We are often asked: “How do I match my cufflinks to my outfit?”
At the heart of it, this is a question of taste and personal preference. Do you prefer large, bold accessories? Or do you most often pick ones that are more sleek and functional rather than decorative?
In any case, we have what you’re looking for! From the traditional gold- and silver-plated engravables, to the flashier Swarovski crystals, to the semi-precious stones and elegant enamels, you will find cufflinks that match your particular sense of style.
Before we get into our tips, we’d like to point out an
The holidays are coming up, which means one thing: party season. But with so many different situations, it can seem impossible to figure out how to dress appropriately.
Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Follow a few simple guidelines and you’ll be ready for virtually any social setting.
PARTY AT A FRIEND’S HOUSE
That party at your old college roommate’s place is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. That’s right, now’s your chance to show everyone that your sweater game’s on point. Sweaters are practically synonymous with the holidays, after all, and the classic dress shirt/sweater combo gives you endless options for casual party-going situations. Top things off with your most impressive tie to cement your reputation among your peers: that of an… Continue>>
As the sweltering summer continues, we bring you a new collection of shirts and ties, helping us remember that the crisp fall air will be here before we know it. With these new offerings we have everything you could want from textured shirting fabrics to rich patterns and colors to pair with your favorite autumn suits and jackets; fall is when we re-embrace the sophisticated complexity of the well rounded wardrobe.
We’re always refining our merchandise based on what most resonates with our customer, and most of you guys are asking for more variety in the non-iron department. Our pickins have never been slim, but this season we’ve harvested a non-iron bounty you surely won’t find at any of our competitors. … Continue>>
Even though it’s his job to make sure our assortment of dress shirts is exactly tailored to fit your style, Lyle Croft, Head Merchant at Paul Fredrick, weighs in on his favorite looks this season (a bit reluctantly of course, because he loves them all).
“Because so much work goes into designing each of our seasonal collection, it’s pretty hard to say ‘this is my favorite’-kind of like ‘which is your favorite child’. But if you make me pick just one, I guess my favorite shirt from Spring would be the satin stripe from our Italian Collection. The pattern developed for this shirt is a unique layout of stripes, not your run of the mill Bengal stripe. The color combination is
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
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. Sport coats 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 to wear out: