Comfort

Fit Is King

Speaking of Proper Fit
“Fit is King.” It’s an old saying, but so very true. A well-fitted cheap suit is going to look better than an ill-fitting suit that costs much more. However, with that said; a cheap suit is going to start looking very cheap quickly. The fabrics and construction methods used in making a such a suit (the inner lining and padding is all glued into place), just won’t stand the test of time… or cleaning. So be sure to take that into consideration when buying a suit.

The importance of fit goes well beyond suits. Your casual clothing is also going to look better and last longer if it fits well. Last longer? That’s right. Well-fitted clothing will last longer, because of a couple of simple reasons…

  1. Clothing that is too large or too small is much more likely to tear along the seams, because it gets pulled in ways that were never intended.
  2. Oversized clothing is easier to get snagged on things like door handles, cabinet corners and car doors. Ending up with those annoying and virtually impossible to repair L-shaped tears in the cloth.
  3. Clothing that is too long is super annoying and ends up with damage. Pant hems fray and become unsightly, coat and shirt sleeves end up getting drug through your food, or catching on drawer pulls and generally getting in the way.
  4. When your clothing fits well you take better care of it. Sloppily fitting clothing just doesn’t seem important, therefore, you don’t worry about changing out of it to do yard work, or painting the kitchen cabinets.

Of course even clothing that you intentionally choose to do yard work and home improvement projects in is going to be more comfortable, and safer to work in if it fits well. Baggy ill-fitting clothing is a life and safety hazard around power equipment.

Beyond making your clothing last longer – well fitted clothing will also improve how you feel. When you are well dressed you will feel more confident and with that comes a better self image. People you come in contact with will pick up on your over all well being and happiness, and will be more likely to treat you better. Whether on the job or out on the town, you will find yourself getting compliments and respect from your co-workers, friends and relations.

So, what does it take to make sure your clothing fits well? Start with taking a close friend (or your spouse) shopping with you. Someone who will be honest with you about how the clothing looks. If you are of average build it should be pretty easy to find things that fit right off the rack. You don’t need to pass over a jacket whose sleeves are a little long, or whose waist is a touch to big. Those things can easily be altered by a competent alterations specialist. However, if you are not an average size, it may be harder for you to find clothing that fits right off the rack. That is where a sales clerk who knows clothing construction and how it should fit can be of great service.  Larger gents will probably find that a coat that fits around the waist may be too large in the shoulders and too long in the sleeve. These are fixable, but if you are buying a cheap suit it may not be worth the cost of tailoring. Why? Because; it won’t change the fact that it is still a cheap suit and will not hold up to repeated wearing and cleaning.

The staff at The Natty Dresser can help you find clothing that fits well and makes you look your best. With an onsite tailor, as well as two seamstresses, we are set up to do alterations and repairs of all kinds; on men’s and women’s clothing purchased at The Natty Dresser or not.  Our alteration staff is available Tuesday – Friday from 10am until 6pm. Walk-ins are welcome, but we do ask that you make an appointment for bridal gowns and formalwear.

Remember if Fit is King, you to can be treated like royalty.

Dress well, Be confident, Find Success!

 

 

Try Sockwell to put a spring in your step.

The word is finally getting out that The Natty Dresser carries these amazing socks…

What makes them so amazing? How about a sock that basically gives you a foot rub all day long! So far I have been trying to avoid using the words “Compression socks”, because for many that conjures up images of congestive heart failure, swelled ankles and nursing homes. Compression socks are indeed used to help people who are going through that kind of health issue, they are also great for those of us who are on our feet all day. If you have any of the following jobs you should try a pair of Sockwell Therapeutic performance socks; Waiter or Waitress, Postal Worker, Hotel Concierge, Retail Sales (or anyone who stands behind a counter all day), Doctors, Nurses, Janitors, Security Guards.

But wait there is more!
What if you sit all day? Sockwell Therapeutic performance socks are great for you too.
We have all heard the stories of relatively healthy people who take a long plane ride or sit in an office chair for extended amounts of time with out getting up and then fall down dead from a blood clot. They would be helped by wearing these socks.  You yourself may have kicked your shoes off on a long plane ride and found upon arrival at your destination that your feet would not fit back into your shoes because of the swelling. The graduated compression helps keep blood from pooling in your feet when you are sitting for long periods of time (just like it does for those folks in the nursing home).

  • Personal experience: My uncle was working in an office setting, apparently doing some training, He developed the largest blood clots his doctor had ever seen just from sitting for long periods of time with out taking time to walk around and get the blood flowing. Please do yourself a favor… get up and walk around every 2 hours just to get that blood moving.

So you are now thinking it may not be a bad idea to give this a little more thought, but you don’t want to wear ugly socks. Well you are in luck! These do not look like those nursing home socks you have seen grand-dad wearing, Sockwell has a plethora of colors and designs that will help keep your sock drawer looking like a fun place to explore. (We also carry basic black for our waiter and bartender friends who are not allowed bright colored socks).

In summation: Sockwell Therapeutic performance socks – Made in the USA – Promote circulation, minimize swelling and reduce fatigue. Since they are made from marino wool, bamboo and spandex they have natural moisture wicking, thermal regulation, natural odor control, and are super soft to the touch. They are recommended for all day wear, for people who stand or sit for extended periods, or are recovering from a sickness or injury.

As a bonus… the over the calf design STAYS UP ALL DAY!!!

Come into The Natty Dresser and feel these, I am convinced that once you try a pair, you will want more.