We Never Go Out of Style

The tuxedo has been around since the mid-1800s. Although it has changed with the times, it never goes out of style. A tuxedo is distinguished by satin or grosgrain facings on the lapels and buttons of the jacket with a similar stripe along the outseam of the trousers. A tuxedo is typically black, worn with a formal shirt, shoes and other…

Perfect Gifts for Your Groomsmen

Aside from planning your wedding and doling out lots of money for a venue, caterer, photographer and flowers, you also need to pick up something special for your groomsmen. Whether it's your brothers, friends, or both, you want to let your groomsmen know that you appreciate them taking part in your wedding. Here are some…

Ready, Set, Rush: Fraternity Life

College life is an experience you will treasure for years to come. You may choose to get involved by playing your favorite sport or pledging a fraternity as a way of meeting people with common interests. Becoming a part of a fraternity can be a rewarding experience that offers social support during your college years…

Fashion Around the World

Clothing has a social significance with different rules and expectations based on circumstances, occasion, and culture. Our clothing choices can convey many messages including gender, income, social class, religious affiliation, ethnicity, fashion, and more. The Olympic Games have allowed us the opportunity to examine cultural differences among the athletes and their native countries. From uniforms and costumes…

Political Power: Keeping Up Appearances

Looking to get ahead in your career? Sometimes something as simple as a change in your wardrobe can make a big difference in how far you will go. Why? Appearance is important. Sure, your skills and abilities should play center stage, but dressing and grooming are part of the equation.  Your appearance expresses your professionalism….

The World Series of Ties

Every Fall, baseball fans everywhere come together to watch the annual championship series of Major League Baseball known as the World Series. The American League champion team and the National League champion team conduct a championship series prior to the World Series to determine which teams advance. The winner of the World Series is determined…

The Ties of Politics

Since we are sitting smack in the middle of an election year, not a day goes by without seeing one of the Presidential candidates on television.  With so many ties to choose from, what are the candidates wearing, and what does their look say about them? How can you pull off the presidential look or…