Performance Fabrics Aren’t Just for the Golf Course Anymore

Performance Fabrics Aren’t Just for the Golf Course Anymore

A new trend that we’re all about right now is performance fabrics in everyday menswear. It’s warming up in Columbia, Missouri, and guys need clothes that they can move around in, and that will keep them cool.

Think button-up shirts that wick moisture and are wrinkle resistant, and socks that keep you from getting swamp feet.

“Not only is performance fabric in regular clothing a great idea, especially if you bike to work or just tend to sweat a lot, but it allows for better work-life balance,” says Dave Danuser, owner of Binghams. “It allows you transition comfortably from one thing to the next. You can bike or walk to work without having to change once you get to the office.”

Southern Tide, Peter Millar and Robert Graham are our favorites right now for performance luxury clothing, and we’re carrying them in the store. We’ve got golf shirts, polos, pants and t-shirts.

Southern Tide:

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Peter Millar

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Robert Graham

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Make your wardrobe more versatile today by coming into Binghams and picking up a few of these polo shirts, t-shirts and pants.

What’s New With Robert Talbott for Spring 2016

What’s New With Robert Talbott for Spring 2016

Robert Talbott is one of our favorite year-round brands, but we especially love it in the spring. Their use of color and pattern is perfect for when the temperature in Columbia warms and you want a little more pep in your step.

Here’s a look at what’s new for Spring 2016 from Robert Talbott:

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Photos Courtesy of roberttalbott.com

Come into Binghams today to get your Robert Talbott Spring 2016 attire. We’re located here and we look forward to seeing you.

Join Us for the Measure Up Trunk Show, May 6-7

Join Us for the Measure Up Trunk Show, May 6-7

 

On May 6-7, 2016, Binghams will be hosting a Measure Up trunk show and you’re invited.

 

The show is your chance to get the latest from Measure Up, the best custom shirt maker in America.

 

“Measure Up is genuine custom,” says Dave Danuser, co-owner of Binghams. “We take about 18 different measurements for one shirt.” (18 is a lot, in case you were wondering).

 

Rob Jackson of Measure Up will be in the store to show you the brand’s latest offerings and answer any questions.

 

We will also be offering a great deal during the event: When you buy five shirts, you get the sixth one FREE.

 

The Measure Up trunk show is a great time to get your spring and summer wardrobe in order, so don’t miss this.

Date: Friday, May 6 & Saturday, May 7

Time: Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Place: Binghams, 827 E Broadway, Columbia, MO (map it)

 

We look forward to seeing you.

Coppley Delivers the Best Bang for Your Buck for Custom

Coppley Delivers the Best Bang for Your Buck for Custom

 

Custom clothing runs the gamut from the uber lux Italian suit handcrafted in Naples, to the paper-thin, short-lived dress shirts churned out by machine in China. A lot of men think custom clothing is either the former ($22k for a suit, anyone?) or the latter, and don’t realize there are fantastic options between the two extremes.

 

One such option is Coppley, the best custom clothing maker in North America.

 

Coppley, a Canadian brand, is both affordable and high quality—one does not preclude the other, and is Binghams’ best-selling made-to-measure brand for this reason.

 

Not only is Coppley high quality, it’s also fast. They pioneered the making of a made-to-measure suit in just seven days, and are among the best in the biz when it comes to quickly turning around a suit (or a sport coat, pants or jacket) that you love.

 

Coppley can accommodate any cut or size and you choose from more than 400 fine fabrics. If you’re buying a suit or jacket, we’ll help you decide on vents, buttons, lapel style and more.

 

If you want a suit that fits perfectly and looks like a million dollars (but doesn’t cost it), come see us at Binghams. We have several pricing options and will work with you to find a suit that fits you and your budget.

 

Also, Coppley’s newest spring 2016 looks will be on display during next month’s trunk show on May 6-7, 2016 (more details to come). Special pricing will be available during the show, so mark your calendar.

Southern Tide’s New Summer Looks Are Here

Southern Tide’s New Summer Looks Are Here

 

Southern Tide is one of our favorite brands for summer in Columbia, Missouri. It’s the perfect blend of preppy and casual, and they put stretch fabric in a lot of their clothing, so it’s super comfortable.

 

Southern Tide just released their summer 2016 styles, and while there are lots of things in the collection to admire, the piece we love most is their new fishing shirt:

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Not only is this shirt classy, it’s also made of a quick-dry fabric and has a mesh vent in the back that’ll keep you cool. The Velcro chest pockets are perfect for carrying your gear.

 

The sleeves can be unbuttoned and rolled down to full arm length, for when the sun goes down and you need a little extra warmth, or you want a more formal look.

 

The fishing shirt is available in a white, coral and blue check (blue check pictured), solid navy and several plaid combinations. We stock most and can special-order what we don’t have in the store.

 

We also carry Southern Tide’s comfortable flip flops, awesome beach towels and refreshing swimming trunks. All you need are some Ray Bans and you’ll be good to go for the season.

 

Come into Binghams today to see our selection of Southern Tide’s latest summer apparel. We’d love to see you.

 

 

 

Dress Like British Elite with Byron Formalwear and Accessories

Italian men may know how to wear a suit, but British men wear a tuxedo like it’s an art form. The proof is in the pudding: look at James Bond, David Gandy, and Laurence Olivier, to name a few. To emulate that sleek British sophistication, American men needn’t look any further than a tux from Byron, Britain’s best made-to-measure clothier.

