Category: Menswear trend

FashionIt Girl: Esther Quek

If you’ve ever dabbled in the menswear trends (or admired the women who do) it’s time you should meet Esther Quek. It comes as no surprise that Esther Quek is the fashion director of menswear magazine The Rake, but what IS surprising is her uncanny ability to pull together a tailored blazer, slacks, loafers, ties, and a seriously short haircut, while still looking fabulously feminine.

Esther Quek

Esther Quek

Esther Quek

Esther Quek

Esther Quek

Esther Quek

Esther Quek

(images courtesy of stockholmstreetstyle, leeoliveria.com, style.com, streetfsn)

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FashionFashion How-To: Learn to Tie a Tie!

 
Oh hello, did you need help with that?
 
Well, it’s a good thing you know how to tie a tie, because this poor chap definitely looks confused (in a dashing, gentlemanly way, of course).
 
What’s that? You don’t know how to tie a tie? Well then let me enlighten you in case you ever have a studly man in need of your assistance!
 
 
 Now, this is just the basic way of tying a tie. Other methods include the Half Windsor and Windsor, which you can check out once you master the basic. Personally, I’m a big fan of this easy one because it’s quick and still looks great. Plus, your man will really thank you for getting him out of the house on time.
 
Here’s a quickie reminder if you just need a refresher:
P.S. This is a business card. How cool is that?
 
Add to all that the fact that with menswear being a big trend for the ladies right now, you can easily steal one of your dad’s or boyfriend’s ties and add it to your ensemble to a quick touch of class.
 
Check out a couple of these great tie-inspired look from the Paul Smith Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear collection.
 
 
So, now that you know how to tie a tie and where to wear it, it’s time to put it into practice. Make your sweetie a nice dinner tonight and convince him to let you practice.
 
Are you ready to tie the knot (literally)?