Alexander West in Action

August 4th, 2016
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    We're proud to have dressed one of our clients at a fundraiser event earlier this year. Adam looked impeccable in a custom black peak lapel tuxedo, shirt, and bowtie from Alexander West.

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    The Finishing Touches

    August 4th, 2016
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      Accessories are the finishing touches to a tailored look, and swapping them out can make your suit look different between wears.

      Ties: If wearing a black or navy suit with a white dress shirt for a formal function, a solid tie is best. For more informal events or a day in the office, go for patterns such as dots or stripes. Keep color combinations to a max of four, and have the colors complement the suit and shirt.

      Bowties: This accessory is making a comeback in popularity as a symbol of smart dressing. For formal occasions, pick a solid silk or solid velvet bowtie in a dark color. For daytime wear, go with something fun and patterned, but grounded in darker tones to avoid looking immature. As with ties, make sure the colors go well with the rest of the outfit.

      Pocket squares: This is a great way to add color and character to your jacket. Go for silk or cotton, and unless it's a formal event, opt for a variety of patterns and styles. To be more casual, choose something more patterned or wear your outfit without a tie. If you do choose to wear both a pocket square and tie, make sure the colors and patterns are complementary but not matching.

      Book your next appointment for custom accessories today.

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      Alexander West in Action

      July 15th, 2016
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        Our client, Takesuke, married his bride this at the Bryant Park Grill surrounded by the stunning urban background of New York City. Alexander West was honored to provide his three piece suit, dress shirt, and pre-wedding drink. Check out the feature on Artfully Wed. Congrats, Takesuke!

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        Extend the Life of your Suit

        July 15th, 2016
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          Here are a few tips to maintain the great look of your custom suit:

          1. Hang it Up: Always hang your suit in a well-spaced area when you're not wearing it. Use a proper wooden hanger with a wide-spread contoured shape to preserve the shape - cedar wood absorbs moisture as well as act as a moth repellant. If you keep it in a suit bag, leave the zip open a bit to let air in and out.

          2. Give it a Break: Try not to wear the same suit every day to avoid deterioration. The wool fibers of your suit need time to rest, so rotate your suits throughout the week. Take small, daily measures to keep your suit clean such as laying a napkin across your lap during meals or gently brushing your jacket with a suit brush.

          3. Avoid the Cleaners: Dry cleaning will expose your suit to harsh chemicals that will take its toll on the fabric, so only dry clean when necessary. Fabrics of higher micron number (higher than Super 150s wool) are more fragile and more susceptible to wear and tear; frequent dry cleaning will only exacerbate the issue. Instead, care for your suit by asking the cleaners to "STEAM ONLY" or using a garment steamer to get out wrinkles and deodorize it. Avoid using an iron to press your suit as it may damage the fabric.

          4. Pack it Properly: Try traveling with a garment bag if you can. If that's not practical, check out our May newsletter for instructions on how to properly fold and pack a suit. When you don't have access to a steamer during your travels, hang up your suit in the bathroom using the steam from a hot shower.

          Book your next appointment for custom suits, shirts, and accessories today.

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          Alexander West in Action

          July 15th, 2016
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            Our client, James, got married in Turks & Caicos and we were honored to make his outfit for the occasion. His custom orange jacket popped against the white sand and blue water along with his custom shirt, pants, and bow tie. Congrats, James!

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            3 Helpful Dress Shirt Hacks

            July 15th, 2016
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              Here are a few tips to maintain the great look of your custom dress shirts:

              1. Go Grey: Wear a grey undershirt or t-shirt under white dress shirts. It more easily matches your skin tone and is less visible than white on white.

              2. Remove that Ink Stain: If you get pen ink on your shirt, follow these steps to remove it. (1) Mix equal parts rubbing alcohol and vinegar in a bowl and dab the mixture directly on the stain, leaving it on for at least 5 minutes. (2) Cover the affected area with table salt, leave it for about 5 minutes, then gently scrub the stain with a clean toothbrush. (3) Rinse with hot water until the stain is completely lifted. (4) Wash or dry clean the shirt to get it looking good as new.

