Pearl: The Mother Of Shirt Buttons

February 1, 2017

Mother of pearl buttons are made from an iridescent material, also known as nacre, that covers the inner layer of pearl oysters. The iridescence that makes nacre so attractive is a result of the aragonite crystals of the shell. The shells have a variance of thicknesses that are close to the wavelengths of visible light.

The wavelengths or colors in each button depend on the button’s thickness and where the light strikes the button. Slight irregularities on the surfaces make every piece of nacre unique, so much so that when viewed from different angles, different colors are reflected.

Though rich and lustrous in color and detail MOP buttons will not wither away after dry cleaning like cheap resin buttons. They are heavier and have a temperature that is cooler than their plastic counter part.

Because of their beauty and durability, MOP buttons also serves as a brand aesthetic that we believe makes your shirt more unique.

Does The Suit Make The Man More Powerful ?

February 1, 2017

A wise man once said, “With our thoughts, we make the world.” A recent study on the “cognitive consequences of formal clothing” follows up on that and suggests something exciting: with our clothes, we change our thoughts!

Abraham Rutchick, a professor of psychology at California State University and  author of the study says, “Putting on formal clothes makes us feel powerful, and that changes the basic way we see the world.” Continue Reading…

Sense Room Sounds: N*E*R*D - She Wants To Move

February 1, 2017

A classic from their album Fly Or Die, N*E*R*D produced this salacious and unsubtle track depicting a damsel in destress released only by a dance to latin drums and guitar riffs. Take a listen.

The Basics: Cost vs Investment

January 18, 2017

You ever get a pack of Hane’s undershirts and within a week, somehow holes magically appear? Maybe a thread pulls and the hem comes completely undone in the wash. “Cool, good thing I bought 10 of these.”

That’s pure cost. Just like disposable plates and napkins, it’s money that eventually gets thrown away. The price point is low so it’s easy to justify, but in the long run it’s way more expensive than an investment. Continue Reading…

Tailoring Tips: Fixing Jacket Neck Roll

January 18, 2017

You’ve probably wondered what causes the bunching below the collar on your suit jacket or blazer. This phenomenon is called a neck roll and it is directly related to your shoulders. No there’s nothing wrong with you or your shoulders, but if your jackets are constantly having a roll near the neck you probably have square shoulders and are wearing jackets cut for sloped shoulders (like most off-the-rack jackets).

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Meet Kofi, a groom to remember

January 2, 2017

Like proud parents, we love to see our products do well!  Guys like Kofi understand what we mean. Kofi was kind enough to share a few shots from his beautifully orchestrated destination wedding in Hawaii, in which we had the great honor of producing his complete look.

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