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I've chosen our VBC-130 for this lovely recreation although the the swatches below indicate some great alternatives, that may be more appropriate for certain skin tones and climates
Pair with our gym bag in blue and a pair of funky aviators to complete the look.
As the daughter of a pretty 'traditional when it comes to tailoring' father there are certain garments I know and love but long to see refreshed and adapted for the modern gentleman. One such item is the navy blazer.
The popularity of which was brought to my attention when a customer came to see me in requesting the very thing. It is a relatively low-investment as you are not committing to a .
This single item though will effortlessly invigorate your outfit!. For many people this garment still carries the stigma of the wide, loose-fitting, double-breasted blazers of the past (see the image below). If we abandon this style and embrace a more contemporary, slim-fit, single breasted blazer the look can be kept more modern. A standard width notched lapel certainly gives a more casual and timeless look. Opting for single breasted will instantly slim the body and enable the jacket to be worn both open and buttoned. This is a look that can be adapted for all seasons, during the summer wear your blazer with a pair of beige chino, brown leather belt and white or pastel coloured shirt, glass of champagne optional.
In terms of colour you can't go wrong with a classic 100% wool navy cloth such as the twill or matt. If you'd really like to stand out why not try an electric blue mohair or deluxe pinstripe for a truly stunning boating blazer?
It is such a versatile item, you can also make your blazer part of a more casual look, a worn by JLS at the 2012 Brit Awards. I'm a big fan of Orits Williams' contemporary take on the classic blazer using a slim shawl collar with a wool and silk cloth which gives a fabulous sheen to the Jacket.
As we are flying through one of the most patriotic years Britain has seen for quite some time, all eyes were on Wimbledon yesterday - be it for the strawberries cream or the sport itself.Following on from Royal Ascot, this was another great occasion for bringing out some suiting masterpieces - hence why I have rounded up a few of my favourites:.
Firstly we have Andre Agassi with wife Steffi Graff - not only both tennis stars but also both in great ! Agassi has gone for a daring single breasted with notched lapels straight squared pockets.
And while we're on sporting stars I just couldn't miss out Ryan Giggs' dazzling blue suit. It is very similar in tone to Tom Cruise's infamous electric blue suit in Mission Impossible 4. It's such a statement colour this summer and looks great with a crisp white shirt. If you're looking for a brighter blue suiting cloth take a look at our VBC range, it's a beautifully lightweight cloth made from a Mohair mix.
Further evidence of the Blue craze is James Middleton seen here at Wimbledon. James has raised the tone even further with this sky blue suit. I'd definitely recommend getting a sample of our light blue linen if this is a look you'd care to try!
Keeping my eye on the many suited gents at Wimbledon this year I've noted that the notched lapel is definitely dominating as spectators have gone for a more relaxed style not requiring the sharp effect of a peaked lapel.
For the ladies - white is most definitely the colour! A bright white cropped jacket is perfect for the summer and is so easy to accessorise with any outfit. Wimbledon is such an essential British tradition and along with the strawberries and cream really signifies the start of the summer. It's a perfect excuse to put away your wintery black and grey suits and step out in something a bit more colourful. Pop in to Manchester or any of our studios and have a look through our extensive range of cloths to find the right colour for you!
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.
The summer is done and the autumn has just began. In looking back at the past season I have never before had such a demand for heavier cloths. Tweed was definitely In this summer. In a season where one would expect to see more clamor for Mohair and lightweight wools, Tweed stole the show.
Above are photos from our and customers, choosing bespoke garments for a variety of reasons; , business wear, casual wear and even a performance at a music concert.
I can't fault the choice of cloth. It's vintage, which is HUGE right now, it's bold, it's long lasting and it's very very stylish. At A Suit That Fits, we have over 40 different ranges of Tweed to catch your eye. Some are Limited Edition, so you'll have to move fast! The appeal of bespoke seems to be related to it's unique quality. People are drawn to the fact that it allows you to create your own individual style and choose attributes which suit you best. This level of freedom can never be found in the shops.
Every man at some stage of his life aspires to be like James Bond - licence to kill, access to an equally sexy selection of cars and women, and of course the ultimate tuxedo. When putting on a flawless suit that fits like a glove it makes any man swagger along oozing with confidence - which as all men know is the key to attracting a woman.
In the build up to the release of the eagerly anticipated 23rd James Bond film 'Skyfall' there have been several photos of the current Bond, Daniel Craig, doing the media rounds; filming on set and with his wife Rachel Weisz.
I particularly like the above photograph as it shows James Bond in an everyday light that most men can actually relate to - just holding hands with the wife in your lunch break. And yet, even in this more casual pose, how is he still projecting such an air of effortless, debonair sophistication? With a pale grey, mohair, two piece suit, white shirt and metallic, spot-print tie, that's how. This specific suit shows a double vented, two button jacket with straight flapped pockets and a medium width notched lapel and three cuff buttons. The last button has been left un-done for what I can only assume to be some magnificent cufflinks.