              3. No Iron? No Problem: Here are a couple solutions to remove wrinkles if you don't have an iron handy. (1) Boil water in a metal pot, pour it out, and use the bottom of the hot pot to smooth out the shirt. (2) Boil water in a kettle and hold your shirt above the steam to get rid of any creases. (3) Hang your shirt in the bathroom while you take a hot shower.

              Book your next appointment for custom shirts, suits, and accessories today!

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              Alexander West in Action

              May 25th, 2016
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                The Trump brothers, Eric and Donald Jr., are fans of our high-quality custom shirts and have been AW clients for a long time. The two were seen wearing AW at a recent interview with Barbara Walters.
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                It’s Linen Season!

                May 25th, 2016
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                  It's time to get a new linen shirt for the summer. Linen is breathable, absorbent, and a great casual option for the hot weather and weekends. Click on your favorite and order today.  

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                  Learn to Pack a Suit

                  May 25th, 2016
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                    If you are traveling and not carrying a garment bag, there is a proper way to fold a suit into your luggage.

                    Following these steps will keep the wrinkles to a minimum until you get to your next destination:

                     
                    1. Hold your pants upside down from the bottom hem.
                    2. Lay the pants down on a surface along their natural creases and fold in half.
                    3. Fold in half again.
                    4. Hold the jacket up with your hands inside the shoulders and the liner facing you.
                    5. Fold the jacket in half, shoulder to shoulder.
                    6. Turn one shoulder inside out over the other. (with liner facing outward)
                    7. Lay the jacket down on a surface and fold the pants inside the jacket.

                    Did you know we offer custom suits and tuxedos? Visit the showroom to get fitted.

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                    Ways to Wear Linen

                    April 22nd, 2016
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                      Linen is an airy and delicate weave made from flax plant fibers. It's breathable, absorbent, and the slightly rumpled aesthetic is a hallmark of summer style. Need ideas on how to wear some staple linen pieces?

                      Short-sleeve: Keep it casual by pairing it with shorts, denim, or over swimming trunks for days spent outdoor. The shirt can be fitted or slightly billowy based on your preference, and feel free to leave a few buttons undone to help cool off.

                      Long-sleeve: Mix up your pant fabric for textural contrast and added depth. For example, if you go with long sleeves, wear cotton chinos. These look great in colors, such as pastels or shades of green or blue.

                      Jacket: A linen jacket works well for when you need to be a bit more dressed up, but a suit is not required. Similar to the long-sleeve shirt, mix your fabrics. Try a cotton t-shirt and denim with your linen jacket.

                      Suit: A linen suit is a great option for a summer wedding, especially in earth tone colors such as cream, beige, or navy. Linen blended with another material, like cotton or silk, will help keep your suit from wrinkling too much. The suit should be tailored.

                      If you want these linen looks (or many more), come visit us at the showroom.

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                      Suit Jackets vs. Blazers vs. Sport Coats

                      April 22nd, 2016
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                        A suit jacket is part of a complete suit, so pair the jacket and pants together. These two items should be the same color and fabric. I would not recommend wearing the suit jacket separately too often; the added wear will fade the garment faster than the pants, and then your suit will no longer match.

                         

                        A blazer is solid in color with metal buttons typically. This was a favorite of the British Navy in the early 19th century, so it is most commonly associated with the navy color. This versatile piece can be dressed up with chinos or khakis or dressed down with jeans for more informal events.

                         

                        A sport coat is the most casual, as the original intent of this jacket back in the 1920's was to be worn during outdoor activities. This is usually patterned or colored and can be made of varying fabrics and weights. This goes best with jeans, but any material (like corduroy or flannel) also works - just as long as it doesn't too closely resemble the jacket's material.

