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How to Protect Your Suit From the Elements

Posted by Craig Schroeder on

A suit is not merely an ensemble of fabric and thread. In its truest form, it is a gentleman's armor, a testament to his taste, and a symbol of his stature. Regardless of material type or texture, it becomes critical to safeguard any suit from the relentless onslaught of the elements. Is there a more painful sight for any man than witnessing the demise of a finely tailored suit by an unexpected downpour? At Commonwealth Proper, we think not. It's why we're here to guide you through the nuances of suit protection and help you stay prepared for the elements...

How to Protect Your Suit From the Elements

Choosing the Right Collared Shirt: A Deep Dive Into Perfecting a Men’s Wardrobe Staple

Posted by Craig Schroeder on

Are you the type of man who values sophistication, elegance, and poise? If so, your wardrobe undoubtedly boasts a healthy selection of collared shirts. And for good reason. Collared shirts are a staple in any wardrobe, as they can be worn in various ways. But with this versatility comes a host of options you should consider, and finding the right collared shirt isn't as simple as walking into your local store and choosing your favorite color. Invest in collared shirts that exude personality, elegance, and appeal to the occasions you attend. We'll take a deep dive into these quintessential garments'...

Choosing the Right Collared Shirt: A Deep Dive Into Perfecting a Men’s Wardrobe Staple

Timeless Trends: Men’s Wardrobe Essentials to Help You Look Good This Spring

Posted by Craig Schroeder on

Spring is the time to flex your muscle after those long winter night gym sessions or show your sense of style with fashionable outfits that incorporate bright and bold colors. But deciding what to wear in the spring can be a struggle for many men. Typically, that’s due to a lack of timeless staples in your wardrobe — items you can always rely on to combat any conundrum. So whenever the weather starts to warm up, bring out some of these staple pieces to leave the house in style. Invest in a Good Pair of Loafers Loafers aren’t going anywhere....

Timeless Trends: Men’s Wardrobe Essentials to Help You Look Good This Spring

How to Rock a Bow Tie

Posted by Craig Schroeder on

Adding a bow tie is something most men know about, but not every man thinks they can pull it off. But you can use that same reality to your advantage. Bow ties are a great accessory when used correctly, and you can indeed draw some eyes at any event if you pair yours with the right outfit. So don’t be afraid to be bold; here’s how to rock a bow tie the way you want. Ignore the Clip-Ons Unless you’re going to a middle school dance, avoiding clip-ons is an absolute must. Clip-ons have their place, but those places are...

How to Rock a Bow Tie

How to Properly Select and Fold Your Pocket Square

Posted by Craig Schroeder on

Pocket squares are the ideal finishing touch to any outfit, an accessory that drastically changes how you look. It adds a bit of character and style, completing any and every suit you put together. Unfortunately, it also holds the designation of being one of the more neglected pieces in fashion. But like they say, one man’s trash is another man's treasure, and because it's overlooked, it gives opportunistic men a chance to take advantage of an underappreciated accessory. But having no pocket square isn’t as bad as not knowing how to fold yours properly. So with help from the expert...

How to Properly Select and Fold Your Pocket Square