Last week we spent the day shooting an editorial with Sophisticated Living. We wanted to highlight a few of our favorite customers here at Blaine's. Here are a few of our favorite moments from that day.
"From the moment we walked in the door I was thoroughly impressed by how great everything was. The mannequins were stylish, the sizes were varied and there was seemingly something for every guy. If you’re a suit person, they have beautiful designs. If you’re a denim and button up dude, they have awesome options. It honestly made me so excited for my hometown friends because they have a place like this to get the chance to check out really great designers first hand." -Parker York Smith, The Look Smith
Its that time of year again where you will be heading to a few festivities and celebrating the holiday season. Deciding what to wear for the countless occasions is probably not high on your to-do list. That's why we are here to help simplify things and get you looking your best. Here’s our Holiday Dress Guide:
The Office Holiday Party - Keep it semi formal. Throw on that blazer, and add some rich colors and textures. Layer it with a nice sweater and a pair of chinos and you are good to go.
The Fundraiser Event - We have one word for you. Tuxedo! Its time to pull out that suit you have invested in. Pair it with a nice white dress shirt, classic tie, and cuff links. Cheers!
The Casual Family Party - Do you have a family get-together, or a party at the in-laws? This is where you can loosen up a bit, but still look like you care. A nice sweater and a good pair of denim will do the trick.
The Social Holiday Party - You’re going to want to keep it a little more relaxed than you would for a professional party, but not much.
The summer days are slowly getting away from us as we start looking forward to autumn leaves, football, and layering pieces. Sweater weather always presents the opportunity to pull out some of your best pieces in your closet. Here are some of our fall staples that every guy should have.
Dark wash denim - You can take these from the office to a night out and not miss a beat. Our Choice is Robert Graham, DL Premium and Brax.
Flannel - These are perfect for when the weather doesn’t call for a sweater but you still need a lightly brushed beautiful soft fabric from Culturata and Vince.
Colored Pants/Chinos - These will keep you looking sharp and effortless and a nice change up from the denim look. Here are a few of our staff favorites from Brax, Vince and DL Premium.
Chunky Sweater - Just throw it over a couple solid layers for an easy and nonchalant casual look perfect for a laid-back weekend. We love this one by Fly 3 from Italy.
First things first.
The length of a suit jacket is vital! The jacket should fall at mid to lower crotch level, dictating how balanced your upper body is to your lower body.
You always want the shoulders to lay perfectly flat, meaning that the shoulders seams of your jacket should end at the end of your shoulders.
You always want your shirt sleeve to peak through a 1/4 " to be safe .
Never fasten the bottom button
Remember guys a great suit doesn't look so great if it doesn't fit. For a more detailed look at the perfect suit, follow the guide below.
Packing for a summer vacation whether it's to the beach or a European odyssey should be painless. Although preparing for a trip entails season specific consideration it's important that one does not over pack. So we've put together a list of the bare essentials you'll need while away.
Linen shirt and that Silky Smooth Swimwear
1. A staple for those warm weather trips. Try out these from Vilebrequin or Report Collection
The Cool Tee
2. These cotton tees from Vince and Robert Barakett breath easy and are perfect for the laid back lifestyle.
Lightweight Cardigan/Sport coat
3. A cardigan and sport coat can come in handy for the flight or a night by the water. Canali, Talbott and LBM are the go to pieces.
4. "What's a summer vacation without them?" Zegna, Tom Ford and Robert Graham have you covered while looking good!
Now, sit back and relax!
Images 1-3 via www.lyst.com. Images 4 and 5 via Marcus Lloyd.