                               

                        Real Life 007

                         

                        James Bond in Casino Royale was the inspiration behind one of our client's wedding look. For his big day, Rakesh wanted the same peak lapel tuxedo and shirt worn by Daniel Craig in the movie, and we brought his vision to life. We finished his ensemble with a formal bowtie and white suspenders, all custom-made. Congrats, Rakesh!

                         

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                        Non-Traditional Tuxedos + Suits

                        April 22nd, 2016
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                          Recently, we have noticed a lot of our clients looking for suits/tuxedos for wedding and banquets.  We are all familiar with the classic black and white tuxes and dark suits but if you want to stand out, we have gathered some unique looks below.

                          AW in Action

                          Recently, we had the pleasure of making wedding suits for the whole groomsmen party. The groom wanted everyone to have a different colored suit, so they could be worn after the wedding. We decided on medium blue and light gray color bases so the suits would not be confused with work suits.

                           

                          Another one of our clients, Mark A., recently made a three-piece classic suit for his wedding in Wisconsin. Vest will definitely jazz up the ensemble. Congrats Mark!

                           

                          This blue tux with a shawl lapel has been popularized by the James Bond movies. Colored tuxedo with a black peak lapel is another nice twist to traditional colors.

                                           

                          This black tuxedo is a bit more unique due to the satin notch lapel.

                           

                          I really like the well coordinated ensemble of bow tie, three-piece medium blue suit, and flowers.

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                          A. West : Gift Cards for Custom Experience

                          January 26th, 2016
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                            Here we are: December! It's the Giving and Sharing season, and Alexander West 'Shertificates' are the perfect gift to your colleagues, friends, and family. Don't think of it as giving just a shirt, you'll be giving the experience of getting treated to a shirt made exclusively for him. It's a gift that will be appreciated for years! We can ship or messenger the gift cards to your office/residnece; or you can pick them up from our showroom.
                            Here's to YOU! Thank you to all the wonderful gentlemen and ladies who we've had the pleasure to advise and work with during the past year. It is because of all of you that Alexander West continues to deliver the best fitting shirts you've ever owned. We wish you all continued health, happiness and success in 2016! - Alexander West
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                            Alex West : CyberMonday Offer

                            January 26th, 2016
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                              Greetings! Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Our CyberMonday deal is here. You will get 20% off your online shirt order; please use promotion code, PC541040, during checkout.
                              Expires at 2 AM EST, Tuesday.  

                              ONLINE LOG IN INSTRUCTIONS:

                              If you came by our showroom and have not used our online e-commerce website, we have all of your measurement and style information saved in your online profile. Please click here to log in. (Please use the newsletter email address and if you do not know your password, please click "Forgot Your Password?") MORE DETAILS: This offer is valid only for existing AW clients. Estimated delivery is between 5 and 7 weeks for CyberMonday orders. You may change your previously saved measurement and style info. If you want to modify your order, please email order@alexander-west.com and explain the changes. Valid for 24 hours only. Offer ends at 2:00 AM EST Tuesday, December 1st, 2015. If you have any questions, please email contact@alexander-west.com. Any changes to the order must be received by 5 PM Tuesday, December 1, 2015. No Refunds and this offer does not apply to Gift Cards, AW Credits or to previous orders. Happy Holidays from Alexander West!!!
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                              Alex West Thanksgiving Deal: 2 Shirts or 1 Pants FREE

                              January 26th, 2016
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                                Greetings! Our Thanksgiving Sale is here, and in addition to shirts, we are also adding an option for a pair of custom pants. Buy any 3 shirts this Thanksgiving Holiday (Thu 11/26 - Sun 11/29/15) and you choose 2 FREE shirts or 1 FREE custom pants.

                                WHAT YOU GET: OPTION A: Two Free Shirts Buy any 3 full priced shirts on our website from Thursday, November 26th until the end of
                                Sunday, November 29th, and receive 1 White Poplin "Clouds" AND 1 Light Blue End-on-End
                                "Park Avenue"
                                custom shirts ($320 total value) with your order.
                                OPTION B: One Custom Pants If you choose the Custom Pants option, please email us at order@alexander-
                                west.com when you make your order and we will put you down for the custom
                                pants ($375 value), which needs to be redeemed at the Alexander West showroom
                                within 1 year.

