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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 sportcoats.
Why? The reasons are plenty:
It bears repeating: Fit is the most important thing when it comes to tailored clothing. A man will make a poor impression in even the most expensive suit if it doesn’t fit properly, while a man dressed in a modestly priced suit — but one that fits him perfectly — can look like a million bucks.
It’s precisely because we know how important fit is to looking and feeling your best that we based our company slogan on it. And it’s also why you can exchange any item at no charge until you find the fit that’s best for you.
Still, you can’t expect something off-the-rack to fit perfectly, which is why the… Continue>>
Perhaps because seersucker has a slightly flamboyant name — instead of a monosyllable like “twill” — some guys may be a little intimidated by it. If it had a bland name, instead of an Anglicized version of the Persian shir o shakar, which means “milk and sugar,” would more men look at it differently?
So it really takes no special flair to pull off seersucker. The fabric is about as versatile as… Continue>>
When it comes to suiting fabrics, it’s easy to think of wool at one end of a spectrum and cotton at the other. In this line of thinking, wool is only for fall and winter (except for those dullards who think wool is the only fabric appropriate for business and sweat in it all through July and August), and cotton is only for summer.
In fact this couldn’t be more untrue, as the type of fabric is meaningless until you qualify it with weight and weave.
So heavyweight cottons like corduroy, cavalry twill and moleskin are actually cold-weather fabrics, while wool can come in weights as low as five ounces and… Continue>>
Color has always played a dynamic role in menswear. It was prevalent until the Industrial Revolution, when factory owner and worker alike became united in somber shades of black and grey.
We’re still grandsons of the Victorians, with most men wearing dark suits for business. But most guys aren’t afraid of a dash of color in their shirt or tie. And even the most sober businessman likes to ditch his drab weekday uniform on the golf course and wear things like green pants and pink shirts.
For Spring 2011, we’ve got three favorite color motifs spread across all product categories, from dress
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>>