The Five Rules for Spring Cleaning Your Closet

It’s that time of year, my friends. That time of year when your closet needs a good combing-through. But, don’t look at this as too daunting or un-fun a task — instead, focus on the outcome! A great closet is a real sense of joy and even pride. It will help you get dressed faster each morning, look better each day, and save you a lot of time while doing all that, too…

Review: Jack Erwin Suede Parker Driving Loafer

If you don’t already have a pair of driving loafers in your shoe collection, you’re missing out. And the coming warmer months are a perfect time to get into these amazing shoes. They are perfect to balance between looking a bit more dressed up than people around you, without being to dressed up at the same time...

A Thorough Walk-Through Of Banana Republic’s Entire Polo Lineup

Spring and summer time is also polo time. It’s not quite as dressed up as a full-on button down shirt, nor as casual or laid back as a t-shirt. Perfect for BBQ’s, sports games, or just hanging out, every guy needs a solid polo collection. It is, perhaps, the greatest way to look just a bit more put together while still staying cool and comfortable in the coming warmer months...

Review: SuitSupply’s New Light Grey Raincoat

The coming warmer months demand the perfect outerwear. Vests are a great option for those not-quite-cold but not-quite-hot days. But, for when it rains outside, every guy needs the perfect raincoat. While a waterproof parka or down jacket might work great for downpours during the winter, a lighter, more versatile raincoat is also a necessary piece in anyone’s outerwear collection for the warmer months of the year...

Review: The New Extra Slim Fit Stretch Chino and More from Charles Tyrwhitt

Charles Tyrwhitt continues to expand their offerings. While they won the hearts of many well-dressed guys with their shirts (and their many fits), Charles Tyrwhitt has been adding to their store things like great outerwear options, suits, pants, chinos, casual shirts, polos — you name it, they offer it. For a while, though, their offering outside of their shirts did not get much attention, and many were not cut well, nor were they made out of attractive or modern fabrics...

Review: The Tie Bar’s New Trim Fit Dress Pants

It comes as no shock to us here at The Peak Lapel every time The Tie Bar releases a new line of menswear. While they started with ties — and gained immense and well deserved popularity by selling solid quality ties at the very reasonable price of $15-$20 — they have been slowly building out their menswear empire first by offering dress shirts, and now, the latest, by offering dress pants at $75...

 

Your Guide To The Best Affordable Grenadine Tie

The grenadine tie is a staple of any classy man’s wardrobe. It was the tie of choice for Sean Connery’s James Bond, and adds texture, richness, depth, and just plain class to any outfit. What exactly is grenadine, you ask? Well, it is a special silk weave that produces an incredible and unique texture. They are often made in subdued, solid colors, so as to let the weave and pattern speak for itself...

Barron Cuadro of ‘Effortless Gent’: A Conversation with The Peak Lapel

I'm Barron and I run a site and YouTube channel called Effortless Gent. I focus on helping guys nail their style to get what they want in life, whether that's the job, the girl, more confidence, etc. I also simplify the idea of style or fashion by helping guys build what I call a Lean Wardrobe, which essentially is a more curated, versatile wardrobe filled with the essentials and basics they can easily mix and match and feel great wearing...

Worth It?: Are The UNIS Gio Chinos Worth Your $200?

Welcome to a new series here on The Peak Lapel where we review some high end items — articles of clothing or accessories that cost quite a bit more than your average equivalent from your typical big box retailers like J Crew or Banana Republic — and then as the simple question: Is it worth the extra money? Because, when it comes to style and clothing, value is really the key question...

Review: J Crew’s New Unstructured, Unlined, Linen-Cotton “Un-Suit”

With the coldest months of the winter drawing to a close, it’s time to start thinking about the summer. And, with the summer, comes summer weddings. And, with summer weddings, comes the need to wear a suit in hot weather. For that matter, weddings aside, it’s a good idea to have a lightweight, breezy suit for wearing during the warmer months of the year — whatever your reason for wearing it might be...