Men’s Style Guide: Mo’s Bows

Getting tired of regular bow-ties that are bland and boring? So are we! Adding a bow-tie can be a signature piece that ties sophistication with class. Spring is all about adding a burst of color to your outfits and I found a way that can help.

While browsing the internet for ways to take business casual to business class I thought, “what says class more than bow-ties?” These bow-ties come from a rather small body, but they will add a big punch to your outfits.

image Back in 2011 a nine-year-old from Memphis, Tennessee named Moziah created his own line of bow-ties after not being able to find any fun ones. Using his grandma’s scrap fabric he created his own and “Mo’s Bows” was born. Moziah has even appeared on Shark Tank to pitch his business and accepted being mentored by one of the Sharks. This young man knows something about style so take notes.

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“Mo’s Bow’s” comes in various shapes and sizes. Each bow is unique and different from the last. Whether you’re trying to spice up a suit or just add a little something extra to your backyard dinner party these bow-ties will do the trick.Moziah now 13 has grown his business and these bow-ties have gained national recognition.

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“Mo’s Bows” can be bought online at mosbowsmemphis.com. The website takes you through several collections and even has a tutorial on how to tie a bow tie. Pocket squares and t-shirts with the logo can also be purchase from the website. These handcraft bow ties can also be found at Neiman Marcus stores and sell between 40-50 dollars.

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Men’s Style Guide: Zips, Slits, and Pockets.

While doing some online shopping this week, I noticed a new trend that seems to be sweeping through Men’s fashion. Zips, slits, and pockets are totally edgy and I found a brand that owns this new trend. “Reign + Storm” is the brandname and they are doing just that when it comes to fashion.
They have taken Men’s basics and cultivated a more mature style that is not only bold, but empowering. The company has given Men’s clothing shape and the outline of a silhouette. I personally am sick of Men’s clothing looking boxy and giving guys no shape unless they’re tailored which we all know how expensive that can be. This line includes t-shirts, hoodies, button-downs, tanks, crew neck sweaters, shorts, and joggers. Here are two of my favorites from the line:

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image The first is the “Nomad Crew” which is your normal crew neck sweater that has been revamped with slits on the sides with added zippers. This crew neck is 100% cotton, has a scalloped hem, and includes a front pocket. These come in black or grey and can be layered with almost anything. Adding a your favorite button-down or t-shirts underneath will give your look an edge above all other crew necks. These are retailed at $59.95 and can be found in-store or online at PacSun.com.

image Since we talked about t-shirts last week I wanted to showcase of the “Reign + Storm” version of a regular crew neck. It’s called the “Drifter Crew” and it takes your normal crew neck t-shirt and adds length to the body, hems the front, and slits on the side seams for extra definition. This tee comes in five different colors and can easily be paired with your favorite pair of jeans, shorts or joggers because it is still a t-shirt. This item is retailed at $29.95 and can also be found in-store or online at PacSun.com.

imageThere is no right or wrong way of pairing these items and because the trend is so new there is free reign to wear it how you want. Who knows, maybe you’ll be the next trend setter amongst your colleagues or co-workers.

Check out other items of the collection and now this brand has taken the basics and turned them into statements. Use #GlamorousPaper for more fashion tips, advice and to show us how you wore your zips, slits, and pockets or use the comments below!

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Men’s Style Guide: T-Shirt Edition

Spring is officially here and what better way to kick off the season than with casual t-shirts? As guys we are used to just taking what ever pack of Hanes t-shirts our mom or significant other bought for us and thinking it was style. After a few washes the color of the shirts would usually fade or you would have developed some “tweety-bird” underneath the arms from sweat. Gross! I found some shirts that will step up your t-shirt game and not look like mom’s choice.

While browsing the internet I found a variety of t-shirts on AE.com. One thing I like about American Eagle t-shirts is that they come in a variety of colors and neck lines. Depending on your style you could rock a crew neck, V-neck, pocket tee or Henley. I chose one of each to show just how.

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Crew necks have a classic rounded out neck line and are simple to pair with most shirts or jackets. If you’re looking for a little edge the V-neck will give you a cut below your chin-line. Lastly, a Henley has circular neck line that also includes buttons.

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Something that American Eagle also has is crew neck t-shirts with a different color ringer. This is a minor detail around the neckline of the shirt for an extra something. Pocket tees have also made their way back and AE has them in two shades. You can also choose to be bold and rock stripes which will totally be in.
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The best thing about these shirts is that they are all affordable! Whether you are shopping on a budget or ready to buy one of each color, these shirts won’t break the bank. The price ranges from 15.95 to 19.95 depending on style of shirt you choose. AE is also running a promotion for free shipping and 20 dollars off your purchase if you buy from the “AEO” app from now until March 23.

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Men’s Style Guide: Joggers

For this week’s edition of the Men’s Style Guide I chose to highlight a fashion trend that has become extremely popular in the recent months. Can you guess what it is? No? It’s Joggers! Joggers have been on the rise sense last fall and they have only evolved. I picked out a few pair from PacSun.com that will sure to get you in style for Spring.
This pair of blue joggers is made from the brand Katin Stage. They have mixed the jogger look with a Chino Pant feel and added thick elastic ankle cuffs for style and comfort. These joggers come with slanted front pockets, button waist, zip fly and are 98% cotton and 2% spandex. These are an online exclusive pair and are retailed at $59.95.
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This pair of light brown joggers are one of a kind. They are made by Bullhead Denim which is known for their denim jeans and chino pants. These joggers come with slanted front pockets, welted faux back pockets, elastic waist, banded cuffs, skinny fit and are 98% cotton and 2% spandex. You can find these in-store or online retailed at $49.95. These joggers also come in a few other colors like olive green, tan and white.

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Take any of these pairs of joggers and dress them up or down. These are super light weight, flexible and affordable. For a fancier look pair any of these with a button up, tie, blazer and a casual dress shoe and you’ll be ready for that work presentation, meet and greet, or just another day at the office.

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To take your look down for the night out you can lose the blazer and tie, switch the shoes for your favorite pair of Vans or Nikes and keep the button up. If you wanted to take it down even more you can even wear your favorite graphic tee. You’ll be ready for a casual night with that special someone or a night out for drinks.

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Men’s Style Guide: Versatile Shoes

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In this weekly segment, we will be highlighting one Men’s fashion attire or accessory. This week is all about kicking back in versatile kicks. I found this pair of vintage inspired, wing-tipped, black casual shoes while I was out doing some shopping for myself and I couldn’t pass them up. The TOMS Brogue Casual Shoe will take you anywhere from that business meeting, class presentation, first date, night in with the guys or night out on the town.

Some of the style features include the classic wingtip detailing, leather welt with cable stitching, denser EVA rubber outsole for traction, perforated insole for breathability, elastic tongue straps to wear without shoe laces, and a leather TOMS flag tongue logo.
In addition to the TOMS “One for One” promise for every purchase of shoes a child in need receives a pair, TOMS has made their own spin on “No Shave November.” Many men ditch their razors to grow out their mustaches for the month of November to raise awareness for mens prostate cancer and other mens health issues. Each pair of shoes comes with a signature mustache to show support.
This shoe is comfortable, fashionable and more importantly affordable.

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This is a new item in the TOMS collection and are retailed at 109.99. This item cannot be found on the TOMS website, but can be found in stores or at Journeys.com under the men’s section.

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I think these are a wise investment in a versatile, well-made, comfortable shoe. You can dress these shoes up with a pair of chinos, button-up and blazer for a daytime professional look, or you can rock a more casual look with some slim fitting jeans and a leather jacket. Either way these shoes are for sure to make heads turn.
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