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Three Pieces You Need This Fall

With the fall season upon us, it’s time to look at your wardrobe and make sure it’s as ready for the new season as you are. If you're anything like us, you've already been dreaming of lower temps, fall colors and finally getting to pull your favorite flannel back out of the closet. Beyond the regular staples, here are a few pieces we believe are a must for the upcoming season. The Lightweight Knit. We’re all about layering here at Roosevelt and Co. We want our wardrobes to reach further than one look which is why our first must have for fall is a lightweight knit. The crew neck is the perfect silhouette for this season. There has been an emphasis...

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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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Backbone of a Business Wardrobe

With the start of a new year it’s the perfect time for a closet overhaul. What needs to be purged? What needs to be replaced? What do you need to stock up on? For those wondering what constitutes a well-rounded closet, we have you covered in this post. Seasons come and seasons go, but there are essential pieces we feel constitute the basic backbone of every stylish businessman’s wardrobe. This list is not particularly long but can certainly have a profound impact on standing the test of time and keeping you looking your best year-round. One thing to keep in mind, and certainly what we love the most about style, is that it's truly personal. There’s no “correct” or “incorrect”...

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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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The Versatility of Five-Pockets

What are five-pockets anyway? In a nutshell, it’s the cut and shape of a pair of jeans but made of a non-denim fabric such as a cotton twill or even a washed canvas. The material makes them a notch more versatile than a pair of jeans, and the relaxed shape lends to a more dressed down (and from our perspective a more interesting) garment than say a chino. Five-pockets are basically a marriage of a jean and a chino - definitely one of our favorite go-to’s for updating a wardrobe in any season. The History Behind Them In 1871, tailor Levi Strauss and riveter Jacob Davis teamed up to create a hardy trouser made of denim during the gold rush...

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