Monday, July 30, 2012

Euro trend..... the "Twisted Tie"








Slightly askew... I personally have embraced this way of wearing my tie without tucking or pinning.  Of course, you will have to get used to everyone wanting to straighten your tie....


Style should look effortless, and not cookie cutter.  This subtle twist also gives you more "show" room for your neckwear of choice.  


Do it... you'll like it!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

AMAZING details.....




Just check out this photo I came across on an acquaintances' Facebook page.   Hopefully this will give you (as it does me) inspiration to give your ensembles an upgrade with fall collections fast approaching....






now, I wouldn't go so far with the big carnation on the lapel, but I WOULD put one of my Beau Regards men's crochet boutonnieres instead.... check them out at


Beau Regards Boutonnieres

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

WIW 7/22/12












Ralph Lauren linen blazer, RL argyle vest, RL orange strip button down, Beau Regards boutonniere,  Ike Behar pocket square, John Nordstrom pants, Johnston & Murphy white wingtip bucks, orange RL socks.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

ANNOUNCEMENT:  The first showing of Beau Regards UP-cycled men's accessories-








SO excited to be selling at my first market!  I have teamed up with another Etsy enthusiast and seller, ImaginaryGirl.etsy.com to present our respective lines.   All products to be made from recycled/repurposed/upcycled materials.

For more information, check out their website- you can also follow on Twitter and Facebook....




Ravenswood Remix Market

Thursday, July 12, 2012

My good friend Mark Allen at Neiman Marcus has a great new promo... check it out!







Read more at:


Men's styling @Social Life Chicago

Monday, July 9, 2012

What is a "Dandy" ?



Here is a link to a great article I came across online that outlines the origin and well as the modern version of the Dandy.... read on.....






Dandy-man, the Return


*photo Hackett London 
WIW 7/8/12







Ralph Lauren seersucker jacket, Nautica Hampton red tissue chinos, RL belt, RL spread collar shirt, vintage navy/red polka dot tie, linen pocket square, white nubuck Johnston & Murphy loafers, Beau Regards boutonniere

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Pocket squares...... the  Points or "Pyramid"




Here is another way to show off your pocket square.  I like this one, especially if your square has a contrasting trim or extra detailing around the edges.






another thing to keep in mind...... DON'T make it perfect!   Fold, tuck, and go.  Concentrate too much and it will look like it came with the suit, and we would HATE for people to think that, right?!





Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Beau Regards:





BIG update to my store on Etsy......




Beau Regards boutonnieres come in many colors.  The full palette is now online...











you have to admit, they really do add the finishing touch to an ensemble.


Richards Fabulous Finds



Sunday, July 1, 2012

Pocket squares... embrace the simplicity!


I am a big believer in pocket squares, whether worn for formal events (only high quality silk will do, not the shiny stuff) business, or even on a casual day when you have on a blazer or jacket.


Please check out one of my previous posts about fabrics and styling.


I get asked all the time during my day on the sales floor at many retail establishments on how to do the "Puff"  or "Poof".....   here is a great example:






I will post photo tutorials of the squared and the points style later, so check back for an update.


Also, I will be coming out with limited editions of Beau Regards pocket squares.  Please click the link to my Etsy page to browse my store for UP-cycled men's accessories.




Beau Regards on Etsy




Thanks for reading!