Category Archives: Style Tips

The 3 Best Spring Transition Pieces

Gearing up for Spring in Menswear this year should be quite easy. The transition from Winter to Spring to Summer can be quite dapper with a few new transition pieces added to your closet.

Start with a  Small print shirt

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A small print shirt will keep you looking hot until September

 

Add a Polka Dot Tie and Cardigan

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A navy cardigan and matching polka dot tie keep things classy.

Top it off with an Unstructured Blazer

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White Pants for Men

Spring and Summer 2016 calls for a crisp pair of white chinos. They were all over the runways for SS16 Menswear. We found the three best ways to wear them.

Get Nautical: A navy striped shirt sends a nautical message and works great in a casual cool environment. Perfect date night wardrobe.

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With Denim: Brunello Cucinelli scores big pairing a denim shirt and navy blazer. The canvas sneaker sans socks create a cool casual look.

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With your favorite Tee: Pair the white chinos with a thick, crisp white tee and seafoam blazer. Any blue or green hue works well with white.

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Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

 

 

Spring Menswear Trend: Polka Dots

A classic print that never goes out of style, the polka dot is back with a vengeance this Spring and Summer 2016 in menswear. We have all noticed that the patterned suit is currently a big hit which means there are so many great ways to wear this style.

Let’s start with the least investment: The pocket square. With something so small, you can add a bolder print like this. Don’t overload the eye with lots of bold prints. This good fellow kept the rest of the look solid.

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Or try a small scarf this Spring. Men can wear scarves year round. Going into the warmer months, choose a smaller one like this that just adds a hint of style.

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Of course there is the polka dot tie. Perhaps you already own this wardrobe staple.

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Looking for more of a statement than the accessories? Try a bold polka dot shirt. We love this burgundy toned variation.

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Feeling like going all in? Try your printed suit in the dapper dot.

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A great reason to invest a little or a lot in this small print trend is that you can wear it from not until eternity. Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

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Has Casual Friday Become Too Casual?

Let’s be honest, we have all gotten a tad lazy when it comes to dressing for “Casual Friday”. I think we should revisit some rules in the office. After much thought on the subject, these are my 3 updated ideas on Casual Friday.

1. Let’s just not wear jeans.

Unless you work in a “Creative” field, I don’t think jeans are meant for the office. Just throw on a pair of chinos instead. They are pretty casual.

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2. Perhaps ONLY lose the tie.

Wear your favorite suit and a crisp white dress shirt. It’s pretty nice to not have to deal with that knot in the a.m. Enjoy that.

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3. Use layers in a creative way. A nice pair of slacks, a collared shirt and wool sweater will do. If going this route, add the tie back in the mix.

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Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

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What Collar Styles to Avoid

We often hear that a man with a round face should avoid an extreme wide spread collar but were you aware that every face shape has a style it should avoid like the plague? Here are a list by collar style of those who should run in the other direction.

Button Down Collar

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Who should just “not even”? Any guy looking to climb the corporate ladder. If you want to move up at the office, choose a stiff collar and avoid the button down… And dress like a grown man.

 

Traditional Point Collar

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Is there someone who shouldn’t wear a traditional collar? Well, not exactly. I would say if you are a more fashion forward minded man, you should opt for a wide spread collar instead. Otherwise, it’s pretty much a go for everyone.

Narrow Point Collar

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Who should avoid it? Anyone who doesn’t like the Goodfellas look. If you are man interested in looking like Ray Liotta make sure you don’t have a long and or lean face. It will accentuate the length of the face and even shorten the beholders view of your neck.

Round or Club Collar

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Who shall not? A man with a round or full face or anyone with a barrel chest. This will make either seem even wider. I also think very tall men with a tiny club collar seems odd. Make sure that the collar length fits your height.

Whatever this is called, EVERYONE should avoid it.

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Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buying a Suit in 2016: Part 3

I know you’ve been waiting with baited breath for the 3rd and final installation of my Buying a Suit Series. Okay, maybe not but I do have one more suit suggestion for you.

If you are investing in a suit this year, why not go for something that packs some serious style punch like a jewel toned suit? Make sure to pair these colorful suits with a classic white dress shirt and perhaps a pewter or gold tie.

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Missed out on my prior posts? Part 1 and 2 of this series of Buying a Suit in 2016 can be found here and here!

Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

2016 Oscars Tuxedo Shirts to Copy

When you order a custom tuxedo shirt, the options are practically endless. Here are 3 great styles to steal from the 2016 Oscars.

1. Ryan Gosling

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Duplicate his look: White shirt, White Lay Down Collar, White buttons, White Bowtie. Solid Style

2. Chris Rock

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Steal his style: Simple. White Lay Down Collar and a Fly Front.

3. Jared Leto

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Daring style: Check. Easy to copy? Check.

Deal it out in a Solid Black Shirt with a Fly Front and Lay Down collar.

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Spring Colors in Menswear

It’s finally time to start prepping for Spring 2016. Looking at the newest colors in menswear, we made some great selections of spring shirting fabrics for you to add to your wardrobe. When you go custom, you not only get to pick the color of the shirt but the style details as well.

And…Our top three Spring colors drawn from the SS16 Menswear Runway are as follows:

1. Sky Blue

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Sky Blue M1061 found in our Deluxe fabric line.

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2. Any Tan and White combo

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L30927 – Tan/White in our Luxury line under “Luxury European” fabrics
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3. Seafoam Green
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M30636 – Green in our Deluxe  line under “Textured Fabrics”
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Get started now for your shirts to be in for Spring!
Dress Well! Be Well!
-Meghan Henley