Off the Cuff – New Year, New You

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Now that January is over, chances are you have already forgotten your resolutions for the year. Fear not, Noble Image and Apparel can help you manage your image and brand for a successful year.   Don’t make a resolution, make a plan. Plan to be your best when it comes to your personal style. Focus on grooming, diet and exercise. Those three will make your year the best. But, you must commit to working on them all.

Plan to look your best for the New Year.   Ask those you trust to tell you truthfully what is going well and on what can your improve in your grooming habits – scent, hair, nails, facial hair and skin. Take the time to find products to help you look and feel your best. Seek out professionals who can assist with styling and maintenance. When you look your best, you feel your best. Go ahead, be a metrosexual man!

You heard the old adage you are what you eat? This is true for your physical and mental health. Eating healthy foods with emphasis on the nutrients your body needs enhances your overall health and appearance. Junk food will not help you feel your best. Clothes will look better on a body of a healthy man.

You don’t have to be Mr. Atlas. But a well-toned body can make all the difference in your style, posture and attitude. Take the time to plan an exercise program. You can do it alone or you can join a gym. Also, consider a personal trainer to help get you on track for the New Year.

You are worth it. We at Noble Image and Apparel can help you find the right style. Consider enhancing that style with a well groomed, well fed and healthy body.

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Off the Cuff – Layering

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Noble Image and Apparel can help you achieve a great style and while also ensuing you stay warm. Our Personal Shoppers can help you with the important elements of maintaining these priorities involving winter fabrics, under garments, middle layer of clothing, the top layer and the right shoes.   It would be a horrible feeling to not be prepared for the cold weather and to also not look the part of a stylish man.

Let’s start the process by planning on the basics – your undergarments. Consider thermals that are lightweight. The thinner the clothing at this layer, the better to ensure you do not look bulky.   This should be for the upper and lower body. These are not your father’s long johns! Also as part of the basics – appropriate socks. Consider thin wool socks to help with keeping the toes toasty.

Next will be the shirts, pants, sweaters, vests and blazers. Consider your personal style as you select the clothing for this step. Pops of color help to set off your outfit for any environment. This layer will be a little thicker than your basic layer.   Try to incorporate bold colors, patterns and textures to show your signature look.

For the last and thickest layer – scarves, hats, overcoats and shoes.   Consider the basic colors such as browns, blacks and greys. However it is fun to be whimsical with more pops of color with this layer to help keep your mood positive while navigating in winter weather. We also remind our clients it is very important to invest in the perfect shoes needed to protect your feet in the coldest of weather.

At Noble Image and Apparel, we can help you with your winter wardrobe selection. We will ensure you stay warm without neglecting your sense of personal style.

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Off the Cuff – Why Undershirts?

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A good question we get while working with our clients of Noble Image and Apparel – should I wear an undershirt under my dress shirt and if so, what kind? As a personal shopper, we always include undergarments in our recommendations.

First, lets explore the historical aspects of the undershirt. Since undergarments were not to be seen, there are not many drawings pre-1950’s.   Being seen in undergarments was similar to being seen naked. From a biblical perspective, undergarments were a way to ensure there was coverage since Adam and Eve were naked in the Garden of Eden and wore fig leaves.  This was added level of modesty for men.

From a practicable perspective, undergarments not only helped in providing extra layer clothing for insulation from the cold, but more importantly, undergarments protect the outer layer of clothing. Bathing was not a daily pastime. Maybe weekly. Therefore, undergarments helped to protect clothing from the odors and sweat of the day.   Also, the outer garments could be scratchy.

When we look at present time, we do have better hygienic practices. But, we can extend the longevity of our clothing by reducing the cleaning frequency. We can also reduce our cleaning expenses. That is a win-win – clothes last longer and require less dry cleaning or laundering.  Also, undershirts can keep moister away from your body depending on the fabric used.

So, if you sweat heavily, need to keep the chest hair tamed, want to protect your clothing, want a finished look, reduce deodorant stains, get cold easily or want to avoid chafed skin under a stiff fronted shirt, then we recommend your wear an undershirt.

