley Pocket Squares Rampley and Co
Yellow Blue Paisley Pocket Square

RAMPLEY & CO  Ι  $65

This Yellow and Blue Paisley Silk Pocket Square is hand printed in Britain and the bright yellow really jumps out while the blue blends perfectly with a navy jacket. Our favourite folds are using either the puff fold, or a more complicated Dunaway fold. 

ETON  Ι  $65

Wear this silk blue tie with a white shirt and a blue blazer, and enjoy looking absolutely dashing. 100% silk.

Note: As of 1/21, on sale for $26!

TURNBULL & ASSER Ι  $95

The border of each Turnbull & Asser pocket square is carefully considered during the design process to allow for more display options when tucked or folded. Woven from silk-twill, this one has been made in England and hand-printed with paisleys in the centre and butterflies around the edges.

License to Chill Tom Astin Pocket Squares
License to Chill Tom Astin Pocket Square

TOM ASTIN  Ι  $36

Plane or a bird, shaken or stirred, half full or half empty… This deep heaven blue martini patterned pocket square does indeed stir up a lot of questions. One thing no one is questioning is the lift it will bring to your look. And guess what – that little twist is for your eyes only.

KITON   Ι  $215

This beautiful Kiton pocket square made exclusively for Neiman Marcus can be worn with a host of different attire combinations. Check out the 7Gents 49 Sportcoats & Blazers – Best of The Best for a few ideas.

Brioni Paisley Silk Pocket Square
Brioni Paisley Silk Pocket Square

BRIONI   Ι  $140

Opulent paisley print lends artful elegance to this pocket square. The wide solid border allows you to create a wide array of design folds. 

Dolce Gabbana Printed Silk Twill Pocket Square
Dolce Gabbana Printed Silk Twill Pocket Square

DOLCE & GABBANA   Ι  $135

Dolce & Gabbana‘s black and white silk-twill pocket square is printed with a combination of Art Deco-style fans and small floral neats that give it a really smart feel. Tuck it into your best evening jacket.

Eleventy Wool Cotton Pocket Square
Eleventy Wool Cotton Pocket Square

ELEVENTY Ι  $95

Crafted in Italy of dark yellow wool-cotton twill, Eleventy’s pocket square is finished with dark grey rolled edges. 

Eton persian pocket square
Eton persian pocket square

ETON Ι  $65

This elegant pocket square with a print inspired from the Persian paintings adds a stylish touch to your outfit. The versatile design and the soft colors make it work for any occasion – from formal business wear to more relaxed styles. Wear it with sharp tailoring for a day at the office or with an unlined blazer for a night out with friends.

Brooks Brothers Geo Rose Pocket Square
Brooks Brothers Geo Rose Pocket Square

BROOKS BROTHERS Ι  $45

Sometimes you need a nice conservative pocket square to add a delicate touch to an attire. This is a good one to have in your repertoire for those occasions.

Signature Tartan Pocket Square
Signature Tartan Pocket Square

BROOKS BROTHERS Ι  $45

Take a glance at the stylish fold of this patterned pocket square on Brooks Brothers site. Pretty sharp and well priced at only $45.

Eton Four in One Silk Pocket Square
Eton Four in One Silk Pocket Square

ETON Ι  $65

A handsome, medallion print silk square gives you four different color arrangements to adorn the chest pocket—it’s all in how you fold it.

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI  Ι  $225

Brunello Cucinelli’s beige pocket square makes a debonair final flourish to refined suiting. It’s crafted in Italy from whisper-weight silk faille that’s accented with an ornate tile-inspired pattern and finished with hand-rolled edges. Slip it into a chest pocket fashioned to a presidential fold for a classic finish.

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI Ι  $225

Blue silk-cotton blend contrast stitching pocket square from Brunello Cucinelli featuring finished edges and a lightweight construction.

Paul Smith Indian Shop Pocket Square
Paul Smith Indian Shop Pocket Square

PAUL SMITH Ι  $75

Perfect for adding a touch of detail to your formal wear, this ecru pocket square is crafted from lightweight cotton and features a vibrant ‘Indian Shop’ print on the front.

This piece is finished with rolled, stitched edges, an ecru border and Paul Smith signature in the corner and multi-coloured stitching details.

Golden Fleece Dot and Paisley Pocket Square
Golden Fleece Dot and Paisley Pocket Square

BROOKS BROTHERS Ι  $75

The teal and orange paisley on the reverse side, along with brown edges form beautiful accents for the right blazer or sportscoat. Crafted from 100% double-face wool printed and made in Italy.

Brioni Crosshatch Silk Twill Pocket Square
Brioni Crosshatch Silk Twill Pocket Square

BRIONI Ι  $125

Detailed with pick-stitched hand-rolled edges, Brioni’s teal silk twill pocket square showcases a light grey crosshatch print. Crafted in Italy, this style highlights the storied brand’s commitment to sartorial elegance.

