Deciphering the Modern Wedding Dress Code

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Here at Spectre & Co., the most common question we’re asked is: “I have a wedding to go to soon and I’m not sure what to wear. Can you help me out?” There are many different dress codes when it comes to the modern wedding, and with the start of wedding season this Spring, we decided to put together a handy guide to the most common dress codes and the appropriate outfits for each.

April 21, 2017 by Jeffrey Zhang

A Brief History of the Bomber Jacket

Spectre & Co. Bomber JacketFashion has incorporated elements from military uniforms for centuries. One of the most popular basics that is borrowed from the military is the bomber jacket. The bomber jacket, also known as a “Flight Jacket”, was originally designed for pilots during World War I. Traditional bomber jackets always had tight fitting cuffs and waists, a functional design element to prevent wind from entering the jacket and keep the pilots warm at high altitudes.
April 12, 2017 by Jeffrey Zhang

What to Wear to Work in 2017

Your work attire is the most important section of your wardrobe. Not only do you spend more time at work then your free time, but work is also where impressions really count. Wearing a sharp suit can make you look great, but these days being overdressed or underdressed can affect how your co-workers and management see you.

April 04, 2017 by Jeffrey Zhang

Sneak Peak: What's Coming Next

Spectre & Co. Black Sneakers

We're incredibly excited to announce that at the end of April, we will be releasing our first collection of shoes! Timeless classics made with genuine Italian leather and suede, Spectre & Co.'s first footwear collection will consist of three sneakers and two boots. Here's a sneak preview:

March 30, 2017 by Jeffrey Zhang

New Spring Casual Shirts

Spring Casual ShirtsTo celebrate the arrival of Spring, we’re releasing four new casual shirts with fun and light patterns, perfect for the warmer weather. Made from soft, two-ply cotton, the new collection is the best way to inject some color and style to your Spring wardrobe! 

Our casual shirts are just that: casual. We’ve shortened the body by an inch for versatility, allowing you to wear them either tucked or untucked, and they’re the perfect companion pieces for our Trench Coat and Bomber Jackets.

March 30, 2017 by Jeffrey Zhang

The Anatomy of Our Trench Coat

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With every item we create, we strive for high quality and good design: no gimmicks, no trends, pieces that simply stand the test of time. Since we launched our Trench Coat, it has been our best selling item. Time and time again customers come back to tell us it’s their favorite item in their wardrobe.

March 24, 2017 by Jeffrey Zhang

What to Wear in Shanghai

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Spectre & Co. is a New York City based company with roots in Shanghai. We proudly manufacture in Shanghai with talented and seasoned artisans and craftsmen. Shanghai is not only our second home, but it is a beautiful city to visit. The city is constantly changing and evolving; each trip we take back we discover something new.  Here is our mini travel guide to Shanghai and what to wear.

March 21, 2017 by Jeffrey Zhang

The Best Tie Knot For Cutaway Collars

When it comes to ties, there are just about a million different ways to tie one. We here at Spectre & Co., however, are big proponents of the four-in-hand knot. In fact, we think it’s the only knot you need to know how to tie. Forget your Windsors, double Windsors, half Windsors, and Eldredge knots. The four-in-hand is the simply the best way to knot up. 

March 18, 2017 by Jeffrey Zhang

The Fool-proof Way to Accessorize

What distinguishes a well-dressed man from the rest of his peers? It’s actually not his clothing, but his accessories: it’s all about striking the balance between making interesting choices while still being subtle and well put together. In this blog post, we’ll teach you the fool-proof rules for accessorizing the right way without looking ridiculous.

March 09, 2017 by Jeffrey Zhang

A Closer Look at a Spectre & Co. Shirt

Within the last two years, Spectre & Co. has grown to become much more than just a shirting company. What started out as just an online store for affordable shirting has grown into a full-fledged menswear business with offerings in accessories, outerwear, and leather goods. However, our roots have always been in quality men's shirting, and that has not changed.

March 02, 2017 by Jeffrey Zhang