Another day, another amazing suit worn by David Beckham. When you’re photographed in a great suit as often as Beckham is, you must feel a certain pressure to add customized details to your look in order to impress. Beckham does this in his sleep, of course. In this case, it’s the pick-stitching on his jacket lapels.
There isn’t any real functional value to pick-stitching, but because it’s usually seen as a sign of hand-tailoring, it’s also a mark of quality. Check out how the presence of hand-stitched lapels enhances the look of this otherwise standard slim-fit gray suit.
When you’re ordering your custom tailored suit from A Suit That Fits, you have the option of adding hand-stitching to your lapels. I recommend owning at least one suit with hand-stitched lapels, if only because I know just how pleasurable it can be to wear one of the tell-tale signs of good tailoring on the outside of one’s suit.
Of course, the point of good tailoring is to create a shapely garment not to draw attention to such things as seams, structures and padding. Hand-stitching, however, is an exception. This is the one area where the sign of the tailor’s handwork is made completely visible. It’s definitely one of the most attractive details you can add to a suit.