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Dress Shirt Trends for Fall ‘16

Here at Paul Fredrick we always do our best to provide you, our customer, with the latest developments in the menswear world in the classic, timeless style we’re known for. Those developments have included everything from technological advancements in non-iron to the introduction of new fits and features in our dress shirts and much more. The following are a few trends that we predict are going to be very popular for Fall 2016.

 

Horizontal Stripes

DML082FWhile vertical stripes in their various forms have been in fashion for a very long time, horizontal stripes just recently made their debut. We’ve seen great success with this design since we began offering it in dress shirts, and we’re trying it out in other… 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>>

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>>

How to Measure for Your Suit

Have you heard the news? All of our Suits are being sold as separates!

You might ask, why is this such a big deal? Well, it means that you can now purchase each piece of a suit individually-sized to ensure the best fit for you. We know that every body is different, and we want to make it easy for you to find your perfect fit in Paul Fredrick, from head to toe.

 

Here’s how to determine which size you need in:

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Suit Jackets:

For suit jacket sizing, you’ll have to measure your chest size with measuring tape. (Tip: It can be difficult to do this yourself, so ask a friend to help.) Measure… Continue>>

Designers’ Favorites for Summer 2016

There sure are a lot of things to love about the Summer 2016 Collection. In this post we’ll highlight a few of our absolute favorites, courtesy of the people who created them. We think you’ll understand exactly why our buyers like these styles so much, and we hope you like them too!

 

Dress Shirts

DSL210BWe spoke to our Dress Shirt Buyer, Michael, who told us that his number one pick from the Summer 2016 Collection is the 2-Ply Cotton Large Grid Spread Collar Dress Shirt. He says, “This shirt for me is ‘Summer perfect.’ The pastel green and blue colors combined with open plaid pattern make it a sure Summer winner!” Thanks to the… 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>>

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