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Casual Pants

Tailored Men's Shorts | City Shorts

Aaron Marino of alpha m. has an experiment for you. The next event that you attend where guys are wearing shorts, take notice of the 'uniform'.

The uniform is typically ugly mandals (clunky, strappy, nasty), Polo shirt (standard cotton with jacked up color and another logo other than Polo),  and heavy / gigantic cargo shorts.

Instead of these big and baggy shorts, men's shorts should not be too long. They should stop at the top of the knee cap and can actually go even more above your knee to show some thigh. Look for a lighter fabric than heavy cargo shorts.  City shorts are perfect with mid to low rise, tailored to thigh, and a lean look. Shop tailored and tapered men's shorts at J Crew, Banana Republic, and The GAP. Go with more refined and stylish shorts this season.


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Fashion Emergency | Pants Creased Down the Front -
March 12, 2012
After having his pants altered, the dry cleaner pressed a crease down the front of Dalton's chinos! The dry cleaner tried to rectify the situation with no avail. So Dalton contacted Aaron Marino of alpha m., the fashion and style guru. Aaron instructs Dalton to wash and then dry them since they are cotton. He assured Dalton that they would be flat front once again,and Alpha was right. Score for AlRead More»
Cargo Pant | Rolling the Bottoms -
March 5, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. shares a style tip from Greek guy at Starbucks. Cargo pants have a lot pockets and are made of cotton. They are ultra-casual pants. You can combine the cargo pants with flip flops by rolling up the bottoms of the pants and exposing the ankle and a little bit above. Combine the pants with a belt and v neck tee shirt. Add a jean jacket to the outfit, which works perfectly. Read More»
Choosing Pants for Large Men | Big Boy Style -
March 2, 2012
The majority of men have at least one body issue to consider when buying clothes and putting a wardrobe together.  Nature has not been quite as generous with handing out perfect body types as we wish she was, so, my motto is change what you can, and wear complementing clothes to disguise the rest. Fortunately, this isn’t difficult to achieve with the vast assortment of styles on today’s markeRead More»
All About Men's Slacks | Khakis, Chinos, Dress Pants -
January 13, 2012
Modern Tailor | Custom Tailored Pants Men's Khakis and Slacks | Proper Fitting Pants Alpha can't stand shopping for pants off-the-rack. He doesn't love the fit, so he buys a pants that are passable and not 'great'. Aaron Marino of alpha m. covers the three most common pants as well as the difference between khakis and chinos. Khakis: Guys love khakis that refer to color and style. They fit the aveRead More»

In-Between Pants | Business Casual Pants -
December 24, 2011
There are numerous styles of pants on the market for men today, from jeans to dress slacks, but this article is going to talk about what I like to refer to as “In-Between” pants. These are pants that are also classified as “business casual” – not jeans, but not dressy slacks, either.  In-Between pants are casual and typically include khakis, chinos and corduroys; all pants that can be aRead More»
Belts 101 -
December 18, 2011
Belts, both functional and fashionable, come in an assortment of styles, colors and types, and without one, make a pair of pants look naked. Like everything else we wear, belts are a reflection of our personality and fashion sense, and have the ability to make or break an outfit. Belts give our body a balanced look, separating our upper from our lower; creating symmetry no matter what our shape orRead More»
Men's Pant Rise | Standard, Mid, Low -
December 18, 2011
Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses the pant rise which is the distance between the waist band to the bottom of the crotch. A standard rise is about 12 inches. 'Standard' was standard back in the 50's and 60's, which they wore their pants at their belly button. We currently wear pants around our natural waist. Designers are now making low and mid rises (8 to 11 inches) making the pant fit better wiRead More»
Men's Jeans Style Guide -
December 18, 2011
Straight-forward and direct,  here's what you do NOT want in men's jeans: jeans that taper. This means you don’t want a pair of jeans that get narrow as they go down your leg, ending with a tight ring around your ankle. anything that's been acid washed, or makes one start reminiscing about hair-band videos from the 1980's. Acid washed jeans are like leisure suits – they will never come back Read More»
Pleated and Flat Front Pants -
December 10, 2011
Aaron Marino of alpha m. has a big style pet peeve, which is men wearing pleated pants. If you wear your pleated pants up to your belly button, the pleats will lay flat. We don't wear our pants up at our belly button these days, so when we wear the pants at our natural waist, the pleats open up. The look is pear shaped with birthing hips. With suits, finding flat front pants is challenging. Do somRead More»

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