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Why Your Shirt Choice Is Important

It’s a regrettable sight seen all-too-often – a man takes off his tailor-made jacket to reveal a cheap, ill-fitting shirt. Maybe some effort was made to choose a shirt that would be “good enough” under the jacket, or some alterations were made to try to give a cheap shirt a tailored look, but somehow it’s… Read more »

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So What’s the Big Deal about Fabric?

If you come into our store, you’re going to hear a lot of talk about fabric, and you may be wondering what all the fuss is about.  The short answer is that when it comes to quality clothing, fabric is everything.  But if you’re still having trouble justifying the investment, and are wondering if you… Read more »

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How to Give Your Outfit That All-Important Wow Factor

Anyone can put on a suit and look great, but there’s a difference between simply looking great versus having a great look.  The distinction comes down to those who pay attention to detail, and that in turn comes down to the art of accessorizing. If you want a complete, polished look that makes a true… Read more »

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Why Fabric and Fit are the King and Queen of Style

Unless you work in the clothing industry, you may not know exactly how to describe the distinctions between an average suit and one that stands out as excellent, but you certainly know the difference when you see it.  In addition, if you’ve ever bought a cheap suit off the rack (and let’s face it, we’ve… Read more »

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Your Pen Pal- Why you Need a Great Pen in a Digital World

Ironically, in a digital world it is still important to have a quality writing instrument. One way to make your communication stand out and ensure that it is actually read by the intended recipient is by going back to written (analog) communication. Taking the time to hand-write a business letter or a thank you note… Read more »

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What’s New Now? An Exclusive Look at Men’s Fashion

We are proud of our own home-grown US fashion brand and the designers that call it home.  However, today we want to take you on a virtual trip overseas.  Don’t worry you won’t have to leave the comfort of your office and there’s no need to pack a suitcase. In this post, we catch up… Read more »

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Trunk Club- Flashy Fad or Fundamental Fashion Shift?

We’re seeing and hearing a lot these days about various versions of the trunk club concept.  Clothing for men and women, and now even pets can get on board with Barkbox, a monthly customized box of “toys, treats and gadgets”. We’re frequently asked our opinion and lately have had several customers share their experiences. The… Read more »

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The Ugly Truth About Wrinkle Free Shirts

Do you hate to iron? Many do, but the answer isn’t as simple as getting wrinkle free shirts. The clothing and textile industries have long been trying to solve the problem of ironing dress shirts, i.e. how to avoid it.  The answer came in the form of resin finishes that were added to fabrics, making… Read more »

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The Dinner Jacket

Dress simply. If you wear a dinner jacket, don’t wear anything else on it … like lunch or dinner. ?George Burns  When you hear the words dinner jacket, what images come to mind? To me, the dinner jacket captures the essence of a more romantic era of 1930’s Hollywood. In the golden film era the… Read more »

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Caring For Your Shirts

You’ve just bought some new dress shirts and want to maximize their lifespan? With a little loving care and tenderness, your will last a long time, but don’t assume that all shirts should be cared for in the same manner. Whether you’ve purchased a shirt from Davelle (congratulations – you look fabulous!) or elsewhere (we’ll… Read more »

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It’s a Hold Up! Embracing the Brace

Throughout history, when it came to holding up their trousers, men have followed the fashion dictates of the era. While braces ?otherwise known as suspenders? have been in and out of fashion over the last century, they are becoming popular again in America and Britain following the resurgence of styles seen in period movie dramas… Read more »

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Why Financing a Major Clothing Purchase Makes Sense

We finance our homes, our cars and our vacations. We save for years for our kids’ educations and our retirement. But finance a clothing purchase? Is it a smart move, or just plain nuts? If you reflect about the expenses that I just mentioned, we don’t just save up for these items because of their… Read more »

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Discover Power Business Casual: Fridays never looked better!

In our last post, How to Work Casual Friday for Upward Mobility, we discussed common pitfalls to avoid when dressing for work on Fridays. It may be “casual” Friday, but that doesn’t mean you are not judged on appearance, and why jeopardize twenty percent of your work week by dressing inappropriately? In today’s post, I’m… Read more »

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The Best of America

This year, Davelle Clothiers celebrates our twentieth year in business, a milestone of which I am especially proud. As I was readying the store for our Best of America Special Event, I began to think about the history of the two American brands that we’re featuring at our April 16th event, Hickey Freeman and Allen… Read more »

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What a Beautiful Pair: Our Love Affair with Bruno Magli Shoes

What is it about the perfect pair of shoes that sets our hearts racing?  If the shoes in question are Bruno Magli’s, it’s hard to know just where to begin. Revered for their fine craftsmanship and exquisite attention to detail, Magli’s surround the feet like a second skin. Since the Magli family began making shoes… Read more »