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Gear Up for Spring with These Fashionable Fabrics

Gear Up for Spring with These Fashionable Fabrics

March 16, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
St. Patrick’s Day Dress Shirts sure to Make Others Green with Envy

 

March 17th is fast approaching, and if you’re like the rest of the U.S. you’re probably planning to dye something green. Whether that’s beer, a river (looking at you Chicago), or your own hair is up for debate. For those looking for a less severe way to celebrate the festivities on St. Paddy’s Day, we’ve put together some of our favorite Original Stitch dress shirts that feature green accents for your perusal. Here are 3 St. Patrick’s Day inspired Dress shirts that will make all others green with envy (and keep you from being pinched).

Forest Green Stripes

This Forest Green Stripes cloth is a funky fresh fabric that came dressed to impress and ready to party. It has a corduroy texture that runs vertical, allowing for the forest green, black, and brown, stripes of varying thickness to transport your ensemble seamlessly back to the 90s. Our Forest Green Stripes fabric has a lot of ridges, which provides a silky feel, but it’s the heat retaining corduroy weave that makes this fabric perfect for cool weather get-togethers like St. Patrick’s Day.

Black Watch Plaid

This Black Watch Plaid fabric is a wardrobe staple. It can be made into a formal dress shirt with long sleeves and a point collar, or it can be customized with short-sleeves and a breast pocket for more casual outings. Either way, you’ll feel this shirt's comfort almost immediately. That’s because Black Watch Plaid’s close-knit broadcloth weave produces a mid-weight cloth that breathes well making it a great warm-weather choice.

 

Turquoise & Caicos

Say hello to vacation vibes with this Turquoise & Caicos Oxford fabric. It is to sand and sun what style is to fashion. It just fits. The tight-knit weave is constructed using lightweight threading, allowing you to feel the breeze and keep your cool even on the hottest days. So, go ahead, get casual. Turquoise & Caicos Oxford has got your back.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

March 08, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
Celebrating International Women's Day in Style

 

International Women’s Day is right around the corner, so we thought it only fitting to share some of our favorite styles. Of course, any fabric under the Original Stitch banner can be made unisex. All you’ve got to do is enter your measurements, choose the trimmings to suit your taste, and voila – tailor-made garments ready to wear.

Solid White with a Big Round Collar

Everyone can use a classic white dress shirt, but what makes our classic white dress shirts a cut above the rest is they are uniquely tailored for you. We’re not just talking size and shape, although they are important factors, but collar styles, button options, and even monogramming. Style it however you want and wear it with literally anything already in your closet. Build out a perfect classic white dress shirt that is 100% your style with pinpoint accuracy. 

Barely Blush Micro-Diamond with Floral Placket

Barely Blush Micro-Diamond is what happens when you create a fabric so fetching it gets a little rosy from all of the received compliments. Barely Blush Micro-Diamond boasts an extremely fine diamond pattern weave that is raised ever so slightly. The result is a soft sheen that scatters light and creates a fetching textured motif. Dress Barely Blush up with placket, button, and pocket options to give it your own unique twist.

 

Quick Dry Sax Kanoko Knit with Band Collar

This Quick Dry Sax Kanoko Knit fabric takes performance wear and gives it an office-ready makeover. It makes use of a supple oxford weave with just enough give to move when you do, making it a great everyday wearer. The quick-drying technology is perfect for this cool-weather shirt because when it comes to moisture you stay dry, warm, and comfortable until the very last minute.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.  

March 02, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
How To Dress Like A Boss – A Quick Guide To Men’s Professional Fashion

 

Dressing to impress is no easy feat. It takes time and effort and lots of trial and error. When testing out new styles, the most important accessory to remember is confidence. When you look good, you’ll feel good, and when you feel good, your confidence shows. So, without further ado, here are 4 quick tips on how to dress like a boss in a professional setting.

Go Custom Tailored

One of the easiest ways to elevate your style is to make sure your clothing fits correctly. Yes, off the rack is fine, but if you’re looking to promote your wardrobe from middle-management to boss status, then investing in a few custom-tailored suits, slacks, and dress shirts will be a major “dress for the job you want” upgrade.

 

How To Accessorize

When accessorizing, you want to keep it simple. There are a few ways to do this. Cufflinks are fantastic tools to use for functions that take place both in and outside of the office. Pocket squares also work well. Wearing a watch? Make it analog and save the smart watch for business casual days.

