Huddle Up For New Men’s Video Series ‘Fashion Blitz’

Watch as Eric Jennings, Saks' Men's Fashion Director, Blitzes the Closet of the New York Jets Linebacker DeMario Davis.

The Taste of the NFL event is right around the corner. A benefit to help fight hunger in under-privileged communities, this event allows you to come meet your favorite football team as you dine on some of the best cuisine the city has to offer, while enjoying a spirited fashion show to boot. The New York Jets are prepping for their runway debut this week and they’ll be decked out in – you guessed it – the best sartorial menswear goods Saks Fifth Avenue has to offer.

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The Taste of the NFL event is right around the corner. A benefit to help fight hunger in under-privileged communities, this event allows you to come meet your favorite football team as you dine on some of the best cuisine the city has to offer, while enjoying a spirited fashion show to boot. The New York Jets are prepping for their runway debut this week and they’ll be decked out in – you guessed it – the best sartorial menswear goods Saks Fifth Avenue has to offer.

In our new video series – Fashion Blitz – our esteemed VP, Men’s Fashion Director Eric Jennings, visits the home of the New York Jets’ star linebacker DeMario Davis to spruce up his closet and set him in the right direction, so he can make a real splash on at the Jets fashion show this week. See what items from DeMario’s closet make the pass and what gets sacked in Episode I of 3.

 

Stay tuned for Episode 2 of Fashion Blitz, coming soon.


Saks and Woolmark Announce Fabric No. 1 Winners

See Who Saks and The Woolmark Company Chose as Best in Class for Made-to-Measure Menswear Materials in Suiting and Sport Coats.

Saks Fifth Avenue Fabric No. 1 ToastSaks Fifth Avenue and The Woolmark Company have come together for the third annual Fabric No. 1 Prize, which celebrates the brands and their respective world-class mills that produce the best wool fabrics produced specifically for Made-to-Measure menswear suits and sport coats.

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Fabric No. 1′s Identifiable Custom Label – The Mark of a One-of-a-Kind Piece

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Saks Fifth Avenue Fabric No. 1 ToastSaks Fifth Avenue and The Woolmark Company have come together for the third annual Fabric No. 1 Prize, which celebrates the brands and their respective world-class mills that produce the best wool fabrics produced specifically for Made-to-Measure menswear suits and sport coats.

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Fabric No. 1′s Identifiable Custom Label – The Mark of a One-of-a-Kind Piece

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Shawn Howell, Saks Fifth Avenue’s VP of Men’s Tailored Clothing and Furnishings, Eyeing a Vitale Barberis Canonico

At the end of the day, there were two victors from among 30 participating brands from around the world: Lanificio Fratelli Cerruti took home the prize for suiting, while Vitale Barberis Canonico won the award for sport coats.

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Tom Ott, SVP of Men’s at Saks; Howard Corber of Cerruti; Larry Case of Vitale Barberis Canonico and Shawn Howell, VP of Men’s Tailored Clothing at Saks

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The Glass-Framed Winners at the Saks New York Flagship Store

Interested in getting a Woolmark Award-winning Made-to-Measure suit or sport coat from Cerruti or Vitale? Head to the Saks Fifth Avenue New York City, Chevy Chase, Chicago, San Francisco or Phoenix stores to get your hands on one-of-a-kind luxury suiting.

For more information on Made-to-Measure at Saks Fifth Avenue, please email service@s5a.com.

Photos Courtesy of Getty Images for Saks Fifth Avenue


The Alfa Romeo 4C Graces Our 2014 Holiday Magalog

The perfect complement to all our fine holiday goods.

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Male Model Ryan Kennedy Looks Mighty Impressed with the Alfa Romeo 4C

Our Holiday 2014 magalog has just landed! Inside, readers are bound to find Saks Fifth Avenue staples galore, but elevated to the highest power. One editorial you’re going to linger on for a good while is The Magic Touch, which features male supermodel Ryan Kennedy, wearing the best pieces of the season from the likes of Theory, Saks Fifth Avenue Collection and best of all – the accessory of the season – a sleek as all get out Alfa Romeo 4C.

