Jacket – Boglioli cotton/linen soft coat in sky blue.
Trousers – Zanella white cotton chinos
Shoes – Edward Green Keeble on the 65 last in navy nubuck suede with natural edged soles and subtle contrast stitching
Shirt – Barbera lightweight cotton with a navy/green check
Tie – Breuer silk tan/white stripe
Scarf – 100% linen steel grey/blue by Sand
Pocket Square – Breuer 100% linen white/grey check
Few manufacturers use the brilliantly rich colors of silk for their neckties like Brioni does. Elegantly soft to the touch, they also tie the perfect knot!
As the days get warmer (and longer), it’s nice to throw on a scarf that doesn’t over-heat you while still protecting from the wind. Lightweight linens and cottons make the perfect warm weather scarf, allowing you to keep cool while still looking… well, cool!
The winter’s chill has been biting especially hard here in Carmel lately, so it’s finally become time to pack on the pounds (of clothing, that is). Something as simple as a cardigan underneath an outerwear jacket goes a long way toward Â keeping warm, while also allowing one to look great after the jacket is removed once indoors. Don’t forget the scarf – this finishing touch can add a whole new personality to an outfit in addition to being a functional cold weather accessory!
With most of the country trending toward more casual office attire, there has just recently begun a surge of men fighting back against the tide. More than ever, men are wearing ties because they want to, rather than because of their perceived necessity. The art of pairing that perfect tie to complete an outfit has finally regained momentum, and men everywhere are dressing up because they want to, rather than having their hand forced in the matter. Because of this, neckties makeÂ wonderfulÂ stocking stuffers!
From the crisply folded pocket square to that perfectly slight trouser break, the littlest of details often speak volumes about a man’s style. When it comes to being sartorially put-together, the elegance of effortless congruity should be the end goal. Personal style comes across best when it does not appear that any ensemble was carefully selected, but rather something that the wearer does regularly and inherently. Because of this, subtle detailing many times produces greater effects than affectations. It should be hard when observing an individual to decipher what makes him well-dressed, because all pieces of his outfit are flowing together in harmony and areÂ free of discord. Confidence in what one wears is, of course, paramount, but there are a few simple details that are often overlooked in a day-to-day routine. Don’t take any as set in stone, but rather as guidelines:
The Shoes: They should be polished regularly, and stored with shoe trees when not in use. Brown goes with everything except for a black suit or tuxedo. Opt for a sleek, elegant last and avoid square toes and blobby aesthetics.
The Tie: When knotted, should just be touching the top of your belt. The simple four-in-hand knotÂ is the classically elegant choice, and a gentleman’s knot should be ever so slightly askew. Remember, James Bond despised a full Windsor!
The Break: If you follow Luciano Barbera’s rule of thumb, you should be good to go – “I want to see as much of your shoes as I can, but I do not want to see any of your socks.” The 2″ cuff is popular right now, but might not always be. When in doubt, go for a plain bottom hem.
The Jacket Fit: The shoulders are the most important aspect, and shouldÂ neither dimple nor hang off of your natural shoulder. Strive to show 1/4″ to 1/2″ of shirt cuff from beneath your jacket sleeve. The waist should fit snugly, taken in to just before the point where it pulls when buttoned.
Be sure take these as simple guidelines, and not hard rules. At the end of the day, the goal should be to obtain comfortableness with your own wardrobe – that is the detail that matters most of all!
For the past 125 years, the Wolverine Company has been producing finely crafted footwear, and is now honoring its heritage with a collection of boots and shoes inspired by the founder’s original designs. Attention to detail is paramount, and the designs fit the contemporary world without letting go of iconic origination. Solid constructions, excellent leather, and an elegantly rugged appearance set the Wolverine Boot apart from the competition.
Crafted with the same attention to detail found in the original, Wolverine’s 1,000 Mile Boot is the cornerstone to the collection. Made in America from top quality leather, a stacked leather outsole, and a classic welt construction, it has been meticulously designed to replicate the original. They’re a great look that can be utilized in your wardrobe in a number of ways. They classically go well with jeans and work wear, however some guys are wearing them with flannel pants and a 2″ cuff, or even dressier slacks and a tweed blazer. The Wolverine Boots really give off that country vibe but with a splicing of sleekness not found in most solidly constructed boots. They can help bridge that gap between city casual and country chic.
You would not normally think to look for womenâ€™s fashion items at a menâ€™s store, but Khakiâ€™s of Carmel has some beautiful fashion items and clothes for ladies as well, all exclusively made for Khakiâ€™s. Why not surprise your special someone with one of our handcrafted masterpieces sure to turn heads for all the right reasons?