A Tie for Any Occasion

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Neckwear can provide the ability for any man to elevate his appearance whether that’s to his boss, his friends or even his future wife. However, not just any tie will do. With today’s wide variety of menswear, it’s easy to tailor your style towards any event or circumstance you may find yourself in.

OFFICE

The office is all about showing off your confidence – without appearing arrogant. On your climb to the corner office, wear striped patterns while keeping in mind the power colors such as gold, blue and black when putting together your look. Stick with traditional silk and nothing slimmer than 3 inches.  Bring it all together with a tie bar.

We Recommend:

Silver – Ben Sherman, Antonio Ricci

Gold – Burberry, Brooks Brothers

Platinum - Armani Collezioni, Versace 

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DAY CASUAL

Get noticed for all the right reasons at your next brunch, day party or stroll around town. For a casual look, throw on a loosely knotted tie and roll up those sleeves to your collared shirt.  If you’re committed to fashion like us, think about skinny ties in solid colors and prints in non-traditional fabrics like linen and cotton.

We Recommend:

Silver –  DiBiEverett

Gold- Ivy Prepster, rag & bone

Platinum- Breuer, Bocara 

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NIGHT CASUAL 

Whether it’s a casual first date or a night on the town, neckwear shows an attention to detail as well as style and personality. Remember that night casual is different than office attire. Look for slim and dark styles or take chances in something velvet or leather. Feeling adventurous? Drop a pocket square in your jacket and try to layer with cardigans and vests.

We Recommend:

Silver - Everett

Gold - VJNY, Ted Baker 

Platinum - Armani 

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FORMAL 

Formal occasions are the time to look simple, yet classy and refined. You can never go wrong in black, but take the time to celebrate in something fresh like a bow tie or elegant cufflinks.

We Recommend:

Silver - True Forum

Gold - Vitaliano

Platinum - Codis Maya

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#NewCasual Transformation 2

The #NewCasual Transformation continues. We’ve got so much style we couldn’t pack it all into one post! Once again we join Saul Carrasco at Michael Andrews’ Bespoke in NYC. In this session, Saul demonstrates a classy yet casual look that can be worn day-to-day, at the office or out to lunch. Featuring one of FreshNeck’s exclusive ties from Michael Andrews’ Bespoke and tie bar from Dibi, Saul presents an affordable, comfortable style suitable for the most dapper men.

Saul Carrasco is a well-known writer in men’s fashion and style. To learn more about him and his work, be sure to visit his blog, Trend Styled. Also, don’t forget to pass by FreshNeck.com for all your dapper man needs

#NewCasual Transformation

The intuitive likes of Saul Carrasco join us again in the above video feature. Held at Michael Andrews’ Bespoke in the heart of NYC, Saul demonstrates how one can easily transform a casual day or night out look in a more formal, tailored style. Using a wide array of FreshNeck products including ties and tie bars, Saul presents a quick, clean way to dress up without sacrificing comfort.

Saul Carrasco is well known as an expert in menswear and fashion. His blog, Trend Styled features all the top news and latest styles in men’s clothing and accessories. His established experience as a style writer has positioned his blog as a go to source for all things men’s style. To learn more from Saul, visit his site. Also, be sure to stop by FreshNeck.com for all your menswear accessory needs.

Give Her Something To Grab Onto

FreshNeck Bow Tie

The days of Carlton Banks and his bow tie are over.  Now, a bow tie makes a bold statement. A great way to add that “pop of color.”

Check out FreshNeck’s Collection of over 139 unique bow ties, including selections from Ted Baker, Dolce & Gabbana, Breuer, Giorgio Armani, Brooks Brothers, Alexander Olch, and more.

Tie DIY

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Most guys would argue that tying a tie is a no-brainer…Do not listen to their gibberish! Tying a tie is nothing short of art. It’s time to ditch those clip-ons. Though fear knot (see what we did there), we’re here to teach you the essence of tying ties. There are several ways to perfect a tie’s knot, each of which provides the wearer with a unique style.

The above image shows a variety of knots available, ranging from the classic Windsor to the highly complex Ediety. Wearers must also be mindful in selecting tie bars, tie width, and length measurements. Such variation gives the wearer flexibility and unique personality. Not to mention quite a few tie knot bragging rights! Follow this guide and you are sure to avoid any tie related fashion faux pas.

Father Knows Best

 

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Father’s Day is about more than giving gifts, but also about appreciating the values that the Old Man has passed down.   We may not have realized it at the time, but here’s what we learned from our fathers…

1.  Invest wisely.

Screen Shot 2013-06-03 at 11.26.15 AMMy dad taught me that clothing doesn’t have to be expensive, but should be of high-quality, and that the two don’t always come together. I remember him leaving at crazy hours on Black Friday to go shopping and questioned why he would do that.  But after he came home with a Gucci blazer for $200, I stopped doubting his bargain-hunting abilities (and stole that blazer a few years later).

