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.
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.
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.
"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
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.
This week we thought we’d entertain and inform you with some history and fun-facts about a few of InStitchu’s custom options. For example, did you know the French Cuff is a misnomer? It actually originated in Great Britain and was known as a Double-Cuff. The name French Cuff was only born once the style reached the USA.
As 2017 winds down, we're approaching that slow and steady transition between Fall and Winter. Here we've got some direction to help you stay ahead of the game right through to 2018.