Paul Puncher Coppley Custom Clothing Event | October 17-26

Paul Puncher Coppley Custom Clothing Event | October 17-26

You are invited to the ultimate shopping experience!

During our special Coppley Custom Clothing event, select clothing that satisfies your individual lifestyle and get it expertly fitted to your silhouette and enhanced with many unique personal styling features.

Coppley Custom Clothing Event Details

Thursday, October 17, 2019 through

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Enjoy 20% off all garments ordered.*

*All bespoke garment upgrades and enhancements included (i.e. specialized buttons and linings, genuine surgeon cuffs, personalized labels. That’s a retail value of approximately $200.00!)

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Don’t miss out on this special event. Schedule your appointment today to work with one of our experienced clothiers and get fitted in Coppley clothing.

10 Tips You Need To Style Yourself Like A Pro | Menswear

10 Tips You Need To Style Yourself Like A Pro | Menswear

When it comes to your personal style, you’re allowed to set the rules, build your own unique wardrobe and dress yourself to match your personality and how you’re feeling each day. But if you’re not sure where to start, or need some ideas, these menswear styling tips can help guide you to develop your own style.

10 Style Tips For Men

  1. Invest in quality over quantity. Build your wardrobe with a selection of quality pieces, rather than filling your closet with lots of items that won’t fit you well and won’t last.
  2. Swap in trendy items. If you want to ease into a trend, take a look at one of your go-to outfits and swap one item out for a trendy item.
  3. When in doubt, overdress. When you’re getting ready for an event and you’re not 100% sure what the dresscode is, always err on the formal side.
  4. Give yourself footwear options. By owning more than one pair of shoes, you’ll give yourself more options for style and comfort. Every man should have a pair of sneakers, a nice pair of boots and a classic dress shoe.
  5. Take the time to find a great suit. Invest the time comparing jacket styles, colours, cuts and fabrics. Our experienced clothiers can help guide you through our selection of ready-made suits and custom designer suit options. Once you have the perfect suit, you’ll never have to worry about how you look.
  6. Complete your look with a pocket square. Any time you’re wearing a jacket, add some colour and flare to your formal look with a pocket square.
  7. Layer, layer, layer. Mix and match your favourite pieces by layering a new look together. By adding layers, you can use new combinations of your existing wardrobe essentials and create a whole new look.
  8. Wear a watch. A watch is the ultimate accessory. A designer watch is fashionable and functional. This classic accessory goes great with a suit!
  9. And on that note...don’t shy away from accessories. Adding a few accessories, such as cufflinks, can really complete your look with very little effort.
  10. Make sure your clothes fit! Not every man is built the same, so why should you expect every item of clothing to fit you perfectly? Take the time to get your wardrobe essentials adjusted to fit your body. We offer next-level customization, allowing you to create a look that is truly your own. Book a consultation to meet with one of our clothiers. This tip has a bonus tip: Know your measurements. Write them down in your phone so you always have a quick reference when you’re shopping.

 

Visit our Uptown Waterloo Showroom to add some quality designer menswear pieces to your wardrobe. We can help you find the right fit and styles so you leave looking great and feeling comfortable and confident (because after all, how you feel is what matters the most!).

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How Giorgio Armani Modernised Menswear

How Giorgio Armani Modernised Menswear

When it comes to men’s fashion, there are certain designers who have really made their mark. Giorgio Armani is one of them. The Italian designer has a rich history that led to the exceptional luxury menswear, suits, and shoes we know today; comfortable without compromising elegance.

Our Paul Puncher Showroom is your source for the latest Armani menswear in Waterloo. Visit us to find the latest Armani collection including Emporio Armani.

Grey Armani Suit from Paul Puncher, Giorgio Armani Menswear Waterloo

Keep reading for more about how Giorgio Armani modernised, redefined and, ultimately, transformed menswear.

How Giorgio Armani Redefined Menswear

source: therake.com

It’s impossible to overstate just what Armani did for menswear in the 1980s. One might just suggest that he sexed up men’s wardrobes early that decade in the same way Deep South blues sexed up rock and roll music half a century earlier. And the core of his strategic masterstroke was the frontier diving casualwear and formalwear.