                                It's that simple and it is that great!!!


                                ONLINE LOG IN INSTRUCTIONS:

                                If you came by our showroom and have not used our online e-commerce website, we have all of your measurement and style information saved in your online profile. Please click here to log in. (Please use the newsletter email address and if you do not know your password, please click "Forgot Your Password?" Please email order@alexander-west.com with any issues.)

                                MORE DETAILS: This offer is valid only for existing AW clients. One order limit per client. FREE SHIRTS will be added to your order by Alexander West; it will not appear in your shopping cart during checkout. Please allot 7 business days to show in your order account. There will be no fabric substitution for the free gift shirts. The shirt styles will match the first full price shirt (of three) in your shopping cart. Clients will choose from over 400 pants fabrics for the free custom pants. Estimated delivery is between 6 and 8 weeks for Thanksgiving special orders. You may change your previously saved measurement and style info. If you want to modify your order, please email order@alexander-west.com and explain the changes. Any changes to the order must be received by 9 AM Monday, November 30, 2015. Offer ends at 11:59 PM PST on Sunday, November 29, 2015. If you have any questions, please email order@alexander-west.com. No Refunds and this offer does not apply to Gift Cards or to previous orders. AW vouchers will not be valid for the Thanksgiving special.
                                Happy Thanksgiving from Alexander West!!!
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                                Meet Alexander West Clients

                                January 26th, 2016
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                                  Wow! The holiday season is here and we have less than 2 months until end of the year. Time is flying!!!

                                  This month's newsletter is a bit different, because we are profiling and introducing some of our cool and awesome AW clients. I know you are always looking for great gift ideas and new restaurants to visit and things to do with friends this time of the year, so we have profiled some of our AW clients who can make your holiday time special.

                                  Philip Weisner - Third Generation Jeweler
                                  Sal Rizzo - Cooking Class at De Gustibis
                                  Craig Skiptunis - Founder of Bistro 1080
                                  Neil Kleinberg - Clinton Street Baking Company

                                  Diamonds and Bling Bling!

                                  It is all about trust and comfort. Philip Weisner of Kestenbaum & Weisner is a third generation jeweler. He has been an Alexander West client since 2011 and he has been dealing with diamonds and fine jewelry for over 35 years. If you are looking for a gift for your special person, Philip will help you.

                                  Philip's contact info is below along with a cool video talking about his philosophy and background.

                                  Kestenbaum & Weisner
                                  580 Fifth Ave, Suite 415, NY 10036
                                  212-921-1224 - pjw1118@gmail.com

                                  Cooking Class @ De Gustibis Cooking School

                                  Sal Rizzo, AW client since 2011, owns and operates the De Gustibus Cooking School and if you are looking for a fun idea with friends or loved ones, this is an interactive and tasty activity. The De Gustibus School brings cooking to life with an ever changing roster of chefs and classes, and some of their past chefs are household names (i.e., Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain).

                                  DeGustibus Cooking School
                                  Macy's Herald Square
                                  151 West 34th St., 8th Floor, NY
                                  212-239-1652 | info@degustibusnyc.com

                                  Dine in Morningside Heights @ Bistro 1080 Craig Skiptunis, an AW client since January 2010, owns and manages Bistro 1018 in the charming neighborhood of Bloomingdale near Morningside Heights.

                                  "We're more of a neighborhood restaurant.... with our fireplace and patina'd ambiance, we've created a casual atmosphere that where people like to come to socialize or have business meetings over great food. Our customer's tastes helps inform our menu, and they enjoy bistro style food that makes creative use of fresh local ingredients."