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Male Model Ryan Kennedy Looks Mighty Impressed with the Alfa Romeo 4C

Our Holiday 2014 magalog has just landed! Inside, readers are bound to find Saks Fifth Avenue staples galore, but elevated to the highest power. One editorial you’re going to linger on for a good while is The Magic Touch, which features male supermodel Ryan Kennedy, wearing the best pieces of the season from the likes of Theory, Saks Fifth Avenue Collection and best of all – the accessory of the season – a sleek as all get out Alfa Romeo 4C.

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Hard to Resist Getting Behind the Wheel on Set

With Saks Fifth Avenue Collection and BOSS must-haves set against this high-speed beauty, it’s easy to fantasize about a fast and furious getaway this holiday season, with a nice leather Ansonia Zip-Top Briefcase and Continental Expandable Carry-on by Tumi in tow, no doubt.

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Which is the Better Model?

There’s no doubt about it – this Alfa Romeo 4C was the perfect complement for all our luxe holiday goods. It would make an even better holiday gift. Whoever’s lucky enough to get one this season, they’re going to need a bigger tree.

 

Drive away to the holiday destination of your dreams in the Alfa Romeo 4C.


Bespoken Word – Shoe Game: A Reintroduction To Quality

Keep your sartorial ensemble from falling apart with the best in men's classic footwear.

Walk onto the sales floor and you may actually be overwhelmed when it comes to picking out a new pair of shoes. There seems to be and endless selection and those entering the shoe game continue to pop up. Like with anything else, quality always has a way of standing out. This week I selected three picks in which the brands seemed to find the right blend between a classical and modern perspective.

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Maison Corthay’s Blue Steel

I recently met Pierre Corthay, French Master of Art and founder of Maison Corthay. I wanted to know more about the philosophy and driving force behind the brand and Pierre quickly obliged. “The obsession and goal is to find the best component, best color, best quality of fabrication,” he offered.

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Walk onto the sales floor and you may actually be overwhelmed when it comes to picking out a new pair of shoes. There seems to be and endless selection and those entering the shoe game continue to pop up. Like with anything else, quality always has a way of standing out. This week I selected three picks in which the brands seemed to find the right blend between a classical and modern perspective.

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Maison Corthay’s Blue Steel

I recently met Pierre Corthay, French Master of Art and founder of Maison Corthay. I wanted to know more about the philosophy and driving force behind the brand and Pierre quickly obliged. “The obsession and goal is to find the best component, best color, best quality of fabrication,” he offered.

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A Paragon of Modern Elegance

“Our style is very traditional, very classical with a twist such as the piping and detail of stitching. We make something classic that is wearable.” Corthay is taking a classic shoes and infusing them with details that make them relevant while staying away from being trendy.

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The Salvatore Ferragamo Loafer – A True Footwear Legend 

When it comes to classic loafers, Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo are among those leading the way. In terms of timeless elegance the Ferragamo Giordano Calfskin Loafer, the Twirl Loafer, and Master Loafer are examples of classics that never go out of style. Maintain a timeless feel and work both with a bespoke suit of denim jeans.

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Masculine Americana at its Finest

While the Saks Fifth Avenue Collection is relatively new, it proves in order to break the rules, one must master them first. The Saks Mixed-Media Lace-Up Boots is a winter piece that combines Italian craftsmanship and an American attitude. Simple in presentation and unapologetically strong in style.

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The Saks Fifth Avenue Collection Suede Drivers are the Perfect Non-Formal Option

Hardy Ames once said ” It is totally impossible to be well-dressed in cheap shoes.” Corthay, Salvatore Ferragamo and Saks Fifth Avenue Collection are among a few that will make sure you’re always one step closer to being impeccably well dressed.

 

For further details on Maison Corthay’s exquisite and elegant footwear, please email service@s5a.com.


Polo Ralph Lauren’s The Art of the Sport Coat Event

Two of our favorite style stars, Style Girlfriend and A Guy Named Patrick, stop by the Polo Ralph Lauren men's boutique to highlight the brand's new modern sport coat.

Two of Saks Fifth Avenue’s favorite style superstars, Megan Collins of the famed Style Girlfriend blog and Patrick Janelle, who spearheads one of the top men’s style Instagrams, aptly named A Guy Named Patrick, stopped by the Saks Fifth Avenue New York flagship to visit the Polo Ralph Lauren men’s boutique on 6.

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Style Girlfriend and A Guy Named Patrick at the Polo Ralph Lauren Men’s Boutique

They didn’t happen to just come by, no. They were there as our honorary judges in an exciting styling challenge set up by Polo Ralph Lauren – The Art of the Sport Coat, to celebrate the label’s new groundbreaking sport coats, naturally.

