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The Right Fit - Big & Tall

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The Right Fit - Big & Tall

Fit FAQ Q:  "I want to buy my boyfriend a Thomas Dean shirt for his birthday. I'm looking in his closet and his TD shirts say XLT.  But I see several different Tall fits on your site.  Which "fit" does he need?"   A:  If you're shopping for a bigger, larger, awesomer man, here's what you need to know: At TD we make 4 different men's sport shirt "fits": Regular Fit - a classic  - cut fuller through the chest, waist and arms  Tailored Fit - cut 1 - 1 1/2 inches trimmer thru the chest and waist Tall Fit - Our...

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To Tuck or Not to Tuck

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To Tuck or Not to Tuck

When did the simple act of donning a shirt become so complicated?  Do you really need to be told when to wear your shirt tucked in or out?  Yeah, you kinda do. Let’s start with the obvious: It’s your shirt, your body, your call.  If you want to wear all of your shirts either tucked or untucked, it is well within your constitutional rights (I checked). That said, here are a few guidelines based on the shirt, the event, the body you have, and the technique for optimal tucking. The Shirt: Is it a dress shirt? The long-sleeved variety with...

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Father's Day: On Clothing and Lessons Learned

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My father, who passed away late last year, had many beliefs. Punctuality is next to godliness. Good pitching beats good hitting. Never let the truth interfere with a good story. But from a wardrobe standpoint, he believed most fervently in one thing: the sportcoat. Even though he was a top-flight executive in the sports world for half a century, he never owned a suit in his adult life. When the family packed up my parents (who'd both recently turned 80) to move to their more modest cluster home, my sisters got my dad to pare down his collection of sportcoats...

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No-Risk Style Upgrade #1: Denim

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No-Risk Style Upgrade #1:  Denim

  Fear not the denim!  The most versatile of fabrics, it's no wonder denim became the workhorse of the working-man's wardrobe.  But you don't have to look like a cowboy or a Backstreet Boy.  Here are a half-dozen ways to rock the denim in a risk-free way. 1.  Order up by one size and wear it like a jacket over all black or chalky grey, for a bad-ass travel outfit.  TSA pre-check advised. 2.  Amp-up your workday look by replacing the ubiquitous white or light blue dress shirt with its chambray counterpart.  Be prepared for compliments at the water cooler....

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Dean Holly: On Russell Wilson’s Good Man Brand of Clothing

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BRIAN: Dean, your friend, Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl-winning quarterback, Russell Wilson has partnered with Thomas Dean to start a line of clothes. How’d that come about? DEAN: Good luck and good timing, I guess. It happens that my wife, Trudy, shares a personal trainer with a Seattle Seahawk player’s wife, and being the great ambassador of the brand that she is, Trudy invited them to take a look at our clothes, which they both just loved. It took off from there. Russell Wilson started noticing how well put-together that player looked in postgame interviews when he was wearing our Thomas...

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