Feathers and Fur: Navigating the Coyote Fur Debate of Canada Goose Jackets

Canada Goose has been manufacturing their famous down-filled parkas for over 50 years, but the now iconic brand was relatively unknown until GQ magazine ran a feature in their October 2008 issue that endorsed the company’s signature Expedition parka. The company’s revenue has increased from $3 million in 2001 to over $200 million as of…

Society’s Infatuation with the Ugly Christmas Sweater

The ugly christmas sweater has been around for decades, but not until recently have these gaudily knitted garments become popular and almost “cool”. Even those of the Jewish faith have decided to join in on the party, with ugly Hanukkah sweaters sporting knitted menorahs in place of Christmas trees. Why has this ironic fashion trend…

Why Hipsters Dress Like Lumberjacks: The Story of the “Lumbersexual”

I recently came across this article that describes the trend of the “lumbersexual”, which describes the appearance of an “lumberjack” many hipsters and other trendy males have adopted. The rampant incidence of beards, flannels, long hair, and work boots being sported by young, urban males is the basis for the term “lumbersexual”, which brings back memories…

7 Fashion Tips for Guys to Help You Look and Feel Your Best

    1)   Your clothes will look better on you if you’re in good shape   If you’re in the middle of a wardrobe overhaul/makeover phase, before you start spending all of your money on clothes, pause for a second. Have a look in the mirror: are you in good shape? If you’re hesitant or…

5 Myths About the Fashion Industry

Fashion is an every day part of our lives (unless you’re a nudist) because the clothes we wear say a lot about who we are as a person. Like all industries, fashion is not immune to stereotyping and myths. Here are some of the common mistakes many people make when it comes clothing and the…

8 Common Fashion Mistakes Men Make

Dressing for a business or formal setting often becomes a regular part of a guy’s life, and doing it right can improve your long-term job performance, your co-worker’s perception of you, and the chance that you get a promotion or hired for a job that you interview for. Dressing appropriately and doing it well is…

Lessons from Suits: Honest Body Language, Dress Sense, and Swagger

Our non-verbal communication accounts for 93% of our total message that we’re sending to our recipients. We often think that it’s what words we choose that are the best tactic for effective communication, but it is in fact how we deliver these words, combined with how we carry ourselves and what we are wearing, that…

Don’t Buy Your Clothes at the Mall

This is not meant to be some anti-capitalist rant; in fact, I am going to encourage consumption throughout this article. What I will try to make you think about is not why you’re buying clothes, but where you’re buying them. Rapper-producer duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are now world-famous after performance at the Grammy Awards, with respect…