If you were to ask someone what their favorite holiday is, you’d probably get fairly common responses like Christmas or Halloween. While Christmas is pretty dope, my favorite holiday is May the 4th. If you’re unfamiliar with this glorious day, it’s safe to say you’re probably not a Star Wars fan, so I’ll explain. May the 4th is a play on the ubiquitous Star Wars line “May the Force be with you” and is celebrated as the intergalactic Star Wars Day.
>What will Frank wear? It's been a long, hard winter, and if you aren't suffering from cabin fever, you may be trembling with House of Cards withdrawals. So we don't have to tell you that the Season 3 premier is the 27th. But when the Winter winds howl (I don't care if you live in Arizona, there's something howling out there, trust me) you probably get a-thinkin' now that Frank has become Mr. President, what will he be wearing this season? We have our #WWFW extravaganza in full swing, and we think we have a few educated guesses as to what that Kevin Spacey will be sporting this season.
>We are tremendously honored to share the incredible Sam Spector's styling for Neil Patrick Harris at the 87th Academy Awards. Sam worked for months with the multi-talented Oscar host, Neil Patrick Harris, and included our designer Ox and Bull Trading Co. among his accessories to match his solid collection of tuxedos and suits.
>One of the simplest, yet most impactful ways to elevate your look is to bring something new to the table. However, something new doesn't always mean you have to shell out a bunch of dough. Sometimes it can be as simple as a new fold for your pocket square.
>I was recently at a wedding and noticed a nicely dressed chap. The suit was properly tailored, wearing a nice set of brogues, elegant pocket square and a great silver tie bar. I thought to myself, this is a guy who gets it. Later on I noticed that his tie was moving about rather freely, and I went in for a closer look. A tie bar is actually the easiest accessory to wear, but a lot of elements come in to play for it to be a successful look. First and foremost, the tie bar serves a functional purpose.
>Accessories are the ultimate way to add color and personality to any outfit. From bold socks to the emergence of the lapel pins, 2014 was the “Year of the Accessory.” CuffLinks.com, the leader in men’s accessories, understands that the finishing piece to a man’s outfit is the perfect pair of cufflinks. As 2015 approaches, the company has compiled a list of the “Top 10 Cufflinks of 2014,” featuring the hottest styles that were flying off the web and onto men’s cuffs across the country.
>Black Friday was once a little movement for stores to present some great offers before the holidays. It has now become a shopping event that seems to last an entire month. Lucky for the shopper, we are embracing the gift giving season with a pre-Black Friday sales event. Shop classic cufflinks and men's accessories from menswear line Ox and Bull Trading Co. It is a CuffLinks.com favorite and has been recently worn on the red carpet by Ben Affleck, James Marsden, Dane Cook and Charles Kelly of Lady Antebellum just to name a few.
>As a father of small children, I often think of what the world will look like for them. What will air quality reports look like? What will the cost of a gallon of gas be, will they even be using gas? What will the Lindsey Lohans or the Kardashians of 2040 be like? In a short period of time the internet has changed everything. We are constantly available to any and everyone. My 2 year old can find a clip of his beloved Lightning McQueen on an iPod and we can shoot that onto our television with an Apple TV. You can record a show through your phone if you forgot to at home. When I grew up, there were still rotary phones, speed dial and call waiting were the most advanced things a phone could do. I'm still stuck trying to figure out how a fax machine even works. Alas, life has advanced I proclaim as I type this on my laptop in flight….connected to the internet. With all of these improvements, are people the last to do so?
>Life with a pregnant wife is a lot like being 21 again. Endless cocktails, late/wild nights and the hangovers don't even get me started on the hangovers. Well....not really, it's a lot of sitting on the couch watching old seasons of television shows on Netflix. Which finally brings me to my point on shining your shoes, which you should do. In season 6 of the (amazing) West Wing, Alan Alda, aka Senator Vinick proclaims, "My father used to say, you can't trust a man who doesn't shine his own shoes." I immediately thought about my shoes sitting in my dark closet, unshined and a feeling of guilt set in. As a youth, I recall purposefully trying to scuff up new shoes in an attempt to make them look worn in. But alas, we all grow up at some point and looking your best becomes the preferred state of being. So here is what you will need to become trustworthy in the eyes of a fictional Senator from California.