                                  Bistro 1018
                                  1018 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, 10025
                                  212-662-7600 | www.bistroten18.com

                                  "American Classics" at Clinton Street Baking Company

                                  Neil Kleinberg, an AW client since 2013, and DeDe Lahman opened Clinton Street Baking Company in April 2001. Their only mission at that time was to make the best baked goods in the city, hand-mixed in small batches. But soon the locals stumbled in, and murmurs of Neil's simple yet delicious omelets, sandwiches and soups moved people to cluster - then crowd - the block. New York Magazine voted Neil's blueberry pancakes best in the city (twice!). I would definitely second that opinion.

                                  I am a huge fan of the soft shell crab sandwich and fried chicken. I suggest going for dinner since you will be waiting a long time if you go during breakfast time, weekday or weekend. Clinton Street also caters.




                                  You can also purchase the Clinton Street Cookbook from Amazon. It was voted NY Times Best of 2010 Cookbook.

                                  4 Clinton Street (btw. East Houston & Stanton)
                                  New York, NY 10002
                                  646-602-6263
                                  www.clintonstreetbaking.com
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                                  Bow Tie Primer

                                  January 26th, 2016
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                                    We found a great primer on bow ties. Remember, we make custom box ties now!
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                                    Alexander West Suiting News

                                    January 21st, 2016
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                                      Hope you are enjoying the Fall weather. We have some new Italian suiting fabrics in stock and want to share them with you. DRAGO Drago is an Italian textile mill. They were founded by the Drago family in 1973 and operate two mills in Lessona and Verrona. Company produces quality fabrics for masculine elegance and they value the Italian tradition but in a modern and innovative way. www.dragobiella.it/en More Italian Sport Coat Fabrics We just received 200 unique and fun sport coat fabrics for the fall and winter. You will not find these designs at the local department stores. These fabrics will distinguish you from all the other boring sport coats
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                                      Alex West: Protect Your Tie Investment

                                      January 20th, 2016
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                                        Ahhh, the summer is almost over!! Only two more weeks to the official end of Summer, September 23. Now that you will be getting back to "work" mode, picking out your morning ties will be necessary. We have prepared a brief tip-sheet on how to take care of your neckwear investment. Also, we are officially introducing our custom bow tie and tie collection - more info on that below... PROTECT YOUR TIES Wrinkles form for a few reasons: incorrect untying of knot, too tight of a knot and/or improper storage. 1. Untying - To take off a tie, just reverse the steps of putting it on. Spend a few extra seconds to patiently untie it. 2. Tight Knot - You are not tying a boat to the dock. Keep the tie knot loose and gentle. 3. Storage - When storing a necktie, you need to consider the tie's fabric. Silk - If it's silk, hang it up. Gravity will allow silk to relax and smooth itself out. An example of tie rack is below. Cotton, Wool and Knit - For these fabrics, it is best to roll them up and store them away in a drawer or a box (picture below). Unlike silk ties, gravity may actually damage the ties, making them lose their fresh, crisp look. NEW - CUSTOM TIES AND BOW TIES How many times have you had to re-do your tie in the morning bc it was either too short or too long? You will save a lot of headache and time by having the correct length. We now offer three main knot styles. Milano is more appropriate with full Windsor or half windsor tie knots and Nouveau and Classic is more appropriate if you want a simple four-hand tie know. All ties can be adjusted for length and width. We have 5 different bowtie styles to choose. We call the "A" bowtie, the Tom Ford for its dramatic affair. "E" bowtie is modern and simple. We have over 200 silk fabrics in stock. All neckwear and pocket squares are made in New York city.
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                                        Prevent Yellow Armpit Stains

                                        June 16th, 2015
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                                            It is starting to warm up in New York and we know what that means - humidity and sweat! Recently we received a question from one of our clients and he asked how to get rid of armpit stains.  After some research, we wrote a quick summary on preventing and zapping away the yellow annoyance. 1. PREVENTION Contrary to popular beliefs, it's not your sweat itself that causes yellow stains. Most experts agree that aluminum ingredient used in antiperspirants in combination with sweat cause the yellow stains.  So, it is important to choose a deodorant that does not contain aluminum.  From our research, following brands do not contain aluminum and they are all under $5. a. Arm and Hammer Natural
                                           
