The Best and Worst Dressed NFL Players

Here at Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers, we have a bit of an obsession with football. We can’t wait for the season to hurry up and get here! Our love for football has even landed us a few big name clients. Former NFL Star and Current TV Anyalyst, Michael Strahan wears our suits! St. Louis Rams offensive tackle Jake Long also ordered his wedding wear from us. NFL superstars Darrelle Revis and Adrian Peterson also got their custom suits from Joseph. We love combining our passion for the NFL with our love of creating great-fitting suits.

Kerry Rhodes

There is a huge movement in sports for athletes to look professional both on and off the field. Players that used to wear ill-fitting clothing for press events, are now ordering custom three piece suits. We love seeing these athletes in perfectly fitted suits, especially ours!

Larry Fitzgerald

Now that so many athletes are expected to wear fashionable clothing, there is a growing trend of creating their own look. Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals has been known to rock three piece suits. He also adds a bit of flair with bright shirts and pocket squares. Fitzgerald’s teammate Kerry Rhodes is also known for his off the field style.

Terrell Suggs in a not so formal, black tie outfit

Although there are many NFL stars making fashion statements off the field, many are not hitting the mark. Terrell Suggs made an impression at a black tie event, though not a favorable one. His white blazer choice puzzled many. Who wears a white blazer with dark black stripes? He also didn’t bother tying his bow tie. Michael Vick didn’t bother wearing a full suit for this event. Luckily nobody in the crowd could see his legs or those sandals! We hope he has a full suit for events where he’s not standing behind a podium.

It’s important for NFL players to present themselves well off the field. Many NFL franchises are paying for their star power. Being well dressed is an important part of this persona. Any athletes out there reading this should definitely come to Jospeh’s for their custom suit needs! Just ask any of our former clients how much they love their outfits.

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Stand Out with Pocket Squares

You’ve been fitted and your new custom suit is ready to be worn out. You bought a nice button down to wear underneath, your tie is knotted up and looking great. What else is missing? To really stand out at that next business meeting, networking event, or date, you want to get a pocket square. How many men have them? Not many! People will notice if you wear a nicely folded pocket square. So what are you waiting for? Go get a few and see how they make your suit stand out in a crowd.

It’s an art

Picking a pocket square is an art, just like picking a tie. You want a pattern and color that matches your outfit. It’s a good idea to look at your regular wardrobe and pick a few squares that complement your shirt and blazer color. If you are hesitant to stand out too much, go for a solid color. Those looking to really make a statement, grab some patterns or bright colors.

Style over function

Pocket squares are now more about style than function. The pocket square was initially used as a convenient wipe for your face. Now these squares are used to make a statement. They’re a great, small accessory to show your sense of style.

How to fold your square

It’s important to know just how to fold your square. You don’t want to just stuff the fabric in your pocket, you want to make a great presentation. The most common folds are the straight, one corner, two peak, and puff folds. The diagram below shows just how to origami your pocket square into the perfect fold.

 

Dressed-up Sneakers

If you are over 30, you do not want to keep wearing shoes meant for high school kids. Upgrade your wardrobe with mature, age-appropriate sneakers. Sneakers are comfortable, so we understand why you may not want to wear dress shoes all day, every day. Dressed-up sneakers can be worn casually, or even to work if your job allows for a more laid-back dress code. Here are some recommendations for your next sneaker shopping trip.

Avoid Slip on Sneakers

Keep the laces on your sneakers. Slip on loafers are nice, but laceless sneakers are a turn off. They remind us of those prison slip ons, and you don’t want people thinking that about your footwear!

Hydrogen-1 Shoes

These shoes provide the comfort of sneakers with the style of a dress shoe. Hidden behind a leather facade, anyone looking at your feet will think you have on a nice pair of dress shoes.

Nike 1972 QS Deep Red

Apart from the subtle Nike swoosh, nobody will suspect these are sneakers. The dark leather exterior gives these comfortable sneakers a dressed-up look. They are perfect for a night out, or running errands around town.

The Rail Mateo Sneaker

Sticking with dark colors and leather will help disguise sneakers. This black pair combines suede and leather to create a sharp looking sneaker great for casual outings.

 

Men’s Bathing Suit Guide

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Luckily for Floridians, we get to enjoy a much milder and shorter winter than the rest of the country. So it’s almost time to shed those sweaters and long pants in exchange for swimsuits and towels at the beach. You check your closet only to see old, outdated trunks that don’t even fit anymore. Time to go out and find that perfect swimsuit! Here’s what is in style now and what trends you want to be sporting at the beach.

Trunks

This is the most common swimwear for men in the US. They look just like shorts, which is probably why they have gained such popularity. The fabric is different from shorts in that it is a fast-drying material like nylon or polyester. They may also contain an interior lining.

Boardshorts

I thought these were the same as trunks? Some places like to interchange the term. Boardshorts are just longer versions of trunks. Usually they come to or past the knee. The waste is typically non-elastic.

Square Cut Shorts

These are similar to trunks but are skin-tight. They are much better for active use, like swimming laps or competitive sport. They come in long and short versions.

Swim briefs (Speedos)

These are typically popular in Europe, though many Americans like to sport them. They are similar to briefs and are tight.

So which is right for me?

Sportswear

If you plan to use this swimsuit mainly for doing laps in the pool, you will want to go for a tighter fitting suit. Trucks and boardshorts will just get in the way. Stick with the tighter square cut shorts to give yourself a streamlined movement.

In Style

Definitely the most trendy swimwear for men are shorter trunks. These don’t need to be extremely short, nor should they be tight. The bottom of the trunks should reach about mid to ¾ of the way down the thigh. Get them fitted, as bulky trunks are unflattering. Go for a stylish color, maybe a turquoise or peach.

Conservative

There are many swim trunks available that look just like regular shorts. Get them in your regular length, and a simple, solid color like black, navy, or tan. This will give you a professional look while you’re out on the water.

At Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers, we offer the best custom suits! Though we don’t carry swimsuits, you will be sure to find everything else you could need for your wardrobe. Our Fifth Avenue South location offers an array of ready-to-wear items, as well as accessories and shoes. Get your perfect outfit to wear after a day out at the beach at Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers.