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Paul Fredrick 2016 Gift Guide

The holidays are almost here… Are you ready?

 

We know gift shopping isn’t easy, so we’re here to help you figure out what to get everyone on your list!

 

minimalistThe Utilitarian

The Utilitarian is the man who has a daily uniform and sticks to it. Because of his preference for simplicity, it can be difficult to find a gift that’s unique but also something he’ll like. Why not restock his frequently-used dress shirt wardrobe with a few of our essential Basic Dress Shirts? For luxury that won’t break the bank and will be something he’s sure to love, consider a classic white Dress Shirt in top-tier fabrics like Egyptian Cotton or Non-Iron Supima

Men’s Thanksgiving Outfit Guide by Paul Fredrick

When you think of Thanksgiving, fashion is probably not the first – or even the second or third – thing that comes to mind. You’re likely looking forward to endless helpings of turkey and homemade stuffing, not what trends you’ll be seeing this year.

 

But why, we ask, is fashion not a more important part of Thanksgiving? After all, it’s a get-together like any other, so why wouldn’t you want to impress your family and friends on this particular occasion? We’re going to show in this post that you can indeed be comfortable and look smart at the same time, whether your Thanksgiving is a casual affair or a formal one.

 

The Casual Affair

Let’s start with the more common casual Thanksgiving celebration. You or your… Continue>>

DIY Halloween Costume Challenge

Halloween is quickly approaching, and we know that you’re probably thinking about what you’re going to wear to this year’s Halloween bash. Buying an outfit at a costume shop is a popular option, but many prefer to wear homemade costumes because they tend to be more budget-friendly and can be more unique than the same old choices appearing in stores year after year. Luckily for you, it’s a cinch to create a costume utilizing almost exclusively items from your own closet. Depending upon the character you choose, you might need to go out and purchase a couple of accessories, but you’ve already got most of your costume on hand already!

 

Here’s an example of a do-it-yourself costume using a few styles from our collection plus a couple of inexpensive items you can find… Continue>>

All About Linen

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Linen is a textile best known as the quintessential warm-weather fabric. It has been produced for thousands of years by numerous civilizations, and surviving artifacts like the hieroglyphics below give a glimpse into just how important of a role it played. A clothing staple even after millennia, linen’s continued popularity demonstrates its truly impressive staying power.

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But how exactly has it remained the top choice for warm-weather wear, even with the recent influx of technologically-enhanced apparel? Well, linen is better at cooling than any other fabric because its super absorbent fibers wick perspiration… Continue>>

A Guide to Dress Shirt Collars

You might feel overwhelmed by the variety of dress shirt collar styles out there. How do you know, for example, which collars work best for your face shape, which styles are the most and least formal, and which tie knots should be worn with which collar? We’ll review our most popular and the most commonly found collars here: the Straight Collar, the Button Down Collar, the Spread Collar and its variations, and the Tab Collar. Read on to find out the answers to your biggest collar questions.

 

There is one basic rule that applies to all dress shirt collars, and that is to choose the collar that is the opposite shape of your face. If you have a round face, choose a collar with… Continue>>

Decoding Dress Shirt Fabrics

Paul Fredrick offers a wide variety of colors and patterns in all 100% cotton fabrics. These include Pinpoint Oxford Cotton, Imperial 100’s and Long Staple Cotton, Egyptian Cotton, Non-Iron Pinpoint Cotton, Non-Iron Broadcloth Cotton, and Italian Cotton. You can select the fabric of your choice from the refinements on the left side of our dress shirts page.100s

Broadcloth

Imperial 100’s Cotton and Long Staple Cotton are luxury yarns with exceptional softness and durability. These fabrics are a type of broadcloth and are tightly woven so that they have minimal texture as well as a slight sheen.

Egyptian Cotton

3031_WEgyptian Cotton is our finest, most luxurious… Continue>>

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