Tuck in that Shirt … or Not

Contrary to popular belief, not just any button-down dress shirt can be worn untucked. Here are a few tips from our staff at Bingham’s to help you pull off this casual, effortless-looking fashion statement stylishly:

  1. Only wear shirts that are meant to be untucked, well, untucked. They should be well-tailored and tapered to avoid a sloppy look without being tight. Check out our selections from Peter Millar, johnnie-O and others. 
  2. Make sure that the back of your shirt ends around the bottom of your pant pocket, while the front should hit just below your zipper. 
  3. Don’t wear a shirt that is cut straight across at the bottom outside of your trousers. The untucked ones should be scalloped with a tail. 
  4. Complement it with the right pair of slim-fitting casual trousers or jeans from 34 Heritage, Ballin or Brax. 
  5. Pair it with a sport coat for a more polished look.
  6. Visit us at Bingham’s to help you step out in untucked style.

We can’t wait to help you style your best look yet! See you at Bingham’s soon! 

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Treat Yourself to a New Dress Shirt Today at Bingham’s

Is your closet full of blue dress shirts? Or maybe your color is tan or white? If your hangers need some more bold and colorful attire, leave it to our experts at Bingham’s in Columbia to help steer you in the right direction. 

Crafted from the finest fabrics, you deserve to treat yourself to an Eton shirt. Their signature collar will keep up with you throughout your work day thanks to the workmanship and quality of the fabric and stitching. The company has been around for 90 years, so they might know a thing or two about creating fine dress shirts. 

David Donahue shirts come in inspiring and colorful patterns that will look fantastic under a sport coat or half-zip sweater. Led by the Donahue family, the team says they “find inspiration for patterns everywhere. Wallpaper, antique tiles, or a curious artifact.” David Donahue shirts a great way to show off your personality, gents! If you’re a bit hesitant to go bold, let the staff at Bingham’s guide you on layering your work look. 

We look forward to seeing you at Bingham’s this summer! 

 

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Shoes and Shirts and Shorts, Oh My!

Make Bingham’s in Columbia your one-stop shop for summer essentials this season. With a wide-ranging selection of lightweight shirts, soft and well-fitting shorts and casual shoes for your next vacation, you have many reasons to stop in at Bingham’s today. 

Johnnie-o shirts are a favorite among many of our clients. The versatile and comfortable T-shirts and polos can be paired with shorts, jeans or chinos. The brands’s “West Coast prep” look works in the Midwest, too! The classic brand Peter Millar is definitely a closet necessity, too. The iconic style and quality of Peter Millar shirts will feel great against your skin and keep you cool this summer. 

 

Halsey shorts offer different fits that are flattering for many body types. They’re long enough through the leg, comfortable and come in a variety of colors. They just might be crisp and polished enough to wear to, dare we say it, work? The casual work style has infiltrated many offices around here in Columbia. A pair of Halsey shorts paired with a button-down shirt or a solid polo doesn’t look sloppy or adolescent. Stop in and we’ll show you how to put it together. 

Don’t forget to treat your feet to some special duds, too. With stylish and refined shoes from Trask, Allen Edmonds and Martin Dingman, you’re sure to walk out of our store with a new spring in your step. 

 

See you at Bingham’s soon! 

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Find the Perfect Gift for Dad This Father’s Day at Bingham’s in Columbia

The Father’s Day clock is ticking and the doors are open for you now at Bingham’s in Columbia. We have a perfect selection of items to gift your dad this month. Tell us a bit about your gift recipient and we’ll offer suggestions to fit their style and your wallet. Here are some of the hot items on our list: 

Dress shirts: You can’t go wrong with a dress shirt from Eton, David Donahue or Robert Graham. Freshen up your father’s wardrobe with a new color or a bolder pattern in a lightweight material. All of these brands offer classic, timeless options that would look great under a sport or suit coat. 

Casual shirts: Get dad in the weekend mood by gifting him something new for his downtime wardrobe. Our Tommy Bahama, johnnie-o and Peter Millar shirts are casual, lightweight picks that pair well with chinos or jeans for a quick bite to eat. Linen is a fabulous alternative for summer, too. A linen shirt from Report will keep dad cool while looking polished during the hot days ahead. They have the versatility of looking great tucked into a pair of shorts or rounding out a crisp look with chinos.

