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The Power Suit.
Going for a job interview? Need to look impeccably smart for your current job? Need to impress in that upcoming business meeting? Three words come to mind: The Power Suit.
Not only is the power suit an undoubtedly smart choice but it proves to everyone that you know your stuff and you mean business!
The most common colour I see selected for a power suit is navy blue however; you can opt for black or even a dark grey (your choice!). I think navy blue is commonly selected because it is a versatile colour and works with most complexions and body shapes. Navy blue is also a good colour to opt for because it works well with most colours, meaning it won't be hard to accessories your suit.
Patterns on a power suit are not really heard of other than the standard pinstripe. I would suggest keeping the colour on the pinstripe as near to neutral as possible and opt for a white or light pastel colour if you fancy being a bit more adventurous. Keeping the look low-key will create that sartorial edge.
With your power suit, it's important to get the accessories right too. Team your suit with a bespoke, crisp white shirt. This will ensure that even if you take your jacket off you still look smart. Add a coloured tie (red is a good choice), a pocket square and smart shoes.
Here is a picture of a power suit. Very dapper indeed!
Here are a couple of tips to help you create your very own bespoke power suit to impress whatever the occasion:
Opt for a two button jacket
Always wear the bottom button of your jacket undone
Ask for a notched collar style
Make sure your lapel width is not too narrow as it could make you look out of proportion
Having straight flapped pockets helps to keep the look clean and sharp
Show a little cuff (it will make your arms look longer!)
Make sure your tie is the same width as your lapels as this will help keep your look in balance.
Opting for a coloured tie and pocket square adds a pop of colour to your suit
Make sure the colour of your shoes compliments the colour tones in your suit and accessories
Make sure your shoes are clean and tidy!
In this era, more and more men are looking up to sports stars; mainly footballers, for style tips and fashion ideas for suits.
Most professional footballers you see today wear a suit when they're not on the pitch but this may be due to the fact that it is now compulsory to be dressed smartly! From The Premiership down to the Football League and even some Non-League clubs, are required to dress smartly to represent the team.
Some clubs even supply players with ties that match the team colours. More traditionally, if your club reached a Cup Final at Wembley, it wouldn't be uncommon to see the players, the team manager and even the back-room staff all wearing suits to mark the occasion. As most football fans remember, perhaps the most defining moment for players was seen as the 1996 FA Cup Final, when the Liverpool stars infamously wore cream suits and paraded around the pitch prior to kick-off, a game which they went on to lose to rivals Manchester United, 1-0.
(The Famous 'Spice Boys' - Robbie Fowler, Steve McManaman and Jamie Redknapp)
In these times, you wouldn't see footballers going with this style of suit. Style and shape has changed massively since then with most footballers going for a slimmer and more fitted look.
If we look at the picture of Jonjo Shelvey, Jay Spearing and Liverpool and England Capitan, Steven Gerrard, you can see they are wearing a Charcoal Grey, 2 piece suits with notched standard width lapels, two button fastening with straight flapped pockets. The trousers, they are sporting have cross pockets, with both pockets on the back of the trouser. The cut of the trousers are straight and tapered without a pleat and a flat hem. The overall fit of the suits are slim which shows the progression of the dress code for football players since the 1996 FA Cup final.
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.
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.
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