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All Men’s Holiday Attires

Attention all men, your holiday attire does matter! It’s the time of the year when you reunite with family, good friends and old friends, and you want to look your best! Here’s a look at our favorite holiday shirts.

The “home for Christmas” shirt

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Albini Brushed Cotton $165

Take some days to lounge at home in this ultra comfortable flannel shirt. The pale blue and beige hues are subtle and stylish, and you.

The “not so ugly” christmas shirt

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Thomas Mason Limited Edition $345

Step up your game for this holiday’s dinner parties, and the ugly holiday sweaters with this beautiful red checkered shirt. You’re bound to be the most stylish guest at any family or friendly gathering.

The New Years Eve Shirtmr-purple-side

Albini Poplin $165

Time to get fancy! The hottest colors of the season are all dark, and with this burgundy fabric you have won the party. Pair it with your best black or charcoal suit, and match with a dark tie or bow tie, and the party is yours

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This Just In: New Fall Ties

The fall season calls for new ties! We are excited to show you our new collection; a wonderful mix of dark fall fabrics and tasteful prints to brighten up the darker days ahead. Stop by our Tribeca store to view the full collection, all handcrafted in Naples with the finest silk, priced at $125.

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Thomas Mason Limited Edition Fall/Winter ’16

The Limited Edition Fall/Winter ’16 edition has us hooked on Thomas Mason, again! Brushed cotton, excellent fall plaid patterns, dark colors and playful prints are keywords this season, and the variations are many! Only a handful of stores in the US are given the privilege to sell the Limited Edition by the famous mill, and ManuelRacim is one of them. Look your freshest, and indulge in the very finest fabrics to keep you warm this winter. But hurry before your favorite is sold out, as these fabrics will not be replenished!

Brushed Cotton
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You might know the feel of these fabrics as flannel – brushed cotton is merely a finer version of the term. This season, the use of rich colors are making us dream away to those dark fall nights.

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Multicolored gingham patterns are still in style, and now in several varieties of patterns. The deep colors are paired together beautifully, creating pure masterpieces of swatches. If these don’t do it for you, then a single colored houndstooth swatch might be just subtle enough for you.

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Ease into the season with jacquard prints and textured fall fabrics. The subtle printed jacquard is just what you need for that new fall suit, while the darker colors and textures are perfect leisure fabrics.

Playful Prints

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Wine and dine in style! Your date nights, guys nights, and late dinners are secured with these dapper prints in rich colors. The fabrics are double-ply woven, making the hues shine even brighter. We love the dots and the paisleys as much as wintery florals. What is your favorite?

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This Month’s Best Dressed Male Celebrities

Our male celebrities have stepped up their game for the summer season, and seem to all be competing for the best dressed title. We can only love, and draw inspiration from the different looks. Have a peek at our favorite looks of the Month!

Chris Evans

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Practically taken right out of the ManuelRacim how-to book, Chris Evans paired a black dotted shirt with a grey suit and a polka dotted tie. A fresh pair of sunglasses finishes off the look on a summer day.

Will Arnett

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This is the suit you need for summer! Will Arnett looks effortlessly cool with his shirt unbuttoned and a pair of shades in his breast pocket that perfectly matches his shoes. Note that this jacket can easily be worn with jeans or slacks as well.

Simon Pegg

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Simon Pegg wears his chambray shirt with a military green bomber jacket and camel loafers. Styled with blue jeans and ray bans, it’s a classic casual look. We love it!

Johannes Huebl
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Talk about effortlessly cool, Johannes Huebl throws a white button down collared shirt over black jeans and dark shoes. It’s the perfect outfit for a traveler.

Alexander Skarsgaard

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Leave it up to our swedish friend Alexander Skarsgaard to teach you how to wear a short sleeved shirt. Hawaii style, floral, any loud print will work with this kind of shirt this season. Also notice the loafers worn with no socks.

David Beckham

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Spotted at Wimbledon, David Beckham is sporting everything we love about the club collar. Styled as a white contrast on a blue pattern shirt, a three-piece suit and a striped tie, Beckham gets a 10 out of 10 in our book.