Business Casual Appropriate

Alts Casual Fridays become Business Casual Fridays when you’re the boss. So, dress down but stay away from t-shirts and jeans. We’re not saying you need to full on Andy Bernard your way through casual Fridays, but put a little effort in. Here are a few pairings we think are worth trying.

Instead of t-shirts and jeans, try:

  • Cotton suits over t-shirts and casual sneakers
  • Crew-neck sweaters with slacks and chukka boots
  • Turtleneck sweaters, slacks, and loafers worn sockless.

 

Update Your Necktie Selection

Believe it or not, the necktie is one of the first things people notice when taking in an outfit. In this way, they have the ability to make or break an ensemble. The business professional standard range for acceptable tie width is between 2 ½ to 3 ½ inches at its widest point. But that doesn’t mean you can’t play with color, patterns, or both. Make a bold statement by pairing print neckties with subdued colors. Small floral prints are a popular choice. Stripes are tried and true. Solids are safe. Mix and match your ensemble based on the desired outcome of the outfit as a whole but know that your choice of tie will do a lot of the heavy lifting in order to present your wardrobe as a package deal.

 

Color Matching Dress Shoes with Accessories

There are a TON of options for dress shoes out there, but if you’re looking to make sure you have a pair for any suit that comes into your life there are three future proof colors to get. Black, brown, and oxblood burgundy. The reason being is that there are not many color combos these three won’t fit into. If you’re going with a black, charcoal, or grey suit then black shoes will be your best bet. Going with a lighter blue suit? Don the brown shoes. Dark blue suits can go brown or oxblood burgundy depending on your accessories. When in doubt, pair your shoes with your belt, and then pair your belt with your jewelry. For example, a brown belt with a silver buckle would be best complemented by brown shoes and silver cufflinks, watch, rings, etc.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

February 16, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
Quick Tips: Gearing Up For Super Bowl Parties

 

Did you know that, on average, roughly 44% of Americans watch the Super Bowl? With numbers that high it’s hard not to get sucked into the madness as a non-sports fan. But not to worry, whether you’re hosting or attending, we’ve got your ultimate quick guide to gearing up for Sunday’s fun day of Super Bowl parties.

Food and Beverages:

No Super Bowl party would dare call itself that if food and beverages are not provided. According to the National Chicken Council – yes, that’s a thing – Americans eat more than 100 million pounds of the stuff on Super Bowl Sunday alone. If you’re hosting, you can make sure everyone is happy by simply asking friends or attendees who are brining guests if there are any special requests. If you’re a guest and have not been asked but have a specific dietary need, it’s not a bad idea to bring a dish and offer it as part of the spread. In either scenario you ensure that there are vegetarian, vegan, or any other desired options available. If everyone’s fine with whatever then chicken wings are a probably going to be a safe bet.

Dressing the Part:

You can approach Super Bowl attire in a few ways. You can go as your cool casual self, looking spiffy in a custom-tailored short sleeve button up or polo. Or you can go the extra mile and pick up some sports gear for the team you’ll be rooting for. Not sure who you’ll root for? Then grab the team colors you favor and have fun.

Drinking Games:

This one is easy. We’ve all played “Drink If” at one point or another. So, instead of spending words on describing how the game is played, here are some ideas of ways to play it. Drink if:

  • There’s a 20+ Yard Pass
  • There’s an interception
  • A player cries
  • A commercial makes you laugh
  • A play is challenged
  • The game is interrupted by an outside force (fan, animal, etc. ends up on field during game)

Party Games:

A good way to entertain yourself during a game you care nothing about is to make it count for something. The easiest way to do this? Make a friendly wager with your pals. This could be anything from silly tasks to outrageous dares. If you’re looking for something with a bit more edge, however, you might be interested in trying out “Pass the cup”. It’s the fairest way to bet on the Super Bowl for novice watchers. The rules are simple. Grab a cup. Have everyone place a certain dollar amount into said cup. Pick a direction in which the cup will be passed and determine who starts with the cup. Every time the ball is turned over – goes from one team’s possession to the other’s – the cup is passed in the predetermined rotation. He or she or they who holds the cup last keeps the cup’s contents. Pass the Cup evens the playing field between hardcore NFL fans and complete NFL noobs because the entirety of its design is built around sheer luck.

