Summer is coming - and it seems that it will be even hotter this year. Such a weather needs a proper cloth to combat the heat in style, especially if we cannot (or just don’t want to) abandon suits completely. Here is our proposition - cotton seersucker!
March marks the beginning of the arguably favourite in-between season for those passionate about their clothes and dressing-up in general, one that allows multiple layering and mixing various winter and summer pieces together. The transitional wardrobe is on - and together with it, the often-forgot cotton suit is out!
The idea of wearing classic pajamas, i.e. a shirt with an open collar and trousers of the same material, is considered old-fashioned and rather extravagant. It is a great pity - because this garment is definitely more stylish and not at all inferior in comfort to it's substitutes.
Those interested in men's fashion are certainly aware of how many garments of men's everyday wardrobe boast a military pedigree. The trench coat, the t-shirt, the khaki colour, field and bomber jackets and many other items have turned "civilian" from the military. Why? There are several reasons for their popularity...
Throughout the history of fashion and style, many items of clothing have had more or less widespread stereotypes and associations that have influenced the perception of the garment in question - but none can boast as many as a certain inconspicuous piece of headgear - namely the beret.
The smoking jacket is a largely forgotten article of clothing today. Those older will see with their imagination the inter-war period and even earlier eras and the men present indulging in some well-deserved pleasure after a hard day's work wearing a smoking jacket...
In common speech, they are usually referred to as striped ties. They are designed and sewn in thousands of variations in colour and material, most often without reference to their historical origins. They are extremely versatile, although contrary to common belief, they are not suitable for every occasion.
Summer is in full swing and the sun is not making life any easier in the big city... even under the shade the temperature is dazzling while the hustle and noise make your head go spinning. Fortunately - weekend arrives and just to feel a hint of relief, we journey to the riverside.
That's probably how John Travolta would deal with the mess in scorching Miami, had he been cast as Sonny Crockett instead of Don Johnson...
Everyone knows what a "polo" shirt is - short sleeves, soft collar, small placket. This deceptively simple combination appears to be a part almost of every man's casual outfit. Some of the old guard see it as a necessary evil in the form of a t-shirt substitute, while the more adventurous wear them with blazers and even suits! Although it is not complex in its construction, the polo shirt has lived to see many variations. It can also boast an interesting history, which would be good starting point.