Keys to Getting the Perfect Fit | Put This On

Tailored and Styled Blog Post 17 Jun 13--Voxsartoria Jacket Balance

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“A couple of weeks ago, I said that there are different schools of thought on how a jacket should fit, but trousers should only fit one way.”

Joseph Scherrer‘s insight:

This post provides a detailed rundown of the elements of perfect fit for a suit jacket, sport coat, or blazer.

These elements include:

- Cleanly draped sleevehead

- No collar gap

- Buttoning point in the area of the natural waist

- Smooth back

- Vents that close properly

- Balance between the front and back of the jacket

The photos provide excellent visuals of common errors that make the explanations easy to understand.

And here’s a guy who gets it spot on every time, and that’s Voxsartoria.  This guy not only has a killer wardrobe, but his  Tumblr always has great photos.

Tailored and Styled Blog Post 17 Jun 13--Voxsartoria Jacket Balance

Whether you are buying off-the-rack or going bespoke, these are the key checkpoints you should look for to ensure the perfect fit.

By Joe Scherrer | Tailored and Styled Writer

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Article publié pour la première fois le 17/06/2013

Own Your Style…According to Alan Flusser | Off the Cuff

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“Alan Flusser literally wrote the book on dressing well; more accurately, he wrote the books. When people ask me what they should read to help them learn about dressing well, I typically start off with, “anything by Flusser.”

Joseph Scherrer‘s insight:

True enough, Flusser’s books and absolutely first rate, and he does know a thing or two about style.

Flusser expresses concern about the lack of good guidance and role models when it comes to dressing with style rather than according to the whims of fashion.

He believes that owning your personal style is an active pursuit.  You have to be invested in it because it matters to you.

Just getting that far will put you in the upper tier of the style bell curve.

As a final thought, here’s a great quote from this article “Alan Flusser taught, and continues to teach me, that the act of developing and owning your personal style is something that ultimately affects every part of your life – and that’s a good thing.”

I wholeheartedly agree…

By Joe Scherrer | Tailored and Styled Writer

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Article publié pour la première fois le 06/06/2013

Friday Style Icon: Style Forum’s Upr Crust

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The “What Are You Wearing Right Now” (WAYWRN) thread is one of Style Forum’s most popular.  If you’ve have the opportunity to take a look at the thread, there has been one member who has been posting like clockwork for literally years and that’s Upr Crust.

“Crusty,” as many of his fellow members affectionately call him, has a style that can be be termed as “classically refined American.”

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All of his wardrobe items are top notch with Brooks Brothers custom suits being featured prominently.

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Upr Crust is an impeccable color coordinator as can be seen below.

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Shirt, tie, pocket square, cuff links, socks, shoes, belts or suspenders are all carefully matched smoothly and pulled together with exquisite precision into a high style executive look.

He also does a great job with socks and his shoes are top quality.

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Recall that our approach to style is founded on the integration of a man’s internal self with the external with style exemplifying the internal.  In this regard, Upr Crust is a sterling example.  His posts are always gracious, kind, and supportive.

And I’m quite sure this is reflection of who he really is.

Style Forum’s Upr Crust, the Friday Style Icon.

By Joe Scherrer | Tailored and Styled Writer

(All photos from www.styleforum.com)

 

 

Article publié pour la première fois le 02/06/2013

Classic Summer Style from the 30′s & 40′s | Gentleman’s Gazette

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With summer nearing its end, many of us are experiencing another heat wave and hence we’d like to highlight 1930′s men’s summer fashion one last time this year.  … [visit site to read more]

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Joseph Scherrer‘s insight:

As way of getting you primed for tomorrow’s interview with Jon Green, this post by Raphael Schneider of Gentleman’s Gazette is a cornucopia of mens style illustrations from the 30′s and 40′s.

I find that these beautifully rendered illustrations give me tremendous inspiration to incorporate into my own personal style.

It is true that you just don’t find this type of style anymore, and it’s a shame.

Raphael provides no less that 7 illustrations all with detailed descriptions of the ensembles the men are wearing.

If you don’t get any ideas from this post, it’s your own fault!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the first part of our two part interview with top tier New York City bespoke clothier Jon Green.

By Joe Scherrer | Tailored and Styled

 

Article publié pour la première fois le 20/08/2013

The Argument for Wool in the Summer | Esquire

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Take your cottons and linens — just give me the lightweight wools

Joseph Scherrer‘s insight:

Given that we’re in the process of outlining a men’s summer style system on Tailored and Styled, I thought this post would provide an interesting perspective on the wear of lightweight wool in the summer.

Cotton and linen are viewed as warm weather fabrics and therefore get an increase in wear during the summer.

But these fabrics are also less formal than wool and throughout the day will wrinkle more.

If you’re engaged in business or attending an event where you are required to dress, up a wool suit or wool jacket and pants are a very safe–and very stylish bet.

By Joe Scherrer | Tailored and Styled Writer

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Article publié pour la première fois le 30/05/2013