Introduced in 2007, Phineas Cole is the unruly heir to the Paul Stuart empire and has developed a dedicated following over the last few seasons thanks in part to the label's signature Anglo-International style. Think Savile Row with an all-American attitude. With a nod to classic Paul Stuart, the limited edition line is geared towards the modern man and a leaner physique. The minds behind the label offer some words of sartorial wisdom, as illustrated in the spring 2010 collection, featuring a slick Thomas Crown Affair feel.
Any guy can put on a decent suit. But a true gentleman finishes the job. Paul Stuart has long been a go-to source for stylish guys looking for the best
tie bars and this elegant gold version is only
1 ¾ inches wide, perfect
for more narrow ties.
Tie bar, $49.50
A pocket square doesn't need to be perfectly folded. But it does need to be present.
Make sure you've got at least half an inch of cuff showing.
The size, in square feet,
of the New York flagship.
Founded in 1938 by a dapper New York haberdasher, Ralph Ostrove christened the business after his son Paul Stuart Ostrove. Young Paul started working at the store in high school, before coming on full time in 1955, eventually rising to executive vice president. Paul Stuart, the company, was soon redefining the American tailored look into a slimmer, more sophisticated silhouette and was the first US retailer to introduce side vents on suiting. They later brought that new American aesthetic to locations in Japan and Korea. The business today, which remains a family-run affair, is something of a retailers' retailer, with a wealth of trappings for men and women. Phineas Cole was introduced in 2007, and while it's aimed at young men ready to make the first step into serious clothing, it shares Paul Stuart's point of view on style: "A man should feel comfortable and relaxed in his clothes. He should not look like everyone else. And he should care about the details."