The Pursuit Of Cool: SAVOIA THE TAILOR

‘My Father, My Elvis’

Michele Savoia “The Tailor” talks about his father’s dressing rituals and the “magic” of this moment.

music credits:
©Duke Ellington & John Coltrane / My Little Brown Book – The Verve Music Group

Mogul Etiquette 101: Tom Ford’s Tips

Tom Ford drops his jewelz on how to be a modern gentleman in today’s world.

1. You should put on the best version of yourself when you go out in the world because that is a show of respect to the other people around you.

2. A gentleman today has to work. People who do not work are so boring and are usually bored. You have to be passionate, you have to be engaged and you have to be contributing to the world.

3. Manners are very important and actually knowing when things are appropriate. I always open doors for women, I carry their coat, I make sure that they’re walking on the inside of the street. Stand up when people arrive at and leave the dinner table.

4. Don’t be pretentious or racist or sexist or judge people by their background.

5. A man should never wear shorts in the city. Flip-flops and shorts in the city are never appropriate. Shorts should only be worn on the tennis court or on the beach.

Dos Equis – Most Interesting Man In The World

His pillow is cool on both sides!!!

Mogul Etiquette 101: Put This On-Tradition

For you Moguls that need to learn about what you wearing, check out Put This On. The latest episode entitled Tradition, features Jay Walter, head of Made-to-Measure at J.Press, and acclaimed fashion designer Thom Browne. This is definitly for the grown man who knows not to sag his pants!!

Mogul Etiquette 101: Spring Tips For The Cool

Even though outside old man winter stubborn ass just won’t die, we still must prepare for the spring season. Because when the weather gets nice and the women get fine…., you know the one. After a good season of heavy materials such as wool and corduroy, your Cool is screaming for a switch up in the style. But before you run out there and make a complete ass out of yourself, peep these tips for Moguls.

  • Switch up your smell goods. In the winter you probably wore scents that were heavy enough to last through the cold nights. But when the weather breaks we need light fragrances to match the sunshine. Plus people don’t wanna smell you and think of fireplaces and sweaters!
  • Go for lighter fabrics such as cotton, linen, hemp and bamboo. Look up that wool and cashmere.
  • Think ahead and lightly layer up. You never know how spring weather can change on you, especially in the mid-west. So take advantage of the warm days and cool nights by layering up. Heavy t-shirts under cotton button ups go along way, you can either roll up the sleeves or remove the shirt if the sun starts beaming.
  • There is no such thing as manly sandals (mandals). Get a nice pair of canvas or all white sneaks for the streets and flip flops for the beaches. Never should you cop a pair of thong sandals!!!
  • Leave the skinny jeans to skinny kids who rap or skateboard. Real men wear real jeans that fit properly around the waist and have room in the pockets for important things such as knots, phones, pocket knives, etc.
  • Keep a pair of shades in the car. Mornings that start off cloudy can easily turn into bright sunny evenings. There is no need to be caught squinting while you drive.

Mogul Etiquette 101….. The Rules of Being Late

Everyone runs a little late from time to time. But  a Mogul knows how to play it and still remain smooth throughout the ordeal. If you are running late, you should call and let the party know immediately. (Not a party-party because they may not care when you get there if at all, but the type of party where people are waiting for your arrival for whatever reason i.e.dinner resevations.)

If you will be….

10 minutes late….. Make a phone call letting them know you are running 5 minutes behind.

20 minutes late….. Call them up, apologize and give them a non detailed reason on why you will be late. Hopefully at this point you are not putting them in a situation where they are depending on your arrival before the party jumps off!

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Mogul Etiquette 101….The Style Commandments For Dressing Up

There is more to life than jeans and Air Force 1’s!! I know that goes without saying, but sometimes you just have to let it be known. I big-up Jay-Z for taking men out of jerseys to button-ups. That was a good look all the way around, because I swear I saw a cat in a jersey at a wedding reception!! Don’t ask. But now it seems like some of us have taken a step back. Not to jerseys, but to the ass-out jean wearing like Pac in Juice fashion.

So this goes out to you gentlemen. A sort of Mogul fashion guide so that you to can get your Daily Cool on!

  1. Get a tailor. Whenever you buy anything that would be considered a suit or blazer do yourself a cool one and get it tailored up. Whenever you buy off the rack chances are it ain’t fitting you right. This is a rule that many men overlook and end up looking quite not right. Pants legs need to be shortened, coats need to be brought in, and buttons need to be realigned. Sh*t needs to made whole. Get your cool on and find a tailor, your lady will thank you later. Read more of this post
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