5 Reasons to Buy Bespoke 

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¡Señores!

Me espero todo bien (I hope all is well).

Una pregunta…

Are you taller than 6’4″; or maybe you’re shorter than 5’5″. Whether you’re a gigante or a microgent, one thing you share is that it’s hard to find clothes with el correcto fit.

The same is true for mis grandes amigos y atleticos!! When you’re sizes are beyond the norm shopping can be difícil.

So what do you do when your measurements just aren’t found in the stores?

Photo |www.dangerouslee.biz

The obvious answer is get your clothes tailored, to which I wholeheartedly agree. Regardless of your size, your tailor should be as much a part of your wardrobe as your favorite pair of jeans!
Pero, let me offer another opción: Bespoke!

Bespoke is just a fancy word for custom and I want to give you 5 reasons you should treat yourself to bespoke clothing!

1. Stellar Experience 

When you go bespoke you are met with customer service beyond belief. They wine and dine you.

I recently had my first bespoke experience with Knot Standard

and Sons of Savile

Boy was it amazing!!!

Imediamente both companies took an interest in me. They were getting a feel for who I was as we were about to embark on the journey of selecting fabric, getting every inch of me measured, and customizations.

Sons of Savile was particularly interesting because they are an exclusive digital community that caters to your bespoke needs. They have a dope concept that’s really worth checking out. You don’t have to leave su casa to get a dope custom camisa (shirt)! Simply send your measurements in and your shirt will be mailed out to you! 

Bespoke shirt by Sons Of Savile


2. One Of A Kind Piece

Custom means just that…CUSTOM. You can design a tailor made piece that reflects your specific estilo. You don’t have to worry about having a piece that looks like any other garment out. The details are what matter. Every unc is hand picked by you! You chose the following:

  • Fabric
  • Thread
  • Buttons
  • Button holes
  • Types of pockets
  • Lining
  • Collars
  • Lapels
  • Waist bands
  • Pleats or flat front
  • Sleeve cuffs
  • Cuff or no cuff in pants
  • Number of buttons
  • Fun personalized details

Hashtag personalizations and impeccable stitching



3. Hand Stitched 

The quality of hand stitched is unsurpassed. There’s a level of care for each detail and each specification that’s put into the garment’s construction. A tailor can see any imperfections or mistakes before the item is finished and correct them immediately.

Jacket by Knot Standard

4. Premium Fabric

Style is about fit and fabric! Cuando going to a bespoke tailor the offerings of fabric are endless. They are rich in

  • Texture
  • Weight
  • Breathability
  • Color
  • Durability
  • Patterns/design

Most times the mills that produce the fabrics are European and have been in business for decades or longer. They know the tricks of the trade to produce el mejor (the best) fabric available.

El nuemero uno benefit of such quality fabrics is that it will last. You won’t have to worry about pilling.

Shirt by Knot Standard


5. Perfect Fit
I say again, style is about fabric and FIT! When you compra (buy) a bespoke item, it is crafted specifically for you.

A series of intricate measurements are taken to ensure that the fit is perfecto. Movement and comfort are taken into consideration, but an impeccable fit is the ultimate objectivo!

Bespoke shirt by Sons of Savile


Regardless of the type of movement, bespoke items are made to move with you! Wherever su vida takes you will be prepared in the most dapper of ways when dressed in bespoke.
So go ahead and invest in yourself. You won’t be disappointed! The experience will make you jump for joy!

3 Tips to Mixing Textures and Patterns

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Señores,

“That’s too busy for me” or “He looks old he’s hot in all that”

We’ve all said these statements. As hombres we want to portray a sense of style and sophistication sin (without) trying too hard or doing too much. 

Mirando (looking) at gents who are wearing competing patterns and textures is off putting and just downright wrong. So how is it done properly?
First let’s get a few definiciones out of the way. 

Texture: the refers to how the fabric feels. Many times textures garments have patterns on them but this is not siempre the case. Think corduroy vs. denim. The ribs of the corduroy create a pattern too with a rough texture. While denim has a texture, many different textures depending on the composition; but doesn’t always have a patrón.

  
Pattern: A pattern is simply printed design that can be abstract or reoccurring like paisley, flores, or gingham. Patterns don’t have a feel to them. Thatnis to say they’re not raised, rough, hanging, etc. 

  

Ahora, how do you mix these? Here are three ways to  make sure that you mix your textures subtlety but successfull.

1. Maintain scale differences. When mixing textures and patterns you can’t have the patterns or textures the same size. They will compete and the result is looking  too busy. 

  
 

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Notice that in each one of the ejemplos, none of the patterns are the same size (scale). This allows the patterns to flow seamlessly and crest a balance in the look. 

2. Make sure the patterns and textures are broken up with solids. This will quiet the nose of the look and make it fluid.

 The patterns are touching but are surrounded by solid colors that make the pattern pop but not too noisily. 

 

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When mixing textures like linen, cotton, and denim, la misma reglas (the same rule) applies. Keep one piece as the solid that will break up the patterns and smooths out the textures.
3. Play with light and dark color mixes. When mixing textures and palates don’t have dark on dark or light on light.  

 
Mixing bright with dulls or dark with lights (as seen below) allows the ensemble to be balanced.  

 

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All in all, take the time to look and see if your textures and patters are balanced. We are getting closer to primavera (spring time) and the florals are about to about. Let’s make sure it’s correctamente.

Stay fly my friends!

– SG

 

S A R T O R I A L • S U N R I S E

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!Señores!

