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Garments with white piping are not only hot, they're perfect for the festive season and can be worn as tailored additions to casual outfits or as part of a bespoke tuxedo. White piping next to a solid colour like navy or black will lend great definition to your suit's cut and will create a handsome silhouette.
For me, is nostalgic, reminding me of my school days when everyone wore a three-buttoned with thick around the lapels and pockets.
Very private school!. A Suit That Fits currently offer two ready-designed suits with white piping: the Piper, with peaked lapels, white piping and white buttons, and the Trung Le, a double-breasted, two-piece creation by our Design Competition winner. Different shades of navy, the Piper and Trung Le suits are a modern take on an old-school style. It's not just white piping that's hot, either; contrast piping of all kinds has got a lot of attention in the celebrity fashion world in recent times. Some highlights include this pale grey suit worn by Darren Criss and a darker grey suit worn by William Levy (of Dancing with the Stars).
Hot! Check out these pictures for inspiration then enquire about a white piping suit!.
And yet, down here in the South West, 2013 has been like no other where weddings are concerned and I'll explain why;
Firstly, grooms have been ordering their wedding suits, or at least making inquiries, up to 18 months in advance: unprecedented!
Secondly, I have received an increasing number of orders from the best men - and also from the wedding guests - among you to wear to a wedding where the groom may, or may not, have commissioned a suit to be made for himself. A risky business I say..
Now, I'm all in favour of you chaps taking the necessary steps to ensuring that you look the part and do not let the groom down by getting yourself kitted out with some serious schmutter, but it is considered good form to follow the grooms lead in terms of attire: whilst this may offend your sartorial sensibilities, and may even require that you don an ill-fitting rental for the day it's his day, nay, her day, lest we not forget.
I read recently on Pinterest that style is knowing who you are, how you want to present yourself and not caring what others think, and there's a lot of truth in that statement. So here is your opportunity to prove yourself to be the best man it is possible to be: how? By ensuring that the groom, your best friend, your son, your brother, your charge looks his best on the day and wears something that makes him look elegant, dashing, slimmer, taller and above all, like marriage-material!
Generally speaking, the bride will be the one to encourage her groom to wear something special for the big day - or failing that something appropriate - and, if budget allows, to even kit-out the best man and groomsman in something similar or at least chosen by the bride and groom to ensure the wedding photos are not spoiled by random flights of fancy or misconstrued interpretations of a suit, smart dress and, in particular morning dress - his is not a dressing gown or one's underpants by the way chaps.
So, if you have booked yourself an appointment with your tailor, have the decency to take-along your groom and introduce him to your tailor and a world of gentrification, a choice of fine cloths and polite conversation where style is the order of the day and personal preference is something that is encouraged.
Be warned, however, that your groom (or indeed, his betrothed) may have designs of their own and may require that you follow suit..ahem.
And so, to assist you in your plight, be encourage by those that have gone before and have both have suits made by A Suit That Fits and have taken advantage of our wedding suit package offering.
My thanks to Clive for providing the photos of his son's wedding, both father and son looking very sharp indeed: Clive wears green and orange country-check suit to Dean's brown herringbone flannel suit.
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)!. .
With the return of Downton Abbey imminent (this autumn, to be precise), A Suit That Fits is curious to know what the coming season has in store in terms of tailoring. We're happy to inform you that the show's style will be upped a notch this year by the presence of Gary Carr, who plays Jack Ross, a Chicagoan jazz singer who meets the English aristocrats in London and visits them at their Downton Abbey estate.
While details about Carr's plot-lines remain under wraps (we're secretly hoping for some great jazz vocals from the musical Carr), onset photos were leaked last month showing him looking spiffing in a , a beige and a tie.
The only officially-released picture is more impressive still, with Carr leaning elegantly against a grand piano in full white tie (wing collar shirt, beautifully-fitted tailcoat, wide satin peaked lapels and white carnation to finish) and sporting a 1940s-style pencil moustache. He's a celebrity of the time, says Carr of his character Jack Ross. There is a confidence about him and a suaveness. He's very charming. Carr, who prior to his role in Downton Abbey has had a thriving career in theatre, has also appeared in Law Order: UK, Silent Witness and Holby City. Some great pictures of Carr on London stylist Alice Burnfield's website show Carr wearing what is fast becoming this season's most popular colour, a gorgeous caramel brown.
