Neck Ties 101 : How to Wear a Tie! | UWM Men's Shop | Salt Lake City, Utah

We have all been there and asked the question, “what should I be looking for when shopping for a new necktie?” We are here to help, the first thing to consider is the fabric of the tie. There are several to choose from.

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SILK TIES





For year round ties that will work across a range of seasons and occasions, silk is your best consideration. A little information about why silk ties are amazing. Silk is one of the most durable fabrics in the world. Even though silk is incredibly soft,  its tensile strength is very high. Silk’s elasticity contributes to its tensile strength. Silk Fabrics retain their shape and do a good job of not wrinkling. Silk repels dirt due to its smooth finishing and also repels dirt due to its smooth finish.





LINEN TIES





If you are seeking ties for more casual settings, especially during the warmer months, a linen tie is another ideal choice. Linen is a lighter weight fabric that breathes easily, making it an appropriate choice during casual settings in warmer weather.

The downside to wearing a linen tie is that it creases easily, and so should be avoided for most formal occasions, such as work, a cocktail party or a presentation. They are, however, great for summer weddings!





COTTON TIES





Cotton ties, like linen, are lighter weight and ideal for casual settings and for warmer weather.

Cotton is a great choice for more casual settings and are typically lighter and have a more relaxed look.





WOOL TIES





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An ideal replacement for silk or lighter weight summer ties, wool ties provide you an additional texture to your look, specially during the fall and winter months. Given that wool is a heavier fabric, its insulation properties make it a fantastic choice for the fall and winter seasons.





The tones of most wool ties help them blend in perfectly with the colder months, where colors such as olive green, mustard yellow and navy replace the summer pastel colors of light pink, light blue and lavender.





This combination of texture and color make wool ties a preferred choice during the winter months. While wool ties can work well with textured jackets such as tweed, they are an excellent complement to traditional suits. Wool ties drape well and tie thick knots, making them a perfect neckwear choice for any setting.





TIE PATTERN





When choosing a tie pattern it is best to look for tie patterns that will help elongate your frame. Going with patterns such as stripes or solids will work particularly well, especially if you are on the slim side.





For shorter guys who are more stout, striped ties can still work extremely well, but replace the solid ties with geometric or repeating patterns that are smaller. Larger geometric patterns will make you look more stocky and take away from what we are trying to do.





TIE KNOTS





There are quite a few options when it comes to tying your tie in fact I read that there is 177,147  ways to tie a tie, crazy right? Luckily you only really need to know three: the Four-in-hand, Windsor, and Half-Windsor. 





  • FOUR-IN-HAND

 This knot is the most popular and is the easiest one to tie. This should be the first one you learn.





  • WINDSOR

The full Windsor knot is a classic. What is important to know here, is that the Windsor knot requires a longer tie as it requires a couple of wrappings. The full Windsor or Double Windsor knot creates a large symmetrical knot that wears best with a wide collar.





  • HALF-WINDSOR

The Half-Windsor is another popular choice as it creates a medium sized knot that works with most collar types.

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Do yourself a favor, go to YouTube look up these knots and watch a few tutorial videos and you’ll be tying these knots in no time!




Navy Blazer | UWM Men's Shop | SLC, Utah

If there is a singular garment that endures in function and meaning, it’s the navy sportcoat. Classic, modern, dressed up or down, its variations and iterations are always the right choice. It can be worn with flannels or jeans, wing tips or boat shoes.

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While it’s true that the traditional navy jacket is the backbone of any serious wardrobe, the fact remains that formal or informal, off-the-rack or custom, a good navy jacket is always going to be a smart investment. The navy jacket of today is a more varied tool in your clothing arsenal. It’s actually a casually dressy garment, equivalent to a cardigan when paired with jeans and loafers.

A navy sportcoat can fill the gap when you need to look nice but not too formal; somewhere between a suit and a sweater. This versatility means that it can dress up jeans and a worn-out button down just as easily as it can dress down fresh khakis and a tie.

