I think my love affair with men's style began with my pinterest board and continued when an (ex) boyfriend asked me how I would dress him if given the chance. Every girl's dream come true, right ladies?!? He was pretty much a blank slate. His go to evening out attire was as follows: black pants, white shirt, black vest, and a pair of Oxford styled Vans. Not soooo bad, but maybe a tad bit on the boring side. The kicker... this was in 2011!!!!!!! Just kidding, I would never break up with a guy because he had bad style, that would be so shallow... ahem, well maybe if he donned Jesus sandals...
Anyways, then I started assembling what I thought should be "the rules" of great dressing for men (a post on this to come).
Around the same time, I was mixing African Wax in Western styles into my wardrobe and coming up with the concept of Six Bougies. My fashion flame was ignited and I stared designing totes, handbags, dresses, etc. Then my brother said "Hey, how about about something for men?!" He had just recently started dressing up for his job at a hotel and introduced me to companies like The Tie Bar and blogs like Sydney Men's Fashion. Now I even have male style icons such as Ouigi Theodore from Brooklyn Circus and the dynamic duo at Street Etiquette.
And with all these inspirations and influences, the collection of Six Bougies neckties was born! I have a ton of ideas for pocket squares, t-shirts, watches, the list goes on. Be sure to check out our etsy shop here!
So, do you think the men in your life would be bold enough to rock a Six Bougies tie?!
- Megan @megs6bougies