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Review of Buffalo Leather Mode Wallet

In the world of men’s wallets, there are many choices and designs. There are ones that are geared toward the outdoor guy with a more casual feel and those that are more of a luxury accessory. Men’s wallets come in tri-fold and bi-fold and can be stacked with many card pockets and compartments. Sometimes, shopping for a great men’s wallet can be daunting, if you are not quite sure what you are looking for. Fortunately, there’s brands like Mode Wallets to help!


When the founder of Mode Wallet, Alfred Hacopian, was unable to find a wallet that suited his taste for luxurious leather and a compact, efficient size that was not overloaded with extra compartments and excess bulk, he decided to have one made. That is how the Mode Wallet came to be.


This slim, bi-fold wallet is designed from luxurious Italian leather in Glendale, CA and gives the discerning man the quality leather and minimalistic design that he seeks for an everyday wallet.


One of the Mode Wallets is the Lorem-Adirondack, which is constructed of Italian buffalo leather, instead of calf skin. This type of leather has thicker fibers than the calf leather and the ability to conform to the body and pockets compactly, which is great for easy carrying. The outer portion of this wallet has a great pebbled texture, which will be easy to care for and show less wear.


The open length of the Lorem-Adirondack wallet is 7.5 inches, which will accommodate bills easily and has the ability to accommodate up to 12 cards. When folded, this wallet compacts to 3.5 inches by 2.9 inches. The buffalo leather Mode Wallet will cost you $140 at www.modewallet.com, as opposed to the calf skin version for $120. The shipping will be free and comes with a 90 day money back guarantee, so, you can see if the practical luxury of the Mode Wallet is right for you.

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Review of Luxury Ties at David Fin

A necktie is one of the accessories that kind of takes a back seat when you are looking for that perfect business suit or sports coat, but it is actually very important in creating your total look.  The accessories that you choose like the button-down shirt, shoes, and neckties can “make or break” the look that you are trying to achieve.  If you have spent the money on a quality fabric, well designed suit, than you want to also choose the same quality ties and accessories to create your style.


At David Fin, you will find a collection of men’s luxury ties that give you the quality that you want, at a price that you can afford.  David Fin is a brand that prides itself in selecting the finest luxury fabrics from prestigious textile mills in Como, Italy.  They then take these silk and wool fabrics and bring them to New York City, where each ties is individually handmade.  Because these neckties are exclusive to David Fin, they are able to achieve the quality that they want for their customers, without having to charge the same prices as their competitors.  At the David Fin tie shop, they offer free shipping and the chance for their customers to shop with a purpose because they have an alliance with the charity “Hiring Our Heroes” and with each tie that is sold, a veteran benefits.

navy blue grenadine tie

One of my favorite ties is the Navy and Blue Striped Grenadine Tie.  Stripes are one of those patterns that never really go out of style.  The fabric composition is 100% Italian silk with a length of 58 inches and a medium with of 3.25 inches.  The diagonal navy and sky blue stripes are combined with contrasted stitching to give the tie added interest and would make a nice colorful accessory for a navy suit or sports jacket.

skinny red heringbone tie

Another one is the Skinny Red Herringbone Wool and Silk Tie.  This particular tie is hand-cut, folded and lined with luxury Italian wool for structure, and then finished with David Fin’s signature silk tipping.  The herringbone pattern is composed of a rich merlot red and medium blue weave to give it that classic pattern and the width is a little smaller at 2.75 inches.

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4 Ways to Pump Up Your Style

To be truly fashionable, you need to have some individuality to your look. However, that doesn’t mean you should run out and immediately buy a quirky, hipster wardrobe. That tactic can actually work against you, since trying to incorporate too many trends into your wardrobe won’t work. In order to find your own unique style, try tweaking the small things first. Here are four tips that provide good stepping stones for men who are looking for ways to pump up their personal style.

