December 17, 2010

Addition of Gitman Brothers Tuxedo Shirts

Gitman Brothers Tuxedo Shirts

Gitman Brothers Tuxedo Shirts

We are continually looking for new products to add to our extensive line of men’s formal wear. We are pleased to announce the addition of Gitman Brothers tuxedo shirts to our high end line of men’s formal shirts. Gitman Brothers is a U.S. manufacturer of high end, high quality men’s shirts. For those that are not familiar with this brand, they have been in existence since 1948, and are only found in better men’s stores. All Gitman Brothers tuxedo shirts are made in the U.S.A.!

You will find the fabric and workmanship of the Gitman brand shirts to be of the highest quality. All Gitman tuxedo shirts are made from a high grade cotton only found in better men’s shirts. We are now offering a complete line of tuxedo shirts in the Gitman label, including wing collar and laydown collar shirt styles.
We believe that we are currently offering the lowest available prices that you will find anywhere on this shirts.
If you are interested in learning more about Gitman Brothers shirts, please click here.

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December 14, 2010

Men’s Separates and Formal Wear

Robert Downey, Jr. looking good while mixing and matching

Robert Downey, Jr. looking good while mixing and matching

For women, it’s been a common occurrence for quite some time—the mix and match look. However for men, it’s been less acceptable. But the last few years have seen men’s fashion change and business wear has gone from the business suit to combos that are coordinated although not necessarily intended to be worn together. The same phenomenon has been seen in men’s formal wear.

Dinner Jacket

The dinner jacket has become the stylistic anchor in men’s formal wear. Everything revolves around this all-important item. Wear one with a shawl lapel and you’ll blend in with others, while attiring yourself in a dinner jacket with a more dramatic peaked lapel will help make you stand out. Often, it’s what someone decides to wear with that dinner jacket—those mix and match items—that make’s that man’s look unique.

Not Entirely New

The mix and match look is not entirely new to men’s formal wear. There have always been “choices” as to whether one wears a vest or cummerbund, a bow tie or cravat and a white formal shirt with a flat or pleated front.

More Formal Wear Choices

But now, partly due to designers experimenting and partly because individuals who are donning formal wear are willing to break rules, there’s a new mix and match look, which some people find totally acceptable while others cringe to even think of it.

We’re not talking about that look that disavows formal wear. Instead, it embraces formality but combines elements from different designers and brands and eliminates some items entirely. It’s Robert Downey’s attire at the Golden Globes pictured above.

Downey created a very dashing appearance with the choices that he made.

Informal Formal Wear

There are times when men’s formal wear rules should not be broken but there are plenty of times when they can be bent and/or changed. Tasteful creativity can be strikingly refreshing even with men’s formal wear.

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Men’s Formal Wear Holiday Looks

Men’s Formal Wear Holiday Looks

Men’s Formal Wear Holiday Looks

Men’s Formal Wear Holiday Looks

During the next few weeks we’ll be taking a look at some holiday men’s formal wear accessories. These will include tuxedo vests, ties and cuff links. Purchasing a holiday accessory is a great way to “dress up” you formal attire and show people that you’ve got the right spirit.

Christmas Tree Vest

Here’s the challenge of deciding to go with a men’s formal wear accessory that embraces the holiday spirit. It may just irritate, offend and infuriate the taste police. The Christmas ornament vest is just that type of item.

It is garish, there’s no doubt about it. Of course, it is openly bordering on offensive on purpose. The creator of this vest made very specific choices as to the types of ornaments that would be pictured on this creation. The red background is certainly festive and is actually a part of formal wear tradition. However, the ornaments are certainly very loud.

Same Idea but Different Look

More subtle ornaments, such as gold globes, would still keep the holiday spirit alive while creating a richer and more conservative look. Let’s face it—a holiday vest is a holiday vest and wearing one automatically goes against the whole black, white or grey hues that are a part of the traditional rainbow of men’s formal wear.

What’s the Intensity of Your Spirit?

If you’re going to augment your men’s formal wear with some holiday pizzazz, then do so in the manner that you want to. Be as conservative or liberal as you want to be. It is after all the most wonderful time of the year!

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