The Perfect Tab
Having worked in the shirting business for the last 2 years, I’ve developed a serious passion and consideration for the dress shirt. Once overlooked as a mere complement to any menswear attire, it has recently achieved a much deserved popularity as a stand-out piece in most wardrobes. This pro-shirt movement has resulted in a variety of models ranging from fashion forward to reinterpretations of classics such as the club, pin or tab collar.
Among the latter, one of my personal favourites is definitely the tab collar: a trademark gentleman’s staple, the tab is the perfect match for all those who love or have to incorporate a tie in their ensemble. This specific model features two tabs located at the middle of the collar points, which fasten beneath the tie, elevating the knot and creating a unique flare that portays elegance and distinction. When renowned shirtmaker Emmett London contacted me a while back, I was excited to test run its version of this menswear essential.
Made from super fine Giza 87 poplin, this slim fit dress shirt features a snap closure tab of perfect proportions: the collar points sit beautifully on the shirt front, while the tie knot rises to the perfect height. The slim fit is spot on, as is the construction and small details such as mother-of-pearl buttons and high stich density. To match its elegance, I went for a put together look with my own personal twist: the fully unstructured peak lapel blazer and tailored slacks are toned down by the woven vest, while the color palette picks up on different shades of blue namely through the accessories.
Details: peak lapel cotton/silk blazer by Adam Kimmel, garment dyed vest by 1st PAT-RN, giza 87 poplin tab collar shirt by Emmett London, mto slacks by Gentleman Tailors, woven leather loafers by Buttero, polka dot tie by Purificacion Garcia, braces by Boggi and watch by Rolex.
Model and Styling: Miguel Amaral Vieira
Ph: Filipa Alves
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Beyond Fabric turns 4 today!
So, Tumblr just notified me that Beyond Fabric is now 4 years-old! I knew I’ve been running it for a while, but receiving that email made it official. Plus it brought back many memories of how long I’ve come since I began this life project.
It’s Happy Birthday to me and Beyond Fabric, but especially to all of you who have been following and supporting me during these last four years…I can’t thank you enough for allowing me to follow my dreams and my lifelong passion!
Miguel Amaral Vieira
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In the off chance that you’re unfamiliar with Shaya Green’s store, now is the perfect time to get acquainted. Purveyor of fine menswear accessories and Beyond Fabric supporter, Exquisite Trimmings carries a wide but carefully curated selection of goods, from renowned brands such as Rubinacci, Fumagalli, Drake’s, P. Johnson, Saphir or Albert Thurston.
Simply put, they deliver everything you’ll ever need to add that extra flare to your attire…plus, their Summer sale is now live!