Posts tagged ‘matching’

 

Our Favorite Spring Dress Shirt

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Even though it’s his job to make sure our assortment of dress shirts is exactly tailored to fit your style, Lyle Croft, Head Merchant at Paul Fredrick, weighs in on his favorite looks this season (a bit reluctantly of course, because he loves them all).
 “Because so much work goes into designing each of our seasonal collection, it’s pretty hard to say ‘this is my favorite’-kind of like ‘which is your favorite child’.  But if you make me pick just one, I guess my favorite shirt from Spring would be the satin stripe from our Italian Collection.  The pattern developed for this shirt is a unique layout of stripes, not your run of the mill Bengal stripe.  The color combination is

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The Primary Color Advantage in Men’s Clothing

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Red, white and blue might sound like a comical combination when it comes to menswear. The colors of our nation’s flag are most associated with Uncle Sam, the Fourth of July and the patriotic but hardly stylish costumes that come with public celebrations.

But there’s a reason these three colors were chosen for our flag (not to mention a lot of other nation’s flags), and that’s because they look great together.

And men wear the colors together a lot more often than you’d think. For starters, a navy blazer or suit, white shirt and red tie is a favorite combination… 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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All About Men’s Ties

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An essential part of any well-dressed man’s wardrobe, the necktie unites all the elements of your outfit. Instantly raising the level of dressiness, it is also the way in which individuality is expressed within the context of a business wardrobe.

Fabric & Weaving:
Silk is the fabric of choice for most neckwear. It is generally manufactured in one of two ways.

Woven ties utilize pre-dyed silk threads, weaving the different colored threads together to create a pattern. Typically they are a bit thicker and heavier than printed ties.

Print ties are woven before the silk is dyed. The undyed silk is sometimes woven with a simple texture which is referred to… Continue>>

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Tips on Matching Cufflinks

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“Man jewelry” can be a tricky thing to pull off, and many purists will decry cufflinks as too ostentatious, preferring to leave the the precious stones and metals to the fair sex.

But one way get around this is to make an item of man jewelry your trademark, and there’s no item better suited to this than cufflinks.

You can be the most sober and restrained dresser, clad in a daily uniform of grey suit and white shirt, but with a different pair of cufflinks every day your style factor goes through the roof. After all, the more stylish… Continue>>

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All About Seersucker Suits

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Double Breasted Seersucker SuitPerhaps 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?

Make no mistake, seersucker is as classic as it gets.  But like all clothing, it really comes down more to how you choose to wear something rather than what you choose to wear. 

So it really takes no special flair to pull off seersucker. The fabric is about as versatile as… Continue>>

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