Christmas Gift Guide, Part I
Christmas is fast approaching, and you probably haven’t checked off all the names on your list yet. The good news is that we’re here to help! Keep reading for some great suggestions from our guest Bill Atkins, Co-Founder of Stylebook, in Part II, which continues below.
Every man needs socks, so why not gift him a pair or a few? With designs ranging from traditional patterns like argyle and houndstooth to festive themes such as snowflakes and reindeer, our socks will most certainly be appreciated by your recipient.
We are often asked: “How do I match my cufflinks to my outfit?”
At the heart of it, this is a question of taste and personal preference. Do you prefer large, bold accessories? Or do you most often pick ones that are more sleek and functional rather than decorative?
In any case, we have what you’re looking for! From the traditional gold- and silver-plated engravables, to the flashier Swarovski crystals, to the semi-precious stones and elegant enamels, you will find cufflinks that match your particular sense of style.
Before we get into our tips, we’d like to point out an
As the sweltering summer continues, we bring you a new collection of shirts and ties, helping us remember that the crisp fall air will be here before we know it. With these new offerings we have everything you could want from textured shirting fabrics to rich patterns and colors to pair with your favorite autumn suits and jackets; fall is when we re-embrace the sophisticated complexity of the well rounded wardrobe.
We’re always refining our merchandise based on what most resonates with our customer, and most of you guys are asking for more variety in the non-iron department. Our pickins have never been slim, but this season we’ve harvested a non-iron bounty you surely won’t find at any of our competitors. … 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
It’s a shame that some men are afraid of color. We certainly aren’t. And while we embrace every shade on the spectrum throughout the year, we admit to having a special soft spot for spring. Must be the timing: After being cooped-up all winter, the first warm days of the year bring a sense of joy and freedom worth celebrating with colorful clothing.
Let’s start by talking shirts and ties. Now there’s nothing wrong with pairing a basic blue or white dress shirt and pairing it with bright tie in a random color (hey, every newscaster does it). But who wants to be predictable? Try reversing the formula… Continue>>
The Inspirational Dress Shirt: Talking Shop With Our Resident Expert, Michael Contreras.
Jill Smith: Given the fact that you are thinking about a new collection almost a year ahead of time, what provides inspiration for your new dress shirt assortment?
Michael: Every dress shirt developed for the collection is primarily inspired by a combination of history and trend. History is all about what customers really liked the previous year. So since we’re talking about Spring 2012 today, I looked at what our guy was loving in Spring 2011 and isolated the elements that made them so overwhelmingly appealing. I then