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The papers are buzzing at the moment with photos of David Beckham and his daughter Harper in the front row of his wife Victoria Beckham's New York Fashion Week show. It's extremely cute to see Harper interacting with her famous father (as well as Anna Wintour!), but what few of the media outlets seem to have picked up on is how great David looked in his sharp black suit and tie.
In all the commotion of Victoria's spring/summer 2014 collection launch, David's style and sophistication have been sorely neglected. My favorite thing about David's style is how willing he is to wear his so closely fitted.
From those pictures last year in China where he played soccer in an unbelievably slim grey suit to this recent appearance in Manhattan in a classic black suit, he always knows how to wear tailored garments just right. His tall ectomorphic body-type, lean without too much muscle, is the perfect frame for the kind of ultra-fitted look he's known for. The suit he wore in New York this week is another example of a well fitted simple black suit, its details including four cuff buttons, peaked lapels and flapped pockets. Victoria herself looked elegant and relaxed in a white blouse, black cut-offs and her trademark Aviators, but it was David who really shone.
Oh, and Harper, of course (who wore a pale blue Chlo dress, incidentally)!. .
James Franco, an ambassador for Gucci, looked the epitome of style on Sunday night while attending a Comedy Central Roast, of which he was the subject, in a custom Gucci midnight-blue three-piece tuxedo with peaked, black satin lapels and satin-trimmed pocket flaps.
Franco finished the look with a . Thus ensuring that while he was taunted about his ambiguous sexuality and his screw-ups as an host, he never looked anything less than impeccable.
Check out the gorgeous suit here. Also present at the Roast were Andy Samberg and Franco's This is the End co-star Seth Rogen, who both looked pretty good in slightly less fancy, black, notched collar tuxedos and bow-ties. The group of comedians and actors looked more than impressive together while Franco, quite rightly, stood out from the crowd in his midnight blue tux.
When it comes to style, Adam Levine is known more for his white t-shirts and proliferating tats than he is for his suits. In fact, his most famous and probably most outrageous 'style' moment this side of the pond came in January 2011 when he stripped naked for Cosmopolitan's centerfold.
But with the news today that has got engaged to his Namibian model girlfriend Behati Prinsloo, it seems like the perfect time to highlight the Maroon 5 singer and actor's contribution to .
Despite opting for a rock persona on stage and in his music videos, the Los Angeles native and judge on America's The Voice is actually incredibly picky about his clothes. Back in January he told Men's Health magazine he doesn't want to buy a T-shirt and then go out to lunch and see someone else wearing the same thing. I want my clothes to be unique. Not necessarily expensive, just one of a kind. As a blogger for a garment house selling one-of-a-kind bespoke suits, I would obviously have to agree. Since Levine is so careful about the T-shirts he wears, the fact that his more sartorial moments are so special should come as no surprise.
When he attended the 5th Annual GQ Gentlemen's Ball in New York City in 2012 (above right), he donned a one-tone black plaid suit with peaked lapels and a soft grey shirt. A few months later, he was catching everyone's attention again with a shimmering navy suit deemed sexy on gossip sites (above left). Yes, the internet's verdict is apparently that Levine looks just as good in a suit as he does in his trademark shirts and low-cut jeans. Meanwhile, if you're inspired by Levine's style, you might want to try his eau de toilette. Levine's self-titled fragrance - which he claims is not another bullshit celebrity fragrance but closer to something Tom Ford would do - was created by Givaudan and is set to hit British stores soon. Now, with a little help from A Suit That Fits and Givaudan, you can look like him and smell like him too.
The Bespoke Jacket
Here at we are always looking at trends around the world, and on my recent travels around the and , the trend is very tailored .
David Gandy pictured below is wearing a lovely bespoke jacket with matching waistcoat teamed up with navy blue trousers, great use of colour with his blue eyes. I think the brown trilby and brown tie work very well indeed plus a little spice of colour with his pocket square, very dapper! His style is a single breasted two button jacket with a peaked collar with a double breasted waistcoat with a shawl lapel.
Jackets can be styled well, for either casual or formal events as seen below. How would you style your jacket? Would you style yours with a peaked lapel or a notched lapel? All of these choices allow you complete freedom when designing your bespoke jacket. There are so many different options available, from the cloth of your jacket to the lining and everything in-between! As seen below wool, cashmere or linen works very well for a slightly more casual look.
