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Introducing the FLITELESS™ Debut Collection for Fall / Winter 2018

Introducing the FLITELESS™ Debut Collection for Fall / Winter 2018

New York, NY, September 2018 – Super-performance dress shoe brand Fliteless™, is pleased to unveil the company’s debut collection of luxury men’s footwear, which masterfully blends technology, unprecedented comfort and timeless elegance. A revolution in footwear, Fliteless creates shoes that are faster, softer and smarter in order to keep up with the active lifestyle of a modern man on the go.

Why Every Man Needs a Great Blazer

Reason No. 1: It's masculine

The world's most manly men (Tom Ford and David Beckham ) are pretty much always in some sort of blazer.  You will stand out and be noticed.  You will get better service.  You will get more compliments.

Reason No. 2: It hides the beer and pizza

A formfitting blazer can create a completely new silhouette for your body -- even if you've been skipping the gym. Whether it's love handles, a spare tire or flabby forearms, the clean lines of a blazer will instantly make you look slimmer.

Reason No. 3: It plays well with others

The blazer is one of the few items of clothing in a man's wardrobe that can work with anything from knit tie to a T-shirt. In short, the possibilities are endless.  It works with jeans or dress trousers.  Never leave home without one.

How To Buy A Blazer

Tip No. 1: Shop for fit

That shapeless sack you've been wearing to job interviews and funerals isn't doing you any favors. The truth is most men buy their jackets at least one size too big based on some bizarre arm-stretching ritual that's meant to ensure a full range of motion (as if we're supposed to be doing calisthenics in a coat).  And, most big box stores will fit you too big because they do not know better.  Bad fit is a bad impression.

Blazer fit can seem like a dauntingly vague term, but its parts are actually quite simple and sensible. First, the entire jacket should follow the natural lines of your body. The back should lay flat, the armholes should be high enough to delineate your chest, the torso should taper inward to define your midsection, and the shoulders should end, well, where your shoulders end. Finally, the sleeve should show about a half-inch of shirt cuff, and perhaps most importantly, the proper length of the jacket should not be judged by standing stick straight to see if your hands can still cup the bottom. Instead, an easy rule of thumb is to get the blazer to barely cover your rear end.

Tip No. 2: Beware of style

There's a boatload of potential blazer styling blunders out there. But the biggest offenses undoubtedly come from guys who think they're ahead of the curve. You know, the ones topping off their untucked, loud double collar shirts with velour collars,, epaulets, and  rhinestone-studded sportcoats. Classic is better at every price and we won't let you buy it unless it fits and flatters.  Navy is the tried-and-true staple with which every man should start his collection.  But don't be afraid of patterns or other colors.  

Tip No. 3: You can find a great one for less than you think

 A tailored blazer can be had on any budget. We select the best for you at every price point.  And if you are tough to fit we can find the perfect custom blazer for you at much less than you think.  

Ace & Everett: The Socks that give your ankles a voice.

Ace & Everett: The Socks that give your ankles a voice.

Ace & Everett is a collection of socks focused on injecting a sense of fun and excitement back into the world of traditional menswear. Every sock begins with the finest raw materials, dyed into rich, saturated hues. These luxurious yarns are then carefully knit in the USA, resulting in unique, three-dimensional jacquard designs.

Trading Up

Trading Up

When is the last time you traded down for a home or car? Probably never. All of us appreciate and desire quality and uniqueness. It says something about us and our accomplishments. The same is true for clothing. You can find cheap, poorly made clothing at many stores. But there are only a few specialty stores where you can find and appreciate unique garments made of luxury fabrics with quality construction.

THE ART OF PACKING FOR AN OVERNIGHT STAY

THE ART OF PACKING FOR AN OVERNIGHT STAY

One of the hardest things about an overnight getaway or a business trip is knowing what to pack and what to leave behind. Unfortunately for most of us, that decision is often made by the ancient luggage we lug around with us everywhere. Without a doubt the first rule of any trip should be having the right bag, and it should be no surprise that there are some amazingly smart and stylish options out there. One of our favourites by far is the exceptional Garment Weekender bag from Hook & Albert.

What Makes the Difference in Wolf & Shepherd Dress Shoes?

What Makes the Difference in Wolf & Shepherd Dress Shoes?

Since the 1920’s, shoemakers have crafted dress shoes using the same dated manufacturing process, with little emphasis on comfort. Without compromising the timeless style and quality of classic footwear, Wolf & Shepherd designs shoes to provide unparalleled comfort by concealing high performance foam technology into the heart of each sole. At Wolf & Shepherd, our mantra is simple: Dress to Perform.

2016 Peter Millar Lookbook

Founded in 2001, the Peter Millar line of fine clothing and accessories has become in just a few years the standard bearer for discerning and demanding individuals — on the golf course, in the office, and on the town. From the original signature cashmere sweaters to a wide range of casual and formal wear, the Peter Millar line embraces a classic, old-world style resplendent in sharp detail, superb craftsmanship, and only the highest quality materials available.

