Checks, Grids, Windowpanes & Squares in Menswear

Grids, Plaids and Windowpanes: Checked Patterns in Menswear and How to Wear Them

When it comes to the classic patterns of menswear, those based on the geometry of the square–checks, grids, and plaids–have a long history that remains popular today. In this primer, we’ll discuss the different kinds of square and rectangular patterns in tailored clothes and show you how to “check yourself” without wrecking yourself. Read more

Should Men Wear Pleated Pants

Should Men Wear Pleated Pants?

British born actor Cary Grant (1904 – 1986) walking outdoors wearing a pinstripe jacket and a hat, 1940s. (Photo by Getty Images)

For some, the very mention of pleated pants is enough to evoke flashbacks to the worst menswear fashions of the ‘80s and ‘90s. With current trends favoring flat-front cuts, the question of whether you should wear pleats today is often answered with a resounding “no.” It’s time we shed our existing negative perceptions and rethink pleated pants; you can definitely wear them, and we’ll tell you how.

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Ironing Essentials - Guide to Ironing Part I

Essential Ironing Tools – Part I The Complete Guide to Ironing

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The amount of cuff Sven Raphael Schneider like to show

Those who appreciate classic tailoring take considerable time and care when selecting the clothes they buy and wear. A similar level of dedication is needed to maintain and protect your investment. Knowing how to iron your dress shirts, trousers, and tailored jackets is a useful skill to keep you looking sharp; on the other hand, ironing incorrectly can ruin your clothes. In the first of our three-part series, we talk about the preparations and equipment you need for successful ironing and explain the process of ironing a dress shirt.

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How to Wear Yellow

How to Wear Yellow as a Menswear Color

Continuing our series on how to wear certain colors, we move from two underrated menswear hues, green and orange, and one overrated one, black, to one that some men are reluctant to use because of its brightness or tone: yellow. As an accent, yellow pairs exceptionally well with classic menswear colors, and the range of tones it includes makes it quite versatile when featured as a larger article of clothing such as a sports coat.

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how pants should fit

How Pants Should Fit

Dress pants and trousers are often neglected when it comes to fit. While the jacket receives most of the attention, a well-fitting pair of pants is a piece of art. While some legs are easier to fit properly than other, certain aspects of a nicely fitting pair of pants can be achieved by anyone. In today’s guide we discuss how pants should fit, what mistakes you should avoid and what you must pay attention to, in order to end up with perfectly fitting pants, khakis or trousers.

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Tall Men Style Tips: The Do's and The Dont's

Tall Men Style Tips: The Do’s and The Dont’s

In this guide, we’re going to share style tips for tall men and the Do’s and Don’ts of dressing elegantly for men over 6′ or 183cm. Read more