Mario Bemer returns to Naples September 16 & 17

Mario Bemer is making his second journey to Naples to join Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers for another custom shoe fitting event.

This event is coming up soon! September 16 & 17 by appointment. This is a great chance to get custom fitted shoes exactly to your size. If you have wide, narrow, or large feet, you can now get bespoke dress shoes that truly fit like a glove.

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Joey gives casual style advice for the Southwest Florida man

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Just this week our very own Joseph Wendt was featured in Florida Weekly! The article is titled Causal wear is the style for Southwest Florida. It’s all about what men should be wearing here in one of the hottest states in the US.

There’s great advice in the article from various people in the fashion industry here in Naples.

Zack Dobbins who blogs about fashion and worked for Ralph Lauren and Valentino suggests that men over 40 “look best in classic American sportswear.”

Here’s what Joey had to say, “There are some really nice looking linen and silk blend shorts that look great with lightweight knit polo shirt,” he says. “But, I mean a polo shirt with no logo, not a golf shirt. Even down here, golf shirts are for the golf course, not dinner dates or events.”

Joey also gives his opinion on flipflops for men, “If it’s an outdoor event where food and drink are being served, no one wants to see bare toes on men.”

Check out the rest of the article here to see what casual style tips you can uncover.

Casual wear is the style for Southwest Florida

By Stephanie Davis
Florida Weekly

Date Night Spots in Naples

Alright ladies and fellas, got a date night coming up?  If you’re still trying to figure out where to dine in Naples, we’ve got the top spots for you. Call for reservations soon before they book up!

Put on your favorite outfit and grab that special date for a night out in Naples.

baleen

Via Baleen Facebook

Baleen
9891 Gulf Shore Dr
Naples, FL 34108
(239) 598-5707
Seafood

Osteria Tulia

Via Osteria Tulia Facebook

Osteria Tulia
466 5th Ave S
Naples, FL 34102
(239) 213-2073
Italian

barbatella

Via Barbatella Facebook

Barbatella
1290 3rd St. S
Naples, FL
239-263-1955
Italian

The local

Via The Local Facebook

The Local
5323 Airport Pulling Rd N
Naples, FL 34109
(239) 596-3276
Farm to Table

hob nob

Via HobNob Facebook

Hob Nob
720 5th Ave S
Naples, FL 34102
(239) 580-0070
American, Steak, Seafood

bayside

Via Bayside Seafood Facebook

Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar
4270 Gulf Shore Blvd N
Naples, FL 34103
(239) 649-5552
Seafood, American

Seasons 52

Via Seasons 52 Facebook

Seasons 52
8930 Tamiami Trl N
Naples, FL 34108
(239) 594-8852
American

Turtle Club

Via Turtle Club Facebook

The Turtle Club
9225 Gulf Shore Dr
Naples, FL 34108
(239) 592-6557
Seafood, Americam
Tip – Reserve for sunset if possible

Casual
Because sometimes a juicy burger and fries is too good to pass up 🙂

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Brooks Gourmet Burgers & Dogs

Brooks Gourmet Burgers & Dogs
330 9th St S
Naples, FL 34102
(239) 262-1127
American, Burgers

Rumba

Via Rumba Cuban Cafe Facebook

Rumba Cuban Cafe
1265 Airport Rd S
Naples, FL 34104
(239) 659-2996
Cuban, Caribbean

taqueria

Via Taqueria San Julian Facebook

Taqueria San Julian 2
3575 Bayshore Dr
Naples, FL 34112
(239) 775-6480
Mexican

loving hut

Loving Hut Vegan Cuisine
975 Pine Ridge Rd
Naples, FL 34108
(239) 254-9490
Vegan, Vegetarian

Are you making these suit mistakes?

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A perfect off-the-rack suit is tough to come by. You know what I’m talking about, one that hits all the sweet spots: fits you to a T, the color and pattern are just what you want, you don’t look boxy. They’re tough to find, so often you end up making sacrifices. You really want a certain pattern, so you will allow yourself to have a blazer that is a little too long.

Stop! Stop the madness. You shouldn’t have to compromise when you’re buying a suit. If you have suits that display these common issues, it may be time to find a tailor and get the suit of your dreams.

Too Big

Guys, it’s okay to get a suit that fits well. No longer should you relegate yourself to looking bulky or boxy, especially if you are not a bulky guy. You will end up looking sloppy or heavier than you actually are.

If the sleeves are too long or too short, the suit looks unfinished and can make you come off as careless. The jacket sleeve should end 1/2 inches above the shirt sleeve.

Well-fitting suits are in, because they actually look good. Trust us on this one.

Too Small

In addition to going too big, don’t go too small either. It will look like you grew out of your suit, or that it’s about to burst at the seams. You’ve seen it before, those guys with sleeves that seem 2 inches too short. Or their pants are showing their ankles unintentionally.

You need to hit that sweet spot of not too big and not too small. Which is why we recommend seeing a tailor for a custom suit, or alterations to your current suits.

Jacket is too long

Just don’t let it happen. A blazer that is too long just throws off all of your proportions. Nobody looks flattering in a long jacket.