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Luciano Barbera: A Life Guided By Friendship And Luck

“If I didn’t meet you, how could I be here telling you these things?” -Luciano Barbera The origin story of Luciano Barbera’s eponymous line of clothing feels very 21st century—even though it isn’t. As a young man and dapper dresser in the late ’60s and early ’70s, Barbera was often in spotted in custom-created suits, and admirers would inquire as to who made his clothing and where it was purchased.

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It helped that Luciano was born into a fashion family: His father, Carlo Barbera, was the owner of a textile mill, so an appreciation for fine fabrics and thoughtful tailoring was there from the start.  Luciano set out to create his own timeless menswear collection—and that collection has kept him busy for the last 45 years.

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The name Luciano Barbera continues to stand for quality, craftsmanship, and that quintessentially Italian concept of sprezzatura. That is, the quality of being confident but understated—not trying so hard.


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The Spring/Summer 2016

Spring 2016 is inspired by the lush foliage and picturesque landscape of Biella – a mountainous Italian village, home to the Luciano Barbera brand – and reminds us that textures, prints and colors are most vibrant when mixed and layered.

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Fall/Winter 2015 Styleguide Lookbook

The flip book below represents some of our favorite vendors, hand picked and curated for you.  Get your holiday shopping done early.  We are here to help with suggestions, free gift wrapping and shipping.  Thanks for your friendship and business.

The Monk Strap Shoe

Somewhere between standard lace-up shoes and loafers is the monk strap shoe. This style is derived from some European monks of the Middle Ages who fashioned their footwear to be clean and simple.

Today it has many different interpretations for the varied needs and tastes of men. Some come with a single strap, while others sport two - and some even three, which we find a bit excessive. But regardless of how many straps the shoes have, one thing is for certain: they are one of the more interesting options of classic footwear for today.

From the austerity of black calf to the the casualness of snuff suede, the monk strap can be worn as easily with a tuxedo as with jeans and a sport coat. Their appropriateness will depend on the particular styling of each pair of shoes, but the genre is so versatile that one could have a pair of monk strap shoes for each look: casual, business casual, business and formal.

At Andrew Davis, the Magnanni monk strap is our go-to shoe. Perfected by the Spanish shoemaker, their shape, style, color and comfort are unparalleled in the world of monk straps. Slip a pair on. You won’t regret it!

Eton 7 Days, 7 Ways

It is seasonless, timeless, masculine, and goes with anything. We’re talking about the white shirt. We’re excited to introduce our largest white shirt collection to date by fine Swedish shirt maker Eton.

Visit Indiana's Eton HQ for the widest range of fabrics, collars, fits and styles.

MONDAY -Sharp Start

Start the week strong with this classic business look. Eton’s signature white Cambridge twill with extreme cut away collar and stand out accessories help you master the office dress code.

TUESDAY - Creative Meeting

Let creativity fly and master the art of layering by going from thin to thick, starting with Eton’s timeless white button-down in durable oxford.  Add a cashmere blend cardigan and top it off with an unconstructed wool sport coat.

WEDNESDAY - Power Business

Navigate the board meeting with style and confidence. Match Eton’s white pin collar shirt with a checked waistcoat and unique details like a silver tie bar and hot pink tie.

THURSDAY -  Streamlined Encounters

Go for a trim and tailored look including Eton’s super slim white shirt and skinny black tie. Building a basic modern business wardrobe doesn’t have to be harder than this.

 

FRIDAY - Date Night

Keep it clean, crisp and confident tonight with Eton’s white subtle embroidered polka dot style in fine twill.

 

SATURDAY -  The Perfect Black Tie

Stick to the basic rules of black tie but update your traditional tuxedo with Eton’s white luxury pique shirt and ribbed silk bow tie.

 

SUNDAY - Family Dinner

Family gatherings require relaxed looks. Combine Eton’s white garment washed pique with a sleeveless cashmere knit cardigan. Unique textures and refined comfort at its best.

The Perfect White Shirt 7 DAYS, 7 WAYS

ETON SHIRTS ARE AVAILABLE AT ANDREW DAVIS CLOTHIERS, BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA

 

Byron British Style

The British Have Landed at Andrew Davis Clothiers We just received the Spring 2015 Collection from Byron, British Style.

Every detail is scrutinized to complete the perfect fitting garment. From the fabric choices to each hand stitch in every Byron garment. Ultimately a suit jacket is judged by its fit, and the essence of the British look is to be trim and fitted, but not tight and still very comfortable. Those seemingly diametric notions have been perfected through generations of the British apparel industry. Although this look is particularly fashionable throughout the world today, we have always viewed this is as the proper fit.

It begins with a natural slope shoulder. The jacket body and lapel are constructed with a floating canvas chest piece that molds to the body. Tailored so that a gentleman can “feel” the garment on him. Executed in a manner that allows a freedom of motion, the overall affect is a compact and concise presentation.

An elegantly tailored garment is correct for all occasions. Worn with or without a tie. Or with your favorite dark wash denim, a Byron jacket is an expression of standards and personal style. We obsess over the details of fit, and allow the gentleman to make the look his own. The fit belongs to Byron. The rest is up to you.

The essence of the time tested British style is captured in every Byron garment. Or should we say, “tailored” in every Byron. Byron Spring 2015 Fashion are available at Andrew Davis Clothiers, Bloomington Indiana.

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Byron Spring 2015