Welcome to 2016! Another year down and another year of opportunity, challenges, and success ahead, right? I think it’s good practice to take some time to reflect on the past year. What worked? What didn’t? What baggage are you carrying into 2016? From BE’s perspective, a lot happened in 2015. We have been hard at work building our reputation as the leading provider of Denver custom suits, and in surrounding areas.

In our first blog post of 2016, we are taking a look back. Here’s what happened over the past year, and a little bit about what we have planned for 2016.

Brett was married

On October 3rd, Brett was hitched to his wife, Carolyn! The wedding took place at a Durango camp where both Brett and Carolyn once worked as camp counselors. The wedding went smoothly and everyone had a great time. And in case you were wondering, the BE suits looked great :).

 

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Ryan’s Colorado style project

Over the summer, I started an ambitious project. I wanted to discover what men’s style means for guys in Colorado. After all, there’s this perception that all we wear out here are flannels and buffalo check patterns with our jeans. So, what I did was reach out to a handful of creatives in the Denver and Fort Collins area – people that were doing innovative work – to have them design a custom dress shirt. The idea being, was that their unique background and influence, would trickle down into the shirt.

If you want to revisit my interviews and featured posts, you can find them here:

Part I, Where Wood Meets Steel

Part II, Valentich Bags

Part III, Bryan Dayton of Acorn Restaurant

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Brett’s work shirts

Brett has continued to develop his own personal style. And this year it is becoming clear that he has an affinity for what he calls his “work shirts,” shirts that he will wear day in and day out.

Want to see some of Brett’s other favorites? Visit our online store.

 

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Top reads from the blog

Our most popular blog posts – since we began writing – have continued to be ones with the most practical information:

Notched lapel versus peaked lapels – When should you wear one over the other? What’s the difference? Learn everything to wanted to know on the topic of suit lapels with this piece.

What’s pick stitching? – A nuance of fine bespoke clothing, pick sticking is an easy way to set yourself apart from the crowd.

When to wear a pocket square – The short answer? Anytime you have a chest pocket! But you should read the full post anyway.

The Americano cocktail – a unique summer drink – This one was our most popular read on cocktails this year. The drink can be a bit of an acquired taste, but it’s a great one!

And for 2016…

We want to remind you that we will continue to offer the very best in bespoke menswear in Colorado. If you’re searching for the best fitting Denver custom suits available, you found them right here at BE.

Also, be sure to check out the Spring issue of MyWedding – Brett and Carolyn may or may not be inside the magazine ;).

By Ryan Wagner

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