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How to Fold a Pocket Square | 5 Easy Folds!

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This video is all about pocket squares and how to fold them the *alpha m. way*. Turn a good outfit into a great one with a pop of pizazz and panache.

Aaron Marino of alpha m. says that the Internet is filled with little neat and precise folds that suck. Alpha presents his five favorites that are easy, quick, and tough to screw-up:

  1. The Straight Fold- super clean & simple and works best with a white pocket square
  2. Corners Out- make sure that stitching is on top and outside edge when inserting into the pocket
  3. The Pinch- quick & easy, also known as The Puff
  4. The Reverse Pinch- a little more dramatic and shows you don't mind taking risks
  5. The Flower- let's the world know you are not only stylish but also sensitive

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Alpha M. Advice in Action | Men's Style  -
June 26, 2013
Subscribe to Alpha M. on YouTube Great job amigo! Alpha gets an email where it happened *right* for a viewer. Naz killed it! Aaron Marino of alpha m. says that Naz was looking incredible with a medium gray tailored suit with a fun, bold patterned shirt. The accessories included a rose fold pocket square which added style and dimension. The shoes with sassy socks were the icing on the cake. Noz notRead More»
How to Match Patterns | Secret Wearing Multiple Patterns  -
June 20, 2013
Subscribe to Alpha M. on YouTube In this video professional male image consultant and style expert Aaron Marino of alpham demonstrates and teaches how to match multiple patterns. Easy step by step guide to helping men master the art of pattern matching. Easy to understand demonstrations and examples. Men's style, fashion, grooming and fitness. How to match a tie, how to match a dress shirt, how tRead More»
IAmAlphaM Vocabulary Word Of The Day | Drop -
June 7, 2013
Subscribe to Alpha M. on YouTube Drop, simple enough? It's all about buying suits off-the-rack. The drop is the difference between the number given in the jacket size and your pant size. American suits typically have a 6-inch drop. Aaron Marino of alpha m. describes the 6 inch drop by using the example of a suit in size 40 with pants in a size 34. Next time you go shopping for a suit, you know theRead More»
The Thumb Test for Jackets | Men's Blazers, Jackets, and Sport Coats -
June 6, 2013
Subscribe to Alpha M. on YouTube Alpha says the most common mistake men make when wearing jackets is wearing them too big. The second biggest mistake is wearing jackets too long. Aaron Marino demonstrates a simple way to detect if the jacket you're buying is the right size. He demonstrates the Thumb Test and explains too short, too long, and perfect. The Thumb Test won't work in certain situationsRead More»

IAmAlphaM Vocabulary Word Of The Day | Glen Plaid  -
May 15, 2013
Subscribe to Alpha M. on YouTube Glen plaid is a pattern on a shirt, scarf, suit, hat, jacket, or pretty much anything you can wear. It is the *love child* of windowpane and houndstooth. It's a pattern with a lot going on with woven checks and a grid pattern. The plaid pattern is composed of muted colors or of black or gray and white, especially one in which two dark and two light stripes alternaRead More»
How Much Cuff Should Show? | Jacket Sleeve Length -
May 9, 2013
Subscribe to Alpha M. on YouTube A common question that Alpha gets asked is how long a jacket sleeve should be. Is there such as too much or not enough cuff? Aaron Marino of alpha m. presents a simple guide: casual jacket (zero cuff), business (1/2 inch cuff), and dress (3/4 to 1 inch cuff). Jacket sleeve length is the key as it should be the proper length. 8 out of 10 dudes wear jackets that are Read More»
Western Sports Coats | Western Jacket  -
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Subscribe to Alpha M. on YouTube Giddy up!  Everyone knows the western shirt, but the western jacket is a different animal all together. Examples are provided. Aaron Marino of alpha m. then explains the subtle differences with western sport coats and traditional sport coats. These are not for the style faint of heart. If you are in Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico, the western jacket is more acceptRead More»
Men's Summer Suits -
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Here comes summer – the perfect time to thank an industry that understands the importance of looking and feeling our best regardless of the heat. I'm talking about summer suits and this year's awesome selection of these lightweight, lifesaving beauties! Summer suits are nothing new, but this year's fashion offers more styles and colors than ever before. Gone are the days of the Seersucker suit bRead More»
Remove Stains from Suits, Sport Coats, Slacks -
February 11, 2013
Have you ever spilled something on your suit jacket or nice pants? If you have, you may have done more damage than good. Aaron Marino of alpha m. describes what to do if you stain your suit, sports coat, or slacks. The main point is to not freak out. Take it to the cleaner. Also take preventative measures. Read More»

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