The King & Bay Style Knowledge Blog

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Looking for inspiration for your personal style? You're in the right place. King & Bay – Toronto's premium mens custom clothier – offers stories, ideas and trends through this blog.

Can Men Wear Brown Shoes & Black Pants?

Can Men Wear Brown Shoes & Black Pants?

A critical point in making a fashion statement and completing a look is selecting the right footwear. We've shared some tips and rules for men regarding wearing brown shoes with black pants. 

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A Guide for Grooms: How Dress Code Inspires Wedding Attire

A Guide for Grooms: How Dress Code Inspires Wedding Attire

If you're a groom wondering what to wear on your wedding day, we have compiled a list of options for you to consider that reflects the dress code of your special day.

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The Importance of a Proper Tie Length

The Importance of a Proper Tie Length

The subtle details are critical when it comes to men's fashion. For a refined and stylish appearance, men should wear the proper tie length and we've compiled our tips that will help determine this.

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Three Must Have Stylish Winter Looks for Men

Three Must Have Stylish Winter Looks for Men

With the arrival of cold temperatures, men shouldn't have to sacrifice their style or fashion choices just to stay warm. There are several outfits men can wear in the winter to achieve elevated, stylish looks, and we've highlighted three below.

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Why Men Should Wear Corduroy This Winter

Why Men Should Wear Corduroy This Winter

Corduroy is a comfortable, sophisticated fabric that is versatile and durable. Read on to learn why we think men should include corduroy in their wardrobe and wear it this winter.

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Winter Suits: A Guide for Fashionable Men

Winter Suits: A Guide for Fashionable Men

Winter is here and wearing suits made from the right fabric makes all the difference for men who want to look fashionable and stay warm. Read on for an in-depth guide about the best fabrics to consider for winter suiting. 

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How Men Can Wear Suspenders for Every Occasion

How Men Can Wear Suspenders for Every Occasion

Suspenders are a traditional accessory that men often wear to weddings and other formal events. Read on to learn more about when men can wear them as well as the various types of suspenders they can choose from, depending on the occasion. 

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Fashion Rules About Bow Ties for Men

Fashion Rules About Bow Ties for Men

A bow tie is one of the most dapper accessories for men, and it is both sophisticated and timeless. Be prepared for every occasion by keeping these fashion rules surrounding bow ties in mind.

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Winter Style Mistakes Men Should Avoid Making

Winter Style Mistakes Men Should Avoid Making

What better time than on the first day of winter to share common cold weather style mistakes men make. Read on for our advice on how men can improve their style this season. 

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New Year Fashion Resolutions for Stylish Men

New Year Fashion Resolutions for Stylish Men

With a New Year right around the corner, it's exciting to think about the blank slate. We think it's important for men to always look their best, and our list of fashion resolutions will serve as a guide to help make 2023 your most stylish year yet.

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How Men Can Master the Art of Folding Pocket Squares

How Men Can Master the Art of Folding Pocket Squares

Pocket squares are a classic men's accessory that help to elevate personal style and complete final looks. We've shared five ways men can fold their pocket squares as well as instructions on how to master each fold.

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A Men's Guide to Cologne: How to Apply it & Protect Your Garments

A Men's Guide to Cologne: How to Apply it & Protect Your Garments

What do cologne and fashion have in common? Both are important aspects of men's personal style. We've provided a guide with important information including how to apply cologne properly, when to reapply the scent, and why men should avoid spraying cologne directly onto their clothes.  

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What Men Should Consider Before Buying New Clothes

What Men Should Consider Before Buying New Clothes

Shopping for stylish menswear can be difficult because there is a great deal to consider before making a purchase. We've highlighted some factors men should contemplate before buying new clothes, which will help to ensure they've selected the right garments that will look flattering and sophisticated.

