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With the release of the new Gatsby film and its surrounding fervor, we have been inundated with photos of Leonardo DiCaprio in Gatsby's signature white suit. Or maybe it's a light ivory color, either way it's a pretty light suit.
And I wonder, does it leave most men thinking Could I wear a white suit? Of course, the answer is yes. And this is how I would do it. For the Rio De Janero premiere of his new movie, The Hangover 3, Bradley Cooper looked amazing in his 2 button peak lapel suit.
The ticket pocket was a nice touch, keeping the suit from looking too formal. And I love that the buttons were the same color as the suit, nothing too busy. The dark tie, light blue shirt and brown shoes keep it grounded and balanced. Matthew McConaughey was successfully rocking a white three piece suit at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic over the weekend. And the great versatility of a summer three piece suit means that the waistcoat works so well with no tie and the jacket un-buttoned. McConaughey also kept the nice light blue shirt and brown shoes. .
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!
In his latest film the critics have been severe but to quote the man himself I am doing things that are true to me. The only thing I have a problem with is being labelled.
Johnny, seen here in a pure white sharp look that has become a trade mark style and inspiration for many with lots of layers to add interest.
Looks great on a red carpet, but in Manchester or Birmingham they may think John Travolta has rolled into town. Here he has a complete change of look, for the Golden Globes, in his Double Breasted tailored Ganster suit, with pink tie and red handkerchief to finish the I am in charge appearance. Here's a great double breasted number: http://bit.ly/doublebreastedsuit
Born on the 9th June 1963 in Kentucky Johnny rose to fame playing a key role in A Nightmare on Elm Street his life has been far from a nightmare on any street having long term relationships with Kate Moss in 1994-98 and is now the partner of Vanessa Paradis most famous for Joe le taxi 80's music hit.
In his spare time, when he's not receiving an award or two for being the sexiest man alive, he loves wine making and music. He is already in the Guiness Book of Records for the highest paid actor in 2012, when his earnings top $75 million.
In his role as a rum soaked journalist, Johnny plays to the camera with his usual ease and swagger and when your the highest paid actor in the film business, who cares what the critics say, perhaps he should have used them for case study for this latest film!
In the picture below shows Johnny wears a very on trend tweed check coat , distressed denim shirt , scarf in lilac silk and matching sun shades. Here's a great tweed coat: http://bit.ly/TweednotTweed His style is very classic with originality added, he loves a fedora hat to finish the look of celebrity. Striking suits he wears with such comfort with shoes that weren't bought from the high street.
The only thing you could label Johnny Depp as is Awesome and that's one label I am sure he won't mind.
I previously wrote about the Man in the White Suit . The classic Alec Guiness movie where our hero manufactures an indestructible white suit that refuses to pick up the dirt. Here at A Suit That Fits.com, we make quite a few white suits and ivory suits for weddings near and far, they are in fact particularly popular for those beach weddings.
white sands, white wedding, white suit!. It is a fantastic wedding suit, but the fact remains, what to do with it after the wedding? Difficult to bring it out for another wedding as you risk out-shining the groom, and even more troublesome for business, youd never be taken seriously again.
what to do? Well I think I may have hit upon the perfect use for your white suit after watching that 1977 modern masterpiece, Saturday Night Fever; directed by John Badham, with a performance from John Travolta that effectively launched his career. Mr Travolta is an eminently stylish man with his oversize flares and fitted leather jackets, but the image that remains with everyone of the quintessential John Travolta Suit is his flared white 3-piece combined with large collared black shirt. The image of Mr Travolta in his suit is so enduring that it adorns many a disco poster even to this day, you might even argue that it embodies the very essence of Saturday Night Fever; ostentatious, overt and over the top but a definite crowd pleaser.
Designing your own
We are very lucky at A Suit That Fits.com to attract a huge amount of varied designers in our customers, and we have been able to make a variety of Travolta-inspired combinations. I really like the addition of a pocket square and ticket pocket on the outfit below to accessorise and add a slightly different twist on the dance classic.
However, I have also put together a design following the original design as closely as possible. The salient features are the 2-button single breasted look, a double vent, extra wide-notched lapels, clean pocket lines without flaps and a nicely flared bootcut; anyone wearing this is sure to help the fever on the dance floor!
For the shirt, I have put together a fitted black number with a high collar that is possible to flare out over the suit collar, rather like Brad Pitt in Oceans 11 . Again with clean lines, no pocket, and a balanced front. The one indulgence being a monogram...with perhaps the initals JT.
The only thing to note when trying to mirror the style completely accurately, is to bring in a high waisted trouser. You will notice all of the professionals on Strictly Come Dancing wearing this cut, it is designed to elongate the leg and draw up the body, adding stature. However, they are an acquired taste, and I personally would draw the line just before wearing a high-waisted trouser...the look is extremely important, but comfort is essential!
Enjoy party people!...but unlike the Man in the White suit , you need to remember to wash hands before wearing!
What is it about a white suit that makes you turn your head? It is simple, white suits are unusual and consequently they are rarely seen, they are associated with the quixotic and those exotic climes and carry with them an air of mystique.
They are rarely seen because for one thing, they are difficult to keep clean and so are taken out only on special occasions, and for another thing, a pure cannot be made in a fabric that can last.
These two failings are brilliantly demonstrated in the in the 1950s Alec Guinness movie, The Man in the White Suit. A real white suit cannot last. In order to be pure white, the fabric either has to be pure polyester, or any natural fibres have to be bleached to a brittle shadow of its former self. We should note here that an ivory suit has all the advantages of a better quality material, natural fibres, better hang, and the wow factor of the lighter shade. Of course, the perennial question is what to wear with a white suit (or indeed an ivory suit!), and the answer in my opinion is most certainly not white! Here A Suit That Fits.
com, we have seen many many different combinations, but the favourites remain the pale pink shirt or black shirt and white/ivory tie. The only possible white shirt combination is the one demonstrated here so brilliantly by Julian, an interesting floral print with a monochrome tie chosen to pick out one of the budding colours. My personal favorite combination is the one shown here. The black pocket square finishes off the outfit brilliantly, the high contrast of black and white working to great effect. So, a white suit is a great head turner at a formal evening event, summer wedding or a trip to the tropicsbut please do not expect to keep it clean for long!
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