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Styles can vary as much as material. Some jackets have iconic brass buttons, while others have horn or plastic buttons. While double vents are popular and provide a Continental flair, the single vented, natural shouldered model is classically American. Fabric weights can easily range from heavy flannel to lightweight linen.





As with all clothing, when shopping for a blue sportcoat approach it as a major investment and buy the best that you can. A well-made and fitted navy sportcoat should be a jacket you can turn to for years to come and something you are happy to reach for in the morning. A well-made jacket made from quality fabric will be as comfortable as your favorite sweatshirt.

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Keep in mind you do not necessarily have to break the bank when it comes to finding one that’s right for you, unless you want to. If you can afford made-to-measure and the time and cost that accompanies it by all means, go for it. Find what works for you and feels right.





At UWM Men’s Shop we have a variety of options to fill your navy jacket needs. Stop by today to check them out.






How a Dress Shirt Should Fit | UWM Men's Shop | Salt Lake City, Utah

When it comes to dress shirts it is vital to have shirts that fit you correctly. The three most common fit issues are:



  1. Fit of the waist, too much/not enough fabric

  2. Sleeves too long/short for your arms

  3. Collars that are too loose/tight

  4. Slouching shoulder seam

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These are the areas you need to pay attention to when you’re buying your next dress shirt. 




Fit Of The Waist

Dress shirt shouldn’t have fabric hanging over the waist of your pants.  On the other end of the spectrum, you don’t want your shirt skin tight like a muscle tee. If your shirt is too small, wrinkles will start to form around the buttonholes. If the shirt is too loose, a muffin top will begin to form around your waist from the excess fabric.




How Long 

Your dress shirt sleeves should end at the break of the hand, where your wrists meet your palms. If its too short your shirt sleeves will push too far back if you raise your arms. Too long and your sleeve cuff will begin to bunch and fold on your hands.




Neck Fit

A shirt collar that doesn’t fit is the worst. If it’s too small it may choke you out before you're done wearing it.  On the other side a massively oversized collar. You know the look, turn your head and you can see the shirt label on the back.




Your collar should fit close to your neck. There should be just enough room for you to run two fingers between your collar and your neck when its buttoned up. If you’re wearing a tie, think of the collar of your dress shirt like the waist of your pants. If you have pants that are too big and you put a belt on, the waist will begin to bunch-up. Same with your collar.




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Shoulder Seam

Your shirt’s shoulder seam should hit you right on the top of your shoulders for a clean, tailored look. If you are going to something more oversized, this seam can be relaxed a bit and fall over the top of your shoulder. There are many different ways of wearing a dress shirt, but when it comes to a clean polished look, we recommend your shoulder seams hit right at the top of your shirt!

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Lucky for you, at UWM Men’s Shop learning how a dress shirt should fit is easy. We have shirts from Eton, Tom Nox, Givocci and others that off the rack will fit you the right way. If any alterations need to be made to ensure the perfect fit we can take care of that as well will our in house master tailor Anwar. A good shirt is the first building block to a good outfit - and inversely, a bad shirt can ruin a good outfit! Let us walk you through everything you’ll need to have the right shirts and build your outfits the right way! With quick turn around times in our tailoring, you can have your new shirt in no-time! Come see us today! 






Suit VS Tux - What's the difference? | UWM Men's Shop | City Creek Mall



What’s the difference? Tuxedo vs. Suit.  At UWM we are here to help!

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Tuxedo Fabric

Tuxedos and suits are generally made from wool, one difference between a tuxedo and a suit is the use of satin fabric in areas of the tuxedo. Satin is used on tuxedo lapels, buttons, the pocket piping and the stripe down the leg of the pant. 




Lapels

Tuxedo jackets have a few distinguishing design features for their lapels. Suit jacket can have a notch lapel or a peak lapel, however, a tux jacket may also have a Shawl Lapel. Like the notch and peak lapels, shawl lapels on a tuxedo is commonly reserved for celebratory events or dinners. Notch lapels are a more casual style of lapel, rarely will you find notch lapels on a tux jacket.  




