A few weeks ago, we shared the definition of oxford, the soft fabric weave used for several of the shirts you’ll find on Dillards.com. Today, we’re covering the more versatile twill.
Twill [n.] \ˈtwil\ A textile weave where one thread passes over another then under two or more others making the fabric look like it has diagonal lines.
A sturdy and stylish fabric, twill is used to craft everything from pants and shirts to vests, coats and hats.
These Perry Ellis stretch twill pants are great for a casual day at the office or can be dressed down with a T-shirt, while these Perry Ellis refined twill pants are dressier.
This checked dress shirt from Roundtree & Yorke Gold Label is perfect with a tie for professional polish or keep your look sleek and casually stylish with this silky finish striped sportshirt, also from Roundtree & Yorke.
Step up your style with this striped twill jacket or vest from Perry Ellis.
You can accessorize your looks with this Polo Ralph Lauren waxed twill messenger bag or this Kangol twill army cap. In cold weather, you can add rugged style with this Polo Ralph Lauren military combat jacket.
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What twill items will you be wearing? Tell us in the comments.
Okay fellas, it’s time to step outside the box. In fact, it’s time to shatter the box into a million tiny pieces. The way to do that is with white jeans.
White pants are not just for sailors or milkmen (do they still exist these days?). They’re for the man who’s not afraid to be fashion forward. Use any pair of these white jeans to achieve one of our favorite looks.
For a casual look this summer, pair your white jeans with a V-neck tee and boat shoes without socks. You can layer this look with an open sportshirt with rolled sleeves. This effortless, carefree style is perfect for a coffee date or outdoor festival.
For a dressier look more suited to an evening date or a trip to a trendy nightclub, pair white jeans with a gingham dress shirt and dark vest . Choose casual oxfords or loafers to complete the look.
For an office-ready look, choose a white shirt and striped blazer. Add color with a not-too-bold tie and finish the look with dress shoes.
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Do you have white jeans? Tell us about your look in the comments.
There’s nothing like the look and feel of linen. When attending a destination wedding, be it on the beach or poolside, you’ll look great and feel cool and comfortable in one of these linen suits.
White is the classic color. In this three-piece linen-cotton combo from Perry Ellis, you’ll look like you just stepped off Miami beach. Finish the look with sandals like these Steve Madden men’s Reston lace-ups; casual oxfords from Josef Seibel or loafers from Cole Haan .
For the less traditional fashion forward man, there’s this track-striped suit, also from Perry Ellis. The pieces are great together or you can mix and match to make a bolder style statement. For example, we love the track-striped jacket with the natural linen pants, also from Perry Ellis. A pastel collared shirt – pale blue or pink work great – will add just the right amount of color to finish the look.
Shop these and other wedding looks here.
When was the last time you wore linen?
Linen and linen blends are familiar fibers for warmer weather and bring to mind soft, breathable fabrics. But did you know that linen can create many versatile looks? More than just a sportshirt material, linen is used to create suits and pants appropriate for warmer climes.
For a look that’s perfect at the office or for a special occasion, try this combination from Perry Ellis. Everything is coordinated for you — from a Perry Ellis jacket, vest, sportshirt and pants to a pair of Hush Puppies oxfords.
This same Perry Ellis jacket can be worn with a V-neck tee, linen jeans and Sperry Top-Sider boat shoes for a more casual look.
As the temperatures climb, you may find you prefer to wear cool, crisp white clothing like these separates from Perry Ellis.
Combine some of these same elements with a Cremieux fedora hat and Sperry Top-Sider boat shoes to create a fun, casual vacation or weekend approach.
For more ideas, check out all of our linen clothing for men.
Do you have a favorite linen wardrobe piece? Tell us about it in the comments.