Imagine you're walking down a busy NYC street. You see 100 guys all dressed in nice suits, polished shoes and haircuts trimmed to perfection. And then you see a man strolling through with a beautiful briefcase that catches your eye. In your mind, who is the most powerful, dominate, The guy with the briefcase! If you're in a profession where appearance matters, getting a high quality, leather briefcase is absolutely critical to maintaining your status and standing out from the crowd. And that's why I'm proud to introduce you to a gorgeous line called...

When it comes to custom suits, Black Lapel is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with. Based out of New York City (you can also order online) in 2012, they went live for a single reason... ... to bring gentlemen high quality, custom suits... at a reasonable price. I recently had the pleasure of testing out one of their suits and before I get into the review, there are two things you might want to know...

  1. The previous owners of Kinowear (the guys who founded it) work at Black Lapel.
  2. I loved the suit so much, I wore it to my own father's viewing when he passed away in November.
That said, let's dive in...

Most mens fashion tips and articles these days assume you have a perfect "Greek-like" body. But the fact is, I get a million emails from guys asking how to put these tips to use when they have a little extra weight around the midsection. My first response is - "I understand". I wasn't born with great genetics. Even at 28, I need to be extremely careful about how I eat. I've never in my life had completely flat/ripped abs, even though at one point in college I was eating extremely well while working TWO manual labor jobs (construction & serving at a restaurant), plus college, plus strength training. I have been as much as 35lbs or so overweight - so I can relate to the emotions you're going through. (It sucks)