Posts tagged ‘Trousers’

 

All About Men’s Ties

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An essential part of any well-dressed man’s wardrobe, the necktie unites all the elements of your outfit. Instantly raising the level of dressiness, it is also the way in which individuality is expressed within the context of a business wardrobe.

Fabric & Weaving:
Silk is the fabric of choice for most neckwear. It is generally manufactured in one of two ways.

Woven ties utilize pre-dyed silk threads, weaving the different colored threads together to create a pattern. Typically they are a bit thicker and heavier than printed ties.

Print ties are woven before the silk is dyed. The undyed silk is sometimes woven with a simple texture which is referred to… Continue>>

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Dressing For Your Body Type

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There’s a certain breed of style pundit who’s big on rules. Some pertain to style, others to appropriateness, and still other to your hair, skin tone and body type. Some of these  rules have logic to them — a short, rail-thin guy might look a bit odd in a big-patterned sport jacket as only half the pattern fits on his small build — while others are just arbitrary nonsense.

Menswear author G. Bruce Boyer has an anecdote he likes to share about how so many body-type rules are hogwash.

Years ago he had the pleasure of meeting Aristotle Onassis at the studio of a Manhattan shirtmaker. “The first thing I noticed was that he was… Continue>>

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When to Find a Tailor versus a Dry Cleaner

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Some alterations to your Suits, Sportcoats and Trousers, will always be necessary, unless by sheer luck you happen to be the exact size of our fit model. And though it’s painful to admit, your waistline does tend to expand and contract (hey, at least it occasionally contracts).

So having someone on hand to do your alterations is necessary to feel comfortable (pants neither too loose nor too tight) and look your best. And since you already have a neighborhood dry cleaner who probably does alterations as well, it’s tempting to use them as a one-stop shop.

But we’re here to advise against… Continue>>

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What to Wear in Warm Weather

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Pima Cotton KnitThe mere thought of life before air conditioning sends shivers down our spines. How the species survived is a mystery to us. But while office buildings today may be climate controlled to keep employees cool under pressure, you’ll still want clothing items that keep you looking and feeling fresh as you shuttle from morning meeting to lunch appointment to dinner date.

So consider these springtime suggestions a “warm-up” preparation for summer, when things really start to scorch. By then you’ll be an old pro at dressing for the sunshine.

Suits

Wool breathes, allowing for air circulation to keep you cool in warm weather. A lightweight wool… Continue>>

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Men’s Spring Apparel – Classic & Stylish

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What does “tradition with a twist” mean?

We’ve said it before: Great style has something of the moment and something that’s timeless. This is reflected in all Paul Fredrick clothing, and bears repeating. We carefully merchandise each season’s collection to give you the widest possible range of choice to find your own style, with a discerning eye for apparel that is timely without being trendy.

Our clothes have a relevancy that will give you the confidence of being “on the ball,” but without a six-month expiration date that starts ticking the moment you open the package. And with our fit guarantee and quality standard, everything you choose can be worn for years to come.

So… Continue>>

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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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