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Esteemed in Deep Tones

You’ve likely seen us use the phrase “deep tones” in describing a dominant theme of our Fall Collection. But what exactly are deep tones, and why do we place so much emphasis on them in this particular season? Well, a deep tone is pretty much what it sounds like: the tone (or color) is deep (or dark); this is in comparison to other seasons when we have pastels, jewel tones, and other such groupings of colors. Some of the most popular and unique deep tones are plum, mulberry, sage, merlot, brown, olive, navy, indigo, and burgundy. We’ll take you through the Fall ’16 Collection and recommend a few of our top styles in deep tones.

 

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Shades of Autumn

Spring… Summer… Fall… Holiday… Each of the four seasons in a Paul Fredrick calendar year has its own particular colors and color schemes. There are, of course, tones that transcend these periods and are popularly worn year-round: basic white and black are two examples that are generally considered ‘evergreen.’ The building blocks of color are very important throughout;  we in essence see the same colors – red, purple, yellow, orange, green, and blue – repeated every season. What changes, though, is the variation in each hue that we match to the appropriate season. Let’s look at these variations for Fall 2016!

 

Sage + Slate Blue

DML044BSage and slate blue (sometimes substituted with light blue) is a color combination that… Continue>>

Color Matters: Here’s Why

You probably remember learning how our eyes work in biology class, but here’s a quick review of the science behind seeing color. The human eye has receptors that take in light and transmit this information to the brain, which then translates that light into colors. Upon receiving this data, the brain determines our reaction to these colors or color combinations. Incredibly, some colors have been found to physically affect our bodies, while others stir an emotional response within us. In considering one’s outfit, it is useful to know how the colors we wear affect us and those around us.

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Red

Did you know that viewing red has been connected to… 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>>

In the Winners Circle at the Kentucky Derby

                

 

Some know it as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports,” while others call it “The Run for the Roses”; most know it as the Kentucky Derby. This event has been highly anticipated not just by horse racing fans, but also by men and women of extraordinary style.

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Over the years, the Kentucky Derby has rightfully earned the reputation as one of the most fashionable outings there is. Since its inception in 1875, it has hosted the cream of the crop of high society… Continue>>

Outfit Your Holiday In Color

Holiday may very well be our favorite season. Open up our catalog and you’ll see why! Ranging from cheerful primary hues to refined earthy shades to dazzling jewel tones, our Holiday color stories are some of the most spectacular of the year.

In this article, we’ll share a few of our favorite color combinations for the season and show you how to wear them.

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Brown and Red

Truly, both brown and red are eminently wearable in any season. Brown is a versatile neutral and red can provide any outfit with a lively pop of color; as a combination, they are well suited for Holiday and prove to be a sophisticated duo. Red is a very… Continue>>

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