Skirt Suits for Women

The most traditional form of suit is of course the tailored jacket and fitted skirt, typically worn with a tailored silk or cotton blouse. These days the classic look is the style developed by Coco Chanel, with a pencil skirt and a relatively boxy jacket. The jacket is the most important part of this combination.…

Suits for Women

“The expression a woman wears on her face is far more important than the clothes she wears on her back,” said Dale Carnegie. That’s true, of course. But the clothes she wears will help to define her attitude and reflect her personality as well as the circumstances in which she is operating. So whatever the…

Trouser Suits for Women

During the late 1960s, as increasing numbers of women entered the workforce, André Courrèges created the trouser suit. Though the initial style was a “swinging’ 60s” fashion as part of social and casual wear, the long-term intention was to give women equality with men in terms of business dress; and this has happened – the…

Off-the-Rack Men’s Suits

While custom-made bespoke men’s suits guarantee the very best fit, and made-to-measure suits are almost as good, there is usually a price to pay. Most men’s suits these days are sold off-the-rack, meaning they are manufactured in a range of standard sizes in the hopes that enough buyers will be able to find a reasonable…

Styles of Men’s Suits

There are various kinds of men’s suit styles available. The three key tailored cuts are usually described as American, British and Italian. • American: The American-style suit was originally created to accommodate for the larger frames that many Americans sport compared to the slimmer build associated with European men. The American style is still the…

Color for Your Men’s Suit

The suit is considered to be the classic expression of a man’s style and sophistication. It endorses formality and reflects the character of the wearer. Nothing can impact that quite so much as the color of your suit. In general, you need to command the respect of others rather than to shock them; go for…

Why wear a suit?

There’s an argument that the traditional suit has had its day – that it is a throwback, unnecessarily stuffy and elitist in an open, egalitarian world. If that’s the way you think, there is little that will dissuade you – it’s as much a commitment as a life of religion or a belief in the…

Bespoke Men’s Suits

Nothing sets a man apart like a custom made bespoke suit. And once you try on a top-quality suit that has been made specifically for you out from the materials you have specified and with the attention to detail that only a professional tailor can provide, you will never go back to the alternative –…

Buttoning Your Men’s Suit

With a double-breasted men’s suit, the jacket is normally kept fully buttoned all of the time. When you are wearing a single-breasted men’s suit, you don’t need to have all the buttons buttoned up. Whatever configuration of buttons you have, you should unbutton the jacket completely when you sit. A single-breasted jacket with a single…

Which Fabric?

Men’s suits are made of a wide range of fabrics that are appropriate for various seasons and occasions. Here’s an overview: • Wool. Woolen suits are a favored choice for most men and most occasions. Apart from the distinctive style, the woolen suit provides amazing comfort, good resistance to creasing, and excellent durability and longevity.…