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Teddy's Summer Essentials: The Fabric Edition

With summer arriving quickly things are heating up. Whether you find yourself hanging by the pool, playing in the yard with your kids or attending an outdoor wedding, the last thing you want is for your clothes to feel sticky. Have you ever wondered what makes certain garments more bearable than others? You got it—fabric content!  This week we are bringing you Teddy’s Summer Essentials—Fabric Edition. We have invited our on-staff textile specialist Alexa Womack to inform us on of a few fabric choices that can make all the difference for summer’s hottest peaks. We hope you find these as helpful as we have. After all, our goal is to have you looking great and shopping smarter. So here are...

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Teddy's Top Five Tips  For Nailing Your Next Job Interview

With graduation season upon us, we couldn’t think of a more fitting time to share our top five tips for nailing your next job interview.  Business culture has certainly shifted in recent years. Ping pong tables replace cubicles, strict dress code policies are increasingly relaxed and casual Fridays are a staple at most offices. The list continues. And although we acknowledge the great efforts towards positive change, we still believe that proper etiquette is essential to landing your next dream job. There are endless interview tips floating around but here are the top five we feel are key to landing that perfect job.  Tip #1 Preparation is Key  There is nothing worse than heading into an interview unprepared. “Winging it”...

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Teddy On The Town: The Entertainment Edition

With the weather finally starting to cooperate, luring us out and about, we thought it would be a great time to highlight some of the amazing entertainment venues and activities we are fortunate to have in downtown Huntsville. As we started outlining some of our favorite venues, we quickly realized whether you are looking for a family friendly option or a place to hang with the guys, the possibilities have grown exponentially over the past few years!   MUSIC VENUES Humphrey’s Bar and Grill:  A downtown staple, Humphrey’s is the perfect location to hear live music any day of the week from acoustic folk to rock-n-roll.  No better patio to lounge and listen on a beautiful day.  We wish them...

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Q & A with our Shoe Care Expert Steven Gaffin

One of the most frequent questions we get at the shop is how to properly polish, shine and care for your new shoes.  (Or even breathe a bit of life back into your old ones!) Often perceived as daunting, difficult, time-consuming or complicated, it seems that the art of shoe shining is becoming more and more a thing of the past. So, we asked our in-house shoe shine care expert, Steven Gaffin, to sit down with us and to share some of his top tips for proper shoe shining and polishing. Q: Why should you polish your shoes regularly? A: Hands down, regular shoe polishing and maintenance increases the life of your shoes. Furthermore, it preserves the leather from the elements of wear and...

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The Innovative Fabrics Shaping Menswear This Spring

While traditionally, most developments in the history of menswear have been strictly in regards to design and style choices: the width of a lapel, the cut of a trouser, the leg opening of a jean.  Modern designers are now starting to explore innovations in fabric technology and performance as well! A garment made out of these innovative new fabrics can impact not only a garment's functionality, but also its comfort and longevity. Each year these trends continue to move toward fabrics that last longer, perform better and have a sense of natural protection embedded in them.  Fabrics that appear feathery light, appealing to the touch and move with you throughout the day.  This year, our new spring collection is filled with these new innovated fabrics...

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