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27
Jun

What to Wear to a Summer Wedding

Formal wear is meant to be worn when it’s dark and the sun is nowhere to be found. During the summer, when it’s sunny and 90 degrees outside, you don’t want to be sweating bullets in that three-piece suit; so here are some alternatives.

Shoes

Bacco Bucci shoes are great for wearing to outdoor weddings. They’re light, comfortable and suitable for any casual dress needs.

Keep it light

Nobody wants to sit next to the sweaty guy, so keep it light on the layers. You don’t need to prepare for a snow storm, so a shirt, a tie, and a vest would be perfect for the occasion.

Summer Colors

Ties can make a huge impact on the look, don’t go wearing dark colors because summer is a time to show off bright eye catching colors.  Pair the tie with a pastel shirt, a khaki suit and some spectacular loafers and you’ll be at hit!

Timeless

A white shirt, some tan colored pants, an ivory swatch Solid Satin fullback vest or full khaki or light colored suit with some Bacco Bucci shoes will make a statement at any outdoor wedding or casual day time event.

As experts in men’s fashion, Sam Michael’s Menswear is home to a wide selection of suits from casual to formal wear. We offer custom tailoring to personalize every look! Call 248.477.4615, visit our site at www.sammichaels.com or stop in today!

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08
Apr

Worried About Wrinkles?

Worried about wrinkles? Don’t be. Our clients often come in wondering what to do about those pesky wrinkles we get sitting at a desk or in our car, but the bottom line is they happen. You’ll see them on your pants, your shirts, your jackets… even your face. Like making it to 40 without a wrinkle, you probably won’t make it to happy hour without wrinkles in your shirt or pants.

After a few hours of wear, your pants will wrinkle, most likely in the crotch. This will happen with a new suit or an old pair of jeans, it’s the natural result of sitting down. A wool suit might hold shape better than your jeans, and just need to be hung up between wearings, point being durability will affect shape.

If you’re that worried about whether someone notices your wrinkles, button your coat. Whenever you’re standing in a suit, you should button up – but never the bottom button. If your jacket truly fits and is properly buttoned, nobody will notice the wrinkles around the crotch of your pants.

If you’re in your car or at your desk, it’s a good time to take off your jacket, hang it, and avoid more wrinkles than you need. If you’re sitting down in a meeting or a business lunch and need to leave your jacket on, keep it unbuttoned.

Remember – this is real life, not a movie and not an advertisement. Gravity will win, and our shirts, pants, coats, and faces will wrinkle.

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04
Feb

Springtime Suede

Ok, I know what you’re thinking – polar vortex – why are we talking about what shoes to wear in the spring? The answer is simple; it’s time to begin transitioning your wardrobe to be prepared for this season’s best looks. One just happens to be suede shoes.

The right suede shoes can serve as the most versatile piece of your wardrobe, taking you from formal to casual and back again.

Avoid rain and snow, but otherwise know that there’s no bad time or season for suede shoes. But spring and suede seem to go hand in hand. They can take your dressed up look and tone it down a notch or kick casual into high gear. When dress shoes are just too much and sneakers won’t do, a suede lace up might be the perfect fit. Suede can always be a unique touch that shows you understand style and can make an understated, classy statement.

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30
Sep

Blazer vs. Jacket

As the blazer goes down in history as the most iconic sport jacket, subtle style differences make the two wardrobe pieces very diverse from one another.  Traditionally, a blazer meant a jacket of a solid color—usually navy or black, with gold or silver buttons, patch pockets, and a softer construction.

On the other hand, a suit jacket has always meant the jacket of a suit with matching pants.  However, times have changed.  Style has evolved so much today that the line has become a little blurry.  Nowadays, it seems there is no difference between a suit jacket and blazer except that one comes with matching pants and one doesn’t.  A sport jacket is usually textured and sometimes patterned, while a blazer is a solid color made of smooth fabric.

This means you can get away with dressing down your suit jackets as a blazer.

The sport jacket has become a fashion-forward alternative to casual social functions.  Try wearing a slim, dark suit jacket with a pair of jeans.  More casual suit jackets are better candidates for combining separates.  The patterned sport jacket seems to accommodate the business-casual lifestyle.  This puts a contemporary twist on the ordinary suit jacket.

As for the blazer, these are the fashionable jackets of style. They are offered in a variety of styles with different detail options, including flap or patch pockets and peak or notch lapels.  Depending on your blazer style of choice and what it is paired with, blazers are easier to dress down than sport jackets.

The old-fashioned styles of blazers were striped.  Since then, there has been a kaleidoscope of patterns and colors, holding many options for men.

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

-Bold patterns and heavy fabric of sport jackets are seen as inappropriate for business or formal wear.  So, save these prints for a lighter occasion.

-If you’re going to wear a blazer, try to up-the-amp by adding a pocket square—printed or plain, whatever you choose.

– Don’t try pulling off the pinstripe suit jackets as pants, as some suit jackets are meant to be worn as suits with matching pants.

-When attending a formal event, such as a business meeting or wedding, disregard the jacket and blazer and wear a suit. This is your only choice.

Having these staple pieces in your wardrobe can add a refined touch to any look.  As blazers are seen as ‘a man’s best friend,’ they can be worn in various ways to give your casual clothing a formal boost!  Call 248.477.4615 or visit Sam Michael’s Menswear to experience all we have to offer for a personalized ensemble.

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