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The Laws of The Game | Volume: 14 | Re-establishing Your Personal Dress Code

Posted by Craig Schroeder on

While wholly unimportant to most, the recent Senate hiccup regarding its dress code - or lack thereof - was front page for us at CMMP. I traveled to Congress from our Georgetown Showroom to set up at DRYY who have the exclusive dry cleaning within the House and Senate. Being on the Hill during these interesting times gave me an unique opportunity to reflect on the Senate’s sartorial snafu. I came away understanding that this is an important inflection point to think about re-establishing an intentional standard for one’s own image. If not for their own sake, for the sake...

The Laws of The Game | Volume: 14 | Re-establishing Your Personal Dress Code

The Laws of The Game | Volume: 11 | How To Dress Now

Posted by Craig Schroeder on

The great awakening of 2008 saw men caring about how they looked in clothes. Perhaps it was the advent and growth of social media or the fact that the economy was in the tank and men needed to dress well to get noticed for a new job. Whatever the real cause, it happened - men started to care. And with that caring about appearance menswear peaked with a crescendo of gingham, pocket squares and tailored suiting. With this new consciousness came adherence to the traditional rules of dressing well - e.g., proper inseam lengths, proportional lapels, showing a bit of...

The Laws of The Game | Volume: 11 | How To Dress Now

The Laws of The Game | Volume: 10 | The Lost Year of Style

Posted by Craig Schroeder on

It hasn’t been a good year for style.  In fact, it’s been a lost one. 

The pandemic forced everyone to jump off the hamster wheel at the same time.  After being off it months on end, however, we started living like rodents themselves - disheveled and unkempt. And who could blame us?  When there’s no vacation, no restaurants, no bars, no parties, no events, or get-togethers of any kind - that also means there were no haircuts, no gyms, and simply no need to look your best (except for the occasional zoom call with your boss or client - from the waist up…)

The Laws of The Game | Volume: 10 | The Lost Year of Style

The Laws of The Game | Volume: 9 | Travel Style, Decoded

Posted by Craig Schroeder on

Traveling, as we all have experienced, is a hectic endeavor – delays, early departure times, long lines and uncomfortable seats and interaction with the masses. 
 
Maintaining one’s sense of personal style while at the same time dressing appropriately to tackle the above parade of horribles can be challenging. 
 
I’ve tapped my network of Philadelphia-based menswear gurus to provide their best tips on how to travel smart but sharp.

The Laws of The Game | Volume: 8 | The New Rules of Summer

Posted by Craig Schroeder on

Whether you believe in climate change or not, here’s a fact: Summer is getting hotter – and hotter – and hotter.

What to wear and how to wear it can be tricky, especially as style continues to evolve.

I've come up with some new rules for dressing your best in the summer.