New in the Paul Puncher Showroom | May 2019

New in the Paul Puncher Showroom | May 2019

Looking for the latest designer menswear? We’ve got you covered. Our showroom is always getting new accessories, sportswear, footwear and wardrobe essentials and designer clothing in. Here’s a look at the latest items in our Uptown Waterloo showroom.

 

New at Paul Puncher Paul & Shark Typhoon Windbreaker

Paul & Shark Typhoon Windbreaker

Don’t let the wind or rain get you down. Stay stylish in this Typhoon Jacket with true performance taped seams and sealed zippers. Perfect for spring style, throw this jacket on top of any of your casual looks for the season.

 

New at Paul Puncher Jacob Cohen Luxury Denim

Jacob Cohen Luxury Denim

Premium cotton and lyocell fabrics are the best for breathability and comfort. Jacob Cohen denim can be paired with a polo shirt for a laid-back look or a button up to go from day to evening.

 

Paul Puncher Showroom Bastille Printed T’s

Bastille Printed T’s

These printed cotton t-shirts are handmade in Italy. This method of silk screening gives images life-like characteristics, adding an eye-catching essential to your wardrobe. Pair it with your favourite denim and jacket.

 

New at Paul Puncher Showroom Hugo Boss Striped Shirt and Dion Tie

Hugo Boss Striped Shirt & Dion Tie

This striped Hugo Boss shirt is a great asset to any wardrobe, adding a versatile and classic staple. Paired with a Dion tie, this look is sure to impress!

 

For more of the latest designer menswear, visit our Uptown Waterloo Showroom. From casual Friday at the office to suits fit for any wedding, we’ve got designer menswear for any occasion. Book a consultation today to work with our clothiers.

How to Wear Shoes Without Socks

How to Wear Shoes Without Socks

When the warm weather hits, many men find themselves in the same footwear dilemma: How do I stay cool and stylish? Well, the answer, and an increasingly popular men’s fashion trends, is to wear shoes without socks…or at least appear as though you are.

More and more we’re seeing men heading into a sockless summer, bearing ankles and lower calves. This look has been popping up in casual gatherings, brunch and even in wedding parties.

If you love the sockless look, but are a bit unsure of going completely sockless in your in your favourite designer shoes, we have a solution! Patherella invisible socks are a no-show sock that can be hidden in your shoe. These socks are made to fit so they won’t slip off your heel and slide around.

Paul Puncher - shoes without socks Pantherella Invisible Socks

Now that you’re all set to rock the “sockless” look, here’s how to pull it off.

How to Rock Shoes Without Socks If You Want to Look Like a Sartorial King

source: gmarge.com

Suitable Occasions for Shoes Without Socks

The classic sockless look comes with an occasion already built in: boat shoes on the deck of your spectacular Wolf of Wall Street yacht. If you’re not there yet, don’t worry – the yacht can wait and the boat shoes can be worn elsewhere in the meantime.

Besides, boat shoes aren’t your only option for socklessess. From Oxfords to Vans, you can free your feet in all kinds of footwear. The resulting impression can either be care-free and casual, or sophisticated and slightly daring, depending on the rest of the look. Most anything can work – including denim, shorts, and even lightweight summer suits – but it must be appropriate for the occasion. Going sans-socks is a Don’t with business attire and formalwear. Beyond that, feel free to experiment.

Choosing the Right Footwear

With no socks to share the spotlight, your shoes need to stand on their own. Beginners can’t go wrong with a classic loafer. It’s the easiest shoe to sport sockless, and it’ll look stylish in plenty of situations. Other slip-ons, like driving shoes and moccasins, and low-cut sneakers are also easy to wear.

On the less casual side of things, try Oxfords, bucks, brogues or…pretty much anything you want, actually. Almost any dress shoe is fair game, as long as it isn’t too formal for the rest of your look. Since you don’t have any socks to show off, now is a good time to get a little experimental with your shoes.

Keep in mind that a little extra maintenance may be required if you plan to have consistent foot-to-shoe contact. Allow each pair a 24-48 hour resting period before slipping into them again. In the interim, use cedar shoe trees to help them properly dry out. If odour is an issue, invest in a foot antiperspirant to stop any unsavoury smells.

Sockless Style Advice

You’re free to try this look with a variety of garments on your lower half. Jeans, trousers and shorts are all viable options, but the classic is a slim-cut chino. Avoid elasticated or skinny cuffs, but keep your hems close. Aim for the base of the trouser, whether cropped or cuffed, to hit about two inches above your shoe and expose the bottom of the ankle. If you go any higher than that, you’ll look like you’re wearing capri pants and that’s a definite no.

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Come visit our showroom to pick out a pair of invisible socks or find the perfect pair of shoes to try with this look.

Wise Words From Stylish Men On Dressing Well, Men’s Clothes & Suits

Wise Words From Stylish Men On Dressing Well, Men’s Clothes & Suits

Let’s talk style.

When it comes to men’s fashion, you can pair a combination of items to create a unique look, reflecting your personal style and inspiring confidence in yourself. Whether you’re getting dressed for work, an interview, your wedding, or any other day, your clothing choices should be a reflection of your personality.

The word style means the manner in which you do something; how you choose to express yourself. Over time, many people have had opinions on what is stylish and what is not, but ultimately, style comes down to you and what makes you feel good.

Style matters.

Essential Quotes About Men’s Style

Esquire put together 10 essential quotes about men’s style from some famous well-dressed men.

