The Van Kollem Autumn/Winter suits just arrived in store. The most important colours are the charcoal, silver and black in a fine weight wool. The grey suit will continue in popularity because it matches up so well with (the colours of the moment) purple and lilac. A grey suit with a purple shirt will probably be the most consistently sought after look in mens formal wear this season.
The other good news is that Van Kollem has brought down the price of their suits. They retail for €249, which is a very keen price for suits of such renowned quality. Linings for the seasons will be quirky strips with lilac trims. Most of the classic range will feature a stylish second ticket pocket on the front. The fit will remain on the slim side but most of the range will avoid the  ultra slim.
The legs of a Van Kollem suit will be tapered in slightly to give a fashionable look and feel, even though overall appearance will still be classical.

Van Kollem grey suit

Van Kollem grey suit


Purple stripe shirt

Purple stripe shirt

Alan-Red-Nvvy-192x300The new collection of Andre formal shirts and casual shirts for Autumn/Winter 2010 has just arrived. The formal shirts collection is once again dominated by plains and very subtle stripes.

For the first time in a number of years the check patterns will be important. The trend in men’s shirts is moving towards the check patterns again and we are predicting that the blue Andre check and lilac Andre check shirts will be top sellers for the coming season.

All Andre formal shirts will continue to be sold in a lovely presentation box that makes them an ideal gift for special occasions.

Following on from the extraordinary success of its first foray into casual knitwear last year, the company will be offering a wider palette of colours to choose from and all will be available in a 100% combed cotton texture and V-neck style. All of the sweaters will come with recommended shirts from the casual range. The casual range features bright lilacs,blues and vibrant purples and make an ideal gift as they are also packaged in a presentation box.


For some 50 years or so, we have been selling menswear by Magee of Donegal, specialising in formal wear and mens suits for business and special occasions. It is an Irish owned company that employs hundreds of workers in its joint location of Donegal town and Ballymena.

With a Magee suit, the trend and classic colours and designs are brought to life in their world-renowned luxury fabrics to create the ultimate feel good garment. The Autumn/Winter collection is no different and recently a director of the company summed up what we can expect from the latest offering of mens suits.

“Our focused tailored-look and classic-fit suit offer is comprised of super wools and wool rich blends in micro designs, checks, strong and shadow stripe designs in flannel and pressed finishes.

The flannel look is a key trend for AW10, a move away from the chintz look of previous seasons. Soft, brushed fabrics with cashmere touches are a key trend across the entire collection as customers seek traditional luxury.

Regarding the fit- the silhouette is still narrow, tailored and neat. Waists are nipped, lapels and pocket flaps are thin, shoulders are narrowed and trousers are slim. The trims are colourful and made from natural materials.

The trend and classic colours and designs are brought to life in our world renowned luxury fabrics to create the ultimate feel good garment.”