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One thing the Brits know how to do well is wear a good suit - and we have certainly not been short of sartorial inspiration during the celebrations. The chap that has stood out to me the most as looking especially suave at every occasion of the Olympics is David Beckham.
Beckham has played a role in the journey of the Olympic torch since May when it was brought from Athens to the UK at the start of the Torch Relay. As shown above Beckham went for a , the texture of which gives a little more depth to the without the need for a or .
A beautifully tailored suit, David wears a single breasted, two button jacket with notched lapels, double vents and straight flapped pockets paired with straight leg trousers. The pale pink shirt with black contrast tie works perfectly. You'll struggle to find Beckham without a Tie-pin when wearing a day suit- love it!. When the torch arrived in Britain David Beckham accompanied Princess Anne and Lord Coe, the chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games. They had the honour of lighting the cauldron to celebrate the flame's official arrival. For this special occasion he returned to a notched collar and selected a darker suit colour, going with a navy.
Now listen up. You find yourself in his office. He's dressed in a very well tailored, 3 piece suit with slim lapels matching his skinny tie. He's talking and you're listening intently to every word that's passing his lips.
Something else is playing heavily on your mind though. You know you need to listen to what he's saying, but your focus is now on some of the objects in the room.
You can see them on the desk by the wall. You know the contents will feel amazing against your skin, and you can't help but imagine what you'll look like when you're wearing them. If only you could just reach out and touch. Behave now ladies and gents, I am of course talking about your style advisor and our fabulous Swatch books. Within the sumptuous cloth on offer, we have an astonishing number of this seasons favourite colour. Grey. Whether it's light or dark, lightweight or heavy, plain or patterned, we have over 50 shades of Grey in our studios to choose from. (98 to be exact). Our range offers choice of cloth from Mohair, to Wool Silk as well as 100% worsted wool to cover your occasion.
If you're off on a cruise, or planning your perfect wedding suit, you'll be sure to find what you're looking for. But how are you going to find out what's best for you? Book an appointment with your local style advisor. He (or she) will talk to you to establish just exactly what the suit will be used for in order to find your perfect cloth match. For those out there who are looking for a little more colour in their lives, why not try our Black, Navy, or more natural colours. Whatever your skin tone, we'll advise you best on what's going to look good on you. Hear that ladies? Advise? You don't have to obey us of course, you're free to make your own choice....
See you in Studio soon.
On Monday night, I attended the seventh annual Scottish Fashion Awards in Glasgow, hosted by Style Icon Alexa Chung. It was a glitzy and glamorous spectacle but, with Swarovski as a sponsor, who would expect any less! I had the pleasure of meeting a whole host of interesting people from across the industry, but more importantly, I met a few dapper ladies and gents sporting suits, separates and tuxedos.
In the photo below we have some dapper chaps sporting a mixture of fantastic outfits. Starting on the left we have a classic , versatile and perfectly accessorized, on this occasion with a smart tartan .
Next, we have a very daring double breasted jacket with eight buttons, three fastening, worn with a pair of light grey flannel trousers, again, finished off with a pocket square in a presidential fold. Third from the left is a classic two piece in light grey pinstripes, worn with slim lapels to give width to the shoulder line. Last but not least a modern two piece charcoal grey suit with slim lapels, worn with a skinny tie. Next, was James Robert Faulkener. Edinburgh's very own Rogue Milliner.
James' designs are fantastic, but not as fantastic as his plush velvet tuxedo, with shawl collar in satin, complimented by his waistcoat and scarf. Also in this picture, we see another velvet jacket with notched, split lapel in suit cloth, edged with satin.
In this final picture, I managed to snap a lady in a tuxedo, rare, but a great look. With a single fastening, satin edging, and full satin collar (rather than suit cloth). It really is a stand out tuxedo. Our gent is wearing a classic peaked collar tuxedo, with a one button fastening and straight flapped pockets. Pocket squares were really prevalent on the night.
All in all, it was a brilliant event with guest appearances from Dionne Blomfield, Millie Mackintosh of Made in Chelsea, Karen Gillan of Doctor Who fame and New York stylist Derek Warburton, who sported a striking pink turban. Congratulations to all the winners, and I'm sure you'll all be household names in the future.
Here at A Suit That Fits, we're delighted to tailor suits for some of the biggest days of our customer's lives - from their wedding day to an important business meeting - and we love seeing pictures of the suit in action.
That's why were were delighted to receive pictures of Ross Dickinson receiving the test report from the British Standards for his new invention! Ross opted for a charcoal grey, two buttoned number with a notched lapel for the occasion.
Above: Principle Engineer Gary Essam, Ross Dickinson and Julian Potter, Managing Director of Rothenberger.
I don't know about you, but for me a suit isn't like an investment - it is an investment! Having a tailored suit that is perfect in its fit, look and style makes you feel a million dollars. It would be a shame to let all that effort go to waste by teaming it up with the wrong undergarments, wouldn't it? I'm talking about the shirt!.
When donning a classic black, charcoal grey or navy suit, it's pretty standard practice to team it up with a crisp white shirt, and then add a splash of colour with the tie. Here are a couple of suggestions of how to slightly veer off of this path, whilst retaining a smart and professional look: For black, opting for a light blue or an ivory shade can help soften the contrast between jacket and shirt, toning down the starkness of the classic funeral colours.
I love to match charcoal grey with a very light pink or grey shirt. The pink can then be toned down with a dark tie, whilst the grey can be brought to life with a striped tie with a bit of colour. Here is David Beckham in the grey-on-grey look during last summer's World Cup.
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