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Monday’s Man – 5.12.14: Size (Inches) Do Matter

Did I get your attention?

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Excellent.  In this case, I am suggesting less is better.

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If ever I had wished my eyes could take pictures, this trip to London would have been for sure.  Only getting three pics of males in action, they really don’t give you the full glimpse into London Style.  From college students (drinking a Saturday brew) to the middle aged bankers in the financial district to the retired older set.

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Less fabric was and is more.  Not a wide cut pant, loose shirt, or oversized jacket to be found.  On locals that is.  Although we fashion folk have been talking about it for quite a few years, many North Americans, have just stayed wide and pleated.  It is time to let that go.

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Sateen Photographers Suit

Available in all price points, colors and patterns.

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Townsend Trim Fit Wool Suit

Narrower is just better.  There wasn’t an oversized “free from work” tee-shirt to be seen and truth be told, the men all looked good.  Put together.  Polished.

You don’t wear a suit (ever) you say?  Guess what?  The slim thing works for shirts, for sweaters, for jackets and jeans.

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Embroidered Rugby Shirt

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Sun Faded Chino in Urban Slim

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Stanton Short in Pinstripe

We love our American men, it’s just time to take it in a few inches.  While Zara is cut for the more lanky set, places like Nordstrom, J.Crew, Banana Republic and Express cater their narrower cuts to a wider range of sizes.

Will you give it a try?

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Tuesday Tip – What’s your word?

When I meet with new clients, one of my goals is to assist them in defining their personal style.

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Some have a good notion of what that may be, others not as much.

One method I use to narrow things down for the undefined style, is to come up with a word.

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While one word isn’t meant to define the person but instead, be a guideline that gives an overall sense of what the client projects.

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Elegant, energetic, or free spirit.

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When perusing through a person’s wardrobe, we can then apply that word to each piece.

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Does this velour tracksuit with words across the backside fall under elegant?  Probably not.  Out it goes.

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While the temps are slowly increasing and you are pulling our your warmer weather wear, this is a good time to evaluate what you have in your wardrobe.

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Do you know your word?  What do you want your look to say about you?  Do the pieces you have project who you are?

I’d love to hear your word and thoughts on this Tuesday Tip.

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