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The 4 Outfit Essentials For Men This Summer

Summer is officially here, and there are a few key outfit essentials every man needs to be properly prepared! We have gathered our favorites from American and and French craft, to make sure you are ready for the best season of the year.

The Linen Shirt

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No man should ever face summer without a proper linen shirt. Naturally, we prefer our own ManuelRacim, and this pinstriped blue is our summer favorite! Priced at $235. Get it here.

White Chinos

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Memorial day has passed, and the white pants are back. We say wear them while you can, and our favorite are the chinos from Ralph Lauren, priced at $125. Get it here

Espadrilles

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While the white sneaker trend of last year does indeed continue, here is another great shoe that can be worn both casual and semi formal. The black leather espadrilles from Saint Laurent is high up on our wish list, and priced at $395. Get it here.

The Getaway Bag

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For this year’s getaway bag, we are all about classic Horween American Bison leather. Priced at $625, the Jackson Duffle Bag from Trask will hold everything you need to bring with you for a quick weekend away, and last year after year. Get it here.

 

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3 Blue Dress Shirts That Save Your Outfit

You have blue, white, pink and patterned dress shirts, but putting together an outfit, and suiting up in the morning, can sometimes be difficult. You make so many other decisions throughout the day, that color combinations and accessorizing do not deserve top priority. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t opt to look your best. Here are 3 different blue (and not so boring) shirts that will easily save any outfit.

 

The Blue Striped Shirt

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A blue striped shirt is a wardrobe staple, and a safe choice for any shade of blue or grey suit. The shirt has a cutaway collar, a single barrel notched cuff, and minimal detailing. Wear it with a windsor tie knot, easily style the look with a brown belt and matching shoes, and the outfit is a winner.

The Blue Gingham ShirtBlue micro checked dress shirt

The dark blue micro gingham shirt has a few more casual details, but can be just as sophisticated. At the office, this shirt is worn best with a four in hand tie and a charcoal or navy suit. For happy hour, let the tie go and sport a relaxed unbuttoned collar.

The Blue Friday Shirt

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No tie needed for this look! The blue turquoise gingham shirt is contrasted with a solid color in the same hue, on the inside of the collar and cuff. Start the weekend off right, and wear this shirt with a pair of gray slacks, and an unbuttoned collar. Casual Friday never looked this good. 

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How To Suit Up For A Wedding

The wedding season is up, and many gents are wondering how to suit up for the occasion! There are plenty of ways to crack the code and look your appropriate best for the newlyweds!

Pay attention to the invitation!

The invitation you receive to a wedding will include an indicator of what attire is appropriate for the evening. Pay attention to key words such as “black tie” or formal. Here are the most common dress codes for weddings, and how to sport them all!

The Black Tie Wedding

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The ladies will be wearing goings, and you want to opt for a tuxedo for this occasion. Choose between a tie or a bow tie, and add a black vest to obtain the full look. The boldest gents can replace the vest with a cummerbund. For a summer wedding, you might be able to wear a black suit instead of a tuxedo. Our recommended shirt look is either a bib, or a covered placket.

The Semi Formal Wedding

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While you still want to opt for a formal suit and tie at a semi formal wedding, the time of the event can be a great indicator. If the reception is set in the evening, make sure to wear dark colors, and a dark tie as well. For a daytime reception, feel free to sport some lighter colors. A normal white dress shirt with a french or american placket will suffice for this attire.

The Casual Wedding

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You are welcome to, but not obligated to wear a tie for this one! Sport some dress pants or khaki’s with a light shirt and a blazer or a sport jacket, choose a casual tie or wear your collar button open!

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The Met Gala: The Best Tuxedos of the Red Carpet

At the Met Galla, the biggest Fashion testimony of the year, wild and interesting outfits are applauded, and for this year’s theme “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an age of technology”, the gents did not hold back! While some opted for a real dress-up, here are the best tuxedo looks of the red carpet.

Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom in PradaIt’s rather safe plaid, but we’ve said it before, and we say it again. A classic tuxedo look spiced up with a colored jacket. It cannot go wrong!

Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddelston Ralph Lauren Purple Label

Hiddleston looks impeccable in Ralph Lauren Purple Label. Perfectly tailored, and extra points for the traditional tail coat, which seemed to be a popular choice for the evening!

Jared Leto

Jared Leto in Gucci

Jared Leto is up there with the boldest gents of the night, yet carrying his Gucci tux with style. To replace a bow tie, Leto sports a silver brooch with blue details, the way only he can. Our tip is to opt for a bib on the shirt next time, to avoid a sheer look!

Diplo

Diplo in Calvin Klein

A green tuxedo from Calvin Klein, with subtle lapels, matching shirt and a black tie. It’s a look to love or hate, and we love it. Notice the ultra trendy patent shoes with crossed bands.

Idris Elba

Idris Elba in Tom Ford

Tom Ford knows how to make the ultimate Tuxedo, and Idris Elba knows how to rock one. finished with patent shoes and a small detail on wide lapels, this look wins the night! It’s your world Mr. Elba, we are just living in it.

 

Which look is your favorite?

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Poplin, End-on-End, Oxford: Your Ultimate Summer Weaves

Buying a dress shirt is one thing, but there are plenty of types of weaves and patterns. So how do you know what which fabric to look for while shopping your summer shirts? ManuelRacim explains it all!

The Poplin Shirt

The poplin weave, also commonly referred to as broadcloth, is the most standard shirt texture, and is woven in a simple criss cross pattern. It breathes very well and is the perfect fabric to wear under a suit during summer season. Because the fabric is so light at hand, it looks good with a striped or gingham pattern.

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The End-On-End Shirt

The end-on-end shirt is the same as a poplin, but woven with two or more colors, for a two-toned appearance. An end-on-end weave allows for a fabric to look interesting up close, while maintaining the look of a solid shirt.

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The Oxford Shirt

The Oxford shirt feels much more textured at hand than other fabrics. It has interlacing warp and weft threads that forms into a basket weave, and is popular for more casual shirts, because of its aesthetics. A solid fabric will have a nice casual look, while a patterned shirt will have a nice color pop.

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Wedding Season: The Satin Shirt

A satin weave does not have to be shiny! On the contrary, a charmeuse satin weave has a dull surface, but looks more dense than a normal poplin shirt, even if it’s just as thin. Whether you are tying the knot with your special someone, or plan to go to a wedding during this upcoming season, this is your perfect go-to shirt.

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Batman Vs. Superman – The Battle Of The Real Suits

It is all about superheroes and their suits this month! Let’s all take a break from our daily duties, and pay homage to Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck for their roles as the man of steel and the dark knight, in their new movie Batman Vs. Superman. Now, the battle of the superheroes are on everyone’s lips, but the only question we are concerned about is which one of these gents win the prize as the most dapper. So who is the best dressed man, Henry Cavill or Ben Affleck?

The Gray Suit

The gents tend to sport to very different looks, as portrayed below. Henry Cavill dressed  up in a light gray end-on-end suit, paired with a wide grenadine tie in a double windsor knot, to match his cutaway collar. Ben Affleck aims for a more simplistic style, and pairs a charcoal gray suit with a small forward point collar and a skinny tie. Both look terrific, but we favor Affleck’s simplistic style.

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The 3-piece Suit

Ben Affleck Sports a solid navy 3-piece suit with a green tie, and we love the subtle look, but Henry Cavill looks ravishing in tapered, pinstriped 3-piece, paired with a tie to draw extra attention.
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The Tuxedo

The choice is again between the flashy, confident style, and the subtle gentleman look. Cavill’s large bow tie is a perfect match for his tuxedo’s wide lapels, and makes the perfect classic look. Affleck, however, wins this round, in his modern tuxedo with silk edge lapels, and minimalistic bow tie. Notice how they both sport a covered placket instead of studs!

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Which of superheroes do you favor the most?