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>>
There sure are a lot of things to love about the Summer 2016 Collection. In this post we’ll highlight a few of our absolute favorites, courtesy of the people who created them. We think you’ll understand exactly why our buyers like these styles so much, and we hope you like them too!
We spoke to our Dress Shirt Buyer, Michael, who told us that his number one pick from the Summer 2016 Collection is the 2-Ply Cotton Large Grid Spread Collar Dress Shirt. He says, “This shirt for me is ‘Summer perfect.’ The pastel green and blue colors combined with open plaid pattern make it a sure Summer winner!” Thanks to the… Continue>>
As always, this Fall we’ve brought you the best of classic, polished men’s fashion with a Paul Fredrick spin. The top styles in the world of menswear in the biggest tones for Fall combine to form the positively exceptional Fall 2015 Collection.
Extra Slim Fit
Perhaps the most exciting development this season is taking place in our dress shirt collection, with the addition of Extra Slim Fit sizing. Available in six basic and fashion styles, Extra Slim Fit Dress Shirts are the perfect item to help you achieve the sleek, modern look that is very much on trend. For more information on this new fit, stay tuned for our blog, “Introducing Extra Slim Fit.”… Continue>>
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>>
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>>
Two hundred years later, George Bryan “Beau” Brummell is remembered as the most elegant man who ever lived, and one of the reasons was his emphasis on the importance of dress shirts. Brummell insisted on plenty of fresh shirts, and supposedly sent them from London to be laundered in the country where the air was fresher.
When it comes to caring for dress shirts, time, money and effort all collide. While you’ll ultimately choose the method of care that best fits your lifestyle, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Dry Cleaners Versus Washing at Home
The first thing to decide is whether you want to care for your… Continue>>