The rest of your outfit can look like a million bucks, but all can be for naught with a pair of cheap shoes. Good shoes will last for years. And, things like old world craftsmanship and Italian leather make a difference you can not only see, but also feel. Our footwear is designed with three things in mind: comfort, style and value. The finest material and hand-finished detail, ensure the highest level of quality. Quality equals comfort. While we are all for classic, updated detail makes for a more distinctive statement while not compromising timeless appeal. And, finally, offering it to you at a price that is not only affordable but surprisingly affordable. Plus, we’ve got a diverse… Continue>>
The Windsor is a big and chunky tie knot. Best when used with a wide spread collar shirt, perfect for a Windsor Spread or English Spread collar. View our post How to Tie a Tie: Windsor Knot.
The Half Windsor is a solid, balanced tie knot. It is a slightly smaller knot than the Windsor. Best when used with a spread collar shirt, perfect for a Windsor Spread or Park Avenue Spread collar. View our post How to Tie a Tie: Half Windsor
For a company sponsored cocktail or Christmas party, take your initial cues from your company’s dress policy.
If you work in a suit and tie environment, you can assume that suits will be worn at these types of social events. It is, however, recommended to switch from your normal solid white or blue dress shirt to something more fashionable. Try a striped dress shirt , check dress shirt, or a shirt with a contrasting white collar. For a more formal look, wear a French cuff shirt.
If your day-to-day environment is business casual, you may want to select a deep toned sport shirt and match it with a great looking sport coat. Or, take that same sport coat and… Continue>>
The most basic color matching involves selecting a tie to wear with a dark suit and a white dress shirt. It is difficult to go wrong with this combination and your main decision is whether to keep with subdued tones or go for a brighter look.
The same holds true for matching a fine gauge knit with a pair of dark trousers. If you are wearing a colored solid dress shirt, select a patterned tie that uses the dress shirt hue as a secondary color. Use the same logic if you are wearing a patterned pair of trousers (glen plaid, houndstooth, etc.). Select a knit or woven shirt that matches the secondary color in the… Continue>>
1. Invest in quality tailored clothing that will last. Buy conservative suits and basic trousers that won’t be out of style next season, and use fashion dress shirts and ties to personalize your fashion statement.
2. Find a good tailor and treat him/her well. Proper alterations on suits, trousers and sport coats are important to your appearance.
3. Be a bit more adventurous when matching shirts and ties. A large patterned necktie will work very well with a small patterned dress shirt, and vice versa. For example, pair a bold paisley tie with a micro-check dress shirt.
4. Make certain that your shoes are shined and appropriate for the rest of your… Continue>>
Shoe colors for business traditionally range from black to burgundy to shades of brown and beige. It makes sense to stay within these guidelines, unless you are extremely confident that you can “pull off” a different color. Black is the most versatile color, since it complements a nice variety of suit and trouser colors. Also remember to coordinate your shoe and belt color, as well as your trouser and sock color… Continue>>