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MH Style January/February 2013: Black Tie Affair 2: Opulence at The Soiree

It is a new year and January is always an inspirational time for the gentleman on the move.  That means that there will be a lot of social gatherings for one to attend.  And we’re not talking your average meet-and-greet after work or a networking event.  What we’re talking about are those all important career moving hobnobbing soiree’s, where gentlemen will be seen and heard.  Think of it as the annual Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe event of your life.  

Thus, to get you dressed for the event, Man Of The Hour has returned with a second edition of our most popular men’s style presentation ever (the first was off the chains).  

So take a look at what 2013 has to offer you in the way of black tie garments and accessories, for you to best your best, at your best, while being the man of the hour. - David Adam Nole

Gentleman's Upgrade

Translating the runwaylook into your stratum.

Demrruer le Luxe

From Left to Right: All from Mango velvet blazer: $70 & suit trouser: $60; Zara shirt with constrasting collar: $60.

Luxe de Milieu

From L to R: By J Crew: Ludlow tuxedo jacket with double vent in Italian wool: $525; classic tuxedo pant in Italian chino: $198; Thomas Mason shirt: $168.

Haute Mode

From L to R: From Dolce & Gabbana Siclia blazer: $1278 & trouser: $625; Lanvin Gingham dress shirt: $595.

Additional Tuxedo Selections

From L to R: Express strech wool blend produer tuxedo: $446Reiss Knightly silver breasted peak tuxedo: $850Versace black velvet tuxedo: $2675.

Formal Suiting Jackets

From L to R: Perry Ellis brushed twill slim fit tux jacket: $100Reiss Goodwood B velvet blazer: $500Ted Baker London Stariz blazer: $625.


From L to R: Mango Bowtie: $36; Reiss Carr textured silk bowtie: $75; Alexander Olch Window plaid bowtie: $275.


From L to R: Fine & Dandy black silk cummerbund: $55J Crew blaxck staten cummerbund: $75Barney's New York saten cummerbund: $125.

Pocket Square

From L to R: Stafford pocket square: $15Drake London spotted pocket square: $85Ralph Lauren Black Label 'Houndstooth' pocket square: $115.


From L to R: Massimo Dutti shield cufflink: $36David Donahue sterling sliver cufflinks: $165Salvatore Ferragamo Gancio cufflink: $270.

Formal Loafers

From L to R: By Aldo Jeffus: $125 & Lanius: $125Prada camouflage sequin evening loafer: $950.

For purchasing information please visit the Style Bible.

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