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Why not get your tweed blazer out? The tweed jacket is a trademark of classic British style and has played a big role in recent seasons making it a menswear essential.
Tweed blazers are a versatile yet stylish piece to have in your wardrobe as they are an easy way to introduce textures and colours into your wardrobe.They are an easy throw on piece that can transform an outfit in an instant! Pair your tweed jacket up with denim jeans or for a casual look, or a smart pair of and a for a more formal occasion.
David Beckham does this well;
No matter how subtle or loud you want to go with your cloth choice, we can help! Have a look at our tweed cloths here.
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Want to take your jacket one step further? Adding a leather or suede elbow patch to your jacket will give it an edgier look.
The bespoke shirt is a very underestimated garment. If I get the collar to fit, it's fine. My jacket will be on most of the time anyway. Nobody will notice that the shirt is massive. Or the fatal mistake of I'll just buy the smaller size which fits my body.
I can always cover the gap at the collar with my tie . No gents, just No!. The is possibly the most important garment you'll wear. It's the closest item to your skin and it should reflect the overall look of your outfit for the day.
It should be well fitted, and pressed to perfection. God forbid you get to the interview in your beautifully fitted bespoke suit , only to find that the temperature in the room is sweltering. Oh No, I need to remove my jacket , but my shirt looks horrendous! Such is the dilemma. Treat your shirts like you would your suits. There is little sense in investing in your bespoke suit, when you're going to pair it with an ill fitting shirt. Take the time to think about it properly. Invest in your image sensibly, and make sure you have beautifully fitting shirts to compliment your beautifully fitting suits.
It's the difference between success and failure. It's the difference between being the sharpest dressed in the office, or blending in with the rest. It's the difference between knowing you're immaculate, and thinking you're immaculate. What would you rather?. Book an appointment at your local studio today. If you've already begun your bespoke journey with a suit , you have to complete the wardrobe building. If you're making your first investment into the bespoke market, do not leave the studio without adding a shirt to the order. Trust me, you'll see and feel the benefits at your first fitting.
Next up is Tom Hardy wearing a Matt Black 2 piece suit. Simply styled in a 2 button front, notched lapel, Saville Row standard 4 button cuff, double vent.
To finish off the look Tom wore this lightweight Tan Burberry Trench and black driving gloves which I personally feel is a classic look that will work well with our current British summer weather.
If you're looking for a evening suit but don't need to go as far as wearing a Dinner Jacket then this would be a great look to carry off. You can probably find a cheaper alternative if you are looking to copy the look of the Burberry Trench. as it's not cheap and you would be far better off on spending the money on a well fitted bespoke suit.
Justin Timberlake who has been busy this year promoting the release of his new The 20/20 experience album has pulled of some great sartorial looks but one that stood out for me is this Brown
tweed 2 piece suit. This suit has been designed in a classic but understated way with straight flapless pockets, notched collar, horn buttons, turn-ups on the hem of the trouser and finished simply with a silk pocket square.
Leonardo DiCaprio is probably one of thee most sort after actors at the moment and with 9 Golden Globe nominations to his name you can understand why. This year saw the release of one of his latest films for DiCaprio to star in, which showed off some great 1920's sartorial styling. Plus with the release of Django Unchained fairly recently you can understand DiCaprio's been attending a lot of film premiers, which always means a different suit for every occasion.
Style wise DiCaprio wore a Midnight Blue 2 piece suit for the Premier of the Great Gatsby with straight flap pockets and traditional notched collar. If I have one critique on this suit is length of the trouser being too long, which slightly spoiled the end look. The last style icons I will mention are the big names that I mainly get asked about either because my client has seen a particular coloured cloth they like or they have seen a suit they would like in a similar style. The two men in question are of course Mr David Beckham and Bond himself Daniel Craig! Both these gents I would class as not just British style icons but global style icons. Both David Beckham and Daniel Craig are both gents to keep your eye on when it comes to good sartorial style and how to accessories a bespoke suit. I'm sure you've seen a lot of famous people at award ceremonies trying too hard to be noticed by wearing a bright or garish suit. As you can see from the 2 piece suit David is wearing to the right, all the suit needs to be is well cut to you and styled in a classic manner which in turn will always turn heads! The look David has gone for here is very traditional, with a slim fit 2 button black jacket with sleeve length cut to shoot 1/2 of cuff, slim fit grey trousers, Oxford Brown polished shoe, silk navy blue tie, white pocket square, tie pin and classic white shirt. As for ticking all the boxes of the sartorial bible of how to wear a classic look David Beckham has done so and it's always a winner to finish any look off with a beautiful woman on your arm. As mentioned before Daniel Craig is also someone to keep your eye on who knows how to make a statement with his suit but without going too far. Again, with the suit to the left, it's cut in a manner which ticks all the boxes of a classic cut suit which will never go out of fashion. It's cut in a slim fit look which show's off the wearer's figure without going into the territory of a skinny fit look which in my honest opinion should never be used in the same sentence of a bespoke suit. Daniel also knows how to show off a great Dinner Jacket as you can see here with this midnight blue dinner jacket styled with black satin lapel and white pocket square.
If you have seen any looks that you would like advice on or would like to order then please get booked in to one of our studios where any of the Style advisers will be happy to help. Follow the link: Book in !
What makes a true style Icon....
