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?

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Appaman Style Tips: How to Wear Suspenders for Kids

September 25, 2015 in Appaman Style

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Suspenders are not just for Mork and Urkel anymore! Cool kids can sport suspenders as a fun style statement and add a dose of street cred to their look. From fancy suits to a graphic tee and skinny pants, we love suspenders for their versatility and all out playfulness. The only rule is to wear them with confidence. Here, four of our favorite ways for kids to rock suspenders this fall.

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Suspenders Style Tip 1: Rockabilly Adorable
When styled with a pair of tapered chino pants and a funky long-sleeved tee, suspenders lend an alternative ska-boy look. Make sure to tuck in the tee and add a fedora and high tops for extra ska-tastic style.

Shop the look:
Spray Bernard Classic Tee
Bushwick Pants
Clementine Stripe Suspenders
Navy Blue Fedora

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Suspenders Style Tip 2: Fancy Pants
Probably the most classic way to wear suspenders is with a sleek suit and a bowtie. Whether it’s an uncle’s wedding, a cousin’s bat mitzvah or just a fancy night on the town with the grown-ups, suspenders pull a suit together with panache. Sport this stylish look and let the compliments roll in.

Shop the look:
Mod Suit
Green Check Bowtie
Standard Shirt
Chambray Suspenders

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Suspenders Style Tip 3: Downtown Prepster
We love the look of suspenders with a preppy shirt, bowtie and a pair of dressier pants. There’s something so effortlessly cool yet sophisticated about this dapper look. When the occasion calls for a more put together look sans a suit, this style statement is a sure thing.

Shop the look:
Logo Suspenders
Teal Velvet Suit Pants
Teal Velvet Bow Tie
Fedora in Grey

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How to wear suspenders to school? Try this adorable ensemble, inspired by the coolest kids we know–skaters–and he’ll rule the playground. Pair with a colorful tee and a slouchy, skinny plaid pants. Add a newsboy cap to top off the look for off-the-ramp style.

Shop the look:
Bushwick Pants in Brown Plaid
Suspenders in Clementine Stripe
Spray Bernard Classic Tee in Clementine