Peter-Blair Blog

Mar 23

Trends: Pocket Square Focus

One of the biggest new trends in the men's fashion world is wearing solid or patterned pocket squares with no neck tie. The whole focus of the outfit is the pocket square. There is no neck tie to match or take away from that. It's sleek, it's new. But, it's also a bit more casual than the typical suit. While this may be really fun to try out, one must take the time to consider…

Mar 16

The Trifecta Knot

The beauty of this knot is really in it's simplicity. It focuses on a basic knot that simply has it's outer corners covered in terraced layers of fabric. It maintains the trapezoidal shape that the standard knot goes for, while adding a bit of extra bulk and style. At the same time the knot doesn't create an outlandish or harsh appearance. It's easy to wear and differs from the…

Mar 9

How To Properly Wear a Cummerbund

One of the biggest issues with cummerbunds is that many people don't know how to properly wear them. This may be related to the fact that they are rarely worn and typically reserved for special occasions like a wedding or prom. This may also be related to age and simply being new to the concept. Visually, cummerbunds may appear straightforward and easy to put on; after all, it is simply a…

Mar 2

Benefits of Cummerbunds

Some of these are purely ironic, and others are interesting. But at the end of the day, there are some unique benefits that you get while wearing cummerbunds.   Often, the most typical use you will see of a tuxedo, other than prom, is weddings, where color coordination is central to the theme. Often, cummerbunds are made to coordinate colors during a wedding. This can result in…

Feb 23

The Geisha Knot

The Geisha Knot is quite a literal name for a neck tie knot. It resembles the shape of a traditional geisha's hair, so it is very loop based and rounded. Overall the knot is a bit larger than the average knot, as a result of all the folding, and it may not be as suited to people with smaller heads and statures. The way the loops are created in this knot also gives it a very three…

Feb 16

Properly Storing Pocket Squares

Possibly the most frustrating difficulty with pocket squares is storing them. Our first instinct may be to fold them up and place them neatly in a drawer. Looks nice enough, but then we have to deal with creases that are difficult to get out, and any folding we try with the pocket square may not come out correctly as a result. Not only this, but some pocket squares are made from more expensive…

Feb 9

Keys to Keeping Your Shirt Tucked In

Even those of us that sit in a chair all day for work still end up getting up multiple times over the course of the day. What ends up happening? Once, twice, multiple times, our shirts become untucked and start to inch their way out from where they are tucked in at our pants. Of course, we can always run to the bathroom to fix this, but how many times do we want to have to go running in there?…

Feb 2

The Encore Knot

This knot is of average size and isn't too out there in terms of appearance. Probably the most important difference from the average knot is that it is very rounded and almost "loopy" in a way. The knot is kind of shaped and built by loops, so it has a very rounded shape that may be more suited for narrow or squared jaws, as opposed to very rounded faces.   Begin with the…

Jan 26

Patterns, Solids, Mixing, and Matching

Ties are available in such a wide variety of patterns and colors, and then theres the wide variety of dress shirts and pocket squares. The options become almost overwhelming at a point. Often, we want to stick to what we know, and keep it simple by matching colors or patterns that we know for a fact pair well together. Then we open a magazine or see a television show with some unusual pairing,…

Jan 19

The Glossy Knot

The glossy knot is nice and useful in the sense that it overall has a very normal appearance. It has a lot of visual similarities to your basic Windsor knot, which is very classic and every day. The differences with this knot are subtle and really a matter of simple folds and knotting. However, overall it doesn't have an unusual appearance, and the differences between this one and more…

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