For millennia men have directly or indirectly used their personal style to signal to the world their ambitions and successes. As such, thoughtful and deliberate fashion choices allowed them to participate in their destiny.To cultivate contemporary tasteful fashion armor, however, men should be aware of current trends and seek the assistance of experts who can usher them to the appropriate options that help them exude confidence.
One specialist is Edward Steinberg, who has been involved in men’s fashion for more than 40 years in the Baltimore area. The trending color for 2017 is
Napoli blue, he said, referring to the richness of its hue.
“Rose, blue and purple ties match a Napoli blue suit,” added Edward, president and co-owner of J.S. Edwards Ltd., a fine men’s clothing store in the Festival at Woodholme shopping center at 1809 Reisterstown Roadin Pikesville. This blue contributes to the slimmer, trimmer tailoring men have been seeking in pants, shirts, even Bermuda shorts. Other colors that support this look are purples and granites.
“Men want to show off their bodies. They are working out and looking better,” he said. More than ever, men have several varieties of shoes from which to choose with casual ones among the most sought after. Edward demonstrated the comfort and ease of the lightweight slip-on mesh OluKai shoe with its collapsible heel. Shirts have encouraged men to explore different options. Short sleeve, button-down shirts have been growing in popularity. Diane Steinberg, vice president and co-owner, referred to the Robert Graham long sleeve, button-down shirts that popularized the contrast cuff and collar trend, using complementary patterns.
“Man should know it’s OK to wear patterns with stripes,” she added, when constructing an outfit. Recommended gift ideas include socks with whimsical patterns, such as golf balls and martinis; belts with bands of leather woven with different colors and a gift certificate so men can make their own selections.
Before shopping for an outfit, consumers “should consider the price range they want to stay within, have an idea of what they are looking for and know
their size,” said Diane, who has been married to Edward for 42 years. Fashion continues to offer clothing with an ease and versatility that celebrates the confidence of modern men.
J.S. Edwards, which has been in business for 34 years, is open 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Wednesday and Friday and Saturday and 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. For more information, visit www.jsedwards.com.
Edward and Diane Steinberg display a Napoli blue suit with a purple tie at J.S. Edwards Ltd. in Pikesville.
by Therese Umerlik | Editor