Men’s Shoe Style Guide

Buying the right men’s shoe for your outfit is a challenge. How do you pick the right color? Or the proper style? What about socks? This infographic by GroomU illustrates dress, casual, athletic shoes and boots. It also covers shoe care, choosing a color, and socks. When it comes to choosing a color, be sure to get brown shoes for neutral color clothes. Wear black shoes with black, deep, or rich color outfits. They recommend not to wear novelty socks, but a bit of color in your outfit is not a bad thing.
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What to Look Out for When Purchasing a Watch

asset-version-571379e3a6-montbrillantThere are many different forms of jewelry for women: bracelets, rings, necklaces, earrings. For men, the one classic piece of jewelry is the watch. The watch has been losing popularity as many people don’t see a reason to wear something that just tells time. There are now “smart” watches which can connect to your phone, show messages, take photos, and more. The Apple iWatch, the Samsung Galaxy Gear, the Pebble Watch, are just a few of the many new wearable devices. These smart watches are still very bulky, big, and not fashion forward.
A watch is a great accessory for any outfit. When going out to purchase a watch you may hear some of the terms below. Be sure to read up on them so you know exactly what you watch will suit your style.
Quartz
Quartz refers to how the watch is regulated. The quartz crystal regulates the movement which is powered by a battery. Watches with quartz are more accurate than other types.
Self-Winding
Self-Winding refers to a type of mechanical watch which is wound by the movements of the wearer. The motion generated provides enough energy to run the watch. This is opposed to manual-winding, another type of mechanical watch, in which the wearer must wind the watch to provide energy.
Water-Resistant
Many watches tout their water-resistant capabilities. But this doesn’t mean you should go right ahead and swim or shower with it. It is generally safe to do this if the watch is resistant up to one hundred meters.
Complication
This refers to any function on a watch other than time. These are items like a calendar or stopwatch.
Gold-Plated
Gold-Plated refers to the layer of gold that is placed on the metal of the watch. It can rub off though, so handle it with care. They can be had for as little as $100.
Rose Gold
This refers a gold mixed with copper to create a pink effect.
White Gold
This gold is created from yellow gold mixed with nickel or palladium to make a white color. These watches tend to be 18 karats.
Bezel
The ring that surrounds the watch face.
Crown
A button on the outside of the case that can be used to wind the mainspring, in a mechanical watch, or to set the time or calendar.
Dial
Another name for the watch face.

A Note from Joey: Fashion Show Success

JoeyThis past Saturday June 21st was Naples’ inaugural Father & Daughter Fashion Show at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples. 20 dads, dressed in Joseph Wendt Custom Clothier, walked down the runway with their daughters, dressed in clothing from Little Luxe.

The event included a full brunch, a silent auction, children’s activities, and of course the fabulous fashionable dads and daughters. I absolutely loved the opportunity to walk down the runway with my little girl Gianna. It was a great day with lots of laughs and smiles. Not only was it an enjoyable afternoon spent with family and friends, it was all for a good cause. All proceeds from the event went towards the Children’s Museum of Naples, helping kids learn, and play at the museum in future years.

It was an absolute pleasure to be a major sponsor and participant in this inaugural event. It is my opinion that this event will be one of the biggest events of the season in Naples in years to come. I’m honored to be a part of the first one and look forward to it growing down the road.

It’s a great event and I hope people in the community are going to take note of this. The Children’s Museum is also an incredible organization to support. All the sponsors and  Naples Performing Arts Center did a fantastic job of setting up such a wonderful, extended fathers day present for all the dad and daughter duos participating! I can’t wait until next year!

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas at Joseph Wendt

jwednt-2112Dad’s can be hard to shop for. The scramble for a good men’s gift around Father’s Day can often leave a gift giver stumped, and a gift receiver disappointed. At Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers, we can advise on any and all gift-buying dilemmas! Joseph Wendt has one-of-a-kind men’s clothing and accessories. From wine glasses to clothing, belts, shoes, cufflinks and ties, Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers can dress you dad from head to toe.

Business Suits: Choose from a variety of solid colors, subtle patterns, elegant pinstripes, flawless details and classic designs for your day and evening business attire. Every garment is customized to each gentleman’s needs, using only the finest fabrics that are meticulously tailored. Each suit is double stitched with quality detailing. Add a custom tailored shirt, shoes and tie to complete your look. Let Joseph help you build a power suit that will create confidence and poise each time you walk into that key business meeting or important company function. Image

Sport Coats: When it comes to business and attire for more casual settings, no one understands the subtleties of sport coat styles better than Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers. We pride ourselves in providing the discerning gentleman with a perfectly fitted jacket made of the most luxurious fabrics. We want you to show up looking and feeling your best, no matter where you’re headed, so we’ve broken down sport coats into three distinct categories to help you fine-tune your look.

Dress Business: This smart, professional look is for the gentleman wishing to attend his social events looking clean cut and pulled together when a full suit is not required. The detailing on each coat is unique and the end product embodies effortless style.

Dress Casual: Pair this sport coat with a more laid back pant design for the perfect combination of casual and trendy. Approach your schedule with a relaxed and classy appearance that will have you feeling confident and comfortable all day long.

Dress Social: Attend dinners, company events and social gatherings with complete confidence in a suit that is uniquely tailored, yet not overly formal. We add just the right amount of personal detail and design to help you stand out, while at the same time maintaining a polished and self-confident appearance.

