Tag: casual

Buyers’ Picks for Spring 16

Now that you’ve had the opportunity to look through our Spring 2016 Collection, we want to take a moment to highlight a few things. We asked our Buyers to tell us which item from their respective categories they are most pleased with, and though it was no easy task, we now have four of their top picks for your consideration. Read on to find out what they have chosen, and why!

DPL440BDress Shirts

Our Dress Shirt Buyer, Michael, chose the 2-Ply Cotton Pinpoint Silk Trimmed Straight Collar Dress Shirt as his top pick from the Spring ’16 Dress Shirt Collection. It’s a solid white pinpoint oxford dress shirt with a delightful surprise –… Continue>>

Denim Workwear: Tips for Wearing Jeans at the Office

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>>

10 Tips for Today’s Business Casual Wardrobe

“Business Casual” sounds like such a simple concept, but the reality is that both employers and employees struggle mightily with dressing in more relaxed business environments. The challenge is that, when talking business casual attire, there is no universally agreed upon uniform or dress code. For those workspaces that require business casual dress, some companies allow jeans, while others desire slacks and khakis. Some are open to open-toed shoes, while others ask that flip flops be left for the beach. Some business casual wardrobes include bold, colorful statement pieces, while others are made up of pastels and more subdued patterns and hues.

How can you know what attire will be considered appropriate? To help answer this question, the Paul Fredrick merchandising team has come up with 10… Continue>>