Wednesday, March 31, 2010


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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A&B Blog 2.0!!!

Hey Astor & Black fans! Hope everyone is enjoying the start to their Spring! It is a great time to start fresh, and that is exactly what we have done with the blog. You can find our new blog at New content, new articles, new look! Be sure to become a follower so you can stay up to date with the latest from A&B!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Leaning More Towards Custom

Today's population is leaning more towards custom clothing, but they may not have always had the budget to buy bespoke. In today's WWD, Brenner Thomas interviewed David Schottenstein and examined the value that Astor & Black brings to it's customers and how that has played a part in increasing the demand for bespoke and custom clothing at a competitive price. Not only that, but Brenner gives a sneak peak of the Astor & Black Visualizer. Check it out at (You must have a subscription to to access the full article or you can sign up for a free 7-day trial.)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Esquire's Best Dressed Men at the Oscars


Quinton Aaron has officially been named one of Esquire's Best Dressed men of the 2010 Oscars. Outfitted by Astor & Black's Aaron Benami, Quinton looked stellar on Sunday's red carpet in this 2-button, wide-peak lapel fully canvassed tuxedo complete with side vents, slanted pockets and a ticket pocket. At 6'10" and 350 lbs, Quinton looked like one lean football pro, or someone who plays a lean football pro on the big screen.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sean Dunn in Vegas Magazine

Astor & Black's very own Sean Dunn was asked to do a Q&A with Jon Gray for Vegas Magazine. Gray, the vice president of brand and revenue development for the Palms Casino Resort, finds out from Sean how to bring the style and swag of "Old Vegas" back.

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Monday, March 8, 2010

Astor & Black on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Last night we watched the biggest award show of the year, as The Blind Side's Quinton Aaron towered over the red carpet looking dapper in his custom Astor & Black tuxedo. Tonight, we'll be tuning into The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as "Ross the Intern" joins Quinton at his tuxedo fitting with Astor & Black's LA clothier Aaron Benami. This was Quinton's first appearance at the Academy Awards, so not just any tuxedo would do.

If you saw the movie, you know that Quinton, who played Baltimore Ravens' offensive lineman Michael Oher, is definitely not small in stature. At 6'10" and 350 lbs, Quinton needed on the best in custom clothing. Aaron worked closely with Quinton's celebrity stylist, George Blodwell, to create the perfect 2-button, fully-canvassed, wide-peak lapel tuxedo completed with side vents, slanted pockets and a ticket pocket.

So be sure to tune into The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:30 ET/8:30 PT.

Quinton Aaron at the Oscars!

Astor & Black would like to congratulate Quinton for his outstanding performance in the "The Blind Side" (Oscar nominee for Best Motion Picture) and let him know he looked extremely dapper in his A&B suit on the red carpet. Even Esquire took notice and picked him as one of the best dressed men of the Oscars. Congrats again Q!

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Cloths of Summer...

There is little question that the best dressed men are in Italy. If you walk around the Italian piazzas, in and out of coffee shops, you will see impeccably dressed men who understand how to dress in different fabrics for summer.

Italian men seem to naturally understand how to take a "soft" linen jacket and coordinate with other textures more so than our American wrinkle-free culture. Think about this, the "no-iron" look is found in almost every outlet mall and discount clothing chain throughout the US. It is really a common and unsophisticated look that doesn't say much about one's fashion sensibility. It is fine if your job is to fix the office computer or copy machine for a living, but if you are running the company or aspire to do so, we can take a little lesson from our Italian friends.

The cloths of summer, such as linen, cotton, seersucker, silk, and my personal favorite, bamboo, should be embraced by your sartorial side and are certainly more sophisticated looking than a non-wrinkle shirt and pant combo.

Let's take linen for example. Italians wear 80% more linen than Americans because they understand it and know how to finish the look of a linen jacket with different pants and shirts to not only create an outfit that is stylish, but also cool and comfortable. Linen is made from the flax plant and is actually lighter than cotton. It draws moisture away from the body and is a welcome cloth of summer when the mercury and the humidity rises. The look of linen is best described as "soft" with all the crinkly wrinkles in the elbows. The trick is to dress in different textures, like the Italians. When wearing a coat made of linen, we recommend that you blend it with a shirt made of summer poplin and a pant made from a peached sueded cotton. This will give you the look of the "soft" linen with a natural looking, but well pressed, shirt and pant. Magnifico! Allow us to dress you for the summer and experience the Astor & Black difference. Our professional clothiers are available nationwide and come right to you in the convenience of your own home or office by appointment.

On the streets of Italy from "The Sartoralist"

Post written by Christian Boehm- President of Astor & Black
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Who is ready for a Spring Fling?

READY CHIC-Whether traveling to Europe this summer or spreading the panache in New York, these looks will keep you fashionable and sharp in the peacock of all seasons.
It is time to make the transition from heavy fabrics to something more lightweight like seersucker, cool wool, or linen.

Wedding Parade- Dapper made easy, just for you...

Time to Relax- Spring and summer are all about leisure and play, which is when it's even more important to look stylish and swank. Notice the ticket pocket and peak lapels. Notice the jeans. Notice the sex appeal (well, the ladies will) exuding from the combination of formal and casual.

Written by Jessica Peters, NYC.
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