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Paul Feig teams up with J. Crew

Paul Feig has decided to take matters into his own hands to disturb the “tyranny of casual”. The famous director/producer behind the movies Bridesmaids and the newest Ghostbusters, is known for wearing suits to set every day and decided to have his own line tailored by J. Crew.

The suits, shirts, and accessories will be resembling J. Crew’s basics style with a touch of Feig’s showman style. ““This line is all about taking a great suit, then putting your personality into it,” he says. “There’s something playful about it that says, ‘I’m in control of this look.’”

Feig describes himself as a “wrinkle chaser”. He is willing to visit a tailor up to five times just to get it exactly how he likes it. Even if you yourself aren’t a tailoring maniac it will be helpful to know that all of J. Crew’s stores offer tailoring services. Feig’s collection has recently just dropped.

The difference between Feig’s suits than regular bland suits is that his suits are filled with fine details that boost the suits with personality.

“Suits have stood for bad things over the years, either an authoritarian figure or somebody you’d have to get through to get what you want, like the guy who’s gonna approve your loan at a bank,” he said in an interview with Men’s Journal. “I just want to tear that down and make the suit not such a taboo for guys anymore.”

The collection will have tons of colors to choose from but none of the colors are too bright to drive you away. Feig, who is a lover of double-breasted suits, worked with J. Crew to create one-and-a-half-breasted suits that don’t look dull unbuttoned. The suits are also tailored in a way that lets the underneath vest show through without any hassle.

“They can be a bit of a handful sometimes, because if you don’t have it buttoned, there’s so much extra fabric that flaps out,” he said.

The biggest crime I think you can commit—and crime is a strong word—the biggest laziness you can commit is to just not have a style. To just dress so that you’re not getting arrested when you walk out on the street,” he said. “You are a canvas walking around in this world. Why not paint something nice?”

Dyed Denim: Beyond Blue Jeans

The designer denim craze that has so gripped the world of fashion has transformed the way we think of jeans.  What used to be workwear has been dressed up, shaped up, prettied up, and thrust into the spotlight as a wardrobe staple on par with the navy blazer- indeed, jeans and a blazer are now recognized as an excellent evening staple, a state that used to be considered heresy.  In the rush to upscale blue jeans, however, there is one option that is sometimes overlooked: who said jeans have to be blue?

Denim can take on many garment dyes; indeed, as cotton, it is highly suitable to a broad range of colors.  We therefore recommend that you go beyond blue.  An easy way to start is with a pair of white jeans, a great substitute for white chinos in the Spring and Summer.  If you don’t want stark white, consider an off-white pair like the ‘wheat’ color sold by J. Crew.

There’s more to dyed denim than white, however.  Denim most enjoys dyes of bold, dark colors, such as black, gray, and even burgundy.  At the same time, it can take the lighter shades, such as the aforementioned white and even khaki or stone.  If you have the resources, don’t hesitate to experiment with different colors of denim.  Treat these jeans like a pair of colored chinos or corduroys, but with the added edge of their rough exterior.  Pair them with a scratchy tweed sport coat, a marled sweater, and some desert boots, and you have the perfect outfit to spend a night out on the town with.  Or you can go hiking, if you feel so inclined.  You are wearing jeans.