Why settle for off-the-rack style when you can customize a suit to meet all needs?
Did you know there’s a fine clothing option in between off-the-rack and fully custom-made? In the Woodbury Mens Shop Made-To-Measure program, a garment is tailored to the exact specifications of your body. First you pick a style from one of our famous designers —Belvest, Ravazzolo, Trussini and Coppley, for example. Then work with our stylists to essentially “build” the precise garment you require, choosing length, lapel, cuff, collar, buttons, pockets, pleat—and material. And your “material world” is a broad one. Consider:
Wool is the go-to fabric for most men’s suits and lightweight or tropical wools are surprisingly breathable. Merino, cashmere and angora are all fine options, but worsted wool is most commonly used. Wool is absorbent, able to hold 20 percent of its weight in moisture, keeping you feeling dry and comfortable. Check the “super” or S number—higher numbers mean a finer, more luxe material. But unless you plan to replace your suit each year, avoid numbers above 180. After that, the material is so fragile that it shows wear quickly. Cashmere is often blended with wool; its fibers are less durable than wool but contribute to a gentle, supple “hand”, or feel against the skin.
Sparing no expense? Silk is a great all-weather option—it can keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Prone to puckering, it requires careful, detail-oriented tailoring. It doesn’t hold a form well, but a blend such as silk and wool can reduce draping. Still uncertain which fabric to choose? The professionals at Woodbury Mens Shop can help you pick the one that suits you best.
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The Spring 2017 of WMS Magazine is now available online! We’re excited about this issue, showcasing our beautiful new collections and interesting lifestyle articles…
You’ve seen a wet shave done in the movies (remember the barber shop scene with Robert De Niro in The Untouchables?). With the right tools and this simple guide, you can experience one in the comfort of your own home.
Step 1: Prep Work
To start, apply a hot towel to your face to open your pores and zap any bacteria on your skin. Keep it on for about five minutes, then massage a pre-shaving oil (a pea-sized drop or two is all you need) evenly on your skin. The oil will allow the razor to slide easily across your face, reducing irritation.
Get rid of the canned shaving gels and foams. Instead, use a high-quality cream or shaving soap that moisturizes and doesn’t contain too many chemicals. (If you can’t pronounce the ingredients, skip it.) Lather up and apply it using a quality brush—think bristles made of badger or horsehair.
Step 2: The Shave
Now comes the fun part. Use a sharp double-edged safety razor, like the kind your grandfather might have used. A straight blade will give you the closest shave, but since it’s also known as the “cutthroat,” we recommend leaving that one to the professionals.
Shave in the direction your hair grows first, then perpendicularly if your skin isn’t too sensitive. Going against the direction of hair growth will increase the likelihood of razor bumps and ingrown hairs.
Step 3: The Finish Line
Once you’re stubble-free, rinse with hot water to remove any excess cream and oil. Then splash your face with cold water. This will close your pores and prep your skin for a cool aftershave balm. If you didn’t rush the process and followed the steps carefully, you won’t experience too much of an “aftershave sting.”
Voilà! Run your hands up and down your face and feel the softness. You’re done and ready to face the world.
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Your wardrobe is an investment. Make sure it lasts by taking the time to protect it from the elements this fall.
Water won’t damage high-end wool or cashmere as long as it’s taken care of once back inside. Don’t leave your wet sweater to hang. It’ll end up stretched at the shoulders. Lay it out on a drying rack instead and give it time to dry properly.
Never store your coat before it’s completely dry or you’ll be left with a musty smell. Hanging it on a cedar hanger will keep moths away without the smell of mothballs.
Don’t leave your shoes over a heater or out in the sun to dry. You’re guaranteed to fade or damage the material in the long run. Instead, stuff them with newspapers and let them dry on their own.
This is the time of year to take stock of your wardrobe — see what’s still in style and what can be donated.
Clothes that you love but don’t wear anymore may just need new clothes to match. We’ll help you dress up that classic suit with a fresh custom shirt, a new silk tie and a matching pocket square.
Watch out for pleated pants and three-button jackets. They’ll make even an expensive suit look dated. Replace them with more modern fits such as soft shoulders and shorter jackets instead.
We maintain relationships with several charities that will find a new home for the clothes you don’t want. We’ll even come to your home and help you decide what to donate and what to keep.
Ready to give your wardrobe a new lease on life? Stop in or give us a call at 516.802.5280 to schedule an appointment today.
Upcoming Trunk Shows: Autumn Cashmere and MAC Jeans This Weekend
Our trunk shows provide you with a unique chance to learn more about your favorite brands. If you find a piece you love, you can purchase it then and there. We’re excited to offer you this experience at these upcoming shows:
October 22: Autumn Cashmere with Amanda Wachsmuth and MAC Jeans with Galina Mironoff
Luciano Barbera, W. Kleinberg and Stenstroms
Join us this Saturday, September 17 from 9:30am to 6:00pm for trunk shows featuring Stenstroms Shirts, W. Kleinberg Belts and our Fall Collection from Luciano Barbera.
Purchase two W. Kleinberg belts and get a leather key fob from W. Kleinberg (available Saturday only!)
Purchase a an item from Luciano Barbera and receive a Luciano Barbera necktie (available Saturday only!)
Fall Magazine Launch Party
The Ultimate Guy’s Night Out at the Garden City Hotel
Thursday, September 15 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Join us this Thursday night for “The Ultimate Guy’s Night Out” as we launch our Fall magazine at the Garden City Hotel.
There will be live music, special scotch and whiskey tastings, cigars, exotic cars and a magician. An auction and raffle will benefit the New Ground, a charity working to break the cycle of homelessness on Long Island.
Advance reservations requested… https://www.eventbrite.com/e/guys-night-out-tickets-19967777159
Nikky creates sport coats and shirts that are as unique as the man who wears them.
Born in China and educated in Canada, Nikky founder Rocky Zhou designs menswear that blends the Chinese tradition of fine hand tailoring with a dashing, devil-may-care spirit. His jackets are hand sewn, with full canvas construction, bold colors and slimming cuts. Nikky shirts are handmade, with fine details like mother of pearl buttons and contrasting stitching, and their boldly-patterned ties are hand cut from the finest silks.
If you’re a man who isn’t shy about expressing himself, we invite you to visit us at Woodbury Mens Shop and find the Nikky that’s right for you.