Draped Trousers

The term “drape” generally refers to the way a fabric hangs in soft, loose folds. For men’s suits, drape trousers feature asymmetric pleating and a tapered leg. A draped trouser looks perfect when paired with a cropped tee. The style originated in the 1930s with the “drape suit”, a generously cut fashion that was softer…

Double Pleats

Double pleated trousers with men’s suits have pleats running down towards the leg from the waistband. Trousers with front pleats are larger in size around the mid section, offering optimum comfort and ease of movement. The pleats help the trouser keep its shape when standing and when sitting, and they are also perfect for men…

Waistcoats

Waistcoats or vests were once an essential part of a man’s suit. Fashions change, however, and these days the waistcoat is an optional extra – but it is one that can add real style to a man’s suit. It is however easy to choose and wear a waistcoat badly. Fit is king, as always with…

Which overcoat to wear?

With so many different kinds of men’s overcoat styles available, it can be tough to decide what kind of overcoat would be most useful with your selection of suits. Well, the principle here is to focus on some key elements. Here are a few of them: Fabric. The material of a man’s overcoat makes a…

Overcoats

Men’s overcoat are a versatile garment (and an essential one for the modern man’s wardrobe) that is both functional and stylish. A well-fitted classic overcoat is a smart investment that will last you for years; and every time you put it on, you’ll instantly step up your style. By tradition, an overcoat is a heavy…

Overcoat Styles

An overcoat is a sleeved outer garment designed primarily for warmth. There are basically three kinds of men’s overcoat: An overcoat is a long coat with sleeves that is worn on top of something else. A topcoat is a lightweight overcoat (a raincoat is an even lighter garment, made from a fabric that is designed…

Detachable Collars

The dress shirt has quite a long history, going back in its present form to the Victorian age. While there have been changes in the standard design of the dress shirt over the intervening years, many aspects of it have remained as they were. But one notable change has been the sudden appearance and then…

Button-Down Collars

A man’s shirt with a button-down collar has traditionally been regarded as sporty and informal, but in the US in the 1950s shirtmakers began produced dress shirts for business and more formal events with this style of collar. An immediate advantage of shirts with a button-down collar is that they can trade on both lines…

Spread Collars

Dress shirts with a spread collar have a distinguished history – particularly dating back to the 1930s, when the likes of Douglas Fairbanks and the Duke of Windsor were fans. The spread collar has a wide gap between the collar points, so wide in fact that the points of the collar can almost form a…