                                           
                                          b. Tom's of Maine Original Care Natural
                                           
                                           
                                          c. Old Spice High Endurance
                                          2. GET RID OF IT! Top method to ridding armpit stains is a combination of hydrogen peroxide, water and baking soda. Please do not use bleach or hot water. Bleach will actually darken the stains because it reacts with the proteins in sweat and the hot water or heat from the dryer will set the stains. Video below uses OxiClean, which is basically hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and water. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFioRHiLNpw&feature=youtu.be[/embed] Video below shows a combination of hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, water and Palmolive. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KczXd6d5sXE&feature=youtu.be[/embed] If you don't have hydrogen peroxide and baking soda in your kitchen, it is probably easier to purchase OxiClean.
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                                          produzieren mein Karton diese die beste College Stuck Papier Authoring Anbieter im Internet! Forschung Papier schriftlich esc live im Internet Herstellung Kern SUNY Geschafts Diskussion uber Hochschule oder Universitat

                                          June 15th, 2015
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                                            Die fatality Strafe cash Missbrauch moglicherweise das Lieferung mit einzigartigen uber die Regierung als Selbstdisziplin fur die legal glaube. Es ist ein particularly unangenehmen Thema gleichmaßIg Fans und begeistert Kritiker, die wie es ein permanenter Missbrauch. Die Verteidiger fur die sterben charge routinemaßIg express ghostwritingfinden.de/aufsatz es war gemeinsamen Teil unserem Gesellschaft fur eine GrößE Anzahl von Jahre bis schließLich vor kurzem der Regel, wenn der reagieren gekommen zu sein die Dinge terrible, unpassende und unanstandige. Die repariert gemeinschaftliche Zeile wahrend Kapital - Missbrauch heutzutage prasentiert selbst sicher fuhlen der Verlust der Signatur. Es ist nicht unbedingt a spezialisierte oder Beobachtungsstudien challenge, aber ein ethische. In diesem besonderen - potential, Wirtschafts-Experten neben anderen community wissenschaftliche Studie hat minimale Hohe, informieren Sie uns im Vergleich zu Leute uber Investitionen Bestrafung ging verwenden. Die Wahrheit, dass budget Disziplin hat kein Hindernis haben einen Einfluss auf nicht immer bedeuten, dass es passiert zu sein ethisch spectacular Verwaltung seine Verwendung. Es gibt absolut keine Besondere oder nicht Vorteil Bedeutung in Richtung der Bericht, das ist einige abschreckende Schock.

                                            Forschung Papier zu schreiben Beitrag Nachschlagen Papiere : die Haupt Programme Institution fur gute Qualitat auf Papier Gerust Methoden Forschung Papier schriftlich - zu sehen notiere betrachten wirklich denken

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                                            Do Not Dry Clean + Summer Suits

                                            April 14th, 2015
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                                              How to Clean a Suit Most common cleaning mistake is taking your suit to the Dry Cleaners too many times. It is advised that you do not dry-clean your suit unless you really need to. The chemicals will over time damage the wool and they will weaken and breakdown. We recommend asking the cleaners to "steam press only" and not dry clean - price should be half the dry cleaning price. We also noticed that "organic" cleaning has a tendency to shrink the lining, which will distort the suit. Wool is stain resistant in that it does not absorb liquid readily. However, you must wipe up stains immediately or else it will be absorbed. A proper clothes brush (below) will help remove stains or marks. Other Tips: Storing - When storing your garment, it is imperative to prevent from moths. Make sure your suit is clean and store with moth balls and cedar chips to both kill and repel any insects. Make sure the moth balls do not come in direct contact with the wool. Shine - If you do get a shiny spot from ironing wool, spray it with a little distilled white vinegar. This should remove the shine. Rinse with cool water to get rid of any vinegar smell. Wrinkles - Wool will shed wrinkles naturally, if given the chance. For a wool item that is wrinkled, hang the suit up and place in a steamy bathroom (easily done by running the hot shower for a few moments), and wrinkles should fall out easily. However, it is not the same as getting it pressed from the cleaners.   Summer Suit - Seersucker Seersucker is a thin, puckered, all-cotton fabric, commonly striped or checked, used to make clothing for spring and summer wear. Seersucker is woven in such a way that some threads bunch together, giving the fabric a wrinkled appearance in places. During the British colonial period, seersucker was a popular material in Britain's warm weather colonies like British India. When seersucker was first introduced in the United States, the material was considered a mainstay of the summer wardrobe of gentlemen, especially in the South, who favored the light fabric in the high heat and humidity of the summer. In time for Spring/Summer, We have nine different colors for you.
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                                              Favorite Suit Looks + New Partnership

