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Category: Suits

Prince Harry’s Blue Engagement Suit – The Look for Less

I’m not Royal Wedding crazy, but I am a bit of a admitted Anglophile. I’m a big fan of the things at which Brits are known to be great. Iconic television series, both comedic and dramatic, legendary English shoes, incredible grooming products, and a flawless sense of traditional tailoring. Prince Harry’s blue engagement suit Monday did more than enough to drive this final point home. Before I get into my recommendations on more affordable alternatives to the prince’s suit, I want to take a moment to walk through what I like so much about it. I love the color of this suit. Yes, I highly recommend that a navy suit should be your first suit purchase, but I’m pretty sure this isn’t Prince Harry’s first suit. Blue is also a little flashier for a special occasion, which this obviously is. So I suggest keeping the navy in your closet during a day like your engagement. The prince also lets his suit do most of the work by keeping the other elements simple. He subtly paired it with a crisp white shirt, a classic navy tie, and…

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Big News from J. Crew! Wider Lapels!

This is a true story. On Wednesday I was sitting with my wife at the kitchen catching up on the day. The newest J. Crew catalog had arrived that day, and I was flipping through it as we talked. I started to explain how I really liked the fit and fabrics of J. Crew’s suits (as a guy who’s 6 foot tall and weighs 220 pounds, I prefer the Crosby suits to the Ludlow suits). However, my biggest issue with J. Crew’s suits is that the lapels on the Ludlow suits are 2 ½ inches wide and the lapels on the Crosby suits are 2 ¾ inches wide. I think these are proportionally too slim for my build. I was literally mid-sentence explaining this to my wife when I turned the page and saw this:

The Look for Less: Dev Patel’s Navy Suit at the 2017 SAG Awards

My social feeds have been filled with plenty of “Best Dressed” lists from Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. Most of the lists included a lot of tuxedos, which I have no problem with. But one suit stood out for me: Dev Patel’s navy Brunello Cucinelli suit…

Style Thoughts: Double Breasted Suit?

Fashion is incredibly cyclical; however, the styles do change a bit each time around.  Last weekend The Financial Times covered Milan fashion week, and double-breasted jackets were definitely on everyone’s mind.  On top of that, the February issue of GQ features a six-page spread on the resurgence of Nick Jonas sporting nothing but double breasted suits.  Needless to say, the double breasted suit craze is on its way, and only one questions remains.  Will you partake? The last two times the double breasted suit was in vogue (mid twentieth century and the 1980s), the typical suit was cut with a decent amount of room.  These cuts were pretty forgiving, and helped to hide some of the extra girth many men were holding on to.  This time through the style cycle, the slimmer trend of recent years continues to hold fast.  I don’t think prior to the last few years most people would have envisioned what a slim-cut double-breasted suit might look like, but they are here and they look fantastic. A double breasted suit is typically more formal, but more formal attire can sometimes lack the standout style that a more contemporary look achieves…