My friend’s father may be a former government employee and winemaker, but he has the mind of an entrepreneur. Faced with a problem and lack of tools, he could invent the solution on the spot.
“You know what you need? A sort of combination espresso machine and cooler.” He’d opine after a moment’s thought.
Which is why I think he’d approve of the five-pocket tailored trousers you see above. Built with five pockets and a tailored fit like your favorite jeans, they are finished with back pockets typically found on dress trousers. Your choice of belt loops or an extended tab waistband and London side tabs (very useful during TSA screenings — no belt!). Throw on a untucked shirt and head for a drink, or tuck in, add a blazer and you’re ready for the office meeting. They are the best of both worlds and will quickly become your go-to cotton khakis.
You know what you need? Leviner Wood’s custom tailored, five-pocket, go-to khakis.
We’ve talked a lot about fabric as being the number one consideration when commissioning warm weather clothing, Equally important is construction. Looser cuts (like open weaves) help airflow, of course, but airflow comes to a screeching halt when it hits most linings.
Except for Bemberg.
Bemberg is a 1930’s man-made fabric that is silky to the touch and is magically made from a derivative of cotton fibres (Japanese Cupro.) That’s important because natural fibres are moisture-wicking, and the silky man-made part of the fabric is anti-static and anti-cling.
Best of both worlds.
Speaking of which, using Bemberg is quarter or half-lined coats and jackets builds structure, anti-static, anti-cling, breathability andairflow into your warm weather suits and sport coats. Best of both worlds.
It’s the difference between wearing Gortex or a rubberized rain-poncho.
Using regular linings for warm weather clothing is like wearing that rain-poncho over your shirts and under your jackets. Makes for a great picture, but isn’t a great look. And that’s from Leviner Wood — the folks who love the individuality of a fancy lining.
Looking hot and bothered? Consider Bemberg for your next custom garment. Just give Leviner Wood a call and let Larry know.
Option Two for a hot summer day or night: the untucked dress shirt. A lot of guys like to wear their dress shirts untucked in the heat. It can be a great look, as long as your shirt tails aren’t too long. A typical dress shirt is cut with longer tails to keep it tucked into your trousers when you reach for something, sit down, or shrug on your suit coat.
Fortunately, as a Leviner Wood Custom client, you have multiple options available to you. Your personal pattern can be adjusted to shorten the tails, tweak the taper and take advantage of our hundreds of fabrics and patterns, and scores of buttons and monogram styles. All without sacrificing the attention to detail (is that a split yolk across the shoulders?) and fit that are the hallmarks of a custom shirt.
Give Larry a call today and stay in the game. Go for the easy out.