                                              February 17th, 2015
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                                                New Partnership - Savile Row Society 16360099627_00bd43d4fd_o.png (600×300) At Savile Row Society (SRS) you work with a stylist to get the look you want! Their professional stylists create outfits that match your style perfectly. There is no cost for their styling services, just the cost of the clothes you buy. SRS is offering friends of Alexander West $50 off their first purchase of $250 or more once you create an account.  CLICK HERE to get started! * Alexander West will be making custom suits and shirts for SRS clients. Wedding Suit Ideas Do you have a wedding coming up or know someone who does? We put together some wedding suit ideas that are a bit different from the norm. Remember, if you like any of the below ideas or find inspirations from magazines, email or contact us and we will work with you to create your ideal suit. 15910685743_7754a8a9ce_o.jpg (427×640) This ensemble reminds me of a british debonair in the countryside during the fall. - I am a fan of the subtle dark brown and light blue check pattern on a brown glen plaid fabric. - Love the matching bow tie as it exudes a fun and friendly personality - Light blue check pattern on the suit complements well with the light blue shirt. - Usually, the white collar on a blue shirt is very "banker" like, but on this occasion, the suit pattern and bow tie goes well with the white shirt collar. - The polka dot pocket square exudes fun and the light tan color doesn't stand out from rest of the suit. There are a lot of different patterns here, so it is important that all the elements work together and do not clash.   16343412220_fb5286226e_b.jpg (515×797) This is a three-piece gray suit with a tint of brown. - Well fitting three-piece suit is a classic ensemble. - Note that he is not wearing a belt, so there is no bulky accessory in the middle - Love the dark brown shoes There are two things that I would change: - One, I would change to plain bottom cuff - Two, on the vest, you can see a little bit of the white shirt right below the last vest button. I see this in many magazine spreads and it is just wrong. My theory for this common mistake is that pants have a lower rise these days and the general pattern on the vest hasn't caught up with the times.   16344956847_6c00abe93c_b.jpg (600×800) This would be a great summer wedding suit. - He is wearing a three piece suit - The groom's blue eyes pair very nicely with the royal blue suit. He also has light colored hair, so it is better to pick a light colored suit than a dark suit. - There are minimal colors at work here. Royal blue on the suit and navy/white tie. White on the flower, shirt and pocket square. That is it. Simple and classic. - I like the peak lapels as they are more distinct and more fashion forward than the notch lapel. - The suit is a bit tight on him on the waist and sleeves. It is pulling a bit too much.   16530890605_c31cf4bb03_o.jpg (427×640) What is not to like about this suit? Love the combination of blue and grey vest. - Important point here is the shade of blue, which has a shade of gray, so it matches very well with the light grey. - Fan of the peak lapel and ticket pocket - Matching vest, pocket square and bow tie - Bow tie adds flair and classic vibe to any wardrobe At Alexander West, we make custom shirts, suits, tuxedos, ties and pocket squares. Only custom!
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                                                Black Tie vs White Tie?

