Last Minute Tips for Valentine’s Day

Today is the big day for you and your significant other!  Have you been too busy to figure out how to be as sartorially impressive to your date as you will be romantically?  Don’t despair, we’ve got you covered!  Or, rather, the Cornell Daily Sun in Upstate New York has you covered.  The newspaper’s Eric Ding wrote a compact, common sense set of last-minute tips last year, and even though they’re ostensibly for a busy student, they’re really perfect for just about any man if you’re in a rush in these final hours (and he even got saucy at the end there!).  Check them out below, and be sure to read the original article HERE.

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The Color Red

Come on, it’s Valentine’s Day. The color red, or a different hue of it (maroon or pink, for example) should be the centerpiece of the outfit. However, this doesn’t mean that you should wear red everything. Red is a very passionate and vibrant color, capable of making your lady fall in love with you all over again, but also capable of being an eyesore when handled improperly. To do the former, only wear one red item, whether it be a red dress shirt, a red tie, a red scarf or even a red blazer. Avoid looking tacky or too over the top and don’t overdo it—  no matter how sexy you might think you look in a red suit.

Suit & Tie

Or maybe just a tie, if a suit seems like too much. If you’re the type of person who wouldn’t wear a tie except for very, very dire circumstances, then wearing a tie on Valentine’s Day will indeed impress your lady. And it doesn’t even have to be that formal if you wear the tie along with a checkered button-up shirt and a V-neck sweater. Layering always creates a very stylish and warm ensemble, which is quite appropriate for this tender but chilly day. Valentine’s Day is just for you and her, so dress formally enough to show that it’s a special day, but for the love of God, please don’t outdo her outfit.

The Little Things

If your significant other gave you a gift to wear at some point in your relationship, incorporate it into your outfit. Any watch or accessory that she bought you should definitely be worn to put icing on the already handsome cake. If she bought you a more substantial clothing item, then try to structure an outfit around that item, and see if you can pull one off that would look chic. People love to feel appreciated, so make sure to recognize her gifts.

Balance

Colors are important, but it’s even more important to balance them and tone them down with neutrality. The color red will most likely be the powerhouse color of choice, but that doesn’t mean it should overpower the rest of the outfit. As said before, try to limit yourself to one red item so that the color shines through, but doesn’t bog the outfit down. Red works well with white, black and gray, so try to keep things within those parameters. Express conveniently has its own guide to this momentous day, and Esquire magazine has a couple of outfits picked out just for the occasion.

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Men’s Gift Ideas at Joseph’s!

Men can be hard to shop for. The scramble for a good men’s gift around the holidays can often leave a gift giver stumped, and a gift receiver disappointed.  At Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers, we are the answer to your gift buying dilemma! We have one-of-a-kind men’s clothing and accessories!

Is the man you know a wine drinker? We have a beautiful line of wine glasses from Bottega del Vino Crystal. Each crystal glass is handmade. Come in to see the entire collection!

glassHow about something for a man who enjoys some color in his wardrobe? Our socks are unique, and add just a little pop to any wardrobe.

socksAnother colorful clothing item we carry are rubber belts. These are great for a more casual and fun look.

beltsOur ties come in a wide range of colors and patterns, so you’re sure to find just what you need for every outfit, occasion, and personality.

tiesWe also have a lovely collection of cufflinks. These cufflinks are handmade in New York, and are completely one-of-a-kind.

linksOur shoes are stylish, comfortable, and unique! We carry a range of styles and colors to go with any look.

shoesGive the ultimate gift of a piece of custom clothing! With clothing made just for you, you’ll never have to worry about fit, comfort, or style again!

suitsWe have many more accessories and styles. Stop in our showrooms in Naples, FL and Huntington, NY to get the full custom experience!

Living Far From Sports

As we’ve said many times in the past (especially when it’s football season, but then, we’re biased), we’re big fans of sports.  But being in two locations, one of which is in the largest metro area in the United States, makes us very lucky.  We have so many teams to choose from!  Our Huntington showroom is well within “fan territory” of 9 New York-based and 1 New Jersey-based major league sports teams, and our Naples office is inside the fan range of both the 3 Tampa-area teams and the 4 Miami-area teams.  Throw in an Orlando team for good measure!  The point is, we have an embarrassment of sports riches, but not everyone is so lucky.  The folks over at Deadspin put together a great little study that shows exactly what we mean.  They ran calculations to figure out the range at which two-thirds of all Americans live from a particular member of the “Big Five’s” major league sports teams.  Here’s what they came up with, in map form:

Smallest metro with team: Columbus (2.3 million, 28th-largest) Largest metro without team: Miami (6.4 million, ninth-largest)

Smallest metro with team: Columbus (2.3 million, 28th-largest)
Largest metro without team: Miami (6.4 million, ninth-largest)

Smallest metro with team: Buffalo (1.2 million, 50th-largest) Largest metro without team: Houston (6.4 million, 10th-largest)

Smallest metro with team: Buffalo (1.2 million, 50th-largest)
Largest metro without team: Houston (6.4 million, 10th-largest)

Smallest metro with team: Milwaukee (2 million, 33rd-largest) Largest metro without team: Portland (3 million, 19th-largest)

Smallest metro with team: Milwaukee (2 million, 33rd-largest)
Largest metro without team: Portland (3 million, 19th-largest)

Smallest metro with team: Oklahoma City (1.4 million, 46th-largest) Largest metro without team: Seattle (4.4 million, 13th-largest)

Smallest metro with team: Oklahoma City (1.4 million, 46th-largest)
Largest metro without team: Seattle (4.4 million, 13th-largest)

Smallest metro with team: Green Bay (population 357,000, 103rd-largest metro area) Largest metro without team: Los Angeles (18.2 million, second-largest)

Smallest metro with team: Green Bay (population 357,000, 103rd-largest metro area)
Largest metro without team: Los Angeles (18.2 million, second-largest)

In short, if you’re a football fan or basketball fan, odds are good you’re not TOO far from a team.  Soccer fans and hockey fans aren’t so lucky.  Check out the full article for some more insights, and happy cheering!

Fashion Week Facts

Before we delve into a proper overview of New York’s Fashion Week, we wanted to share another fantastic infographic, this one about some of the unique numbers involved in Fashion Weeks…

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Fashion Districts of the World

We all know the world’s fashion capitals are New York, London, Milan, Paris, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg, and Sydney.  But what about the world’s fashion districts?  Neighborhoods famed for the production and sale of high-end fashion?  They’re a dying breed, with most of the production moving all over the world, and most of the designers moving to the “fashion avenues” that can be found in many of the world’s largest cities, like Saville Row or Bond Street.  But a handful of these neighborhoods exist, and although they’re mostly of historical interest, they’re still full of points of fashion interest, and you’re guaranteed to find some amazing clothes in them.

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We’ve Relocated to New Digs!

It’s worth mentioning here, since it’s the only place we haven’t mentioned it yet, that we’ve relocated our Naples showroom!

moving (2)As it says in the poster, all of our other information, from our phone number to our email address, stays the same.  And our location in Huntington, NY also isn’t budging, don’t worry!

While we’re on the subject of change, we’ve also come up with a new logo and a new name: Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers!  Let us know what you think as we open this exciting new period in our company history…

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Fireworks!

We all know what tomorrow is here in the United States, so as an early celebration, get yourself excited for all of the amazing fireworks celebrations that will be held around the country with this selection of videos of the last few years’ Independence Day fireworks shows from around the country!

And have a happy 237th birthday, America!

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Boston

Philadelphia

Pittsburgh

Houston

Seattle

San Francisco

Chicago