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Two of Saks Fifth Avenue’s favorite style superstars, Megan Collins of the famed Style Girlfriend blog and Patrick Janelle, who spearheads one of the top men’s style Instagrams, aptly named A Guy Named Patrick, stopped by the Saks Fifth Avenue New York flagship to visit the Polo Ralph Lauren men’s boutique on 6.

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Style Girlfriend and A Guy Named Patrick at the Polo Ralph Lauren Men’s Boutique

They didn’t happen to just come by, no. They were there as our honorary judges in an exciting styling challenge set up by Polo Ralph Lauren – The Art of the Sport Coat, to celebrate the label’s new groundbreaking sport coats, naturally.

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Drinks on the House

There were drinks galore and the guests in attendance were naturally dressed to the nines. It made Megan and Patrick’s job a little difficult, amongst a sea of men radiating panache – who exactly to single out as a someone who may give the styling challenge a good go?

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A Peek at the Dapper Guest List

The gambit: Style one of the new collection’s amazing sport coats with anything else in the Polo Ralph Lauren boutique; Patrick and Megan judge the styles and crown a winner, who gets to walk out with the entire head-to-toe ensemble as their prize. Not too shabby.

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The Classic Cocktails on Hand Reflected the Collection’s Sartorial Americana Essence

“The new sport coat silhouette is more modern and slimmer; the sleeves sit a bit shorter,” says Megan Collins. “It’s a piece for a man who maybe has tried Ralph Lauren in the past and thought it was a piece that was more for their dad. This silhouette is for that younger guy. It’s a new generation sport coat. It dresses up any outfit. You can treat it a little less preciously. It goes with so many things.”

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Patrick and Megan with the Winner of the Art of the Sport Coat Styling Challenge

Patrick Janelle is in agreement. “My favorite sport coats in this collection are the unstructured pieces,” he told SaksPOV at the event. “They feel super comfortable and they’re casual enough that I feel I can throw it on on a Saturday morning, but it’s classic enough that I can take it with me to a meeting. Because of the prints and textures you definitely have a good sense of classic style, but with the updated silhouette it never makes you feel stuffy.”

 

Be a part of the new generation of dapper trendsetters with Polo Ralph Lauren.


For Soren Sand It’s All About the Details

On the eve of Saks NY's Modern Tailored Event, Soren Sand opens up about how his brand stays relevant after 20 years in the business.

Sand, the Danish menswear brand, will be celebrating its 25th anniversary next year. With it penchant for boisterous prints set against stunningly crafted Italian fabrics, Soren Sand’s label has been a leader in forward-thinking menswear design on the other side of the pond for quite some time. It’s American takeover seems to be long overdue.

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“We all have a tendency to lean on black and dark colors for the winter months, but color is for every season. Tweeds and boucles are a great way to use colors in a subtle way.”

Stretch Wool Herringbone Blazer  I  Stretch Wool Turtleneck Sweater  I  Stretch Wool Pants

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Sand, the Danish menswear brand, will be celebrating its 25th anniversary next year. With it penchant for boisterous prints set against stunningly crafted Italian fabrics, Soren Sand’s label has been a leader in forward-thinking menswear design on the other side of the pond for quite some time. It’s American takeover seems to be long overdue.

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“We all have a tendency to lean on black and dark colors for the winter months, but color is for every season. Tweeds and boucles are a great way to use colors in a subtle way.”

Stretch Wool Herringbone Blazer  I  Stretch Wool Turtleneck Sweater  I  Stretch Wool Pants

We visited Mr. Sand at his NYC showroom just a day before his slated appearance at our New York City store for the Modern Tailored Event. With his casual, but ridiculously cool manner, he indulged us with his views on what makes his brand stand apart from all the rest.

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Soren Sand on his 55 Mercedes Gullwing in Como, Italy

“For me everyday and evening looks are easily interchangeable because I have always favored the idea of interesting jackets and details that can work from one into the other.  It’s all about the details; add a leopard shoe or chain belt to create some attitude.”