                                                January 28th, 2015
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                                                  What is the difference between a black and white tie event?  Well, below are the rules!
                                                   
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                                                  A. West CyberMonday Offer

                                                  January 28th, 2015
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                                                    Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving spending time with your family and friends. Our CyberMonday deal is here. You will get 25% off your order; please use promotion code, PC360822, during checkout. Valid for 24 hours. Expires at 11 AM EST, Tuesday. ONLINE LOG IN INSTRUCTIONS: If you came by our showroom and have not used our online e-commerce website, we have all of your measurement and style information saved in your online profile. Please click here to log in. (Please use the newsletter email address and if you do not know your password, please click "Forgot Your Password?") MORE DETAILS: This offer is valid only for existing AW clients. One order limit per AW client. Estimated delivery is between 5 and 7 weeks for CyberMonday Sale orders. You may change your previously saved measurement and style info. If you want to modify your order, please email order@alexander-west.com and explain the changes. Valid for 24 hours only. Offer ends at 11:00 AM EST Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014. If you have any questions, please email contact@alexander-west.com. Any changes to the order must be received by 5 PM Tuesday, December 2, 2014. No Refunds and this offer does not apply to Gift Cards or to previous orders. Happy Holidays from Alexander West!!!
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                                                    A. West Black Friday: 2 Shirts or 1 Pants for $0.0

                                                    January 28th, 2015
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                                                      Our Black Friday Sale is here, and in addition to shirts, we are including pants this year. Buy any 3 shirts this Black Friday Weekend (Fri 11/28 - Sun 11/30/14) and you will get either 2 FREE shirts or 1 custom pants. WHAT YOU GET: OPTION A - 2 Free Shirts Buy any 3 full price shirts on our website from Friday, November 28th until the end of Sunday, November 30th, and receive 1 White Pinpoint "Milk" AND 1 Light Blue End-on-End "Park Avenue" custom shirts ($290 total value) with your order. OPTION B - 1 Custom Pants If you choose the Custom Pants option, please email us at order@alexander-west.com when you make your order and we will send you the custom pants voucher ($375 value), which needs to be redeemed at the Alexander West showroom. It's that simple and it is that great!!!
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                                                      November 19th, 2014
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                                                        Tie Knot Tutorial

                                                        October 23rd, 2014
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                                                          Most of our clients are familiar with the Four-In-Hand, Half-Windsor or Full-Windsor.  Well, there are 15 other documented ways to tie your knot.  Which knot is YOU?
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                                                          NEW! AW Custom Ties

                                                          October 23rd, 2014
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                                                            Were you ever frustrated with the tie being too short or too long? Did you look everywhere for the perfect slim navy matte tie? Search no further, Alexander West is launching our custom tie collection. In addition to choosing your tie fabric, you can also specify: 1. Length - off the rack ties usually range between 58 and 60 inches. 2. Width - 1.75" modern slim tie to the traditional 3.5" width ties 3. Your initials on a metal link  
                                                            How Do I Determine the Correct Tie Size?
                                                            Tie length will depend on your torso length and not necessarily on your height. There are three main factors to focus on, your personal style preference, body type and suit lapel width.   Personal Preference   1.75" - Considered to be more fashion forward.  It is difficult to justify a tie less than 1.75" since it can look out of place  2.25" to 2.75" - Modern men who appreciate slim fitting (aka European cut) suits and shirts 3" to 3.25" - Modern and elegant, yet not conservative 3.5"-3.75" -  Traditional / Conservative   Matching Your Suit Lapel         A rule of thumb if you are after a classic business style, is that the tie should be as wide as the lapel of the suit you are wearing it with.   At Alexander West, we can easily match your tie width with your suit lapel width.        Body Type Tie width should also consider your body type.  For example, an ultra skinny tie on a person with a 18" neck and 48" chest throws off the correct proportion by over emphasizing the head and upper torso.
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                                                            Rules on Jacket and Pants Fitting Issues

                                                            October 23rd, 2014
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                                                              We found a great illustration below that shows correct as well as ill-fitting jackets and pants.  We take great care and attention to make sure all of our clients have well tailored clothes. On the length of the jacket. Since people have different torso and arm lengths, it is better to look at the person's height minus the head and neck for a proper balance.  Also, pants length is determined by shoes type, width of the pants cuff and your ideal style.
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