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Dare to be Debonair

April 07, 2014

The ultimate All-American gentleman who taught us about love, life, and happiness through song, made an everlasting mark on our hearts and on history. Beginning his musical career in the swing era and later becoming one of the most notable entertainers of the 20th century, legendary Frank Sinatra had more to offer than just his voice. With his signature prop-pairing of the fedora and glass of Jack Daniels (four ice cubes and a splash of water to be exact), just what made Sinatra so swagtastic? Here are three signature takeaways from the Sultan of Swoon:

1. Dressing to the nines

Back when dressing like a gentleman was the norm rather than the exception, Frank took his appearance very seriously…and to the next level; donning tailor-made suits, tuxedos, and pleated trousers over predictable chinos or slacks. We're not saying you should walk your dog in a tux, but it wouldn't hurt to spruce up your worn-out go-to’s every few outings.

2. Adding A+ accessories

Frank was rarely seen without a tie, but when he wore them, he rocked them. Alternating among patterned ties, luxurious silk ties, and bow ties, he set the bar for how a suit and tie should look (take note, Justin Timberlake). Adding the smallest detail to your ensemble can make the biggest difference in how the world views you – be careful though; dressing too sexy can get you into trouble. If Sinatra were here, he could tell you himself how his seductive style put him behind bars (for 16 hours).

3. Top it off

The wide-brimmed fedora quickly became a classic trademark of Sinatra's, tilting it as he pleased to suit his mood, exuding a little extra attitude. If, however, the fedora is not your cup of tea (or glass of Jack), you could always adopt another refined libation. The popular gentleman’s cocktail, The Old Fashioned, might just be the perfect combination of heaven and hell.

Whatever your style signature may be, own it. It’s time to rid yourself of drab style and let your dapper flag fly. As Ol’ Blue Eyes would say, "You’ve either got or you haven’t got style, [and] if you’ve got it, you stand out a mile.”


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SLIM-FIT DRESS SHIRTS

    14 ¾ 15 15 ½ 17 16 16 ½ 17
INCHES NECK 14 ¾ 15 15 ½ 17 16 16 ½ 17
CHEST 37 38 39 43 40 ½ 41 ½ 43
CM (EUROPE) NECK 14 ¾ 15 15 ½ 17 16 16 ½ 17
CHEST 47 48 49 54 51 52 54 ½


T-SHIRTS

SIZE   XS S M L XL XXL
INCHES CHEST 37 38 ½ 41 43 45  47
CM (EUROPE) CHEST 48 49 52 54 ½ 57  59 ½


BLAZERS

    38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
INCHES CHEST 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
CM (EUROPE) CHEST 48 49 51 52 53 54 ½ 56 57 58


VESTS

SIZE   S M L XL XXL 
INCHES CHEST 38 40 41 43  45
CM (EUROPE) CHEST 48 51 52 54 ½  57


DENIM

FIT
Jack For men with smaller thighs, calves, and glutes
Koop For men with developed thighs, calves, and glutes
Otto For men with muscular thighs, calves, and glutes


BELTS

BELTS SHOULD ALWAYS BE PURCHASED 2 SIZES LARGER THAN YOUR WAIST SIZE.
WAIST SIZE (INCHES) 30 32 34 36 38 40
BOGA BELT SIZE (INCHES) 32 34 36 38 40 42


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SHOE
UK 
SHOE
EU 
SHOE
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7 6 39.5
7.5 6.5 40
8 7 41
8.5 7.5 41.5
9 8 42
9.5 8.5 42.5
10 9 43
10.5 9.5 44
11 10 45
11.5 10.5 45.5
12 11 46
12.5 11.5 46.5


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S 7 to 9
M 9 ½ to 11
L 11  ½to 14
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