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Buttons

In addition to having satin covered buttons, the tuxedo jacket generally will have a one button design. Suit jackets range from one to three buttons. A single button tux jacket forms long unbroken lines in the front giving you a clean and sleek look. 





Pockets

Another difference between a tux and a suit jacket is the pockets. Tuxedo jackets won’t have the traditional flapped/patch pockets found on suits and casual blazers. Tuxedos generally will have what is known as a Jetted Pocket. A jetted pocket has a satin piping along the pocket opening, this type of pocket helps in adding to the clean lines of the tuxedo.

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Colors

If you can find the bright blue or orange tuxedos donned by Lloyd and Harry on Dumb and Dumber we salute you. Typically black and blue tuxedos are the most common and appropriate for any event or formal occasion. 






Pants

There are differences between tuxedo and suit pants. Tuxedo pants have a satin strip down the side of the pant legs to match the satin on the jacket. This strip runs along the outer seam. This adds to the sleek appearance of the rest of the tuxedo. Unlike most pants, tuxedo pants don’t have belt loops to keep the clean aesthetic of tuxedo style. To keep the pants up wear them at the right height. A good tailor like Anwar our Master Tailor at UWM can help with this. Suspenders are another solution to keeping your britches up and definitely add to the dapper look.

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Wedding Suits | Salt Lake City, Utah | City Creek Center Mall

As the groom, all eyes will be on you and your partner, of course you want to look your best. Don't worry, at UWM Men’s Shop we've got you covered.

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Your attire should be appropriate for your venue and match with the overall vibe of your wedding. If your wedding is in the daytime or outdoors, you can wear something more casual, fabrics such as linen, cotton or seersucker. For an evening affair in a ballroom or hotel, go with a darker, well-tailored suit or tux. 

Be sure to dress for your body type. Keep in mind that even the most expensive suit or tux will look and feel awful if it doesn't fit right. Make sure you can move, do twists, turns and arm raises to make sure there's plenty of mobility to show off your sick dancing skills. 

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Traditionally, the groomsmen wear attire that's the same as or similar to that of the groom, but it's up to you. If you aren't planning for all the guys in your wedding party to wear the exact same suit or tux, it's important that their outfits match in style and feel with yours. Aim to pair your groomsmen style to that of the bridesmaids, if the bridesmaids have a vintage vibe, have the guys dressed to match.

To gain a unique look, it's in the details. Have your guys wear a cool boutonniere, a bow tie or necktie, even cuff links can add a fun and unique style to your precedings. If you have two wedding colors, you can wear one of the shades while the rest of the guys wear the other. For a more formal affair, have the groomsmen wear a tux with a black vest and bow tie, while you rock a white vest and tie. Don’t be afraid to inject your personality. 

At UWM we have all the suits, tuxedos, accessories and expertise needed to make sure you look amazing on your day. Stop in today!!

Seven Fold Ties | Salt Lake City | UWM Men's Shop

Here at UWM Men’s Shop we love and appreciate the finer things when it comes to suiting, accessories and especially fine neckwear. Having said this, let us introduce you the most classic and luxurious tie available: The Seven-Fold Tie.  Unlike most ties, which are made with some pieces of fabric sewn together, the true seven fold tie was constructed from one large piece of silk, which was unlined and accordion folded in on itself 7 times. The edges are hand-rolled and hand-stitched. It is emphasized on all handmade process and pure silk material. That’s why seven-fold tie is so impeccable; it has a thicker feel, incomparable drape, a larger looking tie knot, and a more hefty weight.

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Labor intensity and quality of material drive the tie's price, a seven-fold shows its value when suitably worn. The lack of lining allows the tie to knot without binding and creates an attractive dimple that spreads luxuriantly down from the neck. It drapes perfectly and never takes on the awkward folds of a liner. Another great thing about the seven fold tie is that it has greater reflex than standard ties - meaning that when you untie your knot, the folds, wrinkles and creases disappear much faster. There is something wonderful about handmade items and a tie should also be handmade.

It has been said that “a well-tied tie is the first serious step in life,” everyone should have a fine tie to put their best foot forward. We feel that a necktie is one of the few items through which a man can reveal his personality or mood, so make a smart choice when choosing your next necktie.