Rooting for the Underdog:

If you’re not into gambling or playing party games, then maybe rooting for the underdog is more your speed. Everyone loves an underdog, so if you’ve got no skin in the game consider choosing the team opposite your friends, partner, or other guests. Not only will it be super exciting if there is an upset and they win, but you’ll likely also find yourself getting invested in the excitement of each offensive or defensive play that goes your way.

Enjoy the Commercials:

Super Bowl Sundays are known for their wild commercials. Advertisers pull out all the stops – roughly 44% of Americans will be watching, after all – and the results are often high concept, celebrity stuffed, commercials that are as entertaining as the game itself. So, if the on-field play isn’t grabbing your attention, at least pop in to check out some of the ads. It’s the one time a year that viewers unanimously agree they’re worth it.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

February 09, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
How To Go Sockless Like A Pro

 

Sockless looks for men have become increasingly popular over the past few years. They’ve made the trek from casual to business casual and are crossing steadily into office and formal attire. That’s because warmer seasons like Spring and Summer already come with a unique set of problems. Why add more fabric when you can free the ankle and enjoy every breeze from the literal ground up? Anyone looking to try their hand – erm…, foot – at a few sockless looks need look no further. We’ve put together a little beginner’s guide on going sockless like a pro that we’re sure will put a pep in your step.

How To Go Sockless Without Smell

There are a few ways to go sockless without enduring the slippery, sweaty, baked-to-potato feet feeling we’ve all fallen victim to at one time or another. Some people use medicated powders like Gold Bond, others turn to terrycloth or cotton insoles. Those are great options, but we’ve found the easiest and most reliable way to go sockless is to just wear socks. Lost you there, huh? What we mean to say is, the easiest and most reliable way to ditch the sweaty foot smell is to appear sockless, while wearing socks. A pair of no-show, loafer liner socks should do the trick with any footwear - dress shoes, boaters, and loafers included.

Pair of Thieves Cotton No-Show Socks

 

Is it OK to go Sockless in a Suit?

Truth be told, the answer lies within your pants. It used to be that the dressiness of your pants dictated the dressiness of your shoes, but then Justin Timberlake came along and dragged that rule kicking and screaming into antiquity with his suit and sneakers phase. Now, the suggestion is to pay attention to your hem. If you’re going sockless, taper your hem or wear it cuffed.

 

How Much Ankle Can I Show?

When it’s casual, feel free to go as big as you want. Roll up your cuffs and let ‘em swing or tapper them down to an elastic scrunchie. When crossing into business casual and beyond, however, a good suggestion is to follow the 2-inch rule. The 2-inch rule simply states that when standing, the hem or cuff of your dress pant should sit no more than 2 inches – or just above your ankle – from the top of the shoe.

 

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

February 03, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
3 Valentine Inspired Shirts That Spread The Love

 

Whether you’re spending February 14th with a significant other, a group of friends, or catching up with the person in the mirror, these Valentine inspired dress shirts have got you covered.

 Etched in Pink Linen

The Etched in Pink Linen fabric is what happens when comfort meets shirt appeal. It’s constructed using lightweight pink and white threads woven together in such a way that results in a vibrantly smoky etching effect. Etched in Pink Linen is easy to wear, ultra-breathable, and perfect for warm weather activities. Put it to use in your wardrobe, we guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Quick Dry Purple Stripe

Quick Dry Purple Stripe is beauty and brawn sewn into one great cloth. It combines the durable nature of a smooth-laid oxford weave with the eye-catching appeal of a fetching purple stripe pattern. Add the quick-drying functionality into the mix and what you’re left with is an all-around dress shirt that can easily handle whatever situation – casual or formal – you put it in. Make your Quick Dry Purple Stripe a staple in your closet. 

 Shiny Celebi

Celebrate Valentines Day with this Shiny Celebi dress shirt. It’s soft pink and purple motif is perfect for any adventurer planning to spend the day hunting for rares. Celebi travels wherever it wants, whenever it wants. So reconnect with your childhood in a fit of nostalgic glory and experience a little time travel yourself.

 At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

January 26, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
Adding Color to Winter Greys – A Wardrobe Guide

 

Just because winter brings about grey weather doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to follow suit. Then again, maybe you like the cool color aesthetic but want to experiment a bit. If so, then we’ve got a few tips to help you add a splash of color and shake things up like a fashion pro.

Navy and Grey

Are you new to color matching? Then Navy (or any blue for that matter) is a great place to start. It’s a cool color – just like grey – and the combination comes together to create a crisp, sleek, silhouette. Try navy slacks with a light grey cotton blazer. Or, simply swap the white dress shirt out with a blue one when wearing your favorite grey suit.

