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360 million YouTube hits gives you an idea of how popular this Korean Idol is. But what is it that people are looking at when they click onto his video link? Is it the crazy Lasso dancing routine? Is it the fact that the song IS actually quite catchy? I didn't get any of that when I watched the clip, but I did feel like I was watching a crazy fashion show.
I have actually lost count of the number of outfits donned during this video by the energetic 34 year old. I have a few pictures to share with you to show you just what I'm talking about.
Psy, despite his build, opts for very slim fitting garments . His jackets are tight and well fitted to him. Here we have Psy with a Powder Blue jacket , with a slim Shawl collar , and single button fastening. He also has black braiding on the edge of the lapels pocket flaps . He compliments this with a full collar dress shirt bow tie . Very smart.
And in this picture we can see he is a fan of the pastel colours. This pink compliments him very well, with Extra Wide satin peaked lapels and single button fastening. This time, matched with a black dress shirt white bow tie .
This seems to be one if his slightly more formal offerings, and it does seem like there is an ongoing theme here. Again, dressed in formal shirt Bow tie , we have the Korean rapper looking Dapper in Black. Absolutely love the shoes Psy.
And I do like the look of this shirt . Not that I'll be rushing out to buy one, but I do expect to see plenty of imitations out there soon.
Zac Efron is the new kid on the block. Having blasted his way to stardom via the hit TV series High School Musical he has more recently starred in the box office hit 'The Lucky One.' With his heartthrob good looks he is perfectly placed for this moving story of unexpected love and romance.
Zac is a lover of well cut , usually going with a worn with crisp white and dark . He tends, as is the fashion to go with a close cut, perfect for showing off a great silhouette.
Below Zac is wearing a checked blue shirt and notched collar suit in petrol blue sharkskin cloth. The two button jacket shows off his waistline with a modern slim fit look keeping the the jacket classic with four buttons on the cuff. The pocket square has become increasingly popular among younger gentlemen, showing that classic dandy style will always be popular.
A more casual approach to tailoring is wearing your suit with a smart fitted t-shirt. It is a look that can work really well on younger guys.
With the up and coming Olympics in London this summer, all eyes are on the athletes taking part. Being an avid cyclist as well as a Style Advisor for A Suit That Fits I couldn't help but notice Victoria Pendleton.
Pendleton is a British track cyclist and the reigning Olympic and World Champion, not to mention a very snappy dresser. With her status as Olympic champion and the up and coming games we've been seeing a lot of this lady and she has not disappointed.
Pendleton is a great lover of mixing up separates, the perfect way to extend and give variety to your wardrobe. Here it looks like Victoria is doing a bit of a 'Kate Moss,' wearing a dinner jacket with jeans and knee high boots. This photo was taken at the promotional event for her ladies bicycle range, the peaked labels teamed with the smart blouse keep the look glamorous while the jeans and boots give it an outdoorsy feel, perfect for a pro-cyclist.
Another great example of Victoria Pendleton mixing ladies suit jackets with separates is a shot of her at a recent photo call. Again she's sporting a peaked lapel, this time in the form of a silver metallic number. She's gone with a single button which works well with her petite frame but something I wouldn't recommend for ladies with a little more up top. If you have large bust a two or three jacket is a much more flattering look. Pendleton has teamed this jacket with a a slim fit high waisted pencil skirt and silk long sleeve blouse. This idea of casual smart is the very essence of Victoria's look and something that can work well on all of us. Go for one statement piece or smart item and team it with classic more simple separates. This keeps you looking smart while allowing your statement piece to let your personality shine through.
In my mind though my favourite look of Victoria Pendleton's is the one she donned for a recent photo shoot, technically not her own but great all the same. Here she is pictured riding a vintage looking bike, completing the look with a vintage outfit. It is probably my love of a very nipped in waists and an extreme hourglass shape that drew me to this outfit. It might also have something to do with my love of vintage bikes! This silhouette looks great on curvy and athletic women alike provide you follow some simple rules. If you're curvy go with an ultra fitted look with a high waisted pencil skirt. Make sure that there's not a scrap of excess cloth on your waist though, keeping the skirt on or just above the knee.On the other end of the scale, if you have small hips and a small bust you can cut your skirt a little lower. I would advice going with an umbrella or A-line skirt and wider peaked lapels on your jacket. If you pair this with a very nipped in waist it will give you the illusion of an hourglass figure.