TITLE OF WORK Ι  $206

Title of Work draws inspiration from art to create experimental accessories, such as this black and white pocket square. Handmade in Italy, it’s crafted with an element of linen and features an abstract doodle-inspired print, then is accented with a beaded orange disc. 

CORNELIANI Ι  $72

The classics never go out of style, but they do get expertly reworked into Corneliani‘s old-meets-new Italian crafted accessories. Cut from pure linen and framed within a rolled hem, this lightweight pocket square is decorated with a floral print that drifts on the wind and lands directly in your jacket pocket.

RALPH LAUREN Ι  $145

Ideal for formalware. Revered for it’s modern take on men’s wardrobe, Ralph Lauren created its Purple Label line with enduring style and elegance in mind. This white linen pocket square is a perfect example and ideal for formalwear.

RAMPLEY & CO Ι  $99.50

The elegant design of this pocket square has been adapted from a colorful fashion plate in the V&A collection by the artist George Barbier (1882–1932) who created beautiful illustrations in the Art Deco style. Barbier’s graphic aesthetic was perfectly suited to the couture fashions of the day and the lavish lifestyles of those who wore them. Fall head over heels for this charming pocket square, depicting a doting dandy and his equally well-dressed sweetheart, surrounded by love doves.

KITON Ι  $215

Known for luxurious, flawlessly tailored men’s apparel, Kiton is a mainstay in classic Neapolitan tailoring. Put this eye popping light blue beauty in your sportcoat or blazer and watch the head turns. 

TURNBULL & ASSER Ι  $110

Turnbull & Asser silk pocket squares are hand- and digitally-printed in Cheshire, England, using an age-old process which sources water from the workroom’s own reservoir. Once the pocket squares have dried following screen-printing, they are given hand-rolled edges for a refined finish. This red and navy is a perfect pocket square to take you from morning to evening, 

ELEVENTY Ι  $95

Eleventy’s pocket square is crafted in Italy of light brown and orange wool-cotton twill. This elegant style reverses from a floral-medallion pattern to a dot print.

We all love Fridays. After plowing through another week of making things happen, Fridays are the passageway to a couple days of a little rest and relaxation. Just as there are many ways to do one’s weekend, there are many ways to do Fridays. And in particular there many ways one could dress on casual Fridays.

In this modern era, it’s acceptable, even sometimes “cool” to dress down. Many are given a free pass to wear as far as jeans and t-shirt on this last work day of the week. But just because something is acceptable doesn’t mean that’s it’s proper.

I would submit to you that as a gentlemen, one must not miss opportunities to set themselves apart from the ordinary. I would submit to you that Fridays are a deciphering mechanism separating ordinary men from gentleman.

Remember, you are a gentleman who never compromises style. You are on point in every way, all five days of the work week! Four out of five days – unacceptable. Matter of fact – day FIVE, Friday- is your time to shine!

Here are 4 Key Components to wearing a casual, comfortable style on Friday’s while still leaving a good impression.

1. Blazer or Sports Coat

Having a strong blazer/sport coat wardrobe is essential. But that doesn’t mean you have to own a large one.  With a blue blazer alone, you can create a huge variety of outfits for all manner of occasions, which is why they have been hugging the shoulders of dapper men for centuries. Add one or two tweed or herringbone jackets, and you could be ready for just about anything, including casual Fridays. Check out the7Gents Top 49 Sportcoats & Blazers for a quick source to our favorite picks.

Tip: Avoid putting anything in your jacket’s outside pockets as it tends to throw its drape askew.

Designer 

Hackett This London based clothing house has some of the most beautiful sports coats and blazers you can find. They have strong presence in our Top 49 Sportscoat & Blazer picks.

Neiman Marcus NM is a one stop shop for high end blazers.  Kiton, Stefano Ricci, Brioni, Tom Ford, Brunello Cucinelli, and Isaia (which I highly recommend you check out, if you haven’t already). Here’s a snippet of the blazers/sports coats available at NM. 

Kiton

Multi-Check Cashmere Sports Coat

$7,995

Isaia

Heathered Silk Blazer

$3,250

Ermenegildo Zegna

Cashmere/Silk Plaid Sports Coat 

$2,995

Great Buys

Peter Millar Certainly not a big name, Peter Millar line embraces a classic, old-world style resplendent in sharp detail and good prices. Most of their sports coats range from $450-$1,000.

Century21Stores- Not to be mistaken for the real estate firm, this 13 store retailer is primarlily based in the northeastern United States. If you’re looking to get started with something in the $100-$500 range, check out Century 21. And these are often names like Ralph Lauren, DKNY, and Calvin Klein.

