Archive for December, 2009

Press: Gear Patrol on Alexander West Custom Shirts

December 18th, 2009 Comments off
AW Custom Dress Shirt


Alexander West was recently in the spotlight on Gear PatrolThe definitive resource for the ever-evolving man. This online magazine features tips and tools of the trade for the hip, sophisticated man of the 21st century. 

The Gear Guys quizzed us last month on what separates us  from all the rest.   They came to their initial measurement consultation with with their shoulders back, arms out and a skeptical eye ready to be measured. 

Floating in the bespoke sea of custom dress shirts, they fished us out with an outstanding review for quality, style and affordable pricing.¬†¬†Click here to see our Gear Guy review on Gear Patrol.¬†Alexander West: Gear Patrol officially approved AW in¬†its “hot list” of all things manly.

AW Shirt featured on Gear Patrol

Press: Brian Corsetti sports Alexander West

December 17th, 2009 Comments off

Brian Corsetti is an Alexander West Fan! On the set of Hollyscoop‘s news show set, Corsetti sported an Alexander West shirt. Corsetti is part of the Hollyscoop cast, an online magazine focused on fashion and up-to-minute entertainment news.

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Press: NYLON Magazine

December 16th, 2009 Comments off

Check out NYLON Guys Magazine January 2010 issue! In it NYLON mentions new clothing available on its nylonguysmag.com website; including Alexander West shirts! NYLON Guys Magazine focuses on the new trends and new technology; click here to check it out!

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Style Guide: Shirt Style Pattern and Design

December 16th, 2009 Comments off

Originating from the 1920’s, pattern and design of a shirt plays a key role in having great style and sending out the right message. Shirts have different patterns, such as solids, stripes and checks. An idea to keep in mind is that the¬†shirt pattern will enhance the wearers look.

  • Solids are the classic multi-purpose shirts which can be worn in both formal and casual settings. Depending on its color it can be worn in a board room or a club.

  • Stripes, which came into fashion towards the end of the nineteenth century, are less formal than solids but more formal than checks. A key idea to keep in mind is the thickness of the stripes and the spacing between them. Thinner stripes are more formal than thicker stripes. This is because the thinner the stripes, the more solid they appear, and solids are most formal. Shirt A has thinner stripes, and therefore looks more formal than Shirt B, with its thicker, bolder stripes.

                                                    Shirt A                                    Shirt B

Shirts are also more formal if the spacing between each stripe is acute. A tip on wearing stripes is  that they generally make a heavy-set person look thinner therefore, stripes are recommended for heavy-set people. Stripes also allow for distinction and urbanity.

  • Checks are generally more casual, but the size of the checks can determine if it can be worn in a business¬†or casual setting. Smaller checks are more formal than big checks. Big checked shirts will make the person appear bigger, thus heavy-set individuals should avoid these. Shirt C is more formal than Shirt D.

   Shirt C                                   Shirt D

Some types of checks include: glen plaid, mini-check, and windowpane checks. Glen plaids have the appearance of a solid shirt, therefore it is much formal than windowpane checks, which are harder to coordinate with ties and suits.

  • Darker colors are generally more casual than lighter colors. The number of colors on a shirt is also very important because it distinguishes whether the shirt is formal or casual. If a shirt has 3 or more colors it is less formal than a solid or a shirt with 2 different colors. The key idea to have in mind is that solids are most formal. The¬†more solid a shirt appears the more formal it can be.¬†The more colors a shirt has, the less solid it appears. The less solid it appears, the less formal it is. Shirt E is more casual than Shirt F, because of the difference of¬†color quantities.

    Shirt E                               Shirt F

Written by Giselle Diaz

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Press: JessicaShops.com Top 20 Holiday Shopping Spots in NYC

December 2nd, 2009 Comments off

JessicaShops, the radio segment on the #1 Top 40 Station, Q100 – The Bert Show, in Atlanta, GA, is known for introducing shopping tips that will save you money.

The Top 20 Holiday Shopping Spots in NYC, mentioned Alexander West as the perfect Custom Fitting Shirt experts, whom¬†make sure its customers find their perfect match. It is “the luxury experience for the well-deserving man who demands style¬†perfection.” – JessicaShops

To view JessicaSpots Top 20 Holiday Shopping Spots in NYC blog, click here.

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