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Black Tie Explained

Black Tie & Tuxedos Explained with 1930s Fashion Illustrations

After seeing the black tie outfits at the Oscars, we were quite disappointed, and while it is always easy to critique others, it is more difficult but also more helpful to show great examples of elegant tuxedo outfits. Therefore we decided to create a hands-on black tie series that helps men look dapper in a tuxedo or dinner jacket without having to sacrifice individual style. Read more

Oriental rug guide

The Oriental Rug Guide

Arguably the finest quality rug available for the home, authentic Oriental rugs are investment pieces that, when cared for, become an heirloom quality item capable of being handed down from one generation to the next. They are literally art you can walk on, and they are one of the few old-world quality items you can still buy and enjoy for your home.
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valentines day gift guide 2017

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Men & Women

It is again that time of the year to think about honoring the love of the special person in your life. Valentine’s Day can be an etiquette minefield, a consumerist trap and a reminder to celebrate your romance all wrapped in one. No matter how or if you celebrate, here are some ideas to make your Valentine’s Day a memorable one.
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How to Buy an Engagement Ring

How to Buy an Engagement Ring

So you’ve decided to propose! Congratulations. It’s a big decision, and once you’ve made the step of deciding to marry your partner, most men are faced with the next big decision: how to buy an engagement ring. After your car, an engagement ring might be one of the biggest single purchases you make, and there are lots of things to consider along the way. Read more