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New Direction for The Black Tie Blog

August 28, 2014


As I approach my 5oth birthday and The Black Tie Blog’s third anniversary, I’ve decided to shift gears and spend more time on living life and less on reporting it. Even with a modest output of six or seven posts per month, the blog still requires a significant amount of research and writing time.  Once that’s combined […]

From the Vaults: Library of Congress Research

July 15, 2014


I’ve taken time off from blogging lately for a busy summer including a week of World Pride festivities and ongoing home renovations. Also tucked in there somewhere was a trip to Washington, DC where I took the opportunity to do something I had long dreamed of: research at the Library of Congress, the largest library […]

The Black Tie “Quick Guide”

April 17, 2014


As promised in my recent Black Tie Guide annual traffic review, I have created a condensed version of the Guide that sums up its essential lessons for people with limited time and/or patience. The site’s recent traffic milestone of 100,000 monthly visitors sparked a sobering realization that the Guide does not just appeal to devout sartorialists. Clearly its contents are being […]

2014 Annual Review: Another Banner Year

April 3, 2014


On the anniversary of the début of The Black Tie Guide’s first edition in March 2008 we take our annual look at who’s visiting the site and blog, and why. The Guide If The Black Tie Guide’s popularity is a barometer of general interest in formal wear then the latest stats are great news: site traffic increased by […]

Black Tie Book: The Last Word

December 30, 2013


As I reported in the last update on a potential book version of the Black Tie Guide, I was taking a final kick at the can by investigating self publishing.  Specifically, I was determining what it would cost for a self-publishing company to provide all the services of a traditional publisher with an eye to […]

Black Tie Book: Update

December 2, 2013


I’ve recently received a lot of enquiries about the status of my quest for a publisher for a printed version of The Black Tie Guide.  I didn’t realize that a year and a half has already passed since I first announced this venture so an update is definitely overdue. In the spring of 2012 I sent […]

The Black Tie Guide: Now With 50% More Visitors!

April 5, 2013


It’s been a year since I last reviewed traffic statistics for The Black Tie Guide so I thought I’d take a look at what’s been happening since then. The most dramatic change is the amount of traffic, climbing from a previous all-time high of 55,000 monthly visitors to a new milestone of 81,000 visitors per […]