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Winter Layering Tips to Stay Warm and Stylish

You can stay warm this winter in style. Here are some things to keep in mind as you pile the layers on.

1. Layer different textures and patterns. Try mixing up some of those things in your closet you wouldn’t normally put together.

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2. Try a monochrome theme. Grays are easy to mix and match and don’t be afraid of adding some camel colored leather accessories like shoes and a belt.

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3. Or do just the opposite. Add layers of vibrant jewel toned colors.

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4. Pair rugged pieces with dapper items. Yes you can wear that down vest with your favorite tie!

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Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

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Worst Men’s Fashion Trends 2015

As we head into the new year, we truly hope the worst men’s fashion trends of 2015 (and some that have continued into this year from years ago!) will finally come to an end. What are they and how can you avoid these awful faux pas?

1. Deep V neck sweaters.

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Easy fix. Just wear a normal v neck sweater with a button down dress shirt, please.

2. Shorts with coats.

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Fix: One or the other. Not both.

3. Sheer anything.

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Fix: Wear normal opaque clothing!

Now that we have listed the three worst trends let’s move on. What’s worse? A combination of any of the three.

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What’s the absolute worst? All three!

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What other trends are you ready to shed in the new year?

Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

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Style Inspiration: Elbow Patches

I’m sure at this point you have pulled the sweaters out. Today’s style inspiration comes from those sweaters with the super cool professor-like elbow patches. They are great for layering and staying warm this winter.

Here are some real beauties we found. Best news yet? There are three ways to acquire one.

1. Purchase one (duh)

2. Mention it as a gift idea this holiday season.

3. Simply add some elbow patches to your favorite sweater or cardigan.

Don’t forget to add a custom dress shirt to layer beneath.

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What do you think of the patch sweaters? Yay or nay?

Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

Gift Guide: Men with Style Part 2

We have rounded up a few more gifts for you to give or even ask for, dear readers and our favorite men with style.

1. Disposable collar stays. These Fashion Anchors will hold the collar of your custom dress shirt in place. Only $6 for a pack of 12 make them a great stocking stuffer.

2. Flannel Shirts never go out of style and will keep you nice and warm this winter.

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3. Chelsea Boots are so hot this season.  This 1000 Mile Montague Chelsea Boot by Wolverine is a bit dressier than others we have seen and is easy to order from Zappos.

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4. A copy of True Style: The History and Principles of Classic Menswear. G Bruce Boyer wrote this book for the stylish man. $15 on Amazon.

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We will keep the gift guide posts coming! Send me any ideas you have out there, Gents!

Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

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Are Gift Certificates Impersonal?

Gift certificates may be a quick and easy gift to give but are they still considered too impersonal?

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In recent years the negative stigma of gift certificates has begun to fade and many thoughtful friends and family have realized it may actually be the perfect gift. Although you may not know what the recipient would buy within a certain shop, you most likely know where it is they prefer to shop. In my opinion, as long as you are gearing the gift certificate toward their interests, you are in great shape. Now, have I mentioned we offer gift certificates? Click here to find the link to share with YOUR friends and family.

 

Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

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Style Spotlight: Socks with Interest

Adding socks with interest to your wardrobe may just be the easiest and most cost effective way to create more daily style. Whether you opt for prints or brightly colored solids, an ankle peek of interest is well worth the small investment. Here are some of our favorites.

Stripes.

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Small Prints.

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Trending solids colors.

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Why not get crazy with a brightly colored pattern?

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Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

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Olive Green Menswear Style Inspiration

Tired of navy suits, brown tweed sport coats, and camel topcoats? Let’s give Olive Green a shot why don’t we? It can be paired with almost every color as it is now considered a neutral. It looks great with blues of all shades and can be paired with black OR brown.

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A light shade of green goes beautifully with denim.
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A dapper green blazer would be a great fall addition.
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Ever considered an olive suit? Perhaps you should.

Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

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Layering for Men

If you are anything like my husband, the thought of layering is a bit scary. With a few good tips layering over and under your custom dress shirt may become a little less daunting.

1. Keep the shirt tail of the bottom layer shorter than that of the top layer. If wearing a sweater or vest, make sure the tail of the under-layer doesn’t peek out.


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2. Keep it comfortable and allow movement. Each piece should have a comfortable fit on it’s own but allow enough room once it is layered for free movement. Don’t purchase a sweater without making sure you can comfortably wearing that button down beneath it.

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3. Make sure it is easy to remove a layer or two. In case your day heats up make sure the under layer looks crisp and can go solo.


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4. When playing with color, try to go from one extreme to the other. Try lightest to darkest. A light colored shirt, medium sweater, and dark colored coat is a great start or try going the other direction altogether.


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5. Don’t try too many bold colors. Two at the most is my recommendation.

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Trendy Tip: Try a skinny tie under a sweater for a modern and youthful look.

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Layering questions? Leave me a comment!

Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

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Monochromatic Neutrals

Some of us hang on to summer and reluctantly give in to Fall Fashion while others jump in with both feet. I myself am looking forward to layering on the scarves and hats!

This year, the men’s fashion trend is head to toe neutrals. Chances are that you have lots of neutrals already in your closet which really makes this trend an easy one to follow. If not, we have tons of new shirting fabrics in from Italy in Ivory, Ecru, and Tan which makes it easy to order a new custom dress shirt and have it by the time you pull out the Camel blazer.

Here are some ideas for Fall menswear inspiration.

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-Meghan Henley

 

Fall Fashion 2015

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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.

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Just add a hint of this fashionable color to your current wardrobe.
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Our Raisin Twill solid tie will go great with any suit this Fall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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His matching vest and coat in neutral brown gives him loads of options for shirt and tie colors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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If working the baggy pant into your wardrobe, make sure the shirt is nice and fitted but the coat (if any) cannot be too tailored.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.  The Long Scarf: I recommend keeping this trend reasonable with a nice below the front pocket length or just above the knee.

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Without going to bold on the color, his scarf adds punch with it’s length.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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His pant, turtleneck and coat are still a bit trim so he is able to pair them nicely with his oversized 3/4 coat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are your thoughts? Will you try any of these this Fall?

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-Meghan Henley