Springtime is around the corner and that facto tickles the sartorialist in me! Me encanta sprucing up my ensembles with colores brillante! Springtime is when natures most vibrant palette is showcased. The petals, the warm sunrises, la fruta…all of it shouts life. As such I wanted to give a spring preview.

Technically, we’re still in winter. In fact we’re in the middle of winter for some parts of the country. But here is a way to insert irreverently insert some color into your winter wardrobe. When you do it, make it…

BOLD • A U D A Z

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So tenga fun this winter while preparando for spring!!

Stay fly mis amigos!

• Blazer – H&M
• Trousers – Zara
• Sweater – St. John’s Bay
• Oxford Shirt – Nordstrom
• Socks – Polo Ralph Lauren
• Oxford Shoes – Rockport
• Timepiece – Diesel
• Pocket Square – Polo Ralph Lauren
• Driving Cap – Gorrin Brothers
• Scarf – Geoffrey Beene

Images by Kira Laws (@themoderndaycindi)

Couture Couples

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Señores,

Buenos Dias/Tardes/Noches!

Im my humlbe opinion, when in relationships, each person is una representación of each other. En las areas importante, each individual should “match” the other. Match in goals…match in family values…match in belief systems…and in my opinion match in style.

 

How many times have you seen a couple and thought to yourself “how’d he get her” or “she doesn’t even match him.” My wife and I are firm believers in “Don’t you embarrass me!” Not in actions, words, or appearance. As a result, we make a fuerte effort to represent each other aesthetically as best as we can. Now we don’t go overboard – I don’t wear a tux to Walmart and she doesn’t put on 4 inch stilettos to pump gasolina  – but we always try to look nice. You never know who’s watchin.

This piece is a celebration of those couples that have the same modus operandi.

 

 

We try to represent each other at all times! #couturecouple

We try to represent each other at all times! #couturecouple

Mr. and Mrs. Beats are beating the game with their streetwear

Mr. and Mrs. Beats are beating the game with their streetwear

Scott and Kourtney never...and I mean NEVER dissapoint

Scott and Kourtney never…and I mean NEVER dissapoint

I just love them!!!!

I just love them!!!!

The Odoms are underrated in their style!

The Odoms are underrated in their style!

Airport fly is the best. Justin and Jessica travel in style.

Airport fly is the best. Justin and Jessica travel in style.

Dwayne and Gabby representing MIA!

Dwayne and Gabby representing MIA!

Chris and Adrienne Bosh bring the Heat everytime.

Chris and Adrienne Bosh bring the Heat everytime.

I love these two...their passion for each other is real. #teamsocandyoli

I love these two…their passion for each other is real. #teamsocandyoli

Amare and Alexis

Amare and Alexis

POWER COUPLE!

POWER COUPLE!

Such a handsome couple!

Such a handsome couple!

The Carters...nothing else needs to be said!

The Carters…nothing else needs to be said!

At the end of the day, be unified…immovable and madly in love!!!!

~SG

FALL Florals

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Señores,

Fall is here. OH JOY!!! Every fashioneur…every style maven gets excited about Autumn. The layering of clothes; accessorizing with rich, bold scarves and hats; boots…ohhhh the boots!!! Aaaaaand the textures drive us insane (in a good way). One of the textures that is often underrepresented in our wardrobe is floral. Tradicionalmente, floral print in menswear is saved for the Spring – largely because flowers bloom in that time of year.

However….

Think back; think back to an October of your childhood. Do you remember los colores of the leaves? Shades of crimson, orange, and marigold! Hints of heavenly hues of green. Close your eyes and feel the wind in your face…see the wind sway the weakening lily blossoms and the fading grass. As you see, floral prints belong here too.

Now that it’s Fall, make sure that your wardrobe pays sufficiente homage to the florals of this time period too!!
Let me show you why…

With Indigo Denim or khaki corduroy!

With Indigo Denim or khaki corduroy!

Floral sweater

Love this shirt

Love this shirt

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No caption needed…

Not a fan of all floral, but making them the highlight of your fit is an awesome idea!

Not a fan of all floral, but making them the highlight of your fit is an awesome idea!

Styled perfectly...yup, I'm stealing this look!

Styled perfectly…yup, I’m stealing this look!

Even in urbanwear

Even in urbanwear

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Siiiiiigh…

Floral pocket squares are classic

Floral pocket squares are classic

GUIDELINES

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Señores,

Enclosed is a link that serves as a quick guide when wearing God’s gift to fashion, aka a man’s suit! Now these guidelines do not take into account body type, more modern cuts, and current trends, pero as a generalización it applies and can be a good start!!!!!

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Pic courtesy of our friends at Real Men Real Style (www.realmenrealstyle.com)
-SG

God is in the details!

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Have you ever seen a cat in an outfit and it was nice, but you looked closely and saw a belt that made you say “God d@$%”! Or Maybe it was a light pin stripe or window pane on a shirt and in you head you uttered “Oh my God” with a sense of orgasmic disgust. Perhaps it was the stitching in the jeans or the shape of a pocket that made you say, in an admiring whisper and with the bitter beer face, “God”!

Señores, I’ve been there! I’ve seen a suit that was plain, but the pocket square, tie, and shoes took it to another level. How is this possible? The answer is in your reaction, ‘cuz God is in the details!!!

You can always spice up a boring outfit with an unexpected, yet tasteful detail that will take you from drab to divine. ‘Cuz God is in the details!

~SG

 

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 Belts and jewelry will always do the trick!

 

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A simple roll of the pant leg gives a different flavor!Image

 

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Wearing designer socks is a conservative way to give a subtle change. (An attaché  and fedora always helps!) 

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Scarves and glasses are nice juxtapositions to an otherwise conservative look!