Fall 2012 Dress Shirts
Luxury, variety, creativity and of course value — we’ve got it all in our dress shirt collection for Fall 2012. Hear our Dress Shirt buyer Michael Contreras about what’s new.
PF: What are the new color combos for this season?
M: We have a lot of really great transitional colors for fall, starting with our blue/tan collection. It includes one of our most popular shirts, now with French cuffs, and I’m really excited about these great transitional pieces from summer to fall. For those who want something brighter, we put together a blue/orange collection.
There’s a certain irony to writing about wearing jeans with business clothes. Denim, after all, is 19th-century workers’ garb: It was made for Gold Rush prospectors, not modern-day gold-fund portfolio managers.
But rules today are fuzzy at best, and history’s greatest leaders of fashion — from Beau Brummell to the Duke of Windsor — always paired unexpected items together. One of the Duke’s most famous rule smashings was pairing suede lace-ups with suits. Today it’s considered ultra sophisticated, but at the time it was gauche bordering on scandalous.
So the first thing to consider when wearing jeans at the office is that it’s not technically “correct.”… Continue>>
From the office to the clubhouse, workweek to weekend, here are the top five must-haves from our spring collection:
1. Our newest pinpoint oxford dress shirts combine fresh seasonal color with non-iron performance. Stay crisp and wrinkle free while vacationing from the daily humdrum of white and blue solids (though we’ve got those too) with colors like salmon, purple and orange bengal stripe. The buttondown collar looks neat with a tie or without.
There are certain rules — more like traditions, really — that govern menswear. Sure you’re free to wear what you want, and we’d like to think we have something for every mood or occasion, but we also think that certain gestures became traditions because they have merit.
Here are a few of them, all centered on the theme of buttons.
Double-breasted suits are making a comeback, and if you’re new to them, here are a couple of tips to keep in mind. First off, if your double-breasted suit or sportcoat has a six-button front, you’ll have the option of buttoning either one or two… Continue>>
Choosing a collar style that befits you is an important aspect of your dress shirt selection. There are four basic types with multiple variations of each: straight, spread, tab and buttondown. While selecting your collar style is largely a matter of personal taste, there are a few things you should consider.
Straight collars are generally considered a conservative choice and at Paul Fredrick we offer a traditional (stitched at ¼” from edge of collar), European (edge-stitched) for a more European aesthetic, and the eyelet (available this fall). The eyelet collar is a classic style gaining in popularity today, facilitating the polished finish of a collar pin. Any of our straight collar styles tend to… Continue>>