MensStyle

What is Paisley?

The distinguishable paisley pattern will stand out amongst crowds. The origin of this pattern began in Iran and became very popular in  the 18th and 19th century. The most frequent question I run across in reference to paisley pattern ties, bow ties, and pocket squares is when can I wear them? What or how can I wear them ? The answer that I give ... Wait for it .... anything your heart desires.  

But seriously, there's levels to this paisley game so let me give you some direction.  Shirt styles you can wear paisley patterns with 

  • Stripe Shirts recommended  
  • Solid Shirts recommended  
  • Gingham Shirts Recommended  
  • Floral Shirts be cautious  

When putting together a  SharpCrispClean outfit with paisley accessories aim to keep the outfit simple. (I always encourage adding a splash of color) 

Paisely pattern accessories at times, contain multiple colors in it's display. Use this to your advantage and draw out the smallest color combination, which will essentially make the outfit stand out in a SCC type way.  

Paisely pattern accessories are one of my top choices because it demands attention, demonstrates personality and shows people that you have skills to pay the bills. 

The question I ask you now after reading this .., When's the next time your wearing Paisley? 

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A Wing & A Tip

Wingtip shoes feature a cap toe that comes to a point in the center and spreads out towards the side of the shoe. The shape resembles a wing. A very popular style for men that can be worn with many different textures of clothing. Wingtip a range in color and material but it's everlasting touch on a look is one of a kind.  

Treat your wingtip shoes as a pride possession, make sure they are shined, sleek and the sole is in- tact. A man can't  be SharpCrispClean wearing some old kicks!!!!! Well dress men must have on the right dress shoes.. & Women Agree!    

"A shoe has so much more to offer than just to walk" Christian Louboutin

Many may argue but their are two things all gentlemen love and that's a Wing and a Tip. Put the two together and your create a masterpiece I like to call, WingTip shoes. When greatness is created by two things everyone loves ; Why fight them when you can join the club!!

Wingtip shoes are a staple that all men should have in their wardrobe. It fills you with confidence, completes your outfit and adds a unique touch to any look.   

Fellas & women picture this,   when attending a sports bar or a restaurant to watch one of your favorite sport. The first thing we are ready to order are wings. If the wings aren't up to par factored by how our team is doing .. DO WE TIP NO!!! Therefore always treat your Wing & a Tip with the same high expectations. I don't know about you guys but I love me a Wing and a Tip!

 

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Confidence Women Love

Women love to see a confident gentleman who is #SharpCrispClean. Confidence brings out the best in a person in all areas of life. This specific trait is contagious to everyone you associate yourself with and it attracts more people in your direction. Women love to be around a gentlemen who makes them feel special and at the same time holds themselves to a high standard. What way can you demonstrate this? Other than personality and conversational skills, presentation is everything.  The first impression should always be memorable.  A gentleman who exhibits power, individuality, cleanliness, and B.O.S.S. characteristics, women love to see. Wearing a suit that encompasses the right look based on the occasion is pivotal.  When the attire is #SharpCrispClean your body language gives off a certain aura that is indescribable.

Confidence according to www.merriam-webster.com is a feeling or consciousness of one’s powers or reliance on one’s circumstances. Now by no means will having a suit on or being #SharpCrispClean give you super powers like those illustrated in comics, but the power of self-belief will surely be enhanced.  The saying that you control your own fate based on life decisions is something I’m a strong believer in.  Life is too short to dress boring so let’s bring back the business professional gentleman and start winning before even getting started. 

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.
— Marcus Garvey


Vest Life

“History always repeats itself” a wise man once told me, and as the years go by that statement is definitely a fact. At one point in time vest were expensive, worn by only those with money and associated with older gentlemen. Now a days vest are back by popular demand and are worn to casual and business professional  events all over the world.  According to Merriam-webster.com a vest is a sleeveless piece of clothing with buttons down the front that is worn over a shirt and under a suit jacket.  Having a vest within your wardrobe adds another dynamic and is beneficial because you spend money but you gain more.

In regards to style it’s always important that you know the do’s and don’t when wearing specific garment. In this case a vest first should be well-fitted and long enough to cover a man’s waist. The shoulders of the vest are a key component, which tells us how well it fits an individual and should lie flat against the body. While wearing a vest with a suit the v-shape of the vest should be visible and not hidden by the lapels of the suit.  The bottom button of a vest should always be left undone.  These are traditions that not everyone may be aware of but should be followed and respected to the utmost. Vest have been apart of men’s fashion for years, with very little change in structure and design. Adding a few carefully selected vest could lead to a wide range of options to make you look #SharpCrispClean

When a tradition gathers enough strength to go on for centuries, you don’t just turn it off one day.
— Chinua Achebe

Drop us a comment or send a photo of your style with a vest to be featured on Sharp Crisp Clean. ~Vest Life~

The Love of the Bow Tie

When you wear a bow tie, doors open for you. Your posture is a little more erect; your shoulders are a little further back; your style is a little more dynamic. It’s about the reestablishment of the gentleman.
— Dhani Jones

The bow tie hints at intellectualism, style, individualism and confidence. A type of necktie that is acceptable for numerous events and makes the outfit #SharpCrispClean. Self tie bow ties show the artistic side of an individual and suggest technical acumen.

The bow tie is not for the individual just starting to develop a sense of style. Before adding one to your wardrobe be sure to master the art  of professional and cosmo wear. The bow tie exhibits versatility. The man who wears bow ties is not afraid to experiment. The love of the bow tie has spread like wild fire. The love of the bow tie comes from people wanting to be different and expressing their personality. I compare bow tie shopping to a buffet. I say this because just like a buffet you can choose what you want. In regards to bow ties. In regards to bow ties you choose the material, pattern, color, and what you want to wear with it.

For the love of the bow tie feel free to share your thoughts below.

Styles with Meaning

Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.
— Gore Vidal

Every individual has a way of expressing themselves in any facet of life; it is up to that person to always show case and be proud of his/her style.  Style is something that a person can be born with or just develop over time based on experience, passion, and confidence. The most important characteristic a person with style must have is confidence. According to Merriam- Webster confidence is a feeling or belief that you can do something well or has the ability to succeed at something. When it comes to Sharp Crisp Clean every look laid out for an individual is developed with deep thought, passion and a sense of that person’s personality.  To get a better understanding of the meanings behind some of our latest looks here is a more in dept description of them;

  Sharp Look- A look that primarily focuses on the features of the suit and goal is to be more business oriented. Colors’ being more reserved but still shows a sense of style and when seen by others they will be sure to say, “damn he’s sharp”.

Suits

Hook

Ample                                 

Respected

People 

Crisp Look- A look that is for open minded individuals who aren’t afraid of wearing color.  The color scheme can range from anywhere on the color spectrum. The suit, accessory, shirt and tie or bow-tie combo will be sure to turn heads and have people staring.

Character

Requires

Individual

Strong-minded

People

Clean Look- A look that is geared for those who love the night life. Any social event , whether it’s the club, a lounge, a gathering or even a cocktail party we will be sure to have you in a nice fit.  The cosmopolitan look that will have everyone complimenting you and as you walk by they will be sure to say “that’s clean. 

Cosmo-looks

Leaves

Everyone

Amazed

Nightly

B.O.S.S. Look- A look that demands attention shows who is in charge and the leader among leaders.

Business-men

Originate

Situational

Suits

24 hour Look- Traditional looks that can be worn throughout the entire day no matter the occasion. 

Live Sharp Stay Crisp Look Clean