Grey with Rust Accents

If you’re above the navy and grey, then let’s look at rust. Rusty browns add a bit of warmth to the sterile feeling of grey without muddying the crisp aesthetic. Think scarves, ties, and socks here. If you’d like to layer on the aforementioned navy and grey, rust accents work great for this too!

Maroon Under a Grey Pullover

Maroon is another really warm color that plays well with grey. If you’d like to test it out without much risk, try a maroon dress shirt under a grey pullover sweater or vice versa. You could also simply layer a maroon sweater over darker grey pants for a complementary effect that draws the eye without trying too hard.

Dark Grey with Pink Dress Shirt

While white dress shirts add to the coldness – and therefore sharpness – of a dark grey suit, swapping it out with a pink one softens the aesthetic. Although it may take some experimentation to get the right grey and pink combination to work with your skin tone, this can be just the wardrobe change to make you feel like a million bucks against the monotonous backdrop of winter weather.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

January 19, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
5 Accessories Essential For Traveling To Cold Climates This Winter

 

Whether you’re moving to a new area or just visiting for a change of winter scenery and snowy outdoor activities, here are 5 essentials every cold weather visitor should have with them.

Socks For The Season

If you’re not from a cold area you’re probably not really thinking about socks as you pack. Sure, you need them, so a couple of ankle socks, maybe a dress sock or two, and you’re done, right? Wrong. One of the worst feelings when visiting the cold outdoors is the loss of feeling in your toes. A good pair of moisture wicking wool socks will be worth their weight in gold when that time arrives. So, do yourself a favor and plan ahead.

A Good Moisturizing Lotion

This is just a good rule in general, but even more pertinent if you’ll literally be chilling out this winter. Nothing dries out the skin better than cold air. Ever try to go about your day with dry, cracked skin? It’s not pleasant. If you get itchy every winter, try applying lotion after your shower.

Touchscreen Friendly Gloves

When traveling to any cold climate gloves are a good idea. But if you’re grabbing some anyway, may as well get a pair that’d touchscreen friendly. There is something extremely unsettling about having cold hands, and let’s be real, you’re probably planning to take tons of pictures, Tik Toks, and video. Make sure your mitts are warm and toasty the whole time with touchscreen friendly gloves. You can thank us later.

Ear Warmer Headband

Beanies are great, but they can be torture on styled hair. To get around this pick up an ear warming headband. It keeps your ears out of jack frost’s nipping zone while maintaining your fancy follicles. Plus they’re great for outdoor activities that require long bouts in the elements.  

Long Johns/Thermal Underwear

Long johns are great because they can go under pretty much anything. Whether you’re trip calls for slacks, sweats, jeans, or dress pants, a good pair of long johns will keep your lines clean and your temperature nice and toasty. Bonus for moisture wicking long johns if you’re planning to be active.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

January 12, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
Gear Up for Spring with These Fashionable Fabrics

Gear Up for Spring with These Fashionable Fabrics

 

Now that the winter snow is melting, and the sun is coming back it’s time to ditch the drab monotone colors and replace them with a livelier bunch. Original Stitch offers a variety of Spring friendly fabrics perfect for a myriad of occasions. Whether you’re dressing for work, looking for new weekend wearers, or simply wanting to try something new, we’ve got you covered. Gear up for spring with these fashionable, easy-to-pair, fabrics.

Denim Tan and Brown Rancher

This Denim Tan and Brown Rancher fabric is what you wear when you want that big belt buckle feeling without actually committing to the novelty of one. It is constructed using a predominantly denim-like blue with strips of tan and brown. While the shirt itself is a durable wear, it is also super soft, taking it from ranch hand to office attire quite nicely.

Deep Blue and Brown Lightweight Flannel

When the weather turns too warm for flannel, lovers of the style turn to this Deep Blue and Brown Lightweight Flannel fabric to get their fix. It comes with everything you love about flannel, minus the thick, warm, weave. This includes the Navy, brown, and red plaid pattern, and a fraction of the weight of its traditional counterpart. Best of all, it’s super soft and breathable, perfect for making the transition to rising temperatures.

Big Time Blue Vertical Stripe

Our Bigtime Blue Vertical Stripe fabric is a lightweight cloth that holds its shape to stand up to even the toughest wrinkle-prone activities. That means it’ll take a licking, folding, crumpling, or twisting and keep on kicking. Bigtime Blue Vertical Stripe also breathes well, making it the perfect addition to transition from the cold of winter to the warmth of spring.

