I think this Steve-O-Lantern looks better than me… 😂 😂 😂
“Good clothes, open doors.” My personal stylist Will Phoenix is back with style advice for interviews, a good fitting suit, and shoe care tips. Some of the shoe care tips are good for women’s shoes as well. Invest in yourself, spend the money, and build your wardrobe.
PRO STYLIST TIPS:
WAX: For a high shine wax, use a quality wax and pantyhose.
SUEDE SHOES: Use a suede brush or suede eraser.
SHOE SPONGE: A shoe sponge brings back the color in your dark suede shoes. Works perfectly with black, navy or dark brown shoes.
LINT ROLLER: Use a lint roller on velvet or suede shoes, it takes the dust off.
LACING: Wondering how to lace your leather or wax laces on dress shoes? The secret is to lace twice, not tie tying in two bows but wrap the lace twice.
For all the fellas out there wondering how to tie a bow tie or just get better at it, my personal stylist Will is here to break it down. It’s the Will Phoenix method how to tie a Bow tie, half-Windsor knot, and a full-Windsor knot.
Here’s the step by step method to tie a bow tie. Check out the video for the half-Windsor knot, and full-Windsor knot instructions.
1. Different lengths: Start with one side longer than the other.
2. Create the knot: Think of tying a shoelace. Cross both sides and tuck the longer end up and over to create the knot.
3. Forming the bow: Fold the shorter end into the shape of a bow, tighting it against your neck.
4. Pull and shape: Pull the long side over the bow and then shape both sides of the bow together.
5. Tying it up: There should be a hole in the bow near your neck, loop behind the bow. Fold the middle of the hanging end of the bow tie and push it through the loop.
6. Swagger: Tighten and loosen the bow tie until it looks the way you want it to.
Celebrity Stylist, William Phoenix is back with part 2 of men’s essential accessories.
Men’s accessories are the finishing touches and details that every man should have in his wardrobe. Watch this episode for the men’s essentials to shop for now.
WATCHES | Upscale casual look: Strap vs bracelet and classic plain face vs chronograph. Dressing up: Leather strap watch vs. Rolex style bracelet. Sporty/Casual: A Rolex style watch with a bracelet can be both sporty and casual depending on the face.
THE PROPER FIT | A strap watch can be adjusted simply but they do come in sizes, make sure you buy the right size. Make sure you take a link or two out of a bracelet watch to get the right fit.
BELTS | You’ll need 3-4 different belts. Casual, dress belt, and a sport belt. Buckle Hardware: Silver, gold, brass, and designer to enhance your look.
WALLETS | Cardholders and money clips. Another accessory for a well-groomed man is a bi-fold or chest wallet.
MAN BAGS | If you’ve carried your bag for the last 12 years, it’s time to upgrade. Backpack, soft briefcase, hard briefcase and fanny packs are good options depending on the fabrication and size.
SOCKS | Athletic socks, sports socks, hidden socks, and formal socks. Know the difference and when and where to wear the right socks.
Catch up on part 1 of men’s essential accessories HERE. Will breaks down hats, scarfs, eyewear, ties, tie bars, cufflinks, belts, watches, wallets, socks. These accessories will enhance your look, learn how to put these together with the clothes you have already.
This was real pain I felt going back to Ghana’s slave castles…I could feel my ancestors on me… Powerful beyond words that I can explain. I encourage as many of you as possible to go HOME for your ancestors. Their strength is in each of us and we must honor their ultimate sacrifice in all that we do. #TheYearofTheReturn 🎥: @madebycourtney
Men’s accessories are the finishing touches and details that every man should have in their wardrobe. Celebrity stylist, William Phoenix breaks down the essentials every man should have to polish their look.
Hats, scarfs, eyewear, ties, tie bars, cufflinks, belts, watches, wallets, socks. Simple enhancements to your wardrobe. These accessories will enhance your look, learn how to put these together with the clothes you have already.
Will covers these essentials in this episode but here are a few quick tips on classic hats. How many do you have already?
Here’s how to style these classics. Fedora: A dressier hat you wear with a coat or suit.
Bennie/skull cap/sweater/knit hat: Fashionable and sometimes a necessity to keep warm. You can achieve different looks based on the style.
Baseball cap/baseball-style cap: Wondering what’s the difference? Fabrics, look for more upscale fabrics like cashmere. Athleisure caps set apart your team/sporty cap vs. the hat you wear with jeans and a t-shirt.
Watch this episode for the men’s essentials and shop the look below.
Athleisure wear, upscale sportswear not to be confused with athletic (going to the gym wear). Will breaks down upscale-casual and athleisure casual and how to build your wardrobe.
Casual pants: Drawstring pants with a sporty look that aren’t track pants or jogger pants.
Casual tops: Upscale sweatshirts with a nice fit, the fit can separate the difference in coming from the gym vs. going out on a movie date. Track jackets and bomber jackets made out of athleisure wear material makes a difference.
Here’s how to put the athleisure wear look together: Drawstring pants, track-style sneaker, graphic t-shirt, and a bomber style jacket.
You’re in the game now, here’s how you cultivate your style. Mixing brands, matching up low-cost pieces with high-end pieces. Once you’ve figured this out, you know what looks good on you it’s easy to build your casual wardrobe. Watch this episode to learn about upscale casual, fashion belts, jeans, sneakers and what tops to wear.
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I’m going to post inspirational videos this year from my vacation. You know, just to put some things in your imagination. There’s always room in this world for more inspiration and motivation. I love you all.
Will is dropping tips on shirts in this episode of my new digital series ‘Styling With Will.’ Let’s get into the type of shirts out there, the fit, the sleeves, the cuffs, and my favorite – cufflinks, collar stays, and more.
Will has been my personal stylist for years and now he’s giving tips on what to wear on job interviews, going out, and keeping you on-trend with the latest styles.
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