The trousers, slightly unusually, have a 1 inch turn up, straight cut and tapered down the leg. If you fancy trying this style for yourself, I have the design ready and waiting so just follow the link: grey two piece . A very appropriate quote that has always stuck in my mind from his first Bond film, Casino Royale:James Bond: I have a dinner jacket. Vesper Lynd: There are dinner jackets and dinner jackets; this is the latter. And I need you looking like a man who belongs at that table. James Bond: How?... It's tailored. Vesper Lynd: I sized you up the moment we met.
It is evidently the jacket that maketh the man. And I say maketh the jacket work for the man! (or woman) For example, when I tried to take my partner's attention away from the PlayStation to show him these photos his first comment was, Now that's a Classic Bond Suit, which got me thinking.
All actors honoured with the role of 007 have also been fitted with their own unique take on this classic grey number. The number of buttons, width of trouser, point of the lapel and colour of tie may change but the impact is equal on each man.
Well, this year has already given us a glimpse of summer, and that can mean only one thing, time to lighten up our wardrobes in the hope that we reach those temperatures again. When it comes to suiting, we really should be pushing the heavy wools to the back and bringing out the light weight wools and linens.
I would opt in favour of , or our if you're looking for something for the office. It is nice and lightweight, but in a range of colours suitable for the office.
If you're heading off on holiday, or just want something more casual, try our Linens. There are some fantastic colours on offer this year. Have a look at my Linen Suiting blog to see some ideas. Of course, the three piece can be just as useful in summer as it is in winter. Think about leaving your jacket in the office when out for lunch. Wear your waistcoat instead. This will maintain the ultra smart appearance, whilst still keeping you cool. I've seen many of Edinburgh 's streets recently swarming with blokes who are cutting a dash with a waistcoat and trouser combo as well as a few famous faces.
Two of A Suit That Fits favourites do this look in the own way; Gary Barlow goes with his signature high chested six button waistcoat with a slight lossening of the tie to give it just a dash of the casual. David Beckham goes for a light grey waistcoat and trousers, worn with a tie but rolling up his sleeves to give his otherwise smart look a sporty feel. Colour also is an important factor when getting a new summer suit. I wouldn't advice a light grey or cream linen suit in the winter for instance but when the sun shines they are perfect colours. Light grey is a great shade for the office and cream for casual. It has never really gone out of style, proven by the image above. On the very far left we have Robert Redford in his younger days showing that separates are the way to go in his double breasted cream waistcoat with lapels and matching trousers. In the middle is Brad Pitt in a more relaxed outfit, wearing a two piece cream suit with an open collar shirt and last but not least we have P Diddy. He is wearing a two button notched collar, linen, cream suit with silver pocket square.
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.
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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I try to maintain a selection of 5 or so shirts to wear during the working week. However, as a result of building works being carried out at No. 73 (no, not the 80's TV show but my new home in Totterdown) I found myself without a washing machine and vis-a-vis the ability to launder my shirts conveniently, and upon demand.
So, come Thursday of last week the only remaining was my new plaid check of blue and brown, which I'd worn already: what to do?!
Whilst it took me some time to be convinced of these light weight shirting cloths they really came into their own in this time of need. With hand-washing the only option - which is a much wetter affair than machine washing which offers a spin cycle - I wondered if my shirt would be wearable come the morning. However, given the lightweight nature of these summer plains, they were dry in no time - without the need to hang them near a radiator, which I find renders shirts as stiff as cardboard.
However, my only remaining shirt looks best when worn with my blue flannel suit and did not compliment the suits which I'd yet to wear: a blue pinstripe - which I'd rather hoped would work given the blue cloth and beige shade of the stripe - grey flannel PoW, or my grey two-tone mohair.
The only other alternative was to break-out one of my w'end suits which are both blue suits, but which are both 2pc, and I only ever wear 3pc during the week; my OCD was beginning to spike at this point, but I was also running out of options.
So with only a 2pc mohair lounge suit or a 2pc double breasted cashmere/wool herringbone suit to choose from, the choice was effectively made, given that it's not really the climate for mohair - unless worn as a 3pc - in Bristol at present and I tentatively donned the db...and it felt wonderful!
Though the notion of wearing one of my occasional weekend suits Mon - Fri is an uncomfortable one to say the least, I feel my wardrobe has been liberated in giving my db the chance to shine in front of a wider audience. I also have an increasing number of eccentric and adventurous customers who swear by a db, and I too have begun to feel rather comfortable in this Edwardian cut number.
The maiden voyage also happened to be the the day that I was to meet with Peter Robinson, Publisher of Lansdown Place magazine to fit him for a suit - about which he will be writing of his experience ahead of my taking over the publications style column in the spring - and so, no sooner had I ventured out, but the moment was immortalised with the click of a photographers camera lens!
I hope you like the new style...
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