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All comic book fans have been spoilt for choice this year with the release of such films as 'The Avengers, Avengers Assemble', 'Men In Black 3', and most recently 'The Amazing Spider-Man'. And with every great film comes a glamorous premiere providing a super sartorial spectacle! I was particularly impressed when leafing through the photographs from the event, to find such a variation of suit customisations.
Leading lady Emma Stone looks absolutely stunning (as always) yet her outfit is simple and chic. A pair of lengthens the leg, and with a thin gold buckled belt it draws the eye into the smallest part of the waist.
Even with a dangerously daring plunge neckline everything is secure, adding the perfect amount of glamour to the ensemble. Spider-Man himself, Andrew Garfield, was looking sharp in a simple black single breasted two button suit. A little controversial going for a navy tie with a black suit but that's just personal taste!
Next we have villain and infamous Welshman Rhys Ifans with girlfriend Anna Friel, wearing a fabulously green suit, definitely in keeping with his character, The Lizard. Green might seem quite a bright colour but as long as you keep it rich and dark you can really make a statement, a flannel in forest green would be perfect.
And finally we have director Marc Webb, who has also chosen a classic black single breasted suit. Webb is wearing another example of a half-width notched lapel. He's extended the theme to his tie and shirt collar to ensure the whole outfit is balanced.
Attention to detail: Hand stitched lapels Similar to the ticket pocket, hand-stitching on the Lapels isn't a feature you'd necessarily think about when designing a suit but once you've had it brought to your attention it's a subtle detail you'll notice on every other jacket from then on!
Some people love it, some people hate it, but on a simple suit such as Marc Webb's it adds a little something to make the outfit all the more distinctive. I would certainly recommend using hand-stitching on lightweight cloths verses thicker ones as it is less likely to sink in and will stand out. You can choose to have hand-stitching on any of our jacket lapels at A Suit That Fits so if you love it - we'll make it happen!
With David and I both in the Bristol studio we are perfectly located to pop over to Wales or down to Devon to talk to the lovely people of Cardiff and Exeter about sartorial advice. We go to both cities twice a month, two very lovely cities, with very individual styles.
Wales has hatched a long list of interesting and stylish people and when I pop over the boarder I can't help but notice how the lovely regenerated Cardiff Bay area brings out the most dapper of gents. On my way to where I stay when I'm there I go pass the Welsh Assembly. It's a very impressive building with the very best suited and booted ladies and gents coming and going.
The Welsh Assembly
Wales' gents can be very contrasting, with actors like Rhys Ifans going for a more relaxed edgy look, regularly teaming rugged facial hair with a slick suit or a polo shirt with a tailored jacket.
Someone like Ioan Gruffadd though is so squeaky clean that even when he's sporting a beard and jeans he looks very put together. He can be seen a lot wearing suits and suit jackets, teaming them with relaxed scarfs and jeans to give them a more contemporary feel.
Another very famous Welsh actor is Anthony Hopkins. Hopkins again is a good example of the diverse types of style. He has a very vintage way of dressing, known to accessorise his suits with Panamas and turned up collars for a more casual feel. Although Anthony Hopkins has been know to don a bow tie he more of a smoking jacket kind of man, wearing his suit jackets with jeans for a more weekend look. He is definitely a good advert for the men of Wales Cardiff has a long history of cultural diversity brought on mainly by its docks, the now very stylish Cardiff Bay. This created a heavy influx of sailors and works from countries as contrasting as Yemeni and Spain. Now in the 21st century the diversity is being brought forward by the new student population. With the regeneration at Cardiff Bay the city is coming back to life and placing itself on the map as a place of interesting styles and culture. Cardiff Bay Exeter on the other hand is a very different city. The first thing that I noticed was what a historically beautiful city. Being from Bristol I like to think of myself as a South West girl but I have to admit that before now I hadn't been to Exeter. The South West is know for it's hippy leanings, with places like Glastonbury being stooped in legend and Cornwall regularly holding such events as The Eclipse and The Lizard Festival. Exeter on the other hand is a city of traditional beauty, with the oldest civil building in the United Kingdom.
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