At UWM we are the only store in the state that carries 7 fold ties. Come in and check out our collection from Givocci, Kiton, Robert Talbott, Isaia, Dolce Punta and more!

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Bold Sport Coats | Salt Lake City | UWM Men's Shop

Spring is an exciting time for mens fashion. Packing away all of our heavy wool suits and sweaters. Adding a few jackets with bold patterns and colors can be a really fun addition to an otherwise classic wardrobe. Wearing these types of jacket is a great way to mix up your style when you want to make a statement.

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The key to wearing a jacket with bold patterns or colors is to dress with subtlety. The focus should be on the well-tailored jacket and your personal demeanor. Don’t overthink it. A great white or solid blue shirt provides a simple palette for you to build upon. We all own a few of these shirts and it’s an easy choice if you’ve never worn a jacket on the bolder side. Pairing this with a solid colored trousers for example navy, lighter greys, or charcoal (again letting the jacket be the focus). Having several pairs of solid color trousers in your wardrobe to mix with different patterned jackets during the spring season will simplify the pairing.




Wearing a tie isn’t required when sporting a jacket like this. Unbutton that top shirt button rock the business casual look, not to mention comfort! If you do choose to wear a tie, make it something solid or very minimal patterns. Wearing cotton, linen or a simple silk knit can be a well-rounded choice. Lastly, loafers or even a nice pair of dress sneakers should be a repeat theme this spring. Investing in a few pairs of no-show socks should be a priority, unless you would rather go sockless.

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Wearing a bold jacket takes one major factor: confidence. Men are inherently afraid of breaking away from what they know, DON’T BE!!  At UWM Men’s Shop we are happy to help, from picking out the right jacket to what to wear it with, let us help. Owning a bold sport coat or two will let you freely express and explore your personal style while giving you a much needed break from the expected.  




BLAZERS vs SPORTCOATS vs SUIT JACKETS | UWM Men's Shop | Salt Lake City, Utah

Sports jackets. Suit jackets. Blazers. Most men use these terms interchangeably, as do many men’s clothing stores. Hopefully this information once and for all sort out the differences between these three jacket types.

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BLAZER

  • Dressier than a sport coat, but more casual than a suit jacket. Blazers have a looser fit compared to suit jackets.

  • Originally worn by members of boating clubs

  • Usually solid in color, most commonly in navy and black

  • Traditionally made from wool, the most common fabrics used include blue worsted serge, flannel and hopsack.

  • Another detail that sets blazers apart from the suit jacket is its buttons. Blazers will have gold, silver or mother of pearl buttons.

  • Can be worn casually with jeans however brass or metal buttons can make it difficult

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THE SPORTCOAT

  • Can be more casual than a blazer

  • Originally worn during “sporting” activities (hunting, shooting etc.)

  • The sports jacket was meant to look more rugged than the suit and the blazer. As such, sturdier fabrics were used such as tweeds, houndstooth and Donegal. Cotton and linens are also common fabrics used.

  • Often has less construction than a blazer or a suit jacket

  • Looks great dressed up or casually with jeans

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SUIT JACKET

  • In most situations a suit jacket is intended to be worn with the matching trousers

  • Generally a suit jacket is made to fit slimmer. It should fit close to the body. It is also not meant to be worn with multiple layers underneath.

  • Often has more construction than a blazer or sportcoat (canvas lining, shoulder pads etc.)

  • Fabrics (often wool) are usually finer and smoother compared to sportcoats

  • The buttons on today’s suit jackets will usually be plastic. However higher end suits may come with horn or mother-of-pearl buttons.

  • Suit jackets will usually come with notched lapels. Occasionally peak lapels are used in suits.




How to take care of your Suit | UWM Men's Shop | Salt Lake City, Ut

CLEANING

Only clean your suit when it is physically dirty, in most cases spot cleaning yourself will be sufficient. In some cases dry-cleaning may be necessary. You never want to over dry-clean a garment.

