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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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What Does Smart Casual Even Mean?

Ever wonder what the term “Smart Casual” really means in the workplace? The fact that the ambiguous word “casual” is thrown in there often causes a lot of confusion. You may want to roll into the office in jeans, a nice t-shirt and sandals but we highly discourage this.

What it means in your workplace truly depends on the work environment and office itself and remember the definition is ever evolving. In most cases smart casual in the office is somewhere between business casual and boardroom attire. Let’s start from the top and work our way down so you don’t show up on Day 1 in the office under-dressed.

In most cases, a jacket is expected. That being said you are open to go with a sport coat with or without a tie. The shirt should be a long sleeve dress shirt and we prefer it without the button down collar. A nice crisp brightly colored shirt works well and can bring some fun to your smart casual wardrobe.

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When it comes to the pant, smart casual means you should choose a darker colored slack. We would recommend a lined wool pant or wool blend rather than a cotton slack. A matching dark leather belt and shoe will always be the right choice.

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Things to avoid include anything denim, shorts and short sleeved shirts, open toed shoes of any kind, sneakers and tees. As stated previously, your office may have a bit of a different mindset of what smart casual means. It is safe, however to show up without any of the above. On the second day of that new job, feel free to make different choices based on what others are wearing in the office.

Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

 

 

 

Fall Style 2015: Colorblock Coats

Men’s colorblock coats are being seen everywhere this Fall. What we love about this trend is the versatility. Men’s color-blocking can be found on topcoats, sport coats and blazers, and casual wear.

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Top Coat in Olive and Camel Color-Blocking
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Navy and Light Gray Color-Blocked Blazer
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Light Brown and Charcoal Color-Blocked Casual Coat

Which is your favorite look?

Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

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Casual Friday: Denim Blazers

Whether you love them or hate them, denim blazers are gaining popularity. They can make for a nice casual Fall look if you do it right. Here is how.

Do: Stick with classic pairings.

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Paired with a white shirt, open collar and navy slacks. Clean.

Don’t: Get all cowboy on us.

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I just can’t.

Do: Pair with lighter shades of shirts and pants.

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The pale blue shirt and white chinos make for a crisp modern look.

Don’t: Go double-breasted.

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It’s too much. The acid wash, big buttons and wide lapel.

Unless you are this guy.

Do: Take advantage of a great price on a summer weight denim for next year.

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Remember real fabrics wrinkle.

Dress Well! Be Well and Happy Casual Friday!

-Meghan Henley