Quick Dry Purple Stripe

Quick Dry Purple Stripe is beauty and brawn sewn into one great cloth. It combines the durable nature of a smooth-laid oxford weave with the eye-catching appeal of a fetching purple stripe pattern. Add the quick-drying functionality into the mix and what you’re left with is an all-around dress shirt that can easily handle whatever situation – casual or formal – you put it in. Make your Quick Dry Purple Stripe a staple in your closet.

Lemonade Yellow Linen

Put summer heat in its place with a tall glass of this Lemonade Yellow Linen fabric. It’s a vibrant, canvas-like cloth that promotes ample airflow to keep you cool when the temperature is not. Thin wisps of white thread etch through the fabric resulting in a subtle smoky effect that comes out in the light. Lemonade Yellow Linen – it’s as refreshing as the name implies. Add it to your wardrobe and see for yourself.

 

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirts, blazers, and pants. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

 

 

 

March 16, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
St. Patrick’s Day Dress Shirts sure to Make Others Green with Envy

St. Patrick’s Day Dress Shirts sure to Make Others Green with Envy

 

March 17th is fast approaching, and if you’re like the rest of the U.S. you’re probably planning to dye something green. Whether that’s beer, a river (looking at you Chicago), or your own hair is up for debate. For those looking for a less severe way to celebrate the festivities on St. Paddy’s Day, we’ve put together some of our favorite Original Stitch dress shirts that feature green accents for your perusal. Here are 3 St. Patrick’s Day inspired Dress shirts that will make all others green with envy (and keep you from being pinched).

Forest Green Stripes

This Forest Green Stripes cloth is a funky fresh fabric that came dressed to impress and ready to party. It has a corduroy texture that runs vertical, allowing for the forest green, black, and brown, stripes of varying thickness to transport your ensemble seamlessly back to the 90s. Our Forest Green Stripes fabric has a lot of ridges, which provides a silky feel, but it’s the heat retaining corduroy weave that makes this fabric perfect for cool weather get-togethers like St. Patrick’s Day.

Black Watch Plaid

This Black Watch Plaid fabric is a wardrobe staple. It can be made into a formal dress shirt with long sleeves and a point collar, or it can be customized with short-sleeves and a breast pocket for more casual outings. Either way, you’ll feel this shirt's comfort almost immediately. That’s because Black Watch Plaid’s close-knit broadcloth weave produces a mid-weight cloth that breathes well making it a great warm-weather choice.

 

Turquoise & Caicos

Say hello to vacation vibes with this Turquoise & Caicos Oxford fabric. It is to sand and sun what style is to fashion. It just fits. The tight-knit weave is constructed using lightweight threading, allowing you to feel the breeze and keep your cool even on the hottest days. So, go ahead, get casual. Turquoise & Caicos Oxford has got your back.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

March 08, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
Celebrating International Women's Day in Style

Celebrating International Women's Day in Style

 

International Women’s Day is right around the corner, so we thought it only fitting to share some of our favorite styles. Of course, any fabric under the Original Stitch banner can be made unisex. All you’ve got to do is enter your measurements, choose the trimmings to suit your taste, and voila – tailor-made garments ready to wear.

Solid White with a Big Round Collar

Everyone can use a classic white dress shirt, but what makes our classic white dress shirts a cut above the rest is they are uniquely tailored for you. We’re not just talking size and shape, although they are important factors, but collar styles, button options, and even monogramming. Style it however you want and wear it with literally anything already in your closet. Build out a perfect classic white dress shirt that is 100% your style with pinpoint accuracy. 

Barely Blush Micro-Diamond with Floral Placket

Barely Blush Micro-Diamond is what happens when you create a fabric so fetching it gets a little rosy from all of the received compliments. Barely Blush Micro-Diamond boasts an extremely fine diamond pattern weave that is raised ever so slightly. The result is a soft sheen that scatters light and creates a fetching textured motif. Dress Barely Blush up with placket, button, and pocket options to give it your own unique twist.

 

Quick Dry Sax Kanoko Knit with Band Collar

This Quick Dry Sax Kanoko Knit fabric takes performance wear and gives it an office-ready makeover. It makes use of a supple oxford weave with just enough give to move when you do, making it a great everyday wearer. The quick-drying technology is perfect for this cool-weather shirt because when it comes to moisture you stay dry, warm, and comfortable until the very last minute.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.  

