Monthly Archives: July 2012

Ask Jesse: Fraying Shirt Cuffs

Question: Why do my shirt cuffs keep fraying?

Answer: Fraying at the cuffs is generally due to the shirt rubbing on something: a watch, a desk for those who spend time writing by hand, or a keyboard for those who spend time at the computer. You may want to choose slightly larger cuffs on your shirts, so that the cuff slides easily over the watch instead of getting caught on it. Even a very smooth watch can create friction that will wear on your shirt. When you write or type, lift your arm slightly, or roll your sleeves up first.

Newsletter – July 2012

Summer Fabrics For 2012

Reinvigorate your summer wardrobe with an infusion of updated dress shirts. The fresh colors, textures, and patterns for 2012 offer your summer suit a wide array of appealing options and looks.

Shades of summer: Let your everyday white or blue dress shirts take a backseat this season to shirts that simmer with summer color. Try a pale violet or lime green to add pizzazz to your image. Just be sure to wear a toned-down tie, to avoid overwhelming your outfit with color.

Get texturized: Your shirt’s texture adds not only to its comfort and durability, but also to its eye appeal. Look for summer shirts that create a great feel, or “hand,” through the variations in the weave that add visual depth to the fabric.

Fine patterns: Summer patterned shirt fabrics are going subtle this year. Look for mini-checks or fine stripes to add interest to your seasonal dress shirts. You can keep strong check or stripe colors from dominating the shirt by picking out a secondary color for your tie and pocket square.

Our fabric collection includes the finest summer shirting fabrics in a myriad of colors and patterns. Contact us today to schedule your next private showcase viewing.

“People do not simply form impressions, they get anchored to them.  Even more important, people with little time-almost all people today-are apt to make first impressions as snap judgments, and then base all their later decisions on them.  First impressions have never been more critical-they take hold very quickly, and they become the anchors to which you and your success are tied.”   

 – Harry Beckwith