Monday, December 28, 2009

Building Your Suit Wardrobe

Every man should own a suit. If you are a regular to this blog, and others like it, you already own at least one suit - probably several. For the gentlemen building or overhauling their suit closet, here's our list of essentials, in order of preference (which should be purchased first, second, etc.)

1) Dark charcoal. Solid. Dark, but not black.
2) Navy. Solid.
3) Medium charcoal pinstripe.
4) Light grey (pinstripe, glen plaid, or solid)
5) Solid black.
6+) Anything you like, including sport coats, casual suits, or other whimsical indulgences. (Only now should you buy a brown suit.)

Monday, December 14, 2009

New Topcoat

In preparation for cold weather, I commissioned a new topcoat from our tailor. I've been enjoying it for a month and a half or so now. I've written on topcoats/overcoats previously. My design was for a military topcoat in navy. It is double breasted with epaulets on the shoulders and slanted pockets. The collar can be popped and the lapels folded over and buttoned for particularly cold days. I requested it to be quite fitted: the shoulders are just wide enough for a suit coat to be worn under it comfortably, and the sleeves and waist give a nice silhouette. It goes down to a few inches above the knee. It looks great with a suit and I also love wearing it with more casual attire.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Following Beckett & Robb

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Another Reason to Get Your Shirts Right

With so many businesses allowing a more casual look around the office, the dress shirt is playing a bigger role than ever. With a jacket on, getting the fit of the shirt right isn't as big a deal. The jacket covers most of it, so a shirt with even a poor fit is fairly inconspicuous. Take the jacket off, however, and the truth comes spilling out.

Without the help of the suit jacket, the shirt has to step up its game. If you're like a lot of guys, your wardrobe could do with some refreshing in the shirt department. Make sure you look your best by adding shirts that enhance your appearance and style by fitting the way they should.