Spring 2017 Collection Suiting Guide

March 25, 2017 in Appaman Style

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We know that choosing the right suit for the occasion can be overwhelming. With so many styles, colors and fabrics, how do you know which is best? We broke down the Appaman 2017 Fine Tailoring Collection to offer some style tips and detailed descriptions of our spring and summer Mod Suits. Happy shopping!

 

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Linen and linen blend suits are perfect for adding a laid-back, summery vibe to your look while still being appropriate for formal occasions. This classic warm weather fabric has a looser weave than other styles, allowing air to flow for a cool, comfortable fit. The matte (no shine) finish gives it the textured look of natural fibers. Available in Fog (100% linen) or Dusty Blue (linen blend).

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Cotton suits are as comfortable as your favorite chinos. Cool, lightweight twill has a tight, flat weave with a matte finish and a comfortable fit. Ours comes in red, which is an awesome way to make a statement while keeping it casual. This is a great suit to re-style with your favorite old-school sneakers, and it’s versatile enough to pull into your early fall wardrobe. Looks great with black, white, and light blue.

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This suit is formal, the pattern is traditional, but the look is far from stuffy. When styled with bright colors or pastel patterns, it takes a decidedly fashion-forward look. Prince of Wales, commonly known as Glen Plaid, is a box-like pattern consisting of light and dark contrasting fine lines, that is iconic enough to have been a regular featured as part of the James Bond wardrobe throughout the years. Our version incorporates blue and grey for a great spring-friendly look that’s sophisticated yet youthful.

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We love the subtle elegance of the delicate Bengal Stripe: a crisp, lightweight cotton blend material woven with a narrow blue and white stripe pattern. Up close, it resembles seersucker, but with a much finer stripe. From a few steps back, it’s a gentle powder blue with a hint of texture. It’s a great option for a summertime formal occasion, so we made ours with shorts instead of pants. Looks great with a bow tie and a crisp white shirt.

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For maximum versatility in spring & summer suiting, try a seasonal solid blue. The Mod Suit in Deep Cobalt (available with shorts or pants) is lighter and brighter than a traditional formal navy suit and is made from a matte finish breathable material that’s not much heavier than shirting fabric. Cobalt is one of our most popular choices this season and looks fantastic with almost any bold, bright pattern, soft pastel, or contrasting accessory.

Those who like our traditional mid/light weight semi-shine suiting will love the super sharp Mod Suit in Cool Blue. It’s a great choice for extra-special events like spring holidays (try a pastel tie for Easter photos) or weddings. Ringbearer suit, anyone?

Ready to shop Appaman Fine Tailoring? Click here to view the collection

 

A note from our founders: Support the Malala Fund for International Women’s Day

March 7, 2017 in Appaman News

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Wednesday, March 8th is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.  At Appaman, it’s a chance to acknowledge the incredible contributions of women specifically in business and the workforce, because as a 95% female team, we feel the weight of this every day.

We work hard, we multitask, we support our fellow colleagues, and we share and celebrate the exciting moments together, including everything from professional or personal successes to internet-breaking news about Beyoncé’s legendary twin pregnancy announcement.

During a recent office meeting, we discussed International Women’s Day, the many events being held this Wednesday around the country and in our own city, and the implications on our staff. We decided that if a team member has an event, a project, a march or an experience they want to have on this day, we would not stop them and the work could wait.

The office will remain open, and to honor this day, we are donating 20% of all Appaman.com sales made through Friday, March 10th to the Malala Fund.

It’s estimated that worldwide, over 30 million primary school-aged girls are out of school, and 98 million will not complete their secondary education. The Malala Fund has a mission to help girls complete 12 years of safe, quality education. This is a cause that Appaman is proud to support.

We have two daughters that don’t want for anything.  As parents, it is a challenge and an important goal to help them understand how privileged they are to have food on the table, clothes on their backs, and, most importantly, the opportunity to attend school.

We hope that you will join us in supporting this cause.

If you are interested in contributing to the Malala Fund through your Appaman.com order, please be sure to place it by 11:59 PM on Friday, March 10, 2017.
For information about the Malala Fund, including more opportunities to give support, please visit www.malala.org.

Regards,

Lynn and Harald Husum
Appaman Co-founders

Malala Yousafzai, co-founder of the Malala Fund. author, human rights & education advocate, and the youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate.

Malala Yousafzai, co-founder of the Malala Fund. author, human rights & education advocate, and the youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate.

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