The Changing Colors of Fall (Shirts)

Crisp fall days and weekends at the game call for more shirts that go with a pair of jeans and a Barbour jacket. Leviner Wood has more than a few options from which to choose. Casual, after all, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice fit or your personal style details.

Call Larry today before your favorite fabrics are gone for the season.

Leviner Wood’s custom shirts and cotton twill trousers pair up nicely with your fall favorites, like these lug soled shoes and matching belt.
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From the Dales of Yorkshire

“Tweed” draws its name from the River Tweed, which powered many of the mills that wove the fabric.

I stuck my nose outside this morning and ‘lo and behold! 52ºF!

It felt like I should be on a campus somewhere, perhaps setting up for a tailgate before the game. I’d be wearing a tweed sports coat, of course. Why? Because it’s sturdy, warm, looks great with jeans or tailored trousers, and has at least one inner pocket that is perfect for a flask of bourbon.

Most of my tweeds are earthy colors, greens, browns, tans, with flecks of red, or blue, or charcoal.

All except one, my red plaid. My party tweed.

It is the one that gets the compliments every single time I wear I break it out. If you, like me, are partial to both color and compliments, call Leviner Wood and pick your own party tweed from the bunch shown above. Woven by a famous mill in Yorkshire (we’re not allowed to say with one, but the fabrics tailor beautifully), these tweeds are equally at home on weekends with jeans, with a tie at parties, or worn as outerwear over a sweater.

Man, I love this time of year. Look for me at the tailgate. You’ll spot my party tweed like a red Autumn leaf.

Get ’em while we have ’em and wear them all fall and winter. Call Larry today.

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Then and Now. What Do Today’s Trousers Look Like?

Another in the series of posts about what we’ve seen change in the last ten years in menswear.

Pleated, flat front, cuffed or hemmed? Yes!

Good news, for those of you still wearing trousers, we’ve solved your problem.

Skinny jeans. They sat low on your hips, or even a bit lower than that, and hugged your thighs and calves. Kids loved them.

When the kids who grew up in skinny jeans decided to wear suits, they wanted the slim cuts that they were used to. Over the next ten years the skinny suit movement influenced everything in menswear. Pants, shirts and jackets were all cut to be slim and tight. And the 20-somethings and the odd 30-year-old looked great in them.

Everybody else? Not necessarily. But everybody wants to look stylish. So clothiers began to trim out excess fabric. Especially in trousers.

The best cut today borrows from the body-conscious silhouettes, without being skinny.

Today’s trouser is a flat front, single-or-double (yep, they’re back) pleat that is cut trimmer through the thigh and seat, and has a tapered leg that comes to rest just at the top of your shoe, with little to no break. As far as waistband position, our youngest clients continue to wear their trousers on their hips they way they do jeans. We have noticed that even those clients have been moving the waistband a little farther north. Still comfortable, plays better with the coat, and stays stylish.

Details like London side-tabs, DAKs waists, and wider waistbands have become very popular, too and are subtle updates that custom trousers can offer.

To cuff or not? Totally up to you. The rule of thumb says that cuffs are less formal (neither the Tuxedo, nor the Tailcoat trouser has a cuff.) Cuffs always look better with pleats as the added weight at the bottom helps keep the pleat straight.

So don’t worry if you can’t find what you’re looking for, we here at Leviner Wood are still making custom trousers for the men who wear them.

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