March 02, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
How To Dress Like A Boss – A Quick Guide To Men’s Professional Fashion

How To Dress Like A Boss – A Quick Guide To Men’s Professional Fashion

 

Dressing to impress is no easy feat. It takes time and effort and lots of trial and error. When testing out new styles, the most important accessory to remember is confidence. When you look good, you’ll feel good, and when you feel good, your confidence shows. So, without further ado, here are 4 quick tips on how to dress like a boss in a professional setting.

Go Custom Tailored

One of the easiest ways to elevate your style is to make sure your clothing fits correctly. Yes, off the rack is fine, but if you’re looking to promote your wardrobe from middle-management to boss status, then investing in a few custom-tailored suits, slacks, and dress shirts will be a major “dress for the job you want” upgrade.

 

How To Accessorize

When accessorizing, you want to keep it simple. There are a few ways to do this. Cufflinks are fantastic tools to use for functions that take place both in and outside of the office. Pocket squares also work well. Wearing a watch? Make it analog and save the smart watch for business casual days.

Business Casual Appropriate

Alts Casual Fridays become Business Casual Fridays when you’re the boss. So, dress down but stay away from t-shirts and jeans. We’re not saying you need to full on Andy Bernard your way through casual Fridays, but put a little effort in. Here are a few pairings we think are worth trying.

Instead of t-shirts and jeans, try:

  • Cotton suits over t-shirts and casual sneakers
  • Crew-neck sweaters with slacks and chukka boots
  • Turtleneck sweaters, slacks, and loafers worn sockless.

 

Update Your Necktie Selection

Believe it or not, the necktie is one of the first things people notice when taking in an outfit. In this way, they have the ability to make or break an ensemble. The business professional standard range for acceptable tie width is between 2 ½ to 3 ½ inches at its widest point. But that doesn’t mean you can’t play with color, patterns, or both. Make a bold statement by pairing print neckties with subdued colors. Small floral prints are a popular choice. Stripes are tried and true. Solids are safe. Mix and match your ensemble based on the desired outcome of the outfit as a whole but know that your choice of tie will do a lot of the heavy lifting in order to present your wardrobe as a package deal.

 

Color Matching Dress Shoes with Accessories

There are a TON of options for dress shoes out there, but if you’re looking to make sure you have a pair for any suit that comes into your life there are three future proof colors to get. Black, brown, and oxblood burgundy. The reason being is that there are not many color combos these three won’t fit into. If you’re going with a black, charcoal, or grey suit then black shoes will be your best bet. Going with a lighter blue suit? Don the brown shoes. Dark blue suits can go brown or oxblood burgundy depending on your accessories. When in doubt, pair your shoes with your belt, and then pair your belt with your jewelry. For example, a brown belt with a silver buckle would be best complemented by brown shoes and silver cufflinks, watch, rings, etc.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

February 16, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
Quick Tips: Gearing Up For Super Bowl Parties

Quick Tips: Gearing Up For Super Bowl Parties

 

Did you know that, on average, roughly 44% of Americans watch the Super Bowl? With numbers that high it’s hard not to get sucked into the madness as a non-sports fan. But not to worry, whether you’re hosting or attending, we’ve got your ultimate quick guide to gearing up for Sunday’s fun day of Super Bowl parties.

Food and Beverages:

No Super Bowl party would dare call itself that if food and beverages are not provided. According to the National Chicken Council – yes, that’s a thing – Americans eat more than 100 million pounds of the stuff on Super Bowl Sunday alone. If you’re hosting, you can make sure everyone is happy by simply asking friends or attendees who are brining guests if there are any special requests. If you’re a guest and have not been asked but have a specific dietary need, it’s not a bad idea to bring a dish and offer it as part of the spread. In either scenario you ensure that there are vegetarian, vegan, or any other desired options available. If everyone’s fine with whatever then chicken wings are a probably going to be a safe bet.

Dressing the Part:

You can approach Super Bowl attire in a few ways. You can go as your cool casual self, looking spiffy in a custom-tailored short sleeve button up or polo. Or you can go the extra mile and pick up some sports gear for the team you’ll be rooting for. Not sure who you’ll root for? Then grab the team colors you favor and have fun.

