Understanding Corduroy.

Essentially corduroy is a cotton or cotton-blend type of pile fabric. Pile fabric is a textile that has a raised nap made of upright loops or strands of yarn. Corduroy differs from pile fabrics in that it’s woven with extra filling yarns, which creates ribs or wales in the material, giving it a grooved velveteen texture.

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Corduroy is a heavy fabric; however, because it is in essence a type of velvet, it is not as durable as denim and may not be as suitable for rugged uses.

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Also, maintaining the raised nap requires some special-care measures. When laundering or pressing, it’s best to turn the garment inside out to protect the nap. The best way to maintain a corduroy garment’s pile is to have it professionally dry-cleaned and pressed.

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If you know how to wear corduroy pants, you can really expand the horizons of your wardrobe. There is nothing better than a pair of comfy corduroy pants to complete your outfit. Corduroy pants are stylish to wear and are very versatile. Knowing how to pair your corduroys for several different looks will have you looking at your pants in a whole new light.

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Corduroy pants perfectly complement plaid shirts and make you look all warm n’ toasty. They also work with sweaters or a sweater vest. For the upcoming winter season, corduroys with a turtleneck, long sleeved shirts or puffer vests can really spruce up your casual ensemble.

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One last tip: always make sure that your pants are wrinkle free! There is absolutely nothing stylish about wrinkled corduroy pants. 

 

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Ten Best Dressed Celebrities In Suits.

Truth be told: Every man looks great in a suit. A well-tailored suit can do wonders for you and get you a much-coveted spot in the best-dressed lists. For celebrities in the public eye, we are bombarded with pictures and images of impeccably dressed men from day to day wear or in their Sunday best! A remarkable suit and an intrinsic sense of style can go a long way. And nothing better than seeing our favorite celebs, all cleaned up and dressed to kill. Here are some of the male celebrities that kick off our Top Ten Best Dressed list. Take a look.

 

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, of ’10 Things I Hate About You’ and ‘500 Days of Summer’ fame sure knows how to rock a suit!

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No list is complete without the exceptionally good-looking ‘Notebook’ star, Ryan Gosling. Seeing him in a suit is a treat for the eyes.

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Edward Cullen aka Robert Pattison. Now there’s an English man who looks good in a suit. Twilight fans, rejoice!

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Neil Patrick Harris has definitely learned a thing or two from his suit-obsessed alter ego on How I Met Your Mother.

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Brad Pitt works a suit better than any other man in Hollywood. The talented actor has a way of wearing the suit and not let it wear him.

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George Clooney is the epitome of old school Hollywood glamour. Classically good looking and a timeless way of dressing.

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Love him or hate him, Johnny Depp isn’t afraid to make a statement. Combining bohemian chic with a French twist, his quirkiness makes him the coolest suit-donning man in Tinseltown.

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Charming James Franco of ‘127 hours’ and ‘Spiderman’ fame is a sight for sore eyes in a suit. We concur.

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The man behind Chuck Bass’ signature looks and urban straightjackets on steamy TV Show, Gossip Girl: Ed Westwick is one fashion-forward and savvy celeb.

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John Hamm, of ‘Mad Men’ or better known as Don Dapper makes our style cut due to his iconic bravura on the show. 

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Choosing The Right Color For Your Suits.

Choosing the appropriate color for your suit, for the right occasion can make all the difference in the world. The right color gives credibility to the overall appearance and attire. While the fit and the fabric are equally important, the color of the suit sets the right tone for your attire.

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You can experiment with as many colors as you want, be it conservative or bold choices. A black, charcoal-gray, or navy blue one will always be a safe bet. Black suits are timelessly classic, formal and authoritative. However, they can also get a little boring and mundane, so it’s better to save them for evening wear, formal occasions or weddings.

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A well-tailored charcoal gray suit is more sophisticated, tasteful and imparts practicality. Also, one can easily pair this choice with black or brown to add more character to your ensemble.

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Navy Blue is deemed as the universal color of power and has gained popularity in the last few years for preferred suit colors. Although, it is still considered a tad bit on the casual side, navy-blue is perfect for meetings, presentations, dinners, etc. Similarly, earth tones are ideal for casual wear as they give a more down-to-earth and friendlier vibe.

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For bolder choices, experiment with plaids and stripes. Plaids are relaxed, chic, attractive and impeccably brilliant for the younger lot. Stripes are courageous and unflinching choices; sets a fashion statement but remember not everyone has the flair to carry them.

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A properly selected suit can do wonders for your wardrobe and can aptly create the desired feel that best suits your personality. Let the color speak for you. 

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The Three-Piece Suit Makes A Debonair Comeback.

A sharp and dapper three-piece suit is the signature of classic Old Hollywood icons like Clark Gable, Cary Grant and Humphrey Bogart. Due to their popularity on the international fashion runways and men’s street wear; this savvy three-piece suit is making a roaring comeback. Under stated, sartorially superior, and fashionable!

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Essentially a traditional three-piece suit includes a matching waistcoat or vest along with the suit. A three-piece suit is deemed a bold and adventurous choice in the territory of formal menswear. The waistcoat gives a suit more heft and hoist, which is perfect for winters. The fact that it keeps the shirt and tie in place gives a trimming as well slimming effect to the wearer. It all depends on a unified color palette, fabric selection and the fundamental cut.

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Unlike the fussy and pedantic styles seen in the 1930s and the years later, the three-piece suit is much more minimal and succinct nowadays. Gurus for menswear fashion have also added light flourishes such as pocket squares, peak lapels and tie-bars for that dramatic ‘dressed-up’ feel. An elongated V-neck, that breaks between the sternum and the base of the rib cage, with precise finishing can do wonders in accentuating a slim waistline. Large waistcoats are discouraged, since they are unflattering on most people.

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The welcoming revival of three-piece suits can be gauged from various fashion magazines spreads and cover shoots in the last few years that feature models donning this chic ensemble.  Three-piece suits have also been featured persistently in popular culture, particularly famous TV show characters such as Don Draper and Roger Sterling from ‘Mad Men’, Harvey Spector in ‘Suits’, Patrick Jane on ‘The Mentalist’, Barney Stinson in ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and is a recurring favorite on period dramas such as Boardwalk Empire and Downton Abbey.

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Lastly some dos and don’t while adorning this debonair outfit: make sure that the tie is never hanging out under the waistband. Big no-no. In addition, never leave the waistcoat unbuttoned as it gives a shabby, unbecoming look. Also, don’t button the suit jacket as it will cover up the waistcoat and kills the purpose entirely. Last but not the least, pair your suit with formal footwear for that complete look.

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