Joseph Wendt, owner of Joseph’s Custom Clothiers, has made headlines again! He was recently interviewed by Gulfshore Business, in Southwest Florida, for a men’s fashion column. The theme was men’s fashion during event season, which is now in full swing in Florida. Joseph gave some experienced insight into the art of taking men’s fashion from the boardroom to the ballroom. Take a look!
Event season is in full swing, so get ready to look your best, guys.
Author: Joseph Wendt
Board room to ball room
Try an earth-toned suit, including those in window-pane or plaid patterns. It’s a stylish choice with a splash of green or brick in the tie or shirt. And you can never go wrong with a pinstripe suit, which, incidentally, makes you look taller and conveys confidence and style. These suits are versatile and are great for business meetings, but also are appropriate for dinners and social functions. To enhance the look of a pinstripe suit add a solid color tie.
For shirts, the fashion this season calls for plaids and textured fabrics in a contrasting color to your suit.
You can change the look of an ensemble simply by adding a new pair of shoes or creating pizzazz with colorful socks. Contrasting is in. For a fresh new look, try pairing a medium brown shoe with a blue or grey suit. You can match socks to your pocket square or tie trim.
If you want to stand out from the crowd, invest in a custom-fitted tuxedo. It’s well worth it because you can modify the look by simply changing accessories. For example, a necktie provides a young, modern look. A classic look with a white shirt with a black bow tie always is the standard. Note: Never wear a colored tie with your tux.
A great alternative to a traditional tuxedoed look is the dinner jacket. The look is stylish and sets the wearer apart from the attire of other guests. Colors right now are dark, mostly navy and black. Stripes with a little luster are quite popular as well as tone-on-tone shadow stripes.
Ties are going bold. Magenta is the most popular shade this season, offering a trim color that has a little pop to it while still maintaining elegance and sophistication. Other bold and stylish colors right now are bright green and bronze.
—Joseph Wendt of Joseph’s Custom Clothier of New York City and Naples, a provider and designer of custom men’s business, formal and casual apparel for more than 20 years.