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Recently working in our studio in Manchester I have noticed a new style creeping in. It seems that the 1920's is all the rage at the moment. This era included a lot of interesting suiting choices, making it still a very popular decade that my customers reference.
There were two very distinct suiting fashions during 1920s, with being one of the very few constants. were usually only worn for formal occasions.
In the early twenties men's fashion was characterized by extremely high waisted trousers, often worn with belts. Lapels on suit jackets were not very wide as they tended to be buttoned up high. This style of jacket seems to have been greatly influenced by the uniforms worn by the military during the First World War.
Trousers were relatively narrow and straight (never tapered) and they were worn rather short so that a man's socks often showed. Trousers also began to be worn cuffed, something we are seeing more of in our Manchester studio.
By 1925, wider trousers commonly known as Oxford Bags came into fashion. Lapels on suit jackets became wider and were often worn peaked. Loose-fitting sleeves without a tapper were another trade mark of this time. During the late 1920s,double-breasted waistcoats, often worn with a single-breasted jacket, also became quite fashionable.
For formal occasions in the daytime, a morning suit was usually worn. In the evening a short tuxedo jacket was preferred.
Being the travelling tailor for both Birmingham and Manchester I have been able to compare the trends of both city. While Birmingham has its own special charm there is definitely something about the buzz of the Manchester .
A trend that I've seen while styling the good people of the north is their love of displaying there team colours. Whether it be red for United, or blue for City team loyalty is as much a part of bespoke tailoring as the size of your lapels!.
They ask for inner linings or cuff stitching to reflect which teams they follow. This dedication even comes into play on the biggest day of their lives, and I don't mean a Cup final!
Many of my grooms have the club colours fever, some discreetly, others make their statement loud and proud.
Talking to my fellow Style Advisors this isn't just a northern suiting trend, it's something that's happening up and down the country.
In Birmingham I've made many a three piece suit with claret detailing for Aston Villa or blue for Birmingham City. Here's a great example of a dedicated football fan. Take a look a at http://bit.ly/TheAstonVillaSuitReview
The most important thing is that your suit looks great! Making you look amazing whether at work or play while still supporting the team you love.
By David Haynes (@ASuitTFdavidh), Senior Style Advisor at our Manchester studio.
What makes a Manchester suit? For me, the defining aspects are individuality, and extra thickness, like a ' ', due to the ever changing weather.
I have seen many individual tastes so far in my short period of time in this town and although I will leave the fabric choice and 'fab!' choice of linings to your imagination I thought I'd give you a few simple pointers. I would have to start off with a notch collar single breasted jacket with 2 button fastening. I'd also recommend slanted flapped pockets to add a slender look to the jacket and the individual. I would usually recommend teaming this up with a double vent, dependant on posterior! I do like the gents to add a Waistcoat for a touch of elegance - single breasted usually does the job, but why not mix it up a bit, like the Beckham Suit with 4 pockets to show a little creativity? For the trousers I'd recommended cross pockets with a plain front.
How many pockets, often poses a dilemma - on the rear? Left or right? Why not both - even flapped, just in case car keys are required? We don't want to scratch those leather seats! Now over to the hem of the trousers. Tapered leg (tapering in from the knee) a straight cut (straight cut from the knee) or even a bootcut (flared at the ankle) are all options for the discerning Mancunian, ensuring the suit is exactly to his or her requirements. We really do mean your own requirements too - we have somewhere in the region of 40 billion different style combinations so we can easily style your garment entirely to personal and individual tastes. For this reason I hereby set a challenge to Manchester - who will pick the most unique design?. My Suit of the Week: http://bit.ly/TheManchestersuit
The Team at A Suit That Fits.com is delighted to announce the launch of the new TailorStop based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Aberdeen joins our fantastic TailorStops based all around the UK. We now have branches in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Reading , and we are delighted to be seeing so many of our very cool customers up and down the UK.
We open our TailorStop based upon requests from our customers as they allow really easy and convenient access to our tailored suits. Please do with us if you want to suggest our next location.
Pictured here is one of our roving Tailors, Brett, who will be at your service at these Tailor Stop locations. Brett will help you make those crucial choices that will help you get the very best suit for your needs, whether it be a wedding suit or a business suit or just an ocassion suit. To book an appointment at any one of our 10 TailorStops or 3 branches in London, call 020 3355 3560 or click here. When you book an appointment at one of our Regional Tailor-Stops , one of our team of expert stylists will take all the measurements required for the garment of your choice. From a full three-piece suit to a beautiful box-pleat shirt, we have a huge range of styles that cater for everyone,.
Your personal stylist will guide you through the design process of your suit, helping you with decisions on the fabric, lining, even the lapel width, therefore ensuring that you get the perfect suit. The appointment fee is 25, which incorporates a fit guarantee.
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