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>>
Have you heard the news? All of our Suits are being sold as separates!
You might ask, why is this such a big deal? Well, it means that you can now purchase each piece of a suit individually-sized to ensure the best fit for you. We know that every body is different, and we want to make it easy for you to find your perfect fit in Paul Fredrick, from head to toe.
Here’s how to determine which size you need in:
For suit jacket sizing, you’ll have to measure your chest size with measuring tape. (Tip: It can be difficult to do this yourself, so ask a friend to help.) Measure… Continue>>
Thank you for choosing Paul Fredrick! We know you’re going to love your new purchase.
Always read the care and content label to determine how to care for your garment. This is especially important because your garment may have different care instructions than those detailed here.
In order to get the longest life from your Paul Fredrick garment, we recommend following these instructions, depending on the relevant material.
Laundering Your Pants
Wool/Wool-Blend: If your pants are made from wool or a wool-blend, they are dry clean only. Hang wool pants on a proper hanger in a well ventilated closet.
Linen: If your pants are made from linen, they are dry clean only.
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>>
The book and film “The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit” associates the color grey with mindless corporate conformity. But this is an unfair characterization, for if grey is popular to the point of ubiquity, it’s because no other color works harder for a man.
Don’t get us wrong, we’re big fans of navy, menswear’s other daily workhorse, as well, but navy often works better as an accent color, and it’s often a bit flashier. A grey suit would be the more subdued approach for an important job interview, and would be more apropos than navy for a funeral.
Grey trousers (flannel for fall and winter, worsteds… Continue>>
There’s an old song lyric that goes “You couldn’t be keener/You look so fresh from the cleaner.”
In fact, looking fresh from the dry cleaner is not a good thing, since it probably means your jacket looks stiff, the lapel roll has been pressed flat, and you smell like chemicals.
Eco types often point out how environmentally unfriendly dry cleaning is, and we’re here to say it’s not exactly gentle on your favorite suits, blazers and sport coats either. The truth is if you want to clothing to last, you should adopt a home maintenance regimen and dry clean your clothing as… Continue>>