We see a lot of style Icon's from past and present these days in GQ, Esquire and tabloids from David Beckham, David Gandy, James Dean, Sir Michael Caine and Ryan Gosling.
All these greats have shown off their own take on sartorial styling from the Dinner jacket, Classically tailored suits or more of a smart casual look. New fashion trends vary quite a lot and if you're like me you don't want to be forking out every month for a new suit if a slim line peaked lapel is suddenly the in thing to have. The main thing with any style icon is they're not worried about bringing their own personal style to the table and will normally accessorise the suit to add to this.
The two piece or three piece suit has always been a key piece in any style icon's wardrobe and the huge advantage of going bespoke is the garment is clearly tailored for the person and the design can be completely unique.
James Dean pictured above and Ryan Gosling pictured on the left have both gone for more of a traditional style suit with a classic white shirt always completing the look. Ryan Gosling wearing a 3 piece suit in a dark grey pinstripe and James Dean wearing a simple 2 piece suit. I say this is a classic style because of it's simplicity with a standard width notched collar and a 5 button waistcoat with the tie adding Ryan's own personal touch to the suit.
David Gandy pictured to the right has shown you can easily use the suit jacket in a casual look with he has simply combined with tailored dark blue
chinos, a simple black T-shirt and a polka dot silk scarf to finish off the look.
The fact of the matter is anyone can become a true style Icon if it's just through your circle of friends or on the international stage. You just need to be confident in what you wear and it's always an added advantage when the garment is tailored to you!
Why not book into one of our studio's and start bringing your own iconic styling to the forefront.
A footballing legend, sartorial style icon and now ambassador for football in
China. Yes he's back in the news again, although he doesn't tend to ever be far from it. David Beckham landed in Beijing today in order to bring back a cleaner image within China's football leagues but started in the best way you can.
Having a kick around at a school in Beijing but wearing a bespoke suit which not many people can normally pull off! David chose to wear a classic but simple two piece suit which is always going to look good when it's tailored for the wearer. Style wise if you are looking to replicate this, David had gone for a
slimline notched collar, straight flapped pockets, two button front, three button cuff and what would I would suggest would be in our range; https://www.asuitthatfits.com/shop/images/Style_Guide/colours/large/Mohair-Kid-Darkgrey-A.jpg
He also carried off a slightly more casual look when he greeted his thousands of fans wearing a black two button knee length overcoat with straight flapped pockets and a slimline notched collar that David had decided to flick up for that added bit of style.
As China's first global football ambassador David Beckham will have his his work cut out trying to recover a cleaner image in Chinese football after several match fixing scandals followed by jails terms for football officials, referees and
players. One thing's for sure, David Beckham will enjoy working with the younger generation promoting football throughout China which is what he has done so well in the past with his footballing academies. I'm pretty sure you may also see him wearing a few more dapper suits along the way.
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.
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.
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.
In the third and final part of this special Prince William themed blog, I want to look at some of the other styles that William sported on his recent North America tour.
The first look, William wore to a reception at the British Consul Generals residence in Los Angeles. William was spotted chatting to David Beckham, who was looking dapper in a dark suit with a paisley pocket square and polka dot tie.
William went for a slightly more classic look, in keeping with his Royal status, with a navy suit, a blue and red striped regimental tie and the ivory pocket square he has successfully managed to pair with every outfit covered in this blog.
The navy suit appears to be the 1 button jacket he wore to the polo, with the matching trousers. If so, this would appear to be a very shrewd and versatile sartorial decision on his part. Most would not notice that the jacket were one and the same, as most would not notice the same pocket square being worn, but he uses them to great effect.
Also in LA, speaking at a BAFTA reception in the Duke and Duchesses honour, William was dressed in the prerequisite black tie. Maybe surprisingly, he wore a double breasted jacket. It had peak lapels and a 6x2 button configuration (6 buttons, of which 2 button up). Single breasted seems to be the most common choice nowadays but William seems to have given a nod to tradition or perhaps to his father who is fond of a double breasted jacket, in his choice for black tie.
He wears it well, choosing the ivory silk pocket square he has become most attached to on this Royal tour. William wears a pair of black brogues with his ensemble. A black tie purist would only be seen wearing patent opera pumps or polished black oxfords, but I think William manages to carry the look convincingly.
Over the course of the North American Royal visit, William has shown sartorial maturity and individuality which correlate well with his ancestry, affable personality and royal status. He manages to do both casual and formal without appearing pompous or contrived, coming across as refined and well put together. A true feat in modern day fashion.
Ever since David Beckham rocked up at the royal wedding in his navy morning coat and grey trousers, we've been hankering after a nifty navy design to add to our sartorial wardrobe. The deep blue shade will easily replace black at a formal event.
Just make sure the is well tailored and wear with grey , for a lighter and brighter look for the summer. The style icon showed other guests how it's done with his sharply tailored (at least after he put his medal on the right side).
We're also seeing the emergence of a new style icon in the form of James Middleton. Although he has a long way to go until he reaches Beckham's style status, his interesting ensemble at the Royal Wedding was a brave choice, but he made it work. The colourful combination might make you think again when reaching for the standard grey suit, white shirt and black tie and encourage bolder colour choices from even the most die-hard black suit fans. Pastel tones work well for a summer and aren't too bold or bright for a wedding (whether royal or otherwise) and add just enough colour.
James is also a fan of a classic pinstripe, which looks great in navy as well as classic grey and black.
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