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>>
We stopped tailored clothing buyer, Marlene, around the office water cooler and asked her what’s new for fall. She was happy to give us the scoop.
PF: Let’s talk tailored clothing. First off, what’s new in suits?
M: We’ve got our Donegal suit, which at $499.50, is one of our higher price points, but it’s still a steal.
PF: How so?
M: Well, the fabric is made by a family-owned mill in Prato, Italy (a region with great history in textile production) by a manufacturer that is nothing short of a true artisan. There are so many details that really make this suit stand-out amongst… 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 sportcoats either. The truth is if you want to clothing to last, you should adopt a home maintenance regimen and dry clean your clothing as infrequently… Continue>>
Shakespeare once wrote that “fashion wears out more apparel than the man,” meaning, of course, that clothing is more likely to become outmoded than worn out.
But clothing does wear out, especially the workhorses of your business wardrobe. Sportcoats and blazers can last you for years, and good shoes can almost always be resoled and conditioned. But there are three items you should expect to wear out faster than others, and budget accordingly. In fact, it might be time to stop procrastinating, make a wardrobe inspection, and donate a bag of old clothes to your local thrift shop.
Here are the three items most likely… Continue>>
Winter looks good on you. There’s something about the rich fabrics, polished layers of style and festive holiday finery that makes a man look his best.
From the dapper double-breasted suit and requisite fedora to the relaxed appeal of a country gentleman sportcoat and corduroy trousers, we’ve got everything to keep you covered with a comprehensive collection for the modern gentleman who demands style, quality and value.
This season red, purple and gold make an impressive showing and unique detail offers the wearer singularity, yet designs remain firmly rooted in the classics to ensure they’ll last for many winters to come.
As always, your Paul Fredrick dress shirt is a truly individual choice. Whether you’re a man of… Continue>>
When it comes to dressing for warm weather nuptials, our best advice is to simply follow the invitation’s dress code. Even if you’re marrying a Kennedy, proper attire would differ greatly depending on whether the ceremony is outdoors at Hyannis Port, where socks may be optional, or at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, where proper morning dress may be required.
But dress codes like “creative black tie” and “dressy casual” are ambiguous at best, so here’s a handy piece of advice from our tailored clothing buyer Marlene Drayer, who said her vows just last year.
Since a wedding is a bride’s special day, she’d like to see her male guests dress up as much… Continue>>