Posts tagged ‘Ties’

 

The Three Piece Suit

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Three Easy Pieces.

Like hats, Chesterfield coats, French-cuffed shirts, spectator shoes and all the goodies that make up classic boulevardier style (anyone for a boutonniere?) the three-piece suit is imbued with a sartorial magic that gives its wearer instant swagger. If you don’t know what we’re talking about, try one and see what all the fuss is about.

As classic as it gets, but still comparatively rare enough to be an individual style stamp, the three-piece suit deserves a place in every man’s wardrobe, and not just in the dead of winter. Our… Continue>>

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Colors for Men’s Apparel this Spring

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Color has always played a dynamic role in menswear. It was prevalent until the Industrial Revolution, when factory owner and worker alike became united in somber shades of black and grey.

We’re still grandsons of the Victorians, with most men wearing dark suits for business. But most guys aren’t afraid of a dash of color in their shirt or tie. And even the most sober businessman likes to ditch his drab weekday uniform on the golf course and wear things like green pants and pink shirts.

For Spring 2011, we’ve got three favorite color motifs spread across all product categories, from dress

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Denim Workwear: Tips for Wearing Jeans at the Office

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There’s a certain irony to writing about wearing jeans with business clothes. Denim, after all, is 19th-century workers’ garb: It was made for Gold Rush prospectors, not modern-day gold-fund portfolio managers.

But rules today are fuzzy at best, and history’s greatest leaders of fashion — from Beau Brummell to the Duke of Windsor — always paired unexpected items together. One of the Duke’s most famous rule smashings was pairing suede lace-ups with suits. Today it’s considered ultra sophisticated, but at the time it was gauche bordering on scandalous.

So the first thing to consider when wearing jeans at the office is that it’s not technically “correct.”… Continue>>

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5 Must Have Men’s Clothing Pieces for Spring

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From the office to the clubhouse, workweek to weekend, here are the top five must-haves from our spring collection:

 

1. Our newest pinpoint oxford dress shirts combine fresh seasonal color with non-iron performance. Stay crisp and wrinkle free while vacationing from the daily humdrum of white and blue solids (though we’ve got those too) with colors like salmon, purple and orange bengal stripe. The buttondown collar looks neat with a tie or without.   

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Festive Fashion: Dressing for Holiday Parties

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Velvet Dinner JacketPreppy guys have always known how to inject a touch of whimsy to their dress without looking foolish. After all, it takes savoir-faire to pull off a pair of lime green trousers embroidered with lobsters.

The way they do it is by following a certain formula: Only one eccentric item per outfit, with everything else standard kit.

This is a great approach to take when breaking out the festive attire for holiday parties. Pair one “party” item with the regular workhorses from your wardrobe, and you’ll have the perfect combination of holiday style with relaxed nonchalance.

For classic elegance with a nod to the United Kingdom, try our… Continue>>

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How to Tie a Tie: Four-in-Hand Knot

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The Four-in-Hand is considered the most versatile tie knot.  Acceptable when used with any type collar, but best suited for a straight, tab or buttondown.

Use the simple instructions below to tie a Four-in-Hand knot.

(when looking in a mirror)

four-in-hand knot step1

Step One:

Start with the wide end of the tie on your right, extended about 12 inches below narrow end.

four-in-hand knot step2

Step Two:

Cross the wide end over the narrow, then again under the narrow.

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