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Entries in suits (5)

Tuesday
Jul292014

disciplines of dressing by art comes first.

the guys from art comes first bring us a short film series that show their sartorial standards and their style. 

i guarantee you’ve seen these guys before whether you knew who they were or not. 

art comes first is made of Same Lambert and Shaka Maidoh. They are designers and style icons in the men’s fashion scene that know how to dress and kill it on the reg.

this video series lets us into their world of fashion and sheds some light on what drives these designers to do what they do.

each short focuses on a different aspect of the wardrobe and is short and sweet.

i’ve dropped episode one into the post, but be sure to check out the rest of the videos here.

- taylor

Thursday
Jun262014

name that pattern pt. 3

Shepherd’s check - a twill weave of small checks/boxes (generally of white and another color). similar to gingham, the shepherd's check is distinguished by the diagonal twill weave within the checks. this pattern is named after scottish plaid that shepherd's wore while working in the hills.

windowpane check - this pattern resembles an actual window pane by its wider spacing and bold lines (hence the name). This pattern is commonly found in suits and shirts.

tweed - rough and unfinished, tweed is a closely woven wool. it can either be left plain, or twill weaved, however, when referring to the pattern, we mean the plain version. tweed is often based in two colors (white and black) with subdued color effects created by twisting in individual strands of other colors.

 

- james


Tuesday
Mar112014

name that pattern pt. 1.

there are few things worse than trying to explain a fabric pattern to someone (especially someone in the industry) and forgetting the name, or not even knowing it. "Oh you know, it's that one with the little squares inside the bigger squares, and sometimes the squares overlap... You know that one? The one that looks like a picnic blanket?"

Now kindly hang you rhead in shame as your respect and credibility flee the scene completely. 

Being the overtly caring and generous person that I am, I figured it might be nice to help you avoid those kinds of situations. So with that, I bring you a guide to basic men's fabrics:

Gingham. tight, square checks in two colors (typically white and a contrasting color).


Plaid. typically consists of vertical and horizontal bands of two or more colors that cross one another.


Tartan Plaid. This plaid consists of vertical and horizontal or diagonal stripes that cross each other to form different sized checks. Associated with Scottish clothing of the 1700s.

Houndstooth. The checks that make up the houndstooth are broken/uneven and pointy-shaped (like a hound’s tooth). From far away it resembles a Gingham check.

Madras. the stripes of a madras check or plaid consist of different colored stripes that cross each other to form uneven checks.

Herringbone. distinctive V-shaped weaving pattern usually found in twill fabric. The pattern is called herringbone because it resembles the skeleton of a herring fish.

the more you know, the better equipped you are to talk shop.

 

- james

Monday
Jan062014

clips and knits.

just got some goods in from the tie bar.

scooped some basic tie clips and a few knits.

check it out.

- taylor

Monday
Sep232013

the truth about suits.

this short from moores shows a few women speaking their minds on a men in suits. can't say we disagree, especially when they yelid these results.

- taylor