From Runway to Everyday: How to Style Sneakers and Suits

2017 is a year of big milestones for M. Dumas & Sons — our 100 year anniversary, and our appearance at Charleston Fashion Week with a menswear runway show that was not to be missed. One of our most popular looks from the catwalk was the suit and sneaker combo. On-trend, yes. Easy to pull off? Our president and CEO, Gary Flynn, shares some tips for nailing this combination, inspired by our runway looks.

Runway:

M. Dumas & Sons, Charleston Fashion Week, sneakers and suit

Your Way:

M. Dumas & Sons, runway look, sneakers and suit

Ted Baker suit (jacket $485, trousers $225); Eton dress shirt ($255); Eton pocket square ($75); Trask sneakers ($195)

Visit our Facebook page to check out Gary’s advice on pairing sneakers and suits in your own wardrobe.

 

Three Looks for Easter Sunday

Spring is here and Easter Sunday is just around the corner. Whatever your plans for the holiday weekend, M. Dumas & Sons can help you find the perfect look that will fit with your personal style to bring you from church to brunch with the family to a more casual Easter dinner. Get inspiration from a few of our favorite looks below, styled by one of our personal shoppers, Taylor Eubanks. Stop in to work with him or any member of our qualified personal shopping team to help you shop the look.

Look #1: Church

A classic seersucker suit never goes out of style for Easter Sunday in the South!

M. Dumas & Sons, seersucker suit

M. Dumas & Sons seersucker suit ($295); Eton dress shirt ($260); Robert Talbott paisley tie ($155); Sperry white bucks ($185).

Look #2: Brunch with Family

Look sharp (and get mom’s stamp of approval) with a soft navy sport coat look.

M. Dumas & Sons, navy sportcoat, Easter look

LBM navy sportcoat ($725); Eton dress shirt ($260); Adriano Goldschmied khaki jeans ($178); Torino Leather Co. belt ($68); Alden brown suede loafers ($530). 

Look #3: Casual Dinner

This laid back look is perfect for a casual spring evening.

M. Dumas & Sons, casual Easter look

Southern Tide button down sport shirt ($99.50); Bonobos navy chinos ($98); Smathers and Branson needlepoint belt ($165); Martin Dingman brown leather loafers ($198)

Centennial Celebration & Fashion Showcase

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Join M. Dumas & Sons as we recognize our 100 year anniversary with a centennial celebration on April 20. This date will also be officially recognized as “M. Dumas & Sons Day” by the City of Charleston.

Festivities kick off at 6:30PM with an introduction by Mayor Pro Tempore Michael Seekings. Guests will then enjoy a fashion showcase on Society Street, closed to vehicle traffic, from 6:30PM to 7:30PM. Models representing each decade since M. Dumas was established will stand on platforms on Society Street, each accompanied by a museum-style plaque describing the look and its place in the history of M. Dumas style. Attendees are encouraged to walk through the line of models to see the progression of style over the last 100 years through M. Dumas fashions.

Then join us in store to shop the looks and enjoy local beers, cocktails and canapés, provided by Duvall Catering until 9PM. RSVP on our Facebook event page.