The Lapels are too big

Big lapels are no longer a thing, thank heavens. If you watch reruns of shows like Seinfeld, you will notice Jerry’s lapels during his monologues. They are huge!

Make sure your lapels are under 3 inches, if they even get that big.

Pants are too long

The break in your pants (the part all the way at the bottom) should tall right at the shoe. If they fall above, they are much too short, and if they start bagging up at the bottoms then they’re much too long. Get those things hemmed!

Also, ensure that your pants are not baggy to begin with. You don’t want to be sporting an awesome looking blazer, tie, and shirt, only to have the whole outfit thrown off by a big pair of pants. It just doesn’t look well put together and will make you look heavier than you actually are.

Buttoning Up

If you have a two button jacket, do you know the proper buttoning procedure? Only button the top, that’s it, easy enough to remember. But tons of guys go around buttoning both or buttoning just the bottom.

If you have three buttons, just use the middle, or the top and middle if you must.

Other reads

Are You Committing These New-Suit Blunders?
GQ

40 Common Men’s Fashion Mistakes to Avoid
Kinowear

10 Common Style Mistakes Men Make When Wearing a Suit
Mr. Cavaliere

Dress Socks or No Socks?

When is it appropriate to sport the “no sock” look? You know the one I’m talking about, the guys wearing loafers, suits, and pants that are a little higher up so you can see their ankles….and the fact that they’re not wearing socks.

 

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You commonly see this around fashion shows, but when else is it appropriate to be forgoing socks when wearing a suit?

The “Stop wearing dress shoes with no socks” argument

Over at Made Man, Joshua Fruhlinger remarks his disdain for men “rolling up their trousers, slipping on leather dress shoes, and leaving their socks at home.” He equates the look to when people decided that wearing a blazer with jeans was ok.

Here’s his argument:

“When you wear dress shoes without socks, you look unfinished. You look like a man-boy in a short suit. You look like a guy named ‘Blake’ who wants to tell you about his yacht that never leaves the slip.”

– Joshua, Made Man

I totally get it. It’s someone wearing a very formal outfit but still attempting to appear casual and fun. Suits were made to be formal. They’re meant for business meetings, weddings, and other important events.

Another argument against the “no socks” look is the fact that it can bread bacteria. When your feet sweat into your shoes it turns them into a sauna. This is a breeding ground for bacteria that thrive in moisture. It can make your shoes start to smell as well.

The “No socks” look is cool argument

Over at He Spoke Style, Brian mentions that there are 3 divisive things in the entire world: politics, sports, and the age-old socks or no socks debate. He says the issues is “so incredibly polarizing”.

He argues for and against the no socks debate.

His “no socks” pro argument is that it makes you stay cool on warm days. Another point is that for some shoes, like boat shoes, you aren’t supposed to wear socks with them.

Over at The Shoe Snob Blog, the author Justin argues that it’s really based on the outfit. He says an outfit like tan shoes, loafers, khaki jeans, a casual button up, and a sportcoat can allow for the no socks look.

“For me, the lighter your clothes (in color and it cloth weight) the easier it is to go sockless, as the contrast between skin and clothing is not so strong (hence why it is considered sartorial blasphemy to wear white socks with dress clothes).”

– Justin, The Shoe Snob Blog

 

Will this question ever have a clear answer?

No, I don’t see one. From what I’ve heard and read, there are people who embrace the no-socks look, and those that despise it. There are also many people in the middle who don’t care much either way.

If you do plan to try out a no socks look, get a second opinion from a trusted friend who will give you honest feedback. Also, try not to forgo socks if you plan to be wearing the outfit for more than a few hours. The last thing you need is to come home with shoes that stink.

Wet Shaving Guide

Wet shaving is experiencing a renaissance of sorts. If you’re not one of the guys jumping on the beard bandwagon, you’re likely shaving. Have you thought of trying wet shaving? Do you know what it is? Think of the type of shaving you see men getting at barbershops in movies or TV shows. The kind where the barber uses the big brush to lather on foam, then uses a straight razor to artfully make the facial hair disappear.

Wet shaving isn’t something just meant for barbershops and special occasions. It can be done right at home! All you need are a few tools of the trade and a little advice to help get you started. This helpful infographic from Reddit user Wicked_Edge will get you started. It goes through the products you need, as well as the benefits of wet shaving. Do your face a favor and try it out!

Source: Reddit User Wicked_Edge

Fashion Forward Movies

Who doesn’t love to relax on the couch with a snack, and watch a good movie? Some of us who are very fashion conscious will pay close attention to the sartorial choices of the characters in the movie. We may even pick up some inspiration from their outfits. What are some good movies that showcase great style? Well let’s find out!

source: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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This is a classic! If you have yet to see this Audrey Hepburn flick, what are you doing reading this? Young girls today still love to quote and dress up as Hepburn’s character from the movie. And those sunglasses, who could forget?

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Quantum of Solace
This Bond flick stars the newest Bond actor, Daniel Craig. It seems that he can make any suit look good. This is a film for guys obsessed with suits, and action.

The Devil Wears Prada
This is a great movie for guys and girls alike. It’s witty, and Meryl Streep is always a great actress to watch. The film is all about the fashion industry, so you are sure to see some fashion-forward looks.