Archive for April, 2016

Ways to Wear Linen

April 22nd, 2016 Comments off

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.

Categories: Uncategorized Tags:

Suit Jackets vs. Blazers vs. Sport Coats

April 22nd, 2016 Comments off

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!


Categories: Uncategorized Tags:

Non-Traditional Tuxedos + Suits

April 22nd, 2016 Comments off

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.

Categories: Uncategorized Tags: