D. Jones is now proud to offer our favorite style of ties: KNIT.
We love the fact that they have a squared bottom, for a more modern take on the traditional tie. The bottom of the knit tie has an elastic piece, keeping the shape in check, and the width is the same all the way down, however it is smaller around the neck.
We offer lightweight options, perfect for the summer months when you want to look put together, fresh and knowledgeable about what’s hot. We are all about staying ahead of the pack with trends, so be sure to place your order with us before everyone else steals your thunder…
Stay tuned for other summer fashion tips coming soon to the blog, and also be sure to attend our Third Thursday events beginning in May, to see Drew speak about our Summer Fashion Series in person.
As we wait out the two more days until this film’s much-anticipated release, we can’t help but to start already studying the styles of each lead male character through the (breathtakingly beautiful) trailers promoting the movie. Brittany Nickolyn gives us her thoughts…
Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby
Gatsby is the man of mystery and the lead character. He is a ridiculously wealthy man and oozes success. From the lavish parties and the dapper clothing, he knows what he is doing. You won’t ever catch him without a pocket square and a three-piece suit. Details are essential in his wardrobe. Every look he portrays has impeccable precision. Needless to say, Gatsby is phenomenal with exuding luxury in his clothing.
Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway
Carraway is the somewhat quiet, tolerant, brooding type that holds all the secrets. His conflict between his attraction to the fast paced lifestyle of New York and the outlandish lives people like Jay lead, show in his wardrobe. You will see him in a lot of three pieces as well (which was very common in the 1920’s) but much more conservative. He will sometimes sport a bow tie, but the boldest color you will see on him is khaki in a heavy wool/tweed suit with an alternate vest.
Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan
Tom is as cocky as they come. He is driven by scandal and therefore his attire comes off as almost gangster like. Women love this about him. He can’t quite compete with Gatsby when it comes to style, however he sure can wear the heck out of a pin stripe suit with a double-breasted vest.
Who's your favorite Gatsby style icon?
Check out this testimonial from our client Will Crossan. We're loving his new D. Jones suit.
"Drew and the crew of D. Jones are a bright light in the murky waters of custom clothiers. After multiple negative experiences with other companies, I had sworn off custom clothiers. However, Drew immediately changed my mind upon our introduction. His professionalism, attention to detail, eye for cut and style and overall demeanor was enough to give him a shot.
After receiving his product I was a client for life. The quality is amazing and the fit is outstanding. His proprietary fitting tools and software produce a cut of suit like no other. Thanks to Drew and the crew, I turn heads and am constantly complemented by those I come in contact with about my dapper wardrobe. Thanks, D. Jones!"
Will Crossan, Partner at Eagle Strategies, LLC New York Life
Matthew McConaughey tried stepping out of the box by wearing Vivienne Westwood at the premiere of his new film, Mud. Vivienne Westwood tried stepping out of the box by designing menswear. The result? Lots of media attention. What are your thoughts? D. Jones wardrobe consultant, Brittany Nickolyn, weighs in...
"First and foremost, he needs to lose the vest, it's terrible. Not only does it need to be longer, but it takes so much away from the rest of the design. I also don't understand the significance of the chain. The cut is super modern, very European and fits him nicely. The shoes he went with were an excellent choice. The button colors need to be in sync on both the jacket and the vest, and they would look best all brown. He definitely deserves props for taking the fashion risk, but not sure it was the right risk to take; unless publicity was the goal, of course."
AMC’s “Mad Men” reignited the dapper style associated with the 1950s and 60s. The fashion culture associated with the show doesn’t happen on accident. So who is the famous unknown star behind the swanky threads Don Draper sports every Sunday on the award winning show?
Janie Bryant has made her mark by re-establishing class through her keen eye for traditional yet progressive suits, dresses and accessories of the 1950s and 60s. Since her breakout influence on the show, she has been nationally and internationally recognized by the fashion industry. Bryant was recognized in 2010’s Vanity Fair as one of the “100 Most Influential People Worldwide.” Thank you Janie for contributing to our style inspiration.
We are so honored to be working with the new up and coming star of our beloved Texas Rangers, the one and only Leonys Martin. Introduced to us by client and teammate Elvis Andrus, Leonys was new to the world of custom clothing. He and his lovely wife Yaimira were excited about the process but also very unsure of what to expect. We spoke with Drew about his experience working with Leonys and here is what he had to say…
“I'm very happy with Leonys’ new look. He wanted a modern look while keeping a level of comfort since he travels often with the team to away games. The quality and comfort that peaked his interest was the Cashique Suiting and Jacket line from our English mill Holland and Sherry. It's a Cashmere, Super 160s, Wool and Silk Blend. The items from this line are the epitome of comfort and style. I often compare the feeling of wearing them to silk pajamas.”
When asked about what he chose for his first order and why, Drew said, “Leonys needed a few staple pieces, but wanted to express his style by getting season specific as well. The light blue suit (pictured) is a perfect way to start the new Spring/Summer season.”
Upon receiving his menswear, Leonys testified that he is incredibly pleased with the results and more importantly, Yaimira is a big fan of his new look.
Congrats on your first major league home run last week, Leonys! We are so thrilled to be working with you and following what is sure to be an amazing career for you.
Have you ever wondered why you have a buttonhole on the left lapel of your jacket? Known as a boutonniere, which is French for buttonhole, this slit is designed to hold a small flower or pin and can save your jacket material from damage by pinning a modern-day boutonniere arrangement onto your lapel.
The buttonhole can be traced to the 1770s, when a British man named William Wade was painted wearing flowers in his turned-down waistcoat collar. In 1838, Barbery d’Aurevilly proclaimed himself Knight of the Order of Springtime and so he expressed: “I sacrifice a rose each evening to my buttonhole”-“roses are the Order of the Garter of that Great Monarch called Nature.”
Today the buttonhole is commonly seen in proper suits and it's a great way to add a little accent, in addition to your pocket square.
This is one of the hottest new bands on the scene right now, and it's actually comprised of just one talented singer-songwriter, Matthew Houck. We love that his songs don't all sound the same and that the new album, Muchacho, has a song for every occasion. Here's the song on Youtube. What do you think?