Remember, a T-shirt is NOT and undershirt. Your undershirt should be closefitting and similar to your skin tone.   You want your undershirts to look good and be comfortable. Noble Image and apparel can help you find the right undershirt.

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Off the Cuff – You Can Afford a Custom Made Suit

 

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As a Personal Shopper and Image Consultant, Noble Image and Apparel can help our clients through the process of acquiring a custom made suit. This process is affordable when you consider the long-term investment. The suit is made specifically to your taste, your style and when done correctly, will last longer than a suit purchased “off the rack”.

When you shop in a regular men’s store for a suit, you are limited by the inventory available. There will be the usual black suits, grey suits and navy suits. Some will have pinstripes and some will have patterns. However, you are only able to select what’s available. And tailoring will be needed. After all, we don’t have the perfect specifications.

With a suit made to order, you select the pattern, the material and the design. You would expect attention to details such as buttons, lapels, stitching, cut, padding and lining.   You get to design a suit made especially for you and your style. When you consider the cost of tailoring an off the rack suit to your fit, the total outlay can get quite expensive. However, you do want the best look since your clothes impact how others perceive you – your brand.

Because of the quality of material, the attention to detail and the work done on creating your suit, you will find with proper care, your suit will have that quality look for years.    This more cost effective than purchasing many suits of a period of time.

A custom suit made based on your style is a great investment in you. Let Noble Image and Apparel assist you with your next purchase.

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Off the Cuff – April Showers

 

 

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Clients of Noble Image and Apparel are encouraged to let us, as their personal shopper, select the perfect rain gear for the weather we encounter during this month. March winds bring April Showers! As Image Consultants, We can help you select the right style and fit of a Trench Coat. Why a Trench Coat? A stylish Trench Coat will enhance your wardrobe, provide needed protection for your clothing and can be layered with any style of clothing.

Trench coats were said to be created for the benefit of soldiers in World War I. It was durable and also fashionable for military officers. Civilians soon adopted this style of coat. Since the Trench Coat was designed for the military, it is usually double-breasted with ten buttons on the front. The knee length coat comes in several colors: black, beige, tan and olive. The trench coat has become a classic for men and women.   The coat can be tailored to provide you with a professionally finished look. The lightweight fabric makes it ideal for travel. Function and Style comes with owning a well-made trench coat. Think Humphrey Bogart – Casablanca. This coat was designed for looks and practicality.

The Trench Coat is breathable and waterproof. Since the coat is excellent for inclement weather; it provides good protection from wind and rain. This is done with the use of two different types of coatings: laminate and fabric coating.  For very cold weather, a removable liner can be used. Usually the liner is plaid. There are also liners in solid colors.

The Trench coat is excellent for all occasions. It can be layered with your casual wear, professional suits or formal attire.   With the attention to detail in design and tailoring, the coat works well for the man on the go. It is the perfect silhouette for any body style and will be a great addition to the wardrobe of a well-dressed man.

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Off the Cuff – Reflections of an Image Consultant

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While it may not feel like it’s spring, spring is here. What does that mean? It is time for men to get their spring and summer looks together and talk about men’s fashions.

When I was at Men’s New York Fashion Week, I noticed a return to the preppy look: printed jackets, pants and even polo shirts. The look is short in the body and fitted around the waist. By the way, take it from this fashion consultant, don’t over do it! If you wear a printed shirt, wear solid pants and visa versa. Also make sure your garments fit correctly so it doesn’t’ look like you’re wearing pajamas.   Always look your best.

I also noticed wearing white is making a huge resurgence.   But the trick to wearing white is to make sure textures contrast as to keep your look from appearing tacky or overstated.

At Noble Image and Apparel, we believe in keeping looks simple and streamlined. When getting ready to start your day, get a nice shirt; choose a pair of pants, select a pair of boat shoes or sneakers and go for it!

