‘How to’ Posts

 

How to Wear Velvet

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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>>

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Storing Your Clothes Between Seasons

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The most important rule for storing any clothing for a length of time is to make sure it is clean. For suggestions on how to care for your wardrobe, visit our product care section. Doing so will eliminate going  through this time consuming process when you are ready to transition again. More importantly, it will prolong the life of your  garments. Storing a dirty garment typically has a negative impact on the appearance which cannot be reversed.

Most items should be hung to avoid wrinkles. Plastic bags used to return dry cleaning can be used to protect your garments during this time. However, knits and sweaters should never be… Continue>>

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How to Wear Hats

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Most stylish men secretly wish they’d been born in an era when hats were standard attire. If you’ve never donned a proper hat like a fedora or pork pie hat we can tell you that the feeling it bestows is similar to wearing a tuxedo or a military dress uniform. You simply feel more masculine.

Although the days when all men wore hats are not likely to return, it’s all the better for daring types who relish the opportunity to showcase a little individuality.

So, if you’ve ever been tempted to bust out a hat but are concerned that it might… Continue>>

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How To Care For Shoes

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“If you want to know if a man’s well dressed,” the saying goes, “look down.” That’s because while shoes take up a comparatively small amount of real estate on your outfit, they make a king-sized impression. Not only should good shoes be one of your wardrobe’s highest priorities (even more so than suits and sportcoats, some would argue), a gleaming shine shows elegance, professionalism and attention to detail.

Well-cared-for shoes can last for decades, as soles and heels can be replaced almost indefinitely. And quality uppers tend to get more handsome with age, kind of like you.

Here… Continue>>

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Selecting a Knit / Sweater Fabric

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Knit Wit: From merino to pima, linen to silk, this is all about knits.

Knits and wovens are two of those industry terms we in the clothing biz throw around. In common terms, what we’re talking about are pretty much sweaters and shirts, but not exclusively. Knits, which refers to fabric produced by pulling threads up and through each other, are how many short-sleeved tops for warm weather, such as polo shirts, are made, in addition to your favorite chunky winter sweaters.

Our knits come in long sleeve

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How Accessories Make a Difference

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Style icons were often known for one or two distinguishing details. It’s funny, but the smallest items often pack the biggest personality punch. Put 10 stylish guys in the same simple gray suit and they’ll all manage to make it different. And often the way they do it is with accessories.

Perhaps because these items are small (a fountain pen worn in the breast pocket), sentimental (a watch that belonged to your grandfather), or transforming (a killer pair of sunglasses), accessories are often the most cherished things we wear.

The best dressed men know that style comes down to details, and they relish choosing the little things that mean a lot. Here are… Continue>>

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