Office to Evening

Day to night: Transform your office wear into an evening out in 6 quick steps Start with a well fitted men’s suit. Nothing looks worse than a men’s suit that doesn’t fit. A clean, pressed and properly fitted suit can easily transition from office to evening out with only a few tweaks and a little…

The Windsor Knot

The Windsor is a tie knot popularized by the Duke of Windsor in the 1930s and useful in producing a large, symmetrical knot that suits a spread collar particularly well. But it has a reputation for being difficult to tie. This is how to get it right:   Step 1: Place the tie on the neck so…

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…