The Sharp-dressed Man 6

1 Flannel, 3 Ways

Effortless fall style is what outfitter Alexandra Suppan of Trumaker Denver is all about.

“Fit is everything,” says Suppan. “I’m a personal stylist, so I do all the measuring, help guys pick out items for their wardrobe, and do wardrobe consult for them if they need it.”

The Trumaker brand describes itself as “built-to-fit clothing for men — like custom, but easier.”

“Trumaker is about simplicity,” says Suppan, “getting things into your closet that fit, where everything coordinates with everything else. So a guy can pick a blazer, and he’s going to have 12 different shirts that will go with that.”

“The ‘rustic businessman’ – that wholelumber-sexual look is big in Denver this fall, so we wanted to show guys how they can get three completely different looks with a flannel shirt.

“I think it’s amazing when a guy can get a fitted flannel that’s a little lighter weight that be worn tucked in our untucked… dressed up or down. Even my guys who are CEOs and partners in law firms buy flannels all the time.”

Trumaker clients span the gamut in age, occupation and taste. “I’ve got clients in their mid-20s all the way up to their mid-70s. Maybe they wear business-casual for work, but they have to wear suits a couple times month. I have construction workers who want to spice it on the weekend.

“Confidence is so important,” says Suppan. “When you’re wearing something you feel good in,  you do better — in your job, as a father, as a friend.”

[For the layout] –

Dressy Look

  • Pike Herringbone Shirt
  • Clyde Light Grey Blazer – this one might be an issue unless we can photo shop out the rest of the outfit
  • Boone Pant Khaki
  • Sansome belt
  • Brown Dress Shoe

Middle Ground

  • Pike Herringbone Shirt (untucked)
  • Martin Pant Navy
  • Sansome belt
  • Brown Dress Shoe


  • Pike Herringbone Shirt (untucked)
  • Trumaker Denim
  • Chuck Taylors