To the average guy, a suede tassel loafer isn't considered a "must-have" shoe. To most, it appears difficult to wear, or not versatile enough to buy unless they already have several oxfords and derbies. We on the B&R team feel differently and felt it was necessary to showcase how ourSuede Verona Tassel Loafer can be worn casually to dressed up.
Below we've included 4 different degrees of formality to showcase how versatile suede loafers can be when worn right.
An interview with Kevin Salsbury, shop manager of Beckett & Robb, Denver, about the changing world of custom tailored suits for the men of Denver, Colorado.
What's your background in menswear?
My background in menswear has been in men's tailored clothing, with an emphasis with luxury brands, most of which were European. My personal drive...
We love our products. Our focus on product development is at the very heart of who we are and what we do. It's for this reason that we've dedicated so much of our time to produce a number of our own product lines, including our own line of shoes, outerwear, and accessories.
When it came time for us to consider adding eyewear to our product mix, we decided to defer to another brand for their expertise.
Any guy who dresses up for work knows too well that sometimes a suit doesn't provide enough warmth or protection against the cool weather. While most businessmen own at least one good topcoat to wear over a suit, oftentimes a 800-1000 gram topcoat is too warm to be layered on top of a suit. This presents the problem of not having the right layering for weather that's not cold enough for a topcoat, but cold enough that wearing just a suit isn't warm enough. Read More
Braces, or suspenders in American English, get a bad rap these days.
Most guys imagine an old, and perhaps overweight, man when they think of braces. They think of the man's age because of the "classic" nature of the accessory, and the weight because of the functionality braces provide. While this imagery is common, there's a lot more to braces than these stereotypes portray.
THE CLOTH Read More
From the beginning we set out to build the highest quality suit possible, using only cloth from the world’s greatest European mills, at as low of a price as possible. We believe that a world-class suit shouldn’t cost $8,000. We spent years deconstructing our industry, comparing brands, construction techniques, cloth mills, and every level of the supply chain. Our research, extensive travel, and ability to work directly with cloth mills and manufacturers have shortened our supply chain significantly.
THE CRAFTSMANSHIP Read More
As we built our production program, we sourced the finest materials, the most skilled master tailors, and the latest in pattern and cutting technology. A great suit is much more than a good fit and nice cloth. While these are very important, there are many other areas where we provide value to our clients. It’s an unfortunate reality that in the suit business – particularly in the world of custom suits – there exists a great deal of deceit. Many companies prey on the ignorant with misleading information about cloth composition, country of origin, and construction techniques. We believe in being 100% transparent. We want to educate our clients and help them make informed decisions as they invest in their wardrobe.
THE CUSTOMIZATIONS Read More
For some, this may be the most important topic of all. It’s been often said that a cheap suit with an amazing fit will always look better than an expensive suit that doesn’t fit. We agree. Not all custom clothiers treat fit the same way. We have encountered many companies that take a few token measurements and really don’t give the client much control over fit. Others are unwilling to make a suit to your preferences for fit if it doesn’t fit into their program. Our philosophy is that it’s your body, your suit. You’re going to wear it, not us. So you need to love it. Our house style is for classic, well-fitting suits. Tailored to the individual’s body, not overly large nor too tight.
THE CONSULTATION Read More
We consider the experience a client receives as a fundamental part of the suit buying process. We take it seriously and believe its part of what a client is paying for. Based on this core belief we have gone to great lengths to hire and train like-minded individuals (known as Style Consultants) to serve our clients. We believe that every client should have fun designing and commissioning a new suit or shirt. We believe that the process shouldn’t be overly long or cumbersome. We believe that a happy client will tell his friends. From start to finish we are dedicated to providing a first class service to all of our clients.
Shoe care is becoming more and more of a lost art. Today there are fewer and fewer artisan cobblers. This fast pace world, full of instant gratification, doesn't leave much room for the art of shoe care. Fortunately, it doesn't have to be this way. Through this blog there are several tips and tricks from experienced professionals that have managed to keep the soul in the art of maintaining the sole. Read More
Except for the die-hard vegans amongst us, most men will incorporate leather products in their wardrobe. From weekend bags, to shoes, to belts, and even to motorcycle jackets, leather is almost as versatile and common as cotton or wool. Read More
When people think of a well-fitting suit there may be images of a perfect chest and shoulders, and something that well... fits. The length of the trousers may not immediately pop into their mind, but how much the pants crease (break) at the bottom of the hem will make or break a suit. The break has a more visible impact on the look of the fit than almost any other aspect. Read More