It’s that time of year again! The cool (kinda), crisp breeze has replaced the humid summer air, football stadiums are filled with cheering fans, and the leaves outside are beginning to change colors (at least for our friends up north). While those of us in Southwest Florida don’t get the full fall effect, we can at least take on many of the fall fashions. This infographic by Famous Outfits encourages men to choose texture-rich clothing with an earth toned palette that can be easily layered for warmth.
When it comes to fashion, accessories play a major role. This blog take a look at what’s hot heading into the fall. From flats to fur, these accessories offer a fresh new look.
For many years, Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers has been known for providing custom shirts and suits for men. This past year we have introduced a new ready-to-wear women’s line available at our downtown 5th Avenue South store in Naples, Florida. The feedback from the women who have purchased this brand has been only positive. Below are some testimonials from a few women who say they LOVE Anatomie.
“Love your clothes and have recommended them to many. I am an associate professor at Duke University of ophthalmology and dermatology. Attached is a picture (left) from the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas just prior to doing live injections of Restylane and Perlane to a crowd of over 200 physicians as I wear the white Budah mesh top. It travels so well. I am wearing it with a white sequin skirt from BCBG and received so many compliments on the outfit. You can see that i have my microphone on ready to go!
The other picture (right) is the same outfit in New York while doing consulting work for Skinceuticals/L’Oreal during a break with my mini-me.”
- Julie Woodward, MD
“My husband and I were ready to try something different. It takes all of our fortitude each day to choose intention over convention, the present over the planned and the moment over minutia. It takes courage to admit that our All American Life felt less like a dream and more like a marathon we forgot we signed up for. We tried to change course in incremental degrees but it proved too tempting to go back to what we have always known – the prescribed path of education, career, family, picket fence, baseball and apple pie from Costco. We had to go big for little reasons. We sold our beautiful house, fence and all. We sold our well-maintained, safe, cars. We donated our toys, sporting goods and household items. Everything we own now fits into five carry-on bags. We did this because we wanted our moments back and taking care of our stuff was distracting us from taking care of ourselves and each other.
After more than 300 days on the road in Europe, we have spent time in nine countries and counting. We have learned how to shop at markets and run errands and “live” our day to day lives in seven new languages laden with hundreds of new customs. Most importantly we have spent every day together exploring Europe for almost a year. Each day is precious. When we decided to only pack 5 carry-on bags on this open ended journey, I had to research how to not compromise on style or function and that is when I found Anatomie. My Skyler travel pants are the cornerstone of my wardrobe. I have worn them hiking in the Alps and on beach walk on the Southern tip of Portugal. I have worn them to fancy dinner engagements in Tuscany and to poolside barbecues in Provence. As a mom, it is rare for me to have fully functional and practical clothing that also makes me feel feminine and put together. I love Anatomie of that reason. I haven’t sacrificed any style by getting rid of 99% of my wardrobe. If anything, having less makes me more particular about style and function and I won’t settle if I can only fit one pair of pants in my suitcase.
We left because we wanted to regain the freedom we lost in “struggling” to keep our American Dream alive. We feel it now as a family. We feel like anything is possible and as my son said this week on the cliffs of Normandy, “We do a lot of living in a day!” We are grateful every day for the gift of time together. Thank you Anatomie for being a part of this journey!”
Are you ready for some football? As the upcoming football season is scheduled to kick off on September 4th many of the NFL greats are gearing up to look their best pre and post-game. Fashion has been an integral part of professional athlete’s lifestyles throughout the sports industry. For years, NFL players have come to Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers as their go-to custom clothier for suits and dress shirts.
I was recently in Atlanta visiting with Matt Ryan and Roddy White to see how they are preparing for the upcoming football season and fit them in some great new suits.
