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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

Vintage Vibes in Menswear

No matter how far off the rails the runways sometimes go…

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…thank the style gods that we seem to always return to the classics. Although they may not be the hottest trend, the vintage styles seem to reappear time and time again. Let’s pay special attention to the ones that have gained popularity again in the last 5 years.

Bowties and the suspenders.

Whether they are worn quite dapperly or in a younger more “hipster” way, the bowtie and the suspenders are everywhere. Luckily, this allows the style to be dressed up or down.

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V-neck sweaters

Again, this style reoccurrence can be dressed up or down. Wear it with or without a tie. It’s a great way to stay warm during the chilly days to come.

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The double breasted suit.

It’s reemerged with a vengeance and we are so glad it has come back. I think this one will be around for quite some time. Now is the time to invest in a double breasted suit.

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What other vintage styles have you seen return? What would you like to see?

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-Meghan Henley

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Should You Wear Brown Shoes or Black?

The dreaded question: Should you wear brown shoes or black? Whether it is casual or dress, we often have a hard time determining what color shoe we should go with. Here are some helpful hints that will hopefully point you in the right direction.

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1. Begin with the color of the clothing itself. If you are gearing toward mostly neutrals, the easiest option is brown. If you are in a gray or charcoal suit, the best choice would be black.

2. If wearing blue, things can get a little confusing. I recommend a black shoe with a darker navy or bold blue suit. If you are wearing a navy pant and sky blue dress shirt without a tie, try the more casual brown shoe.

3. Are you adding vibrant colors to your outfit such as red or purple? Generally these bold choices should lead you to the black shoe.

4.  Ask yourself what belt seems appropriate? It is best to match your shoes to your belt when possible.

5. If you are wearing a lighter neutral suit, maybe try the black shoe and belt for a bold statement. If the dress is more casual, (sans suit), choose the brown.

When in doubt, ask someone. That is what the mirror selfie is for after all, right?

Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

 

Custom Cuff Size for Stunning Watches

Our custom made dress shirts are completely made to measure, meaning you are able to calculate in the needed circumference of your cuff size to allow for that killer watch you finally bought. We generally recommend adding 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch to the wrist you wear your watch on, however some of these beauties may require more like 1 1/4 allowance.  Check these out and let us know if you need assistance adding the allowance in.

Why not try the Rose Gold Trend?

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Or the clean lines of a mid century modern watch?

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Or navigate your way through life with this guy.

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This masculine time piece will work well in any situation.

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Ready to start your custom shirt order? Click here.

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-Meghan Henley

 

 

What Dress Shirt Colors Look Best on You?

What Colors Look Best on You?

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

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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:

M207-1181K
Deluxe Fabric M207-1181K – Blue/White
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Deluxe Fabric M1576 – Yellow
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Economy Fabric E207-92 – Pink

 

 

 

 

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Luxury Fabric Number L5717-B – Dove Gray

 

 

 

Cool Undertones: Deeper Skin Tone or High Contrast between Hair, Eye and Skin Color

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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.

L207-1167K
Luxury Fabric Number L207-1167K – Purple
L30882
Luxury Fabric Number L30882 – Black/Gray
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Luxury Fabric Number L6149-C – Blue
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Economy Fabric Number E215-57K – Pink/White

 

 

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.

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Deluxe Fabric M30679 – Green
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Luxury Fabric L6007 – Helio Purple
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Deluxe Fabric M30829 – Peach/white

 

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.

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Luxury Fabric L6147-C Marigold
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Luxury Fabric L5718-B Ecru
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Economy Fabric Teal Green E17003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

-Meghan Henley

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