What Are You (Really) Wearing? The Lowdown on Chinos

Second only to the polo shirt, there are few summer styles as preppy as the chino pant. We’ve admired the short version (sans polo) as a longtime Kennedy family favorite for touch-football games – but what exactly gives this staple its completely casual appeal? Like most menswear styles, the chino pant is military-inspired. It was […]

What Are You (Really) Wearing? All About Ikat

With the tribal trend all the rage, ikat is definitely having a moment. It’s cropping up on everything from hand-tufted rugs to breezy summer scarves. Here’s a little background on the ethnic-inspired design you’ll be seeing splashed all over this summer. Ikat – pronounced “ee-kat” – is one of the world’s oldest traditions in textile […]

What Are You (Really) Wearing? The Lowdown on Dip-Dyed Ombré

Oh, ombré – it’s one effortless summer style that surely won’t fade. And rest assured, this gradient palette of color isn’t the tie-dye of your heyday. Whether you shop the look or go for DIY, there’s more to know about the dip-dye process than what meets the eye. Ombré – the French word for “shaded” – […]

What Are You (Really) Wearing? Board Shorts or Swim Trunks?

  Board shorts or swim trunks? That is the question. Aside from inseam length, what exactly is the difference between these two menswear swim styles? Board Shorts This surf-inspired style was originally designed to have a longer inseam to help your skin avoid direct contact with the surfboard. These durable shorts are almost always unlined, […]

What Are You (Really) Wearing? The Cork Breakdown

From wedges to wall décor, it seems cork is popping up everywhere this summer. And sure, it’s a given that this material works well as a wine stopper, but what makes it such a fashion favorite? This neutral material is harvested from the bark of cork oak trees lining the forests of the Mediterranean. Once […]

What Are You (Really) Wearing? So. Many. Stripes.

With Memorial Day weekend in our rear view and the official kickoff to summer style underway, bold stripes have made their annual return to our closets. Here, we talk the past and present of three of the season’s most iconic renditions. Nautical Stripes This alternating pattern of blue and white began in the 19th century […]

What Are You (Really) Wearing? The Mother-of-Pearl Rundown

You’ve noticed mother-of-pearl accents on everything from watch faces to buttons. If you’re like me, though, you probably haven’t given such details much thought beyond admiring their luster. So let’s pause for a second: what exactly is mother-of-pearl? In an effort to avoid a fashion faux pas, I did some digging and found out. For […]

What Are You (Really) Wearing? The Story Behind Seersucker

A seersucker piece is a timeless classic in any wardrobe – but what exactly makes this sunny fabric a summertime staple? Seersucker is cotton with a slightly subdued stripe design. It’s woven in a way that puckers the material and elevates it away from the skin. The shirred effect gives seersucker breathability and makes it […]

What Are You (Really) Wearing? Ready-to-Wear Raffia

Raffia, as we all know (and love), comes from a genus of Raffia palm trees native to the tropical regions of Africa. Fibers are carefully removed from the underside of each leaf and sun-dried to produce natural string. Similar to hemp twine and straw, these palm fibers are then woven to make breezy neutral accessories. […]

What Are You (Really) Wearing? All About Space-Dyed Knits

Space-dying – also known as dip-dying – is a technique used to give yarn a multicolored, tie-dyed look. The dyed colors repeat themselves on a single strand of yarn in segmented patterns. When the yarn is woven, the repeating colors produce unique and unpredictable horizontal stripes. These patterns are often made with coordinating shades for a slightly […]

What Are You (Really) Wearing? All About Jacquard

There’s no denying the luxe look of a jacquard sheath dress – but what exactly gives this fabric its luster? The first thing to know is that jacquard is a woven pattern, not a print. And that sought-after shine? Multicolored threads – often metallic – are used in most elaborate designs against a contrasting satin […]

What Are You (Really) Wearing? All About Crochet

Crochet is essentially the chic cousin of a classic knit. Its spatial design is created by wrapping yarn around a crochet hook (also called a crochet needle) several times before looping it through for a singular stitch. The art of crochet really took off during the Victorian Age in England and saw a major revival […]

What Are You (Really) Wearing? Getting To Know Tattersall & Gingham

Plaids come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s important to know which patterns are on-trend. For a classic spring look, guys can’t go wrong with a good tattersall or gingham shirt – but if you’re wondering what exactly these patterns are (or the difference between them), you’re not alone. Tattersall Taking its name from our […]

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