Bingham’s uses Byron exclusively for formalwear because we believe they’re the best in the biz. They use high quality, luxurious fabrics, and they skillfully construct their garments with high attention to detail.

Byron is also a master of the perfect silhouette. It’s clean and trim, but it’s not tight or uncomfortable.

Finally, Byron also makes formalwear accessories—bowties, cummerbunds and stud sets—that add the final polish any evening look.

Come in and test-drive our Byron tuxedo options today. Depending on alterations, we can have a tux ready for you as soon as one week.

Find us here. We look forward to seeing you.

Eco-Friendly Down That Actually Keeps You Warm

Gentlemen, let us introduce you to a new line we are now carrying called Save the Duck.

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Gentleman, Duck; Duck, Gentlemen.

Save the Duck is a new line of outerwear for guys who love the warmth and lightness of down but are conscious of their use of animal products.

Save the Duck has engineered what they call (and by “call” we mean “trademarked”) “plumtech,” a synthetic insulation that functions like real down. It’s just as fluffy, lightweight and, most importantly, warm. But since it isn’t real down, it dries fast and cleans easily. It’s also amphibian-friendly.

The more affordable sticker price will make you feel a little more warm and fuzzy too, FYI.

So, Save the Duck offers the best of both worlds—synthetic and real down—and is a must-have addition to your fall wardrobe.

But really, technology like this needs to be seen to be believed, so we invite you to come into Binghams today and see the cutting-edge technology for yourself.

We carry Save the Duck’s quilted jackets and vests in several different colors, and their heat-sealed seam rain jacket.

Save the Duck quilted jackets in navy, red and brown.

Save the Duck quilted jackets in navy, red and brown.

Save the Duck rain jacket, and quilted vest in blue.

Save the Duck rain jacket, and quilted vest in blue.

You can find us here. We look forward to seeing you.

Southern Tide’s Fall Collection is Now Available at Binghams in Columbia

Southern Tide is one of our favorite summer brands (remember these awesome t-shirts?), but they also make top-notch fall sport shirts, pullovers, long-sleeve polos and ties.

This season’s collection is a rainbow of deep, rich colors, jewel tones and plaid. Lots of plaid.

Their sport shirts are either 100% cotton twill or cotton twill with a touch of stretch for even more comfort and fit. Each shirt has the classic Skipjack embroidery on the chest pocket.

The polo (the burgundy shirt second from the right, first row, above) is long sleeve, super soft and the perfect shirt for cooler days.

Speaking of cooler weather, when temps really start to drop, we’ve got your back with Southern Tide’s extra warm and luxuriously soft pullovers.

Southern Tide pullovers in heather grey, red and purple.

Southern Tide pullovers in heather grey, red and purple.

We also have classic cool caps to keep your head warm.

For more great Southern Tide apparel, come into Binghams today. Our rich selection makes us Columbia, Missouri’s number one source for Southern Tide clothing and accessories.

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We look forward to seeing you.

A Subtle Way to Show Your True Colors: Robert Graham Socks

Robert Graham isn’t for every guy. We know. We sell it proudly, but we also understand the terrified look on a guy’s face when he sees contrasting explosions of paisley and stripes on a dress shirt. This doesn’t mean he’s anti-fun, though. Some guys just prefer a more measured approach to statement pieces. So for these guys, we suggest Robert Graham socks.

They have all the personality of a Robert Graham shirt or sweater, but in a more palatable dose. You can wear a pair of, say, blue and red striped socks with a charcoal grey suit or trousers, and they’ll add a perfectly measured amount of pop to an otherwise ordinary outfit.

“Fun socks are great because they only show when you sit down or cross your legs,” explains Dave Danuser, owner of Binghams. “Not only does it add personality, but that little pop adds a level of sophistication and attention to detail to your look, which are qualities you really want noticed.”

Danuser adds that Robert Graham socks are perfect for the guy looking for a middle ground between a monochrome ensemble and the wild, Robert Graham peacock aesthetic.

So, gentlemen, if you’re a guy looking for a subtle way to show your true colors, come check out Binghams’ enormous selection of patterned socks by Robert Graham. They run the gamut from simple stripes to paisley perfection, so we’re sure we have a pair that suits you.

And just so you know, we also have a full selection of patterned socks by Lorenzo and Unplugged. Check them out:

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We mustache you a question: aren’t these socks great?

Come into Binghams today for our over-the-top, cream-of-the-crop selection of fun socks. We’re located here.

Put Your Game Pants (and Shirts) On

College football season is here and we’ve got the clothing you need to be an exceptionally well-dressed fan. This includes our special Mizzou game-day pants and shirts, made by Peter Millar exclusively for Binghams.

You will definitely stand out in the crowd with these bad boys:

The pants are solid gold, don’t you think?

The pants are solid gold, don’t you think?

You can’t see it from the picture, but the pants have a sleek, flat front design and are 100% cotton.

As for the button down shirt, it’s 100% cotton and has a twill weave, so it’s super soft and dressy. It is also wrinkle resistant (that’s a win right there. For more no-iron shirts, click here) and thus travels well, so you’ll look on-point no matter where you are in the world.

It also has a small Mizzou tiger logo on the left chest pocket, so that you’ll tastefully communicate your school pride in any professional setting.

Come get decked out in our specially made University of Missouri gear today. We’re located here.