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The Ultimate Shopping Guide for Men’s Pants

In the realm of menswear, pants – perhaps more than any other category – often end up being an afterthought, despite the range of materials that exist. After all, it’s generally much more exciting to pick from hundreds of styles of dress shirts or to shop for those personalized touches like cufflinks or shoes. But we urge you not to make the mistake of forgetting about pants, or you might miss out on some super luxurious fabrics and the best colors and patterns of the season, not to mention the newest performance technology in the industry.

 

Wool pants are generally considered the workhorse of trousers. Wool is a naturally durable… Continue>>

All About Linen

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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.

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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>>

Spring 2013 Fashion Trends for Men

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>>

Sweltering Swagger: Bold Style When the Temperature Climbs

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>>

Summer 2012: Men’s Clothing Trends and Style

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>>

Linen: A Natural For Warm Weather Men’s Clothing

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>>

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