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When to Replace Clothing

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Shakespeare once wrote that “fashion wears out more apparel than the man,” meaning, of course, that clothing is more likely to become outmoded than worn out.

But clothing does wear out, especially the workhorses of your business wardrobe. Sportcoats and blazers can last you for years, and good shoes can almost always be resoled and conditioned. But there are three items you should expect to wear out faster than others, and budget accordingly. In fact, it might be time to stop procrastinating, make a wardrobe inspection, and donate a bag of old clothes to your local thrift shop.

Here are the three items most likely… Continue>>

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Dress Shirts: Finding The Style That Fits You Best

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When it comes to business dress, suits are supposed to be your big investment (not with us, of course, since we’re direct merchants) and ties are your “personal statement.” That leaves dress shirts one of the things boring dressers pay little attention to, never venturing beyond the safe boundary of blue and white, while stylish dressers relish choosing shirts with the same care as a handmade silk tie or rakish double-breasted suits in a Prince of Wales plaid.

And with dozens of colors and patterns to choose from, there’s… Continue>>

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How To Match A Pocket Square

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When your suit is on, your shirt buttoned and your tie knotted and you’re ready for the finishing touch of a pocket square, you may feel a little confused about how to coordinate.

First off, congratulations for choosing to wear a pocket square at all. Many men — the kind who wear suits every night on television in front of millions of viewers, for example — usually forego… Continue>>

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How to Wear Velvet

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If the mere sound of the word velvet makes you squeamish, it shouldn’t. The fabric has been worn by kings and rock stars alike, and since your style probably lies somewhere between those extremes, there’s definitely a place in your wardrobe for velvet.

Velvet is like a spice and is best when used sparingly (we wouldn’t advocate a velvet suit any more than a bowl of horseradish). Lately it’s become trendy to wear velvet slippers with casual outfits in place of, say, a driving moccasin. Our version, complete with golden crest, pairs with denim, flannel grey trousers or your most elegant evening… Continue>>

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Storing Your Clothes Between Seasons

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The most important rule for storing any clothing for a length of time is to make sure it is clean. For suggestions on how to care for your wardrobe, visit our product care section. Doing so will eliminate going  through this time consuming process when you are ready to transition again. More importantly, it will prolong the life of your  garments. Storing a dirty garment typically has a negative impact on the appearance which cannot be reversed.

Most items should be hung to avoid wrinkles. Plastic bags used to return dry cleaning can be used to protect your garments during this time. However, knits and sweaters should never be… Continue>>

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How to Wear Hats

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Most stylish men secretly wish they’d been born in an era when hats were standard attire. If you’ve never donned a proper hat like a fedora or pork pie hat we can tell you that the feeling it bestows is similar to wearing a tuxedo or a military dress uniform. You simply feel more masculine.

Although the days when all men wore hats are not likely to return, it’s all the better for daring types who relish the opportunity to showcase a little individuality.

So, if you’ve ever been tempted to bust out a hat but are concerned that it might… Continue>>

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