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David's Tips: Suited for the Rain

Sep 17 2014Tips from David Lance

There’s nothing like a good rain to disrupt your morning or evening commute. In today’s fast-paced society, we cannot stop our lives because of inclement weather. Here in New York, the streets were still packed during the now notorious Polar Vortex in 2013. Rain or shine, the show must go on. Unfortunately for us, suits can be the a difficult option for an outfit when you’re on the move. With a few precautions and a well-made suit, you can stay comfortable, warm, and dry, while still protecting your suit.

The Return of the Gentleman

Sep 15 2014Bespoke, In the News

Among all of the electronic music and the trend of wearing sneakers with suits, a throwback to when times were, well just simply better in terms of fashion, has seen a revival. The book I Am Dandy: The Return of the Elegant Gentleman by Nathaniel Adams seems to have its finger on the pulse of a movement which is bringing back the time of the gentleman. The book highlights the appreciation for “the finer things in life” for men. Yes, there was once a time when men cared about how they were perceived by what they wore, and they wanted to be seen not only as wealthy but as gentlemen. How someone wanted to be perceived was not focused on expensive cars and gold chains draped from one’s neck. Men of all economic backgrounds dressed their best when they stepped out.

Spring 2014 I Deconstructed Coats

Apr 04 2014Bespoke

There is nothing comparable to springtime in New York City. It is the small window between the frigid temperatures of late winter, and the humidity and crowds of summer. The Spring almost comes across as a celebration of great weather. With everyone’s elevated moods, you tend to see a jubilant touch in everyone’s style.

Fall 2013 - Mink Blend Fabrics

Oct 03 2013

There is no more luxurious article of clothing than a mink stole. For centuries, mink has been prized for its incomparable touch that is distinguishable from any other pelt. It is not commonly known that mink is not strictly utilized true to its form – it is also used as a component in fabrics. Mink fur is added into wool or cashmere to make it softer to the touch. Wool and cashmere are plenty warm enough on their own or blended together, therefore mink is strictly added to make the fabric more luxurious.

Quality Means Less Quantity

Sep 12 2012Bespoke, Tips from David Lance

Planned obsolescence is a topic that primarily comes up when discussing technology. This phrase refers to the scheme in business of creating a product with the intention of it not working, lasting, or being relevant after a predetermined amount of time. At some point in our modern history, clothing fell victim to this mode of business. 

BASIC SUIT CARE

David's Tips: Basic Suit Care

Feb 01 2012Tips from David Lance

A lot of people assume that paying for a quality suit means that they are promised longevity. This assumption makes as much sense as not changing the oil in your new Rolls-Royce. Just because your suits can last, does not mean that they always will. Taking a few seconds to properly maintain your clothing at the end of each wear can mean the difference between a suit lasting one year or one decade. Absorb these tips as gospel, and you will reinforce the durability of your suit.

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