In Shoes Posted

Shoe Formality Scale

Before diving into shoe formality lets be sure we understand the levels of formality within suiting. Knowing how formal a suit is can generally be determined by how many extra details it has. On one end there is the classic dinner jacket/tuxedo, which has very clean lines (from the lack of pocket flaps, the general […]
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In Shirts Posted

Shirt Construction

In order to make educated decisions when buying a new dress shirt, it helps to understand its parts and construction. This will help you decide what you like and help you pick out shirts that are well made. First, lets discuss the parts of a shirt, from top to bottom: Collar: The upper part of the […]
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In Jackets, Style 101 Posted

Lapel Width

The trend pendulum is always swinging back and forth. Some trends stay around for a long time while others leave shortly after arriving. Arguably, no other trend is more noticeable in men’s jacket tailoring than the jacket lapel width. In trying to keep this simple, let’s divide our lapel widths into three categories: skinny, regular, […]
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In Seasonal, Suits Posted

Summer Suiting

While the transition from the cool of spring to the heat of summer is simpler with a casual wardrobe, a man’s suits and business-casual attire can fluctuate with the seasons as well. An all-season suit is the most versatile but there’s something much more comfortable and appropriate about having one or two dressed-up items that […]
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In Accessories Posted

The Weekend Bag

So you’re headed out for the weekend, but not the week. It’s that little excursion out to the coast or the mountains or the city that is too short for you to pack up a suitcase, but long enough that you still need to pack something up. That is where the weekend bag comes in. […]
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In Shoes Posted

When to Skip the Socks

One of the most evident trends at Pitti Uomo ’86 was going sockless. It could be seen with the majority of outfits both casual and formal. Even though skipping the socks could be seen with most outfits that doesn’t mean it should be worn with anything. Shoes As shown below with one of our founders, […]
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In Cloth Posted

Cashmere

Everyone knows that cashmere is a luxurious fabric. Most people also know that it’s expensive. The question is, “is it worth it?” The answer is, like so many things, it depends. Cashmere comes from fine goat hair, opposed to sheep, and is fine, strong, light weight and incredibly soft. Like, buttery soft. To some these […]
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In Cloth Posted

Style IQ: Linen

Linen has been worn and used for thousands of years. It’s so versatile that today it can be found in everything from paper and bed sheets to shirts and suits. A suit made of linen provides unique features including being lightweight, crisp, and cool, making it ideal for summer. Most of all it’s recognizable for its […]
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