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Dry cleaning is a chemical wash that can wear down the fabric if you do it too often. Think of it like dipping the garment in a chemical that “scrapes away” the very surface layer of the fabric. Eventually the fibers begin to weaken.



If your suit just needs a refresh, have it professionally pressed. To have your suit pressed is much cheaper than dry-cleaning, and the heat and steam will kill most of the bacteria and clean it sufficiently in most cases without weakening the suit fibers.



STEAMING

It’s a good idea to steam your suit before or after each wear. This brings it back to its natural state, and natural hang. This can be as simple as hanging it in the bathroom while you take a hot shower.



STORING

After you take your suit off, always hang it up immediately. Don’t throw it in the hamper. Don’t toss it on the ground. Don’t throw it over a chair. Hang it on a proper hanger. This will allow it to return to its natural shape, dry out any moisture shape, and ultimately help it last longer.



GIVE IT A BREAK

Try not to wear a suit two days in a row. Like a pair of shoes, it’s a good idea to allow the garment to fully dry-out and catch its breath. Even a workhorse needs a break to perform its best.



PACKING/TRAVELING

When traveling with a suit, make sure that you have a proper suit bag. Suit bags help to fold your suit properly and minimize wrinkles. It also protects your suit from being damaged during travel.



ALTERING

If you change weight/shape and the suit is not fitting as well as it could, consider getting it altered. A properly adjusted fit doesn’t just look and feel good, it also helps a garment last longer.








2019 Spring/Summer Trends | UWM Men's Shop | Salt Lake City, Utah

Now that we are approaching the spring and summer seasons here’s a few trend tips to keep your closet fresh!!


Faded Denim Jeans

Lighten-up this season with jean that’s not only lighter in color, but also a denim that’s literally lighter in weight. From high-fashion brands like Kiton and Brioni, to denim labels we love like Paige and AG, light wash jeans are dominating the denim game this spring. Though many men opt for a darker wash, switching up shades in favor of lighter washes is officially the denim move in 2019. According to Pinterest, searches for “light washed denim” are up 70 percent. Thankfully, lighter shades of denim are just as versatile as their darker predecessors.


Knit Polos

A sporty polo is an excellent alternative to a dress shirt or casual T-shirt. Knit polos have a unique quality to them that offers a hint of a vintage vibe for modern, refined style. The soft cotton-blend fabric will keep you cool and looking great with confidence.

Cropped Trousers

Cropped trousers dominated women’s fashion in 2018, and they’re heading straight for men’s fashion in 2019. It’s time for guys to show a little skin (ankles, guys, ankles). As we say here at UWM “when you have ankles that look this good you gotta show them off!” It can also be the perfect opportunity to show off a cool pair of socks—or the new pair of sneakers or loafers you just got.

 

Florals

Floral print is a must have in 2019. From button up dress shirts, polos, ties and other accessories to t shirts and swim trunks floral patterns are here. Only a few years ago, this sort of thing might have been considered questionable.  Style however, is constantly shifting under our feet, and opinions like these just seem humorous. Flowers are trending people, and as a result designers are employing them like never before. You should follow suit.

Stop by UWM Men’s Shop today to see these items and other new spring and summer items available.  




Eton Shirts | UWM MEN'S SHOP | Salt Lake City, Utah

Eton has crafted fine men's shirts since 1928. The original factory and headquarters remain in Gånghester, Sweden, where their very first shirts were sewn. Eton has evolved from Swedish craftsmanship and attention to detail, today they are a global leading shirt maker and can be found in 49 markets at some of the world's most exclusive stores.

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Sustainability is important. For Eton, high quality equals sustainability. Eton aims to produce long-lasting garments and to minimize negative environmental and social impact while doing so. They say that “the first step to a more sustainable clothing industry is to promote durable and timeless products.” This sustainability also transfers to how you care for your shirt; the better you take care of the nice garment, the longer it lasts, hence reducing the environmental impact of the garment itself.