 

Fragrances: Don’t rule out treating your dad to a new bottle of cologne this Father’s Day. Stop in and we’ll make some suggestions for top contenders that your dad will love. Take a whiff of Moonshine while you’re here, which has a woodsy, spicy scent. Or there’s St. James of London that will keep your dad smelling of the woods and the outdoors. 

Accessories: Who thought underwear could be life changing? Your dad will be a believer, too, when he samples Saxx underwear for himself. They’re well worth the investment — and a game-changer, some gentlemen have said. Another game changer and mood changer, we might argue, are socks! Gift dad a pair of lightweight patterned socks this summer from Robert Graham. They’ll show off just enough personality the next time he sits down at the conference room table. Wallets are always a tried and true Father’s Day gift. Our leather Bosca wallets are handcrafted to last a lifetime. 

A Bingham’s gift card: Celebrate your dad with a Bingham’s gift card! He’ll be in great hands with our expert staff should he need any advice on suiting, accessories or fashionable matches. 

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there and see you at Bingham’s soon! 

Robert Talbott – Neckwear Perfection

“The Perfect Tie”

Robert Talbott is by far one of our favorite tie brands. We love the variety in colors and patterns which make for the perfect find every time! You can never have too many ties whether you’re wearing them daily for the office or occasionally for weddings and special events.

Take a look at this colorful variety from Robert Talbott…

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Find these Robert Talbott and so much more in Columbia Mo. at Binghams today. You can find us here, we can’t wait to see you!

Mens Socks: Pantharella

Mens Hosiery – Tradition and Fashion

Men’s fashion micro trend: “the Statement sock”

 

It’s time to wear socks again… Traditions suggests you wear a sock that is a little darker than your trouser. There are many fun patterns, and you can match secondary colors in the sock to your shirt, tie or pocket square.

Fashion says there’s absolutely a place in men’s style for colored socks that do not match the trousers. It requires a little more care, because it’s not a simple, neutral choice, but if you take that care it can look great.

“Statement socks are like a stylish man’s best kept secret.” GQ.  This secret is getting out and has played a major part in increasing money spent on men’s clothing this past year.

Pantherella is one of our favorite brand of “fun” socks:

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These playful socks by Pantherella are created with a perfect blend of Egyptian Cotton with colors to add some spice to your wardrobe.

Stop in to Binghams today and see why we are so in love with Pantherella and just how fun colorful socks can make your outfit.

You can find us here, we can’t wait to see you!

 

Golfing and Greatness: Peter Millar

 

Polos, Pullovers and Sweaters, Oh My!

Yes, we’re talking Golf and the King of Golf is Peter Millar, of course!

We want to share some great items from Peter Millar to fill your golf closet… er… regular closet with. Take a look…

POLOS

You might need to make room because the polo selection from Peter Millar is so large, there’s no way you can settle for just one. With so many solids and prints to choose from you’re bound to find your next favorite golf shirts with us.

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PULLOVERS

Everyone needs at least one (or 5, but who’s counting) favorite pullover. And we have plenty for you to choose from here at Binghams from Peter Millar. Comfortable and perfectly fitted so your body can keep perfect temperature while you focus on the game.
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SWEATERS

Did somebody say Cashmere? Oh yeah, these sweaters are not messing around. You’re about to meet your new favorite sweater. Complete with shape retention and moisture management, you will understand the meaning of love at first sight.

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Stop in today. We can’t wait to see you soon!

34 Heritage Denim in Columbia

The best summer jean is without a doubt by 34 Heritage

Let’s be honest. Your favorite pair of jeans is all about the fit. And 34 Heritage has cut no corners in delivering the greatest fit jean world has ever seen. Why is their fit so great you ask? Well, because of the stretch. A little bit of stretch in your jeans goes a long way. It allows for you to do so many more activities in them making them your go-to for any occasion.

34 Heritage jeans are also lightweight for warm weather which is key when you’ve got a busy weekend with the family or if you know you’ll be walking a lot.

In addition to all that technical stuff, 34 Heritage jeans look really, really good. How do they do it? Take a look…

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Stop in today and come see our great selection of jeans from 34 Heritage.