Judging by these photos alone, Carr will bring some serious elegance to the grounds of the world's most loved country estate. Bring on autumn!. .
Wow, Matt Smith! I could spend a whole blog post talking about the Eleventh Doctor's suits and jackets (who in the public eye has done more for tweed and bow-ties than him?), but I want to take some time out from tailoring for a minute to bring your attention to his recent appearance in Los Angeles as part of the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour.
Yes, our home-grown star was mixing with America's hottest television personalities this week, including the nicely-suited of Grey's Anatomy, to publicize .
Choosing to forego his usual top-notch formalwear, Smith dressed casual but amaaaaazing in corduroy trousers, Dr. Martens-type boots, a loose, knitted, white-and-navy jumper and wait for it multi-coloured socks! Ok, his fashion sense has always been interesting, and of course, it's great to see him representing the eccentric-British-gentleman look on Doctor Who, but nothing compares to this sudden transformation into possibly the best-dressed, most stylishly original man on Planet Earth! (Am I getting carried away? Decide for yourself.).
In this era, more and more men are looking up to sports stars; mainly footballers, for style tips and fashion ideas for suits.
Most professional footballers you see today wear a suit when they're not on the pitch but this may be due to the fact that it is now compulsory to be dressed smartly! From The Premiership down to the Football League and even some Non-League clubs, are required to dress smartly to represent the team.
Some clubs even supply players with ties that match the team colours. More traditionally, if your club reached a Cup Final at Wembley, it wouldn't be uncommon to see the players, the team manager and even the back-room staff all wearing suits to mark the occasion. As most football fans remember, perhaps the most defining moment for players was seen as the 1996 FA Cup Final, when the Liverpool stars infamously wore cream suits and paraded around the pitch prior to kick-off, a game which they went on to lose to rivals Manchester United, 1-0.
(The Famous 'Spice Boys' - Robbie Fowler, Steve McManaman and Jamie Redknapp)
In these times, you wouldn't see footballers going with this style of suit. Style and shape has changed massively since then with most footballers going for a slimmer and more fitted look.
If we look at the picture of Jonjo Shelvey, Jay Spearing and Liverpool and England Capitan, Steven Gerrard, you can see they are wearing a Charcoal Grey, 2 piece suits with notched standard width lapels, two button fastening with straight flapped pockets. The trousers, they are sporting have cross pockets, with both pockets on the back of the trouser. The cut of the trousers are straight and tapered without a pleat and a flat hem. The overall fit of the suits are slim which shows the progression of the dress code for football players since the 1996 FA Cup final.
We've been waiting for the biggest music award show in the UK, and it has come and gone! BRITs 2013 has brought the music world together just for one night at the 02 London. As anticipated, all the celebrities turned up looking very elegant and sophisticated- with few exceptions; I can't explain what happened.
Perhaps their stylist isn't on the same wavelength- you can make up your own conclusions. However, the gents on the red carpet at this year's BRITs Awards are certainly not opting for subdued looks.
There's no doubt they'd have tried on numerous suits and considered countless accessories to finish off their desired looks. First up, we've the man of the moment, Justin Timberlake. He arrived ahead of his performance sporting a classic grey two piece suit with peak lapels. He wore this with a brilliant white shirt with collar bar. The 'Suit and Tie ' singer finished off his style with a classic black tie which acts as a focal point and a printed pocket square. Although he looked a bit spooked out on the red carpet, this gifted and talented individual delivered a great performance on stage.
Justin Timberlake hits the stage for his performance donning a dinner jacket in a reversal of the traditional black jacket with satin lapels. He opted for matt shawl lapels with gleaming jacket . To complete his look, he wore a white dress shirt with studs and oversized bow tie. Pictured here, we've the JLS lads all looking very dapper in their three piece suits - look at their shoes too! It's obvious these lads have paid attention to the details, just like their music. Despite being snubbed in the nominations, JLS made an outstanding appearance; displaying attributes of bespoke tailoring . In the mix, we have peak lapels , shawl lapels , notched lapels , slanted pockets and contrasting lapels and pockets. Their choice of fabrics reflects the versatility of their music- from tweed to checks and solid colour. For representing the best of British tailoring, kudos to their stylists!. Seen any style you like? Book an appointment to see one of our Style Advisors.
