We Have Fallen For Thomas Mason’s New Limited Edition

The Thomas Mason Limited Edition Fall/Winter ’15 edition has us hooked. Brushed cotton, excellent fall plaid patterns, and playful prints are keywords in this season’s collection, 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.

Plaid Patterns

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This season, multicolored gingham patterns are more popular than ever. The deep greens, reds and blues are paired together beautifully, creating pure masterpieces of swatches, some of them jacquards, for shirts that works just as well with a suit as with jeans.

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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4 Ways To Wear Plaid Shirts This Fall

How would you wear your plaid shirt this fall? There are plenty of different ways to sport this gem of a pattern, whether you wish to look conservative, or go for the perfect weekend look. Allow us to present ManuelRacim plaid shirt looks that will ensure that you look your best for any day of the week this season.

The Conservative – Get The Look
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This subtle pattern in light colors is the perfect office look. The faded blue and green colors tone down the style of the shirt, while keeping a playful aesthetic. Pair it up with a solid tie in earth colors. We chose a dark beige, but a green, brown or even dark red color would make the look just as magic.

The Colorful – Get The Look

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A confident man should not be afraid to rock some color. This multi toned blue and orange is your perfect fall shirt, and offers a versatile look, as you can just easily style it with a tie, for casual Friday, as for a night out. A minimalistic slim forward point collar puts the finish on a modern look.

The Contrast Detailed – Get The Look

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Add a twist to your shirt! At ManuelRacim we offer a design that can include a contrast fabric on your collar (and cuff). And don’t stop there. Choose a button to match the contrast! We simply love this all blue plaid shirt, with matching pink contrast colors.

The Weekender – Get The Look

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This famous ManuelRacim weekender shirt is made of brushed cotton and comes in several different colors, but we must say that this gray fabric is quite a find, and sure to match your favorite jeans perfectly. Notice how this one is styled with a full cutaway collar, for an updated and sleek look. Throw it over a comfortable white cotton t-shirt, or button it up and tuck it in. We guarantee it is a winner either way.

 

What is your perfect plaid shirt look? Leave a comment for us!

4 Ways To Nail Office Wear

Any career driven man knows that there are certain office wear staples that must be included in the wardrobe. How you style is another grand puzzle, and there is a fine line to balance between an outfit that is too flashy, and one that is simply to blend. Summer is ending soon, and New Yorkers are slowly making their way from lazy vacation days and back to the office – time for us to give you a head start, and show you how to best style your daily outfits, for a look that says “I know exactly what I’m doing”, as opposed to “look at me”.

 

The Core Staple

The white shirt is the core staple of any wardrobe. It can be styled with practically anything without the risk of committing a rather unfortunate fashion crime. Keep it classic but fresh, and add a tie with a loud pattern, yet subtle colors. We love this dark purple silk tie with white edged black stripes, around a classic cutaway collar.

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MR Silk Tie $125  MR Custom Shirt $125

 

Let the Tie Do the Talking

Blue is a safe color, and even with the pinstripes, a shirt like this can handle a vibrant tie that steals the show. This navy blue one with red and white floral pattern adds just enough pop to earn a second glance.

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MR Silk Tie $125  MR Custom Shirt

 

Subtle Extremes

A nice shade of pink is a safe winner in the office. How to style it is an entirely different issue, and let us warn you – mistakes can be made. To complement a bright color, go for a subtle tie,  in a solid neutral color, or with a subtle pattern. This silver tie with white micro dots lets the pink shine – notice the double windsor knot that is used with an extreme cutaway collar, for an updated look.

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MR Silk Tie $125  MR Custom Shirt $125

 

Multicolored

This multicolored gingham balanced, with a subtle and appropriate pattern, yet several colors that catches the eye. There is very little room to add more pattern to this shirt, but do not be afraid to style it with a deep intense solid tie. Now, we adore this dark red, but a purple, blue or green would work just as well.

checks-OUT-RSMR Silk Tie $65 (Sale)  MR Custom Shirt $225

 

 

Lose The Tension With Seersucker

The slack tension woven cloth to which we refer as seersucker, gained it’s popularity during warm weather conditions, as England and The East India Company opted for supremacy in the far east, during the British colonial era

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In the U.S, the cloth would be worn by the lower class, until the 1920’s, when preppy undergrads would adopt the trend as a form of “reverse snobbery”. It has remained in vogue ever since, used for both shirting and suiting.

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One can recognize this thin summer fabric by its puckered surface, very often made with a striped or a checkered pattern, and now you can find it in our Thomas Mason binders at ManuelRacim.

But hurry up! They will only stay for a limited time.

