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The Perfect Coat Requires the Perfect Fit | Men's Coats and Jackets

A great peacoat is one of Alpha's favorite winter jackets since it's so versatile. Aaron Marino of alpha m. tells a quick story about his perfect fitting peacoat.

It all comes down to sizing down. When you try on a jacket, size down a size or two in order to get a perfect fitting jacket.


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Every Man Needs a Lint Roller -
December 13, 2012
Hello black peacoat! What the... Piglet! The cat was all over it! Aaron Marino of alpha m. hates wearing dark clothes with hair and lint all over it. Every man should have a lint roller. No if's, and's, or but's about it... every man needs one! Before you go out, go over the entire piece of dark clothing. You will see that your article is free of hair and lint. Peel away the dirt piece on the lintRead More»
Men's Pea Coat Shopping | American Rag -
October 30, 2012
You can still look great when you're bundled up in cold weather. Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses options of outerwear, specifically pea coats. He displays two options at Macy's super sale. He finds a great jacket, great find, and great price ($79): American Rag's black pea coat. A pea coat is a great addition to your wardrobe. Make sure to ask store associates about sales coming to the store tRead More»
Overcoat and Topcoat Differences -
October 25, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses the differences between an overcoat and topcoat. Overcoat The overcoat is full length. It's designed to be over a suit or sport coat, is typically double breasted, and is typically wool or cashmere. Topcoat The topcoat is made of wool or cashmere but is generally lighter weight. It's single breasted and three quarter length. It hits at the knee or just below. TheRead More»
Trench Coats -
September 6, 2012
Classy and romantic, the sophisticated trench coat has remained virtually unchanged for over 100 years and for good reason, too.  It's perfect! Originally designed for military use, this coat has been cherished by men throughout history.  From soldiers needing to stay warm and dry to big screen movie stars like Humphrey Bogart – the trench coat is an understated, classic coat that enhances theRead More»

Make Your Suit Look Expensive | Copy High End Aspects of Suits  -
August 17, 2012
Modern Tailor | Enter ALPHAM10 for 10% Off Entire Order Aaron Marino Store Alpha loves wearing suits. Nothing makes him feel more confident and sexy than a great fitting suit. A man's suit is the modern day equivalent of a suit of armor-- the same 'don't eff with me' because 'I am the man and I have panache'! Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses the various elements that make a suit high-end and Read More»
Alpha M. Travel Packing Tip | Garment Bag -
July 4, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. displays his methods for wrinkle-free packing and traveling with suits, dress shirts, slacks, and sports coats. Generally when you use a garment bag, the items don't need to be ironed when you arriving at your destination. Aaron demonstrates unzipping the bag, compartments for shoes & belts, secret compartments for underwear, and the hook area for hanging your clothes.Read More»
How to Clean a Leather Jacket | Pressing Leather Jackets -
June 21, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses when and how to clean a leather jacket as well as how to remove wrinkles. Aaron, once a year, takes his leather jackets at the dry cleaner. The jacket is returned clean and unwrinkled. Wrinkles usually only happen with really thin leather. In this case, hang the jacket but don't iron. Steam is another option. Don't try cleaning or pressing on your own- take your Read More»
How to Shop for a Men's Suit | Shopping for Suit Separates -
March 30, 2012
Get 10% OFF at MODERN TAILOR with code ALPHAM10 Aaron Marino of alpha m. wants you to check out this important topic. It's all about how to buy a suit. As a side note, a medium gray suit is a great investment. Macy's having a great sale on suit separates. Always keep your eye out for sales like this. Suit separates are a polyester and aren't as expensive. You get a benefit of buying them separatelRead More»

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