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New York, New York!
A Suit That Fits was founded in London in 2006 and is now Britain's favourite bespoke tailoring company. We have produced over 40,000 suits and have 30 locations up and down the country.
With an expert team of Style Advisors on board to help and a wide range of product options the sartorial choices are endless. And we're delighted to announce that we've just brought our services to the US! That's right; A Suit That Fits has just opened for business over the pond in good ol' New York. Our new studios locations and opening times are below:
77 Water Street,7th FloorrManhattan New York10005Opening Times: Wednesday: 9AM-5PM
Meet our New York Style Advisor: Shao Yang
Shao is a strong believer that Classical style will never die and that a waist coat is the staple of any wardrobe. She is also looking forward to tailoring the dapper gents of New York City!
If you would like to find out more about our New York studio, book an appointment take a look at our US website here:
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Back at the end of last year The Daily Telegraph ran a competition to win a ladies two piece suit. With generally every women I know finding it hard to get something fashionable, smart and that fits off the peg you can imagine we had hundreds of entries.
When the name was pulled out of the hat though there could only be one winner and that was the lovely Saskia Jiggins. Saskia was just about to start sixth form and needed a as a progression from school uniform.
Our ballshy no nounsance Rachel Harries was her Style Advisor, if you've ever met our Rach you'll know what I mean. She has a great nack of working out not just what you want but also what suits you without ever letting you stray to far from the path of classical suiting. With this being Saskia's first suit and it needing to be appropiate for school she went with a longer jacket and skirt with the skirt in a more traditional straight style. She picked a a medium weight navy pinstripe, Stripe D6103-3, this cloth has a sturdy quality to it that gives a beautiful silhouette. Saskia went with a slim fit to maintain a feminie shape without being to restrictive during school.
The hot pink lining and detailing also gave it that girly touch. Saskia's jacket was single breasted, two button, with a single vent, single vents being great for women of her slight build but not something I would recommend on a more curvy lady. Rachel gave Saskia slanted pockets on her jacket and horizontal ones on her skirt, perfect for a busy day of studying where pockets are a must! All in all a beautiful suit and one that has pleased the wearer, we're so glad you like your suit Saskia and would love to see you in the future.
Rachel was an absolute star throughout the process and was full of useful insight into small details that make a big difference.
It's a somber occasion and all of my tops are too joyful
I've yet to get through an episode of Modern Family without somebody expressing a passionate desire for one of Cam's trademark contrast collar cuffs .
Since being a part of A Suit That Fits people have asked me whether we can actually create such a masterpiece for them - hence why I decided to settle the matter post-haste!. The key to Cam's style is the contrasting collar cuff detailing. By choosing a relatively simple yet colourful base cloth for the body of the shirt you can pretty much get away with anything on the collar and cuffs. In the example above we see Cam in a coral pink shirt with festive green red cuffs.
And below a cooler blue pinstriped shirt contrasted with yellow detail.
One particular element of Cam's style is that his sleeve length is cut longer than one would normally wear them, in order to keep them turned up at all times to display the contrasting design. As shown here with a fine pink pinstripe shirt with a flower pattern collar and cuff detail.
For everyday wear though it isn't always practical to have loose cuffs. An alternative would be to have double cuffs instead of over sized single ones, then just make the whole cuff in a contrasting cloth!
Doing it this way you still achieve a smart finish to your shirts without losing the individuality! In the above image you can also see an example of a high square collar (Y2), a button down collar with contrasting pale pink stitching, the options are endless! To see our full range of shirting cloths and and all the different options (you can even have your initials embroidered) book your self an appointment with your nearest Style Advisor.
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!
Whilst performing our daily duties as Style Advisers we are often asked about what is appropriate for various functions and in the ever increasing world of the jeans and t-shirt look it is fantastic to see the suit making a come back.
Look at one of our co founders David Hathiramani, smart does not have to be stuffy. Here he is wearing a two piece, two buttoned . David keeps it chic and relaxed with a bright shirt and , glass of bubbly optional.
It is all too easy to throw on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt to make yourself feel relaxed but tailoring for the weekend is all about mixing it up. Swap your scruffy t-shirt for it's smarter cousin the polo shirt. Worn with a sports jacket this is perfect weekend wear. If you didn't know this was Richard Gere in his younger days you could be forgiven for thinking this is a very modern look.
Another way to do a smart look at the weekend is to think about what you wear with your suit. Ever heard the expression, 'Don't wear brown in town'? Well this doesn't apply during leisure time. Take you navy work suit and jazz it up with brown or tan shoes, a colourful pocket square and tie and you have yourself a great weekend outfit.
Or what about what you wear on your head? With this beautiful weather we're having why not invest in a stylish hat? Teamed with an open shirt collar and slim fit navy suit, it is the perfect way to look immaculately dressed why still looking casual.
Our corporate clients and our Bristol customers may have noticed something different about their style advisors this last month. Three of our refined gents have been sporting an extra style twist - the moustache!.
In aid of the prostate cancer appeal David Minns, Nick Lashbrook and Peter Beeney have all been growing some fantastic moustaches for the whole month of November.
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