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Advice on How Men Can Stylishly Wear a Roll Neck Sweater

Advice on How Men Can Stylishly Wear a Roll Neck Sweater

The roll neck sweater is one of the most stylish pieces of clothing men can wear. This transformative garment is versatile and sharp, and we've shared how men can wear them and why they should be included in every man's seasonal rotation. 

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Four Fashion Rules Men Can Break

Four Fashion Rules Men Can Break

Knowing how to dress well can feel overwhelming at times, especially when certain fashion rules have been established. We've shared four fashion rules men can break right now and how they can still look distinguished and stylish.

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Winter Wardrobe: Classic Pieces Men Should Include

Winter Wardrobe: Classic Pieces Men Should Include

When it comes to dressing for the weather, there are certain garments that are considered essential. In our blog, we highlight classic winter pieces men should wear and include in their cold weather wardrobe.

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Understanding the Meaning of Black Tie Optional

Understanding the Meaning of Black Tie Optional

If you've ever been invited to a black tie optional event, you might be unsure what garments to wear. We've shared exactly what this dress code entails and what men can wear to black tie optional gatherings.

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The Top Habits of Stylish Men

The Top Habits of Stylish Men

Have you ever wondered what sets stylish men apart? If you are trying to advance your style, we're sharing the top habits of stylish men including what they wear and the garments they invest in.

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Why Flannel Shirts Are a Stylish Option for Men & How to Wear Them

Why Flannel Shirts Are a Stylish Option for Men & How to Wear Them

With the colder months looming, flannel shirts are an ideal option for men to consider incorporating into their wardrobe for a variety of reasons. Read on to learn how to stylishly wear this fabric. 

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How to Choose the Right Footwear for Different Colour Denim

How to Choose the Right Footwear for Different Colour Denim

Footwear plays a key role in completing an outfit, even when it comes to jeans. We're providing a guide to help men know what shoes work best with various colours of denim. 

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A Guide to Black Tie and Why Dress Codes Matter

A Guide to Black Tie and Why Dress Codes Matter

There are a variety of dress codes for men depending on the occasion. In this blog, we are focusing on what black tie means and why dress codes are important.

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How Men Can Keep Their Business Wardrobe Looking Sharp While Travelling

How Men Can Keep Their Business Wardrobe Looking Sharp While Travelling

Making great impressions is a key component of business trips which means men must always arrive looking their best. We're sharing our favourite tips that will help to keep your wardrobe protected and ensure your garments look sharp for every business meeting and event.

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Protect Your Investment: Wardrobe Maintenance Advice for Men

Protect Your Investment: Wardrobe Maintenance Advice for Men

Investing in quality, custom garments ensures your closet contains luxurious pieces for various occasions. Knowing how to properly care for these garments is important which is why we're sharing our advice on wardrobe maintenance essentials for men. 

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Holiday Schedule & Promotions 2022

Holiday Schedule & Promotions 2022

Season’s Greetings! Thank you to all of our clients, partners, and supporters, we are grateful to all of you. We wish you a wonderful New Year with an abundance of happiness. 

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A Guide to Men's Holiday Party Outfits

A Guide to Men's Holiday Party Outfits

Deciding what to wear to holiday parties can be daunting and this holiday season is going to be busy! We want to help you arrive in style, so read our guide to men's holiday party outfits to ensure you look your best throughout the holidays.

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Holiday Gifts for Sophisticated Men

Holiday Gifts for Sophisticated Men

With the holiday season fast approaching, now is the time to start thinking about what to buy for the men in your life. If you know discerning men of style who have an appreciation for luxury fashion and unique experiences, King & Bay has unique holiday gift options.

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Men's Style Tips: Dressing for the Holidays

Men's Style Tips: Dressing for the Holidays

The holidays are the perfect time for men to style themselves in a standout way. From dressy suits to bold shirts, we've shared tips on outfits you can wear throughout this festive season.

