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When you have enough plain fabrics in your wardrobe patterns will give your collection a more exciting, and refreshing look. It's then that you think, 'which should be my next suit- striped or checked?'.
Striped suits- One might think a striped suit to be a much more formal (banking or trading) sort of suit than a solid colour but, as a rule, a striped suit has a more casual side. You can always wear your striped jacket with a pair of jeans on a Friday or a semi-casual evening. Of course, the exception to this rule is pinstripes which can end up looking very formal.
Our PTD, silk wool range , is a beautiful range of lightweight wool and silk blends with a hint of sheen, that make a perfect suit for occasions as well as formal wear and CB blended wool perfect for all seasons. These are offered in various colours, such as navy, black, shades of grey, white, faded, black and light blue in various different colours and thickness of stripe. A classic white stripe is always a good one to have, as it never falls out of style.
Checked Suit - Checks (which are my all time favourite- especially our 'Prince of Wales' blended wool!) are perfect for all seasons, and are offered in fabulous range of colours. One would think that checks are for older people or for professors or maybe doctors, but that's absolutely wrong. A checked suit is much more stylish and is versatile; if anything it's easy to wear! Combine it with a solid shirt and tie and you will always look great!
For a more casual look our D5 range can be worn as a sports jacket- perfect for pairing with denim jeans, chinos or
After youve seen the movie, I want you to try something. Wait until the memory is but a shadow of its former self; and then try to think on the suits they were wearing. I can almost guarantee that you will only see one of Gordon Geckos bold striped shirts with a white collar coupled with a pair o outrageous braces in your minds eye.
Its a great look, fitted shirt to show good taste, the boldness of stripe to say look at me, I am THE deal maker, and the braces included as a nod to the tailored days of yore. All this said, there are some lovely examples of power suiting when it comes to Wall Street Suits. The heavy chalk stripes and robust double-breasted models are sheer brilliance, power-dressing in the most powerful arena of the era.Yes, yes, all very nice I can hear you say, but how can this fit in to usually understated and most certainly sophisticated modern world of business? Well, Ive put together a few tips for how to dress for a power job while retaining a careful air of dignity around the office:1.
Dress for where you want to be - The vast majority of people in large organisations often make the mistake of wanting to fit in too much. Your suit should never be simply a uniform. Dressing the part for where you want to be in the future gets you noticed and can go a lot further towards getting you that raise than you think. I suggest wearing the basics well and accessorising with a pocket square to match your shirt or tie in order to set your standard grey suit apart.2. Dress for your body type - When it comes to button fastenings, people with broad shoulders will always suit two buttoned jackets, whereas the tall and slender can carry off the three button jacket. Shorter, more fuller figures should opt for pinstripes and slanted pockets as vertical lines will lend the impression of height, and slanted detailing will slim the silhouette. Whereas taller and slimmer gentlemen on the other hand, should look to patterned fabrics and straight pockets for the opposite effect.3. An Eye for Colour - High contrast complexions (dark hair colour, pale skin tone) look great with high contrast (dark) tie, shirt and suiting combinations, where muted complexions (similar hair and skin colouring) can be brought out with bright fabrics and less contrast. Remember though that the Wall Street Shirt flounces these rules and is high contrast for a reason; the bright colours, and especially red, mean danger in the natural world. If you want that little bit of Wall Street with out being outrageous, why not go for a white shirt with the red pinstripe on the underside of your collar so that there is just that hint of mystique?4. Whether subtle or bold, confidence is key - It is so important to understand that whatever suit you wear will look good when worn confidently. This applies to interview suits, business suits and even casual suits. Listen to the advice you are given, but never wear something if you are unsure about it as it will show straight away. If you wear that bolder pinstripe, be aware of the deal maker you are perceived to be. The boldness will make you stand out in the room, great for certain situations, just ensure that you talk the talk when you dare to walk the walk.These days, the trend in New York is to go European. While over here in Europe we have adopted the American Style coffee bar with all of the skinny de-caff latt light roasted goodness; New Yorkers are erring more and more on the on the side of the slim fit suit, cut to fit and to look great rather than a jacket to swim in (so long the US staple made famous by Brooks Brothers). The straight up and down sack jacket takes its place both in history and on our streets right now, but that will have to wait for another blog.We wait with baited breath for the February 2010 release of Wall Street 2.what will they think of next? .
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