STOP! Put down the polo and take two steps away. Go grab a drink of water, splash some on your face, and regroup yourself we are going to help you look great.
So your necktie just not meshing with your look that day? Grab a bandanna that complements your attire, fold it, and tie it around your neck.
(Suit: Billy London U.K, Shirt: Thomas Pink, Scarf/Necktie: Vivienne Westwood, Scarf/Pocket Square: AdrienneVittadini)
Oh yeah complement does not mean matching color for color. It just means when you see it together the first word that comes to your mind is, SWAG!
(Scarf/Necktie: Vivienne Westwood, Shirt: Thomas Pink, Suit: Billy London U.K, Scarf/Pocket Square: Adrienne Vittadini)
You just can't say, "swag" and walk out the door. It does not work that way. You have to excrete it. You have to own it. You have to believe it. At the end of it, the most important accessory to top off your look is your confidence. Plus dogs smell fear and will eat you alive.
(Suit: Billy London U.K, Shirt: Thomas Pink, Scarf/Necktie: Vivienne Westwood, Scarf/Pocket Square: AdrienneVittadini, Cufflinks: Thomas Pink, Slim Belt: Vintage, Watch: Vintage Longines, Motorcycle Helmet: Biltwell Hustler Gang Green Megaflake, Motorcycle Helmet Faceshield: Biltwell Bubble Shield)You notice something about Gentlemen's Brim? We are not afraid of wearing colors. Not in your face 1990's P. Diddy shinny suit colors, that's just wrong. Select aesthetic pleasing colors. Do it, without over doing it.
(Watch: Vintage Longines, Shirt: Thomas Pink, Cufflink: Thomas Pink, Motorcycle Helmet: Biltwell Hustler Gang Green Megaflake)
Some of the most powerful statements are subtle while still demanding respect. Tony accessorizes his checked pink shirt with his vintage Longines watch and pink knot cufflink.
(Suit: Billy London U.K. Socks, Polo Ralph Lauren, Helmet: Biltwell Hustler Gang Green Megaflake, Motorcycle Helmet Faceshield: Biltwell Bubble Shield, Shoes: Allen Edmonds Double Monkstrap)
Your belt no longer has to always match your shoe. Remember that yellow belt? Swag!
(Shoes: Allen Edmonds Double Monkstrap)
(Cotton Paisley Bandana, Shirt/Cufflink: Thomas Pink, Motorcycle Helmet: Biltwell Hustler Gang Green Megaflake)Ah the Cravat. This is like the God Father of bow ties and all neckties, which you never see in today's workplace. God Father 1 of course because Brando is the man. Even though God Father 2 was freaking sweet with De Niro as Vito. Well then the Cravat is like God Father 1 or 2 but definitely not 3. As a matter of fact you never see them anywhere and for years they were thought to be extinct. You might have better luck seeing Napoleon Dynamite's elusive Liger.
(Trench Coat: H&M, Cravat: Zara, Shirt Zara, Watch: Uniform Ware, Watch Strap: Nylon, Pants: H&M, Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo, Motorcycle Helmet: Daytona Cruiser, Phone Case: J Crew)
The Cravat leaks old world swag and classic awesomeness. Plus it's easy as crap to tie, with a fluff and go persona. Really not sure why more people don't wear them.
(Trench Coat: H&M, Belt: Vintage Nylon D Ring)
(Cravat: Zara, Watch: Uniforms Wares, Watch Strap: Nylon, Shirt: Zara)
(Bracelet: Giles and Brother)Just like blended Scotch you can fuse formal with informal pieces together. Cravat, rolled up sleeves, sock-less loafers, and nylon D ring belt.
(Shoe: Salvatore Ferragamo, Motorcycle Helmet: Daytona Cruiser)
Any of these two variations of neck wear can mitigate that unsightly "ring around the collar".
The beauty of the current state of mens style can be found in one of Gentlemen's Brim favorite rules: It's never too dressy for work. Just have fun with your compilation.