This week we have just one man of style. Normally we like to have at least two to three different people who really take an interest in clothing and are dressed dapper even for going to the mall. However, this week our excursion didn’t yield us many satisfactory results. It seemed that the winter cold had reduced everyone to dressing warmly in comfortable sweatpants and hoodies. Granted, they are extremely comfortable items to wear, but they are also not the most flattering items of clothing to don. They do not accentuate a person’s bodily proportions and nor do hoodies and sweatpants lead others to be impressed by you. So what’s the appeal in hoodies and sweatpants? Comfort. And the fact that they hide what you do and don’t want seen. But what boggles my mind is why men are under the impression that dress shirts are uncomfortable or a lot of maintenance. When you look good, you feel good. And if you feel good then so what if the article of clothing is a little high maintenance?! Comfort is important, don’t get me wrong. But comfort at the expense of style, comfort at the expense of portraying yourself in the best way possible, I don’t think that’s fair to yourself. Anyhow, I will be discussing this issue at length in my next post. But for now I present you the one Real Man of Style who looked great in his dress shirt while working, and he had some interesting advice to give about fashion, to boot. So without further ado: The Real Man of Style (#TRMOS). I also promised him I would mention his business (since I was taking a picture of him at work). Fiori, which is a beautiful jewelry kiosk, carries some exquisite pieces for the women in your life. They have some great authentic silver, gold and stone jewelry. When at Square One, do stop by and pick something nice!
Appreciate differences, highlight anomalies, encourage personalization. With capitalism and consumerism at their peaks, it seems this is the motto advocated and endorsed by everyone these days. The majority of people, especially in the western hemisphere of the globe, are bombarded with the new “must-haves” of every season. Social ranks are determined by the car one owns, cliques are formed based on which computer one operates, and “desirability” of a person is heightened by the way his suit fits and the phone he holds in his hands. Yes, there are a few outliers out there; those are the people who look at another person and choose to talk to them first. These are the people that make attempts to get to know others before they make judgments or solidify first impressions.
These are the very people that are often content with the inner calm and resolve they carry around amid the tornadoes of images, deals, and sales going around them. They walk around, unaffected, and perhaps the least prone to indulge in impulsive buying. The majority of consumers drawn by trends and fads and this minority that restrains consumption are both significant extremes to consider when studying change. When a change comes about, even one spurred on by capitalism or consumerism, then you can gauge how effective it is only when the “resisters of consumption” relent and make the necessary purchases that the majority made long ago.
But at the end of the day, whether you are a brazen consumer or a hesitant, reserved one, whether your carbon footprint is larger or smaller, whether you are for or against capitalism, we all have our distinct patterns of consumption driven by the simultaneous urge to conform to norms yet appreciate differences. Clothing, by its inherent nature, serves a dual function of conformity to societal norms and dissociation from them. It is wondrous to behold so many interpretations of style and fashion that often deviate only slightly from the accepted social norms.
At the end of the day, we struggle with ourselves, as well as society, in the race to express our personality while confining ourselves within the unsaid acceptable limitations of garb. Dress shirts highlight the differences we have from one another. The hundreds of styles of collars themselves provide an outlet for self expression not to mention the style of cuffs, patterns, fabrics, or overall fit.
Dress shirts are the foundation that the rest of the wardrobe, relies upon. They are an indispensible part of a suit and the most basic form of self expression. It is because change in the mindset of the modern man has occurred so fast and made even the most reluctant men willing to suit up (for whichever purpose), that there have been so many ways of wearing dress shirts and suits. The patterns, colors, styles, fabric, and combinations have never been in as much abundance as they are now. By extension, the desire to be well dressed, to consume more goods, and to encourage businesses has, debatably, never been as pronounced as it is now. Looks are mined, aligned and re-defined each day. Conversations beginning with “where did you get that shirt? It looks great!” are not limited to only women now because men have taken to show their dapper side as well. Guys have chosen to step up their personal styles and I, for one, am not complaining.
We hit the streets (and malls) again this week to bring to you the style statements seen brought forth by men. Where many men were clad in casual hoodies and t-shirts, the most comfortable garb of the modern man, there were others that were dressed quite appropriately in comfortable, yet stylish, clothing. Not only did these men bring their A game even on a casual day, but they also imparted some great words of wisdom when it comes to dressing up (and even dressing down!). Take a look at the second instalment of our campaign, The Real Men of Style (#TRMOS) and see how high fashion from the runways trickles down to shape the shell of the modern man. Without further ado, here is TRMOS: Square One Series- Part 2!
