Following these steps will keep the wrinkles to a minimum until you get to your next destination:
- Hold your pants upside down from the bottom hem.
- Lay the pants down on a surface along their natural creases and fold in half.
- Fold in half again.
- Hold the jacket up with your hands inside the shoulders and the liner facing you.
- Fold the jacket in half, shoulder to shoulder.
- Turn one shoulder inside out over the other. (with liner facing outward)
- Lay the jacket down on a surface and fold the pants inside the jacket.
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.
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!
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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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
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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
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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