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Tips On Choosing Blue and Grey Suits For Business

When you are at your favorite clothing store, what are the first few preferences that go through your mind? “Is this the style that I like to wear? Do they have my size? How can I stay within my budget while getting the clothes that I want?” Consciously or unconsciously, individuals that are shopping for…

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The Birth of Cool: Defining Swagger

Privelege customers have swagger. You know it when you see it. It’s an attitude. It’s a style. It’s a feeling. Walking down the street, a man with swagger has confidence that he can handle whatever the day is going to throw his way. He keeps his cool, assured in the deep-seated knowledge that he works from the…

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Seersucker

Seersucker is a thin puckered all-cotton fabric that is commonly striped or chequered and usually worn in the Spring and Summer seasons. The word “seersucker” is Persian and originates from the words sheer and shakar which mean “milk and sugar”. It is said that the smooth and rough stripe texture of the fabric resembled milk…

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Shirt Collar Styles

When picking or having a dress shirt made, one of the first steps is understanding what collar you prefer. The spread collar is the most popular today while the traditional choice is the classicp collar also known as the forward point collar, but has fallen out of favor with many for its inability to be…

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The Side Vent

The averge man only pays attention to what he can see in the mirror. But the Privélege man understands details are all around us. The vent is the slit on the backside of blazers, sport coats and suit jackets. Vents originated from military heritage. As a functional necessity while traveling horseback, the vent provided comfort…

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The Lapel Buttonhole

One of our readers recently asked the reasoning behind the buttonhole on suit lapels. Well, Prince Albert was presented with a small bouquet from Queen Victoria on their wedding day. He made the splendid gentlemanly gesture of cutting a hole in his lapel and put the flowers in the lapel. Later, he had his tailor…

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The Rolled up Suit Sleeve

With the warm weather here many gentlemen are ditching the suit jackets and sporting oxford shirts and polos for comfort. However, if you’re the gent that still wants keep his dandy and Privélege look heres a twist. Unbotton the cuffs and roll or push your sleeves up and remain fashionable and cool. Your life choices…

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The Suited Polo

With warm temperatures rising by the day, men are looking for cooler ways to remain…cool. One easy way is to replace the cotton button down with a slim polo shirt. The polo shirt when paired with a suit or blazer still gives the dandy look due to the collar and simple button. The Privélege polo…

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The Roped Shoulder

The shoulders make a suit. It is from the shoulders that all things hang. They set the parameters for the drape and the silhouette. The Rope Shoulder originated in France. It is referred to as the Rope Shoulder because the sleeve-head stands above the shoulder line as though draped over rope. Your life choices create…

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Men Suit Myths :: Pt.1

The black suit is the perfect first suit. This notion is wrong. A black suit is not a good first buy because it’s the least versatile color. A black suit is typically linked to funerals and formal events. A better option would be a Navy blue or grey suit that can be paired with black…

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