‘How to’ Posts
Looking good while traveling: a challenge any modern, well-dressed gentleman will inevitably face in today’s global society, and one that can feel impossible. Wrinkles always seem to find their way into your favorite dress shirt. But don’t lose hope! Whether you’re headed to a week of relaxation or a high-powered investor meeting, we can help keep you looking sharp, even if you just stepped off the plane.
A Fresh Start – Starting out right goes a long way. Make sure all the clothing you’re planning to bring is clean and pressed before you pack it. Don’t shoot yourself in the foot before you even leave your house.
Garment Bags Are Your Friend – If you can… Continue>>
But clothing does wear out, especially the workhorses of your business wardrobe. Sportcoats and blazers can last you for years, and good shoes can almost always be resoled and conditioned. But there are three items you should expect to wear out faster than others, and budget accordingly. In fact, it might be time to stop procrastinating, make a wardrobe inspection, and donate a bag of old clothes to your local thrift shop.
Here are the three items most likely… Continue>>
When it comes to business dress, suits are supposed to be your big investment (not with us, of course, since we’re direct merchants) and ties are your “personal statement.” That leaves dress shirts one of the things boring dressers pay little attention to, never venturing beyond the safe boundary of blue and white, while stylish dressers relish choosing shirts with the same care as a handmade silk tie or rakish double-breasted suits in a Prince of Wales plaid.
And with dozens of colors and patterns to choose from, there’s… Continue>>
It’s a well-known fact that there is no one harder to buy for than a man. Reluctant to give suggestions unless it pertains to the unknown world of tools and gadgets, it is often very difficult and time consuming. But, fear not. We are here to make gifting painless with some great ideas for every guy on your list.
First off, congratulations for choosing to wear a pocket square at all. Many men — the kind who wear suits every night on television in front of millions of viewers, for example — usually forego… Continue>>
If the mere sound of the word velvet makes you squeamish, it shouldn’t. The fabric has been worn by kings and rock stars alike, and since your style probably lies somewhere between those extremes, there’s definitely a place in your wardrobe for velvet.
Velvet is like a spice and is best when used sparingly (we wouldn’t advocate a velvet suit any more than a bowl of horseradish). Lately it’s become trendy to wear velvet slippers with casual outfits in place of, say, a driving moccasin. Our version, complete with golden crest, pairs with denim, flannel grey trousers or your most elegant evening… Continue>>