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    These Shoes Are Made for Summer

    Summer just got a little more interesting. Enjoy an instant style re-boot with the season’s retro-revival suede and buckskin shoes from Ted Baker, Geox, Matinique and Fred Perry. Plain and perforated oxfords, brogues, loafers, driving moccs and upscale trainers in a selection of stunning summer shades. Unbelievably comfortable kicks you can pair with a jacket or with jeans. The footwear Read more

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    The Sport Coat Deconstructed

    The sport coat (or sports jacket) is just that—a men’s suiting-style coat. Unlike a suit jacket, however, a sport coat is sold without matching pants, which makes it far more versatile. Every guy needs to know—the sport coat is the easiest way to amp up your style.    Versatility, Function & Value Today’s designs come in a trimmer cut and are Read more

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    Back to Nature

    In 2016, the new look in men’s shirts was the “dot,” and it included everything from polka dot to mini-check, micro-houndstooth and amoeba patterns. Though tiny patterns are still huge, they’ve evolved beyond geometrics to include nature’s own flora and fauna. It’s a season filled with shirts showcasing flowers, leaves, birds and butterflies. Wear these shirts as bold separates or with Read more

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    Checks, Dots, Stripes & Balances

    Solid shirt, solid tie. No brainer, but not today. Classic white shirt with a regimental stripe or medallion print tie in a contrast colour? Enduring and always appropriate in suiting and sport coats, it’s true, but you can do so much better. If you want to add some excitement to your suit or sport coat—whether it’s plain or Read more

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    The New Blue Hue

    There’s no getting around it: Guys look great in blue. Now you can take your workhorse navy business suit in a fresh direction with one of the new blue hues for Spring. They’re brighter, busier and bolder. The look stays professional, but the new blue hue has an elegant now-ness thanks to the sophisticated and boundary-pushing European fabrics industry. Pretty much any shade qualifies: smoky grey-blue, teal blue, plains, Read more

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    The Skinny

    We call it “the skinny.” Why? It’s our inside look at how you can build a lean-and-mean professional wardrobe. With these essential elements, you’ll be able to put together a no-fail collection of 20 looks that will keep you dressing sharp on the job for weeks. It all starts with the suit—two in fact. A suit is the most important clothing investment you’ll Read more

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    Slash Casual

    By Jim Adams Dress clothes aren’t dead. They never will be. I’m a classic guy who likes to wear a sport coat, shirt and tie every day. But even I admit that each morning, my dress pants frequently get bumped for cords, chinos or jeans, and my ties are more often paired with checked or Read more

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    Grooms & Grads

    Spring is the season of celebrations—and new suits. If there’s a special day on your agenda, we’ve got an unbelievable clothing offer that will ensure you look your best at your wedding or graduation without breaking the bank. Sitting down? For Spring 2017, we’re offering grooms (their groomsmen), grads and their guests a suit and all the trimmings for under $500. The Suit Read more

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    A Groom’s Style FAQ

    Guys are often unsure about what they can wear for their weddings. Jim Adams answers some frequently asked questions: What can I do to show my personality without drawing attention away from the bride?   It’s good when the groom understands that he’s not the star of the wedding and, as a gentleman, wants to defer to the bride. But with the bride’s input, Read more

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    Custom-Cut Suit Program

    Your fit. Your fabric. Your finishing touches. The Chris James custom-cut suit program is the modern marriage of craftsmanship and technology. The result? We create your signature look. Looking for an elegant, contemporary suit cut just for you? Through the state-of-the-art service at S. Cohen in Montreal, we’re offering our customers an incomparable suiting offer. Choose from more Read more

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    The Evolution of a Revolution

    By Jim Adams The story goes that Levi Strauss & Co. created blue jeans in the 1870s. We can thank James Dean, however, for elevating denim from the ranks of durable ranch and work wear to the realm of cool men’s fashion in the 1950s. Over the intervening decades, design houses have created denim in a variety of cuts and silhouettes. There is no doubt that, Read more

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    Essentials: The Navy Blazer

    There are numerous stories about the birth of the blazer. Some tie its origins to clubs at English colleges, while others link the blazer to military uniforms. Ralph Lauren, the icon of American fashion, describes the HMS Blazer as the birthplace of this sportcoat classic. Anticipating a visit from Queen Victoria, the frigate’s captain, aware of Read more

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    The Dot’s the Deal

    Stripes, plaids and checks have been the classic patterns used to enliven men’s clothing for decades. Yet, designers have added something extra to men’s style—the “dot.” Whether it appears as a polka dot, pin dot or micro medallion, gingham, geometric or amoeba, the small neat pattern is the latest design feature that’s popping up in every menswear collection since 2016. Patterns of Style Matinique, Ben Sherman, Ted Baker, Read more

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    Top Priority When Buying a Suit

    We’re often asked what the top priority should be when purchasing a new suit; Style, Fit, Fabric, Price. These are all important considerations, but there is one factor that trumps all:  It doesn’t matter if you’re in the corporate world or on the creative side – at work, a wedding or other special occasion. It doesn’t Read more

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