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Ivy Style. Did you know that nine out of 10 men prefer chemically treated non-iron shirts that feel funny and look artificially perfect to pure unadulterated cotton?

Ivy Style

And I’m not talking about the general population, but specifically shoppers at that bastion of traditionalism, Brooks Brothers. Some years ago Ralph Gardner had an interesting write-up in the Wall Street Journal on the classic Brooks Brothers oxford, which he calls “the bedrock of our republic.” Suiting Up Eli Frosh. Suiting up Eli frosh in the Heyday of Ivy was do-or-die for New Haven clothiers.

Suiting Up Eli Frosh

Salesmen at J. Press were instructed by my dad, Paul Press (front right) to memorize the Yale Freshman Blue Book. He quizzed them daily about dorm addresses, hometowns and secondary schools the book provided. Yale freshmen lived in seven ancient dormitories on the Old Campus. The favored boarding choice was Durfee Hall with communal suites designed to house six to nine students mainly populated by St. My father’s older brother, Irving Press (front left), Yale Law School, Class of 1926, ran the family business out of New York. Little Georgie Feen (back left), popularly known to the cognoscenti as Mayor of York Street knocked on every door in Durfee Hall, offering his calling card, sample swatches, booze and a promise of favors.

Salt Water New England: A Different Time... 5 EASY & Stylish Summer Outfits for Men. Heyday Of The Ivy League Suit. The high watermark of the Ivy League Suit in America coincided with the Kennedy years.

Heyday Of The Ivy League Suit

J. Press opened its first street level New York store on 16 East 44th Street during the high times of Camelot. Nobody who was anybody was clad in anything but a natural shoulder suit. During my salad days in the family business all America wore suits. Sizing for Clothes Can Be Confusing. This Will Help You Get it Right. When you’re trying to nail down the right size for clothing, it’s easy to morph into the math lady meme real quick.

Sizing for Clothes Can Be Confusing. This Will Help You Get it Right

Except, instead of floating formulas for calculating the volume of a cone, it’s sizing charts for jackets and jeans. Letter sizing (S, M, L, XL, etc.) simplifies the process, but basically every brand has its own definition of those letters. In What Direction Do Men Wear Belts? The psychological reason why clothes can make or break you. Why Do Suits Have a Random Buttonhole on the Lapel? We Found Out. Welcome to Further Details, a series dedicated to ubiquitous but overlooked elements hidden on your favorite products.

Why Do Suits Have a Random Buttonhole on the Lapel? We Found Out

This week: the buttonhole near the notch of your blazer’s lapel. As you suit up, for work or perhaps a summer wedding, you might notice a small detail as you button up your jacket — a rogue buttonhole near the notch of the lapel. It’s definitely there, even if it is sewn shut with no discernible way to open it without ruining your only good suit. You look to the other lapel, but it’s completely smooth, void of any clues. Essential Styles • The 10 Best Suits Under $1,000.

The Accidentally Couture Life of a Samurai. 10 Black Tie Rules To ALWAYS Follow. A Celebration of JFK's Eternal Style. It's Time to Kill the Slim Suit. Every night I sit down to watch The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and every night I become immediately annoyed by how his suit fits.

It's Time to Kill the Slim Suit

His trousers sit too low — you can see the bottom of his shirt and tie below his top button. His jacket is usually too small and too short, and the lapel is too narrow; both are unflattering. (He also keeps his jacket buttoned when he sits down, which is an entirely separate but still glaring issue.) Business Casual Men's Attire & Dress Code Explained. Business casual is a dress code men are confronted with everywhere, but what does it really mean? In this Business Casual Guide for men, we answer this question in detail, share DO’s and DON’Ts and provide specific advice on what you can wear so you are dressed to the T.

Business Casual Video Please watch the video & read the guide for the best explanation of Business Casual. If you enjoy this guide, please subscribe for free on youtube and sign up to our complimentary email newsletter here. Also, if you are more interested in the smart casual dress code, click here. Is the Suit Dying? - The Role of Classic Menswear in Today's World. As we enter the third decade of the 21st century, there’s been an increasing amount of scrutiny placed on that most quintessential of menswear ensembles, the suit.

