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What To Look For In A Suit:

Finding the right suit can be both challenging and time consuming. Below we’ve focused on three major elements that separate one suit from another: Construction, Fabric, and Fit.

Construction
There are two methods of constructing a suit jacket. The first is called a canvas construction. Better suits use this kind of tailoring – a layer of canvas sewn into the jacket between the exterior cloth and lining that gives it shape, structure, and strength – shaping the suit from the start, and also having a memory for your shape. The second, fused construction, consists of the interlining adhering to the exterior fabric through a heating process – it is essentially glued.

Fabric
While suits

Which collar fits me and my style best?

Choosing a collar style that befits you is an important aspect of your dress shirt selection. There are four basic types with multiple variations of each: straight, spread, tab and buttondown. While selecting your collar style is largely a matter of personal taste, there are a few things you should consider.
 
Straight collars are generally considered a conservative choice and at Paul Fredrick we offer a traditional (stitched at ¼” from edge of collar), European (edge-stitched) for a more European aesthetic, and the eyelet (available this fall). The eyelet collar is a classic style gaining in popularity today, facilitating the polished finish of a collar pin. Any of our straight collar styles tend to… Continue>>

How to Dress Thinner

We all have features that flatter us less than we would like.  Some of us struggle with our weight.  Here are some tips from our buyers on “dressing slimmer.”

  • Although this sounds obvious, make sure you wear clothes that fit well.  Both clothes that are too tight and those that are too loose make you look heavier than you really are.  If you can’t find that perfect fit, buy larger and have a tailor alter the items to fit you perfectly (by the way, a good tailor is worth his/her weight in gold).
  • Dark colors are typically more slimming than bright ones.  A great fitting dark suit is the perfect item for the man looking to

10 Tips for Today’s Business Casual Wardrobe

“Business Casual” sounds like such a simple concept, but the reality is that both employers and employees struggle mightily with dressing in more relaxed business environments. The challenge is that, when talking business casual attire, there is no universally agreed upon uniform or dress code. For those workspaces that require business casual dress, some companies allow jeans, while others desire slacks and khakis. Some are open to open-toed shoes, while others ask that flip flops be left for the beach. Some business casual wardrobes include bold, colorful statement pieces, while others are made up of pastels and more subdued patterns and hues.

How can you know what attire will be considered appropriate? To help answer this question, the Paul Fredrick merchandising team has come up with 10… Continue>>

Packing for a Business Trip

Every business trip poses a series of challenges. This article will focus on one dilemma that is a part of every business trip – packing. In order to determine what to pack, check the weather forecast for your destination and determine what amenities your hotel(s) will provide.

Before you do any actual packing, we strongly suggest a list. Take into consideration the length of your trip, the business attire needed, the amount of free time available for non-business activities and personal preferences for recreational items and sleep wear. Once a list is made, select an area where you can lay out what will be packed, and check them off your list.

Keep in mind the following with regards… Continue>>

Selecting your Dress Shirt Fabric

100% cotton is the generally accepted dress shirt fabric of choice. Period.

If you are not an ironer, and don’t wish to incur the expense of professional laundering, “non-iron” dress shirts are available in a diverse range of styles. These shirts are treated with a patented formula which allows them to remain virtually wrinkle free while wearing. Care is simple. They can be washed and dried at home without the need for an iron.

There are a wide range of quality cotton choices out there today. The lower the number in front, the less luxurious the cotton. Thus, the less expensive. Two-ply indicates two fibers of cotton twisted together. It makes for a more durable shirt… Continue>>

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