The new color for the modern Groom
Blue. The Blues. Blueberries and Bluebirds. Blue suede shoes (suddenly cool again?) and the deep blue sea. Blue sky thinking and nothing but blue skies do I see. The most popular dress shirts (not to mention white) are a seemingly endless variety of blues, and the multiple variations of denim blue are perhaps the most widely worn colors on the planet by men and women of all ages. By long-standing-tradition, the color pink is associated with young girls and blue – baby blue in particular – with boys. Though according to color expert Kate Smith, “blue is the least ‘gender specific’ color, having equal appeal to both men and women.”
Fill in the blank: “The touch, the feel of ________, the fabric of our lives!”
Did you get it right away? It may depend on your age. Complete with a catchy tune that has been updated for each successive generation (and that is probably now playing in your mind. You’re welcome!), the familiar sentence is the slogan for a long-running ad campaign of the trade organization, Cotton Incorporated. For most of us, the fabrics of our lives include cotton, several other natural fibers and an assortment of synthetics. During the next two or three weeks we will put some focus on fibers and fabrics, and how to choose the fabrics that are best suited for your chosen look and lifestyle.
A LOOK INTO THE LIFE AND CLOSET OF A TOM JAMES CLIENT
When they met in 2006, Rhett told Matt that if he could make him clothes that fit and style them to his personal taste and current fashion, then he would have a happy client for life. Matt told me, “I’m happy to say that we have been able to consistently do all of that.” Matt also mentioned that if you ever get invited to Mr. McSweeney’s St. Patrick’s Day party at the Mansion, you should clear your schedule and plan to attend.
At the end of your shirt sleeves are cuffs, and at the end of those cuffs are your hands, which are both exposed (unless you’re wearing gloves) and expressive. When you point at something, reach for the check or extend your hand to shake that of another, your shirt cuff is momentarily front and center.