Browsing All posts tagged under »fly-front shirt«

2013 Emmys Red Carpet

September 24, 2013


The faux-tuxedo was in full force at the Primetime Emmys last Sunday.  Rare were distinctive dinner suit traits such as one-button jackets, shawl or peaked lapels, bow ties and waist coverings.  Instead we had to settle for pedestrian two-button jackets, notch lapels, flap pockets, long ties and exposed shirt navels.  Adding insult to injury, the […]

2013 GQ Men of the Year Awards Red Carpet

September 16, 2013


Here’s a look at some of the black tie seen at the GQ Men of the Year awards held in London on September 3.

Of Fly Fronts and French Cuffs

May 3, 2013


I bought my first fly-front shirt recently and the process was definitely not as simple as I had thought it would be.  Here’s what I learned . . . Lesson Number One: Understated Shouldn’t Mean Plain. The least expensive fly-front I found in my search at Harry Rosen was a basic BOSS model without a bib.  I […]

Simply Elegant: The Fly-Front Shirt

January 9, 2012


Of all the attempts to improve black tie since its heyday in the 1930s there is only one innovation I would endorse unconditionally: the fly-front shirt. Post-thirties creations first suffered from the addition of excessive flair to the original garments (coloured jackets and ruffled shirts of the ’60s and ’70s) then departed too radically from […]

Rapper Pitbull Promotes Classic Black Tie

January 1, 2012


Like many other North Americans I watched parts of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Eve special during last night’s festivities.  The highlight for me was seeing Pitbull (the rapper behind the hit “Give Me Everything”) perform not just in a tuxedo but in classic black tie.  Friends assumed I would be perturbed by his untied bow […]


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