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The Essential Business Travel Wardrobe for Men

The Essential Business Travel Wardrobe for Men

Knowing what to pack for business travel can feel daunting, especially if business trips aren't a regular occurrence. Packing the right clothing is key to making a great impression at your meetings or conferences, and we have compiled garments that are essential for men to include in their business travel wardrobe.

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How Fashionable Men Can Build a Substantial Capsule Wardrobe

How Fashionable Men Can Build a Substantial Capsule Wardrobe

Men can build an entire wardrobe out of a few foundational pieces of garments that will never go out of style. Having a collection of classic, versatile clothing that works well together is the first step in building a capsule wardrobe.

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The Pinstripe Suit: An Iconic Men's Fashion Staple

The Pinstripe Suit: An Iconic Men's Fashion Staple

There are certain garments men can wear that make powerful statements, and the pinstripe suit is at the top of the list. Read our straightforward guide about the classic pinstripe suit for fashionable men.

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How Men Can Wear Cardigans and Look Stylish

How Men Can Wear Cardigans and Look Stylish

With the arrival of the fall season and winter fast approaching, cardigans are a great sweater option and perfect for layering. Read on to learn more about cardigans and how men can wear them and still look stylish. 

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Advice on What Men Should Wear During Transitional Weather

Advice on What Men Should Wear During Transitional Weather

Fall is one of our favourite seasons for men's fashion however, when the seasons change, the weather can be unpredictable making it difficult to know what to wear. We're providing advice on what men should wear during the transitional period between summer and fall.

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Menswear Essentials That Will Always be in Style

Menswear Essentials That Will Always be in Style

While trends are an important aspect of men's fashion, there are certain classic menswear staples that will never go out of style. We're sharing our favourite menswear garments and accessories that are not only versatile, but that will be in style for years to come.

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How Men Can Elevate Their Business Casual Wardrobe

How Men Can Elevate Their Business Casual Wardrobe

With the arrival of each new season, the opportunity for men to refresh their wardrobes should be a priority. In our blog, we're sharing helpful tips on how the ever popular business casual look for men can be elevated. 

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Overcoat Advice: How Men Can Wear Layers This Fall & Winter

Overcoat Advice: How Men Can Wear Layers This Fall & Winter

We've shared the best advice on how men should incorporate layers into their fall and winter wardrobe. Check out seasonal overcoats in our Fall Winter 2022 Collection and learn how they help complete your overall look.

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Why Men Should Own a Custom Unstructured Blazer

Why Men Should Own a Custom Unstructured Blazer

When it comes to menswear, versatility is key and there is nothing quite as versatile as a men's custom unstructured blazer. Read on to find out everything you need to know about this garment and why we think it's just as important as a suit.

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How Accessories Help Elevate Men's Fall & Winter Looks

How Accessories Help Elevate Men's Fall & Winter Looks

You'll find the latest and season's best accessories for men featured in our Fall Winter 2022 Collection. Read on to find out how accessories can elevate your overall style and set you apart this fall and winter. 

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Fall Winter 2022 Collection Fashion Director Sheds Light on Collection

Fall Winter 2022 Collection Fashion Director Sheds Light on Collection

Michael Truong, King & Bay's Fall Winter 2022 Collection Fashion Director set out to create inspiring men's custom clothing designs for the fall and winter seasons. Truong shares exciting details about this Collection along with insightful fashion advice for men.

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Why Wool is Trending This Fall & Winter for Men

Why Wool is Trending This Fall & Winter for Men

With so many fabric options for men to choose from, wool is without a doubt a prominent choice for cooler temperatures. Read to find out why wool is a popular, trending fabric and see how it's featured in our Fall Winter 2022 Collection.

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Our Ultimate Guide to Men's Fall & Winter Fashion Trends

Our Ultimate Guide to Men's Fall & Winter Fashion Trends

We're devoted to luxury fashion and our Fall Winter 2022 Collection features the latest trends filtered through a classically sophisticated lens. We've shared men's seasonal favourites from robust colours to unique accessories that will get you excited for fall and winter fashion. 

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