Style Q&A | My First Sport Coat

A reader from Nepal asks ~ I’m buying my first jacket. Which fabric would you choose for a versatile sports coat that can be worn both in summer and winter?

A basic enough question but everyone starts their sartorial journey somewhere. Choosing your first sport coat can be a complicated task, but it doesn’t have to be. Here we offer several options to consider for the fabric of your first sport coat.

The most important thing to remember is that it doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s your first and won’t be your last. As your sartorial journey continues and you gain more knowledge your recognition and appreciation of fabric will only improve. In the meantime here are some options.

There isn’t  an all-weather solution but these options will suffice for most climates in most parts of the world for most professional environments.

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Style Edit ~ The Gagliardi Gentleman

We recently had the pleasure of collaborating with two great American brands in General Motors (GM) and Cadillac.  Thanks to our partners at MSL Group we were able to test drive the 2014 Cadillac CTS Sedan and put it to the test around DC.  We thought this would be a great opportunity to get creative in a photo shoot featuring several our friends and sponsors including Gagliardi and other specialty brands we’ve come to know and appreciate over the years.   Today, we present our visual project, “The Gagliardi Gentleman”.  Stay tuned for another #GrantedGateway production short film of the CTS in action.  In the meantime enjoy the show.
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Style Edit | The Gagliardi Getup

Gagliardi of Bortex Group 13′ Fall/Winter collection.  Available at
A few of our favorite pieces for the Gagliardi gentleman near or far.
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In our Menswear Dialogue Series we introduced you to Gagliardi of the Bortex Group and the family history they have accumulated in Malta.  Here, we present a few our favorite pieces from their current Fall/winter collection.

Video | Baume & Mercier ~ “Celebrate Giving”

Luxury Swiss watchmaker Baume & Mercier recently released a 2013 Christmas and holiday marketing video entitled “Celebrate Giving”.   We are fans of Baume & Mercier and their level of sophistication, and craftsmanship and hospitality.  The video, the first of its kind for the brand, displays the story of family and children coming together for the holidays, sharing old memories and creating new ones.  the gift giving culminates in the sharing of a his and her Baume & Mercier watches given from parent to child.  We must admit, this type of holiday may be a bit too unfamiliar for some to grasp, while others may recognize this as a comforting scene.

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Event | Fit, Fabric, Function with Bonobos

We will be hosting a series of  three menswear shopping events this Fall with the fine folks at Bonobos Georgetown, DC.  During these events will be discussing a few of our favorite things: fit, fabric, and function.

We will be introducing not only the latest offerings from Bonobos, but how they fit your body and lifestyle.  There will be ample time to shop, mix and mingle, and take advantage of the new (or old) knowledge acquired.

The first of three events will be held Tues, Nov 26 from 5-7PM in DC.  Space is limited to 20 guests.  RSVP to See you there.

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