Details Make the Man

 The old adage of the devil being in the details is still around for a reason, and that’s because it’s the small tweaks that really set apart the stylish from the fashion-challenged. One of the easiest ways to start updating details in your wardrobe is experimenting with socks. Designer men’s socks from VK Nagrani, a high end sock and underwear retailer that sells lots of different colors and fabric types, are a great way to kick off your makeover. If you’ve never purchased a pair of checkered or brightly colored socks before, now’s the time to try. As long as the quality is there, you can get away with a lot of different socks. Just remember to never wear dress socks with athletic shoes, or thick athletic socks with dress shoes. While this isn’t very hard to remember, it’s good to keep in mind as you start browsing soc

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Dig Deep and Find Treasure

According to Esquire, a recent study revealed that men only wear about 13 percent of the clothes in their closet. If you’re a man that falls into this category, then it’s time to shop your closet. Chances are that unworn clothes are hanging in your closet due to one of two reasons, the first being that some of the garments don’t fit properly. If you know a shirt or pair of trousers don’t fit the right way, toss them. The other reason, though, is that you might have bought something you liked, but then either felt too intimidated to wear it, or even forgot about it. It happens to every guy, but that’s why you need to dive headfirst into the unworn items in your wardrobe. In effect, in theory, you should be wearing 1ect a serio00 percent of your wardrobe. Wearing your clothes confidently is the perfect way to injus dose of personality, since confidence shines through.

Polish Head to Toe

 Always keep your clothes, shoes, and accessories in good shape. Looking sharp is definitely a personality booster that people notice, and you’ll be associated thereafter with looking put together. Men’s Journal recommends that shining up your shoes makes you look refined, and people notice. Many men also have one or two main pairs of shoes they wear on a daily basis, depending on the social occasion, so you’ll want to take care of those shoes. You don’t need to have five pairs of Italian leather loafers to be stylish, but you do need to take proper care of the ones you have. A little polish can go a long way in projecting the type of image you want.

Be Creative and Clever with Accessories

Ask Men highlighted ten of the best dressed men who regularly appear on Instagram, praising fashion icons who knew how to get the accessories right. It’s small touches, such as matching a bracelet to a shirt pattern, that gives your look flair. Therefore, if you’re going for a patterned shirt and you want to rock a wooden watch, make sure there’s some connection between the watch and the actual colors or pattern on the shirt. This is the best way to use accessories in a smart manner that boosts your style savvy. Incorporating  unexpected and unique elements with your accessories also draws positive attention and makes you seem like a trendsetter. For example, watches for men these days have grown increasingly daring and avant-garde. Don’t be afraid to wear one on your wrist as long as it matches your outfit and the rest of your aesthetic. On the other hand, some men enjoy shopping for multiple accessories and have an array. You don’t need to have a huge collection, but rather, just a sense of self awareness about what you’re trying to channel.

Finding your own style identity isn’t difficult if you take it one step at a time. Jumping into the nearest style guide and trying to incorporate everything you learn into your look at once is only going to lead to a jumbled, aesthetically messy appearance. Take a few of these tips into account and carefully select a detail to focus on that you feel suits your personal look. Make sure you’re following basic style rules, such as what kinds of socks to wear with dress shoes versus athletic shoes. Beyond that, though, feel free to experiment to your heart’s content until you find a look that’s truly your own.



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Men’s Jewelry Continues to Increase in Popularity

Last year, the sales of men’s accessories grew 9 percent, reaching $13.6 billion. This capped a two-year period that saw the category grow 13 percent, according to NPD Group, a marketing research company. Men’s online jewelry stores continue to grow in popularity as well. In layman’s terms: men are wearing more jewelry.  A ring, necklaces, even watches are all fashion-forward statements that men all over are adding to their wardrobe.


Men’s rings aren’t relegated to just wedding rings these days; it’s a very popular fashion statement that can really be the centerpiece for any outfit.  Dressed up or down, anything you wear can be accented by a simple tungsten ring.  For the guy that isn’t into “bling”, there are plenty of subtle styles of rings and you can even get black tungsten rings if you’re into that color scheme more than something that shines.  For an even more subdued look, a brushed finish can make sure you don’t feel too flashy.



The crucifix has always been a popular choice for the more religious crowd, but not every statement you make with a necklace has to be so pious.  Necklaces can come in a wide variety of thicknesses.  Admittedly, necklaces take a little more confidence to wear than other accessories, but they can really make the style if done properly.  Thin metal necklaces are timeless in their popularity, but there is a time and a place for a trendy rope or fabric choker or necklace.  Granted, when you’re dressed to the nines, no one will see your necklace underneath your button down, but in a more casual setting, a necklace can do wonders for classing up your favorite t-shirt.


