MARCH is FREE sport coat and pant month at George’s Apparel. Looking for something more casual to wear? Please sign up for our weekly drawing.
We are also giving away a FREE shirt and tie with the purchase of any of our Michael Kors, Jones New York or Joseph Abboud suits during MARCH.
Congratulations to Michael Sylvia winner of our $50.00 Gift Certificate from the WERZ Bridal Show last Sunday at The Whittemore Center
We look forward to seeing you this Sunday – January 22nd - WZID Bridal Show at the Radisson, Manchester
It was King Edward VII who is considered the originator of the traditional cuffed pant in the 1890′s, they became the American standard in the early 20th century. Also known as turn-ups this basic feature protected the pant from getting wet in the damp moors and also from fraying. The rules for cuffed pants can be quite confusing. Typically the basic rule is that flat-front pants should not have cuffs and pleated pants should be cuffed. Cuffs tend to add weight to the bottom of the pants and make the pleats stand out. Cuffed pants are considered the dressier option when wearing a suit or trouser, but they should not be on tuxedo pants.
Congratulations to Jessica Tilton for winning a $50.00 Gift Certificate from George’s Apparel at the New England Bridal Expo in Meredith yesterday. Thanks to everyone who stopped at our booth…….please let us know if we can be of any further assistance in selecting your tuxedo rental or wedding suit.
We look forward to seeing you at the WZID Show, Radisson Hotel, Manchester on JANUARY 22nd (PLEASE NOTE THAT BECAUSE OF THE PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY DATE SET FOR JANUARY 10th AND THE MEDIA TAKING OVER THE RADISSON HOTEL FOR THE WEEK PRIOR, THE DATE FOR THE ANNUAL WEDDING EXPO WAS CHANGED FROM JANUARY 10TH TO JANUARY 22ND.
In the fashion world, a man’s blazer has traditionally functioned as a dressy or formal jacket that is used as an alternative to a suit jacket. While it can be hard to tell the difference between blazers and sports jackets, there are certain characteristics that make a blazer a blazer.
The history of the men’s blazer dates back to England 1837. A young Queen Victoria is said to have sent a notice to the Commander of the H.M.S. Blazer, informing him that she would be soon inspecting his ship. Desiring to impress the Queen, and taking stock of the crews hideous attire, the Commander decided that his crew needed a new uniform. The Commander ultimately decided to outfit his men in short, double-breasted jackets with brass Royal Buttons.
Historically a vest kept the coachman warm as he drove horse and carriage. It also allowed the clerk in a cold drafty office to remain warm, without being hampered by a jacket. Vests were the norm up until World War II, when the shortage of piece goods put this garment in a decline. Today the style goes in and out of fashion, yet will always be considered a classic. So while the vest is a classic piece of men’s style it, perhaps more than any other piece of menswear, is affected by the fashion of the moment.
The cuffed style pant, referred to in Great Britain as turnips, started for a very practical reason. Men walking through the damp British moors rolled up their pants to avoid getting them wet, and this evolved into the accepted style. King Edward VII is considered the originator of the traditional cuffed pant in the 1890′s, they became an American standard in the early 20th century. Their historical reference is associated with sportswear of the country gentlemen, but today they are seen in suit pants as well as slacks. Cuffed pants are definitely considered the dressier option when wearing a suit or trouser, but they are not to appear on black-tie tuxedo pants.
Welcome to our very first George’s Apparel Blog post. Technology has brought us a long way since 1993 when we mailed our first George’s Apparel newsletter. We are excited about being able to provide you with up-to-date information about our store promotions, contests, current trends, giveaways, dressing tips and some fun trivia.
The coming Spring Season brings with it the need for fresh new merchandise and tuxedos for proms, weddings or special events. In preparation, we are receiving new merchandise weekly, and our staff is prepared to take care of your needs for that formal event. In addition to our tuxedo selection, the Wedding Suit has become a very popular alternative for those wanting to purchase rather than rent, and keep rather than return. Please look at our Facebook page to view pictures of wedding parties who have opted to wear the Wedding Suit for their special day. If you prefer wearing a tuxedo, our huge tuxedo selection can also be seen on Facebook. While you are there, we would appreciate your taking the time to Join US on Facebook.