When Nick Carraway tells Jay Gatsby he can’t repeat the past, the doomed idealist insists “Of course you can!”
That exchange, direct from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, is drawn out for even more dramatic effect in Baz Luhrmann’s new glitz-loaded adaptation, which opened May 10. And how appropriate, as we’re in total agreement with the Gatz: When you see the sartorial splendor of the film, which is set in 1922 New York, you too will want to repeat the past.
“The Great Gatsby” is loaded with the kind of style we love: Double-breasted and three-piece suits, two-tone shoes, all kinds of… Continue>>
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>>
We stopped tailored clothing buyer, Marlene, around the office water cooler and asked her what’s new for fall. She was happy to give us the scoop.
PF: Let’s talk tailored clothing. First off, what’s new in suits?
M: We’ve got our Donegal suit, which at $499.50, is one of our higher price points, but it’s still a steal.
PF: How so?
M: Well, the fabric is made by a family-owned mill in Prato, Italy (a region with great history in textile production) by a manufacturer that is nothing short of a true artisan. There are so many details that really make this suit stand-out amongst… Continue>>
Winter looks good on you. There’s something about the rich fabrics, polished layers of style and festive holiday finery that makes a man look his best.
From the dapper double-breasted suit and requisite fedora to the relaxed appeal of a country gentleman sport coat and corduroy trousers, we’ve got everything to keep you covered with a comprehensive collection for the modern gentleman who demands style, quality and value.
This season red, purple and gold make an impressive showing and unique detail offers the wearer singularity, yet designs remain firmly rooted in the classics to ensure they’ll last for many winters to come.
As always, your Paul Fredrick dress shirt is a truly individual choice. Whether you’re a man… Continue>>
There’s a certain breed of style pundit who’s big on rules. Some pertain to style, others to appropriateness, and still other to your hair, skin tone and body type. Some of these rules have logic to them — a short, rail-thin guy might look a bit odd in a big-patterned sport jacket as only half the pattern fits on his small build — while others are just arbitrary nonsense.
Menswear author G. Bruce Boyer has an anecdote he likes to share about how so many body-type rules are hogwash.
Years ago he had the pleasure of meeting Aristotle Onassis at the studio of a Manhattan shirtmaker. “The first thing I noticed was that he was… Continue>>
When it comes to talk of tailored clothing, suits seem to get all the attention. Yet legendary dressers like Fred Astaire and Luciano Barbera— not to mention your humble author here, who has the same preference though is slightly less legendary — have often preferred sport coats.
Why? The reasons are plenty:
- Sport coats allow you to dress up but still retain a relaxed nonchalance
- They tend to be more softly constructed than suits
- They offer greater creative possibilities in mixing and matching with trousers
- And finally, sport coats tend to come in bolder patterns, such as windowpanes on top