Online Sales

Online Sales

Joe Sugar’s of St. Pauls is now offering online sales via Skype or Face Time. This is currently in beta testing and we need customers to call us on our FaceTime ID: ward222@aol.com or our Skype ID JoeSugars. Instructions are provided below for each method of contact and we look forward to your support. If you have any questions or would like to participate with our testing please direct your emails to joesugars@aol.com.

FaceTime:
1. Begin by ensuring that FaceTime is turned on for your iPhone 4. Do this by tapping the Settings app on your home screen. Scroll down to Phone (or, in some versions of the iOS, FaceTime) and tap it. Move the FaceTime slider to On.
2. FaceTime calls can only be made when the iPhone is connected to a Wi-Fi network (AT&T and Verizon currently block FaceTime calls over their 3G cellular networks). Connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network.

3. FaceTime calls can also only be made to other iPhone 4s, 4th gen. iPod touches, iPad 2s, or Macs that have FaceTime activated and are connected to Wi-Fi networks (or, in the case of Macs, Ethernet networks). If the FaceTime icon has a question mark on it when you place your call, it may be because the person you’re calling can’t accept a FaceTime call for one of those reasons.
4. Once those requirements are met, there are two ways to FaceTime someone. First, you can simply call them as your normally would and tap the FaceTime icon when it lights up after the call connects.
Alternatively, you can browse through your iPhone address book, find the person, tap on them, and tap the FaceTime button on their page in your address book.
5. Your FaceTime call will begin just like a regular call, except that your camera will turn on and you’ll see yourself. The person you’re placing the call to will have the chance to accept or deny your call by tapping an onscreen button (you’ll have this same option if someone FaceTimes you).
If they accept it, FaceTime will send video from your camera to them and vice versa. Both a shot of your and the person you’re talking to will be on screen at the same time.
6. End a FaceTime call by tapping the End button on the bottom of the screen.

Skype:

1. Go to the Skype Web site (view link in Resources below) to download and install the Skype software. Skype comes with a step-by-step setup wizard. Simply follow the instructions to download and install Skype. This should only take a minute or two.

2. Choose a Skype user name. It can be whatever you like, provided it’s not already taken. You will also need to choose a password.

3. Choose a Skype user name. It can be whatever you like, provided it’s not already taken. You will also need to choose a password.

4. Sign in with your user name and password.

5. Add your friend to your contacts. Click “Add Contacts.” Enter your friend’s Skype user name to perform a search. Select your friend’s name from the list of contacts and click “Add.” Write a personal message to your friend, send it and wait for your friend to accept your connection request.

6. Check your sound. Make sure the sound on your computer is working and is on. You will either need a microphone and speakers or a headset (recommended) to use Skype. Test the sound quality by selecting and clicking “Skype Test Call” and following the voice prompt’s instructions.

7. Select your friend’s contact name and click the big green phone button. Doing so will “call” your friend, and Skype will ring on your friend’s computer.

8. When your friend answers, you can start your conversation. Right-click your friend’s icon for advanced options during your call, such as “mute” (to mute your side of the call), “hold” (to put your friend on hold to take another call), “start chat” (allows you to send text chats during your call) or “send file” (should you wish to send a photo, link or document)

9. To hang up, simply click the big red button. Or if you’re already open in your contact’s options, select “hang up.

Guide to the Pinstripe Suit

Pinstripes are nothing more than a pattern of very thin stripes, commonly found on suits. Such suits used to be considered too formal to be worn outside business meetings and 9-to-5 jobs. However, leading designers soon realized they can make this pattern work for a wider range of social situations… So they started to include pinstripe suits more and more in their collections.

The stripes are more or less visible from a distance, depending on the contrast they make with the suit’s color.

When can you wear a pinstripe suit?

Pinstripe suits are suitable for a wide array of occasions. Wear them at…

  • weddings
  • business meetings
  • formal dinners
  • restaurants, at special occasions

Ironing

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1. Fit your shirt, back side facing up, over the rectangular end of your board (not the pointy end). Moisten the shirt with a water-filled spray bottle if it’s not damp.

 

2. Finish ironing the back and flip the shirt over to the front. Pull the shirt down so the shoulder seam lies flat on the board and iron out the wrinkles. Repeat on the other shoulder.

 

3. Take the shirt off the board, flip the collar up, and lay it down so the back of the collar faces up. Spray and iron. Then fold a crease in the collar and iron it in.

 

4. Lay a sleeve lengthwise on the board and, pulling it taut from the cuff with one hand, iron it with the other. Keep it rotating so you don’t iron a crease into it—your sleeve shouldn’t look 2-D. Then open the cuff and lay it flat so the inside faces up. Iron. Repeat with the other cuff.

 

 

 

 

Collars

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The Straight Point

Think superminimal American style, not the oversize big-tie-knot Italian look.

The Button-Down

The old-school all-American look. Has never gone out of style and never will.

The Semispread

Perfectly balanced. Not too wide or narrow. Not too hip or square.

The Spread

Got a Wall Street power suit? Pair it with a spread collar and a substantial tie.

Dress to Impress

Interviews are a crucial time to make a lasting first impression. You absolutely must give off the impression that you’re a serious,dependable person.

Wear either a suit or a pair of chinos paired with a blazer. The dress shirt is a must. The only accessories you can wear during an interview to give off that professional vibe are watches and ties.

A word of caution about dressing for an interview: don’t overdo it. You need to impress your potential employee through your knowledge first and foremost. You don’t want to take the focus off that by wearing colors that are too bright.

Importance of a Well Fit Shirt

Some guys just buy their shirts in small, medium, or large. No wonder they don’t fit so well. You should know your measurements—neck size and arm length—and not just for the sake of it. These numbers are the key to making you look better. If your collar is so loose it hangs off your neck, or so tight it makes your face blush, you’re stuck with it. So take action—get measured.

Make sure you can comfortably fit one finger between the collar and your neck. If two fingers fit, the collar’s too big.

Fit is in!

When it comes to suits how it fits is important. Here’s a few tips from GQ to help assist you in achieving the perfect fit.:

A. Take It from the Top
A good suit should hug your shoulders, not slouch off them. Most guys think they’re a size larger than they are—say, a 42 regular instead of a 40. When buying a suit, go ahead and try sizing down. When you pull on the jacket, there should be a firmness to it. You should snap to attention and stand taller. If it doesn’t fit right in the shoulders, don’t buy it.

B. Lose the Flab
Think about the width of the sleeves. This is an obsession of ours at GQ. For pretty much every photo shoot, we have a tailor slim down the sleeves, trimming them of excess fabric. It cuts a mean figure.

C. Show Some Cuff
Your suit sleeves should end just above the hinges of your wrists, so a quarter to half inch of shirt cuff shows. It’s like the frame on a painting—the elegant finishing touch.

D. Taper, Taper, Taper
Your jacket should contour to your body. Have a tailor nip it at the sides. This will accentuate your shoulders—whether you’ve got strong ones or not.

E. Break It Down
We like flat-front pants, cut slim, with very little break at the ankle. This produces a long, clean look. Your pants should just clip the tops of your shoes, not bunch up over them.

Simply Basics

Joe Sugars will now be carrying just the basics on our website. We still have an abundance of beautiful clothes in our store and will continue to expand our selection. Our web presence on Facebook and Twitter will still be expanding as well and we hope that you will still follow us for promotions and news.  We strive for excellence and feel this is a necessary move until more traffic is generated on our website. Feel free to contact us at any time with any questions that may arise. We thank you for your continual support.

 

-Joe Sugars of St. Pauls