Whilst we all love to be different from one another, one thing remains the same, we all want a well fitting suit. Unfortunately there are other factors at play and we loose sight of our original goal. How many times have you been swayed by a price tag, or a name, but been bitterly disappointed at some aspect of the garment you've just taken home? 'Sure, it's a lovely cloth, but the jacket is a little tight'.
'It'll do, as long as I don't button it up.' Or, 'Ooh it's Armani, or Hugo Boss, and it's on Sale. I've just got to have it.' Scenarios that happen probably every minute of every day on our high streets.
But the real question is Why?. We are all romanced by the shop windows, the magazine adverts, the TV adverts. We love to wear what the celebrities are seen in. How many of you guys have wanted The Beckham look at some point over the years. You take you hard earned wages to the shops, and you part with it just to be like your idols. You get home, look in the mirror only to find that, whilst it looked fantastic on Mr Beckham, it looks 'okay' on you. Bespoke is the answer to all of your questions. It is the plain and simple truth of the matter. A bespoke tailor will match your skin, hair and eye tones to the cloth that is perfect for you, not Russell Brand.
He or she will take measurements unique to your individual body shape, not Daniel Craig's. They will judge accurately your shoulder and back shape, not that of Ryan Reynolds. When the suit is ready to collect, you will put it on. You will stand in front of that mirror, and look at the person staring back. Then, and only then, will you realise - This is why the celebs look so good. Perfect shoulders, precise sleeve length, waist nipped in at the exact spot your body does. These are all attributes of a perfectly tailored garment. Not something you picked up one day after an hour on the high street. I mean, do you honestly think that Daniel Craig walks into Ralph Lauren, picks up a 40R jacket and 34R trousers, and emerges from the fitting room looking like he's ready for a magazine shoot? The truth is, that what is presented to you in a shop window, or a magazine advert, has been tailored on the model to within an inch of its life. This is what makes you think it'll do the same for you. And this is why you should take your hard earned money to your nearest tailor, and let him work his magic on you.
We have seen many characters come and go from this well loved soap, but the east-end gent has always been a big part of what EastEnders is all about. What one thing do these chaps love more than anything else? Well a well fitting sharp suit of course!.
And it is not just the good guys who like a , it's the characters we love to hate. Derek, played by Jamie Foreman is a well groomed rogue. seen here in a navy with a notched collar and two button front.
Alfie, on the other hand is a bit more retro. He loves his his flower patterned shirts, often over powering his well made and well fitting suits with the loudness that they create.
Here he is wearing a fine pinstripe suit with a 4 button waistcoat and a double cuffed shirt. He finishes it off with a cashmere overcoat in charcoal grey and of course a pocket square.
The real east-end gents were always very dapper with their bespoke Saville Row suits and obligatory Crombie overcoat.
The Kray twins were known for their love of well fitting suits and helped bring about the idea that the archetypal east-end gangster could not be seen without one. They would regularly don a two piece and team it with a black skinny tie. It is even thought that the character Peggy Mitchell was loosly based on Violet Kray, the twins mother. The Kray twins, seen here both in two piece suits with two button, notched collar jackets, pocket square optional.
In the hit TV series Poirot the character of the same name is quick to asert that he is Belgian, but his tailored suits are most definitely not. Hercule Poirot seems like an unlikely style icon, but if you consider his era, he was probably one of the best dressed men in town.
Of course, David Suchet, the actor who played Poirot admits that the portly detective was padded out to create his distinctive shape, no one can deny that the tailoring involved in any of his outfits is nothing short of outstanding.
Now there are a few things that this great detective would rarely be seen without. Poirot regularly wore a 3 piece suit . In terms of detail most notable are his trademark extra wide peaked lapels, two button jacket and seven button waistcoat with two pockets and no lapels. Poirot regularly donned straight flapped pockets on his jackets with his trousers sitting high on the waist. This helped allow the cloth to flow on the body, rather than looking broken up when worn under the stomach. A pocket square was always present, mostly worn as a square but sometimes a 3-point fold. I simply love the cut of Poirot's suits, with the jacket made to exacting measurements, no extra room around the chest or waist.