All of Eton’s shirt fabrics are made from scratch to guarantee the high performance that characterizes their shirts. The garments are long-lasting and should inspire to care for them in the best way possible. Eton strives to constantly renew themselves. Working close with suppliers enables them to innovate fine shirting and create unique shirts and accessories.

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Each Eton shirt is made from 45 different parts and sewn with 12 000 stitches. To create the perfect fit for any body type Eton has designed four different body fits per neck size, from trim super slim to their generous classic fit. With Etons different styles you will have a shirt for every occasion - from timeless business to formal evening wear and weekend staples.

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At UWM one of our favorite things about Etons is you can wash it at home, no need for dry cleaning, wash it in cold water and hang it up to dry. Stretch the cuff, collar and front placket touch it up with an iron if you like a crisp shirt. Eton is truly an easy car shirt. Stop by UWM Men’s Shop and check out our Eton selection today.

Eleventy | UWM MEN'S SHOP | Salt Lake City, Utah

“WE DRESS EVERY PERSON IN THE WORLD WHO ASPIRES TO SELF-IMPROVEMENT WITH TAILORED AND RESPONSIBLE ITALIAN ELEGANCE.”

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Eleventy is a “first class” Italian brand founded in 2007 by Marco Baldassari and Paolo Zuntini. Eleventy got their start offering a small collection of polo shirts, providing a youthful twists on classic refined Italian style  Their immediate growth and success lead to the attraction of investors and, eventually, the spread of the company worldwide. In 2016, Eleventy expanded into the United States and placed their headquarters in New York.

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Marco and Paolo are truly a dynamic duo for Eleventy. Marco is the creative director for menswear while Paolo is the equivalent for womenswear. “It was their idea of responsible Made in Italy fashion, pivoting on ceaseless research into the textiles and the quest for a style that could meet contemporary demands, that gave rise to Eleventy.”

The saying “Made in Italy” carries significant weight nowadays - it signifies quality, craftsmanship, and true attention to detail in every step of the production process. Eleventy feels they carry a responsibility to protect and continue Italy’s unique and prestigious manufacturing heritage. Eleventy has a network made up of 94 micro enterprises selected in every region of Italy, each specialised in a particular sector of production. Through this strategy of outsourcing Italian craftsmanship we can offer our customers all the quality and excellence of Made in Italy.”

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Eleventy says “that their ambition is to help the finest Italian manufacturing tradition to surpass itself. Our collections are indeed designed not only to satisfy the most exacting tastes, but more importantly to ensure that an increasingly large number of people worldwide choose the value of elegance for their everyday lives. This is the objective that we set ourselves from the very start, because we are firmly convinced that the future will have room only for ethical fashion.”





Stop by UWM today to see the the new spring products from Eleventy.





Woolen vs. Cotton Clothing | UWM Men's Shop | Salt Lake City, UT

The Cotton industry has revolutionized the clothing industry. It has made clothing cheaper and more available. The question still stands, which is better? Cotton, or wool?

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Cotton has many benefits; it breathes better than synthetic fabrics, it is easy to wash and care for, it is soft, and quite absorbent. All these benefits are great, but they don’t hold a candle to wool.




Wool fibers are much more durable and flexible, and because of its natural elasticity, wool clothing tends to keep its shape and look new for much longer. You may have noticed this in clothing and suits already, cotton suits, although light weight, wrinkle very easily and need a lot more care to stay looking fresh and sharp. Cotton, unlike wool, retains odors much more. A recommendation we give to people is to have their wool suits dry cleaned as infrequently as possible. One run through the dry cleaners is almost the equivalent of 50 wears. If you have a stain or smudge, you can still take it to the dry cleaners, but only for a spot clean.

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When it comes to insulation, wool wins hands down. Wool is a natural insulator, that’s why you never see sheep wearing cotton sweaters in the winter. Wool maintains its insulating properties even when it gets wet, if you have ever been caught in the rain in a t-shirt or jeans, you know just how cold cotton keeps you.

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Much like on a sheep, wool is a natural moisture wicker, which means that it draws moisture up and out of its fibers, away from your skin. In the exact opposite situation, and you happen to be fighting fires, wool is the best lay-man’s clothing to wear****. Wool is naturally flame retardant, where cotton has merely been treated to be so.





