Burgundy is the perfect Fall color, but few men have anything in it. It’s warm and sober, but is still a bit “colorful,” which is nice for those of us who enjoy summer palettes. It also pairs really well with grays and navys, which should already be the staples in your closet.
“For something more unique but still light, I go with E. Marinella’s 287. Hardly anyone knows about it, and it’s only sold in very specialized shops. If you’re an enthusiast for Neapolitan menswear, like me, it’s also kind of cool to wear a scent from E. Marinella, a Neapolitan brand famous for their ties.” - Derek on scents
Scents are about the only thing in my wardrobe that I insist my lady picks for me. If she likes it, I am cool with it.
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White pants should be considered a summer staple. Most men, however, are a bit intimidated by them. Sober, traditional colors such as grays, browns, and navys are easy to pull off, but some men fear that white pants will make them look a bit cheesy or slick.
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Holocaust survivor Martin Greenfield starts off as the floor boy, 45 years later he owns the place. What I took away from this is that bespoke clothing can create jobs.
I thought this would be a great opportunity to share an email to me regarding bespoke and MTM from Derek of DieWorkWear.
I’ll be honest, I’m not a big fan of Indochino. However, the upside is that they’re risk free, except for the shipping cost back and forth.
What size are you? Unless you’re unusually small or big, I wouldn’t recommend Indochino.
I also don’t generally recommend MTM. The problem with MTM is that you have to go through a few iterations for things to really look right, and it can end up being an expensive project. To me, unless you’ve already built up that knowledge, it’s better to go bespoke since you get three fittings in a bespoke. Future iterations on bespoke also helps hone down the fit, but at least you get three fittings on the first try. Also, some bespoke tailors, such as NSM, seem to be better at getting the fit first time around. Good bespoke will cost around $1,500 at the starting point and can go up to $5,000 or so, but I’m not sure what your budget is like.
Other MTMs I’ve seen done well is Ralph Lauren Purple and Black Label; Patrick Johnson; and Armani (believe it or not). Still, at their prices, I still think bespoke would be better.
For lower end MTM, such as Indochino and My Suit for Less, I just haven’t seen anything good come out of their operations. I’ve only seen a few from My Suit for Less, but I’ve seen at least 20 from Indochino at this point, and I think only one in there was good.
If you’re on a crazy small budget, and you’re an unusual size, I would say Indochino is fine. If you can take up a weekend job, however, I say you just save up for something better. I work a weekend gig that pays a paltry $100 a day. But over a month, that’s $400. And over 3 months, that’s about enough to get something bespoke.
Good luck, and hope what you were cooking worked out!
I know it’s still the middle of summer, but with all the Fall lookbooks coming out, I’ve been thinking about the next season. My prediction for the this Fall’s trend: an increase in interest for burgundy.
Burgundy is the perfect Fall color, but few men have anything in it. It’s warm and sober,…
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