“White shall not be worn before Memorial Day or after Labor Day”

With only a few more days left to take advantage of that glorious summer white wardrobe; you better bring your A game. From the upcoming family reunions by the seaside, the last of the summer Hampton holidays, and city nights out with friends— white is the color of the moment, and it can either be mans best friend or worse enemy.

Take your favorite pair of classic white chinos; like the ones from Belstaff, or a slim fitting pair of white denim; like these by Tommy Hilfiger,
and add in your best white cotton or linen
button down shirt paired with one of the the new FreshNeck fl
oral ties by Winners Circle Fashion Co.

Floral ties have taken the mens fashion scene by stomp this summer. Not only do they add a unique texture to your wardrobe palette, but they add in that pop of color that will make your white outfit a sophisticated-cool.

Speaking of pops of color— the mens bracelets, like the ones just added to the FreshNeck closest (http://j.mp/FreshNeck- bracelets), add a simple and casual-cool flair to any ensemble.

- the FreshGuy

Summer Weather Wardrobe Changes

Summer is a beautiful time filled with lazy weekends on the beach, drinking sangrias on rooftops, watching films under the stars in the park, and of course lots of heat. When the sun starts heating up, it’s time to take the layers down but still stay “fashionably cool”.

First and foremost, the number one thing you need to know about dressing for the changeable summer weather is to be a planner. Those who are organized and prepared for the worst are the ones who always win.

Sweat-free Shirts

Long commute to work? Lots of outdoor walking involved? Wear one shirt and pack your work shirt to-go. Making that quick change in the office won’t only keep you feeling fresh, but it will also save your co-workers from having to suffer through any odd summer smells. When packing your clothes— rolling shirts instead of folding helps avoid too many wrinkles. You can also pack a small to-go sized bottle of mens summer stylewrinkle releaser (quick DIY: put a dryer sheet in a spray bottle with water— works the same as wrinkle releaser).

Layer first then strip

Always start the cool mornings with an extra layer— making it possible to take layers off to feel and look cool. Linen blazers, v-neck

sweaters, and light weight cardigans all make for a great top layer. Bonus: after work during happy hour- you can slip your layer back on for some extra warmth- just in case it turns out to be a cool summer night.

Heading to the beach? Throw a fun summery printed button down over a tank. This can easily be taken off once it heats up, and still looks great to throw back on for dinner on the docks at your favorite sea-food restaurant. Note: bracelets make for excellent beach accessories— don’t be afraid to show off some of your personal style while still “hanging ten” on the beach.

Quick Tips

  • Roll sleeves for a cooling and relaxed look
  • Swap your regular socks for “no-shows” or invisible socks
  • Invest in a good bag— be it a beach ready tote or small backpack— you won’t regret it
  • Play around with a seasonal scarf— fashion forward and summer friendly

- the FreshGuy

Owning the Skinny Tie

Tie shape says a lot about a guy and his personal style. When it comes to the skinny tie, solid colors and a smooth satin silk fabric are by far the most popular choice. The narrow look of theFreshNeck, skinny tie, black tie, tie width, necktie tie combined with the soft fabric gives a guy a sophisticated and edgy modern style.
In most cases, one wants a tie to hang straight, and have the knot itself be either symmetric or showcase the popular tie dimple. When tying a skinny tie, it is best to have a “non-perfect tie knot”. Instead go for a slightly loose knot. Don’t worry about the tie hanging straight, and instead of one dimple, multiple crinkles at the knot look best.
Needing to pair the tie witha suit for a more formal occasion? No problem. Go with one of the most simple and more common knots: The Four-in-Hand. The Four-in-Hand is the oldest tie knot known to man. Originally invented in Britain during the end of the 19th Century, the Four-in-Hand quickly became a standard in mens style. Having been used in everything from regular sized ties, skinny ties, and even those pesky extra long ties; the simplicity of this knot has helped it remain popular century after century (seriously no doctorate degree needed). In fact it is often times referred to as the simple knot. Not to mention, the Four-in-Hand is a killer knot when paired with traditional striped ties like the British Regimental Stripe.

- the FreshGuy