Welcome back gentlemen!
Say hello to the homepage for our original blog series, “Fall Fabrics & Patterns!” In this blog, we’ll have a number of awesome sportcoat fabrics and patterns you can rock throughout the fall and winter seasons, giving you that sharp, well-dressed man look you’ve always wanted. Some of these fabrics can even be incorporated into a suit, if you feel gutsy enough! So check out some of our great posts below!
School’s is in session! The season of back-to-school commercials, seeing old friends, and new professors is upon us! As some of us come back to school as third or fourth years, or even come back on campus as part of an MBA/Master’s program, here at AlbertMing, we’re coming up with a whole new blog series for you to feast your eyes on!
A big part of school is definitely appearance. On that first day, during that first minute, when you walk into the classroom, you’re being judged by a class of at least 30+ people. Do you want to be the “average Joe”, or do you want to stand out in a positive and stylish way?
Well, as the cold weather rolls around on both West and East Coast, many guys have been emailing and asking, “How do I wear a suit without the formality of a suit?” The answer lies in our fourth original blog series, “Fall Fabrics & Patterns!” We’ll discuss some common, medium-to-heavy weight fabrics for you to wear throughout this fall and winter season!
We hope you’ll enjoy this series, so keep reading on, and come back often, because we update regularly!
Hey guys! Welcome to our 12th and last post of AlbertMing‘s original blog series, “I Love Summer, Summer, Summer!” Today, we’re going to cover our last summer accessory essential, a great braided brown leather watch!
Every gentleman needs a watch, and during the summertime, a watch with a traditional leather band/strap or a metal/link band will be awfully cumbersome and sweaty. The braided band of a watch will allow you to wear your watch in style, while allowing the moisture on your wrist to slip through your watch’s band. The braided leather band will complement nicely with your Braided Brown Leather Belt, as we suggested in our previous post in “I Love Summer, Summer, Summer!” Your watch can be any brand, from a high-end Longines to a more rugged Timex, we at AlbertMing feel that all men should have at least one braided watch for those hot summer days!
We think that your braided brown leather watch would go great with our exclusive Arctic Shirt and our Vintage Houndstooth Pants! This would make a great summer combination anywhere in the world, and you would definitely be able to show off your stylish coolness while staying while being as comfortable as the other guy in a simple printed tee and cargo shorts. This would make you definitely stand out, especially in an IT or business setting, and it’s never a bad thing to be an individual in a mass of similar faces! Remember, our Arctic Shirt is a one of a kind product, and you should definitely check it out and buy one, because supplies are limited and going fast!
Well, that’s it for our blog series “I Love Summer, Summer, Summer!” We hope you’ve enjoyed our third original blog series, and we hope to have a fourth one out as soon as possible! Keep coming back to our blog for more great updates on style and color combinations, and especially exclusive AlbertMing sales and offers!
Hey guys! We hope your summer has been just as sunny and hot as ours, here in the warm Californian coast! Today, we’ll be presenting you with another one of our summer essentials, as part of AlbertMing‘s “I Love Summer, Summer, Summer!” original blog series. For our 11th post, we’re going to recommend a belt, but not any ole’ leather or canvas belt; we’re going with a braided brown leather belt!
The braided brown leather belt is a very masculine piece, and presents a nice complement to a summer outfit. The braided leather belt, also known as a woven leather belt, is a great way to add a sense of casual flair to an outfit, yet still has a certain formality and masculinity to it. We think that braided leather belts with gold or silver buckles work, though we prefer a muted gold one to wear with your summer outfits. Of course, we’re going to recommend a brown one or a burgundy one, and depending on what summer shoes you have, we’d recommend going with a belt shade to match those colors. At AlbertMing, we think that this belt would be a great touch to a look that includes our Start-Up Blazer, white linen pants, and brown loafers without socks. We think this summer outfit will keep you looking stylish, while keeping you cool in the hot summer heat, no matter if you’re in the humid urban jungle of New York or Singapore, or in the blistering heat of San Jose or Palo Alto!
Braided belts have their origins in many ancient cultures, such as with nomadic African peoples, as well as in early Japanese culture, and are still very prevalent today. They are often see on prep school catalog looks, and are definitely representative of summer. That’s why we here at AlbertMing have picked this as one of your summer’s essential menswear items! So next time you go to your local menswear store, be sure to pick one of these up, and they’ll be a great complement to any of your summer menswear outfits!
Hey guys! Welcome to our 10th post of our summer series “I Love Summer, Summer, Summer!” In this specific post, we’re going to talk about a menswear essential: the white linen pocket square!
The white linen pocket square is an essential for any man’s wardrobe, but is especially needed for a summer wardrobe! Your question must be, “Why linen?” Linen is simply an elegant fabric. It’s range in versatility is ever present in all situations, and it folds into a variety of pocket square folds perfectly. Other fabrics like silk or cotton could be deemed inapprorpriate for certain situations. For example, a high-class silk handkerchief would be out of place with a rougher tweed sportcoat and jeans, while a cotton handkerchief will similarly look strange with a black tie ensemble. Whether you prefer a TV fold, a triangle, or a simple puff, the white linen pocket square is perfect for achieving all these situations.
