Get Your Winning St. Louis Cardinals Gear at Binghams in Columbia

It’s baseball season, which means your fan game should be in full swing. If it isn’t, Binghams is stocked with Cardinals tees and hats that will help you channel winning vibes to your team. So whether you’re at Busch Stadium enjoying a $10 Coors Light or on your couch eating take out, you’ll be dressed for the occasion with St. Louis Cardinals sports gear from us.

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Hurry in, St. Louis needs you. Who knows, you just might purchase a World Series-winning t-shirt. It is possible. After all, our shirts are sprinkled with magic.

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What Your Hat Says About You

Hats should be worn for more than just bad hair days. Yes, they are practical in that way, and we love a St. Louis Cardinals baseball cap as much as the next guy in Columbia, Mo. However, we also know how much a hat or cap can say about a man (aside from his favorite sports team). For the guy who likes to make a fashion statement, here are the messages a few of our favorite hats and caps can send: 

The panama

The panama is the classic summer hat. What it says: “I’m at the beach…in my mind.”

The newsboy

Most newsboy caps nowadays are a cross between a flat cap and the classic newsboy, which has a rounder, fuller shape and a button in the center (cheers to you if you can pull off the traditional version). What a newsboy cap says: “Sophisticated. Trendy but a little irreverent.”

A casual fedora

Fedora’s come in various shapes and sizes, but the crown is always creased lengthwise. It is usually made of felt, but casual fedoras come in a variety of materials. What a casual fedora says: “Classy like Frank Sinatra, cool like Dean Moriarty.”

Hats are not for every guy, we know. But if there is ever a time to try one out, it’s summer. The vibe is more relaxed, so you’ll feel more confident wearing something on your head.

Come into Binghams today and sample our selection of summer chapeaux. And don’t worry, we will be brutally honest if you can’t pull off a particular hat (and then we will promptly find you one you look awesome in).

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Short-sleeve dress shirts by Stone Rose

Keep Cool and Stylish with Short-Sleeve, Woven Shirts

T-shirts are popular warm-weather attire, but a cotton tee can sometimes be too casual for guys who enjoy getting dressed. Thankfully, there is a happy medium between a button-down work shirt and your favorite St. Louis Cardinal’s tee: the woven short-sleeve shirt.

It’s dressier than a tee, but still decidedly laid-back. The woven fabric provides that bit of heft necessary to feel like you’re a bit more dressed up, but the short sleeves keep it from looking like you’re going to work.

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Short-sleeve dress shirts by Stone Rose

A short-sleeved woven shirt, like one by Robert Graham or Stone Rose (we carry both), is perfect for a weekend barbecue, strolling in downtown Columbia, or an afternoon lunch on a patio.

“Now that spring is here, guys should have short-sleeve dress shirts in their closets. They’re great because you can wear them off the clock, but you can also add a tie or bow tie and be ready to go for work on Monday,” says Dave Danuser, co-owner of Binghams.

They are also exceedingly cool. Just ask white-hot country music star, Sam Hunt, who stopped in our store and purchased a Robert Graham short-sleeve dress shirt:

Yes, Sam Hunt was in our store. See what other cool stuff we have going on by following us on Instagram: @binghamsclothing

Yes, Sam Hunt was in our store. See what other cool stuff we have going on by following us on Instagram: @binghamsclothing

Come in and try on our great selection of short-sleeve woven shirts today. Binghams is located here. We look forward to seeing you.

Everything You Need to Know About Pocket Squares

A pocket square is the ultimate sign of a well-dressed man. The simple-yet-powerful accessory has been back in form for several years now, though truthfully, we here at Binghams in Columbia, Mo., feel they never left. Because more customers have been asking us about pocket squares, here is a crash course in everything you need to know about pocket squares.

1. It doesn’t always have to be white.

Hardly. In fact, it’s better if it’s patterned.

2. Nor does it have to match your tie (or bow tie).

There is no scientific formula for pairing a pocket square. If it complements your outfit, and is folded properly, you’re good to go. A helpful way to think of complementing is as “echoing.” For example, if your tie or shirt has subtle blue threads in it, try a white pocket square with blue edges. In this case, the blue-trimmed pocket square echoes the blue hue in the shirt and tie.

3. A pocket square can be worn alone.

Pocket squares are traditionally worn with a tie, but it’s 2015 and style rules are laxer than ever. We fully support wearing a pocket square sans tie. It’s a debonair yet raffish look, and perfect for an office dress code that doesn’t demand a full suit and tie.

4. There are many ways to fold a pocket square.

How you fold your pocket square depends on the look you’re going for. Here are links to helpful tutorials for the most popular folds (thank you to The Rules of Style’s Youtube channel):

Fold #1: Classic (or Straight)
Fold #2: Pyramid
Fold #3: One Point
Fold #4: The Poof

And remember: just relax. It’s not origami. It’s okay to spend a few minutes fussing with it in front of the mirror.

5. Overall, don’t over think it.

It’s just a pocket square—not rocket science.

We have a wide selection of pocket squares here at Binghams, so come in and see us. We carry Robert Talbott, R. Hanauer and more.

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