"No matter how expensive,
perfectly fit and well made the
clothes are, the first comment is
always on the tie," Scott
It will be the ties that win all the
attention in the man's business
wardrobe this year. "The brighter
the better in ties." Wolrauch
explained. "Florals are so strong
this year. All of our ties are silk.
You can really accessorize a suit
with bright colored ties."
Scott explained that even his
most conservative customers will
wear paisley and tapestry ties,
although they will stray from the
geometric patterns. The
geometric prints are only favored
by those with a great deal of
flexibility in dress, according to
Grumet. Foulards and diagonal
stripes will also still be popular
standby in ties.
"My ties are real vivid Italian,"
Grumet explained. "They border
on art deco, not exactly for
Aside from the bright ties, there
are no major innovations in the
man's business suit. According to
Davis, the number one man's
look for the spring and summer is
the two-piece, two-button center
vent men's suit, non-vested.
Grumet carries what is typical
of the European market. "Single
breasted, with two buttons is 80
percent of my business," he said.
For a more relaxed
business look is the
linen blazer and skirt
from Norman Hilton
with a silk camisole
and Ginnie Johanseen
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