An essential part of any well-dressed man’s wardrobe, the necktie unites all the elements of your outfit. Instantly raising the level of dressiness, it is also the way in which individuality is expressed within the context of a business wardrobe.
Fabric & Weaving:
Silk is the fabric of choice for most neckwear. It is generally manufactured in one of two ways.
Woven ties utilize pre-dyed silk threads, weaving the different colored threads together to create a pattern. Typically they are a bit thicker and heavier than printed ties.
Print ties are woven before the silk is dyed. The undyed silk is sometimes woven with a simple texture which is referred to as a jacquard or twill… 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 consider… Continue>>
Even though it’s his job to make sure our assortment of dress shirts is exactly tailored to fit your style, Lyle Croft, Head Merchant at Paul Fredrick, weighs in on his favorite looks this season (a bit reluctantly of course, because he loves them all).
“Because so much work goes into designing each of our seasonal collection, it’s pretty hard to say ‘this is my favorite’-kind of like ‘which is your favorite child’. But if you make me pick just one, I guess my favorite shirt from Spring would be the satin stripe from our Italian Collection. The pattern developed for this shirt is a unique layout of stripes, not your run of the mill Bengal stripe. The color combination is
“Man jewelry” can be a tricky thing to pull off, and many purists will decry cufflinks as too ostentatious, preferring to leave the precious stones and metals to the fairer sex.
But one way to get around this is to make an item of man jewelry your trademark, and there’s no item better suited to this than cufflinks.
You can be the most sober and restrained dresser, clad in a daily uniform of a grey suit and white shirt, but with a different pair of cufflinks every day your style factor goes through the roof. After all, the more stylish a man becomes, oftentimes the more… Continue>>
The most basic color matching involves selecting a tie to wear with a dark suit and a white dress shirt. It is difficult to go wrong with this combination and your main decision is whether to keep with subdued tones or go for a brighter look.
The same holds true for matching a fine gauge knit with a pair of dark trousers. If you are wearing a colored solid dress shirt, select a patterned tie that uses the dress shirt hue as a secondary color. Use the same logic if you are wearing a patterned pair of trousers (glen plaid, houndstooth, etc.). Select a knit or woven shirt that matches the secondary color in the… Continue>>
1. Invest in quality tailored clothing that will last. Buy conservative suits and basic trousers that won’t be out of style next season, and use fashion dress shirts and ties to personalize your fashion statement.
2. Find a good tailor and treat him/her well. Proper alterations on suits, trousers and sport coats are important to your appearance.
3. Be a bit more adventurous when matching shirts and ties. A large patterned necktie will work very well with a small patterned dress shirt, and vice versa. For example, pair a bold paisley tie with a micro-check dress shirt.
4. Make certain that your shoes are shined and appropriate for the rest of your… Continue>>