The double breasted linen jacket is very smart (as seen below) with contrasting buttons. This can be worn everywhere from Wimbledon to the office, what a great outfit with a bright pocket square! Different colours can be sported from light blue to pink to red, brown and even navy, what colour would you have made?
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One thing the Brits know how to do well is wear a good suit - and we have certainly not been short of sartorial inspiration during the celebrations. The chap that has stood out to me the most as looking especially suave at every occasion of the Olympics is David Beckham.
Beckham has played a role in the journey of the Olympic torch since May when it was brought from Athens to the UK at the start of the Torch Relay. As shown above Beckham went for a , the texture of which gives a little more depth to the without the need for a or .
A beautifully tailored suit, David wears a single breasted, two button jacket with notched lapels, double vents and straight flapped pockets paired with straight leg trousers. The pale pink shirt with black contrast tie works perfectly. You'll struggle to find Beckham without a Tie-pin when wearing a day suit- love it!. When the torch arrived in Britain David Beckham accompanied Princess Anne and Lord Coe, the chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games. They had the honour of lighting the cauldron to celebrate the flame's official arrival. For this special occasion he returned to a notched collar and selected a darker suit colour, going with a navy.
As we are flying through one of the most patriotic years Britain has seen for quite some time, all eyes were on Wimbledon yesterday - be it for the strawberries cream or the sport itself.Following on from Royal Ascot, this was another great occasion for bringing out some suiting masterpieces - hence why I have rounded up a few of my favourites:.
Firstly we have Andre Agassi with wife Steffi Graff - not only both tennis stars but also both in great ! Agassi has gone for a daring single breasted with notched lapels straight squared pockets.
And while we're on sporting stars I just couldn't miss out Ryan Giggs' dazzling blue suit. It is very similar in tone to Tom Cruise's infamous electric blue suit in Mission Impossible 4. It's such a statement colour this summer and looks great with a crisp white shirt. If you're looking for a brighter blue suiting cloth take a look at our VBC range, it's a beautifully lightweight cloth made from a Mohair mix.
Further evidence of the Blue craze is James Middleton seen here at Wimbledon. James has raised the tone even further with this sky blue suit. I'd definitely recommend getting a sample of our light blue linen if this is a look you'd care to try!
Keeping my eye on the many suited gents at Wimbledon this year I've noted that the notched lapel is definitely dominating as spectators have gone for a more relaxed style not requiring the sharp effect of a peaked lapel.
For the ladies - white is most definitely the colour! A bright white cropped jacket is perfect for the summer and is so easy to accessorise with any outfit. Wimbledon is such an essential British tradition and along with the strawberries and cream really signifies the start of the summer. It's a perfect excuse to put away your wintery black and grey suits and step out in something a bit more colourful. Pop in to Manchester or any of our studios and have a look through our extensive range of cloths to find the right colour for you!
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Since its introduction as the everyday dress for the well-groomed man, the notched lapel suit has been considered the most formal and classic way of dressing. A businessman who needs to create an air of professionalism and conservatism should always stick with the tried and tested notch lapel.
While the misconceptions over the proper usage of the peaked lapel have grown more misleading in modern aesthetics, many fans of traditional tailoring and classic style consider peaked lapels more of an occasion look and not appropriate for a conservative suit. However, the reality is that the peak lapel gives off a certain aura of power that can never really be obtained from a notched. With it's fuller looking edges and arched angles, it can cut across any men's chest to create a broader, stronger silhouette - it's also a little dressier than it's notched counterpart and in line with modern trends for tailored menswear.
So the next time you need your suit to make an impression for that big business meeting, think single breasted peaked lapel - it will make you stand out and leave your more conservative colleagues trying to figure out your next move. If you choose a peaked lapel for your next suit from A Suit That Fits, don't forget to have it hand stitched. This bespoke feature will add a dash of sophistication and savoir faire to your power look. Just remember that hand-stitching looks best on lighter weight fabrics.
An adaptation of 'A Servant and Two Masters' by Goldoni it is set in the 1960's and perfect for a modern, British audience. I failed to go and see it while James Corden was in the role of Francis Henshall but the other week I treated myself to a little after work outing with a girlfriend.
