Luxury Matters

This entry was posted on March 14, 2011 under Value Advisor. Written by:



Some people say “affordable luxury” is an oxymoron. We beg to differ. It’s not only possible to get great quality at a fair price, it’s our specialty.

But what do we mean when we say “luxury,” and how do we make it affordable?

Luxury really comes down to two of the most fundamental aspects of clothing: fabric and construction.

Fabrics are luxurious when they have a great “hand,” meaning how they feel when you run your fingers across them. We’re not just talking about mere softness here, but a richness of texture. This luxuriousness to the touch is also registered visually as well: Great fabrics simply look better to the eye.

You’ll find abundant luxury in our collection’s top-of-the-line items, like our suits and trousers made of wool from Guabello® and Reda®, two of Italy’s most storied fabric mills. Likewise, the dress shirts in our 200s collection offer amazing softness and visual richness, yet at a fraction of the price of other brands.

When it comes to construction, luxury is found in old-world craftsmanship. That sounds like something you need to be a rich man to afford, but we’ve put it within everyman’s grasp.

Our Panama hats, for example, start with leaves of the toquilla straw plant, which are hand-woven in Ecuador, and then blocked and trimmed right here in the US. You’ll also find handmade details in our seven fold ties, the finest type of construction when it comes to neckwear. Luxury also abounds in our Italian Leather Footwear, which is made in a country with one of the world’s greatest shoemaking traditions. And then there’s the half-canvas construction element found in many of our suits. While invisible, this feature provides enhanced structure for a better fitting suit right from the start.

The real benefit of luxury though is something less tangible. When you’re wearing something that looks and feels great, it makes you feel great. And that’s when your inner confidence really shines through. An easy smile and natural swagger are a man’s best accessories, and those are luxuries that can’t be had at any price.



6 Comments to “Luxury Matters”

  1. Ted Mahan says:

    I grew up in a world where there was a men’s shop on every corner. Looking good for a man was not an option, it projected his status in the neighborhood. When that disappeared, I wondered where to get my fine Men’s Wear from. Lucky me a friend gave me a Paul Fredrick catalog, I haven’t looked back. I always dressed well, but even I am shocked from time to time at how well Paul Fredrick, colors, quality, fit & finish looks on me. This has been truly, a blessing in disguise, for me to discover Paul Fredrick!

  2. LauraF says:

    Thank you for the wonderful comments, Ted! They are very much appreciated.

    We are glad to hear that you have been pleased with all of your purchases. We thank you for your loyalty and continued business!

    If you ever have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  3. Mark S. Dickerson says:

    My mother was a great seamtress who taught me how to coordinate clothes. I love the colors of the Paul Fredrick collection, I have a great eye for fashion and I’ve been told I dress very well and shopping at Paul Fredrick has only enhanced my look. I’m glad you provide fine clothing at an affordable price! Thank you!
    Mark

  4. LauraF says:

    You are welcome, Mark! And, thank you for your wonderful comments!

    We appreciate having you as a customer and look forward to doing business with you again in the future.

  5. Daniel Bermudez says:

    I have been a customer of you for years. I grew up in Europe, where men take a lot of care of their appearance. I found in your suits, shirts, and accessories a very nice selection every season following European lines, especially your patterned and vested suits. You are my main clothier here in the US.

  6. LauraF says:

    That is great to hear, Daniel! We are glad that you are pleased with our suit collections.

    Thank you for being a loyal customer!

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