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How To Wear It: Patterns

Who doesn’t love the idea of a great paisley tie, herringbone sport coat, glen plaid suit or pinstriped shirt?  But, how should you wear them, and do you dare mix and match all these patterns?  For a lot of guys, patterns can be intimidating, and their uncertainty over how to wear them, we find, can keep a lot of people in solid shirts and neutral suits, safely relegating any and all patterns to only their ties and pocket squares for fear of making a fashion faux pas. In this article, we want to show you how utilizing patterns throughout your wardrobe can add so much more dimension, texture and visual interest to your overall look. And to help you feel a little more confident when faced...

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Wear Now, Layer Later: Staff Fall Favorites

As the official start to fall has come and gone and we are finally starting to see some cooler temps heading our way, we thought it would be a great time to highlight some of our personal favorite fall pieces that just arrived at the shop! These are staple items you can wear now on their own and then we'll give you some ideas for how to wear them throughout the winter season just by layering on a few extra pieces... Look One Olive is such a strong color for this fall, and we just love the hue on these Citizen of Humanity five pockets.  Pairing these with this great super soft lightweight Billy Reid striped henley is a perfect casual look...

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Teddy's Tips For Seamlessly Transitioning Your Wardrobe From Summer To Fall

As we look to the upcoming fall season, while the current temperature outside is screaming anything but fall, it can be quite challenging to navigate how one is supposed to keep to the proper seasonal attire while still remaining cool and comfortable during those first few, rather warm, weeks of fall. Lucky for you, we've got a few tricks of the trade that just might help you beat the heat as well as get a little extra wear out of those stand-out summer pieces in your closet. The Unconstructed Coat We had some really great unconstructed coats this past spring/summer that can easily transition into fall. Those seasonal coats that have more muted and/or neutral hues are great for this time of year as they are...

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How To Survive A Summer In The South In Style

Summers in the South evoke dinner parties by the pool, the sweet scent of magnolias and ultimately, higher temps and humidity ushered in each Memorial Day weekend. With the sweltering heat the season brings, it’s understandable why most guys look for any viable justification to shed a layer or two and find themselves outfitted in a golf polo and khakis or, at best, a button-down shirt a third of the year. And while we can’t argue the comfort factor that choice brings, a gentleman should always consider how best to maximize his effect on the audience with which he surrounds himself.   As the mercury rises, consider these few tips to help up your sartorial game this summer while staying...

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Deconstructing The Spring Sport Coat

As we begin the transition to Spring, we naturally also begin the transition of our closets - packing up the heavier pieces opting for much lighter weight clothing. One of the most important garments we recommend updating during your transition this year is your sport coat. We know a lot of you might be thinking you don’t need a sport coat in the Spring or Summer because your office transitions to business casual attire (no coat required) or you simply refuse to wear a sport coat in the summer heat of good ‘ole Alabama. However, we all have those special occasions that arise (sometimes unexpectedly), and then you're stuck wearing that year-round weight sport coat, feeling warm, sweaty and simply uncomfortable....

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