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.
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.
That classic black and white image envisioned when you hear the word ‘tuxedo’, is far from the only style; many now incorporate modern styles, trends, and colours. With tuxedos breaking away from tradition, it can be tough to tell the difference from a suit.
There are two key differences between a suit and tuxedo. The first has to do with physical appearance, the second has to do with the embodiment, the perception, that comes with a tuxedo. Check out the list below for a closer look - we've even included a chart for quick reference!