October 07, 2013


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How to pack, travel tips from Mr Porter


Travel tips, how to pack from three globetrotters, brought to you by Mr. Porter.

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March 05, 2013


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Complied Style Tips From Our Instagram Feed

A quality accessory should last you a long, long time! With proper care our handmade bows and ties should last you a lifetime. If you treat your accessories well, they will likely serve you well :) We handmake our products from a diverse range of fabrics; from brushed cotton to silk dupioni we like the unusual. Below are a few style and care tips related to men's accessories. Feel free to leave your tip or comments in the comment section below.

bow tie style tips 

  • The width of the tied bow should no be wider than your face. Try to keep it within the confines of the width of your collar. If your bow doesn't look perfectly symmetrical, that's a good thing! Let your bow show its character.
  • When untying your neck tie, don't pull the small end through the knot. Simply untie your knot of choice, in reverse. Pulling the small end through the knot causes unneeded stress on your tie.
  • The best way to store your tie after use is hanging on a tie rack or hanger. This hanging takes out most creases or wrinkles naturally.
  • Try keeping in mind contrast when putting together combos. There are times for monochromatic combos, and even they play off contrast. Try contrasting colours, pattern sizes and textures.
    • When tied your tie should just exactly just reach your belt buckle. The only exception is if your wearing your shirt unbuttoned and the tie loosed for a more casual look. At least that is our opinion, we would be happy to hear yours.

  • A coloured belt (basically anything other than black) can add a lot to your outfit if done tastefully. Try adding more colour in general to your outfits as it gets into spring and then summer.

  • It is no longer a no-no to mix patterns, just make sure it is done in good taste still. Mixed patterns is easy to get wrong.

  • Feel comfortable with what you're wearing. Your clothes effect how you carry yourself.
February 04, 2013


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Downloadable Tie Care Tips

As a followup to our earlier article (click here to view it), we created a simple graphic with our tie care tips. A lot of these tips are interchangeable with bow ties as well. When you purchase beautiful handmade men's accessories, you want them to last a long time. Our ties are made with top quality fabrics and we want you to enjoy them for many many years.

Feel free to save this image for future reference.

tie and bow tie care tips suggestions

January 07, 2013


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Titanium Collar Stays

Collar stays are obviously a must for any gentlemen with formal wear in their closet. Our search for good collar stays took us to the Cool Material website. These titanium collar stays may cost $30.95 USD for a pair, but your getting a lot more than just collar stays... 

titanium collar stays

These stays can do all of the following (and possibly more)

- Keep your collar rigid

- Open bottles

- Turn screws

- Cut threads

Click here to visit cootmaterial.com for these collar stays and other interesting items.

January 04, 2013


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Proper Tie Care

 "Even more important than the way you wear your tie is the way you store it."

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