2.  Make a subtle statement.

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 {While this bow tie, shirt and jacket could serve as statement pieces on their own, when put together they are visually distracting.}

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{A bold piece like this bow tie completes this polished look.}

Find one bold accessory to transform something classic into something unique.  When picking out your outfit, avoid mixing too many patterns and prints, as it tends to come off as trying too hard.  Instead, utilize one “statement piece” to to center your outfit around.

3. Confidence is key.

tumblr_mnjcr2vBfk1ryp639o1_1280Dad used to say, “dress for the job you want, not the job you have”.  You never know who you will come across at any time in life, and you want to be prepared.  Our clothes are the first impression we give to onlookers.  Choose clothes that build a positive self-image for the person you aspire to be.  Clothes don’t make the man, the man makes the clothes.


Although Dad’s style choices at the time may have seemed questionable, he was trying to show me how to express myself through what I wear.  Whether that’s purchasing a designer suit or casual pants, it’s important to dress with confidence and showcase your style.

Father’s Day is the time to show your Pop appreciation for all he’s done for you.  Give him the gift of style with a monthly subscription to FreshNeck.

 Tell us a funny story about your dad’s closet….

 

 

 

Dapper Derby Recap

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On May 4th, for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby, FreshNeck came together with other awesome companies to throw a Dapper Derby party.  The who’s who of the NYC social scene came out to the Dream Hotel’s Ava Lounge, dressed to the nines in seersucker, pastel-colored suits, frilly dresses, and of course, crazy hats! Together, they turned “the most exciting two minutes in sports” into an all-day affair, dancing to Electric Gentlemen’s electro-swing mix and drinking the custom cocktail, “Electric Julep.”

Highlighting the high-profile event was none other than Caesar the Horse holding down the red carpet.  CaesarTheHorseSpecial thanks to Dapper Derby participants and sponsors, including Everett Clothing, Electric Gentlemen, and Suspender Boys.

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FreshNeck sponsors Running Late with Scott Rogowsky

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Running Late With Scott Rogowsky

FreshNeck is proud to be a sponsor for late night talk show “Running Late with Scott Rogowsky.” FreshNeck joins Alabaster & Chess in providing the clothing for Scott and the show.

For those unfamiliar with RLWSR, it is a traditional Late Night talk show hosted bi-monthly at the Galapagos Art Space in Dumbo (that’s in Brooklyn).

Join FreshNeck, and the entire RLWSR crew tomorrow night, when guests will include Shark Tank’s Daymond John, comedian Gilbert Gottfried, Fat Jew, and internet-rapper Awkwafina. Tickets available here.

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Case Study: Kevin (Part 4)

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“Is There Something I Should Know?”
The FreshNeck Blog serves as a resource for the latest in men’s fashion trends.  There are great articles on how to dress for specific events, how to use the site and how celebrities wear ties. By reading through the FreshNeck Blog I learned about a new style of dress called the NewCasual. It incorporates formal men’s accessories into everyday outfits. Once I understood the style, a large percentage of what I chose from FreshNeck was worn casually. I no longer feel that wearing a tie is only needed for special occasions. As a matter of fact I started to post photos on Instagram tagged #NewCasual.  With their wide variety of designers I’m able find a tie for every event, every occasion and every day.

 “New Sensation”
Before FreshNeck dressing for work was something I never looked forward to. With such a limited wardrobe I was simply just trying to not look like I was wearing the same thing everyday. Now with FreshNeck as my resource I look forward to picking out my clothes for work. I frequently try out different patterns and colors that make wearing a tie fun and work appropriate.

 “Glamorous Life“
After I spoke about the ease of FreshNeck, some of my co-workers and friends have started using this service as well. Now when we go out for drinks, we all look stylish and fresh. FreshNeck is not only for the classic man but the modern man as well. They’re certainly helping build a new generation of tie wearers and enthusiasts.

Case Study: Kevin (Part 3)

 FreshNeck Case Study of Kevin.

“True Colors”
FreshNecks’ vast collection of designer haberdashery allows me to dress how I feel. Incorporating a tie with my outfit gives me that extra touch that makes me stand out from every other guy who is wearing just a button down and jeans. I’ve become so used to adding these accessories to my style that it’s kind of a part of my personality now. Purchasing all of these ties would be an expensive endeavor. Good thing for FreshNeck.

“Nothing Compares 2 U”
It happened. I finally came across a tie I couldn’t live without. The knitted John Varvatos has an official spot on my tie rack. I took advantage of the “buy” feature and purchased the tie for way less then retail.

“White Wedding”
My girlfriend and I got invited to a wedding later in the year. Typically I don’t get too excited for events like this but after stepping up my tie game I couldn’t wait to also include a bow tie, cufflinks and even a pocket square to my formal attire. After I choose my suit, I can go online and add everything I need to my “closet” and use the reserve feature to hold the ones I really want. I need to watch out, I can’t look better then the groom.