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The most talked about theatrical event right now is happening on the other side of the pond starring British actors. I'm talking about the latest Broadway production of Harold Pinter's 1978 play Betrayal, with real-life husband and wife Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz portraying an unfaithful couple.
While the production may have split critics, some describing it as crude and clunky, others praising it for its top notch performances, the play itself has been a sell-out.
All this excitement on Broadway has got me thinking one thing: what do our A Suit That Fits clientele like to wear to the theatre? If you're anything like me, you're not shy about dressing up to see a play: things may have changed somewhat since the days when formal attire was unanimously expected, but the theatre is still a ceremonious place and since women nearly always dress up, I believe that gentlemen should dress accordingly. Not only does dressing up build your own excitement for the evening, it makes your guest feel good, too. So what does one wear to the theatre? One of your weekday corporate suits in navy, black or grey, should be avoided.
Why dress up for the theatre if you're not distinguishing your style from any other work day? A three-piece suit is a good option, although these days you may actually feel over-dressed in a waistcoat. Another option is to go for a sharp, modern suit with a casual element mixed in, such as an open collar minus the tie or some loafers or dress slippers without socks. Of course, the theater is usually an evening event so, unless you're going to a matinee, you want to dress a little more glitzy and chic, meaning darker, evening colours, bolder contrasts and more fitted cuts. Save your looser linens or pastel shades for the daytime. What about a tuxedo? Is it ever appropriate to wear one to the theatre? If it's opening night: of course! Otherwise, stick to a suit or a contrasting jacket and trousers. Happy shopping!.
It's not very often you get to see a plum-coloured suit, but thanks to Ed Westwick at the Los Angeles premiere of his new movie Romeo Juliet, now you do. The British actor is most famous for his role in the American teen drama Gossip Girl in which he gets to wear a phenomenal number of phenomenal suits.
Judging by this appearance, however, he may be even more adventurous in real life than he is in front of the camera. With his stout frame, pale face, brooding eyes and pursed lips, you'd think that Westwick might not be the easiest man to style.
But with the aid of a bespoke suit and the right accessories (take a look at his skinny brown tie, white handkerchief and oxblood shoes), it's hard not to look stylish, really. A Suit That Fits offers a gorgeous plum-like maroon in a sharkskin fabric with a tonic weave. Available as a two piece or a three piece suit, the maroon fabric can be paired with burgundy, paraquette, Sayer or Gin Tonic satin linings for a sumptuous and colourful effect. It may not be suitable for the office, but at a wedding or some other special occasion, the suit will certainly make you stand out from the crowd.
When does Justin Theroux look anything less than amazing? It seems to me that when he's not beautifying red carpets in Hollywood next to his gorgeous wife Jennifer Aniston or motorcycling through Manhattan in a leather jacket or a muscle-showing tank top, he's appearing shirtless in black denim and thigh-hugging cut-offs at the beach.
But next month he tops it all by gracing the cover of USA in an , by Dolce Gabbana complete with and vintage .
The simplicity of the notched collar and the slender jacket lends itself to Theroux's casual re-interpretation of the classic suit. Besides the chic accessories (some silver, leather and beaded bracelets), Theroux adds his own style to the formal suit by rolling up his jacket sleeves and leaving his collar unbuttoned and tieless. The result is an edgy yet sophisticated, city-living kind of look that captures Theroux's unique personality perfectly. Here at A Suit That Fits, we offer ultra-fitted suits in fine textured fabrics that, combined with your measurements and the accessories of your choosing, create a truly bespoke look.
For a style emulating that of Theroux, check out this navy, ultra-fitted three-piece suit I've created with details including a notched collar, three cuff buttons and slashed trouser pockets. If you like your suit classy yet ultra modern, this might well be the suit for you. Just click on Get the Look!. .
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!. .
Someone has been catching my eye all summer: Swedish supermodel Alex Lundqvist. First he was attending the New York City premiere of Prince Avalanche sporting a deep blue jacket and pale blue shirt. Later, I was dining al fresco with friends in Milan ;) when I couldn't help noticing this giant Hugo Boss campaign poster featuring Lundqvist in a sumptuous grey three-piece suit complete with a ticket pocket and peaked lapels.
Everywhere I look, in fact, there's in magazines. on billboards. in tweets. even in my friends' Facebook pictures! His omnipresence is no coincidence, either the man might as well be a demi-god this season having signed on to model ' Autumn/Winter 2013 collection, including their popular Boss Black range.
Evidently not happy just being one of Hugo Boss' most famous faces, Lundqvist has now decided to take over the world with his Scandinavian charms! If you're inspired by his example, A Suit That Fits will tailor a blended wool three-piece suit to your individual measurements starting from 680 (in light brown: click here) and 698 (in navy: click here); you also have the choice to upgrade your fabric to mohair, cashmere and worsted wool. Enjoy!.
This isn't one of the most popular themes these days but is definitely one of the most fun. It's something you can really play around with and something I've had a few guys coming to me in a panic over recently.
The most common set of questions are as follows; How do I pull this one off? These are the boots we picked out, what will they go with? Can I get something that looks like Will Smith in Wild Wild West?.
Now, if you are going to go full cowboy you do need a longer jacket with button down patch pockets, boot cut trousers and the bolo or Texan tie with gaudy slide. It's never going to be a suit that can transfer into a work day staple but what the hell, you'll look great for the big day. Ultimate Cowboy suit!
Links to ultimate cow boy suit:
If you're aim is something a little more subtle and reuseable think about picking aspects that nod to theme without being over powering. Go with classic and not too slim suiting making the accessories wild; cowboy hat being a must. Everything you never knew about the bolo tie info graphic. Other wise make sure you've got you lasso handy in case your filly tries to get away!
When I met Sam he had already designed his three piece suit with our Style Advisor Rachel and was on to the fitting stage. Sam and his fiance Rachel were planning on getting married in Cripps Barn in Gloucestershire and then having a mini festival in a field fully equipted with bonefire, hog roast, tents and of course wellies.
Being a lover of festivals from a young age, (having been allowed to go to Glastonbury unaccompanied at the tender age of fourteen!) I loved the idea straight away.
The couples' outdoorsy theme didn't end there though with green being a big aspect of Sam's outfit. He went with a black UKAB Merino wool, with green lining, green pocket square, green stitching on his last cuff buttonhole and a green tie. Sam's lapel buttonhole was also made with green leaves and held together with colourful buttons. Sam's choice of style was very modern with slanted flapless pockets, a single vent and five buttons on his sleeve. He went for a notched collar but continued his modern twist through to his trousers, having horizantal pockets and flat fronts. His waistcoat was five buttons and had two pockets, perfect for the finishing touch of a pocket watch.
The green detailing of Sam's three piece suit matches perfectly with the cream of Rachels's dress and her fiery red hair, not to mention the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside (can you tell I'm a south west girl!!)
Me and ASTF Rachel were lucky enough that Sam was happy to send us over some photos. The happy couple had Richard Johnson of Totallyrich Digital Consultancy take pictures of their big day and it definitely looks like they had a wonderful time. The newly weds also sent us a link to Rachel's blog, a lovely personal account of their big day, we wish you all the best!
Rachel Mathews' blog http://rabel.co.uk/the-big-day-rabel-mule-get-wed/
Location: Cripps Barn http://www.crippsbarn.com/ Photographer: Richard Johnson http://www.totallyrich.com
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