We've vowed to do 3 profiles for our Men of USA, first we had White Collar's Neal Caffrey, second Covert Affairs' Jai Wilcox, and lastly we'll cover Suits' Harvey Specter (played by Carnegie-Mellon graduate, Gabriel Macht). Harvey Specter truly is the epitome of high-life living, and its constantly shown in the series, take the last episode for example– not only was he perusing around in a new Mercedes S-Class, but one of the guest characters commented on his "$12,000 suits".
He dresses like I expect modern day men in power to dress– widespread and cutaway collars dress shirts, thicker tie-knots (none of that skinny sh*t), double vented suit jackets, and suits that aren't slim, but just very well tailored (so they're often confused as "skinny"). oh and lets not forget he sports more ticket pocket suits than any other TV series character I know, and he likes a 3-piece suit every now and then.
Get Harvey Specter's Wardrobe Fashion and Style below:
We visited the Buckhead store off Peachtree Rd. in Atlanta, and were very kindly greeted by the staff upon entering.
Buckhead store manager and Louisiana-native, Larry Hubbard, charmed us all afternoon, while giving us a few clothing facts and advice along the way– I'll sprinkle in a few of his words throughout. Let me start off by saying we truly had the complete Men's Wearhouse experience. We began in suits and sport coats, hit up pants and dress shirts, then worked our way around to accessories, shoes, and casual wear. Check it all out below:
But anyway, in his breakthrough role, Chris Pine looks pretty good playing Captain James T. Kirk. He also manages to look equally as jaggedly handsome in his latest GQ Summer Suits spread.
(Suit, $895, by Boss Black. Shirt, $100, by Save Khaki. Pocket square, $30, by Turnbull & Asser. Belt, $33, by Paul Stuart. Shoes, $98, by Banana Republic. Sunglasses by Tom Ford.)
photos by: Tom Schierlitz,Ben Watts
suit verbiage from: GQ Magazine
Tan Camel Hair Sportcoat:
Sale Price $357.00
The DNC is being held in Denver, Colorado at the Pepsi Center. U.S. Senator Barack Obama is the Democratic Nominee.
President Barack Obama
CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN
Style Notations: Notice that the most of the candidates opt for a black or navy suit and a red, blue, or gold tie. That’s called classic clean…. Personally, I’m a sucker for a well-tailored navy suit, spread collar white shirt, and red tie or light blue tie- It’s perfection.
One thing that I do HATE about alot of older politicians styles is there tendency to have a skinny knot… it just looks old-fashioned in a bad way. And it makes them look fat because the tie goes from skinny to fat- it’s uneven and very unflattering unless you’re rocking a skinny tie.
The Most Classic/Traditional and Best Service: Nordstrom
The Most Stylish and Best Variety: Bloomingdales
Best Value: K&G
Good Prices and Good for the Everyday Man: Joseph A.Bank
This is where I learned about the details of men’s fashions and styles. If you want superb one on one personal service to help choose a suit, then Nordstrom is the only place you want to go. They only carry the best brands and they have some of the best tailors in the business. Nordstrom does not have tons of promotional sales or coupons, they have a half-yearly and a anniversary sale that easily trumps the sales of all other retailers. Those sales, that are usually during the summer, are the best times to buy suits, shirts, ties, shoes, belts, pocket squares, and anything else. Featured brands include: Canali, Hugo Boss, Joseph Aboud, and many more.
If you want the most stylish and most trendy suits, then Bloomingdales is perfect for you. The store offers a wide variety of styles and brands including: Armani, Purple Label, Hugo Boss, and many more. Bloomingdales, known for its brown bags, has sales throughout the year and is great place for anyone on a reasonable budget or who has thousands to splurge. This is usually my first recommendation for someone searching for a suit.
If you are on a very tight budget and looking to spend $100-$200 on a suit, then K&G is your godsend. K&G is a warehouse so the store has a plethora of suit offerings- every color, style, and cut. K&G carries the Steve Harvey wide-leg suits, Jones New York athletic-fit suits, italian-made suits like Zenetti, and even 3 piece-suits by Sean John. They have a wide variety, but it’s hard to find a teir-1 suit in K&G, you have to really search and you’ll only find a few to choose from.
*Other Notable Stores: Brooks Brothers and Men’s Warehouse