January 2020

Why quality fabric will pay you back in the long run high quality fabric suit fabric guide raw material for suits

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The adage holds true: You pay for quality. Nowadays in a fast-paced commodity-driven market good quality is even harder to find. Off-the-rack suits have their limitations, and while they might be available in the short-term, they seldom have the longevity you would hope for such a significant outlay. Made-to-measure, however, gives you not only unparalleled choice and customisation, but superior quality in construction and materials. And if you’re already paying for a made-to-measure suit, why skimp on arguably the most important part? The fabric. Quality Italian and… Read More »Why quality fabric will pay you back in the long run high quality fabric suit fabric guide raw material for suits

When to wear a white dinner jacket white dinner jacket rules white dinner jacket when to wear white dinner jacket when to wear a white dinner jacket when is it appropriate to wear a white dinner jacket can you wear a white jacket to a black tie event can you wear a white dinner jacket to a black tie event

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There’s an evening-wear revolution: more occasions in which to dress better, more pressure to look your best. Consequently, a dinner suit trend has emerged, and if you look at the men’s style from any red carpet event over the last year, you’ll notice some experimentation. Think chocolate brown velvet, midnight blue dinner suits or Idris Elba’s elegant three-quarter-length tails. The world’s most stylish men now put their own spins on formalwear. Being a style maverick isn’t for everyone, but you still face… Read More »When to wear a white dinner jacket white dinner jacket rules white dinner jacket when to wear white dinner jacket when to wear a white dinner jacket when is it appropriate to wear a white dinner jacket can you wear a white jacket to a black tie event can you wear a white dinner jacket to a black tie event

What’s a vent? Why it matters on your suit suit vent types suit vent styles suit vent

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Vents originated as a way for military men on horseback to ride comfortably. Thanks to the vent, they could part the back of their jackets and let them rest on the saddle. The vent prevents you from feeling constricted while you’re sitting. It also prevents the jacket fabric from bunching and wrinkling. Not to mention, it helps to compliment the backside. Additionally, the vent makes it easier for you to reach your back and front pockets. You’ll notice that some suits have… Read More »What’s a vent? Why it matters on your suit suit vent types suit vent styles suit vent

The difference between made-to-measure and bespoke (and why it matters) bespoke vs tailored bespoke vs made to measure bespoke vs custom suit

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So, you’re exploring the world of custom suiting and words like ‘bespoke’, ‘inseam’ and ‘full-canvas’ are probably being hurled at you at a rate of knots. Confusing? Yes. Does it need to be? Absolutely not. When it comes to commissioning a custom suit, there’s a key difference to understand – bespoke versus made-to-measure. Any tailor worth their salt should be able to guide you through the other nuances from there. For the uninitiated, the terms made-to-measure and bespoke may look (and sound) like one and the… Read More »The difference between made-to-measure and bespoke (and why it matters) bespoke vs tailored bespoke vs made to measure bespoke vs custom suit

How to wear a navy suit how to wear a navy suit navy suit what to wear with navy suit what shirt to wear with navy suit how to wear navy suit what color shoes with navy suit

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Mastering The Navy Suit When reflecting on style staples of the 21st century, it would be remiss to leave out the humble navy suit.Understated, adaptable and elegant as any, this men’s suiting must-have is obligatory for any gent worth his salt. Worn by style icons as diverse as David Beckham, Justin Trudeau and Harvey Specter, the navy suit is marked by its versatility. Easy to dress up in a corporate setting or made casual as a sports jacket, it’s a chameleon piece that will hold you in… Read More »How to wear a navy suit how to wear a navy suit navy suit what to wear with navy suit what shirt to wear with navy suit how to wear navy suit what color shoes with navy suit

The problems with shopping off the rack off rack off the rack

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Made-to-measure suiting was created as a more effective alternative to buying suits off-the-rack. Off-the-rack is a general term describing the practice of buying ready-made suits from department stores or specialty boutiques without any alterations. In terms of convenience, off-the-rack shopping is great. You can invest a small amount of time and walk away with a complete suit the same day. However, not only are your design options greatly reduced, it’s nearly impossible to find an off-the-rack suit that fits your… Read More »The problems with shopping off the rack off rack off the rack

The perfect suit: The ultimate guide to how your suit should fit how a suit should fit how your suit should fit how suits should fit

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While the perfect suit might sound elusive, it’s in the reach of every man and his tailor. It isn’t defined by the fabrication, colour or pattern; the most important element of a great suit is the fit. It’s what defines made-to-measure, and it’s why so many gentlemen make the informed decision to choose suiting made especially for them. Only your tailor can help you achieve the perfect fit; below are the key considerations they’ll follow in your consultation. Length General… Read More »The perfect suit: The ultimate guide to how your suit should fit how a suit should fit how your suit should fit how suits should fit

The dress code decoded dress code for men dress code for men

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Formal affairs have their regulations and while there’s always room for self-expression, wearing torn jeans to a black-tie event is usually frowned upon (Naming no names, Kanye). Not only does adhering to a dress code demonstrate class and good breeding, it shows respect to the host and hostess, as well as your fellow guests. It’s not about conformity, but taking comfort in politesse, which in an increasingly rude society makes a huge impact. Here’s a brief glossary of some of… Read More »The dress code decoded dress code for men dress code for men

Talking tailoring: Understanding fabric weights fabric weight suit fabric weight

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Australia can sometimes be a true four-season climate, swinging from sweltering summers to bitingly chilly winters. Build a roster of quality suits without paying due attention to selecting the appropriate fabric and one will find himself either sweating or shivering unnecessarily. The simplest rule of thumb to follow is: heavier fabrics for winter, and lighter fabrics for summer – that, however, is merely a starting point for anyone interested not just in comfort, but also various factors such as fit and longevity. Hopsack fabric is… Read More »Talking tailoring: Understanding fabric weights fabric weight suit fabric weight

Tailoring for your body type dressing for body type different types of body type used for interlinking

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One of the many advantages of made-to-measure suiting is that you’re able to modify patterns based on your shape. For those over 6’1 (or those on the shorter side) this has two benefits; finding a suit is no longer as much of a hassle and, secondly, your alteration bill will be significantly reduced. Beyond getting a suit that fits, one of the other benefits of made-to-measure is that you can actually optimise the cut based on your assets. After all,… Read More »Tailoring for your body type dressing for body type different types of body type used for interlinking