2. Pocket Squares

Details matter. It’s what makes understated elegance, understated elegance. Take a moment and really think about that. And pocket squares are a perfect testament to a gentleman’s attention to detail.

The evolution of the pocket squares has unfolded in use since its original purpose as a means to wipe dust and sweat from the faces of Ancient Egyptians. Immensely popular throughout most the 20th century, towards the end they became all but obsolete. That is, gratefully, until its latest resurgence.

If you’re in need of a few good resources for pocket squares, here are a few options for you. Also we’ve picked out some of the best we could find if you don’t wan’t to visit each site.  See 7Gents Top Pocket Square Picks for more options.

Designer 

Mr. Porter’s The cream of the crop……. Turnball & Asser, Dolce & Gabbana, Brunello Cucinelli, Kingsman, Alexander McQueen.

Dolce & Gabbana

Polka-Dot Silk-Twill

$150

Kingsman

Drake’s Silk 

$65

Turnbull & Asser

Printed Silk-Twill

$110

Versace

Printed Silk-Twill 

$110

Rampley & Co If you are a history buff, allow me to introduce you to Rampley & Co. This London based Men’s accessory company makes pocket squares that are truly works of art. The kind of pocket square you will never be hesitant to unfold.

Rampley & Co

The City of New York

$79.50

Rampley & Co

Sampson and Delilah

$99.50

Rampley & Co

La Gourmandise

$99.50

Rampley & Co

The Lion Hunt

$99.50

Great Buys

Barney’s A great selection from Givenchy, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Salvatore Ferragamo, Ralph Lauren, and others.

Nordstrom Terrific styles especially considering their $20-$75 price range.

TheTieBar 673 pocket squares as of the time of this writing. And as far as we can tell, they all appear to be only $10!

Tips: Avoid matching. Complimenting your other accessories is key. Secondly, ensure it’s not bulging. Your jacket pocket should remain relatively flat.

3. Dress Shirts

Here is where you can have some fun with your Friday attire. And unlike the blazer, your dress shirt stays on all day, so make sure it’s comfortable as well.

When it comes to looking your best, a standard dress shirt simply isn’t going to cut it. When it comes to luxury shirts, the selection of exquisite textiles and fabrics and the craftsmanship and methods used to construct them, results in a dress shirt that when used as a foundation to your attire properly, reeks perfection.

Since there are so many variables that go into picking the right shirt (like seasons, work place environment, position, which blazer/sports coat you plan on wearing, and even your mood), it’s wise to keep a generous variety on hangers.

Looking to break out of your go-to’s, try:

Stone Rose You’ve probably have never heard of them, but they have some pretty remarkable shirts worth perusing.

Eton Again, another designer you may not be familiar with, but any shirtmaker that sews each shirt with over 12,000 stitches using 45 different parts deserves our attention.

Proper ClothA shirtmaker that has received a lot of notoriety as of late, prides itself on making it simple for men to buy custom dress shirts. Not a huge selection, but use the business casual section to find something quick.

Or if you want to stick to the tried and true: 

Brooks Brothers The oldest men’s clothier in the United States. An extra shirt from Brooks Brother’s is never going to hurt you.

Neiman Marcus Everything from $800 to $1,000 dress shirts like Stefano Ricci’s and Kiton to 150 shirts under $150. How can you go wrong?

Charles Tyrwhitt With stores on the world-famous Jermyn Street in London, New York, Paris, Washington DC, and Chicago, there is no doubt why this British clothier is so popular- exceptional quality and reasonably priced. (Mix and match any 4 of their exceptional shirts and receive deep discounts.)

Tip: Always keep in mind that you should be more business than casual, so only wear a shirt if the collar can stand up without a tie.

4. Trousers

A pair of solid navy, grey or even charcoal dress pants pleated or flat front are the perfect choice for business casual wear.

When we talk about the pants, chinos fit the bill, especially for casual Fridays. Named after the country they were made in, China, this is a version for casual and classy variants. Chinos have a narrow cut and are straight with the leg. Made of cotton, and therefore very pleasant to wear they are more likely to be worn in the summer and autumn. Although, in the right climate and the right color, can be worn any time of the year.

Three brands to consider for pants are:

Isaia- For the ultimate pair of chinos, go for an ultra-luxurious pair from Isaia. The impeccable tailoring that the brand is known for is still present in the more casual pant. Perfect for a casual day at the office.

Ralph Lauren-  The brand’s take on the staple is a fail safe for sure, ensuring that whatever pair you pick up will have a place in your wardrobe for years to come. 

Tip: There’s a fine line between skinny and slim, don’t cross it.

Kiton

Tropical Wool-Cashmere

$1,495

Brioni

Sharkskin Wool Flat-Front

$900

Canali

Men’s Solid Travel Trousers

$550

Boss

Men’s Wool Straight-Leg Trousers

$195

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