Bodybuilders and Men’s Suits – An Extreme Athletic Fit

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Dressing men by body type is mostly a matter of details and patterning with some specific style advice for each builds.  A suit jacket is going to produce the same basic look on most men, though it will be more flattering on some and not others. But there are a few bodies that are simply outliers -- figures … [Read more...]

Clothing for the Tall & Thin Man – Menswear Tips For Men Taller than 6 Foot

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Once you get to a certain height, it's hard to avoid looking lanky no matter what you do. Even a professional basketball player looks pretty twiggy in a group of shorter, stockier men, and it's not because he's short on muscles. Men who are both tall and thin face a double challenge:  they have to avoid … [Read more...]

A Man’s Video Guide to Buying a Suit

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A 10 minute video presentation in which I quickly go over the basics of wearing a suit and the three things to look for when buying a men's 2 piece suit. Fit - The first part of the presentation, I cover details like how the shoulders should fit, how much room to allow in the torso, sleeve length, and … [Read more...]

The Difference a Jacket Makes

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Imagine a product that will adds inches to your perceived height, shaves 20 lbs of your midsection, and makes you appear more muscular.  And the magic item can do all this instantly! Sounds too good to be true, right?  Well, it's not. A well fitting suit jacket, sport jacket, or blazer can do just this … [Read more...]

Synthetic Fabrics in Menswear – Nylon and Polyester

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In out last installment we talked about the most common man-made, natural-material fibers in menswear, rayon and acetate. Today we turn our eyes to the chemical synthetics -- artificial substances created entirely by laboratory processes. Like the man-made fibers of natural materials these have their … [Read more...]

Synthetic Fabrics in Menswear – Rayon and Acetate

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"Synthetic" is sort of a dirty word in clothing catalogs.  Writers will work carefully to avoid it, not because synthetic or man-made fabrics are inherently inferior but because many consumers associate them with cheap, plasticy goods and tacky shirts. Synthetic goods have been used in clothing for more … [Read more...]

The Graduate Student’s Wardrobe

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At a time when more Americans than ever are pursuing degrees beyond the four-year B.A., grad school classrooms are trying to figure out exactly what kind of institutions they are. Grad students are professionals, of a sort, but business wear is inappropriately formal in most academic settings -- even … [Read more...]

The Well-Dressed Teacher: Menswear for Public Schools

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Or menswear for the private schools -- we're not picky.  There may be different dress codes from one institution to the next, but the male teacher usually falls into the same vague "dress casual" bracket at most secondary schools across America, public or private. Elementary school teachers may enjoy a … [Read more...]

Injuries, Handicaps, and Menswear: Style for Special Cases

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Guys aren't necessarily big on talking about their clothes or their injuries, so this might be a touchy subject for some.  But in a world where there's fashion for the tall, the short, the blue-eyed, the high-cheekboned, and every other look under the sun, there's a real lack of literature on clothing for men … [Read more...]