Layering with Unstructured Blazers

If you haven’t tried an unstructured blazer, I highly recommend adding this piece to your wardrobe.

It’s history stems back to when an Italian tailor removed the stiff canvas and shoulder paddings from the jacket and let the shape fall over the body naturally creating a lightweight jacket perfect for layering in comfort.

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Unstructured Wool Blazer for Warmth and Style

By removing the business from the coat, you are open to dress it in any direction you want.

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Casual Cool Layering, Sans Structure

We love it paired with a check or striped button down dress shirt.

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Unstructured and Untucked

The unstructured blazer has a casual cool vibe to it so taking it into the warmer months, a polo or even a soft tee works beautifully beneath.

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Jeans work too!

Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

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Most Dapperly Dressed Men 2015

While it looks like GQ readers may be going with Kanye again…sigh. You still have time to vote, by the way. In the meantime I thought we’d have a little fun of our own. Our idea of best dressed is slightly different it seems.

Here are our top five dapperly dressed dudes for 2015:

1. Justin Theroux

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Always a bit of a style rebel but we love him.

2. Eddie Redmayne

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Slick suit style, double breasted or not.

3. Jeff Goldblum

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No matter what the dress code, he nails it every time.

4. Idris Elba

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Can anyone rock a suit like this guy? The answer is no.

5. Daniel Craig

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He wins our vote for best casual dresser.

 

So, leave your thoughts in the comments. Do you agree with any of these? Have your own list? I would love to hear from you.

Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

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The Gift of Tailoring, Last Minute Gift Idea

At Giorgenti, we have made it so easy to get a truly custom gift for your loved one. In minutes you can create an online gift certificate for a custom tailored shirt and have it emailed to you and the recipient in any dollar amount. He can even create his custom shirt online with you on Christmas Day (or any time, of course!)

Click HERE to start your online gift certificate order.

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

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3 Shirt Style Tricks to Appear Thinner

When ordering a custom dress shirt with us, I often advise that a few styling option tips can go a long way. You may have always ordered a wide spread collar because you like they way your colleague looks in it. What if another option could help you appear thinner? Here are three small tricks to help you when you place your next order with us.

1. Get a shirt that truly fits.

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Of course you should make sure the shirt fits in the chest and waist  but has it occurred to you that the sleeve fullness of your shirt can also create the illusion that you are larger or smaller than you truly are?

2. Try a hidden button front style.

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We refer to it as a “fly front” as in the fly on your pants. The buttons are hidden behind an extra strip of fabric.  That crisp clean look down the front of your shirt can assist in making you appear thinner. Plus it just looks great!

3. Choose a point collar with a vertical stripe.

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A point collar is a go-to for all face shapes as it typically works for everyone. It elongates the face a bit which will help you appear slimmer. A vertical stripe assists in the thinner illusion.

Now put them altogether by ordering a custom dress shirt with us! Get started here. Dress Well! Be Well! -Meghan Henley Follow me on Twitter @BestCustomShirt

Star Wars Inspired Menswear

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As I looked back at the trending menswear for Fall and Winter 15/16 and forward to Spring 2016, I couldn’t help but notice a few things that seemed to hint at the Star Wars Phenomenon. So has the menswear force been awakened?

Most of the items were outerwear like shearling coats, leather bombers, and vests. Let’s take a look at some I think just about anyone can pull off.

On the pricier side, Matchless in London has launched it’s Star Wars inspired coats such as these beauties.

The Han Solo

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The Skywalker

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If the price tag is too high on those (like most of us) check these out from Ultimate Apparel

The Han Solo Force Awakens Bomber

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How about vests? Han really had use for all those pockets.

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This wool vest by Filson is a great addition to a button down oxford.

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So have you seen the movie yet? I’m geeking out with my family tonight. No spoilers please!

Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

 

 

Is There a Christmas Sweater That is NOT Ugly?

Maybe it doesn’t have a Christmas tree or angels on it but we believe there is such a thing as a NON-Ugly Christmas Sweater.

Like these by JCREW

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Or these by Brooks Brothers

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P.S. Don’t forget to order your red custom dress shirt since according to this article red puts ladies in the mood…

Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

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Celebrity Style: Pharrell Williams

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Whether it’s a hat, a coat, his street wear, Pharrell Williams knows something about expressing himself not only with his music but with his dress. Today we post some great images that got our creative juices flowing. Get your style inspiration on!

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Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

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Men’s Casual Vests and Formal Vests

Vests. Waistcoats. Whatever you call them they can be both elegant and useful. Today we will talk about how to wear them in two different situations.

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Going casual? The vest can be added warmth throughout the colder months and can be added into most all of your casual wear looks.

Casual Style Tip 1:  Leave the bottom button undone and perhaps even the top.

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Casual Style Tip 2 : Mix up textures and patterns of your shirt, vest, and tie if you choose to wear one.

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Sprucing up a bit? In a dressier situation the vest can be added to create a more modern or even classic look.

Dressy Style Tip 1: Match colors and even the fabric type of vest to the coat.

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Dressy Style Tip 2: Keep the angle or curve of the collar consistent with that of the vest.

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Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

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Restyle Your Button Down

Looking for some great ways to layer your button down dress shirt with style? Or even your favorite polo? Mixing up sweater styles and patterns is the way to keep your favorite casual dress shirt looking fresh this season.

1. Mix up your patterns: Layering a white sweater with a stripe over a brightly colored check or plaid will keep you looking sharp.

Tip: Make sure the stripes are a neutral color.  He wears a navy stripe which goes with just about everything.

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2. Add a blazer and pocket square to your favorite chambray button down.

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3. Class up your hoodie. Who says you have to wear a tee underneath your favorite drawstring sweatshirt or hoodie?

Tip: Make sure the hoodie fits you well. No bulky sweatshirts, Gents.

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4. Or class it up with a tie and preppy cricket sweater.

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Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

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Can Men Wear Winter White?

Winter white is a great option for staying in style during the colder months. There are some tricks to pull it off, though. Here are some of our thoughts.

1. Choose a heavier white fabric like white denim or wool for pants.  We also love an off-white wool sweater or cardigan. No lightweight white linen please. For one thing, you will feel the winter chill roll through the fabric but it will also appear out of place in freezing temps.

 

2. Generally we don’t advise layering too many dark fabrics on your upper body while keeping things white and light on the lower portion. It is hard to pull off. So how is it this guy looks so dapper, you ask?

Simple, he added a solid colored shirt with a white collar. I might have chosen a neutral toned coat instead of navy, myself.

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3. Try a speckled “whitish” sweater on top to look and feel cozy. It isn’t exactly winter white. Perhaps it is even better.

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4. Adding neutrals to the rest of the body helps to create a soft minimalist style with a pair of crisp white chinos.

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What is so great about white pants? For one thing, you usually don’t wear them often throughout the year so they will likely stay in tact if you find a nice durable pair.

Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

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