With the popularity of cell phones, it may almost seem archaic to strap a watch around your wrist, but a stylish timepiece can be exactly what your outfit needs to accent your look.  What is nice about a good watch is that you can find different styles for your own sensibilities or any way of dress that you decide upon.  Metal bands are always sharp when paired with a dark suit or sport coat, while earth tones in your dress can be paired perfectly with a brown leather band.  Regardless of how you dress up, a watch is a great accent to apply.


As men’s fashion consciousness continues to permeate the landscape, popularity in accessories will continue on its upward trend.  For the man looking to make a statement with the way he’s dressed, he could do much worse than pairing his clothing with a well-placed watch, ring, or necklace.

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Spotlight on FitzGerald Morrell Tailored Leather Gloves

When it comes to thinking about must-have cold weather accessories for men and women, leather gloves and on the top of the list. They not only are needed to keep your hands protected from the elements, but leather gloves are also can be a stylish fashion accessory. The tricky part about leather gloves is finding ones that are made with supple, quality leather and have a fit that is not too snug or loose, while also providing a process for sizing and orders. I think everyone has been in the position of trying on an endless number of gloves until you can find a pair that has the fit and style that you are looking for.

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At their online glove shop, Fitzgerald Morrell have taken the guess-work out of finding a great fitting glove by following their company mission of: To custom-craft bespoke men’s and woman’s leather gloves that fit and last. The founder of the company, Pat Morrell, believes that men’s and woman’s gloves should be finely tailored from quality leather and have the durability to last through the years.

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One popular men’s winter glove from FitzGerald Morrell is called the Broughton is a classic style of glove with the sleek-looking leather hand that has the triple pleats for interest. The soft fabric interior of the gloves will keep your hand toasty warm and the interior elastic cuff will ensure a better fit for keeping out the cold. The Broughton glove cuff is trimmed in a lighter brown tone to add a little fashion flair. This men’s glove has a woman’s counterpart called the Bennett, which also has similar detailing and also offers the contrasting trim as an option. Both the men’s and woman’s gloves in this style run $225.

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FitzGerald Morrell delves a little further into the fashion accessory leather gloves with these next 2 items. One is the Adelaide woman’s leather glove that has the notched, roll-back cuff that seems to channel the vintage look of movie stars past with its sophistication and elegance. For $250, you can use a pop of color in the cuff of a neutral leather to elevate your look or stick to the more muted tones.

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The second fashion accessory glove that is very popular with men of all ages is the Goodspeed men’s driving glove. The cut out knuckle areas, exposed wrist, trim, and over-sized snap make it a sporty, fun driving accessory for any man. This style is also a little more at $250, but definitely worth the investment.

Be sure to take the photo tour of “Inside the Workshop” at FitzGerald Morrell for an even closer look at this great accessories! Also, check out our FitzGerald Morrell contest!!

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Put a Ring on It!

Ladies, why not show off that fabulous manicure with a trendy new ring? Dainty little rings are nice, but big statement pieces are king of the scene these days. Get in on the fun with a few baubles to really dress up those Instagram shots. There’s something for everyone and at $30 and under, every budget too!

Silver-Tone Nugget and Tube Ring

Add a little personality with French Connection’s Silver-Tone Nugget and Tube Ring. This fashion forward ring features an open design and a majestic monarch blue faceted stone.

x gold ring

X marks the spot with BCBGengeration’s Gold-Tone X Ring. This popular ‘x’ shaped design is a favorite among fashion bloggers and nail art enthusiasts. This crossed ring is an easy way to add interest to any ensemble.

Lucky Brand Silver Tone Geometric Ring

Geometrical ancient designs are never a bad idea. Lucky Brand’s Silver-Tone Geometric Ring brings an Aztec-print straight to your finger tips. Perfect to pair with a boho sundress or the suedes of fall. This ring is the cool fashion girl’s new best friend.

INC International Concepts Gold-Tone Crystal Pave Bar Ring

INC International Concepts’ Gold-Tone Crystal Pavé Bar Ring is like modern elegance for your finger. The bold eye-catching design feels luxe and expensive when paired with rolled up jeans and a t-shirt and perfect with a sleek silhouettes for a night out.

With so many fancy designs (and 10 fingers), we don’t see a reason to stop at just one. So take advice from Beyonce and “put a ring on it.”

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