Tie the knot

So you have found that perfect suit and you have listened to your bride-to-be complain about every intricate detail of her gown. So grooms, it’s your time to customize your look.

A man with a suit and a nice tie has the potential to mesmerize any woman. Fellas, a high-quality tie will always do the trick. Even Oscar Wilde said, “A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life.” A quality necktie will be made of silk, so don’t get caught out there in a cheap look-alike. Don’t be afraid to try out different styles of ties or knots. Today, men are wearing suits with a fitted cut. I can guarantee a skinny tie with an Eldredge knot will give you that custom look you can’t wait to rock again. Be careful of multicolored and patterned ties; unfortunately those types of patterns may contradict the knot, causing you to look disheveled. Below you will find a few different knot ideas that will look great for your big day or any day. Don’t let her steal the show entirely; show off your individual style and try an exotic new knot.

The Eldredge knot will grab everyone’s attention. It will remind you of a braid, but it will without a doubt spice up your look.

The Trinity knot looks amazing on almost any necktie. It has a three-way symmetry and is a great conversation piece.

The Cape knot is perfect for those multicolor ties. If your necktie has colors or a pattern, this is the one for you.

Conspicuously Clooney

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Conspicuously Clooney

by Mario Wilson

In an amalgamated vision of an actor, George Clooney is what Hollywood represents as its finest. Dashing, mysterious and seductive, Mr. Clooney charms us into the realization of what it means to be a movie star. A definition confirmed by the visual aesthetic of said profession. We now ponder, “What will Mr. Clooney wear as he walks down the aisle, taking the lovely Amal Alamuddin as his bride?”

Looking at George Clooney’s style, we think classic, simple and elegant are definitely the right formula! If we scratch at the surface of Mr. Clooney’s style, we observe that he plays it safe and certainly loves comfort. The wonderful thing about him is that character dressing works! I think, because of his well-groomed salt & peppered coif, when looking at him we can’t help but to think about the likes of Cary Grant, William Holden or Gary Cooper. George is most dapper in his fashion editorials, a la Vanity Fair, Esquire and W Magazine. In these highly stylized depictions, we see him come alive – embellished, understated, and timeless. In comparison, George Clooney’s red carpet looks exhibit an archetypal edit of uniform menswear. So who should dress Clooney for the wedding? Hum…

I would narrow it down to three contenders, maybe four: Kim Jones at Louis Vuitton, Brenden Mullane at Brioni, Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce or Ozwald Boateng. My choices are clear. We want to see a polished Clooney play with color and/or texture without compromising fit. So there you have it.

Message to George: It’s about time… Congratulations!

 

About the author Mario Wilson:  We were honored to have him agree to write this piece on one of the world’s iconic actors.  We asked him to give us a bio.  He humbly had this response to share:
I am an artist first, a visual artist, who views Fashion Styling as a medium, and when I have exhausted that medium I will choose another. Within this career, I have had a few moments which match my idea echelon. Working with Samuel L. Jackson, Alan Cumming, Steve Harvey, John Leguizamo, Liza Minnelli, Regina Hall, Naomi Campbell, Zoe Saldana and others, styling for Essence, Ebony and Jet Magazines. I’ve assisted greats like Patti Wilson and Edward Enninful. Interviewed Michael C. Hall of Dexter, the hit HBO series. Creating some of the most beautiful advertisements for Dark and Lovely, and I have styled daytime TV program fashion segments for GMA. A few others, however, I have not attained the career I imagined as of yet, and although this may seem defeating, I continue to strive for this dream.
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