Classic gray, seen here in Super 130's cloth from Vitale Barberis, is one of the 3 essential suits every man should own. It's the perfect compliment to any skin tone and can easy take you from the board room to dinner. Opting for a high twist, year-round fabric will ensure the suit is never uncomfortable or out of place. It's versatility at its best.
The finest shirting fabrics 1701 carries are Thomas Mason fabrics. Thomas Mason is one of the most well known names when it comes to shirts, but is not necessarily explained as to why it’s great. It almost seems like in fashion you can put someone’s name in front of a product and that gives you rights to mark up 10 times.
But Thomas Mason is a different animal.
As with everything, there are tradeoffs in the amount of time you want to spend on something versus the results you’re getting.
If you want perfect shirts every single time, you have to wash them yourself. If you don’t want to spend that time, you can take them to a dry cleaner, but they are not going to look as good as if you cleaned them yourself.
Going fitted only works until it begins to restrict your movement. We prefer a balance of fit and comfort to allow freedom of movement while still looking super sharp.
Back in May Microsoft approached us about filming a collaboration with a great record shop located in Detroit's West Village called Paramita Sound . The idea was to shoot a video lookbook highlighting Spring/Summer 2015 lookbook. The collab was featured on Entrepreneur.com to a world-wide audience. The result was this fun video:
Summer heat can pose a challenge to those of us that wear suits everyday, and as the temperatures heat up, we’re often asked for recommendations on the types of fabrics to create some lightweight, breathable suits. The fabrics we always recommend for summer are high twist fabrics, linen, cotton, and blended fabrics.
Without proper care, all of those dollars you spent on nice custom fitting garments will all go to waste. The below advice should help you keep your garments looking nice and fresh for years.
If you don’t know how to care for your garments, you’re either Mr. Money Bags, which my hat goes off to you, or you are just reckless with your money.