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My Pants Are Tight | Are Your Pants Too Small?

How can you tell that your men's pants are too small? Aaron Marino of alpha m. shares a pair of pants he bought online, and they are incredibly small. Alpha's tailor said that sizes for pants in the store don't correlate with the actual waist size (for example, Aaron's actual size 30 is a 31 -32 in the store).

The online store actually sent a legit size 30 to Aaron. Once the tailor altered the mid-rise pants larger, Aaron now has some pull around the front. The pants are still too small and don't work because the pockets flair with pulling. He still has some tailoring options for the pocket to be kept closed; however, the stress and pulling is still occurring. He is now donating the pants to charity. Pants too big or too small- no good!


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Hanging Sport Coats and Suit Jackets | Avoid Shoulder Nipples -
May 16, 2012
Wider shoulder end hangers are key to hanging your sport coat and suit jackets. Aaron Marino of alpha m. takes a few minutes to instruct how to take care of and store your sport and suit jackets. You don't want shoulder nipples in your sweaters-- and sport and suit jackets have a bit more structure than a sweater but can result in the same exact thing. Hang on a hanger with a wider shoulder end whRead More»
Taking Clothing Measurements for Custom Clothing -
May 1, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. talks about men's custom clothing and Modern Tailor which results in questions about how to take measurements. Alpha suggests ways to take measurements and ensure the purchase of perfect fitting shirts or suits. First, start with a flexible tape measurement (not a rigid, metal one). The more accurate, the better your clothing will turn out. Second, you can take the measurRead More»
Men's Vests | Sweater, Casual, Lapeled, Suit -
April 24, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. talks about the do's and do not's of wearing a men's vest. Some of vests have lapels and some vests are made from various materials such as velvet, polyester, cotton, wool, and cashmere. Four options are discussed. First, the sweater vest can be worn with jeans, shorts, pants, chinos, under suit jacket. It's incredibly versatile. The more luxurious fabrics are dressier. NRead 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»

Wedding Guest Attire | Men's Suit Shopping  -
March 29, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. takes his friend, Steve (S-Money), men's suit shopping for a wedding. Steve is wearing his custom made (Modern Tailor) shirt and the shoes for the wedding (black cap toe) during the shopping trip. The importance of wearing the shoes is to evaluate the pant length. The shopping trip illustrates the benefits of suit separates and gray suits, as well as how to select the suitRead More»
How Many Suits Should I Own?  -
March 16, 2012
I get this question all the time, especially from younger guys just out of college about to enter the working world. It's a tough call, because the answer depends entirely on what you're planning on using them for. For most men, I suggest two suits: one black, and one grey. This will cover 90% of your needs—the other 10% will probably need a tuxedo rental (OK, I'm making those numbers up; but reRead More»
Removing Men's Coat Pocket and Vent Stitches -
March 8, 2012
What is up with all the pockets and vent(s) being sewn shut in a man's sport coat or suit jacket? Aaron Marino of alpha m. says you can leave them stitched but you need the chest pocket undone to use a pocket square. Leaving the pockets stitched prohibits using the pockets and causing bulkiness. Aaron demonstrates how easy it is to remove the stitching. Read More»
The Pocket Square | The Missing Link?  -
February 20, 2012
I made a New Year's resolution to take my personal style to the next level. I just didn't know how that was going to happen at the time. Over the past few years I took several definitive steps to sharpen my skills in putting great outfits together such as: Learning about the proper use of color matching and coordinating and patterns to put an ensemble together Going through my closet and eliminatRead More»
Custom Suits for Large Men | Big Boy Style -
February 16, 2012
Dressing Tips for Large Men Aaron Marino of alpha m. along with his friend, Matt, demonstrate the value of custom suits versus off-the-rack suits for the heavy guy.  Matt is 5 ft 9 in and weighs 245 pounds. He muscular but carries a lot of weight in his midsection. BEFORE: The shirt is big and baggy shirt making Matt look bigger. The jacket has a lot of extra room in order to accommodate his midsRead More»

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