2018-2019 Menswear Trends To Try

2018-2019 Menswear Trends To Try

Trends aren’t something we discuss much of around here, but it doesn’t mean I don’t pay attention.

Fashion is something you want to dip into slightly every so often when you find something that works for you.

These trends will give you just a touch of a fashionable edge without looking try hard. Best of all, they’re suitable for all ages.

If you want to look like you’re in the know without appearing try-hard, this is what you should be wearing…

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Q&A Pairing Socks, Belts vs. Suspenders & Tips for Thinning Hair

Q&A Pairing Socks, Belts vs. Suspenders & Tips for Thinning Hair

Well gents, it's that time again. Another round of Ask Pat, or "Questions and Cocktails" as we call it. 

This time around we're talking about: How to pair your socks correctly with your outfit, suspenders vs. belts vs. side adjusters, what a "military hem" is and tips for thinning hair.

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Outfit Congruency: The Style Mistake You've Probably Overlooked

Outfit Congruency: The Style Mistake You've Probably Overlooked

Outfit congruency. Heard of it? Neither have I. 

I’m fairly certain I invented the term.

Outfit congruency is the way all the pieces you're wearing should work in harmony to create an ideal outfit. These items could work together in terms of fit, color, texture, or just their general “vibe”. Ideally, they'll work together in more ways than one. 

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The 10 Things to You Need to Know Before Going Shopping (Read This Before You Buy Anything)

The 10 Things to You Need to Know Before Going Shopping (Read This Before You Buy Anything)

We're coming up on the third anniversary of Pivot. It’s been such a blessing to do what I do for the men I work with.

In this time, I’ve learned a few things while working with my all-male client base. Particularly, I've learned a lot about their approach to shopping and buying clothing.

Sometimes, you just need to get out of your own way…

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Ask Pat #2: Skincare Basics, Wedding Attire, and Finding Your Personal Style

Ask Pat #2: Skincare Basics, Wedding Attire, and Finding Your Personal Style

This is the second installment of our Q&A series where you guys ask some questions and I give you some answers, with a drink in hand. I try to answer common questions that seem to come up a lot in my one-on-one work or ones that you all ask directly. 

So let's dive into this April edition, shall we?

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Ask Pat #1: Shaving, Trends, Cologne and My Thoughts on Subscription Boxes

Ask Pat #1: Shaving, Trends, Cologne and My Thoughts on Subscription Boxes

I really enjoy answering questions and working one on one with guys. I like to think that is the reason I’m not a huge Youtube sensation, lining the insides of my bespoke suit with advertising benjamins.

 However, there are some common questions that come up and the answers are pretty universal. So today, I put together a little FAQ cheat sheet for you gents.

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8 Advanced Style Mistakes (Part 3)

8 Advanced Style Mistakes (Part 3)

This is the third and final installment of the "Style Mistakes" series. Last time, I posted 8 intermediate style mistakes you might be making. This was for the guy that has a decent grasp on his clothing, but still has room for improvement. 

This post is for you GQ gentlemen who already know how to dress well but might just need a few tweaks to really stand out. 

Let's get going...

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8 Intermediate Style Mistakes (Part 2)

8 Intermediate Style Mistakes (Part 2)

So last week I wrote about some common beginner style mistakes I see a lot and what you can do to fix them. This list is not exhaustive and there is much more to be covered.

This week, I wanted to go a little more in-depth and cover some more style mistakes, particularly for the man that already has a handle on the basics.

Once you've got the fundamentals covered, it's time to really dial in your style. Read on to see more men's style mistakes you should avoid.

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How To Organize A Man's Closet

How To Organize A Man's Closet

As men, organization isn't always our strong suit.

The little nuances of clothing can be to detailed for our taste and our closets usually reflect this. We throw clothes about wherever and don't pay attention to how things should be ordered.

Sound familiar?

It wasn't until later on in life that I realized actually getting my closet in order made my life a heck of a lot easier. Getting dressed in the morning was no longer a chore. Finding a great outfit was easy.

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What Does an Image Consultant Do?

What Does an Image Consultant Do?

So I run into this question from time to time. "What is it you do?" and it's kind of hard to fully define. I tell people I'm an image consultant and I get responses like
 

"Oh so you're in PR"... Sort of. 

or...

“You’re basically a personal stylist”… Sort of.

"So you're like Hitch?"... Sort of. 

To help clear up some confusion, here is my attempt at telling you what it is I actually do and my consultation process.

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Ten Must-Have Wardrobe Items

Ten Must-Have Wardrobe Items

The great thing about the male wardrobe is that it can be broken down to the bare necessities and still keep you looking stylish. As long as the fits and the colors of your clothes are spot on, you can keep your closet relatively simple and still look great. It's one of the best parts of being a man...

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Add Some Flash to Your Outfit

Add Some Flash to Your Outfit

It's good to have a little flash to what you're wearing.

Something that makes you stand out, slightly. A little flamboyance on the border right before gaudiness. A gold ring, the recognizable Gucci Loafers, a detailed tie bar, noticeable cuff links, and some loud pops of color. They go a long way.

These things communicate that you care what people think, without caring what people think. You want to look good but you want to look good for yourself just as much as you're giving the gift of your appearance to the world...

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Finding the Perfect Men's T-shirt

Finding the Perfect Men's T-shirt

I hate buying T-shirts.

Not because I dislike them. Actually, it's the opposite. Behind a good pair of jeans and a well tailored charcoal suit, I think a great fitting navy t-shirt is one of the best pieces in a man's wardrobe...

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