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.
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.