Is the Suit Dying? - The Role of Classic Menswear in Today's World

Where suits were the everyday professional attire of most of the Western world in the late 19th and through the 20th centuries, there have been seismic shifts in the last few decades in the world of professional attire. The List – Red Clay Soul. Ivy Style. I am Dandy - The Return of the Elegant Gentleman Book Review. Earlier today, I received a unexpected Fedex delivery, and when I opened the package I was positively surprised to see a copy of Rose Callahan’s & Nathaniel Adams’ book I am Dandy: The Return of the Elegant Gentleman.

I am Dandy - The Return of the Elegant Gentleman Book Review

I have followed this project very closely; I have always admired Rose’s fabulous photos at The Dandy Portraits since the inception of the blog. I am Dandy Coffee Table Book. The Preppy Style & Clothes Primer. This guide is about prep clothing & preppy style.

The Preppy Style & Clothes Primer

It’s not exclusive to those who attend or are alumnus of Ivy League schools and preparatory academies in the Northeast United States — it’s for everybody interested in this (life)style. Prep Style Video. British Men's Style - Menswear Traditions of England & the UK. In some ways, writing about British style is easy, since the United Kingdom is the place of origin for tailoring as we know it and so much has already been said about it.

British Men's Style - Menswear Traditions of England & the UK

Paradoxically, this also makes it exceedingly difficult to encapsulate in a single article what British classic menswear is like. And, actually, if you Google “British Men’s Style” or something similar, it’s hard to find any sort of definitive guide to what it looks like. But I’m up for the challenge, and for this installment of our style around the world, we go back to the very roots to pin down what British men’s classic style looks like.

Sticking to the Rules Greater Structure in Clothes As discussed in our comparison of British and Italian suit styles, tailoring that originates in the UK traditionally has more structure. Attention to the Shirt Collar. (1) 15 Most Essential Accessories For Men. Watch Sizes Guide - How To Buy The Right Watch For Your Wrist Size. Shirt Collar Styles for Men: A Complete Guide - Point, Cutaway & More. Within the framework of a standard men’s dress shirt, many variations can exist; there are differences in fit, cuff style, buttons, and so on. But what of the collar? Read on to discover the many variations. If you’re in North America, the first dress shirts you bought probably had some kind of point collar; in Britain and mainland Europe, you likely bought spread collars.

In either case, you may not have thought much about the collar style–it was just a shirt. Why Button-Down Shirts Have Loops On the Back. All around the country, traffic lights help maintain order on roadways by signaling when it’s time to stop (red), slow down (yellow), or continue (green). While the color scheme appears obvious now, it had to have been created and invented somewhere. Here’s how we arrived at these beacons of the transit system. According to Today I Found Out, traffic lights have origins in the railroad systems of the 1800s. How Long Should Your Suit Jacket Be? 3 Methods Compared - My Dapper Self. Cup your fingers? Halfway from the base of your neck to the ground? Cover your rear end?

You have probably read all these approaches to determine how long your suit jacket should be. Unfortunately, a great fit doesn’t come as easily as you would like. Fashion Week Continues! Now Fashion! Gives us the freshest looks. Click the image for more! The new 2020 line from the Thom Browne menswear Spring/Summer 2020 show is out, and pastel cod pieces are BACK! Gents, call it the #MeToo must-have accessory and run —don’t walk in those shoes— to get them while they’re hot! The Sweater Guide. Sweaters, also known as jumpers, are a casual wardrobe staple for elegant men. They come in many shapes, knits, and materials, but why is it so hard to find a good one? Sleeve Length Guide for Suits, Jackets and Shirts. In menswear, one of the most consistently confusing topics is the correct sleeve length of shirts, jackets and suits.

Someone Made This Simple Guide On Men’s Fashion That Illustrates The Dos, Don’ts, And ‘Oh God, Please Don’ts’ Some wardrobe classics never age. The Literary James Bond: How to Dress Like the Original 007. When most people think about secret agent 007, Sean Connery’s timeless elegance from the early films comes to mind. How a Men's Dress Shirt Should Fit. Japanese, Korean & Chinese Menswear - Classic Styles. Back to School Fashion circa 1939.

