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Proportion – the Foundation of Style (p.1): Proportion for Jackets, Trousers and Accessories

Proportion – the Foundation of Style (p.1): Proportion for Jackets, Trousers and Accessories

( Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion – Alan Flusser) Inappropriately scaled clothing is the root cause for the contemporary man’s current lack of sartorial distinction. Obsolescence in menswear is built upon the manipulation of the classic proportions, sometimes in ways that do not flatter, as flared bottoms, overly shouldered jackets, and square-toed shoes attest. It is…

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Building a Basic Suit Wardrobe

Building a Basic Suit Wardrobe

The elements of building your basic suit wardrobe from fabric weights, colors and speciality suit options. Every man at some point needs to purchase a suit. For all the cycles that come in and out of fashion, the suit remains the lingua franca of men’s style. It’s the one garment everyone needs for serious occasions – weddings, business, and funerals – regardless…

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Formal as Black Tie – A thorough guide

Formal as Black Tie – A thorough guide

Whereas most of us choose clothes based on our lifestyle, black tie gives us a chance to choose a lifestyle around our clothes. Especially around this time of year, when the holidays are full of opportunities for formal occasions — a night out at the ball, an opera event, of a fancy party. It’s easier to mark an occasion when…

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Japanese, Korean & Chinese Menswear – Classic Styles

Japanese, Korean & Chinese Menswear – Classic Styles

When people talk about the most stylish men in the world, odds are they’re referring to the Italians for their apparent effortlessness at looking good, or to the British with their dignified elegance. But distinct and stylish menswear traditions have emerged elsewhere around the globe, as well–and today we’ll focus on those of Japan, China, and South Korea. It’s no surprise that…

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Men’s Dress Shirt Style Guide – How To select Fit, Collar, Cuffs & More

Men’s Dress Shirt Style Guide – How To select Fit, Collar, Cuffs & More

Having previously covered shirting materials and hallmarks of a quality shirt, it’s now time to focus more closely on the style options of a dress shirt. In recent years, the shirt has gradually assumed its rightful place in men’s wardrobes. Keeping up with ongoing trends and adapting itself to the shifting contours of menswear, the recent evolution of men’s dress shirts reflects not only advances in production…

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