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Casual Dressing: the evolution of menswear

MEN ARE DRESSING MORE CASUALLY: WHAT ARE THE RULES   To begin with, there are no rules, as fashion is (or should be) dictated by appropriateness, respect and image. Let’s start by saying that everyone has to stop using the phrase, “men are dressing more casually”, as...

Too Tight is Terrible

There is no excuse to look like sh!t I was at an evening event recently, and could not believe how poorly guys dressed.  Being a professional retailer, I simply have to emote … and sincerely hope that this message gets around, because guys and their significant...

Spring’s “Must Have” Top Coat

Ahhhh, welcome to spring one day cooler one day colder one day a bit warmer one day wet snow one day drizzling one day windy one day rainy one day damp one day sunny … and welcome to the ubiquitous Top Coat. This is the coat that you must have and in the transition...

Is “short” a four letter word.

IS "SHORT" A  FOUR LETTER WORD Streetwear, trash-couture and ath-leisure, might be great, but not at ROBBIE BROWN, clothing for men up to 5ive ei8ht. Fashion and retail has raised the bar on both product and excitement. Whatever one does, the message has to be strong...

Sport Jackets and Fashion Rules for Shorter Men

To start off, a solid-colour sport jacket, called a blazer, is an essential part of any man’s wardrobe. In fact, men should have one in both navy and black. Ideally, one should have jackets in summer and winter fabrics and there are so many great options;...

Pants that rise to the occasion to fit shorter men

Elephant pants, triple pleats, carrot shape, super slim … What pant style is the best fit for the shorter man. The answer is, these mentioned styles are merely fashion choices and have nothing to do with fit. One must get out of the habit of confusing style and fit....

What Makes A Suit Fit Great For A Shorter Man

A great-fitting suit is not about how tightly it fits, it’s about proportion and balance. To the average person this may sound insignificant, as most men would rather hear about lapel width, 6” or 7” drops, shoulder padding, and the like. Firstly, a great-fitting suit...

The story behind the ROBBIE BROWN tag line!

At Robbie Brown, our tag line is, “clothing for men up to 5ive ei8ht”.  We thought it was more unique than, clothing for men up to 5’8”, and thought, clothing for men 5’8” and under, was too negative.  We didn’t want to use the word “short”, as for some reason men...