We are excited to announce the opening of 2 new Cuffwear Express machines at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). You will find one of our high tech machines from Signifi Solutions right outside the Delta Sky Lounge near gate A17 and also at E8. We have a great selection of Cuffwear cufflinks, Power Stays and wallets from Wurkin Stiffs and some amazing ladies and men's socks form JHJ Designs.
The machines are set up to give travelers the convenience of familiar E-commerce style shopping via a large touch screen display with the immediate gratification of receiving the item on the spot, dispensed in a very premium, smooth way with each item being delivered in a gift box or gift bag.
This is a great opportunity for last minute gift ideas, convenient shopping while you wait for your flight and a great way to quickly pick up some items you may have forgot to pack.
You can read more about our automated retail project here:
Stay tuned for new airport locations coming soon!
This week, we look at some fun and festive Holiday party attire.
This week we take a closer look at the very basics of Men's suit jackets and blazer styles.
There are many variations and customization options for men's suit jackets and blazers these days. The custom, made-to-measure market has never been hotter or more affordable in North America. We will focus on the proper fit in one of our upcoming segments where we will interview an expert, but for now we will just go over the basics of the more popular styles.
First we will look at the lapel styles:
Above are the three basic styles of lapels. Below we show the 2 basic jacket styles.
The single breasted can come with one or more buttons in a row and the double breasted jacket is defined by the overlapping front flap with 2 rows of parallel buttons.
The options for the back of the jacket are shown below, the double vent (the far left) is the most popular.
There are many detailed custom features that you can add to your suit or blazer to make it more personal, some of the more popular items are:
Ticket pocket - the small pocket that is occasionally found above the right hip pocket on a jacket. It follows the angle and style of the pocket below it.
Pick stitching - visible stitches around the lapel of the suit jacket or blazer, using hand sewn.
Surgeon's cuffs - this is where the buttons on the cuff of the jacket are functional and not just decorative.
Contrast stitching - a detail where the lapel hole has a contrast color thread or one or more of the cuff holes has a contrast color thread.
Patch pockets - a pocket made of a separate piece of cloth sewn onto the outside of a garment.
Here are some questions answered that may be helpful.
what type of hanger can I use for my suits and blazers?
never use a wire hanger, always use the big hanger that came with the suit or blazer, this will help preserve the shape and structure of the shoulders of the suit, and hang up your suit! .....every. single. time!
should I dry clean my suit jacket and suit pants always at the same time?
yes, dry cleaning can fade the original color of the fabric over time so its best to always dry clean the complete suit at the same time
why are the outside, side pockets sewn shut on my jacket?
you should never use the side pockets of your suit jacket, using them will compromise the shape of your jacket so its best to keep them sewn shut
is the fit of my jacket important?
this is the most important part, the #1 issue in menswear is a lot of guys buy clothes that are too big for them, we will interview an expert in one of our future segments
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There's a lot of buzz around our cufflink vending machine in Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood. CTV News got in touch:
Cuffwear president Chris Zownir says the high-tech, touchscreen-enabled vending machines are a "fun user experience," and far more advanced than the typical candy bar dispenser.
"The machine is made in Italy, it's a very sexy-looking machine, and so I think people are just drawn over by the appearance of it," Zownir told CTVNews.ca by phone on Wednesday.
The Cuffwear vending machine has 42 cufflink styles on display in a purple LED-lit glass display case. Customers use a touchscreen interface to pick the cufflinks they want, then charge the purchase ($65 per pair) to their credit card. The machine uses a mechanical tray to retrieve the pre-gift-wrapped cufflinks and deposit them to the customer.
Zownir says it made a lot of sense to put cufflinks in a vending machine. The one-size-fits-all, often-changed (and easily lost) fashion accessories are a hot item among fashion-forward men.
"Guys that love wearing cufflinks, it's just an easy fit," Zownir said. He added that he's also seen many women use the vending machine to buy cufflinks as gifts for the men in their lives.
If you're not in the Toronto area, don't fret -- Cuffwear offers free ground shipping on all North American orders. Take a look at our full selection!
Cuffwear's Yorkville vending machine was featured in the National Post today:
One Riverdale woman who bought cufflinks for her husband – she did not want her name published, because it would spoil a Christmas surprise — said she noticed a lot of excitement around the two ‘‘very posh looking vending machines.’’
‘‘I couldn’t believe that you could buy doughnuts and cuff links. There was a man there who couldn’t resist buying both. I had to take a look.
‘‘Of course once I saw that they had cuff links with guitars on them I was sold. It was a totally impulsive and I honestly don’t know if they were worth the $65, but they came in a nice box and a very swish little bag. It was just lot of fun. And I resisted the doughnuts!’’
Come down to the Cumberland Terrace mall to see it in action!