When looking at all the new colors and fashion trends, one thing to keep in mind is there is nothing worse than buying trends that don’t make it through one season. Stick to the classics, the garments that are going to be around for a while and you are sure to get your money’s worth out them. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t make your look your own and modernize your look by possibly adding a splash of color.

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You Are What You Wear

 

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Just as we know what is put in our bodies has a direct impact on our health, we also have to understand how we dress has a direct impact on how we are perceived by others. Many people have the tendency to define others immediately upon meeting them. At Noble Image, we help to maximize that defining moment.   We help you as you prepare for a business interview or for a cocktail party. If you misplace you luggage while traveling, we can help you find replacement clothing and get you on your way; we will take care of you quickly and professionally.

We also are available to assist with large sports teams – group sales for suits – measured, sized and delivered for the convenience of your players. Are you getting married soon, we can assist with wedding parties for men. We can get it all done for you. We look forward to making your first impressions last.

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Fall Fashion Tips for Men

As the weather turns a bit crisper, the stylish man turns his thoughts to adding some up-to-date pieces to his wardrobe. A current wardrobe helps any man look put-together, professional, and stylish. Noble Image and Apparel has outlined some trending men’s fall fashion to help any man look his best this autumn. For more tips, a men’s image consultation can give helpful tips for a particular body type or coloring.
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What Is Involved in Makeovers for Men?

Generally when people think about makeovers, they picture women getting new makeup and haircuts. What many do not realize is that with the help of a good image consultant, men can benefit greatly from makeovers as well. A good meeting with an image consultant can lead to a man getting a new hairstyle, a better wardrobe, facials and manicures, and ideas on how to improve personal presence and confidence.

New Hairstyle

Women aren’t the only ones who can be transformed with a new way to arrange their locks. The right hairstyle on a man can be incredibly appealing and could possibly change the way people look at and think about him. A good image consultant can help a man find the best hairstyle.

Better Wardrobe

It truly is what is on the inside that counts, but what a man wears on the outside can send a strong message about what can be found within. Someone who specializes in makeovers for men will be able to guide their client to the right clothing to help spread the message he wants the world to know about him.

Facials and Manicures

Yes, these are available for men as well. Gentle products can be used to moisturize, exfoliate, and minimize pores. Those who think this would be bereft of manliness should know that men who take care of their skin in this manner are able to grow thicker beards, and will take longer to show the signs of aging.

Tips for Personal Image

A lot of personal image will come from the way a man carries himself. A good image consultant can show a man the proper way to stand and walk to bring a certain authoritative presence with him. Men who enlist in these services will also be shown how to speak in order to breed confidence and show their skills and abilities. Impressive first impressions are made much easier to come by with this kind of instruction.

 

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4 Timeless Fashion Tips for Men

As any fashion consultant would tell you, you don’t need to be flashy to make a statement with your clothing. As a man, classic fashion trends will still make you stand out in a good way. Here are 4 timeless men’s fashion tips to keep in mind when selecting your wardrobe.

You Get What You Pay For

When it comes to clothing, quality is definitely better than quantity. Especially with items like suits and sport coats, you want to get the best quality that you can afford so they will last for a long time. The best part about timeless pieces is that going for the best quality will pay off since you can wear them for years to come!

A good suit will never go out of style, so invest in one that you will still want to wear years from now. If it’s high-quality, you won’t have to keep replacing it anyway.

Less Is More

If you buy high-quality items, there’s no need for a seemingly endless wardrobe. Focus on pieces that can be worn interchangeably. If you have a great sport coat or blazer that matches with jeans and dressier pants, you can get twice the use out of it and your budget will thank you for it!

A Good Fit Is Essential

A suit may be timeless, but you won’t look your best unless it fits you properly. This is true with all other clothing items as well. A good fit will flatter your body without having to put any extra effort into it. Learn to walk away from clothing that you love but doesn’t fit you properly—fit matters more than you think.

Trends Will Fade

Buying an occasional piece that you like right now but you know won’t still be “in style” next year isn’t always a waste. Clothing that is trendy can add a fun twist to your wardrobe, but know that you won’t have to worry about looking out of place with classic, timeless pieces.

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