Although it's nothing more than a long piece of fabric , the tie is an elemental accessory when it comes to the creation of a sublime suited gentleman. Simply adorning the front of a shirt and thus being an undeniable focus of attention for the entire look, this simple piece is one of the most pervasive pieces in menswear.
Over the years, the classic has been reproduced into array different and distinct forms- from the colour, to the , the length and even the width.
On the matter of the suitable time to wear a skinny tie , I'd sincerely say that this accessory can be worn for both formal and casual occasions. When it comes to casual situations, the thin tie can be paired with a simple button-up with either the sleeves rolled-up or under a dashing contemporary blazer . Thus, for a more laidback look, I recommend that you knot the skinny tie in a loose manner that eschews excessive formality while embracing an easy-going nature. When it comes to formal attire, the skinny tie should be worn with a tailored suit in order to emphasise a more graceful profile. It should also be tied in a tight fashion that reflects the formality of the occasion.
Need more advise? Book an appointment to see one of our Style Advisors.
Let me ask you a simple question. Has your dry cleaner ever blamed the quality of your garment after ruining it? I'm afraid that there are few dry cleaners out there that haven't mastered their trade successfully.
Whilst you strive to purchase good quality , made from excellent thus they last; the dry cleaner you take your to might just be the catalyst to damage the that your are made with.
So what is the solution? I hear you cry. Kick them to the kerb. I'm going to share with you, three signs of a bad cleaner. So, next time when you pick up your garments from your dry cleaner, look out for these signs. If you spot any of these signs, don't hesitate to switch. The so called 'deal' you're getting from the dry cleaner will not be worth it when they damage your expensive tailored suit .
Why shouldn't you bother? It's her day- fine, but it's also your day.
Men prefer to hide behind the statement; it's her day thus they get less involved with the wedding planning, agreed. However don't allow this attitude to reflect on your effort.
Try to complement your bride's remarkable wedding gown with a befitting suit, dinner suit or a morning coat - which ever you opt for. Your big day is one of those very few exceptions where everything must be perfect as it is in any man's life. I'm certain you and your bride have gone through utmost diligence to ensure the day is exquisite; but did you discuss what you and your best man (or groomsmen if you are having an army) will be wearing on the day? Some men don't discuss this with their brides as it seems trivial to them; only if they knew that all eyes will be turned on the groom as well as the bride on the day.
Would you agree, you need to discuss what you're going to wear?. The question you need to ask yourself is, will I be hiring, buying off-the-peg or going bespoke? If you decide on hiring because it's economical, fine. However, look at it from this perspective, would you hire a suit for 130 (this is the rough price you'll pay for three piece suit ) when you can get a tailored suit from 259? My opinion, that's not worth it; why should I pay for 50% of the suit's cost for one day hire? Besides the price factor, it will be tricky for you to get a suit that will perfectly fit you- and I don't think your bride will appreciate it if you're wearing an ill-fitted suit on your big day.
On the other hand, off-the-peg suit you can buy and own- for life! The prices are even attractive; you'll be able to pick one up from 180. Fitting? You might be lucky to pick one off-the-peg that needs no adjustments (if you already know the store where their size fits you well) or little adjustment. In which case, you can take to your local alteration centre to get it adjusted. Ahh..wait, not that simple! Two questions, first, who will be responsible for the suit if the alteration center ruin it? Second, how are you going to ensure none of your guests will show up at your wedding wearing the same suit as you- the groom (that's happened before)?! After-all the entire store you bought the suit from is not exclusive to you, is it? Think about it.
These are the three secrets suit retailers don't want you to know
On the contrary, you've the option of going bespoke- not as expensive as you think. You can get your hands on your fully tailored wedding suit from 259. I know, hard to believe, but the Nation's Local Tailor made this possible. I can guarantee three things if you go down this route.
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