Sportswear: For the ultimate in relaxation, comfort and casual sophistication, Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers offers an array of fashions including sport vests, jeans and golf shirts.

shoes_500px_05Shoes: Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers is proud to offer Fratelli Rosetti and Michael Toschi shoes, the highest quality Italian footwear that are the epitome of comfort and style. These luxurious shoes are made from the finest hides hand crafted by skilled artisans. Joseph’s offers both classic and casual styles.

Ties and Accessories: Add a splash of color and style with Joseph Wendt exclusive line of Italian ties by Tino Cosma. Each tie is a work of art meticulously designed in bold or subtle patterns. Joseph Wendt also carries a wide selection of belts, wallets, cufflinks and pocket squares. Image

Glassware: If the wine matters, so does the glass. It’s that simple. Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers sells a beautiful line of wine glasses from Bottega del Vino Crystal not available through mass merchants. Each crystal glass is handmade. Tasting after tasting, test after test, time after time, wine enthusiasts are made by the difference the glass makes. Inspired by a life in wine and created by Severino Barzan, Bottega del Vino Crystal wine glasses are first and foremost, wine-driven in design and creation. Each piece in painstakingly mouth blown and hand finished to the highest of world standards for balance, weight, shape and the tactile pleasure of holding the stem and drinking from it. Each piece features a superbly crafted bowl with single pull stem for the best possible feel in hand and mouth. Image

Custom Golf and Hunting Wear: Look stylish whether you’re golfing or hunting with a custom sports wardrobe created by Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers. Joseph can create a look from head to toe that is classic and functional no matter which sport you choose to enjoy.

 

Joseph’s in the News

Father’s Day may be over, but we’re still proud of what we managed to do for the special day.  For the second year in a row, we donated portions of all the money we made on ties and shirts sold in the week leading up to Father’s Day to charity!  And we got in the news in the process.  Check out the link from The News-Press below, and take a look at a print version from The Naples Daily News below that.  Thanks to everyone that participated!

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Happy Father’s Day

If you have “sartorialness” in your blood, you can probably thank your dad, grandpa, your favorite uncle and all those important men in your life. After all, we all know, eventually what we follow are the actions of our father, not his advice! This Father’s Day, remember to thank dad for always leaving the house looking like the respectable man you now are.

You could start by thanking dads everywhere this way…

For those of you with a dad of impeccable taste, the gift of custom clothes is always the perfect choice! To magnify the experience, think of something that can make it even more memorable, like a jacket with the colors of his favorite football team, or get sappy and add a know to a custom shirt that reads “so that I’m always close to your heart” (this last one will earn you major points if you have been playing black sheep for a while).

Now, we know we all have different dads, so here are some gift ideas for some of the most difficult-to-buy-for of them! Happy Father’s Day!

The Cooking Dad.

Maverick Ready-Check Remote Cooking Thermometer & Timer

Dinner’s ready! Know when your meats are perfectly cooked with this remote-controlled thermometer. Its wireless transmitter works from up to 100 feet away, so he can mingle and enjoy the cookout, too!

http://www.maverickhousewares.com/et72.htm

While you’re at it, help him brand his masterpiece…

BBQ Branding Iron

This stainless steel branding iron is the perfect finishing touch for a steak “well done.” Just place the face of the iron on hot coals and brand a steak minutes before serving. The iron is personalized with any three initials.

http://gifts.personalcreations.com/productdetail.aspx?cobrand=PCR&pid=30028970&ssid=4&REF=PCRFeedGiftscom&mr:referralID=c75d803a-b64c-11e1-ac63-001b2166c2c0

The Adventurous Dad

Adventure Gifts

Cloud 9 Living offers 1,700+ adventure gifts. With experiences ranging from rock climbing, whitewater rafting and mountain biking to stock car racing, hang gliding and scenic helicopter and plane tours.

http://www.cloud9living.com/action-and-adventure?utm_source=gifts.com_geo_feed&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=National&utm_campaign=Adventure_Packages

Mr. Dad

Trunk-it Golf Gear Case

What a mess, 500 tees everywhere. Good to see my four-dozen Pro V1s rolling around! Whoops, there’s only one shoe back here… And where is my sunblock?! Ever roll into the parking lot with this scene unfolding? This beauty can easily organize this messy situation.

The Geek Dad

X Cooper Wireless Game Rocker Chair

Sit comfortably for hours playing your favorite video games on the X Cooper Wireless Game Chair. The chair’s design lets you tilt and swivel as you play, and because it’s wireless, you can move it into a position for optimal viewing. This durable vinyl chair features armrests that fold up for convenience, and speakers inside the chair to give you the full sensory experience.

http://www.hayneedle.com/sale/xcooperwirelessgamechair2.cfm?source=gifts_hayneedle&mr:referralID=6faeb6de-b650-11e1-8e16-001b2166becc

The Sports Fan Dad

Microbrew of the Month Club

Gift recipients receive 12 bottles of premium microbrews (4 different kinds) every month from award-winning breweries nationwide. Did someone say “game day”?

http://www.amazingbeerclub.com/product3.cfm?utm_source=GIFTSCOM&utm_medium=CPC&utm_campaign=AC-BEER&utm_content=PRODUCTAD&utm_term=BEER-

The Dad Who Has it All

No worries, add to his collection, then!

The Rolex Sky-Dweller Watch should do the trick. This unique timepiece features an inner ring that keeps track of the time at home, with traditional hour, minute, and second hands for local time, an advanced date function that knows the difference between 30 and 31-day months, and a ring command bezel that lets you quickly and easily choose.