Drinking Games:

This one is easy. We’ve all played “Drink If” at one point or another. So, instead of spending words on describing how the game is played, here are some ideas of ways to play it. Drink if:

  • There’s a 20+ Yard Pass
  • There’s an interception
  • A player cries
  • A commercial makes you laugh
  • A play is challenged
  • The game is interrupted by an outside force (fan, animal, etc. ends up on field during game)

Party Games:

A good way to entertain yourself during a game you care nothing about is to make it count for something. The easiest way to do this? Make a friendly wager with your pals. This could be anything from silly tasks to outrageous dares. If you’re looking for something with a bit more edge, however, you might be interested in trying out “Pass the cup”. It’s the fairest way to bet on the Super Bowl for novice watchers. The rules are simple. Grab a cup. Have everyone place a certain dollar amount into said cup. Pick a direction in which the cup will be passed and determine who starts with the cup. Every time the ball is turned over – goes from one team’s possession to the other’s – the cup is passed in the predetermined rotation. He or she or they who holds the cup last keeps the cup’s contents. Pass the Cup evens the playing field between hardcore NFL fans and complete NFL noobs because the entirety of its design is built around sheer luck.

Rooting for the Underdog:

If you’re not into gambling or playing party games, then maybe rooting for the underdog is more your speed. Everyone loves an underdog, so if you’ve got no skin in the game consider choosing the team opposite your friends, partner, or other guests. Not only will it be super exciting if there is an upset and they win, but you’ll likely also find yourself getting invested in the excitement of each offensive or defensive play that goes your way.

Enjoy the Commercials:

Super Bowl Sundays are known for their wild commercials. Advertisers pull out all the stops – roughly 44% of Americans will be watching, after all – and the results are often high concept, celebrity stuffed, commercials that are as entertaining as the game itself. So, if the on-field play isn’t grabbing your attention, at least pop in to check out some of the ads. It’s the one time a year that viewers unanimously agree they’re worth it.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

February 09, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
How To Go Sockless Like A Pro

How To Go Sockless Like A Pro

 

Sockless looks for men have become increasingly popular over the past few years. They’ve made the trek from casual to business casual and are crossing steadily into office and formal attire. That’s because warmer seasons like Spring and Summer already come with a unique set of problems. Why add more fabric when you can free the ankle and enjoy every breeze from the literal ground up? Anyone looking to try their hand – erm…, foot – at a few sockless looks need look no further. We’ve put together a little beginner’s guide on going sockless like a pro that we’re sure will put a pep in your step.

How To Go Sockless Without Smell

There are a few ways to go sockless without enduring the slippery, sweaty, baked-to-potato feet feeling we’ve all fallen victim to at one time or another. Some people use medicated powders like Gold Bond, others turn to terrycloth or cotton insoles. Those are great options, but we’ve found the easiest and most reliable way to go sockless is to just wear socks. Lost you there, huh? What we mean to say is, the easiest and most reliable way to ditch the sweaty foot smell is to appear sockless, while wearing socks. A pair of no-show, loafer liner socks should do the trick with any footwear - dress shoes, boaters, and loafers included.

Pair of Thieves Cotton No-Show Socks

 

Is it OK to go Sockless in a Suit?

Truth be told, the answer lies within your pants. It used to be that the dressiness of your pants dictated the dressiness of your shoes, but then Justin Timberlake came along and dragged that rule kicking and screaming into antiquity with his suit and sneakers phase. Now, the suggestion is to pay attention to your hem. If you’re going sockless, taper your hem or wear it cuffed.

 

How Much Ankle Can I Show?

When it’s casual, feel free to go as big as you want. Roll up your cuffs and let ‘em swing or tapper them down to an elastic scrunchie. When crossing into business casual and beyond, however, a good suggestion is to follow the 2-inch rule. The 2-inch rule simply states that when standing, the hem or cuff of your dress pant should sit no more than 2 inches – or just above your ankle – from the top of the shoe.

 

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

February 03, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
3 Valentine Inspired Shirts That Spread The Love

3 Valentine Inspired Shirts That Spread The Love

 

Whether you’re spending February 14th with a significant other, a group of friends, or catching up with the person in the mirror, these Valentine inspired dress shirts have got you covered.

