GARMENT DESIGN

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

Shirt cuff styles: What are the options? types of shirt cuffs shirt cuff styles shirt cuff folding styles how to cuff a shirt

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A wide range of shirt cuff styles means that your shirt can be fully customised to the look and purpose that works best for you. Some of the styles are known by many names, so here is an easy to use guide to shirt cuff styles. Standard cuff, straight cuff or square cuff This classic wardrobe staple features a single button and sharp right angle corner. The standard cuff style is the default for most business and casual shirts. You can choose a one-button or two-button style. Two… Read More »Shirt cuff styles: What are the options? types of shirt cuffs shirt cuff styles shirt cuff folding styles how to cuff a shirt

Lapel widths – The widths of lapels through time and finding the right width for you suit lapel width

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A lapel is the mark of a great suit. Well constructed it sits perfectly on the chest and rolls at just the right stance. Lapel-width trends vary like all fashion, each decade has its predominant and current lapel widths. Peak lapel, notched or shawl; a lapel width that’s timeless takes into account lapel width and button stance. In the Thirties when wide lapels, full trousers and double-breasted suits were the standard gangster elegance; suits had full shape with emphasis on the waist. In the Forties style evolved and allowed… Read More »Lapel widths – The widths of lapels through time and finding the right width for you suit lapel width

Buttons: The small detail with big impact button suit button suit style button suit types

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Throughout previous articles, we’ve discussed the important role that minor details play in the overall effectiveness of a suiting look. From the break in your trousers to the type of your lapel, every aspect matters. As small details go, your buttons are also important and can have a big impact on your suit. It’s crucial to understand the different types of buttons and which ones work best for your desired style. Horn Horn is a revered button material that’s often equated with durability and masculinity. In the grooming sector,… Read More »Buttons: The small detail with big impact button suit button suit style button suit types