Cotton is still a great choice for many clothing options, but when it comes to suits, socks and coats, wool is hard to beat.





****We do not recommend testing wools fire resistance.****






Santoni Shoes | Salt Lake City, Utah | UWM Men's Shop

 Santoni is synonymous of luxury shoe, handcrafted, made out of the Marche, on the Adriatic Coast of Italy. Born in 1972 from the passion of Andrea and Rosa Santoni. While other manufacturers of the era would pride themselves on quantity, Santoni was focused staunchly on quality.  Santoni stands for manual cutting and care of leather, extreme attention to quality, craftsmanship and the historical experience of the courage of the trial. Every process is overseen with impeccable quality control. Each leather is selected and inspected by a backlit magnifying lens, where only the finest are kept. Truly hand stitched and as close to bespoke as a shoe could get, they exemplify Italian craftsmanship. It is commitment to quality that keeps this family owned business on the forefront of men's fashion.

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Today, Santoni says “thanks to the perfect combination of traditional production techniques, as the ability of making entirely made-to-measure shoes, and the evolution in research and design. Peculiarities that a sophisticated customer, who always chooses the best for himself and is updated on the evolution of style, is attracted to. Modern attitude married to ancient knowhow.” This is a legacy that is guarded by the craftsman masters, some of which have worked with the company since 1975. These individuals have truly witnessed the turn of Santoni from a local workshop into a reference brand and kept alive the original passion for extreme quality and beauty.

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At UWM Men’s Shop we are proud to carry the Santoni brand. Like Santoni, we pride ourselves on carrying only the finest, on classic construction, and on being fashion forward. They are the perfect compliment to a well tailored suit, a sport coat with slacks, or paired down with denim and a polo. They are a fantastic piece to add to your wardrobe. Stop by the shop today to try Santoni for yourself.

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Tailored Suits, and the History of Tailoring | UWM MEN'S SHOP | Salt Lake City, Utah


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Since the dawn of clothing, tailoring has been an integral part of outfits. Tailoring really makes or breaks an outfit. When someone is shopping off the rack, a plan should be set in place to take the suit to an existing, well rounded tailor. A shop that boasts their alteration skills may not cut it, a true tailor is someone a suit owner should have on speed dial.

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Tailoring is the art of designing, cutting, fitting, and finishing clothing. In Latin, the word for tailor is sartor, which originally meant patcher or mender. This is where the word sartorial came from, referring to the tailoring of clothing.





Tailoring, as a craft, can be dated back to the early middle ages, when guilds were established to provide the higher class with fine clothing, and blacksmiths with padded linen undergarments to be worn under heavy armor to prevent chafing.

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Suit brands like Kiton, Isaia, and Givocci, rely on master tailors to produce their products. In the realm of retail, tailoring is essential for the finished look. There are very few bodies that work in an off the rack suit, most need to be fitted properly.





A true tailor will know how to construct, deconstruct, and then reconstruct everything from jeans and t-shirts, to suits and heavy outerwear. The price of suits is factored greatly by the way they are tailored. More hand-work usually equates to higher price. Suits are able to be produced at a lower price when machines are the main form of manufacturing. The downside to mass produced, machine made suits is obviously the construction and durability. A well made suit will have a canvas lining, and be made to last years, whereas cheaper machine made suits will be fused, or glued, together. No amount of tailoring will revive a cheap suit that is puckering from the glue used to fuse the suit melting away.

When you are suit shopping in the future, pay attention and ask questions regarding the tailoring process, buy the suit, and get it tailored. A well tailored suit is what makes people stand out from the crowd.






Downtown Men's Shop | Salt Lake City, Utah | City Creek Mall

Almost exactly a year ago Utah Woolen Mills closed the doors on its women’s clothing department, creating our new name; UWM Men’s Shop. We are exactly that now, a clothing establishment that provides high end fashion pieces for men. We have been open for 113 years because we only sell high quality items, and do our best to provide exemplary customer service. We realize that shopping can be menial and time consuming, which can be problematic for a lot of people who are trying to balance different aspects of their lives. We are here to provide luxury products, and on site tailoring to provide the best experience possible.