 Etched in Pink Linen

The Etched in Pink Linen fabric is what happens when comfort meets shirt appeal. It’s constructed using lightweight pink and white threads woven together in such a way that results in a vibrantly smoky etching effect. Etched in Pink Linen is easy to wear, ultra-breathable, and perfect for warm weather activities. Put it to use in your wardrobe, we guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Quick Dry Purple Stripe

Quick Dry Purple Stripe is beauty and brawn sewn into one great cloth. It combines the durable nature of a smooth-laid oxford weave with the eye-catching appeal of a fetching purple stripe pattern. Add the quick-drying functionality into the mix and what you’re left with is an all-around dress shirt that can easily handle whatever situation – casual or formal – you put it in. Make your Quick Dry Purple Stripe a staple in your closet. 

 Shiny Celebi

Celebrate Valentines Day with this Shiny Celebi dress shirt. It’s soft pink and purple motif is perfect for any adventurer planning to spend the day hunting for rares. Celebi travels wherever it wants, whenever it wants. So reconnect with your childhood in a fit of nostalgic glory and experience a little time travel yourself.

 At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

January 26, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
Adding Color to Winter Greys – A Wardrobe Guide

Adding Color to Winter Greys – A Wardrobe Guide

 

Just because winter brings about grey weather doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to follow suit. Then again, maybe you like the cool color aesthetic but want to experiment a bit. If so, then we’ve got a few tips to help you add a splash of color and shake things up like a fashion pro.

Navy and Grey

Are you new to color matching? Then Navy (or any blue for that matter) is a great place to start. It’s a cool color – just like grey – and the combination comes together to create a crisp, sleek, silhouette. Try navy slacks with a light grey cotton blazer. Or, simply swap the white dress shirt out with a blue one when wearing your favorite grey suit.

Grey with Rust Accents

If you’re above the navy and grey, then let’s look at rust. Rusty browns add a bit of warmth to the sterile feeling of grey without muddying the crisp aesthetic. Think scarves, ties, and socks here. If you’d like to layer on the aforementioned navy and grey, rust accents work great for this too!

Maroon Under a Grey Pullover

Maroon is another really warm color that plays well with grey. If you’d like to test it out without much risk, try a maroon dress shirt under a grey pullover sweater or vice versa. You could also simply layer a maroon sweater over darker grey pants for a complementary effect that draws the eye without trying too hard.

Dark Grey with Pink Dress Shirt

While white dress shirts add to the coldness – and therefore sharpness – of a dark grey suit, swapping it out with a pink one softens the aesthetic. Although it may take some experimentation to get the right grey and pink combination to work with your skin tone, this can be just the wardrobe change to make you feel like a million bucks against the monotonous backdrop of winter weather.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

January 19, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
5 Accessories Essential For Traveling To Cold Climates This Winter

5 Accessories Essential For Traveling To Cold Climates This Winter

 

Whether you’re moving to a new area or just visiting for a change of winter scenery and snowy outdoor activities, here are 5 essentials every cold weather visitor should have with them.

Socks For The Season

If you’re not from a cold area you’re probably not really thinking about socks as you pack. Sure, you need them, so a couple of ankle socks, maybe a dress sock or two, and you’re done, right? Wrong. One of the worst feelings when visiting the cold outdoors is the loss of feeling in your toes. A good pair of moisture wicking wool socks will be worth their weight in gold when that time arrives. So, do yourself a favor and plan ahead.

A Good Moisturizing Lotion

This is just a good rule in general, but even more pertinent if you’ll literally be chilling out this winter. Nothing dries out the skin better than cold air. Ever try to go about your day with dry, cracked skin? It’s not pleasant. If you get itchy every winter, try applying lotion after your shower.

Touchscreen Friendly Gloves

When traveling to any cold climate gloves are a good idea. But if you’re grabbing some anyway, may as well get a pair that’d touchscreen friendly. There is something extremely unsettling about having cold hands, and let’s be real, you’re probably planning to take tons of pictures, Tik Toks, and video. Make sure your mitts are warm and toasty the whole time with touchscreen friendly gloves. You can thank us later.

Ear Warmer Headband

Beanies are great, but they can be torture on styled hair. To get around this pick up an ear warming headband. It keeps your ears out of jack frost’s nipping zone while maintaining your fancy follicles. Plus they’re great for outdoor activities that require long bouts in the elements.  

Long Johns/Thermal Underwear

Long johns are great because they can go under pretty much anything. Whether you’re trip calls for slacks, sweats, jeans, or dress pants, a good pair of long johns will keep your lines clean and your temperature nice and toasty. Bonus for moisture wicking long johns if you’re planning to be active.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

January 12, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com