If we look at this photo of him in his dinner jacket for example. He wears a slim fit suit for a man of his size, which cut in this way can be very flattering. The trousers hang perfectly from waistband to ankle, creating clean lines that are large but perfect on the thigh and knee, straight down to the turn-ups. Whilst Poirot is indeed a big man, there is no doubting that a slim fit jacket, cut well compliments his size. It is a common misconception that slim fit does not suit or fit the large physique. Slim fit though does not actually mean that you have to be slim to wear it. It simply means that it is cut slimmer than a relaxed jacket, but still larger than your skin measurements.).
British singer Ben Drew, better know as Plan B, has made huge strides in his music career over the last few years. His first album no one could understand but the vile element, spitting London lyricist has come back with a vengeance, with a more is more ideal and massive inspiration from the movie Harry Brown.
The rapper's style has undergone a make over (as seen above), which is a more clean and sophisticated cool than the previous street-cred gangster that it was before.
A clean lined Drew made appearances in a number of great looking contemporary outfits. Slim being the operative word for his attire, most garments were very fitted and coincided with the modern suit style, jackets being much shorter,trousers sporting a slim tapered leg shape. A nice touch was the style of collar rarely seen on jackets, a half width shawl collar with taped edge, single button front with slanted flapped pockets and double vent. Slim fitted trousers with tapered legs and single rear pocket for the minimalist look. An excellent all round garment with fit and individuality to boot.
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I feel it's appropriate to begin my first post in several weeks with a confession. So here it is - I am short. Really very short - 5'1'' on a good day. On the rare occasions that I confess this statistic to acquaintances, I am often met with surprise - sure, people know I'm short, but most don't seem to realise quite how short I am.
Why is this, you may ask? Well, I have to confess that big hair, big heels and a direct personality certainly help, but it's also down to what I wear.
If, like me, you are on the more petite side then there are lots of dressing tricks you can use to disguise this fact. Dressing a short or petite body can be challenging if you are shopping on the high street, but it's not as hard as you might think. Here are my top tips for the vertically challenged (a lot of these tips are also appropriate for slim builds, regardless of height). 1) Fit
This is absolutely crucial. Wearing properly fitting garments is the single most effective thing that you can do to downplay the fact that you are lacking in the height department. One of the biggest 'give aways' that you are short are garments that are too large and long - perfectly cut and fitted tailored items will do more for you than a pair of 'lift its' ever will.
- Always go for a slim fit shirts, jackets and trousers even if you are not used to it. Don't drown your smaller from frame in too much fabric - keep it tailored and neat. Our bespoke suits and shirts are made exactly to your measurements are and ideal.
- Too-long sleeves, trousers and, most importantly, jackets will draw attention to your size; conversely correct proportions will conceal.
- A petit man in a too-long jacket will always look like a teenager in a hand-me-down - make sure that your jacket comes no lower than your crotch in front only just covers your seat.
- avoid low waisted trousers, as they shorten the legs.
-trouser hems can be 0.5 longer than 'standard' to add extra length to the legs, but should under no circumstances bunch up at the back! Similarly, suit sleeves can be a little longer than the standard so long as you maintain that perfect 0.5 of cuff.
2) ProportionAn oft-forgotten contributor to overall look, the proportions of your garment should be considered second only to fit. If all the details of your clothing are proportional to your frame then it's harder for the frame to look small.
- avoid any outsize details such as chunky belts, big buttons or wide lapels. A lightly narrowed lapel is flattering on a compact, slim gentleman.
- Petite ladies should consider short, hip-length jackets and high-waisted skirts to lengthen the legs; tall heels paired with long trousers will also give you inches. Generally I find straight trousers (wide or slim) more leg-lengthening than bootcut.
3) StyleAlways think neat, clean, and streamlined - don't overwhelm your small frame with extras.
- For jackets, stick to one or two button fastenings; their longer lapels lengthen the torso. Ladies should go for a sharp, nipped-in one-button blazer.
- Slanted pockets on the jacket lengthen the upper body.
- Chose 3 rather than 4 buttons on the sleeve to maintain proportion with arm length.
- Avoid ticket pockets that clutter the torso.
- Chose side adjusters on your trousers. Wearing a belt shortens the legs and creates an unwanted horizontal line right across the torso; beltless trousers with no loops create a cleaner look and allow the eye to run right down the body, creating an illusion of extra height
- Flat-fronted slim cut trousers lengthen and streamline the legs.
- No more than 2 pockets on waistcoats! As always, avoid extra horizontal lines
- ladies - avoid frou-frou styles with lots of fabric
4) Colour and fabricIt's a myth that short people should wear only dark colours - it doesn't add any inches! However, I do recommend that shorter people avoid large, busy patterns and stick with more subtle alternatives and plain colours (for example, I own very few printed items).
