Style Terminology

09
MAY
2013
Custom Suit with colorful silk pocket square to add some flare

Color-Coding an Outfit

Men often have a hard time with color. As we’ve mentioned before, guys aren’t trained to look at colors the way women are from their early teens into adulthood. This often puts us at a loss when getting dressed, which translates into armies of men wearing nothing more... Read More →
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07
MAY
2013
Mohair Custom Suiting Spring Fabric Swatches

Spring Suit Fabrics, Pt. 1: Mohair

Spring has sprung, and it’s time to start thinking about switching our our closets. With one of the most extensive fabric selections in Philadelphia, we have you covered whether you’re looking for a simple light grey worsted suit or a mint green mohair/wool blend.... Read More →
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19
FEB
2013

The Suit Series, Pt. II: Lapels

Back in part one of the Suit Series we went over the difference between single-breasted and double-breasted suits, their stylings, and why a man would opt for one or the other. Once you’ve past that point in the custom design process, the next decision you make is very... Read More →
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12
FEB
2013

Custom Suit Series: Single-Breasted or Double-Breasted

Ordering a made-to-measure or custom suit is a wonderful experience. It’s a rare opportunity in which a man gets to fully design a garment to his specifications, and we think every guy should do it at least once in his lifetime. However, it can be a bit of a daunting task... Read More →
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05
FEB
2013

Custom Shirt Buttons and Pockets

Our custom shirt series comes to a close with our final installment on buttons and pockets. Pocket or No Pocket? When designing your custom shirt, it’s very important to decide on the style of your shirt pocket, if you wish to have one at all. When addressing the style of pocket... Read More →
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28
JAN
2013

Custom Shirt Fabrics

Collars and cuffs are obviously key components of your custom shirt, but it would be unwise to discount the importance of the fabric itself while making your selection. Most men have a basic idea as to what they’re looking for -plain whites and blue, pink oxford cloth,... Read More →
15
JAN
2013

Custom Shirt Cuffs

The topic of your custom shirt collar was covered in-depth in a previous post, and now it’s time to decide how dressy the shirt will be. A dress shirt’s level of formality is determined in large part by the type of cuff you select, so let’s do a deep dive into some of the... Read More →
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12
DEC
2012
Henry Davidsen Ariston Fabrics

Ariston Fabrics

Autumn is without a doubt the clothes horse’s dream season. No other time during the year affords a man so many opportunities to layer and vary the fabrics he wears. With cooler temperatures we can enjoy wearing corduroy pants with nubby flannel sport coats, dress shirts... Read More →
03
DEC
2012

Sock Tips Every Man Should Know

When getting dressed, the lion’s share of our attention usually goes to the garments that are closest to the face: the jacket, shirt, and tie. While it’s obviously important to pay particular attention to these wardrobe elements, it behooves any well-dressed man to... Read More →
19
SEP
2012

Made-to-Measure vs. Bespoke

For over ten years now, we’ve been in the middle of a very fortunate sartorial zeitgeist. Interest in classic mens’ clothing has been rekindled, and this has meant that more and more guys have been investing in elegant, well-fitting wardrobes for their personal and... Read More →
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