Interesting history about navy blue —

Tuxedos come in shawl collar, peak lapel, notch lapel or double breasted. I prefer the peak because it is a little different.

The new accent color seems to be purple. We are seeing it in shirts, ties, suits and sportcoats.

Wearing stripes and stripes, checks and checks together just
has to do with getting the right balance. The combination
can make for a distinctive look – takes a little planning, but
the end result can be tasteful.

A thin, sleeveless sweater vest under a suit or sportcoat jacket can add warmth and give your outfit a totally different look.

For whatever reason, many of us do not like to wear white in the winter. I am mainly referring to trousers – but I say an off white wool or corduroy trouser may be just the thing to lighten up a dark outfit.

When having your trousers hemmed or cuffed, a slight break over the shoe will make you look taller.

Whether you pay $300 or $3000 for a suit, it MUST fit correctly or there is no point in wearing it.

The repp tie originated in England in the 1800’s.

Repp refers to the silk weave used to make the ties. Different stripes were used to signify a regiment or club that a man belonged to. The stripes all went in the same direction – descending from the left.

The Repp tie showed up in the United States in the 1920’s and they are still a staple of the wardrobe of the well-dressed man.

The bow tie should not extend beyond the outer edges of your eyes
or the outside edge of the shirt collar.