You can find us here. We can’t wait to see you soon!

Tan Shoes + Dark Suit = High Style

Can you wear tan dress shoes with a dark suit? YES!

Tan Shoes + Dark Suit = High Style

When suggesting tan shoes to buyers, the most frequent question we usually get is – can you wear tan dress shoes with a dark suit? Our answer is usually a big “YES”. Even though they are not the type of shoes you can wear with just anything, tan shoes can create everything, from casual looks for relaxed days out, to smart outfits that are perfect for the office.

If you are wondering what to wear with tan shoes, and you don’t have the intention of creating a summery style look, then an easy solution would be to go for darker colors. You can pair your dress tan shoes with black or classic navy suits to create a sharp, put-together look that is perfect for any formal occasion. We have a great collection of tan shoes from Allen Edmond that come in a wider range of tones, which can help add serious style to dark suits.  Take a look:

Strand Cap-toe Oxfords with Dainite Rubber Sole + Coppley Suit

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The above Allen Edmond shoe would be a perfect pair for wearing with the Byron suit. They make a perfect combo for the office. We have a huge selection of Allen Edmond shoes as well as Byron suits that you can choose from.

Strand Cap-toe Oxfords + Elegant Dark Suit by Paul Betenley

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This Allen Edmond shoe is another great tan shoe that can go well with dark suits, more specifically the ones from Coppley. The above combination is also great for the office. You can choose a wide variety of Coppley’s dark colored suits at our store to match with your tan shoes.

Strand Cap-toe Oxfords with Dainite Rubber Sole +  Slim Cut Suit by Byron

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Pairing this Allen Edmond’s shoe with a dark slim cut suit by Byron will also result in an elegant and classy look.

We have a variety of shoes from Allen Edmond and suits from Byron, Coppley and Paul Betenley, which come in elegant styles. Stop by at our Binghams Clothing Store in Columbia, Missouri for these and more.

Columbia’s Father’s Day Store for Men

Excellent Gifts For Father’s Day

Whether he’s your biological father, or the man who raised you, the dad in your life is undoubtedly a special human being. Even though father figures seem to have it all, their hearts tend to melt whenever their children shower them with thoughtful gifts. If you haven’t seen your father for quite sometime and wants to make a surprise visit, you may be in dilemma picking gifts. Is he slimmer or has he added a few pounds? Will this coat fit? Will this beautiful suit look flabby on him? All those are valid questions, and the most ideal thing to do is to buy gifts where size doesn’t matter. For such cases, the following will prove to be excellent gifts for Father’s Day:

Classic Men’s Watch

Regardless of the fact that there are many other devices that help one keep track of time, watches will always remain valid. Watches have been a man’s number 1 wardrobe essential since their invention and this won’t change anytime soon. When thinking of it as a Father’s Day gift, you need to pick the best brand on the market. Daniel Wellington watches perfectly fit that description as they are created with the notion of style in mind.

DANIEL WELLINGTON WATCHES

Besides featuring timeless designs, Daniel Wellington watches are made to last. The classic petite design allows you to choose from 9 interchangeable straps that feature elegant mesh and genuine leather in different vibrant colors.

Working Man’s Wallet

Every man has a wallet, that’s a fact. Regardless of whether your father has one or several, adding a wallet to his collection will be very thoughtful. For this special day, you don’t need just any wallet, but you need one that will make a statement. Working Man’s Wallets have the reputation for being highly durable, versatile and convenient.

WORKING MANS WALLTET

This Working Man’s wallet is made of oiled cowhide leather that’s durable enough to last a decade or more. It comes with 8 credit card slots plus 2 side-entry slots. All these slots will not only give your father ample room to keep all his credit and business cards, but they will also serve as the safest place for him to keep his money.

Dopp Kit

Staying organized on the road is crucial.  A Dopp kit is basically a toiletry bag that enables a traveler carry his personal effects effectively and safely. Osgoode Marley makes exceptional Dopp kits to ensure that users carry all their essential items in one safe and convenient bag.

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These Dopp kits by Osgoode Marley are made of leather, making them durable enough to withstand the test of time. Getting one of these as a Father’s Day gift will be very practical, especially if your father travels a lot.

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