“Clothes make a man.” This expression is self-explanatory but is also one of the most controversial pieces of logic when it comes to self-grooming because the extent and impact of clothing is always disputed. When you meet someone face-to-face, 93% of how you are judged is based on non-verbal data – your appearance and your body language. Only 7% is influenced by the words that you speak. Whoever said that you can’t judge a book by its cover failed to note that people do. Therefore, dressing well and giving a positive impression in the first 7 seconds of interaction can tell a lot about you.
Wearing custom-fit clothing, in particular, exudes confidence, intelligence, and shows someone you are disciplined and efficient. A good shirt can speak a thousand words without you opening your mouth. It can go effortlessly from day to night and from a boardroom to ball. If you see a man dressed as impeccably as Harvey Specter from the show Suits, you’ll know what I mean.
A shirt can make you stand out or disappear into the crowd. The choice is ultimately yours. So even though buying a shirt off the rack may seem like the most convenient option when you’re pressed for time, it is likely the shirt will not perform as well over time. If you research and think carefully before you purchase a car, house, or a business, then why not carefully select the clothes you wear that will impact people’s impressions of you. Clothes should “define” who you are and send others the message that you want to send them.
Hello Dear Readers,
We’ve finally launched our newest campaign: the real men of style, social media tag: #TRMOS.
It’s about real men and real style. It’s about showing what real men wear and why. It’s about showing that real fashion lives not only on the ramps and runways but in the city streets, corners, workplaces and mall corridors.
It’s really simple: we go up to well-dressed men, ask style-related questions and take their picture in return for a nicely customized dress shirt! Sounds pretty cool, right?
This time we gave a FREE custom-made dress shirt to each of our first participants. In the future, the participants will have to share their picture on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram in order to win the customized dress shirt.
These blog posts will go out every Monday, featuring three different men at different locations. We will share their thoughts on style and answer any questions about shopping online for men’s clothing. We also ask them a bit about their style inspiration, favourite new fashion trends and any style advice they might want to give our readers. Continue reading to see how the real men of style get it right and if you find this post interesting, please share!
We would like to thank these people for their patience and friendliness. They were nice enough to pose for a picture and share a laugh. We had lots of fun!!
All of us desire to wear fantastic clothes. Even if we don’t have them but it is our wish that we could
All of us desire to wear fantastic clothes. Even if we don’t have them but it is our wish that we could have something off side that makes our mood better. Men are so much involved into dress shirts and dress pants because they are an outgoing entity. They always have to move around people and meet different faces. For many other reasons most of the men are concerned about what they wear. As there is a trend of custom dress shirts men going around, men would love to make little changes in whenever they design a new one for themselves. Keeping in mind a few important points always that are describes below; men design custom dress shirts for them every time.
Quality fabric used:
It is always expected that whatever the cost of the shirt comes to be, the fabric used must be very fine and smooth because it would end up in a very soothing effect.
Return policy applies:
If any flaw comes out after the delivery of the dress shirt, there exists a policy that the shirt can be amended or returned. This is the main concern of the one who is ordering for a custom dress shirt.
Stitched according to exact given measurements:
This is another important and for sure expectation that the shirt is stitched exactly according to the measurements which were given by the person who is making an order. Is any measurements happen to be wrong or not fixed properly the custom dress shirts company name can come in bad books.
A custom dress shirt should possess numerous qualities like a few of them stated above so that it satisfies the customers. If the customer is not satisfied he would not go for custom dress shirts again because life is running so fast and some other trend may overtake it soon.
No faded color after washing:
Custom dress shirts should importantly possess this property. Fine coloring and cloth must be used because you are taking the cost and the customers are paying for some quality dress. The color of the best mens dress shirts must not fade after few types of washing. It should remain almost the same so that the cost gets approved by the customer and he comes to shop again.
Possessing the good qualities, a custom dress shirt must not be so expensive that it goes out of reach of majority. There must be a moderate cost of it that is payable so that everyone can make benefit out of it.