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The Sand Copenhagen Design Studio in Como, Italy

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Soren Sand and Co-Host Benedict Cumberbatch Both Wearing Sand in London at the Flaunt Magazine Party

“Details and fit are what makes the suit fashionable. We first need to inspire men with something new. If a man is properly introduced to a new silhouette and they see the difference in how it makes him look and feel, he will take the step. A slimmer, shorter jacket with a comfortable fabric that moves with the body.”

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Mr. Sand Himself at His Showroom in New York City on the Eve of the Modern Tailored Event at Saks

“I include color and patterns as a detail and element of surprise – in buttons, linings, shirt plackets and jacket under collars. We also use stitching and button holes to include color. Knits are another perfect winter way to showcase color and style under a dark suit.  And shoes are always fun in great colors;  burgundy, red, navy or animal prints – make a great statement and show some personal style and cool fashion.”

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Wool & Mohair Tuxedo  I  Dot Print Sportshirt

Dress like a rock-star in chic duds from Sand.


J. Lindeberg on the Importance of Classic Simplicity

Jessy Heuvelink of J. Lindeberg on the essentials for modern menswear.

For almost twenty years, Scandinavian brand J. Lindeberg has been a forward-thinking machine that radiates coolness from every stitch and every article of clothing. In Jessy Heuvelink, the brand has a designer that mirrors that essential radical nature in equal measures. Here he tells SaksPOV what being a cool and modern man is all about.

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Jessy Heuvelink of J. Lindeberg

When it comes to dressing yourself, I think it’s best to keep it simple – less is more. I also think gentlemen should invest in well-made quality shoes and accessories.

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For almost twenty years, Scandinavian brand J. Lindeberg has been a forward-thinking machine that radiates coolness from every stitch and every article of clothing. In Jessy Heuvelink, the brand has a designer that mirrors that essential radical nature in equal measures. Here he tells SaksPOV what being a cool and modern man is all about.

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Jessy Heuvelink of J. Lindeberg

When it comes to dressing yourself, I think it’s best to keep it simple – less is more. I also think gentlemen should invest in well-made quality shoes and accessories.

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Wilston 3D Tuxedo Jacket  I  Ward Washed Dobby Sportshirt  I  Porter Fresco Tuxedo Pants

Fall is always about black and grey, which is the foundation of the J. Lindeberg collection. You can inject color into your fall wardrobe with your shirting and accessory choices.

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Gavin Wool-Blend Coat  I  Shawl Collar Sweater  I  Luxe Cotton Sportshirt  

Key accent colors for our brand this season is burgundy and bottle green, which work in harmony with the black and gray foundation. 

Get with the in-crowd with J. Lindeberg.


Billy Reid on Men’s Tailoring in the Modern Age

The master of American sartorial charm gives us his insights on having fun with fashion.

Next up in our menswear countdown to our Modern Tailored Event at our New York City flagship on Thursday, October 23rd is southern charmer Billy Reid. Known for his fresh take on Americana, in the past decade Reid has quickly fashioned himself as one of the forward-thinking stalwarts in men’s dressing. Here he indulges SaksPOV with his take on what makes a man look and feel modern today.

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Next up in our menswear countdown to our Modern Tailored Event at our New York City flagship on Thursday, October 23rd is southern charmer Billy Reid. Known for his fresh take on Americana, in the past decade Reid has quickly fashioned himself as one of the forward-thinking stalwarts in men’s dressing. Here he indulges SaksPOV with his take on what makes a man look and feel modern today.

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Holt Cotton Sportshirt  I  Dorsey Suit

Knitwear is a really good way to put some texture and color in your look. A natural cable sweater looks sharp with everything. Pale blues, rich golds, and other great fall/winter color options can work almost as neutrals with the right tweeds and worsteds.

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Textured Wool/Cashmere Dorsey Blazer  I  Solid Rosedale Sportshirt  I  Dorsey Wool Tapered Pants  I  Wool & Cashmere Blend Knit Tie

I really enjoy simplifying, especially since I travel so much. A crisp white shirt with subtle tweed ties and a tie bar. Or I will go with a turtleneck or lightweight crew.

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Wool-Blend Scarf

Breaking away from routine is a good thing. Hopefully, most men are willing to step out slightly and try perhaps a better fitting well-made jacket than their everyday go-to suit. Choosing versatile pieces that can be mixed – tailored and casual and denim – can be a good starting point.

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The Man Himself – Billy Reid

Bring home a slice of modern Americana with Billy Reid.


