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About Grant Harris

Grant Harris is Owner & Chief Style Consultant at Image Granted; a Washington, DC based Image Consulting Company dedicated to solving the complex image, style & fashion issues of today's professional man. He has a healthy obsession with socks. Follow him on Twitter & Facebook.

Packing Points: The 3 Basics of Packing for Winter and Unpacking for Spring

Categories: Learn, Spend

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What’s the point of investing in clothes if they don’t make it to next winter?

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Rain Ready: Options for the Wet Weather Months

Categories: Spend

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Spring in most parts of the country means wet weather season. The snow may be gone, but the clouds will split with thunderstorms. Be ready with proper wet weather gear.

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Spring Into Spring: 3 Pieces for Transitioning to Warmer Weather

Categories: Spend

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As the weather warms and the sun shines it will be time to lighten your wardrobe. While it’s not quite time for bare ankles and shorts, these pieces will help you transition from the bitter cold, to a light breeze.

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Style Q&A: Affordable Raw or Selvedge Jeans

Categories: Spend

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“Affordable” used loosely – none of it’s cheap.

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Style Q&A: Breaking Down Breakfast Meeting Attire

Categories: Earn, Learn

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The earliest meeting of the day, one for close colleagues or pressing business. Make a smart impression.

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Spy School: How to Wear a Tuxedo and Black Tie Etiquette

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Learn, Spend

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We discuss the basics of the tuxedo from top to bottom, renting vs. buying, and break down what a black tie invite really means.

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Style Q&A: Where Should I Keep the Junk in My Pockets?

Categories: Learn, Spend

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Every man’s got stuff he has to carry. How do we do it without looking like we’ve got pockets full of quarters?

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Style Q&A: Is There a Professional Way to Wear Shorts?

Categories: Spend

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When the office is a sauna is it ok to opt for something more comfortable?

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The Getup: Fall Into Smart Casual

Categories: Spend

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As temperatures cool off include layers with lighter fabrics.

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The Getup: Coffee Date

Categories: Spend

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A relaxed rendezvous calls for something a little casual, a little classy, and an air of spontaneity.

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Style Q&A: Achieving Effortless Style

Categories: Learn, Spend

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Style is created, not born.

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Style Q&A: What’s the Deal with Wingtips?

Categories: Learn, Spend

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The infamous dress shoe explained.

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The Essential OCBD: Oxford Cloth Button Down (With 10 Picks to Start)

Categories: Spend

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The essential cotton shirt every man should own.

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Mixing Shirt & Tie Patterns with 8 Examples

Categories: Learn, Spend

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A plain shirt with a striped tie not only gets boring, it’s entry-level. Learn to pair patterns and stripes with these 8 examples.

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Style Q&A: Finding Quality Socks That Fit

Categories: Spend

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When socks are sold in ranges that are supposed to accommodate 6 shoe sizes, it’s no wonder guys can have a hard time finding a decent pair that fit correctly, and are built to last. Grant’s on the case.

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Style Q&A: Dark Brown Wingtips with a Black Suit at a Formal Occasion

Categories: Learn

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“Is it acceptable to wear dark brown wingtips with a black suit to a formal occasion?”

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The Primer Guide to Sweaters: Fabric, Fit & Care

Categories: Did You Miss These?, New Here?, Spend

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Whether you’re dressing up or going for comfort, the sweater is one of the most versatile pieces in a man’s wardrobe.

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Style Q&A: How Long Should the Front be of an Untucked Button Up Shirt?

Categories: Learn, Spend

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The most versatile button up shirt can be worn both tucked in and untucked. But with different lengths and cuts, it can be hard to tell if a shirt fits untucked.

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Dress Better Instantly! Dark, Straight Leg Jeans

Categories: Spend

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Ditch the wide legs and bleached whiskers. Wearing dark jeans in a straight leg fit will make you look more polished, whether you’re having a beer with your pals, or talking raises with your boss.

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The Casual Herringbone Sportcoat

Categories: Spend

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A casual herringbone sportcoat can be worn anytime you’d normally wear a light jacket: With a button-up shirt, a henley or even a hoodie. Get an awesome look without feeling dressed up – unless you want to be.

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Boots for Fall

Categories: Learn, Spend

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It’s time to wrap up your ankles, insulate your toes and waterproof your heels. Whether your uniform is a gray flannel suit or denim overalls, your boots should be made of the best materials available while standing up to the elements in style.

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Style Q&A: Price vs Brand – Is it Worth It, Overdressing to Coffee, and Dressing for a Night Out with Buddies

Categories: Spend

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Grant tackles your sartorial conundrums involving the balance between price and quality, getting hassled for overdressing around friends, and how to tackle a night out with the guys.

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Style Q&A: What are the Differences Between Off the Rack, Made-to-Measure and Bespoke Suits?

Categories: Spend

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As a man moves up in the world and evolves his personal style, he climbs the ladder from suits that are off the rack to made-to-measure to bespoke. Grant gives us the step up on the differences.

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Style Q&A: What to Wear Under Light Blazers, Trouble Matching Shoes, and Finding Clothes for a Big Guy in Skinny Prep Stores

Categories: Spend

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This week Grant tackles your questions dealing with what to wear with lightweight blazers, bringing your shoes and outfit together, and finding clothes that fit at places like J.Crew for bigger guys.

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