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WHAT’S HOT FOR MEN’S FALL FASHION

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Guys, I hope you didn’t think I forgot about you!  Ladies first…..

According to GQ, bright, bold plaids are hot for guys this fall, neutral tones, browns, navy, reds, and persimmon are the colors you’ll be seeing alot of.  Slacks are slimmer, with cuffs, double breasted jackets are trending, and the window pane pattern on suits is replacing the traditional pen stripe. Also, two must haves are the khaki dress shirt, good with jeans or dress slacks/suits and a denim shirt.   Horizontal stripes are everywhere, cable knit sweaters, turtle necks are back, and layering is where it’s at!

Take a look and see what you think!

Double breasted jackets are back. Image: DKNY

Horizontal stripes on everything from polos to sweaters and sweat jackets. Image: Perry Ellis

Cable knit or patterned sweaters, and neutral tones such as camel are all part of the fall lineup. Image: Perry Ellis

Not your grandpa's plaid - bright and bold is where it's at!

Layers...shirts, vests, jackets, turtlenecks all work together.

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September 29, 2011 at 7:00 am

CARING FOR WOOL SWEATERS

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The weather is turning colder, even here in Texas.  And with that, out come the wool sweaters.  Have you ever pulled out a sweater from the closet to find it misshapen, musty smelling or maybe found a few little moth holes in it?  Here are a few tips to help you care for your wool sweater and keep it in tip top shape for years to come.

  1. Most importantly, follow the care label inside the garment
  2. Don’t “over clean” your wool sweater, as it can damage or break down the fibers
  3. Dry cleaning wool garments is best, but not necessary after every wearing unless it should become stained
  4. Don’t hang a wool sweater on a hanger.  Fold it and store it in a drawer during the winter season
  5. If your sweater can be machine washed – do so with cold water, on the gentle cycle, with mild detergent that is recommended for wool clothing; then lay it out flat on a towel to dry.
  6. When storing your wool sweater in the “off” season, you can put moth balls in a sock and place the sweater in a breathable container, or you can use Lavender – it smells better, yet moths don’t like it.
  7. If you should spill something on your wool sweater, dab it off with a damp, clean cloth; never rub the stain.  Then either launder the garment or take to the cleaners ASAP for easier stain removal.
  8. If you have a snag or hole in the sweater, you may be able to save it by taking it to someone who can repair knitted fabric/clothing.

*Images from Lands End

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December 6, 2010 at 7:10 pm