I'm inclined to believe that Owain Arthur does an even better job in the lead role. I loved it, the timing and atmosphere was amazing. If you intend to go and see this show I strongly recommend popping to the bathroom in the interval otherwise the level of laughter is likely to cause accidents, a tribute to it's Comedia dell'arte roots.
I loved the way the production focused on taking visual clues from the costume to inform us of the character types and their function within the plot. This was subtle but still visable to the theatre savvy. But probably my favourite aspect of the performance (given my profession) was the attention to detail in the costume of this 60's extravaganza.
Here we see one of the iconic 60's looks; carefully contrasting cloths, trousers with a single pleat and braces with a sports jacket with a slight longer length. In the context of the play it shows the rakish vanity of the character when combined with the slick hair and general demeanour. To bring this look up to date create a slimmer line to your trousers and jacket, cut out the pleats, airing on the slim side with your lapel. White collar and cuffs are really in style at the moment and mixed with a striped cloth for the rest of the shirt, this look is just super!
A note for any ladies reading; the use of suiting separates and carefully mis-matching cloths gives you great versatility. When choosing your suiting go for a few full suits in cloths that will work with each other. Then pick a few stand out cloths for single garments again remembering versatility is the key here. Bold trousers and skirts with simpler blouses and jackets are must this year.
I find the costume of the character Francis utterly charming. A little nod perhaps to the diamond print of the harlequin role that he presides within. Checks and tweeds within suiting have been really winners on the catwalks the past couple of seasons. Brown and blueish tones work beautifully together and something like the Check-875083-2 or our TPO range are all appropriate here. With summer not far off though it might be a good idea to bear in mind the CB range of checks as light weight alternatives.
Looking at other characters within the play we come across the use of crisp white shirts. This look is simple but kept almost comically 60's with this crazy paving tie with a diamond print. A style tip here would be to try not to mix check suiting with bold print ties. Another great tip this play has to offer is the use of classic men's tailoring on women. Provide you are not to full in the chest this can create a bold look. A slim fit dinner jacket can give you great taster of this look, a great advocate of this being Kate Moss (see Hana's blog for more info). These slim line slightly masculine jackets offer great options for pairing with jeans for a more casual look.
One of the reasons the characters costumes are so important is that visual character clues are a must in any comedy of errors. The importance of dress is also true in every day life. A persons first impression of you is often based on the your handshake, your smile and the way you dress. A crisp well cut suit speaks volumes but the devil is in the detail
-A slim lapel can give a slick modern look suggesting you're a forward thinker and like to keep up to date. But be warned if it's wrong for your build (such as a very broad or boxy shape) it may suggest that you follow fashions blindly and need a lot of direction even if you are a hard worker.
-Peaked Lapels look great and ladies can wear them all the time but gents need to be careful as they suggest power and if you're a young guy in a low level job it might come across as arrogance. It might be best to keep it for sports jackets until you've got a few more years under your belt.
- Small, bright contrasting details on a very sombre suit hint to a fun side of your personality. It's a nice detail and subtle enough for a day in the office but be careful, a full set of contrasting button holes is a statement not a detail.
If you have any worries about coming over as 'just another man in a suit' come and see your local Style Advisor. We'll help you pick details that are right for you.
Having a quick scout on the spider web for new inspiration, I came across a really cool picture of every ladies dream man - Colin Firth. Ever since he was Mr. Darcy, Colin has had a huge following and has always stepped up to the plate in terms of his attire.
The pictures you can see here have already inspired a couple of the customers and is a great for a business/social cross over.
For starters, it's a dark colour and a 2-button jacket at that - perfect business attire. It shifts slightly from a purely work based suit, when the peaked lapel is used. The peaked lapel was taken from the double breasted suit and used on the single breasted suit - most popularly in the 1930s. Since then, we've adopted the single breasted, peaked lapel suit as something quite dressy and therefore, when styled correctly, can be a perfect day to night cross over.
The buttons, also vary from the four that we usually see on the cuff. The last buttonhole is left open; this is a sign of a working buttonhole, something all great suits should probably have - in my opinion!
Have a look at a similar suit in a midnight blue here.
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