Ever wondered why you get compliments when wearing a certain shirt or color? Ever wonder why you feel you look less than stellar in another shirt? A man with fair hair and skin may look tired and washed out in white while a man with a darker complexion may look young and vibrant. Understanding your complexion is essential to choosing flattering dress shirt and tie combinations.
Cool Undertones: Fair Complexion, Light to Medium Hair and Eye Color
You have a fair complexion with cool undertones. Your hair color may be platinum, ash blond, silver or ash brown, with blue, gray or soft brown eyes. Softer color dress shirts look best on you. Opt for ivory instead of white, and try pastel colors such as pink, blue, lavender, gray and soft yellow.
Here are some soft color choices for you:
Cool Undertones: Deeper Skin Tone or High Contrast between Hair, Eye and Skin Color
You have a deeper skin tone or a high contrast between your hair color, eye color and skin tone. A bright white shirt is a great choice for your custom dress shirt , as are clear, powerful colors like blue, yellow, pink, purple, gray and black.
Here are some great choices for you to wear from our current fabric selections.
Golden Undertones: Golden Brown or Red Hair and Blue or Green Eyes
You have a golden complexion. You may have blue or green eyes, and golden brown or red hair. To look your best, wear a cream dress shirt and clear colors like blue, peach, golden yellow, violet and sea foam green.
Warm Undertones: Earth Tone Hair, Eyes and Skin
You have an earth tone quality to your coloration and look best in warm, muted colors. Wear ecru instead of white, as well as French blue, salmon, marigold, brown and teal.
Please feel free to send me questions regarding other color choices and let me know if you have trouble finding them on our website! Start your custom shirt order by clicking HERE!
Many things on the men’s runway for this season cannot reasonable carry over into your workweek wardrobe like fur, shearling, or velvet coats. (If you do work in this type of environment, please send us some pics!) There are, however some items I truly think you should consider working into your wardrobe this fall. I chose 5 and recommend you pick up 3.
1. Something Burgundy: As I have mentioned before in this blog post this color is going to be everywhere. You may refer to it as Marsala, Wine, or even “Soft-Eggplant” but this purplish-red is making a major statement this Fall. Try the color out in a tie or custom dress shirt like this.
2. Brown: It goes with EVERYTHING so this is a no-brainer. Brown is back and layering the hues is even better. Perhaps pick up a waist coat to pair with your favorite brown blazer. You can even pair the color with black these days.
3. The Baggy Pant: Perhaps you just caught onto the more slim fit pant and don’t want to invest in another pair. Well, good news if you didn’t throw out the wide leg trousers, they are headed back our way.
4. The Long Scarf: I recommend keeping this trend reasonable with a nice below the front pocket length or just above the knee.
5. Oversized and 3/4 Length Coats: The skinny suit can hang on another few seasons for you if you add a slightly oversized coat to the mix. I like the length of this one and the twill pattern is unique.
What are your thoughts? Will you try any of these this Fall?
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I like to stick to Coco Chanel’s rule of looking in the mirror and removing one fashion detail before walking out the door in the morning. This way, I don’t end up in fashion overkill mode for the day. If you are like most men, however, and on the other end of the spectrum, you may be looking for ways to add some flair to your wardrobe. If you haven’t tried a custom dress shirt from us yet, it’s a great start. In the meantime perhaps just a subtle lapel pin humor is all you need.
Not only is Bono known for sporting shades at all times and his storybook marriage to Ali Hewson (By the way, Happy Anniversary guys!) but he also seems to stick to a strict fashion color scheme. Although we don’ t think all of your wardrobe should be dark shades of charcoal and black, we do think it is nice to occasionally dress in black from head to toe. Bono gives some great style inspiration if you are heading out on the town this weekend.
When Lenny Kravitz and Bono are seated together, there is clearly too much cool in the room for anyone to wear anything but black.
And although he isn’t wearing all black here, I mean c’mon. It’s Bono.
Feel like a celebrity when you create your own solid black custom dress shirt to pair with your favorite suit by choosing us. Here are a few of ours made up for you to gather some ideas. Start your own by clicking HERE.
Keeping your style current is easy if you add a trending color. Play it cool with the Cobalt Blue. There are endless ways to add this hue to your wardrobe to update your closet. Here are just a few ideas from head to toe.
1.Tip your hat: If you are a man who wears many hats, why not make one of them Cobalt Blue?
2.Perfect Fitting Dress Shirt: Although we call it “French Blue” we offer this shade in many textures here.
3.Say it with a Tie: Perk up that classic suit with a bold tie in Cobalt. We offer a beautiful Twill Cobalt tie like the one below here.
4.Suit it up OR add Cobalt Kicks: Maybe choose one or the other but we do love these shoes.
Let me know your thoughts on this color.
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“Trendy is the last stage before Tacky.”-Karl Lagerfeld
Although the fashion industry often pushes the limits with some of it’s “trends”, a great deal of them stick around while the fruitless fizzle. When it comes to dapper dressing, luckily we as humans get to decide how we creatively express ourselves. Here are a few trends that seem to be hanging on to these last days of summer. We see them all over the net and all over the city. Hits or misses?
1. Men’s cropped slacks: I do love the no socks look as well as the printed socks and the cropped slack is a great way to show these details off. I vote yes on this trend. Just don’t go too short. Keep them just above the ankle.
2. Colorful Kicks: Pair these with the staple items like your navy blazer or white button down custom dress shirt. I think they are a fun way to add a little uptown funk.
3: Teal Suits: Again, this is a YES for me. I am especially loving them on grooms. Just be sure to buy a quality suit (think custom, of course) because teal can get tacky if the fabric is lame. ..and please go easy on the accessories.
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The “Gingham” pattern is known for its checked pattern of white coupled with any bold color and can be found not only on picnic table linens but all over the menswear world. Originally, this fabric was intended to be woven into stripes but the stripes began to overlap in a diagonal pattern and the term “gingham” was born. It is believed that gingham fabrics originated in Malaysia and/or Indonesia. It comes from the word genggang, which means “striped”.
Menswear now offers gingham ties, shirts, sport coats, and even suits. We offer gingham custom dress shirts in several colors such as purple, blue, pink, and red. See our new gingham fabric selections here.
While I am at it, here are some other creative ways to wear it.
We love these inspirational designs for your own custom dress shirt with us. See how these pictures show you how to wear the extreme spread collar to achieve both the look of a casual shirt and the professional dress shirt look.
New Trends, Styles and Dressing Tips are revealed by renowned designer and wardrobe consultant, Janine Giorgenti.