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We can tailor a garment down to a quarter of an inch of its life, allowing us to design the style you have always dreamed about at a price which won't break the bank. Below are a couple of pictures nicely supplied by Bal and Dal. What a lovely couple they make. They came to see us just before Christmas at an asian wedding show in Birmingham. After speaking to the both of them I realized we could definitely help and I booked them an appointment to come into our studio. Bal's suit took 6-8 weeks to make. We designed a one button single breasted three piece suit in a medium grey pure wool with hand stitched notched collar.
We added little touches to match with Bal and Dal's the wedding colours. The suit jacket had contrast piping in a ES silk electric blue as well as making a feature of the cuff stitching by stitching the last buttonhole in electric blue. We even made him a matching tie in the suit cloth. What a great look, very smart with a bespoke shirt which also had different styling attributes as seen below. We used a large paisley lining to go with the contrast piping with an individual label with their initials and wedding date. This made Bal's suit extra special for his big day. The bespoke shirt is cut half inch longer than the jacket sleeves to create the perfect look. As you move your arms your shirt cuffs will show for that perfect style. We added top stitching all around the shirt to match with the wedding colours and all the button stitching was made in grey with white buttons. The under collar and cuffs are also made in grey for a nice contrast against the white shirt. This gives little hints of detail without overpowering the whole outfit, it looks just great!
As many of you may know, I do like to include my clients in my blog content and when Paul and Catherine e-mailed me some stunning pictures of their recent wedding, I couldn't resist.
The wedding was held at Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh's local science centre. This was an absolutely perfect venue given Paul's love for computing and all things science.
As you'll all no doubt notice, even Paul's tie was customised to look like a microchip. Paul chose our Kid Mohair Light Grey cloth to build his wedding suit. He went with a three piece, always a favourite of grooms, with peaked lapels (half width), with a two button front, straight pockets with no flaps and a double vent at the rear of the jacket. His lining was the stunning B3 Burgundy with a large paisley design. The waistcoat was designed with five buttons so that it would show even when the jacket was worn. It had a notched base and the back of the waistcoat matching the suit lining.
Paul and Catherine were an absolute delight to work with. Looking at these pictures, it seems that, on the day, everything looked amazing. Guys, I hope you enjoy your honeymoon later this year, and remember, our Mohair is perfect for the warmer climate. You'll still look stylish on the beach.
Men in Black; Valencia and Hernandez suits: Always slick both footballers look great in well cut slim fitting black suits with notched lapels and finished off with skinny ties.
David Beckham looks incredible smart in this . This is a very strong style and a statement piece for spring/summer 2012.
Javier Little Pea Hernandez looks so smart in this in a midnight blue suit with notched lapels and a subtle herringbone. Teamed with a crisp white shirt and pink tie the colours really go well together.
Ashley Young does the casual smart look pairing jeans with a slim fit jacket and waistcoat. A look that is perfect for hitting the clubs and something that all the ladies love.
Rio looking every bit the stylish playboy. His peaked lapels hint at power with his one button making for longer lines and showing off his slim physic. The black pocket square matched with his black shirt finishes the outfit and tells us that he's a man that means business!
Ryan Giggs looks sharp is this sharkskin slim fit two piece. Again emulating power with his peaked lapels, one button jacket and slanted flapped pockets.
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David Walliams' cheeky sense of humour has sure spiced up this years Britain's got talent. Watching him wind up Simon Cowell is almost as entertaining as the acts themselves.
Walliams has become my official Champion. He appeared in all his suited and booted glory the other week wearing this stunning option.
A classic jacket with ticket pockets, extra wide peaked lapels and trousers with turn-ups, very now! The waistcoat was a classic six button master piece, minimal detail, given good balance with his knitted tie. What really makes this out fit work is the carefully considered proportions, something which Chris and myself have detailed in recent blogs. Though it is always good to go over the finer points using a specific subject.
Here we see a somewhat unflattering picture of David, this does however help us to understand his proportions. He is longer through the body than the leg but still quite broad over all. To get good balance for this kind of shape his jacket is slightly shorter than the classic with wider lapels and a knitted tie to create a bold upper torso. The knitted tie is a trendy, more interesting option than satin, favoured by our very own Pete Beeney who also has a longer upper body..
The six button waistcoat has more clout than the three or four and helps to shorten the torso further. Here I would add a double pocket for detail and to break up a large area of colour. This will help to keep the look balanced and paired with a crisp white shirt, you're on to a real winner.
The real 'finisher' to this classic look is the choice of cloth; light with a touch of lustre, something like our PTD range, a blend of silk and wool. The silk adds a beautiful twist to a classic look.
