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Sport Coats & Blazers

Remove Stains from Suits, Sport Coats, Slacks

Have you ever spilled something on your suit jacket or nice pants? If you have, you may have done more damage than good.

Aaron Marino of alpha m. describes what to do if you stain your suit, sports coat, or slacks. The main point is to not freak out. Take it to the cleaner. Also take preventative measures.

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Shop Around for a Tailor and Dry Cleaner | Save Money on Alterations -
February 4, 2013
Alterations store and the dry cleaners behind Alpha are two separate businesses. Why is he pointing this out?  Aaron Marino of alpha m. says you can save money and negotiate with alterations and dry cleaners. If you need a precise alteration, take your piece (such as a sport coat) to an alteration store rather than a dry cleaner. However, you take your pants to be hemmed at the dry cleaner to savRead More»
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»
Suit Shopping for the Extra Tall -
December 6, 2012
Modern Tailor Is The Perfect Resource For Tall Men And Suits Alpha will never ever have to worry about this issue; however, Daniel is 6 ft 7 who wear a 42 extra long. This size is not common and is hard (if not impossible) to buy off-the-rack. He's found the 46 long fits in sleeve and jacket length but is big everywhere else. Should he get this size and have it tailored? Alpha says 'no' because thRead More»
Custom Clothing | Off the Rack, Bespoke, Made to Measure  -
December 4, 2012
Alright, so we talk a lot about custom clothing; however, there varying degrees on how custom your clothing can get. Aaron Marino of alpha m. covers terms when dealing with custom clothing. Three options are: off-the-rack: select the item and then get the piece altered bespoke: clothing is customized and made for you made-to-measure: use your specific measurements and then the pattern is modifieRead More»

Choosing a Tailor -
November 1, 2012
Tailors are the unsung heroes of fashion, who, behind the scenes, perform their magic to make us look our best in the clothes we choose to wear.  Their skillful craftsmanship transforms clothing from the ridiculous to the exquisite through custom alterations that result in perfectly fitted attire.  However, tailors aren't just limited to nips and tucks. Try a tailor on for size to experience theRead More»
Business Casual | What to Wear to Work -
October 12, 2012
Alpha starts with a story about business casual. If it were true, it would be an amazing tale of an incredible fashion significance. It all starts with the 1982 Docker khaki and the tactic for selling these khaki pants. A mass memo about business casual was passed around to all white collar workers encouraging men to toss the tie and lose the suit. Business casual was born. In reality, the corporaRead More»
Dapper Double Breasted Suits -
October 11, 2012
Denzel Washington is wearing a double breasted suit on the cover of GQ magazine this month. Aaron Marino of alpha m. talks about this type of suit that has been around for ages. It's a bit dressier than the two button suit. The suit creates a great silhouette for your body. They will probably go out of style in about two years. Investing in one double breasted suit is a great idea for those with aRead More»
Matching Jackets with Ties -
October 11, 2012
There's been a lot said on how to wear a tie.  We've covered topics from tie width and length to knot styles and fabric.  But, one thing we haven't discussed is which ties look best with the various suit and jacket styles.  A member recently asked this very good question, so let's take a look at another aspect of necktie etiquette to ensure perfection with every jacket and tie ensemble you wearRead More»
How to Wear Suits in Social Situations -
September 14, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. loves to wear men's suits. Given your work environment maybe you don't' have the opportunity to wear your suit. Is wearing your suit outside of work, weddings, and funerals acceptable? Yes, but the place has to be right. Wear the suit to a club or nice lounge not to a rock concert or bowling alley. Next,  Alpha doesn't want you to look like you just came from work. InsteaRead More»

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