Deb’s Corner

lgbtiq-style

Sep 09, 2019

LGBTIQ Style: What is Androgyny?

Androgyny comes up frequently in fashion and style, but its definition and characteristics are often blurred. What Does Androgyny Mean? The word ‘androgyny’ is a dual term: it comes from the Greek word ‘andro,’ which means man, and ‘gyny,’ which means woman. Therefore, ‘androgyny’ is a term used to describe something that has characteristics of both women and men. Gender Ambiguity vs. Gender Identity While…

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double-brested-suit

Sep 09, 2019

Single-Breasted Vs Double Breasted Suit Jackets: Which Is Right for You?

Suit and jacket styles are as unique as the person wearing them - that’s why there are so many options! But when you’re new to the world of formal wear, those options can easily become daunting - even downright scary. What’s important is choosing a flattering fit that makes you feel confident in what you’re wearing. Suit and tuxedo jackets generally come in two styles:…

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chossing-formal-pants

Sep 09, 2019

Choosing Formal Pants that Fit and Flatter: A Style Guide for you

Finding the perfect combination of pants and jackets is no easy feat for the LGBTIQ community. The myriad options for pants can easily be overwhelming, especially when you want to find a style and cut that flatters your unique body type. Let’s take a closer look at what you should look for when choosing pants for your formal wear: Styles Fashion trends come and go,…

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lapels-on-formal-wear

Sep 09, 2019

Lapels on Formal Wear

Lapels are too often considered an afterthought to a suit, but this fine detail can bring together your entire look. Let’s explore some of the lapel options for your custom suit: Why Lapel Style Matters for LGBTIQ Formal Wear From Gatsby to GQ, the construction of your suit matters. It’s all about the details, and your lapel style can help you make the right statement.…

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jacket-vents

Sep 09, 2019

Jacket Vents: Exploring Your Options to Find Your Style

Can a vent pull together the entire look of a suit? You might be surprised. Vents are the slits you see at the bottom on the backside of a blazer or suit jacket. They originated out of pure function during military-on-horseback days to make wearing a jacket more comfortable to the rider. These splits allow for more moveability and less restriction or bunching while sitting.…

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jacket-pocket-rules

Sep 09, 2019

Jacket Pocket Rules for Formal Wear

Pants aren’t your only pocket considerations when customizing your suit. Most off the rack jackets have some assortment of pockets, but going bespoke means you get to decide where those pockets should be and how big they are. Let’s look at the top considerations for jacket pockets in LGBTIQ formalwear: Pocket Styles Aside from lapels and vents, pocket style can go a long way in…

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custom-made-suits

Sep 09, 2019

Custom Made Suits Vs Off the Rack Suits

The Fashion Forward LGBTIQ: Custom Made Suits Vs. Off the Rack The LGBTIQ community has made amazing strides in recent years in terms of equality in the workplace, legal institutions like marriage and adoption, and social settings. But there’s still plenty of work to be done, and the need for progress is highly evident in androgynous fashions, particularly when it comes to formal attire. As…

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