Stylish Halloween Costumes for Men

October means one thing….Halloween! You have almost a month to plan out the perfect costume. But many of us end up leaving the decision to the last minute. You rush to the store and try to find something, only to find everyone else in town is there snatching up the last good costumes. It can be tough to find a last minute outfit for that Halloween party you have been waiting for. So plan ahead to ensure you stand out!

James Bond
The archetype of cool. James Bond is a simple costume, but make sure you get it just right, otherwise you will keep getting asked “So…what are you supposed to be?”.

Patrick Bateman, American Psycho
Christian Bale did an excellent job in this creepy thriller. If you have the hair for the look, you can totally pull this off. Or maybe try for the clear plastic suit and an axe, nobody will question who you are.

The Royal Tenenbaums
Nothing is easier than this costume. All you need is a tan suit, and a headband!

Walter White, Breaking Bad
If you loved the Breaking Bad series as much as I did, you won’t want to be any other character for Halloween than chemistry teacher turned drug pin Walter White. Throw on some glasses, get that goatee looking proper, and have that infamous Heisenberg hat.

Indiana Jones
This explorer’s look isn’t too hard to pull off. Just make sure you have that iconic hat.

Waldo, Where’s Waldo
This is an easy last minute costume you can throw together if you happen to have blue pants and a red and white striped shirt. Throw glasses and a beanie on and you’re good to go.

Great Gifts for Groomsmen

If you plan to get married, you’ll need a new suit. Apart from that, your groomsmen will need suits as well! It’s important not to forget about them, as most times you will notice the groom and groomsmen matching. Once you pick your style and color, all you need is for each guy to get fitted for the big day.

Now that each groomsman is dressed to the nines, you’ll want to give him a little something for coming out and being part of your wedding. Gifts for groomsmen can be as simple as a gift card or elaborate like a custom cigar case. It’s important to figure out what they all will like and use. We’ve got some ideas if you’re stuck in a rut, or are too busy trying to figure out where to seat your family members during the rehearsal dinner.

Groomsmen Gifts

Tie Clip
Not every guy has a nice tie clip. Get these custom engraved with their initials to make it extra special.

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Money Clip
Everyone has money! A custom money clip for each groomsmen is a special gift they can use daily.

Shaving Kit
If your friends are bearded, or enjoy the art of shaving, you’ll want to get them a nice shaving kit. It should include the razor, brush, and soap.

If all your buddies enjoy the finer liquors and spirits, get them a custom flask with their name on it.

Even if your friends aren’t outdoorsmen, no guy can resist a shiny blade with their initials on it.

Poker Set
This is a fun gift that the guys can use and play together, and take home to use with their own friends and family. Don’t be surprised if you start having weekly poker nights!

Personalized Cufflinks
Not everyone wants to go out and spend hard cash on cufflinks. They’re a great gift that the guys can wear on the wedding day. Get a unique cufflink for each. Maybe a gear cufflink for the automotive junkie, and a football helmet for your fantasy football buddy.

Whiskey Stones
If you know the guys like to down a few drinks after work, grab them some whiskey stones. These stones will keep your spirit chilled to the perfect temperature without diluting them.

Beer Soap Set
This is a unique gift for the beer connoisseur in the group. It’s a pack of 6 beer soaps of different scents like chocolate stout.

Skills Every Guy Should Know

There are some things we are born with, and some things we have to learn. For guys, there tend to be a few basic skills we learn at a young age. These include fishing, hunting, and knowing when to stop talking in an argument. As we age, we start realizing there are many other skills we need to learn, either from someone else or have to teach ourselves. In this age of YouTube, you can find a tutorial on almost anything. You don’t really need to know any skill in too much depth, it’s just a click away.

But there are plenty of basic skills you should know because you won’t always be near a computer. If you don’t know the following skills, take a few hours to learn them. It will save you tons of time, money, and headache in the future.

Changing a Tire
This is a given! There will come a time when you need to change your own tire, or want to help a stranded driver. It will save you a lot of money as well. Having to call a tow company to change your tire can cost much more than you think.

Changing Oil
Getting the oil changed in your car is a must. It can cost over $100 at an auto shop, but doing it on your own it will cost just the oil and tub for clean up.

How to Match Clothes
If you want to make a great impression, a stylish outfit is needed. If your clothes don’t match, you may not notice, but others will.

Stop a Running Toilet
There’s no need to call a plumber for this simple fix. You will save tons of money by learning to fix this mess.

How to Filet a Fish
If you are a fisherman, you should know this skill. You will be able to safely consumer any fish you catch if you learn to filet one.

How to Drive Stick Shift
Even if your car isn’t a stick shift, it’s fun to learn. Maybe you’ll become a valet and need to know this. Or maybe you will inherit a Ferrari that only runs in manual.

