Category 'Fashion Thoughts'

3
Feb

Made-to-Measure vs. Bespoke Clothing

There are misconceptions when comparing made-to-measure and made-to-order (bespoke) clothing. It seems that clothiers use the terms interchangeably and the two are far from synonymous. It’s the equivalent of comparing meat quality of burgers from McDonald’s and those of your favorite steak house. Technically, burgers are to be consumed and clothes are to be worn, […]

3
Feb

Ten Essential Truth’s of Men’s Style by Nick Sullivan, Esq.

Most people, most of the time, judge you by what you’re wearing, and if you care what people think, you should care about what you wear. Life doesn’t get much simpler than that. If you like something, respect it. Hang your pants. Roll your ties. Put shoe trees in your shoes. Oh, and wire hangers? […]

3
Feb

To Cuff of Not to Cuff

When working with both ladies and men, in designing shirts and suits, there is often the conversation concerning the appropriateness of cuffs for both shirts and slacks. While personal style is sometimes the determining factor, there are ‘classic style’ rules of thumb that we often share with those working through their ‘image objective.’ Shirts The […]

3
Feb

I’m Too Sexy for My Shirt

We are asked by potential customers time and time again, “How should my shirt fit?” Our answer, “It depends.” It depends on where you are going, who you’re going with, what you are going to do, and if you are a Seinfeld fan. General fitting rules of thumb are as follows: The Sleeve: The shirt […]

3
Feb

Fit to be Tied

Men have been wearing neck-wear since the 1600’s. Except for adding color and highlighting a man’s face, serving as a personal style element, symbolizing authority, ties have no other purpose. The tie is often what is most memorable piece when wearing a suit—it frames your face and can speak to what you are about and […]

3
Feb

Shop for Your Body

Your body has a certain shape that should be considered when clothes shopping. Color aside; there are 3 key components that should drive your purchase. First, consider your body shape and take an honest look at yourself. Do you have broad shoulders? Rounded shoulders? Well-defined chest? Trim waist? Full Stomach? Next, think about what styled […]

3
Feb

Conveying Your Message

We’ve all heard the slogan – “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” (Fortunately, I was in church the first time my wife saw me. Because she was moved by the Spirit, I was blessed with a second opportunity.) That said, why leave a first impression to chance? In selling products, merchants […]

2
Feb

10 Rules of 21st-Century Business Casual

Esquire {The} Big Black Book 2008: The Style Manual for Successful Men Thou shalt not wear a polo shirt to work, especially an orange one. Thou shalt reduce the number of pleats in your khakis to one on each side. But only if your thighs need them. Thou shalt covet a well-cut blazer. And well-cut […]

2
Feb

Ladies Make it Blaze

I have noticed that our past tips have had the tone of targeting to our more masculine clientele.  I would like to take a moment to apologize to the beautiful ladies of Bryn Keith, and in the attempt to woo you infectiously, this tip is specifically and especially for you. Men, that doesn’t mean that you […]