Men’s spring shopping.

Add a few new pieces to bring your wardrobe into style. Look for a bomber or army-style jacket to wear with lived-in jeans and a graphic t. This season’s relaxed-fit pants are far from baggy: legs are tapered, cropped or cuffed, there’s room in the seat and thighs. Lived-in jeans have rolled or frayed bottoms and may have a couple of holes, scrapes or shreds, authentic or factory-made.

The pocket square returns.

Whether you choose the classic, pesko, puff, crown or flower fold, your look in a blazer or suit jacket is always smarter with a pocket square. The splash of color and texture adds style and splash of personal expression. The quickest is a puff: lay the fabric flat, pick up the center, form a ring with thumb and index finger of other hand and slide down, fold over the pointed edges and tuck into your breast pocket.

Women in business, 2

Glamour magazine offers specific wardrobe tips for careers in retail, law and the arts. What’s in common? Choose an outfit that makes you feel comfortable and confident – and that’s appropriate for the work environment. A fitted silk blouse, skinny jeans and flats might fit into a techie environment, but always be sure you’re dressed to show that you take your new job seriously. Companies tend to hire people who fit best with the rest of the team.

Women in business, 1

Glamour magazine advises that how you dress for an interview can be as important as spell-checking your résumé. The obvious no-no’s: showing too much skin, wrinkles or stains, chipped manicure or scuffed footwear. Dress for the position and the industry, avoid loud patterns, large accessories and jewelry. Slim, tapered pants with a well-tailored blazer count as a power suit for most office positions. We’ll help make sure you’re looking your best.

Vera Wang’s wedding secrets, 2.

Glamour magazine asked her how to pick the right dress. “My biggest advice is to try things on. In a way, you’re trying on personalities and each of us has many sides. When you get married to a guy or a girl, they don’t expect to see someone completely different on the wedding day. They fell in love with you; don’t disguise yourself.”

Vera Wang’s wedding secrets, 1.

Glamour magazine asked Ms. Wang what the most important thing a bride should think about. “She should be herself…when you feel comfortable in what you’re wearing, there’s a confidence and an ease that comes through. …When it comes to weddings, there are lots of voices in one’s head, but it all begins and ends with the bride. It’s her day.”  We’re here to help make your wedding perfect, let us help.

Spring trends.

Spring trends. Everything from risqué bralettes to assymetrical deconstructed shirting, bright fuschia and tulle, UK Vogue editors predict a season of ruffles and uneven hemlines, eighties throwbacks and kitten heels galore.  Whether you’re wearing off the rack, vintage or couture, our cleaning specialists will keep you looking your best in every season.

Bridal tips, part 2

Expert tricks to get more from a budget wedding dress, shared by Brides magazine. Style your silhouette with undergarments that correspond the lines of the dress with the best features of your figure. Use accessories to add panache to even the simplest dress. Add a beaded belt or shrug and get two looks for the price of one. Planning (and shopping) ahead will help get more for your dollar. Retailers discount last-season styles in June and November, but watch for sales year-round.

Bridal tips, part 1

Making the most of a budget wedding dress takes a few tricks, shared by Brides magazine. Start by choosing a white, ivory, champagne or blush color that flatters the undertone of your natural skin tone. Next, splurge on tailoring to make sure the dress hugs every curve. It’s easiest and cheapest to take things in, so order a size that fits your largest measurements. Don’t forget, our alterations specialists can make even an off-the-rack gown fit you like couture.

Cuffs?

Back in the 1890’s, King Edward VII popularized sewn-in “turn-ups” as an alternative to rolling up pant bottoms in rainy weather. Cuffs were a sign of elegant tailoring until WWII wartime clothing restrictions banned cuffs and flaps on pockets to save fabric. Today, cuffs are recommended on trousers with wide or long legs, double pleats and high waists. Cuffs tend to shorten the leg line, so are best for the taller and slimmer. Our tailors can hem, cuff and finish.