Modern Tailoring According to Atelier Scotch

Our menswear takeover continues with Atelier Scotch in preparation for our Modern Tailored Event this Thursday in NYC.

We plunged into the weekend with our menswear takeover in preparation for Thursday’s Modern Tailored Event, hosted by our very own Eric Jennings at our NYC flagship. Last week, Kent and Curwen‘s Simon Spurr gave us his take on modern tailored menswear, now, let’s see what Atelier Scotch‘s creative collective has to say about the theme of the week.

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Pleased to Introduce You to Atelier Scotch

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We plunged into the weekend with our menswear takeover in preparation for Thursday’s Modern Tailored Event, hosted by our very own Eric Jennings at our NYC flagship. Last week, Kent and Curwen‘s Simon Spurr gave us his take on modern tailored menswear, now, let’s see what Atelier Scotch‘s creative collective has to say about the theme of the week.

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Pleased to Introduce You to Atelier Scotch

With Atelier Scotch its about intrinsic value and quality to take modern tailoring to the next level, while fit is leading. Every single item of our collection is studied as a separate unique piece. We believe that the modern gentlemen will appreciate this and that we offer something that is not yet available.

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A Princely Demeanor

Slim-Fit Cotton Sportshirt  I  Striped Corduroy Pants  I  Double-Breasted Coat

The love that Scotch & Soda has for details is refined within Atelier Scotch, but recognizable throughout the collection. Fabrics and prints were all developed in-house.

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Two-Button Wool Suit  I  Slim-Fit Cotton Sportshirt

Accessories are an easy tool for spicing up an everyday suited look. We offer a wide range of luxury accessories for the modern gentleman. Think of silk jacquard ties or pocket squares, classic alpaca blend scarves or an elegant flower pin as great options.

Spruce up your closet with a touch of Dutch couture by way of Atelier Scotch.


Simon Spurr of Kent and Curwen on Modern Tailoring

We'll be highlighting one menswear designer each day until our Modern Tailoring event on Thursday. We kick things off with Simon Spurr of Kent & Curwen

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Meet Kent and Curwen

Next Thursday, Saks Fifth Avenue’s New York flagship store will play host to the Modern Tailoring Event, a gathering of five of the best menswear brands in the market – Kent and Curwen, J. Lindeberg, Billy Reed, Scotch & Soda and Sand. Each brand is slated to bring along two of their very favorite bloggers to sport tailored looks with a modern twist. We sat down with each of the designers to get their insights on what modern tailoring means to them. Today, we kick things off with Simon Spurr, designer for Kent & Curwen.

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Designer Simon Spurr of Kent & Curwen

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Meet Kent and Curwen

Next Thursday, Saks Fifth Avenue’s New York flagship store will play host to the Modern Tailoring Event, a gathering of five of the best menswear brands in the market – Kent and Curwen, J. Lindeberg, Billy Reed, Scotch & Soda and Sand. Each brand is slated to bring along two of their very favorite bloggers to sport tailored looks with a modern twist. We sat down with each of the designers to get their insights on what modern tailoring means to them. Today, we kick things off with Simon Spurr, designer for Kent & Curwen.

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Designer Simon Spurr of Kent & Curwen

Normally men are loyal to brands because of the fit of the suit. I think we are moving into a new phase in the life cycle of the suit. Most recently the suit has been worn together (jacket and pant) or paired with tonal denim, but as sportswear becomes more prevalent, the opportunity to style suits with unexpected items, such as sweatpants, opens up the need to purchase a completely different style of jacket. 

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Where Old World Class Meets Modern World Cool

Hybrids (with sweatshirt or nylon sleeves) are breaking down the boundaries of not only how a suit can be worn, but also where it can be worn.

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Moto Jacket  I  Tuxedo Shirt  I  Driving Gloves

Accessorizing your suit is paramount in the colder months when we gravitate to dark tones. Pocket squares, lapel pins and unapologetic ties can create immediate and distinctive style to any suit.  The smaller the accessory is, the bolder you should go.

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Two-Button Wool & Cashmere Suit  I  Leather Weekender Bag

I actually don’t wear full suits that often, however, when I do, I normally wear louder patterns than most men might consider. That said, I think it’s about layering the unexpected underneath your traditional suit. The most important thing is to have fun, be bold; it’s good to stand out.

Look like a new-world ideal gent when you shop the Modern Tailored Event.