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I'm not against Christmas. In fact, I rather enjoy it. In my adulthood, however, I find it increasingly difficult to get in the mood as it were until very late in the season - Christmas has become a rather busy time for weddings and so I am busy in my Queen Square studio discussing whether the groom is required to wear the colour-scheme chosen by his betrothed, in the lining, or not.
Or whether or not Tweed is an acceptable alternative to morning dress - to which the answer is of course yes!I'd prefer not to see anything pertaining to Christmas in shops or on billboards until at least the 30th November, but as that is unlikely to happen, I thought I'd get in there first with a seasonally-inspired blog, or title at least, concerning surely the most important part of Christmas: Dressing-up!Picture the scene; Bristol's local tailor - and one of his patrons as it happens, one Darren Lewis (looking resplendent in his HAB-6 petrol navy cashmere herringbone 3 pc suit) await the 07:22 to Southampton for this week's Tailorstop (A Suit That Fits' regular pop-up shops that take our tailoring services around the country) it quickly becomes apparent that there is a festival taking place this weekend - summer is not quite over it would seem - and the already short train that takes us across the beautiful Salisbury Plain is going to fill-up rather quickly!Fortunately, A Suit That Fits' organiser extraordinaire Margarita, has reserved me a seat into which I shoehorn myself.
I am hemmed-in (haha-Ed) by 3 young festival goers - and their myriad bags of camping equipment -psychology students it transpires, and one a graduate, no less!And as I look around at the multifarious branded backpacks, it occurs to me that there is not only no wet-weather gear being worn by this throng, but no Tweed being worn by a single one?!. Tweed, you see, is my go-to festival and camping canvas of choice, and I'll tell you why; unlike denim Tweed will keep you dry owing to it's clever weave of coarse yarn which keeps water from the wearer. And, unlike wet weather gear, including Gortex, it breathes - and anyone who has ever donned their waterproofs to make the pilgrimage from tent to main stage will know that once you have arrived at your destination the rain will almost certainly have stopped and the sun will be beating down, leaving you simmering in your own juices and praying for a downpour!A Suit That Fits range of Tweeds (so named, it is said, after an English tailor mis-read 'Twill' on the sales-note of a Scottish mill close to the RiverTweed) are from Italian mill, Campore and are of the highest quality.
Some are fine and others hand-woven and coarse - and not dissimilar to that Tweed institution Harris.So, Tweed, I tell you - and anyone that will listen - is the way forward for such unpredictable jaunts into the countryside and not just for Christmas - or weddings!. .
For our friends over at Poppy in Pearls , the go to site for creative brides, it's all about the groom this week and we second that! We believe that grooms deserve to wear a suit that has been lovingly made just for them, after all would your bride be happy wearing a hired dress? Didn't think so.
A bespoke suit gives you not only the fit of your life and flatters your form more then anything could come close to off-the-peg, you can also design your suit to fit any theme.
From a vintage double breasted three-piece, a linen suit fit for the beach, to the classic morning suit, the only limitation is your (or indeed you fairer half's) imagination. Beautiful silk linings, button hole stitching, even accessories and bespoke shirts with an embroidered cuff are all up for grabs for your big day. If you're in Bath this Saturday 11th August, why not swing by Pip's pop-up shop in Milsom Place? Our very own David Minns will be there to discuss all things sartorial for your big day and look out for special offers too!
Sarah, Owner of Poppy in Pearls says: David from A Suit That Fits was the tailor for my hubby's wedding suit as well as creating bespoke suits for the Best Man and Father of the Groom. It was so very special for my husband to have a suit that no one else will ever own. I loved the little details such as his initials on his cuff and the fabulous touch of our wedding colour on his button holes.
Back in December when I was still working in my lovely home town of Bristol Ryan and Jen came to me for a wedding suit. They wanted to get married in the spring and wanted something special. A lovely couple, Jen came along to help pick the cloth but didn't come to subsequent fittings to keep the overall look of the suit a surprise.
Ryan's overall inspiration was Americana with a rockabilly feel. He told me about a pair of shoes he wanted to get (two tone ones) and we looked at the music video Social Distortion: Machine gun blues for inspiration (What fun!) After much dissussion Ryan decided to go for a black herringbone , HB-6 with a Burgundy red lining.
The herringbone cloth and peaked lapels kept the suit vintage, circa 1950 with the slanted pockets, single vent and tapered trousers giving it that modern twist. When Ryan came to the studio to try on his two piece suit both me and David loved the whole thing! The shoes, the tie, shirt and suit went so well together, we immediately asked Ryan and Jen if they minded us having a look at there wedding photos. The lovely couple did not disappoint and have recently been the subject of an online article at Rock and Roll Bride.
Jen and Ryan had there photo's taken by Gemma Bell from Venus Blue Imaging and were kind enough to let me put them up on our blog. Ryan's suit perfectly complimented Jennifer's dress, a custom made vintage inspired number. The whole day looks absolutely lovely.
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