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For many years, the classic pyjama as a nightwear item has remained an old relict in the minds of common men. Today, most people consider pajamas to be a loose-fitting T-shirt and trousers of indeterminate length made of a different fabric, most often made of stretch such as jersey. Therefore, 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.
It goes without saying that every man should have at least one bespoke or at least MTM suit in his wardrobe. Men of standard silhouettes will always be able to find a suit or jacket for themselves, colloquially speaking "off the rack", only to have it altered by a good tailor. Men with a less standard bodies are left with bespoke tailoring or major alterations to the finished product, which rarely guarantees a satisfactory result. However, these situations usually only apply to suits at most - what if you want, or need, to step it up and get a proper outfit for evening wear? It gets a little bit complicated from here, but doesn't every adventure have to start somewhere?
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.
They have earned their place in popculture a long time ago. Eagerly worn by beachgoers on the sandy shoes of Miami, but also by actors, celebrities and royals. Hawaiian shirts (known also "Aloha" shirts) are a summer classic, with the uncanny ability to liven up your wardrobe be it on a sunny vacation or in the concrete jungle.
As a result of the complexity of the machinery used to create them, these fabrics have unique designs which are created by our designers to make a garment worn for a special occasion even more exclusive.
I’ve realized that most of the articles on #menswear I stumbled across in the last few months somehow deals with "the end of the suit", "death of the dress code" and other macabre-sounding (at least in the fashion context) events. Well, there is a lot of truth in those claims, but… every cloud has a silver lining.