Giorgio Armani wasn’t the first to see heavily structured clothes as inherently constricting – to note that their angular-linear silhouettes were dignified and imposing yet far from debonair and insouciant – and act on the problem. Frederick Scholte – mentor to Per Anderson of Anderson & Sheppard fame, and tailor to the Duke of Windsor – invented the British drape in order that clients might trade rigidity for fluidity, while around the 1930s, the most esteemed tailors of Naples – notably Rubinacci – began eliminating linings, canvasing and pads from their coats to create garments better suited to la dolce vita than a stiff appointment at the city’s Royal Palace.

But no one post-war has done more to transform male dress codes – and not just what men wear but, crucially, what they might be allowed to wear – than a then little-known Italian designer whose name now is among the most prestigious clothing brands in the world. Bolder colours were a big part of his revolt. Lighter fabrics including bouclé, flannel and crepe also played a huge role. The lowering of the buttons removed even more of the military sanctimony of traditional suiting. But it was those cleaner, more fluid lines that fuelled a kind of bloodless coup: one which didn’t so much tear the barriers down between formal and casual as expose the distinction as fictitious – chimerical, forced and entirely corrosive to post-war male elegance. In doing so he re-wrote the codes of masculinity forever.

“He has an incredible sensuality and wears every look so naturally, so he was a pleasure to dress,” Armani has said of dressing Richard Gere in what turned out to be his first of over 200 involvements with movie wardrobes, over which he’s made the link between cinematic costume and character inextricable. “I was motivated by the desire to modernise menswear – in the field of men’s clothing we were still tied to more or less the same clothes our fathers and grandfathers wore. I wanted to use softer fabrics and rethink the suit, getting rid of most of the linings and fillings. The unstructured result was a truly new look that preserved its precision while becoming more body-conscious and more comfortable.”

Other movies styled by Armani include The Untouchables, Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy and Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, the latter in particular – think pronounced shoulders, oversized lapels, wool-blends, pinstripes, dark greys and V-shaped virility, as befitting of early ‘90s alpha males – showing his versatility when it comes to making on-screen attire contribute as much to character, era and narrative nuance as any script writer. But American Gigolo is the one that threw down a gauntlet. When it comes to sartorially relevant movies, it’s hard to think of one which looms larger in post-war history (Shaft, Blowup and Quadrophenia are all a little too niche to be deemed sartorially seminal, while 8 ½, Bullitt, Reservoir Dogs and Oceans 11 et al are all up there, but didn’t exactly dismantle and rebuild the fashion mores of a whole generation).

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Our clothiers can help suit you in the latest Armani clothing and ensure you look just as good as the movie stars dressed by Armani himself.

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New in the Paul Puncher Showroom | July 2019

New in the Paul Puncher Showroom | July 2019

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

 

Paul & Shark Men's Swimwear

Paul & Shark Swimwear

Keep your stylish wardrobe going on the beach with Paul & Shark swimwear. Vibrant colours that won’t fade, quick-drying fabric, plus a waterproof wallet included! Choose from a fun selection of patterns then dive into summer.

 

Paul Puncher Tateossian Bracelets  Paul Puncher Tateossian Bracelets

Tateossian Bracelets

Accessorize your summer looks with the latest men’s accessories. These Tateossian bracelets are made in Italy with high-quality materials, precious stones, and sterling silver clasps.

 

Paul Puncher Tateossian ‘Big Ben’ cuff link

Tateossian ‘Big Ben’ Cufflink

Cufflinks inspired by London’s most famous clock! Not only do these cufflinks look great, they tell the time with a functioning Japanese movement in a stainless steel body. A “timeless” accessory for your wedding day, or even a gift to show your groomsmen how much you appreciate them.

 

Paul Puncher Stenstroms printed sport shirts

Stenströms Printed Sport Shirts

Designed in Sweden, these Stenströms printed sport shirts come in a variety of vibrant prints on two-fold cotton to fit your fashion needs. Pair one of these designer shirts with a pair or trousers or layer it under your favourite summer blazer.

 

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.

Dressing Well Can Have A Positive Impact On Your Life | Men’s Style

Dressing Well Can Have A Positive Impact On Your Life | Men’s Style

Your wardrobe is an extension of your personality and impacts the first impression you make on people, how you are perceived by people you work with and, most importantly, how you feel.

