Known for its custom suiting and upscale casual wear, Hassis Men’s Shop has been a Delaware County go-to since 1968. Peter Marziano started working there in 1979, when he was a sophomore at Villanova University. “I call myself a clothing psychologist,” he says. “Men tell me their style-related hopes and goals, and we figure out what they need. Then we make it happen.”
MEN’S MOST COMMON FASHION MISTAKES: Wearing outdated styles. Pleated pants are a thing of the past, as are pant cuffs. Fit is another problem. Men’s coat lengths are often too long because shirts are now cut slimmer. A 42 regular from 10 years ago is an inch shorter today. What used to be 20 is now an 18.
TRENDY COLORS AND PATTERNS: Windowpanes are in style. Pinstripes are not. If men buy a blue blazer, it’s brighter than navy or has a pattern.
HOTTEST ACCESSORY: The pocket square. Even before the pandemic, a hip guy wears a suit, no tie and a pocket square. If you’re new to pocket squares, start with one that’s relatively simple and can transfer to different coats.
HOW HIS STYLE EVOLVED: I wear a suit and tie every day, and that hasn’t changed. But now I wear elevated sportswear—like fitted jeans—that reflects today’s styles.