The white linen pocket square is needed for summer because it adds “air-yness” to an outfit. It is a simple, decorative piece of menswear that ties an outfit seamlessly together, and is definitely needed for summer because of the simplicity in summer clothing. With summer menswear, you often find yourself wearing less clothing simply becuse of the heat, and thus, it’s harder to put together an outfit without looking “too matchy”. The white linen pocket square would work great with all of AlbertMing‘s items, from our Vintage Houndstooth Pants, to our Start-Up Blazer, to our awesome Gingham Blue Sportcoat!
Also, you may be wondering why I chose to use the term “pocket square” instead of handkerchief. In today’s world, these terms are often interchangeable. However, the origins of these two terms date back to the early Aristocratic years of Europe. A pocket square was deemed to denote upper-class status simply because the user would have a handkerchief to actually use, and a pocket square simply for decoration, and in those days, most people simply owned handkerchiefs for wiping their noses, cleaning their hands, etc.
Well, that’s all for this post in our original blog series “I Love Summer, Summer, Summer!” Keep coming back around for more great posts about your summer essentials!
Good afternoon everybody! Welcome to our 9th post in our original summertime series “I Love Summer, Summer, Summer!” In this post, we’ll be talking about our Blue Nailhead Pants, a great pair of pants for summer wear!
Our Blue Nailhead Pants are a great pair of trousers for versatile wear. Like our Gray Plaid Pants and our Vintage Houndstooth Pants, versatility is the key factor! What’s great is that the Blue Nailhead Pant work great for all four seasons of the year; spring, summer, fall and winter! This pair of trousers is also made of wool, specifically imported for AlbertMing from England! In addition, it’s also lined with Japanese fabric, which leads to a comfortable fit in any weather!
Here, we have a great closeup of the Blue Nailhead Pants fabric. There’s a closeup of the fabric specifically on the bottom left of the image, and a swatch of the fabric represented on the right of the image. As you can see, the Blue Nailhead Pants are a great, small pattern-ed fabric, which is great for odd trouser/shirt combination wear and for odd sportcoat wear!
The Blue Nailhead Pant also works great with a White Arctic Shirt or Lavender Oxford Shirt! We picked the White Arctic Shirt to wear with these pants because of the breathability factor. Again, for summertime, we put a lot of emphasis on staying cool, and that’s why we went with the White Arctic Shirt to wear with the Blue Nailhead Pants. We also went with a Lavender Oxford Shirt because it simply just “screams” summertime! There are some great colors to be had with this great combination, and you can definitely pull off an “effortless”, stylish, and cool-looking outfit pairing these shirts with our Blue Nailhead Pants!
Because our Blue Nailhead Pants lie on the darker side of the color spectrum, we recommend a lighter coat color for you to wear. Our White (and Blue) Stripes Sportcoat, which was also featured in our “I Love Summer, Summer, Summer!” series, would be a great coat to wear with these Blue Nailhead Pants! Other great options would also include our original Gingham Blue Sportcoat and other light-colored or tan odd jackets!
Well guys, that’s all for this post in “I Love Summer, Summer Summer!” Come around in another couple days and see what other great summertime wear options and combinations we have in store for you, and don’t forget to check out some of our other great items at our shop, here!
Yes guys, we recommend a pair of Gray Plaid Pants for you to wear in the summer! Is it weird? Perhaps, but we’ll tell you right now, that this pair of pants is one of the most versatile pair of pants you can wear! These pair of pants would be great for summer evenings, just as the weather turns from hot mid-day to cool summer nights! We would recommend you wear these pants to outdoor late afternoon/early evening picnics, dinners, and other social events! The great thing is that these pants, although they are made of 100% wool imported from England, are half-lined in a great soft Japanese fabric, which lend to their comfort and versatility level!
This pair of pants would work great with our White Arctic Shirt or Blue Shirt with White Grid Accents! We think that a light shirt, dark pants combination would be relly elegant for the summertime, and we think you’ll fit right in to any event without being too over or underdressed!
Some other great things to wear with our Gray Plaid Pants would include some nice tan or dark burgundy shoes (depending on the time you’re going out, of course; tan for daytime, and dark burgundy for nighttime). Jackets like some of our great sportcoats would work great with these pair of pants! All in all, our Gray Plaid Pants are simply a really versatile and all-around pair of trousers, and we guarantee that you’ll love them just as much as we do!
Come back to our blog frequently to see some updates for our “I Love Summer, Summer, Summer” blog series! You’ll be super excited to see what other great menswear items we recommend for you during the hot summertime weather!
Hey guys! Say hello to our first pants post in our original blog series “I Love Summer, Summer, Summer!“We’re going to make today’s posts on a great pair of Vintage Houndstooth Pants, which will look great in the summertime!