Matt Ryan is the starting QB for the Atlanta falcons. He is a seven year veteran who has thrown for over 153 touchdowns and over 20,000 yards. He has always had an eye for fashion and I’m grateful that he has called upon me to give him some advice on what to wear this upcoming season. Matt and I have been collaborating on his sense of fashion for a couple of seasons now and have really found his style. His style includes everything from well fitted suits for those post-game interviews to everyday casual wear.
Roddy White is a wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons. He is a 10 year veteran who has over 9,000 receiving yards and over 50 receiving touchdowns. Roddy White decided to join Matt Ryan and I on finding the latest fashion craze for the upcoming football season. His style is very fashion forward which will make him stand out in any post-game interviews. While at the same time he is looking for new and upcoming fashion trends.
There are many professional athletes that I have worked with throughout the years. From former NFL Star and TV analyst Michael Strahan to NLF stars Darrelle Revis and Adrain Peterson.. and these are just to name a few.
This time of year is perfect for style trends as we are inundated by mens fashion weeks across the world. London, Milan and Paris men’s fashion weeks just wrapped up and this article by Fashion Beans summarizes five trends that the well-dressed men were rocking this 2014 summer fashion season and how you can get the look.
This week kicks off the first Men’s Fashion Week in Canada. The work of 22 emerging and established men’s fashion designers have been front and center on the Canadian runway. It has been incredible to see all the different fashions come out of Toronto this week. It’s been a great opportunity for some young up and coming designers to showcase their designs, but the biggest thing that we can take from this week is the incredible growth we’ve seen in men’s fashion.
According to the research firm MarketLine, men’s fashion is estimated to be a $400 billion US industry. While that is still less than the women’s fashion industry, menswear has exceeded growth in women’s wear for five years running.
So what do we attribute the growth to? Well, I think first and foremost we can point to fearless fashion icons like soccer-great-turned-style-icon David Beckham and rapper Kanye West. Modern men now dress up to stand out: skinny pants, dapper shoes, French cuffs, vests and Mad Men pocket squares have all caught the attention of a new generation. Larry Rosen, chairman and CEO of Harry Rosen tells the Toronto Star his business has more than doubled in the last 10 years.
Fashion for men today is neither gay nor straight. “These days, fashion is not about sexuality,” says Jeff Rustia, founder of TOMFW. “If you want to wear pink pants, it doesn’t mean you are a homosexual. Menswear is no longer a tagalong to womenswear, and it is not longer boring.”
This weeks fashion show is in its infancy, but it’s already making big headlines.
Click here to read more about Toronto Men’s Fashion Week
During the summer, its always nice to break away from the office routine and the business hours by going on a weekend trip. At Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers, we firmly believe everyone needs a break. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean you can’t take your style with you wherever you may be traveling to. We know packing may seem like a daunting task with the fear of overpacking and under packing; the stress can get to people. Here are a few ways you can relax on a getaway with easy, cool style and the perfect amount of clothes.
While on a weekend getaway, depending on where you are going, it is wise to pack a few pairs of pants even in the summertime. Opt for one pair of jeans and one pair of slim khakis. These both are very versatile pieces that go with just about everything. Wear them to the airport, dinner, or a night out on the town!
One of the most vital pairs of clothing you will need for your summer weekend getaway. Shorts are the trademark of summer, by exchanging your long pants for a charming short is one of the best parts of the season. Be sure to pack one khaki short and one patterned short. Wear these around the hotel, out to lunch or soaking in the sun.
Wearing one is usually optional, but here we have some pointers for you anyway. You will need to pack 3 shirts for your vacation, perfect for the amount of days you will most likely be gone.
- One is a floral shirt, think beach and relaxed vibes, that you can wear to the beach or on a sunny day.
- One thin summer sweatshirt, for if it does get a bit chilly, you can wear on a night out.
- One simple pocket tee, which is great for the airport or traveling. Its easy and will help you cool down.
In addition to these, a simple navy blazer is always excellent to have on hand just in case. This packing list will be sure to give you a memorable and fun weekend getaway over the summer.