A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life
Oscar Wilde, Poet

Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.
Arthur Ashe, Professional Tennis Player

Style is the perfection of a point of view.
Richard Eberhart, Poet

To achieve the nonchalance which is absolutely necessary for a man, one article at least must not match.
Hardy Amies, Couturier

Being perfectly well-dressed gives one a tranquility that no religion can bestow.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Putting on a beautifully designed suit elevates my spirit, extols my sense of self, and helps define me as a man to whom details matter.
Gay Talese, Author

Looking good isn’t self-importance; it’s self-respect.
Charles Hix, Author

The style of studied nonchalance is the psychological triumph of grace over order.
G. Bruce Boyer, Fashion Editor

Clothes don’t make a man, but clothes have got many a man a good job.
Herbert Harold Vreeland, Academic

Dressing well is a form of good manners.
Tom Ford, Fashion Designer

The beauty of your personal style is that it is unique to you and can evolve it over time. Our Uptown Waterloo Showroom is full of the latest designer menswear. Our clothiers can help you add new items to your wardrobe and ensure they fit you perfectly.

The Perfect Summer Staple | The Polo Shirt

The Perfect Summer Staple | The Polo Shirt

Looking to add a few new items to your summer wardrobe? The polo shirt is the summer wardrobe essential. This must-have summer staple is perfect for warm weather plus it’s versatile and comfortable. You can layer it under your favourite jacket, or keep it casual with a pair of trousers or shorts.

Whether you choose a solid or a pattern, a polo shirt is a great wardrobe essential for summertime events, dates, and backyard BBQs or parties. Like a t-shirt, the polo shirt is a casual and comfortable wardrobe essential, but the button-down feature and collar will present you as stylish and put together.

Paul Puncher polo shirt with multi-coloured stripes

 

History of the Polo Shirt

How it evolved from an on-court fixture to a streetwear staple

source: crfashionbook.com

 

Before the polo shirt came into a rainbow of sorbet hues, before frat boys ever thought to pop its collar, before it became synonymous with upper-class prep or back-to-school uniforms, the polo shirt was simply, the top worn during polo matches, hence the origin of its name.

The sport in its modern form can be traced back to Manipur, a state in Northeast India, in the 19th century, which was then adopted and disseminated by the British military officers in the mid-1800s. The traditional polo uniform during this time featured long-sleeve cotton shirts, but uncomfortable with how the collar flapped during the game, the players attached buttons to secure them in place. Thus, the button-down polo shirt was born.

When John E. Brooks, a Brooks Brother legacy, caught wind of the button-down polo shirt while watching a polo match in England, he was so taken by it that he affixed button-down collars on all Brooks Brother dress shirts upon his return to the U.S. Hailed as “the original button-down polo shirt”, it made its debut in 1896 to enormous success, going on to change the landscape of menswear forever.

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Visit our Uptown Waterloo showroom to find menswear, sportswear and a variety of polo shirts to match your personal style.

Styling Your Suit Like A Boss | Suit Accessories

Styling Your Suit Like A Boss | Suit Accessories

A suit is a versatile item in your wardrobe, giving you a formal option for work, weddings, funerals and other formal events when you need to look your best. If you work in a corporate environment, you probably spend the majority of your time during the week donning a suit.

A custom designed suit or tailored suit will fit you like a glove and give you the confidence you need to run an important meeting, meet with essential stakeholders, give the speech of your life, or walk into any room looking your best.

Once you’ve dressed to impress, suit accessories can take your look to the next level.

Complete Your Look

No suit is complete without the necessary accouterments. Adding accessories can give a classic suit so many different looks and make you stand out.

Ties

The right accessory can make all the difference, and so can the right tie. In fact, Oscar Wilde once said “A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life”.

Layering a designer tie on your suit is the perfect way to complete your outfit. And the best part? You can wear a different tie every day for a refreshing look.

Tip: Tie style doesn’t stop at the tie itself; you can show off your personal style in the knot. Whether you prefer a windsor knot, a half windsor, or a four-in-hand knot, a tie is the perfect finishing touch to any suit.

Pocket Squares

Some call them pocket squares and some call them handkerchiefs. Either way, this is a must-have suit accessory.

Pocket squares are a great suit accessory because they are front and center and add a pop of colour and personality to your suit. You can choose from a variety of colours, patterns and materials to match your date or just rock your favourite colour. Tip: Be sure your pocket square matches your suit and your tie.

It may be called a pocket square but there’s no need to always fold it into quarters. There are endless ways you can fold your pocket square and tuck it into your suit pocket

Cufflinks

Cufflinks are a practical accessory, fastening your sleeve cuff…but they are also an attention-grabbing detail for any well-groomed man. Rather than clutching your sleeve together with a plain button, a cufflink is a functional piece of jewelery that shows you put thought into your outfit, exuding sophistication and style.

Available in a variety of materials and designs, cufflinks are often a source of compliments (especially if they show off your personality). Tip: Pairing cufflinks with a white or neutral shirt will allow you to play with colour and pattern.

This essential accessory also makes a great gift for the well-dressed man in your life!

Belts

A belt is another practical accessory. Wearing a belt doesn’t mean your pants don’t fit. Your custom suit will fit like a glove, and a belt will only help elevate your look. Wearing a belt can help break up the colours of your outfit. If you’re wearing a navy suit, a brown belt will add some refreshing contrast.

Our clothiers can help you find the right accessories. It’s important to think about each accessory you’re adding to your suit and ensure they complement each other (i.e. your shoes and your belt).

Tip: Think about the occasion you’re choosing a belt for. As well as complimenting your suit, you want to pick a belt that fits the event.

Get Accessorized

Let our experts help you find the right accessories. Our Uptown Waterloo Showroom has a variety of colours and styles, making it effortless to pick the perfect complement to your suit.

Visit us today.

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