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It is now 2019 and we sell so much more than suits and sport coats. We have been expanding our casual and sportswear selection to provide even more options for men in the Salt Lake Valley. From brands like Isaora, EFM, and Aeance, we now carry sweatpants and sweatshirts for an early morning workout or just a lazy day around the home. We have heavier down winter jackets for the bitter winds, or a day on the slopes.

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When it comes to casual dress, our Paige and AG jeans provide the necessary look for an elevated casual look. Pair them with a t-shirt and sport coat for a night on the town or on a plane for optimal comfort.

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With our recent influx of Santoni shoes, the options are endless. From loafers to tuxedo shoes, Santoni is the perfect shoe. With no break in time, and a perfect blend of elegant comfort, Santoni’s are a no-brainer.





Come on in and check out all the great things that are happening!

Men's Jeans | Salt Lake City, Utah | UWM Men's Shop

At UWM Men’s Shop our specialty is in fine clothing: suits, sport coats, slacks, ties, shoes, shirts, etc. In addition to this, one of the most important items in every man’s closet is jeans. At UWM we have you covered carrying jeans for every occasion including brands like AG, Kiton and Paige to name a few.

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AG Jeans, a wonderful company co-founded by Adriano Goldschmied (hence, AG) and Yul Ku, a “pioneer in the denim industry.”. AG Jeans produces 35 different cuts, so there is certainly a cut that will fit you well. “From the initial stages of concept and design, to cutting, sewing, laundering, finishing and shipping, AG’s vertically integrated manufacturing facilities unite our design expertise with manufacturing ingenuity—truly unparalleled in the fashion industry.”

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Kiton is known for being a top dog in the men’s fine clothing industry. They produce handmade garments with the finest of materials, crafted with masterful precision and expertise. They produce their jeans with the same standards as their suits - nothing but the best will do. The company embarked on a search around the world for the highest quality, handcrafted denim. This search lead them to a fabric called “Kurabo Denim”, and this is where they started. They then fulfilled their vision of a unique product, packed full with details and artisan touches. We are thrilled to carry the Rolls-Royce of jeans, the “Perfect Jean”, by Kiton.

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PAIGE is passionate about creating clothing that reflects and celebrates a life lived to the fullest. Paige launched in 2005. PAIGE only partners with the best wash-houses in the country. Every style created is wear-tested, and tested again. PAIGE jeans are soft and incredibly comfortable and have a great stretch. A bonus is how well Paige Denim holds their shape, even after multiple wears for extended hours.





Stop by UWM Men’s Shop today and find YOUR favorite Jeans!!





Cashmere Clothing | Salt Lake City, Utah | City Creek Mall


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When deciding which sweater to wear, one has to think about the event you are attending. Whether you are aiming for comfort, or durability, or both, will play a hand in the type of wool your suit or sport coat should be. Wool garments have been a staple in clothing since the creation of clothing. Unlike Harris Tweed and other coarse wool materials, cashmere not only trumps standard wool in fashion, but also in comfort. For a heavier, more durable outfit, a heavier wool would be your best bet. If you are dressing with comfort in mind, cashmere is the way to go. With a lighter, more breathable material, you will find your cashmere suit is the one you always turn to when needing to dress up.




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Cashmere comes from goats, specifically Kashmir goats, rather than your standard sheep. The fibrous strands from these goats are 6 times finer than human hair, and when woven together create a sublime material to please all your senses. Once cashmere was only found in the northernmost reaches of India, but can now be found around the world.





Cashmere is finer, stronger, lighter, softer, and much more insulating than sheep wool. These attributes make the material common to be found in sweaters, socks, scarves and other such clothing items.

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Cashmere can also be found in high end suiting, to add to its comfort and elegance. Brands like Kiton, Brioni, and Ermenegildo Zegna use this deluxe material to create comfortable, timeless pieces.