Perfect the Look: The Three Piece Suit

Three piece suits, once seen as old-fashioned, have made a comeback with slimmer silhouettes and a modern look.

Michael Salamanca, Hart Schaffner Marx Senior Marketing Manager, sports a Hart Schaffner Marx grey three piece suit.

Michael Salamanca, Hart Schaffner Marx Senior Marketing Manager, sports a Hart Schaffner Marx grey three piece suit.

“A well-tailored three piece suit gives a more refined appearance, without the image of stuffiness or dressing above the occasion,” said Michael Salamanca, Senior Marketing Manager for Hart Schaffner Marx. “It makes a powerful impression as well as suggests a strong appreciation of style.” Read more for how to master the look. Continue reading

How to Properly Polish Dress Shoes

From now until the first day of the new year, our calendars are filled with parties and social occasions for the holiday season. Thanksgiving kicks it all off, which makes today the perfect time to break out the cool guy shoes and give them a nice polish.

There are many steps to the art of polishing shoes. We found this great video below that quickly shows you the true art form of a good shoe polishing.

How to Wear It: The Three Piece Suit

Once seen as staunch and overly conservative, the three piece suit has made a comeback this season. The suit gives you added value as there are multiple ways to wear it: the jacket with or without the vest, just the vest and trousers, or even with a pair of jeans.

An image of a three piece suit from the Hart Schaffner Marx archives.

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Fall Trend: The Fair Isle Sweater

The Fair Isle sweater, named for a small island in Scotland where the multicolored knitting technique was invented, has been a popular winter staple since King Edward VIII wore one publicly in the 1920s. The Fair Isle pattern is created row by row using a special knitting technique, and is usually made of three to five different colors. Over the years, the patterns and colors of Fair Isle have varied slightly to reflect trends, and this season the sweater has again seen a revival in popularity.

Clockwise from top left: Fair Isle Sweater, $145; Light Brown Herringbone Sportcoat, $650; Five Pocket Chino. Sportcoat available at http://www.hartschaffnermarx.com. Sweater and Trousers coming soon to http://www.hartschaffnermarx.com.

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