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The biggest secrets about why wearing Modus Man shirts make you unique…

Rememeber: 1 Detail, 3 styles, a Better Fit

Next time you get dressed for work take a look at the details on the back of your shirt. What you may be looking is called the pleat. A pleat is usually located where the seams of your shirt meet. Pleats are usually designed to give the best fit for you body type. Your back has a natural curve and wearing the wrong shirt can cause discomfort throughout the day, restricting your movements. Pleats were created to give comfort for your body type. Simply by looking at pleats on a dress shirt, people can determine if it was store bought, tailored, or well tailored to fit the man. There are 3 types of pleats you can choose from

Box Pleat

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The box pleat is the most common. The box pleat creates a rectangular fold of fabric that runs along the middle of the back. If you have slope shoulders this is a better fit for you. However, this style is very universal because the design offers the most movement. Therefore, making it the most popular.

Knife Pleats

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Knife pleats, also known as side pleats, are known to be cleaner and even a little more stylish then the box pleat. This allows the fit of your shirt to better take to the shape of your back. It’s a great option for someone who is constantly bending over or reaching for things.

No Pleat  

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 No pleats are much more of the modern style. However, it gives the shirt more of a fitted look. It’s more of a rare to find one in stores, but it’s the easiest to iron! You can get it tailored made to your liking.

Quixotic’s Movement to Bring Back Chilvary

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Now here is a brand that understands the importance of detail! Quixotic is a brand that sells 6 pocket squares, yes, SIX. There is one available for every workday and extra one for good luck or also known as the classic.

Although we do appreciate the good ol’ classic look, why does this brand have people talking? Similar to the previous brands we have been discussing, Quixotic has found something they can contribute to.

Not only do they give 10 percent of their sales to a U.S based organization striving to end domestic violence but they also have a square for square program. If you loose or damage your Quixotic pocket square in “some gentlemanly act of kindness” you will be given another free of charge.

Their only requirement is to tell them you’re story of how you offered your pocket in an act of kindness. In their words, “Gentlemanly valor is not limited to once-in-a-lifetime needs. In fact, the smaller the need, the more extravagantly chivalrous your act will seem. “ Here are some things they suggest you to doScreen Shot 2014-07-25 at 1.21.41 PM

Quixotic might give hope to the millennial generation. Maybe they will learn a thing or too about chivalry, but then again how many of these kids are wearing pocket squares anyway.

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photos taken from http://consciousmagazine.co/quixotic-pocket-squares/

and Quixotic.com

Be You Be Philanthropic

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I always thought the holiday season was the time for giving. However it’s summer, and yet another brand is found giving back to the world.

Kate Spade and Company has recently released their new line of hand made products called “On Purpose.” On Purpose teaches a group of 150 women in Marsoro, Rwanda to become a profitable supplier to all Kate Spade and Company brands.These women are giving a road leading them of poverty by providing them with a monthly salary, enough money to support their family and even enough to send their children to school.

Kate Spade’s goal isn’t just to help just the women of Rwanda but women in poverty all over the world. Once the ENTIRE community (yes not just the women working) is economically stable they will move to another community in the world and so on and so forth.

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These beautiful handmade pieces are not just, scarfs, bracelets and bags but a movement leaving positive impacts to an endless amount of places.

These brands impacting the world beyond fashion are giving fashion a different meaning. Although style is expressing yourself, you can now begin to feel a little more philanthropic as well! I am looking forward to how far Kate Spade takes this

Know any other companies you hear who are working on something philanthropic like this? Let us know! We’d love to hear what you find!

Photos taken from http://www.katespade.com/on-purpose/ks-shops-on-purpose,en_US,sc.html

X A suit lesson @2014 Oscars X

The 2014 Oscars that took place this weekend at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles were again a parade of eccentric styles. It seems to be the best time to pause and reflect on the fashion lessons that we learned at the event.

Here is again a good time to ask the question: How can you blend out? Suits are kinda boring, always the same color and same shape.

But here are some lessons to make the difference.

LESSON #1 : Wear it in red bordeaux this year

like Michael Strahan, Chris Hemsworth and Joshua Jackson

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LESSON #2: Be cool like Will

No need to wear your suit for very exceptional occasions. If you open up some buttons of your dress shirt and wear a scarf, a suit can be worn any time! It all depends which accessories you pick.

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LESSON #3: Bow ties are trendy again! 

with Jared Leto

2014 is really marked by the come back of our old friend the bowtie. Don’t be shy and wear it now or never!


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LESSON #4: Put some stars on your collar

with Michael B. Jordan

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LESSON #5: La crème de la crème 

with Johnny Weir

Last but not least. Johnny definitely won the suit contest on the red carpet. Tight pants, sleeves embellished with frills, tightly closed collar just like a Catholic priest, glitter shoes and all of this in white. This is a real lesson of creativity – would you dare to wear that?

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Neon colors & men’s shirt!

Who said neon colors and luxury could not get together? This Spring be ready to see this trend boom! 

Isn’t it what Modus Man is all about? Not being boring? Exactly! And this is why we are working hard on being always more innovative to keep our promises. 

It is in this very creative atmosphere that Modus Man team worked this morning for the Spring 2014 collection. 

So wanna be cool this spring? Wear neon dress shirts!

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Bertigo shirts

If you are the type that is edgier then most, you should check out the Bertigo shirt collection. With a unique use of fabrics, patterns, and materials, Bertigo is able to infuse all their shirt collections with a modern feel that is right any season.  One of the things we really like about Bertigo is their creative use of buttons. It is not something that most people think about when buying a shirt, but owning a shirt with square buttons, wood or metal buttons will set you above the pack.  The cut of the shirt is impeccable, slim, modern and most importantly: all Bertigo shirts have the same fit. The use of patterns, for example adding paisley assent to a solid color shirt, adds enough pizzazz to the shirt that it makes it a wonderful piece.  Of course, if you are trying to be edgier that effect all but disappears if another person is wearing the same thing as you, which is why the fact that few stores carry Bertigo is good.  By being carried by few, it is more selective because your neighbor will not simply walk past it at Bloomingdales.

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