- patterns with vertical details, such as a herringbone, work better on shorter frames than other patterns such as birdeyes and checks; I recommend our RTallwool-100215 range
- patterns should always be proportional - so look for smaller herringbones and closer, finer pinstripes. Large patterns can overwhelm small frames.
- for shirts, chose a stripe over a check
- generally, avoid heavy, bulky fabrics
5) WardrobeAll these tips are all very well but what about putting it all together? Careful wardrobe planning is the icing on the cake for the perfect petit look.
- Keep it clean and uncluttered - don't have too much going on in your outfit at once. A patterned suit should be paired with a plainer shirt and tie, and vice versa
- Similarly, don't bring in too many colour families. Keeping things in the same 'tone' adds a lean, uncluttered air
- Exercise careful use of accessories.
- A tailored suit is an ideal garment for a petit man, simply because having the top half of the body matching the bottom lengthens things out. Ladies - this tip goes for you, too!
- For jeans, stick with more slim, tailored styles. Avoid both low-rise skinny jeans and bulky, baggy styles with lots of pockets.
- Be wary of the garment layering that is oh-so-popular in modern times - it breaks up the body.
- A simple sheath dress is a great choice for ladies
- Match your socks to your trousers, and some advocate matching your shoes as well. (Personally, I like an interesting shoe so I disregard this tip with relish).
For further advice and help with wardrobe planning, just drop me an email to email@example.com or book an appointment with me in our City Road branch.
Ill put you in the picture.You had your Initial Measuring 6-8 weeks ago. You chose the fabric, cut and design details youve always wanted on a suit. You have been imagining all the flirtatious glances you will soon receive due to the nature of your now excruciatingly sharp exterior.
Youve already spent the money you got with your promotion, had a fulfilling life with your hot wife/husband and are already planning the next suit! I am a sucker for getting impatient and living beyond the point I have not yet reached and so I bring you a little on what to expect at your first fitting and from there onwards.
The suit you will try on has been carefully handcrafted from the skin measurements plus the level of tolerance that together with your Style Advisor you decided on. It will be one of ultra fitted, slim or relaxed. The tolerance I refer to will be the extra inches we add to the skin measurements taken to dictate how far from your skin the suit lies. Most people will choose slim. This will give the wearer a nice silhouette yet allow them to function as humans in their suit. There would be nothing worse than having a great looking suit while you stood, arms relaxed to find that any movement seriously hampered the future possibility of having kids, or ripping through your jacket like the incredible hulk.
This is a particularly bad move if you are female. 50% of our customers find that this finely tuned level of tolerance is perfect. They will take their suit away at the first fitting, usually taking advantage of the 20% off we offer if you order on the day of collection. Others will need levels of fitting depending on their requirements. This can be due to what you wore on the day of measuring. Denim and trainers use a bit more of the Style Advisors eye to get perfect and it may be a case that the only alteration you need is a perfection of the trouser length. Together with the Style Advisor that is present at the time of first fitting you will decide what may need doing to the garments to tweak them to perfection. As there really is no right or wrong, only levels of personal preference and historical guidelines it really is a decision that you will easily reach with you Style Advisor. The historical guidelines I refer to include the length of a jacket covering the crotch and seat, the sleeve length falling to the point on your arm at where the wrist and thumb meet and the trouser length showing a slight break on the front but little to none at the back of the shoe. These guidelines, unless discussed with your Measuring Tailor at the point of Initial Measurements, will all be inherent in the measurements taken. It then comes to personal taste. This suit is made for you. It is a bespoke garment, therefore, make it your own! If you require a bit more room in the waist, tell us. If your trousers are not long enough, tell us. If you plan on a diet of pies and ale to put on a healthy 2 stone......well, maybe not.....
The main thing to take with you to your first fitting appointment is that a bespoke suit is a work in progress. It may take 4 fittings, it may take none! What is important, though, is that once the first suit fits you, your personality and your budget, every future suit will follow suit (pun, most definitely intended) Bear in mind that different, even equally weighted, fabrics can act differently on the body, though.
We, at A Suit That Fits.com, will always keep your profile updated so that it reflects your latest suit. This leaves you with the fun part of creating.....have a look at some of our limited edition fabrics to get started!!!
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