The Devil Is In The Detail
Quite often, when designing wedding sits for clients, I am asked the following question. "How can I make it look different to a business suit that I would wear every day?" Well ladies & gentlemen, the answer is simple. Detailing.
There are so many ways to distinguish between a work suit and a wedding suit. The most popular way to make your suit fit your occasion is to be bold and brave.
Coloured buttonholes are a lot of fun and are very striking. This is an example of someone matching their colour scheme with their suit. The red buttonholes and button stitching make a very good statement.
Pop your collar. There is a part to a suit that not many people know about. It’s called a Collar Melton. It’s the part underneath your collar that’s usually a drab dull colour which matches the cloth colour. By adding a nice bold colour here, you can really have an effect. It’s not always seen, but when the collar is "popped", it’s a joy to behold. Check out these examples if you don’t believe me.
Change your Buttons. To really change the look of your suit, think carefully about the choice of button. At A Suit That Fits, we have a selection of 10 different button types. Not all buttons will suit every cloth colour or texture, so it’s important to factor this into your choice. If you are not particularly enamoured by the buttons on offer, there are plenty of places to source them. It really does make or break an outfit, as you’ll see from the images below.
I really could elaborate for hours on this subject. I love making subtle changes to suits that don’t really strike you to begin with. Many people have been in my company and have had the puzzled look on their face when they just know something isn’t quite as it should be with my outfits. Just ask anyone who has been in my presence when I’ve been proudly displaying my Light Grey Herringbone Wool & Cashmere 3 piece suit. Yeah, it’s been adorned with individually hand carved & polished salla wood buttons, but that’s not it. See if you can tell for yourself in this photo. £50 voucher in the post for the person who comments first with the answer.