G.H. Bass "Weejuns" Loafers: Is It Worth It? - Trad Penny Loafer Review. Today, we’ll discuss the iconic line of loafers from G.H Bass and Company known as Weejuns and whether or not they are worth your money. Their flagship product line, the Weejun, has been a staple of Prep and Ivy dress codes since its original introduction back in 1936. But before we zero in on Bass Weejuns, we’ll also brush up on what loafers really are. What Are Loafers, Really? Firstly, and perhaps most obviously, a loafer has no laces. Phrased another way, it is a type of slip-on shoe. Loafers will sometimes, though not always, feature an additional strip of leather across the vamp referred to as a saddle. Brogues Shoe & Wingtip Guide for Men. We’ve taken a deep dive into some iconic and popular footwear options such as the Jodhpur, Chelsea, and Chukka boots. Fashion Week Continued!

Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape & Skin Tone. Pitti Uomo Sunglasses. Pitti Uomo is not just a feast for Pitti Peacocks and their clothes, but also for accessories. Persol Sunglasses Review Model 649 and 714 - Is It Worth It? Kim Kardashian will rename her “Kimono” shapewear line backlash. Virginie Viard replaces Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld. Tumblr User Explains The Differences Between Traditional Women’s Clothing In East Asia. What Rings Mean on Each Finger - Men's Ring Meanings & Definitions. How To Wash a Suit at Home. How To Fold A Pocket Square - 5 Easy & Quick Ways to Fold Handkerchiefs. Suit Alterations: What a Tailor Can (& Can't) Do. 14 Problems Only Well-Dressed Men Have. Sleeve Length Guide for Suits, Jackets and Shirts. 10 Things Your Father Should Have Taught You About Style. Trilby, Homburg, & Pork Pie Hat Guide.

James Dean - Gentleman of Style. How to Survive a Sartorial Emergency. Ian's Shoelace Site – Ian Knot – Ian's Fast Shoelace Knot. How to tie a Pratt Knot (Shelby Knot) animated, illustrated and described. How To Sew On A Button. Men's Hat Etiquette Guide. Bomber and Flight Jacket Guide. Cary Grant Style Secrets & How To Dress Like Him. Anatomy of a Dress Shoe. Fedora Felt Hat Guide. Men's Hats: Anatomy & Vocabulary. Cocktail Attire For Men - Dress Code Guide For Weddings & Events. Shell Cordovan Leather Explained. Houndstooth Guide. Justin Bieber's Hair Is the Epitome of Dirtcore Style. My Bow Tie Collection.

How Pants Should Fit. Should Men Wear Pleated Pants? Features of a Pair of Pants. How To Find The Right Colors For Your Skintone. What are the Differences among British, Italian and American Suit Styles? How to Wear a Denim Shirt. 9 Reasons Dressing Down Is Overrated. Should You Wear a Jacket Without a Tie? Business Attire Dress Code Explained.

Beginner Fountain Pen Mistakes. Dressing the Professor: What to Wear for Working in Academia. 13 Most Over and Underrated Dress Shirts for Men. Wedding Dress Codes for Men - What to Wear to a Wedding. How to Wear Polka Dots in Menswear. 12 Ways to Stay Cool While Wearing Classic Menswear. The Anatomy of a Suit Jacket: A Comprehensive Vocabulary. My Pocket Square Collection. How to Wear a Boutonniere. Points To Remember When Sporting A Flower In Your Lapel Buttonhole. The Unkindest Cut: A Short History of the Mullet. The Ivy Style Primer. The Trad Style Primer. The Formality Scale: How Clothes Rank From Formal To Informal. Pockets in Menswear: The Complete Guide. Leather Shoe Care Tips - How to Care for Leather Shoes.

3 Simple Ways to Tie Your Shoes. Resort Attire: Resort Casual & Resort Evening Dress Code Guide. Types of Men's Dress Shoes. How to Wear Blue & Gray: A Classic Menswear Color Combination. Jezebel. Should Men Wear Pleated Pants? How To Pack A Suitcase For A Business Trip. How To Pack A Carry-On Suitcase For A Short Business Trip. How to Get the Right Hat For Your Face Shape & Body Type.