There’s no need to jump on every new men’s fashion trend, but there is something to be said about building a wardrobe with classic essentials so you can always put together a polished look.

These stylish men had some wise words to share on men’s clothing, suits and dressing well.

From your shoes to your shirt, taking pride in your appearance can have a positive impact on other areas of your life. Your personality may shine, but there are 9 reasons your appearance matters as well.

9 Reasons Why Your Look Matters

source: realmenrealstyle.com

1. Clothing is the primary instrument in creating a positive first impression

People are superficial, not just as a cultural phenomenon but as a hardwired instinct going all the way back to when our brains needed to make snap judgments on what was a stripy rock and what was a tiger about to eat us.  We tend to be done formulating our initial opinion of someone before we’ve actually spoken to them.

That means that your clothing is going to have a direct effect on people’s default assumptions of you — the better you’re dressed, the more respect and attention they’re going to automatically give you.

2. Clothing can increase your perceived status among your peers

Even after the first impression is over your clothing can help improve people’s reactions to you.  Society is very visually-based, and better-dressed men routinely experience better treatment and service than their sloppier counterparts.  Clothing serves as a substitute for character in the eyes of people who don’t know you well enough to judge you by anything else.

That may sound superficial, but it’s true whether we think it should be or not.  Your appearance may not mean much to you, but it does to the people who see you every day, making it worth caring about.

3. Dressing sharp helps with your confidence

One of the first pieces of advice in self-help books is almost always something along the lines of “Get Your Personal Appearance Under Control!”  It’s good advice. People tend to perform better in life when they feel that they deserve to perform better. The automatic assumption that a well-dressed man should be treated with respect works when it’s your reflection in the mirror, too.

A few minutes spent spiffing yourself in the mirror before you leave home reinforces the idea that you deserve success and good treatment in your own mind.

4. The requirements of dressing sharp teaches responsibility

As silly as it sounds, caring for your appearance will make you a more responsible man.  You wind up keeping track of details like which shoes need to be shined and which shirts need to be ironed, and (unless you live with someone who loves you very much) you usually have to do those things yourself.  It reinforces mental habits of attention to detail and planning ahead that translate usefully into any career or skill.

5. A good dresser notices detail in others

Once you start paying attention to details of collar shape, pocket square selection, and all the other little details of dressing well, you start to notice them on other men.  And those men are noticing them on you too — expect, once you start really putting some time and effort into your appearance, to start seeing approving nods from other well-dressed men.

6. Dressing sharp makes you more useful at work

Doesn’t matter what your job happens to be and who you’re working for, or even if you’re your own boss — if you’re well enough dressed that you can step away from work and into a meeting with a client, customer, or supervisor without advance preparation, you’re more useful.  Having the casual, day-to-day presentation to step into any situation and look respectable is a huge advantage in the working world.

7. Colors and patterns speak for you

Once you start to learn more about them, specific colors and patterns begin to display their own unique advantages.  Blues convey youth, browns openness and trustworthiness; deep grays somberness and dignity — each can be the best choice for a situation where many other colors would be equally appropriate but not as ideal.

And by thinking about colors and patterns in a meaningful way rather than just throwing together anything that doesn’t clash too badly you may save yourself from being the guy whose tie keeps seeming to ripple on TV someday…

8. Specific clothing pieces make statements about you

Uniforms and semi-uniform looks like the doctor’s white coat are obvious symbols of the wearer’s status or role.  More subtle effects can convey nearly as much detailed information for a man who takes his time to plan the outfit well.

From a bolo tie advertising a reckless, cowboy attitude to a pinstriped suit in the colors of a favorite baseball team, clothes can proclaim everything from your profession to your passions — or both at once.

9. Good looking men call the shots

When all’s said and done, the best reason to take time with your clothing and appearance is to take charge of your life.  Well-dressed men have already taken the way the world sees them into their own hands, and the added respectability and authority people afford them allows them to call the shots in group situations as well.

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The most important takeaway here is that your appearance can help enhance your personality and give you a confidence boost to walk through life with determination and poise. Meet with one of our experienced clothiers to get fitted for a custom designer suit (you won’t believe how good you’ll look and feel!), or add some classic pieces to your wardrobe so you can look amazing even in casual settings, and reap the benefits of dressing well.

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