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 a bright tie in a random color (hey, every newscaster does it). But who wants to be predictable? Try reversing the formula and choose a shirt in one of our great shades of pink, green, purple and gold, and then pick a discrete tie in a basic shade like navy, black or silver. The sophistication level goes up even more when the shirt is patterned and the tie is solid.
As usual, we’ve got every kind of collar and cuff combo you could want. And you cufflink collectors will be happy to know that French cuffs come not just on traditional solids or stripes with white contrast cuffs, but on our bolder, creative shirts as well. We’ve made it a point to offer a more diverse range of French cuff shirts than anyone else. Attention to detail is also paramount with us, and you’ll find distinctive touches such as subtle satin striping for visual texture, stylish contrasting interior fabrics, and as always a fit that’s guaranteed.
For neckwear, we’ve got innovative stripes and paisleys in bright spring colors, but we’ve also branched out with more emblematic neckties, with witty motifs involving owls and sharks. (And for a bit more subtle message, looming discretely under your jacket sleeve, check out our shark cufflinks.) We’ve also added a lot more printed options (as opposed to woven), which allows our imaginations to run wild in the design department.
While nothing beats a workhorse like worsted wool when it comes to tailored clothing, we know you count on us for things out of the ordinary. So we’ve upped our game in the fabrications department, devising multi-season fabrics such as refined linens and lightweight woolens perfect for the unpredictable weather in early spring. Double-breasted is still a big deal for us, and we’ve got it both in an understated slate blue sharkskin (pairing with shark tie and shark cufflinks is optional), and a bolder windowpane recalling the elegance of Cary Grant and the Duke of Windsor. We’re also super bullish on a new linen-and-silk sand washed suit that’s just too cool for words.
When it comes to business casual, we know you still want style along with comfort and informality. Our sport shirts come any way you like them, colorful or basic, short or long sleeve, printed or solid, and all in fine cotton, linens, and silks. Our enzyme-washed cotton pants come in fun colors of French blue, sage green, yellow and red. A cable-knit sweater vest we did in bubble-gum pink with white trim pairs great with an updated barracuda jacket in dark blue cotton chambray.
And since there should still be room for fun below the ankles, our footwear and hosiery offerings are full of surprises, like a navy blue suede oxford shoe and red polka dot socks. Spring is here, let’s get this party started.