 

 

 

 

Spring Into Color with Thomas Mason

The snow is melting, the sun feels warmer and the smiles are brighter. We love spring, and all that it brings with it, but our biggest purpose for doting the change of season, is the new Thomas Mason Limited Edition Collection! The celebrated clothmaker has been delivering exacting quality since 1796, and this season they give us fun colors, loud patterns, and the coveted seersucker fabric.

Remember, these fabrics sell fast. Make sure you get your hands on your favorite cloth before someone else does!

Trendy Patterns

Whether it be paisley, polka dots, or lucky clovers, you are guaranteed the latest pattern trends for any occasion.

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Seersucker

This puckered cotton is the ultimate summer fabric.

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Linen

Whether you prefer earthly tones or hot colors, the linen collection will grant you your wish.

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Eccentric Colors

Show off your good mood with a ray of colors.

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Our shopping selection – Spring ’15

While winter is still in session, we are tired of seeing all kinds of wool coats, hats and scarfs around every corner of Manhattan.
Therefore we have decided to take our minds to a warmer place, and spot some of our favorite picks for Menswear Spring 2015.
If, like us, you cannot wait to enjoy weekends in the Hamptons, spend nights at fashionable rooftop events, or you simply love peeking at the new upcoming trends, here is a selection of items we will most definitely shop for as soon as warmer temperatures allow us to.

 

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The Best Dressed Men – Golden Globes 2015

Well, it looks like awards season kicked off into high gear last Sunday with the 2015 Golden Globes, hosted for the 3rd year in a row by the famous duo: Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.

To celebrate the start of the festivities and outfits’ inspiration that come with it, we’ve highlighted five red carpet looks that caught our eye during this first Hollywood ceremony of the season.
While most commented on women’s outfits on the red carpet, we focus here on the dashing looks of their male counterparts.

Here is, for starters, our top Five for best dressed men at the 2015 Golden Globes!

#1- Matt Bomer in Ralph Lauren
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The actor not only won an award for best supporting actor in a series, miniseries or TV movie, he also won our widely shared opinion award of best dressed man of the night. He embodied perfectly Ralph Lauren’s spirit with just the right navy blue satin shawl lapel tuxedo and a plain white custom shirt. Need we say more?

His outfit:
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#2- Eddie Redmayne in Gucci
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Eddie was definitely the man of these Golden Globes, winning the best actor in a motion picture drama award for his critically acclaimed interpretation of the astrophysicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. The actor kept it classic and classy with a black tuxedo, adding his own British touch with the velvet jacket.

His outfit:
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#3- Matthew McConaughey in Dolce & Gabbana
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One of the boldest, still fashion savvy choice of the evening was the raisin-hued tuxedo worn by the bearded Interstellar actor. Look out for this color as you will see a lot of it this season. All we want to know is, what will he wear next?

His outfit:
– Purple tuxedo by Dolce & Gabbana

#4- Jared Leto in Lanvin
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Although most talked about Jared Leto’s new hairstyle during these Golden Globes (he wore a man braid); we also loved his peak lapel white tuxedo (classic Jared!). One of the highlights of the night was also the engaged speech he gave, paying tribute to the victims of Paris’ terrorist attack.

His outfit:
– White Lanvin tuxedo with a black satin lapel

#5- George Clooney in Giorgio Armani
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Hard to find a picture of George by himself when everybody photographed the expected first red carpet of Mr. and Mrs. Clooney. Smart as always, our favorite Doctor recycled his wedding tuxedo and custom shirt for the occasion. On the other hand, Amal wore a Dior gown with white gloves you might or might not approve of (we personally loved it).
The couple made a hit in classic Hollywood style, with thoughtful and assorted “Je suis Charlie” pins.

His outfit:
– Custom-made black tuxedo by Giorgio Armani

What To Wear: New Year’s Eve 2015

Many of us won’t be spending New Year’s Eve in black tie, but that’s no excuse not to start the new year with your sartorial best foot forward. And if you are, even moreso. Make sure you’ve earned that kiss when the ball drops, and get inspired by the dapper looks our stylists have put together for every NYE party from your couch to Times Square.  Read more

3 Fall Shirts You Can’t Miss

 
The leaves are dropping – that means it’s officially time to stow away the summer gear. While we’re going to miss the florals and short sleeves, there’s still plenty of upside to dressing for autumn. New seasonal fabrics have just arrived at the shop, and here are three standouts that remind us why we look forward to the fall.

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Congratulations Sandra & Racim!

This summer, one half of the duo behind ManuelRacim tied the knot! Racim and longtime girlfriend Sandra held their idyllic ceremony at a chateau just hours from their childhood homes in Paris. The wedding, however, was attended by well wishing family and friends from all over the world. Our co-founder did his best to keep up with the beautiful bride, looking tack sharp in an ensemble including shirt and accessories from ManuelRacim. More photos after the jump.

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