Category 'Tips'

23
Feb

Sock it To Ya!

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When requested by a client, we will design an ensemble from head to toe and as such not only do we furbish the right shoes for look, we’ll also pair the right socks to complete the ensemble.  Whether the client is looking to blend in with those in the boardroom or planning to show a […]

3
Feb

Handkerchiefs and Pocket Squares

Handkerchiefs have been around for over 600 years.  Their origin had nothing to do with fashion but merely a means for a gentleman to clean himself (hands and nose).  During the mid to late 1920s, the advent of disposable Kleenex replaced pocket squares (then linen) for utilitarian use.  It was at that point that handkerchiefs […]

3
Feb

Hang in There

At Bryn Keith, we spend significant time talking to our clients not only about the clothes we craft for them, we also share the right ways to best take care of the garments, not just the ones we hand-craft.  While we talk about the frequency of cleaning for shirts or infrequency for cleaning suits, little […]

3
Feb

Face the Facts

Though our business is to serve customers from the neck down, it’s time we address what’s above the collar. In the next several additions to Savoir Faire, we will bring you our insights on what seals the deal when people first look at you. Keep in mind that shirts, blouses, suit collars, and accessories are […]

3
Feb

Know Your Knots

We have received several questions about the different types of tie knots and which one works with which collar type. Four-in-Hand (Simple) Knot Shirt Collars: Standard collars, button down collars What Knots: Forms an asymmetrical knot; use wider neckties of heavier fabrics Who: Anyone; men with shorter necks should consider this knot because the knot’s […]

3
Feb

“It’s got to be the Shoes”

From Fred Astaire to Elvis Presley to Run DMC to Michael Jordan, the relationship between a man and his shoes is personal. Whether the shoes are the finishing touch to a tailor-made ensemble or being paired with the most comfortable pair of jeans in your closet—think about what you are putting on your feet. George […]

2
Feb

Shirt Care

When wearing a dress shirt, do not attempt to wear it more than once. In fact, if you wear the shirt for more than 3 hours, it must be cleaned. I can understand a quick trip to Starbucks and your desire to impress the locals- you get a pass there. Remember your body secretes oils […]

2
Feb

How Deep are Your Drawers

Many of us spend more waking hours at the office than anywhere else.  Given that is the unfortunate case, there are some must haves that should be at your fingertips.  Granted ladies keep some of the mentioned desk mates in their purses, not all of what we suggest fits.  Gents, leave the fanny packs/ waist […]