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The Derby is one of the few times that gentlemen can dress up and stand out more than the ladies. Classic styles of seersucker or khaki suits are nothing to miss but this year men have the chance to really turn some heads.
Starting with the pants because it is the eye-catcher from a distance, all gents should turn to sun drenched pants in vibrant colors like Key Lime, Ocean, Bermuda Pink, and Citron. Any one of these colors paired with the right shirt and blazer will make you stand out like no one else.
Now that you have the pants you know that you’re going to have some fun with the shirts. A great dress shirt in a complimentary color will go a long way. Don’t be afraid to grab a fun gingham or striped shirt to turn it up. This is the one day of the year that more is better. One option that is a must for some is the monogram on the shirt!
The jacket is what brings everything together and you can’t go wrong with the classic navy blazer.
If you want to have a little fun on top though, a nice chalk stripe can really make the ladies’ big hats turn. But, if your personality is up for it, go for bright and colorful. As far as 2- button or 3-button it’s a person preference but we recommend sporting the 3- button side vent for a more polished look.
Next is the tie. Most gentlemen wear a necktie, but a bow tie is always an option. If you never wear bows, try it out this year and you may like it.
For neckwear this year there is only one option. Vineyard Vines is the official tie maker of the Kentucky Derby and they will make every man look dapper and distinguished.
Lastly, covering those feet with a nice pair of “sleds” is the right idea. There are many types of horse bit loafers out there and everyone has their idea of who makes the best ones. The most important thing you need to know is that they should be wore sockless.
Now you are ready to throw back some bourbon and tie on a bowtie. The most important think about your Derby outfit is the secret for all successful men.
The Secret: men just need to be confident. No matter what you wear, it’s how you wear it gentlemen.
If you can do that you will be the most dapper gentleman at your Derby party.
For the first time, menswear is really coming alive. There is more color, textures, fabrics and overall style. This is the perfect time to mix; bold and bright, plaids and stripes! Don’t be afraid to mix textures as well, a knit tie, mixed with a silk pocket square, and pair them both with a patterned sport coat or suit.
If it is a fine stripe shirt, you are wearing, try a textured tie.
When choosing a tie for a multi-striped shirt, pick a tie that is the same color as one of the stripes. Are you a Glen Plaid shirt kind of guy? Then you should use a thick stripe tie that underscores the boldness of the shirt.
Gingham shirt, wear a dark tie with an understated pattern.
If a windowpane shirt is more your style, than try pairing it with a diagonal striped tie; one that reflects the same color as the shirt.
Last but not least, the Bengal stripe shirt. Match it with a dark tie with an understated pattern.
Get creative…shop for color and patterns!
Have you seen the new Robert Graham collection for Spring 2013?
Robert Graham designs have always brought the best sportswear to men all around the world. His designs are known for their pops in color, for their uniqueness, and for being some of the best styles in men’s fashion.
This season’s collection is made up of brilliant colors, paying close attention to detail and quality. Robert Graham, sportswear at it’s very best, is always done in a style of sophistication, not sloppiness, for the busiest of lifestyles.
Visit Norton Ditto, Woodlands, to see the complete line of Robert Graham; sport shirts, jeans, shorts, and accessories.
Poor posture is a simple mistake that can ruin the look of a good suit, or, just about any thing you are wearing. Growing up, most moms were telling their children to stand up straight. Yours probably did the same, and this is one time you should have listened.
Research shows that your slouch might be making you a grouch. It is also believed that slouching increases feelings of depression. Bad posture doesn’t just hurt your attitude; it can affect how people see you. You want people to see you as vital, full of energy, confident…they don’t see that when you are bent over.
In addition to all these things, bad posture is bad for your health; it can increase the risk of death and disease. A recent Australian study found that after the age of 25, every single hour of television, i.e. slouching on the couch, reduced the viewer’s life expectancy by 21.8 minutes. English researchers found that those people who sat the most, more than doubled their risk of developing diabetes and had a 147% increase in their risk for cardiovascular disease, even if they exercised. Bad posture also makes your look heavier.
So straighten up! Walk and sit with your head held high, show that you are confident…let your posture reflect how you feel about yourself and how good you look in your clothes. Remember, poor posture can make a good suit look bad.
This weekend, as you’re slipping on your dark-blue jeans to head out and run some errands, do yourself and your wardrobe a favor. Stop by Norton Ditto and grab yourself a bold, bright pair of pants — doesn’t matter what color, your call — and wear those instead. Not only will they add some swagger to your walk, they’ll also look fantastic with this season’s sweaters, soft shoulder coats, and heavy-soled shoes. Plus, they’ll get you out of your denim rut.
It’s New Year’s Eve, a time of reflection on our past year. It wouldn’t be New Year’s if you didn’t have regrets. As you look back on 2012, you are probably going to make some sort of New Year’s resolution. Research has found that people who make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals. Research also shows that only 8% of us keep our New Year’s Resolutions and 75% of us only keep them for 2 weeks, max! Making the resolutions are the easy part, but as life returns to normal, old habits tend to return and life can get in the way.
Change for most is difficult, yet as hard as it can be, or as much as we dislike it, we all have the ability to make meaningful changes in our life. There is no fail proof formula for keeping New Year resolutions, but there are some interesting strategies that might help you make the changes you want in 2013.
Know your why. Everyone wants to look better or get richer, but your resolutions have to go beyond that, they must be what truly matters to you. You have to “know your why” and feel truly passionate and commit to making the resolutions happen. Your resolutions must connect to those things that give you a deeper sense of purpose. If they don’t, when that alarm clock rings, you just hit the snooze button for another long year.
Be specific. Don’t promise to eat better, work out more, be happier and relax, those are all doomed from the start. Don’t generalize, set specific goals, ones that are achievable, but at the same time challenge you to be a better person.
Ink it. Write down exactly what you want to achieve and track your progress. If the progress is not what you want or expect, pinpoint the problem, and make adjustments. If loosing weight is one, and you aren’t achieving your goals, don’t quit, get help. Whether it is a trainer at the gym, or the assistance of a group such as Weight Watchers, don’t give up. Know what you want and go for it.
Change your environment. Never underestimate the affect your surroundings have on your success. Create a friendly environment, one that will assist you in achieving your resolutions. Recruit family and friends to be your cheer squad, find someone who will hold you accountable, and surround yourself with positive, encouraging people. On the other hand, if you have someone who is negative, or holds you back, let them know you are moving forward, with or without them. Perhaps you invite them to join you in your journey, it’s always more fun with a buddy.
Keep it simple. Don’t bit off more then you can chew. Don’t try to many changes at once, don’t bounce around. Narrow your efforts so that you have just one major undertaking. Usually one major undertaking has several components to success. Take baby steps, that lead to small steps, that lead to success.
Focus on your achievements and forgive your failures. Your failures do not define you, nor do they affect your outcome, if you don’t let them. If you hit the snooze button one morning, or you cheat at one dinner party, don’t beat yourself up. Don’t let setbacks mean more then they are, a setback, not a failure. Think of them as life’s speed bumps, they may slow you down but they don’t stop you. It’s like falling from a horse; wipe the dust off and get right back on!
New Year’s Resolutions; it’s not that hard. “You want to loose weight, stop eating fatty foods. You want to be rich, work your ass off. You want to be happy, find someone you love and hold on to them.”
It’s up to you to change you and only you can make you happy.