When it comes to the classic patterns of menswear, those based on the simple line–that is to say, stripes–remain just as popular today as they have been for centuries. In this primer, we’ll discuss the different kinds of striped patterns in tailored clothes and show you how to “fall in line” with wearing them well. Read more
Get to know the versatility of the houndstooth pattern in menswear and learn how you can wear and pair them tastefully.
In the realm of menswear, there are a handful of classic patterns that have endured the test of time: glen check, houndstooth, stripes, and windowpanes on articles of clothing and paisley and polka dot motifs on accessories. A dotted pattern is especially versatile, so what’s the best way to wear it? Read more
One of the key tenets of classic style is to always dress appropriately for the occasion, which is most often stipulated by the required level of formality. But which articles of clothing are appropriate to different levels of formality, and how do they rank in comparison to one another? For an event hosted by Queen Elizabeth II, you’d select different items than you would for office work or for a weekend brunch with friends. In this article, we present some general principles to determine the formality of nearly any menswear item and provide you with a list of clues to recognize where they fall on the scale of casual to formal.Read more