Get Creative with your Ties

It’s time to stop wearing boring ties! There are too many creative ties and bow ties out there that you don’t need to stick the the same old red, blue, or black tie you got from your kid for Father’s Day (c’mon we know you have a few of those). Stock up on these creative ties and you’ll be the talk of the office.

bowtie feather

Feather Bow Ties
Alright, disclaimer alert, these are bow ties we just got into the showroom. And  we couldn’t wait to show them off! Just look at these babies. Who doesn’t want a feather bow tie?

From odditymall.com

Wooden Bow Ties
I am a Shark Tank addict (the tv show about small businesses getting investments) and a company pitched their wooden bow tie company. You’ll really be making heads turn wearing one of these.

Social Primer bow tie


American Flag Bow Tie

Let your flag fly…on your neck! It’s the perfect way to show your patriotism.

Morningcreativity.com

DIY Paper Bow Tie
On the cheap? Good with your hands? Make your own paper bow tie! Especially suited for those in the creative industry.

joshbach.com



Creative Printed Neckties

Pick a unique print for your tie to show off what you love. Maybe it’s bikes, maybe it’s bees!

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Gym Bags for Men

Alright, so last week we blogged a bit about men’s style in the gym. We gave you guys some examples of pants, shorts, tees, and shoes to wear while working out. The main thing you want to keep in mind when picking workout clothes is that they are comfortable. The last thing you need when working out is to have your clothes feel tight or restricting.

Now we’re going to talk about gym bags. For many guys, you head to work then straight to the gym after. That means you have to bring a bag to hold your gym clothes and other gear. You could just bring a backpack, sure. But if you want to look professional, take a look at these bags we’ve picked out. These will not look out of place on your shoulder. You can carry it while wearing your work clothes and not look mismatched.

There are tons of bags out there, and these are just a sliver of the options. Try to take a cue from these styles and check out stores or websites to find one in your budget that fits your taste.

Jack Spade Gym Duffle $278

Jack Spade Duffel

Herschel Supply Co Novel Weekender Duffel Bag $79

urbanoutfitters.com

The Ultimate Gym Bag | M35 Military Tarp $181

defybags.com

Gym Bags You Want to Avoid
These bags scream “I’m going to the gym guys!”. They won’t look too great on a man wearing a suit. The bags above are perfect because they can be used as gym bags, weekend bags, or a work bag. Typical gym bags have one use only….holding gym gear. Their color schemes are too loud, and they’re just not that great looking. You’ll see why in just a second.

There are plenty of gym bags out there. Don’t settle for one just because it’s called a “gym bag”. Many of the bags above are weekender bags, but they’re meant for carrying anything. So when you’re looking for a gym bag, don’t go for the traditional gym bag.

Avoid bright colors

Underarmour.com

Avoid “gym sacks”

academy.com

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.