Men’s Fashion Instagram Accounts

We’re finally on Instagram! I know it took us a while to jump on the Insta-train, but we’re here and we’re loving it. We’re getting tons of feedback and interaction, and in turn we’re getting inspired by all the great photos. Since we’ve been on Instagram about a week, we’ve been trying to find great accounts to follow. We’ve looked high and low for trendy accounts related to suits, accessories, shoes, grooming, and men’s fashion in general. Here’s some accounts we think you should be following.


Obviously that’s us! We’re just getting started but plenty of content is on the way since we’re posting daily. We have our own custom suits, Fratelli Rossetti shoes, men’s style quotes, and lots more.


Fabio Attanasio
This guy has a killer sense of style. He runs the site and writes for a lifestyle magazine in Italy.


Mr Porter Live
This company comes from the Net A Porter Group. They offer premier clothing for men as well as shoes, accessories, and grooming. They post fashion as well as lifestyle photos.


Adam Gallagher is well known in the men’s fashion circle. It’s no surprise that he has nearly 1.5 million subscribers. He posts amazing photos of his outfits as well as personal photos of himself traveling the world.

The World of Menswear for Women

It seems like a growing trend, but women wearing more male-centric clothes has had a place in history for many years. Nowadays it may seem more prevalent as general attitudes toward people wearing different styles has loosened a bit.

Females would be able to pass easily as men by sporting male clothing and a short hair cut back in the 1800 or early 1900s. But now this is such a common style of dress (especially in cities), people don’t pay it much attention anymore.

The 1920s were filled with androgynous styles. Particularly for women not wanting to wear dresses. But after WWII, when women were sporting military styles, traditional notions of femininity came back into the forefront and menswear for women went back into hiding.

There are now startups catering specifically to making men’s fashions more female friendly. These companies mainly tailor suits and dress shirts to fit female bodies. Before, and still today, women who want to wear menswear have to shop in the men’s section. These clothes tend to be ill fitting for many women.

This trend is referred to by some as Tomboy Fashion or Style. This is a very popular style of dress in Taiwan, as well as the US. Buzzfeed has a great article citing some Instagram accounts that have tomboy style posts. These include singer Ellie Goulding, and US Women’s Soccer player Ashlyn Harris.

Although many masculine women prefer this style of dress, it’s not just for them! Take a look at these photos and you’ll see how women’s and menswear is colliding…. and looking amazing!

source: askmeboy

Source: the luxury spot

Fashion Forward Movies

Who doesn’t love to relax on the couch with a snack, and watch a good movie? Some of us who are very fashion conscious will pay close attention to the sartorial choices of the characters in the movie. We may even pick up some inspiration from their outfits. What are some good movies that showcase great style? Well let’s find out!

source: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Breakfast at Tiffany’s
This is a classic! If you have yet to see this Audrey Hepburn flick, what are you doing reading this? Young girls today still love to quote and dress up as Hepburn’s character from the movie. And those sunglasses, who could forget?


Quantum of Solace
This Bond flick stars the newest Bond actor, Daniel Craig. It seems that he can make any suit look good. This is a film for guys obsessed with suits, and action.

The Devil Wears Prada
This is a great movie for guys and girls alike. It’s witty, and Meryl Streep is always a great actress to watch. The film is all about the fashion industry, so you are sure to see some fashion-forward looks.

What Happens to Your Suit at the Dry Cleaners?

AskMen posted a fascinating article about the dos and don’ts of dry cleaning.  You can read the whole thing right here.  In short, whenever you get your suits dry cleaned, you’re ruining your clothes.

Machine wash and hang your dress shirts yourself.  If you have to use the dry cleaners, ask for hand ironing instead of machine pressing.  Don’t forget to put the kibosh on any starch, that shortens the lifespan of the shirts.

With your suits, only dry clean them once a season, or four times a year.  Any more than that, and you’re putting undue strain on the fibers of the suit.  Clean any minor spots and stains by hand in-between cleanings.  And steam your suits to get the wrinkles out.  You can do that with a clothes steamer, which you can find at any bath and kitchen store.  If you’re feeling really, really rushed, we’ve known some people who will hang their suit in the bathroom, turn the shower on at maximum heat and close the door for a couple of hours!  Don’t do that.  Just buy a steamer.

If you did get something cleaned, look out for three signs of a bad cleaner: your clothes fit differently, your clothes look shiny and your clothes have mysterious, brand new indents.  The shiny thing is the tricky part.  We’ve all probably seen that and thought, “wow, it’s so clean, it’s shining!”  No…  The fabric’s been CRUSHED.

All of this got us thinking, of course, about the suits we make.  Another wonderful benefit of a custom suit over an off-the-rack one is the sheer quality of the materials involved.  The more “fine” the product, the more we tend to treat it with kid gloves.  But in reality, that better product is hardier, made of sterner stuff and better designed.  We should all take the advice of that AskMen column seriously, but if you’ve invested in a suit of a higher-caliber, that suit just might need less cleaning and last far, far longer.  Which is why whenever we’re asked, “why custom?” we say, “It’s the difference between good and great!”