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.
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.
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.
|History of the Polo Shirt
How it evolved from an on-court fixture to a streetwear staple
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.
Visit our Uptown Waterloo showroom to find menswear, sportswear and a variety of polo shirts to match your personal style.
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
Spring and summer menswear collections offer lighter alternatives without compromising style or quality. We’re happy that our Uptown Waterloo Showroom is your source for designer menswear, offering the latest menswear and accessories. From casual footwear to stylish sportswear, here’s a look at what’s new at Paul Puncher this month.
Hugo Boss Suede Slip-On
Get ready for late spring and summer with the latest men’s footwear. This Hugo Boss trainer features a stylish lifted white sole and an elasticated side for easy slip-on and slip-off. These look fantastic with light coloured pants and shorts.
Pantherella Fine Socks
Show off these stylish socks – a perfect fit to finish off any outfit! Made in the heart of England, these socks are sure to impress. The spring summer 2019 collection features a fresh range of designs and fun colours.
Emporia Armani Polo
Looking for something new for the golf course? This short sleeve Emporio Armani Polo has a sporty zipper collar, great for a day on the green or a business casual look. It’s a versatile piece that can be added to any wardrobe.
Luciano Barbera Luxury Sport Jacket
The unconstructed design of this Luciano Barbera Luxury Sport jacket means you’ll look great and feel comfortable. Layer this sport jacket over a polo, pair it with a great pair of denim, and you’ll have a sophisticated look for the day.
For more of the latest designer menswear, visit our Uptown Waterloo Showroom. We’re ready to help you discover new pieces that can work with your existing wardrobe and fit your personal style. Book a consultation today to work with our clothiers.
Uptown Waterloo has so much to offer couples. From memorable photo ops, delicious food and drinks, and fantastic local businesses, you don’t have to go very far to find what you’re looking for. Here is a list of ideas leading up to your big day and how to spend your wedding day in Uptown Waterloo.
Before Your Wedding Day
Get Fit To Get Married
Brides, grooms and bridal parties can all find their perfect wedding day attire right in Uptown. There’s a great selection of boutiques to help you find bridal gown and bridesmaid dress, as well as everything else you’ll need – shoes, accessories, makeup and clutches.
For the groom and groomsmen, we can help you bring your personal style to life with a designer suit for your wedding day. We can help suit your wedding party in ready made suite or made to measure suits, plus customize your looks with the best accessories.
We’re your Uptown Waterloo destination for your complete wedding day look. Book a consultation to work with a Paul Puncher clothier and get suited for your wedding day.
Capture Your Engagement
Uptown Waterloo has so many fun spots for an engagement photo shoot session. Many couples use engagement photos to show off their favourite spots to spend time together, their personalities, and of course, their love. Here are some fun ideas for your Uptown Waterloo photoshoot.
- Inside your favourite Uptown restaurant or bar
- Walking along the train tracks
- Strolling through Waterloo Park (there’s a unique photo op with some animals!)
- Inside or in front of your favourite building. There are so many great architectural details around.
- Skating or playing games in Uptown Waterloo Town Square
- Maybe you met in Uptown and want to recreate that moment in the exact location!
Applying For Your Marriage Licence
Waterloo City Hall is just a stone’s throw from our Showroom. You can go there to apply for your marriage licence.
Spend Your Wedding Day in Uptown Waterloo
When your special day finally arrives, you can stay right in Uptown and have everything you need.
Start The Day Off With A Coffee
Your wedding day can go by quickly. Start the day off by taking a moment for yourself and enjoying a coffee. A morning stroll to any of the coffee shops in Uptown Waterloo will give you and your wedding party just the kick-start you need.
Get Dolled Up
Uptown Waterloo has a great selection of salons and beauty experts to get your bridal party ready – hair, makeup and nail salons are close by!
With lots of hotel rooms nearby, your guests won’t have to be far away. Plus local public transit offers many ways to get from point A to point B.
Say ‘I Do’ in Uptown
Whether you’ve dreamed of having your wedding in a church, a traditional venue, or something a little different, you’ll be able to find it in Uptown Waterloo. Or if you’re trying to keep things simple, you can have your civil ceremony at City Hall.
The Perfect Backdrop
Once you’ve finished your vows, head to some iconic Uptown Waterloo locations for a unique backdrop in your wedding photos. For years, you can look back and remember the fun you had capturing your bridal party and wedding photos in front of the Seagram lofts, in Waterloo Park, or Waterloo Town Square.
Make It Your Own
The best part of your Uptown Waterloo wedding day is that there are so many things you can do to really make your day special. All the little things will come together to create a memorable day; feeling amazing in your custom suit, saying cheers to your future in your favourite bar, and spending the day with the most important people.
In the months leading up to your wedding day, you are going to be showered with love and congratulations from family, friends and all the special people in your life. Often, this includes special events thrown to celebrate your love.
As a groom-to-be, we want you to feel as confident as you can stepping into an event thrown in your honour. Many couples choose to have an engagement party (or are surprised with the celebration). If you are in the know about your party, celebrate your engagement in style with these engagement party looks for the groom-to-be.
Your bride may claim the colour on your wedding day, but you can definitely show up to your engagement party dressed in white or ivory. Try a light trouser with a white sweater, or layer a collared shirt under your sweater to add a pop of colour and break up the light colours.
A Bold Blazer
Engagement parties can range from casual gatherings at home to formal affairs. A bold blazer is a great way to give your casual look a stylish flair and show off your personality. Go with a statement colour or try a pattern.
For more a more formal engagement party look, you can’t go wrong with a fitted suit. It may not be the suit you wear on your big day (is that bad luck?), but you’ll show up to your party and stand out as the groom-to-be.
Get Ready To Tie the…Bow
Before you tie the knot, celebrate your engagement wearing a bow tie. With many colours and patterns to choose from, you can definitely complete your engagement party look with a pop of colour.
A Casual Affair
If you’re just looking forward to getting together with some close friends and family for a more casual celebration, put on your favourite printed sport shirt with a pair of designer denim. Find a pattern that really reflects you, and say “cheers” to your fiance.
Don’t Forget The Shoes!
You’re not walking down the aisle yet, but it’s amazing the difference a great shoe can make. From dress boots to oxfords, complete your engagement party look from head to toe with the right footwear.
Let the countdown begin! You’re about to go from groom-to-be, to groom, to husband. We want to make sure you look and feel your best during this special time in your life. Visit our Uptown Waterloo Showroom for the latest in designer menswear. Let’s find you your perfect engagement party look!