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Kabbaz-Kelly and Sons

  When it comes to writing about clothing, some have kindly called us prolific. Others, perhaps closer to the mark, have been heard to utter, "OMG ... not another article by Kelly & Kabbaz"!

Wherever the truth may lie, there isn't much about what we offer which hasn't some sort of educational tome. From button-sewing and shirtings to garment care and socks, you'll probably find something - hopefully useful - in the list below.

Left: Joelle Kelly and Alexander Kabbaz with their sons, L. to r. Damien, Conrad, Daniel, Tucker
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Not that we need encouragement, but if you have an idea for an article you and others might find helpful, please send it to us. If we aren't knowledgeable on the subject, we'll get one of our artisans to answer the questions and present it here.

Most of the pieces were written by us. Some were contributed by our artisans or other professionals in the field including master tailor and wardrobe consultant Jon Green (Jon Green New York Bespoke Clothiers) and John Cusey, our resident expert on shoes.

Right now we're looking forward to new contributions from, among others, Massimiliano Bresciani (Bresciani 1970) and a new series currently being written by Jon Green.

Check back here regularly for new clothing instructions, learning, and entertainment. "Prolific" knows no bounds.

     
         
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Essential Reading & Sizing Socks & Hosiery  Underwear & Lingerie Blouses & Shirts  Wardrobe and Dressing
         
Quality and Construction Etiquette Clothing Care And More ... Our Artisans
         
         

         
Essential Reading   Education: A Treatise on Clothing Quality   Education: A Discourse on Fabrics
         

Essential Reading

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  Self-Preservation: Underwear Women Want Men to Wear   Self-Preservation: Lingerie Men Want Women To Wear
       
  Education: Proper Care for Fine Garments   Education: More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Top Quality Socks
       
  Education: How to Properly Sew a Button   Style: Wardrobe Color Coordination from Conservative to Wild! 
       
  SIZING: Essential: What's My Size - Download our Complete Measurement Form and Instructions   SIZING: Caveat Emptor: Sizing Charts & Sizing Information
         

         
Lingerie & Underwear   Preferences: Boxers vs. Briefs vs. Boxer Briefs   Preferences: Thongs vs Bikinis vs Boy Shorts vs Maxi-Panties
         

Lingerie & Underwear

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  Details: Bresciani Sea Island vs Zimmerli Sea Island   Preferences: Tank Top vs. Spaghetti Top vs. T-Top - Coming Soon
       
  Self-Preservation: Underwear Women Want Men to Wear   Self-Preservation: Lingerie Men Want Women To Wear
       
  Preferences: Crewneck vs. V-Neck vs. Sleeveless Tanks - Coming Soon    
         

         
Socks & Hosiery
  Education: More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Top Quality Socks   Preferences: Do Your Socks Stay Up? Over-the-Calf/Knee-High vs Mid-Calf/Trouser
         

Socks & Hosiery

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  Education: Socks and Hosiery Terminology Defined   Health: Got Cold Feet? We've Got The Cure!
       
  Education: Sock Fiber Content - Merino Wool, Cotton, Linen, Cashmere and More: Which is Right for You?   Comparison: 100% Merino Socks vs 80% Merino/20% Nylon Socks
       
  Comparison: Merino Socks vs. Cashmere Socks   Comparison: Merino Socks vs. Cotton Socks
       
  Comparison: No Socks vs No-Show Socks   In The News: Socks - From Secret Handshake to Aphrodisiac
       
  Style: Sock Color Coordination from Conservative to Wild!
   
         

         
Blouses & Shirts   Design Education: Shirt and Blouse Collars   Education: A Discourse on Shirt Fabrics
         

Blouese & Shirts

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  Education: Women's Shirts and Blouses   Caveat Emptor: Ordering Bespoke Shirts and Blouses
       
  Learning: How to Properly Launder and Iron a Shirt
  Education: The "Almost Complete List" of Kabbaz-Kelly & Sons creations
       
  Education: How to Properly Sew a Button   Design Education: The Yoke - Most Critical Component - Coming Soon
       
  Design Education: Shirt and Blouse Cuffs - Coming Soon   Design Education: Shirt and Blouse Bells & Whistles - Coming Soon
         

         
Wardrobe and Dressing   Style: Wardrobe Color Coordination from Conservative to Wild!   Learning: Formal Dressing for Ladies and Gentlemen
         

Wardrobe

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  Entertainment for Parents: Proper Dressing - God Saved The Children!   Education: A Modern History of Men's Clothing
       
  Learning: Wardrobe - Putting It All Together
   
         


         
Clothing Quality and Construction   Caveat Emptor: Philosophy of Bespoke & Custom Clothing   Education: Bespoke vs. Made-to-Measure Suit Differences
         

Construction & Quality

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  Caveat Emptor: Reprieve for a Dying Art - Bespoke Shirtmaking as it Should Be   Quality: The Sartorial Excellence Awards
       
  Caveat Emptor: Quality of Leather Accessories   Caveat Emptor: Your Clothing: What's it Really Worth???
       
  Education: The "Almost Complete List" of Kabbaz-Kelly & Sons creations   Education: Mother-of-Pearl Buttons
       
  Caveat Emptor: Customer "Care"? Nope. You're Just An Acronym!   Caveat Emptor: Ordering Bespoke Shirts and Blouses
       
  Caveat Emptor: Iconic Brands After They Fall - Sad Tales of Venture Capital in the Modern Era
  Education: 26 Minutes of Alexander Kabbaz on Clothing
         

         
Etiquette        
    Learning: Formal Dressing for Ladies and Gentlemen   Learning: History of Valentine's Day

Etiquette

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    Learning: Color Coordination   Learning for Parents: Proper Dressing For The Children
         


         
Clothing Care   Education: Proper Care for Fine Garments   Learning: How to Properly Launder and Iron a Shirt
         

Clothing Care

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  Education: How to Properly Sew a Button   Caveat Emptor: Your Laundry: Environmental Catastrophe; Financial Boondoggle
       
  Education: Select Stain Removal Tips    
         


         
And More ...   Caveat Emptor: Sizing Charts & Sizing Information
  Entertainment: Behind The Scenes
         

And more ...

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  Entertainment: How Clothes by Kabbaz and Flusser Caused the 2008 Crash   Entertainment for Parents: Proper Dressing - God Saved The Children!
       
  Style Ideas: Artisan's Gallery of Custom Made Braces and Suspenders    
         


         
Our Artisans   Who We Are: About Alexander Kabbaz and Joelle Kelly
  Shameless Plug: Our Clients Opine
         

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