The InSider

BIG APPLE SEASON: Seven things to do in New York City as the weather cools down.

Posted by Team InStitchu on Jan 10, 2018 4:28:48 PM

Everyone knows that NYC is the city that never sleeps. Even as the streets are being sprinkled with Christmas snow, that’ s no excuse to stay home, snuggled up in bed. Matter of fact, the winter is our favorite season in the Big Apple, because it gives you an excuse to rug up in your best clothes and hit the town.

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Topics: Advice

How to Dress for a Job Interview in Summer

Posted by Igee Okafor on Jan 5, 2018 9:11:58 AM

It's that time of the season where changes in career moves are being made. Whether you're working on securing a new internship at a start up or a full time position at a Fortune 500 company, we can agree that securing an opportunity is one thing. Figuring out how best to present yourself physically whilst trying to secure that opportunity, is another. 

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Topics: Advice

Dressing Down: The Double-Breasted Blazer

Posted by Igee Okafor on Dec 13, 2017 1:34:19 PM

I often preach the importance of versatility in every article of clothing we wear. By versatility, I mean being able to dress up, or dress down a piece of clothing, whilst also making sure it transcends seasons.

For the longest time, the double-breasted suit/blazer has remained one of the most formal, and prestigious articles of clothing ever constructed. While I appreciate the more ceremonial characteristics of this item of clothing, I'm always looking for unconventional ways to change perspective, so I don't feel restricted or stuck in a personal style rut. In light of demonstrating this, I'm showing that the double-breasted blazer can also work in a more easy going setting. 

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Topics: Advice

New Year's Resolutions: Personal Style Revision

Posted by Igee Okafor on Dec 6, 2017 2:26:40 PM

"New Year, New Me." I'm sure we've all heard those four words before and as cliche as they may sound, sometimes the idea of a new year does necessitate a blank slate.  

I've always been a fan of making New Year's Resolutions. Ever since I was a little boy, it was something that my family made sure I did and it stuck ever since. I believe in having positive goals, putting it out there and trying your best to stick with them.

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Topics: Advice

Dress for Success

Posted by Team InStitchu on Nov 29, 2017 12:43:32 PM


It’s often said that clothes maketh the man, and never is this more the case than when it comes to dressing for our nine-to-five work environment. Many a bloke has failed to ascend the corporate ladder for simply failing to wear the appropriate clobber.

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Topics: Advice

The Top Ten Fashion Faux Pas Made by Men

Posted by Team InStitchu on Nov 22, 2017 4:12:09 PM

In the pantheon of men’s fashion there has been some mighty blunders over the years. Such as being seen out in public in anything designed by Ed Hardy. Or even considering a man bun. Or drop crotch trousers. Trust us…if you ever want to father children, the last thing you want is your crotch near the floor. 

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Topics: Advice

Suiting Fit For The Colder Season: The Charcoal Herringbone Suit

Posted by Igee Okafor on Nov 15, 2017 12:12:26 PM


Words by: Igee Okafor
Photography by: Daniel D'Ottavio

Transitioning into colder months, it is essential that we trade in clothing with lighter fabrics for heavier ones with tactile quality such as the herringbone suit. For those who are unaware, "Herringbone" is one of the most prevalent fabrics in menswear that can be woven in various forms. Its pattern is visually appealing without reading as flamboyant or overwhelming. 

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Topics: News

How Wearing a Suit Makes a More Confident, Successful You

Posted by Team InStitchu on Nov 15, 2017 12:03:00 PM

"Putting on a beautifully designed suit elevates my spirit, extols my sense of self, and helps define me as a man to whom details matter." – Gay Talese, Author

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Topics: News

The Foundations of the Perfect Suit

Posted by Team InStitchu on Nov 8, 2017 2:18:25 PM

Just as you wouldn’t build a skyscraper without digging deep into the earth and laying the correct footings, and you wouldn’t drop a grand on a horse in the last minute at Flemington without first studying the form-guide, neither would you construct a suit until its foundations are perfect.

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Topics: Suits

Summer Lovin'

Posted by Team InStitchu on Nov 1, 2017 1:21:28 PM

With the wedding season upon us, we look at dressing for the occasion...

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Topics: Wedding Suits, Summer, Linen, Black-Tie