The houndstooth pants is a great piece of menswear. It screams versatility and class at the same time. However, a lot of people see these kind of pants as “old-manish”. What sets AlbertMing’s pants apart are that they’re slim fitting, giving a more modern look to your trousers. Our houndstooth pants can even be made t your exact specifications and needs, ensuring a perfect fit even further!
These houndstooth pants are a great light color. Although they are 100% wool, we will ensure maximum comfort throughout the warm summer heat. The light color of the pants reflect light, and thus they won’t be as hot as a black pair of department store khakis. A great plus is that these pants will also last you year-round, so rest assured you will always have a great use for these pants!
These pants can be worn with practically everything. From our great Start-Up Blazer, to our Red Gingham Shirt, these pair of pants are a great piece of menswear. Whether in the summer or wintertime, these pants will look great with anything from AlbertMing’s catalog.
However, we recommend that you pair the Vintage Houndstooth Pants with our Navy Arctic Shirt! This will give you some great contrasting color. In addition, the breathability of the Arctic Shirt will help contrast the slight heat you might get from our Vintage Houndstooth Pants.
You’ll look great wearing these pants, so pick up a pair today here! AlbertMing is here for all your great summer menswear needs, and come back to our blog often to check out what’s new for our “I Love Summer, Summer, Summer!” series!
Welcome to our sixth post in AlbertMing‘s original blog series “I Love Summer, Summer, Summer!” In this post, we’ll be discussing our White (and Blue) Stripes Sportcoat! Similar to seersucker, we know that this jacket will look great in your closet and out-and-about in the hot climates of humid Asia, the dry climate in San Jose, the wet party scene in Miami, or even the confines of the hot subway system in New York!
An AlbertMing original piece, our White (and Blue) Stripes Sportcoat is an unique take on a seersucker jacket. Made of breathable 100% cotton, this great jacket has a one-button front, and a great shawl lapel! The shawl lapel is really unusual on an odd jacket, and here on our blog, we’ve created a special take on the tuxedo, with a great summer flair!
A shirt to wear with our summer tuxedo ensemble would be our crisp White Oxford Shirt. Simple, clean, and elegant, our White Oxford Shirt would be a great addition to this outfit. Also, a great knit bow tie would work with this outfit, being a more casual bow tie, without the formality of the traditional black silk bow tie. The vertical, seersucker-style lines of this jacket may make it confusing to match striped shirts and colorful bow tie patterns with it, so make sure to not overdo your pattern coordination on this jacket!
As for pants, we would recommend a pair of white khakis to wear with our White (and Blue) Stripes Sportcoat. Another great option would be white linen pants, which would be a great addition to this summer tuxedo outfit! However, if you’re in a pinch, you can always use jeans, and this jacket will still look great with it! Remember, the key to making this summer tuxedo outfit work is simplicity, with the sportcoat being the centerpiece of this outfit! And because it’s summer season, feel free to wear loafers (with or without socks) with this great outfit! This will give the finishing touches on our summer tuxedo outfit suggestion!
Thanks for checking out our post on the White (and Blue) Stripes Sportcoat! Our blog will be constantly updated, with more great summer items for you to put in your wardrobe, courtesy of AlbertMing‘s “I Love Summer, Summer, Summer!” series!
So, for our fifth post of “I Love Summer, Summer, Summer!“, we have AlbertMing’s original Start-Up Blazer! While not a conventional summer item, the Start-Up Blazer is one of our most versatile items, therefore making it a perfect choice for our summer series!
The Start-Up Blazer is made of our unique water-repellent technology, making it great for messy barbeques or hanging out at the beach! It’s unique peak lapels and light horn buttons make it specifically unique among the sea of other navy blazers, and its’ single vent lends itself to classic American style. You can either wear it in the summer, or even in the winter! From long walks on the beach to intense boardroom meetings, and from summer picnics to hot server rooms, our Start-Up Blazer is an AlbertMing must!
The great thing about the Start-Up Blazer is that it can practically be worn with any of our original AlbertMing shirts! From our Turquoise Blue Plaid Shirt with Dark Navy Accents (top left), our Blue Shirt with White Grid Accents (top right), and then to our Arctic Shirt (which was featured in our “I Love Summer, Summer, Summer!” series), and then to our Purple Check shirt (bottom right), the Start-Up Blazer rolls with everything! The great thing about this is that the Start-Up Blazer will also go with any tie, dependent on whichever shirt you choose to wear!
The Start-Up Blazer also goes with a variety of pants. From a generic pair of khakis, to our original Vintage Houndstooth Pants or our great Gray Plaid Pants, the Start-Up Blazer simply works with everything! Shoes aren’t a problem either, as long as you stick with our “rule” of only wearing brown or burgundy shoes. Loafers, wingtips, and captoes are all acceptable, and whether you choose to wear socks or not is your business (although we think it’s perfectly okay)!