It’s quite difficult to choose a favorite item from the spectacular Holiday 2015 Collection, but we asked our buyers to do just that. Here are their picks:
Our Dress Shirt buyer, Michael, chose as his favorite the Italian Cotton Texture Twill Spread Collar French Cuff Dress Shirt. He says: “I love the burgundy color highlighted with white which gives the shirt an interesting sheen, perfect for the Holiday season.” What else makes this dress shirt such an excellent choice? Its exceptional comfort and style, Michael explains: “The Italian woven cotton has a soft hand-feel making it an incredibly comfortable shirt to wear. The shirt is modeled with a formal English Spread collar and French… Continue>>
It’s difficult to choose between our more than 450 brand new styles from the Fall 2015 Collection, but someone had to do it! We spoke with our buyers to find out which items from the Collection are at the top of their lists.
Our Dress Shirt buyer, Michael, told us that his top pick for the season is the Blue Shadow Stripe Dress Shirt. Featuring a straight collar, luxurious silk contrast trim and mitered French cuffs that beautifully showcase the trim, this shirt has a subtle flair that our customers will love.
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>>
A hundred years ago there were no loafers, and wingtips had yet to be popularized. When strolling the boulevards or grounds of his country estate, a gentleman wore boots. No, not the kind for going into battle or wading through marshes, but short, elegant dress boots.
Like the pocket watch’s surrender to the wristwatch, ankle boots were gradually replaced by the dress shoes of today. But over the past few years they’ve made a gradual comeback in a wide range of clothing circles from the hip to traditional, and we felt inspired to put our signature twist on this rare but rediscovered piece of footwear.
There’s a strong English country… Continue>>
Sometime over the past year or so, double monk-strap shoes became the most talked about shoe on the Internet. And since this is the Information Age, that surely makes it the most talked about shoe in the history of the world.
The reasons are both obvious and elusive. It’s certainly a rare shoe, and thus something many hadn’t seen before. So when a few dapper sartorialists appeared on style blogs wearing double monks, the #menswear generation flipped out, and a new trend was born.
Of course, monk straps, or… Continue>>
Our in-house Tie and Accessory Buyer, Allison Faulkner, brings you up to speed on what’s new and fresh this season.
Jill Smith: What is your approach to assorting a new season of neckwear, in this case Spring?
Allison Faulkner: Generally, most of my fieldwork at the beginning of any season, starts with a trip to Italy. I know, a hard job but someone has to do it, right? I work with various tie vendors in Como assessing what’s trending in terms of pattern, color, fabric, everything, and leave with literally thousands of swatches. I bring those swatches home and