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Here are a few examples of the different suit attributes you can opt for when creating your bespoke garment:
The options we have available range from one button fastening to four button fastening. Most single-breasted suits have two or three button fastening as having one or four buttons is unusual (except on dinner jackets, which often have only one button). It is rare to find a suit with more than four buttons. The most common style I see at A Suit That Fits is the two button fastening jacket.
2) Jacket Lapels
The options we have available for jacket lapels are notched or peaked. Each lapel style carries different connotations and is traditionally worn with a different cut of suit. Notched lapels are traditionally found on single-breasted jackets whereas double-breasted jackets usually have peaked lapels. The most common style seen here at A Suit That Fits is a notched collar.
3) Sleeve Cuff
There are many different attributes available in relation to the sleeve cuff. These range from no buttons to six buttons. A bespoke jacket in all styles should typically have three or four buttons on each cuff. These buttons can be sewn closed (non-working cuff) or left functioning as a working cuff. Five buttons are unusual and are a modern fashion innovation. The number of buttons is primarily a function of the formality of the suit. A very casual summer sports jacket might have had only one button, while tweed suits typically have three and city suits four. Today, a four buttoned cuff is very common for both business and leisure suits. 4) Trouser Pleats
Pleats in trousers are quite common and at A Suit That Fits you can opt for no pleats, single pleats or double pleats for your trousers. The purpose of a pleat is to add a controlled fullness or use up any excess fabric. Pleats just below the waistband on the front of the garment are typical of many styles of suit, for both formal and casual wear. The pleats may face either direction. When the pleats open towards the pockets they are called reverse pleats (typical of corduroy trousers) and when they open toward the zipper, they are known as forward pleats.
With over 40 billion style combinations available at A Suit that Fits the design attributes of your suit are entirely up to you!
All comic book fans have been spoilt for choice this year with the release of such films as 'The Avengers, Avengers Assemble', 'Men In Black 3', and most recently 'The Amazing Spider-Man'. And with every great film comes a glamorous premiere providing a super sartorial spectacle! I was particularly impressed when leafing through the photographs from the event, to find such a variation of suit customisations.
Leading lady Emma Stone looks absolutely stunning (as always) yet her outfit is simple and chic. A pair of lengthens the leg, and with a thin gold buckled belt it draws the eye into the smallest part of the waist.
Even with a dangerously daring plunge neckline everything is secure, adding the perfect amount of glamour to the ensemble. Spider-Man himself, Andrew Garfield, was looking sharp in a simple black single breasted two button suit. A little controversial going for a navy tie with a black suit but that's just personal taste!
Next we have villain and infamous Welshman Rhys Ifans with girlfriend Anna Friel, wearing a fabulously green suit, definitely in keeping with his character, The Lizard. Green might seem quite a bright colour but as long as you keep it rich and dark you can really make a statement, a flannel in forest green would be perfect.
And finally we have director Marc Webb, who has also chosen a classic black single breasted suit. Webb is wearing another example of a half-width notched lapel. He's extended the theme to his tie and shirt collar to ensure the whole outfit is balanced.
Attention to detail: Hand stitched lapels Similar to the ticket pocket, hand-stitching on the Lapels isn't a feature you'd necessarily think about when designing a suit but once you've had it brought to your attention it's a subtle detail you'll notice on every other jacket from then on!
Some people love it, some people hate it, but on a simple suit such as Marc Webb's it adds a little something to make the outfit all the more distinctive. I would certainly recommend using hand-stitching on lightweight cloths verses thicker ones as it is less likely to sink in and will stand out. You can choose to have hand-stitching on any of our jacket lapels at A Suit That Fits so if you love it - we'll make it happen!
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