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The Gentleman's Guide

Suit Alterations: Your Complete Guide

Suit Alterations: Your Complete Guide

A good suit will see you through years of celebrations and events. The definition of a “good suit” will differ from one person to the next, though. For some, it’s a well-priced article of clothing that fits the bill; for others, it’s a bespoke garment that fits to perfection. In all cases, suit alterations may be required over the life of the ensemble. 

Here, we’ll walk you through what can and cannot be altered in a suit, how much men’s suit alterations cost, and how long it may take for the suit to be right-sized and returned to you.

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Periwinkle: What’s in a Color?

Periwinkle: What’s in a Color?

Whether you insist it’s periwinkle blue or periwinkle purple, Pantone’s Color of the Year 2022 - Very Peri - is a stunning hue with a rich and somewhat mysterious history to match.

The periwinkle color is terrifically handsome alongside a broad spectrum of colors to boot - making it an excellent choice in bow ties and other fine menswear accessories for Spring, Summer, and beyond. 

Learn all about the periwinkle color and how you can incorporate it into your style this year. 

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Can You Wear a Bow Tie With a Suit?

Can You Wear a Bow Tie With a Suit?

At R. Hanauer, we believe you can wear a bow tie - with a suit, tuxedo or pajamas - on any day that ends in D-A-Y. But we know not everyone is cut from our family’s cloth

We all know a bow tie is to be worn with a tuxedo, but some are not so sure about how to incorporate a bow tie into day-to-day wear. 

So, can you wear a bow tie with a suit? Absolutely. Let’s get into some suit and bow tie details:

 

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What Is Sprezzatura Style?

What Is Sprezzatura Style?

Sprezzatura” is an Italian word that has long been used in men’s fashion. But - perhaps because of the 2021 film House of Gucci - it has recently caught more eyes and ears than is typical.

By the sound of it, “sprezzatura style” may sound like a lofty goal to achieve, yet many gentlemen already have it! Here we will define the term and share some easy-to-accomplish sprezzatura examples.

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Get Shimmering with this Silver Accessories Style Guide

Get Shimmering with this Silver Accessories Style Guide

Silver always adds that special je ne sais quoi to party looks, the summer wedding season and, of course, the holidays. 

At R. Hanauer we have stunning silver accessories, including silver bow ties, ties and cummerbund sets. We share some essential fashion tips to help you pair them so you can look your shimmering best. 

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What is Grosgrain?

What is Grosgrain?

Grosgrain is used in garments and accessories for men, women and children. It also has numerous applications beyond attire. But what is grosgrain? Is it a fabric? A weave? How do you say the word, and what does it mean? 

Here, we’ll answer all of these questions, and showcase some of our favorite R. Hanauer grosgrain accessories. 

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