‘Dressing Guidelines’ Posts
It’s that time of year when you’ll be heading out to family dinners, holiday parties, and perhaps even charity events or other special affairs. No matter what the occasion, you’ll want to look your best, so we’ve gathered some pairings of our men’s shirts, ties, and jackets to help you put forward your finest impression during the holiday season.
Every man needs a good blazer, and this wool, six-on-two double-breasted travel design fits the bill handsomely, with classic metal buttons that enhance the jacket’s style without drawing attention away from the overall look. While a traditionalist might go for the darker navy blue or black, the gray option is appropriate… Continue>>
Suit Yourself: Dressing for Your Body Type
While there are general rules to follow in men’s fashion, your body type will have a profound effect on what you look for in a suit. What works for a shorter man can serve to exaggerate a tall, thin man’s storkish build or draw attention to a huskier man’s girth. Regardless of your body type, a basic goal of men’s fashion should always be to make you seem proportional. How you achieve that, however, varies substantially depending on your build.
Don’t know where to start? Not to worry–we’re here to help. Here’s some advice that will help you achieve the best look for your body type.
Primary goal: Elongate your figure.
Fit: A close, proper… Continue>>
Whether you’re dressing for a job interview, a party, a day at the office, a night out, or a lazy Saturday at home, your choice of attire says something about you. Like it or not, your clothing sends a message–and that message isn’t always the one you want.
Like icebergs lurking in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic, here are ten common fashion blunders that can sink your attempts at debonair sophistication. But like those icebergs, they’re all easily avoidable. All it takes is a little knowledge, common sense and preparation.
The Ill-Fitting Suit
First step on the road to sartorial proficiency is to make sure your jacket and pants actually fit, i.e. aren’t too loose or too… Continue>>
In addition to providing a huge style boost due to their relative rarity, vests are also a terrific layering option in springtime. It’s easy to think of them as a fall/winter item you wear under a tweed sport coat, but during the transitional months you’re not wearing an overcoat, and a vest can give you just the right amount of added warmth.
While many rules of dress have become antiquated, a certain logic will always influence menswear, and much of this comes down to questions of formality. Especially with business dress or occasions where appropriateness is favored, there are some basic guidelines that are worth following.
• When it comes to… Continue>>
As Baz Lurhmann’s adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” rolls into theaters this May, we will likely once again be treated to the immortal line from Fitzgerald’s novel, “The guy wears a god-damn pink suit!”
Gatsby’s choice in suiting is meant to reflect his questionable character. But while a pink suit may be too much for even the most daring dresser, these days wearing the color pink is likely to carry positive connotations, showing others you’re stylish, confident, and even comfortable in your masculinity. Yes, the point of the popular phrase “real men wear pink” is that only those whose security in their manhood is rock solid would have the courage to wear what the uptight and narrow-minded… Continue>>
While there are few hard and fast rules today governing appropriate dress, general guidelines are still relevant. When it comes to outerwear, coats can be classified based on their level of formality and that formality is largely determined by the jacket’s length.
Long: Full length overcoats provide the most formality and so are the proper choice to wear over a suit for a business situation, or over black tie for formal events. For the man who prefers the sleek and modern, our Fly Front Topcoat will set you apart.
Mid: The huge growth of the automobile in the postwar boom of the ‘50s resulted in the “car coat,”… Continue>>