So if you are a broader chap and longer in the body than the leg you could do a lot worse than to emulate David Walliams. I am very much looking forward to his future sartorial choices for this years Britain's Got Talent!
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.
The phenomenal success of English boy band One Direction, after coming third in the 7th series of the X Factor, has culminated in a number one spot in America for their debut album Up All Night.The band, comprising members Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis, are now embarking on what looks like a sell out US tour to promote their album.
They have generated so much excitement, that some commentators have likened it to the Beatles first visit to the States in 1964, and the necessity for 20 bodygurds for each member on the tour!With 2.
35 million Twitter followers already, the boys are proving to be a music sensation, and they're also showing a great sartorially individual style in their choice of suits too.Maybe better known for their trendy casual gear, the boys have also been cutting a dash in a series of sharp suits. I have already noticed an increase in popularity in my Oxford, Reading and Camberley studios of their preference for an ultra-fitted cut. In the above picture of the band at an X Factor gig, from left to right, Liam is wearing a charcoal two button suit in a mohair cloth, with narrow notch lapels, straight flapped pockets and narrow flat front trousers .
Harry sports a black one button suit in a wool/silk mix, again with a narrow notch lapel and flat front trousers. Zayn has a black one button suit in a mohair cloth, with a narrow shawl collar, slanted flapless pockets and narrow flat front trousers . Louis has gone for a very on-trend maroon one button suit in a sharkskin cloth, again with a shawl collar and slanted flapless pockets, with narrow flat front trousers. Finally, Niall has chosen a dark charcoal one button suit in a mohair cloth, with shawl collar and contrast black trim, slanted flapless pockets and narrow flat front trouser. They have all chosen white shirts and skinny black ties to complete their outfits. In this picture, Harry has gone for a three piece single breasted suit in a mid grey mohair cloth, with a one button notch lapel jacket, four button waistcoat and flat front trousers, complementing it with a white shirt and oversize black bow tie! Zayn on the other hand has opted for a light grey double breasted suit in a mohair cloth, with peak lapels, straight flapped pockets and contrasting black buttons. All the boys have accessorized their suits with pocket squares. The 'Fab Five' certainly know how to look dapper and trendy on stage!
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When you put aside sound it is vital that all visual details are highly considered. The focus now relies on what we can see, a person's dress becomes highly important, telling us a lot about the character.
With this in mind The Artist has also cast colour aside to boot. Textural depth steps forward and striking the right balance between white and black becomes paramount.
Above all it's the shades of grey that give the detail, but the extremes that define and hold focus on the image. All these tools and observations are things you can use to your advantage in your day to day life. Peaked lapels feature heavily and this stunning double breasted three piece in a tweed cloth fits this gentleman's (Al Zimmer) rounder body shape. The lapel gives him presence when compared to the gentleman next to him. The key thing to remember though when picking a work suit is context. Bear in mind your profession and ask yourself the relevant questions, such as, is a peak too much for your job? As an accountant probably yes but for a PR executive this more flamboyant look could be perfect.
The Artist features iconic tails, satin peaked lapels, double breasted waistcoat and satin covered buttons. The difference in textures carry well in black and white. If you're getting married this year and want to go black tie this is the look I'd go for! Classic, classy and a real stand out style. It screams elegance and success from the tip of the peak, to the fall of the tail. The subtle textures carry as well across a room full of guests as they do through the media of film.
'Disheveled' I think is the word, with the rumpled suit emphasising George's state of mind. Keeping sharp will always give you more confidence and make you more effective in you work life, it's also a good trick for catching a ladies eye. Remember Barney from 'How I Met Your Mother,' the cheesy lines don't work but the sharp suit will turn heads.
And what mention of The Artist would be complete with out a mention of little Uggy. He ultimately proves that subtle detail like a bow tie can make even a dog fit for the red carpet.
Oxford bags were a loose fitting, wide legged trouser worn by students at the University of Oxford in the 1920s and remained popular until the 1950s.
The style originated from a ban in 1924 on the wearing of knickerbockers, which were intended for use in sport, by undergraduates at lectures. At the time golf was extremely popular and men who attended the University wanted to get to the links quickly after class so they had their made extra wide to enable them to be worn over the knickers.
When classes were over for the day, the men would drop their trousers and be ready for golf!
The style made a comeback in the 1970's, often worn with platform shoes, and a shorter variant of Oxford bags with tartan trimmings was made popular by a Scottish boy band, The Bay City Rollers.
If you have a hankering for this stylish trouser, come and see me at my Oxford, Reading or Camberley studios, and let me tailor a pair for you.
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For a little inspiration, some Madness!
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.
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