Linen is a textile best known as the quintessential warm-weather fabric. It has been produced for thousands of years by numerous civilizations, and surviving artifacts like the hieroglyphics below give a glimpse into just how important of a role it played. A clothing staple even after millennia, linen’s continued popularity demonstrates its truly impressive staying power.
But how exactly has it remained the top choice for warm-weather wear, even with the recent influx of technologically-enhanced apparel? Well, linen is better at cooling than any other fabric because its super absorbent fibers wick perspiration… 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>>
Yes, we know the dilemma: How do you keep your dapper distinction when it’s blazing hot? After all, style and elegance come from layers and accessories, right? Three-piece suits, Chesterfield overcoats, cashmere scarves — stuff like that.
When it’s too balmy for even your favorite lightweight sport coat, take a cue from the 1930s, the Golden Age of Menswear. The resort look popular at that time is a great blueprint for being cool and casual but still showing that you’re a guy with some serious style (for a cinematic example, check out “Evil Under The Sun,” an Agatha Christie adaptation with Peter Ustinov as detective Poirot).
1) Spectator Shoes. Sure, nothing beats… Continue>>
We don’t want to brag, but there’s a lot of high-fiving going on around the office. That’s because everyone unanimously agrees that this is the best summer collection we’ve ever done. There’s a tremendous array of really distinctive stuff across all product categories. We know that’s what you’ve come to expect from us, and we really relish the challenge of raising the bar each season.
From formal suitings to the most relaxed casual wear for your summer vacation, here’s a taste of what you’ll find in our assortment.
Linen is bigger than ever for us this season, and spans the range from warm weather staples such as the solid Linen Sport Shirt (and if… Continue>>
Think of linen as the rebel of the fabric family. In an age when men have wholeheartedly embraced the convenience of non-iron shirts and trousers, linen stubbornly remains its crinkly, wrinkly self. Of course, that’s part of its charm.
Made from fibers of the flax plant, linen has been a part of civilization for ages, and civilized is a great way to think of it. Stylish men embrace, rather than evade, the character of its crinkly surface combined with a drape that’s more structured than silk but more flowing than cotton.
There are many ways to embrace this warm-weather fabric staple. This season we’ve got it in virtually every color you could want, not… Continue>>
Spring is always, well, spring like, but if you’re lucky each year brings something new and unexpected into your life. That certainly goes for us, as each spring season we get equally excited about putting fresh twists on old classics as well as unveiling new surprises. Here are some highlights of the Paul Fredrick Spring 2012 Collection.
Details continue to be a big focus for us, and perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than in our latest crop of dress shirts. For starters, we were dazzled on a buying trip to London by pleat detailing down the front of dress shirts, which we thought made the shirts look terrific with a… Continue>>