The Handbook - How To Guides
31 Days: Style Tips and Tricks
Volume 2

All the tips and tricks needed to shape up for 2010. Each day brings new, expert advice on how to look your best and live life to the fullest, while having a little fun doing it.


Pull Off a Monogram

Like anything that's been around for more than a century, there's an old way and new way of rocking a monogram. Here's how to brand yourself without looking like an old fogey.


Old School

First initial, last initial then middle initial.



First, middle then last initial. Or a singular letter or full first name.

Dress Shirt

Monograms should be discreet. While the classic American thing to do is have your moniker sewn onto your left sleeve, opt for a more subtle display on the tail or chest—either on or just below the pocket of your shirt.

Polos Shirts

Traditionally, initials were sewn where the polo pony would go, but near the waistband is more modern.


Biased Advice

Have the best of both worlds by having your initials stitched in the same color as the item being monogrammed. It's discreet with just enough flash.

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