Resources - Friends of A Tailored Suit
Real Men Real Style - Timeless Fashion Advice
Did you enjoy our style guide but wished we had talked more about casual men's style or were you provided more men's style advice in a video/audio presentation? Perhaps you're in the market for a book on how you should dress for your body type or what colors compliment a dark haired dark skinned man? Then head over to Real Men Real Style, where the writers who brought you our style guide dive into the Style of televisions Mad Men, discuss a man's wardrobe and interchangeability, and much more.
Art of Manliness
A great blog for those seeking a broad collection of articles and information on what it means to be a man. The site's founders and editors Brett & Kate McKay focus on helping men build the skills to be better husbands, brother, and fathers. An amazing all around resource for any man or woman. I've contributed some unique content as well, such as how to be a sharp dressed man, discovering your personal style, and interviewing in a recession.
The Black Tie Guide
The Black Tie Guide is the definitive source on formal wear. Any questions you have about evening dress will be answered in this comprehensive goldmine. I had the pleasure of speaking at length with Peter Marshall, the site's author, and he is nothing less than a modern day gentleman seeking to preserve and promote the timeless elegance of traditional formal wear. He has done the world a service by spending countless hours researching out of print texts to create this easily accessible wealth of information.
The Gentleman's Standard
The Gentlemen's Standard seeks to redefine how men of color approach life and style - I've personally talked at length with the founder, Glen Palmer, and can say with confidence that he is dedicated to his mission. His blog has a lot of product reviews, many focusing on the Detroit area, and his vision and goals are timeless. Give him a few minutes of your time, you won't regret it.
FineandDandyShop.com - Men's Accessories
A Tailored Suit does not sell accessories for men's clothing - however we have identified a few companies that do and are dedicated to quality, excellent customer service, and value. Fine and Dandy is one of these businesses. We have personally spoken with founders Matt and Enrique, and can attest to their standards and devotion to ensuring their customers are satisfied. If you are looking for ties, socks, pocket squares, hats, or any other menswear accessories - give them a look!
Hendricks Park - Virtual Personal Shopping Service
Lisa Bruckner and her team of image consultants free up their clients schedules by taking the burden of shopping for clothing off their backs. Having spoken with her personally, I can tell you they place customer satisfaction above all else and they even make men apply to ensure there is a personality and lifestyle fit! From her website - "We want to make sure your wardrobe needs are taken care of so you feel confident"
A clothing and style resource for short men, Josh has authored the internet's most thorough blog covering the issues facing men south of 5′8″. A New Yorker, he routinely reviews local clothing stores and service establishments in search of deals and cuts that suit the smaller male demographic. He has a solid grasp of men’s classic style, and I especially like how he scours forums for threads pertaining to his readers in his “link round-ups.”
Manner of Man Magazine
Nicola Linza says it best "After reading this magazine, it is my hope that you will view your clothing, accessories, and the services presented to you in a new light, then seek out the finest for yourself, your lifestyle, and develop your individual character and personal style." A great resource with excellent writing and thought - I dare compare Nicola Linza's work to poetry!
The Houndstooth Kid
Will, The Houndstooth Kid, states: “The purpose of this blog is to point out both the common and obscure aspects of 1930s-1950s men’s style and how it affects us today. Vintage style has and is still influencing the way we dress and generally live our lives.” I've joint written style articles with Will and can say with confidence if you are into vintage menswear his site is a must visit.
I've spoken at length with Charles, and I highly recommend looking to his company for quality neckwear - everything he sells is handmade in England on woven silk milled in the UK. He focuses on beauty and drape, two things a man wants in all of his neckwear. You can shop online and contact him directly if you have any questions about his product's quality or construction.
K. Cooper Ray has taken a fresh take on the age old art of proper manners. In a world where etiquette has fallen to the wayside, Social Primer is a beacon in the darkness as he discusses how to deal with the loud cell phone talker and the rules of shaking hands & chivalry in the modern age.
The Dry Cleaner - Jerry Pozniak, Dry Cleaning Extraordinaire!
The frightening aspect of owning fine clothing is the realization that it needs to be cleaned; unfortunately most of the company's in this industry are not as professional as one would like. In comes Jerry Pozniak, owner and operator of Cameo Cleaners, Jeeves of Bulgaria, and Arthur Copeland Cleaners - all of which are listed on America's Best Cleaners List (less than 1 out of 1000 cleaners make the cut). He places the education of his staff, protection of the client's garments, and customer service above all else - an unbeatable combination!
Street Etiquette - Where high fashion meets the street
The young duo at Street Etiquette bring a fresh voice to the world of men's style with their distinctly New York tastes and takes on fashion as lived and influenced by the men of the Bronx (and beyond!). Not just another street blog, these men have an eye for the classic, appreciate quality, but make everything they put together and wear their own.
Magnificent Bastard - Your Life Caddy
The MB does a good job of balancing taste, obnoxiousness, and good advice - so that's why he's here. From his site - "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity..." Out of this morass, a code for the modern age: The Magnificent Bastard Manifesto. The Magnificent Bastard is: Your Sherpa. Your Life Caddy. Your Sensei. Your Brutha."
The Undershirt Guy - Meet Tug, the world's undershirt expert!
Tug is the man you want to speak with if you have a question about undershirts - he maintains the web's most detailed site on undershirts. From understanding how the latest styles fit to dealing with common problems associated with wearing an undershirt, you can bet Tug knows the answer!