Suit Yourself: Dressing for Your Body Type

Read full article  |  4 Comments

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.

SHORT

Primary goal: Elongate your figure.

Fit: A close, proper… Continue>>

Read More

 

Easily Avoidable Men’s Fashion Blunders

Read full article  |  3 Comments

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

image (2)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>>

Read More

 

10 Ways to Keep Your Style Crisp While Traveling

Read full article  |  4 Comments

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 BagGarment Bags Are Your Friend – If you can… Continue>>

Read More

 

Outfit Ideas for Holiday Party Season

Read full article  |  1 Comment

The holidays are coming up, which means one thing: party season. But with so many different situations, it can seem impossible to figure out how to dress appropriately.

Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Follow a few simple guidelines and you’ll be ready for virtually any social setting.

PARTY AT A FRIEND’S HOUSE

That party at your old college roommate’s place is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. That’s right, now’s your chance to show everyone that your sweater game’s on point. Sweaters are practically synonymous with the holidays, after all, and the classic dress shirt/sweater combo gives you endless options for casual party-going situations. Top things off with your most impressive tie to cement your reputation among your peers: that of an… Continue>>

Read More

 

5 Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

Read full article  |  6 Comments

We’re well into the pumpkin-flavored-and-scented season of fall, which means time is running out when it comes to choosing the perfect Halloween costume. Inspiration can be found almost anywhere– pop culture, a favorite movie, or maybe one of the new hit TV shows this season. But coming up with a creative and recognizable costume doesn’t necessarily mean you need to plan weeks in advance. Here are some quick and iconic costume ideas that can easily be put together using dress shirts and a few other pieces that are probably already hidden in your closet.

Don Draper

Don Draper
Getting ready to close out the series’ 6th season, Don Draper of Mad Men is still breaking hearts with pomade-slicked hair… Continue>>

Read More

 

What’s New In Men’s Suits & Sport Coats – Fall 2013

Read full article  |  6 Comments

Somewhere along the sartorial timeline, hordes of men became convinced that blue and grey were the only acceptable colors for suits.   If you’re reading this, odds are you’re not stuck in that narrow mindset.  Still, we’d like to encourage those whose suit wardrobes are a bit basic to consider broadening their horizons, as well as assuage those who embrace color and pattern that we’ve got you covered.  This fall our campaign against the ordinary includes earth tones such as chocolate brown and olive. We’ve given brown a shot of elegance and formality by rendering it in a double-breasted pinstripe model, as well as a single-breasted version with subtle lavender stripes.

Brown also shows up in our country-gent inspired sport… Continue>>

Read More