Autumn, Three Ways

As the leaves begin to fall around New Haven (and elsewhere), Raggs has you covered for all of your seasonal apparel. Below are three looks that are stylish and smart for the weather:

Look No. 1: 

D.Brand Denim. Slim Fit: $169

BOSS Orange Sweater. $135

SAND Scarf: $110

Orange is a bold color to pull off, but if you are daring, it not only looks great, but mixes well with the background of falling leaves in changing colors. Our BOSS Orange sweater is made of a fine cotton blend and is perfect for layering over a dress shirt, or just wearing it as is. 

D.Brand has been making great denim for a while now, with super comfy and soft washes that feel comfortable yet rugged no matter what the style is. Pair these with one of our SAND scarves in a deep brown to match the outside. 

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Stop in to Raggs New Haven and check out our fall collection, our sale items and everything else from casual to professional to get you dressed for the season. 

Stop in to Raggs New Haven and check out our fall collection, our sale items and everything else from casual to professional to get you dressed for the season. 

Raggs Pick of the Day: BOSS Orange Camo Shirt

BOSS Orange Camouflage shirt. Slim Fit. $155

This extra slim fit cotton button down shirt by BOSS Orange is finished in an allover camouflage print. Contrast denim trim on the undercollar, cuffs, and inner placket, and a single chest pocket detail this sporty style. 

Raggs Brands: John Varvatos

"Luxe" v-neck knit shirt. Comes in Navy and Black. $88
"Burnout crew knit t-shirt. $89.50
Suspenders Pant.
"Burnout" crew baseball style knit. Comes in Dark Blue/Black
and Maroon/Black. $119
Slim Fit Cordoury button down with subtile goldenrod pattern. $148

Raggs New Haven proudly carries a handpicked selection of the John Varvatos U.S.A. collection, with super soft knit tees and Henley’s, corduroy button downs and comfortable vintage cotton suspender pants.

As per their official site, John Varvatos “unites old world craftsmanship and refined tailoring with modern innovations in textiles and a rock ‘n’ roll sensibility.”

Drop in and check out our John Varvatos line, as well as other favorites such as Theory, Sand, J. Lindeberg and Zachary Prell.

Newly Arrived: Ted Baker Socks

Ted Baker Dress Socks: $15-20 

When it comes to business wear, many people don’t have a lot of wiggle room for expression. One thing you can do to add in color (or personality) is to get a bold, patterned pair of socks. We just received these bold, stylish socks from Ted Baker London in colorful designs that can add personality to your usual black, grey and navy suits. Drop in and take a look at our Ted Baker London line, as well as our Happy Socks line. 

Hat: Baileys of Hollywood. $59

Jacket: Hugo Boss. $295

Sweater: Theory. $265

Shirt: Zachary Prell. $228

Jeans: D. Brand. $60 (formerly $139)

Shoes: J.D. Fisk. “Gally”. $129

Raggs Guide to Style: Layering

Vest: J. Lindeberg. $255 — Jacket: J. Lindeberg camo design. $395 — Shirt: Simon Carter London. $185 — Belt: Orciani. $135 — Denim: D. Brand “Tyler” perfect slim. $218

Layering is such a common buzzword these days that you will find the term used everywhere from blogs to mall shops. However, just because it’s popular doesn’t mean you can’t add your own flavor to it. 

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The Raggs Interview: Gordon Skinner, Artist, Frequent Customer.

Suit by Sand DK. Dress shirt by Hugo Boss

Gordon Skinner has been a rising force in the local art scene for a while now, with shows at the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale and an abstract style reminiscent of influences like Picasso and Basquiat. In a medium (abstract) that can be called controlled chaos at times, Gordon’s work takes bold, vibrant color and places loud statements of concealment, anger and freedom on top. 

Gordon is also a frequent shopper at Raggs New Haven, dropping by often to view our collection and put together a style that he describes as “ecletic”. We caught up with Gordon at his recent exhibition at Erector Square in New Haven where he was outfitted with a recent Raggs purchase of a two piece suit from Sand and a Hugo Boss dress shirt underneath:

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"Vareb" Lace-Ups by Hugo Boss

"Vareb" Leather Lace-Up Oxford by Hugo Boss. $225. 

These unique lace-ups by Hugo Boss give you the traditional look of the standard black lace up with an added texture that stands out. Made out of 100% calf skin with rubber soles.