A Publication of Bavender Custom Clothiers
September 2012



"Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion,  

on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time."


--Jean Cocteau 
















This fall, look for suiting fabrics that call to mind the traditional textiles of yesteryear, with modern twists. The updated offerings combine the durability of time-honored autumn clothing with fresh innovations that work in contemporary urban life.


Heritage fabrics, such as twills and tweeds, speak of a refined country past. This year, many textile mills are bringing back those rugged suiting fabrics and updating them for modern gentlemen. Many designers are combining the strength of classic weaves with irregular finishes and varying yarn types and weights to bring a fresh look to fall suits. Varying the yarn types and thicknesses creates irregular surfaces that add visual interest.


The update to fall fabrics isn't limited to the yarns. Traditional herringbone and tweed weaves are changing scale, offering a greater variety of print sizes than seen earlier, while remaining true to the classic autumn browns, russets, creams, and tans.


Mills are also creating new fabric blends, infusing modern fibers into the classics to deliver

practical fabrics with a greater range of comfort and movement than before.


Ready to update your fall wardrobe? Schedule your personal consultation to view our showcase of contemporary fabrics with a modern twist.


Bavender Custom Clothiers with be conducting fall trunk shows in Bloomington-Normal, IL on Monday, September 17th and Des Moines, IA on the 18th & 19th.  Call 612.750.9486 or reply to this email to schedule your appointment.   


Kingford Bavender
Kingford Bavender Certified Master Custom Clothier
What's the best way to shine my shoes?


Answer: Start by removing dirt and old polish with shoe cream or cleaning fluid. Remember to scrape out the hard-to-reach spots with a soft toothbrush or a nailbrush.


Next, apply a leather conditioner to moisturize the leather, then use a rag to rub in a layer or two of wax. Choose a wax or cream polish that matches your shoes or let the natural tint shine through by using a neutral-colored one. Polish the wax with a brush, then follow with a damp rag for a beautiful "spit shine" look.


Between polishes, rub your shoes gently with a clean cloth or brush to maintain the shine.


Speaking of shoes, check out the fall Mezlan collection now available at Bavender Custom Clothiers.  Complimentary cedar shoe trees with every pair purchased.




Email: kingford@bavender.com
Phone: (612) 750-9486
Web: http://www.bavender.com/