I had tried my best. I wore the chalk-stripe suit. But the verdict was that the shoulders were both too narrow and unnecessarily padded. It turned out that my shirt collar was too low for someone with a long neck. And the one-and-a-half-inch trouser cuffs were deemed meager for someone 6 foot 2 with size 11 feet.
The trend in men’s style over the last few hundred years has been towards less and less complexity, but every once in a while, one still gets an invitation that says, “black tie.” There’s a tendency to think of the black tie dress code as something rigidly fixed, but despite that, there’s still room for sometimes very varying ideas on what, exactly, is or is not okay for a gent to don at a black tie event...
This post is an excerpt from an interview with Articles of Style. Here we cover Alan’s tips for dressing better, but there’s more over there including the state of menswear, and Alan’s personal style. Click through and take a look!
When it comes to wedding day fashion, there's so much attention to paid to the dress. Fashion-wise, what's the guy's role in all of this? The groom’s role should not be driven by fashion but by the sartorial protocols associated with the wedding as a ceremony itself. The groom’s primary function is to present the bride, not compete with her.
“If there comes a time when owning a custom-made black cashmere blazer or tweed hacking jacket becomes unstylish for a woman, I will hang up my tape measure,” Alan Flusser declares. The designer has no reason to worry: male couture on a female silhouette is an aesthetic that appeals to something almost primal within us.