Did you see Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile - a Netflix movie that premiered earlier this year?
Zac Efron playing the role of Ted Bundy stands in a court room wearing a light blue suit defending himself. The colour of his outfit was a strategic choice (for our purposes, we're going to ignore the old style bow tie and wide lapels). Wearing light blue with white underneath portrays him as approachable and non-threatening as opposed to the sense of power and dominance imposed by a dark suit. It's these seemingly minor details that have an impact on the subconscious.
I'm not telling you to care about what people think all the time. But, I am telling you, if you have a job interview coming up, an important meeting, or a fancy event (perhaps a wedding?), it's not just what you wear that matters, the colours matter, too. The impact can be huge, long-lasting, and even the 'make or break' moment. A first impression is made in less than seven seconds and hard to break without meeting seven more times.
Unless you're working in a creative field, your work suits likely consist of solid black, blue, and/or grey. So, does it matter when you wear which? Of course. But, why? Because every colour and shade carries its own perception. Stark contrast is seen as more formal, reliable, and intimidating whereas light and muted colours portray a sense of calmness, approach-ability, and conservation.
So, what should you be wearing? What should you keep as a staple in your closet? Spoiler Alert: a navy suit. If you want to know why, you'll have to keep reading. Below is a quick breakdown of what your suit colour says to other people.
My Dad and I don't often see eye to eye. He's logical, I'm creative. If I ask him to choose between two anything, I go with the one he didn't choose. But he's still my Dad, and I'm still his little girl(despite being a 27 year old woman). When I was younger, Mom and I would go shopping for tools, shirts, and ties for his Father Day gifts. Over two decades of the same routine eventually resulted in Dad having all the tools, shirts, and ties he could ever need - despite what Canadian Tire tells you.
Then, he got a position in one of those modern companies with an office dog, a ping-pong table, and a beer keg - he never wears a tie now. So that year when Father's Day came around, I went rogue. I abandoned the typical 'Dad' gifts and made him a mix CD for his hour-long drive to his new, hip office. Fergalicious and Bootylicious blared from his car and I was finally an age where I'm no longer embarrassed and can embrace the ridiculous Dad behaviour that I've grown to love and can't image life without.
You’ve heard the term “let’s get this bread” but what about the loafs?
More specifically, loafers. And lots of them. This sock-less, lace-less shoe trend has taken over men’s closets. Can we blame them? Few things are more freeing than bare ankles and slip-ons, no matter the occasion.
It’s a staple of every snappy dresser to have at least one pair of quality loafers to slide on and complete a look. But where to start? With so many options available(and there are a lot), it’s hard to decide exactly which style of loafer fits your lifestyle. Keep reading for tips on how to wear loafers like a boss.
Men's fashion has officially surpassed women's in industry growth and is showing no signs of slowing. Shocked?
We're not. Clothing serves a function beyond style and as the world evolves, clothes do, too. Men are increasingly caring for their appearance and so labels are adapting and innovating to mesh comfort and function with fashion and style. Athleisure wear is one trend resulting from this innovation, but it's not the only one. Premium brands are taking men's dress needs seriously by using high-quality material blends, unique stitching patterns, and patented fabric technology(yes, 'good' clothes do involve technological innovation - that's why Curt Collins himself hand picks each item we carry.)
We narrowed down the top three menswear trends across generations that will see out 2019 and stay for 2020.