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Why All the Style Stereotypes Are Wrong

If you haven’t yet moved forward on your style goals for this year, it’s likely because you’re still making some excuses about how difficult it will be, or why you just might not be ‘that kind of guy’. Usually these excuses are based on completely untrue stereotypes about what dressing well involves. Here are the… Read more »

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Which Items Should You Spend a Little More On?

When you’re deciding how to divide up your clothing budget, what do you spend the most and least on?  With some items, you might be able to get away with a basic standard, but there are things that men tend to cut corners on that actually deserve more attention. So if you’re going to splurge… Read more »

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Why Our Trade-In Sale Is So Important

Davelle Clothiers has been in business for 27 years, and this year marks our 22nd annual Trade-In Sale. The sale is one of our biggest events of the year, and it’s certainly the most important in terms of our commitment to giving back to the community. The event started from a simple concept: a lot… Read more »

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4 Big Reasons to Update Your Work Wardrobe

For a lot of men, their work wardrobe requirements don’t change much from year to year. It’s usually suit-and-tie, with the occasional business-casual outfit, and as long as you have those basics covered, you’re fine. That said, if you’ve been coasting along with the same few outfits for several years now, here are some reasons… Read more »

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Why Get Rid of Old Clothes When They Still Fit?

A well-assembled wardrobe represents an investment in terms of both effort and money. It took a lot to put those looks together, and those clothes probably still fit, so you should keep them as long as you can to get the most out of them, right?  Not necessarily. Here are a few things to think… Read more »

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How to Navigate a Wardrobe Edit

A couple of weeks ago we talked about late summer being the perfect time for a wardrobe clean-out, but if you have a huge closet full of clothes, the idea of tackling it all can be overwhelming. What helps is having a clear game plan for what to keep, what to modify, and what simply… Read more »

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How to Be Comfortable and Stylish at the Same Time

It’s the age-old tradeoff: looking good versus being comfortable. Or at least that’s the popular misconception – the truth, however, is quite different. There’s no reason you have to resort to loose, shapeless clothes in order to be comfortable, nor do you have to hold your breath in too-tight clothes to look good. You really… Read more »

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Four Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

There’s no getting around it – the hottest days of summer are here!  Even if summer is your favorite season, things can get very uncomfortable if your lifestyle involves being dressed well year-round. Looking sharp and stylish is certainly a challenge if you don’t want to suffer in the heat, but here are four options… Read more »

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Style Terminology: The Lesser-Known Parts of a Men’s Shirt

If you’re trying to delve more deeply into the world of men’s fashion, part of knowing what you’re talking about is understanding what all the terminology means. Some terms are universally recognized – sleeve, collar, and so forth – but others, not so much. Here is a quick rundown of a few less-obvious terms you… Read more »

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Why Reputation and Professionalism Matter

There is literally nothing more personal than your own body.  There can be a lot of internal opinions and emotional history tied in with how you feel about yourself physically, and those feelings have a habit of popping up frequently when you’re shopping for clothing.  It seems obvious, therefore, that you’d want to choose professional… Read more »

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5 Reasons to Develop Your Own Personal Style

We all see what happens every few months – celebrities and magazines start showing off selected new looks for the upcoming season, and within a week or two, everyone on the street is wearing those exact same items. At the beginning of the next season, it all happens again, and whatever you were wearing last… Read more »

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Are All Bespoke Suits Created Equal?

Almost all of us carry electronic devices around in our pockets from which we can access the entirety of human knowledge. This means that whenever we have a purchasing decision to make, we tend to consult Google to find out what the experts are saying, what other people are buying, and what we think looks… Read more »

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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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Three Ways You Can Become a Style Icon Right Now

We’ve all seen “that guy” before: the man who is walking down the street looking like a million bucks, like he just stepped out of a fashion magazine.  He walks confidently, and with good reason, since he’s turning heads wherever he goes.  Everyone wants to be him.  But couldn’t you look like that, too?  Believe… Read more »

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The Four Fs of Men’s Fashion, Part Four: Form

In the first three weeks of this series, we talked about the aspects of men’s fashion that focus around the clothing itself – fabric, fit, and fabrication. Today, in our final installment, we come to the most important factor, the whole reason that the concept of style exists in the first place: your body – … Read more »

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The Four Fs of Men’s Fashion, Part Three: Fabrication

In the earlier parts of this series on men’s fashion, we first talked about the significance of starting with quality fabrics, and then we moved on to the importance of proper fit.  The way we join those two aspects together brings us to our third topic, fabrication, or the way that suits are constructed. In… Read more »

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Get Ready for the Biggest Date Night of the Year!

Yes gentlemen, it’s that time again… Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  You’ve probably already got some plans in mind for that evening – the restaurant, the flowers, or perhaps a more special gift – but have you thought about what you’re going to wear?  Sometimes we get so focused on what we’re buying… 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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Five Ways to Make a Bold Style Statement in 2018

So the new year is finally here, and I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all looked forward to this opportunity for a fresh start.  If you’re feeling like it’s time to get back to basics and rebuild yourself from the ground up, here are a few things you can do to bolster your… Read more »

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New Year, New You – It’s More than Just a Cliché

We’re all familiar with (and probably guilty of) the bold, over-ambitious new year’s resolution that somehow always gets forgotten by the third week in January.  Losing a lot of weight or going from couch potato to super-fit athlete are probably the most common things people think they’re going to do, but they’re certainly not the… Read more »

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Suit Styles: Where to Start When You Don’t Know Where to Start

Maybe you’ve always thought of your style as casual, or maybe you’ve just never had an occasion to buy anything more formal than jeans before.  Whatever the case, if you’re looking into getting a suit now for the first time, the world of suit styles can be a bit intimidating.  It may seem, at first… 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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In the Spotlight, Clay Parcells “Dress the Part you Want to Become”

“It’s not about fashion so much as it is about looking put together.” Clay Parcells, Davelle Clothiers Customer Clay Parcells knows the importance of looking put-together. After all he coaches leaders for a living as the founder of Executive Leadership Performance LLC. Clay often advises clients how to get to the next level in their… Read more »