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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>>
Finding the right suit can be both challenging and time consuming. Below we’ve focused on three major elements that separate one suit from another: Construction, Fabric, and Fit.
There are two methods of constructing a suit jacket. The first is called a canvas construction. Better suits use this kind of tailoring – a layer of canvas sewn into the jacket between the exterior cloth and lining that gives it shape, structure, and strength – shaping the suit from the start, and also having a memory for your shape. The second, fused construction, consists of the interlining adhering to the exterior fabric through a heating process – it is essentially glued.
- Although this sounds obvious, make sure you wear clothes that fit well. Both clothes that are too tight and those that are too loose make you look heavier than you really are. If you can’t find that perfect fit, buy larger and have a tailor alter the items to fit you perfectly (by the way, a good tailor is worth his/her weight in gold).
- Dark colors are typically more slimming than bright ones. A great fitting dark suit is the perfect item for the