Length of Trousers

Most dress trousers are sold unhemmed, so that the wearer can have them adjusted professionally to the right length. You would have to be very lucky to buy a pair of off-the-rack trousers that are already perfectly fitted to your legs. Perfect measurements play a crucial role in men’s wear as an ill fitted trouser…

Width of Trousers

The width of the trousers with men’s suit should be carefully gauged for comfort: they should fit you without being too big or too tight. So before you go shopping to buy a pair of fitted trousers, measure your waistline with the help of a measuring tape so that you know your exact size. While…

Getting the Perfect Fit

When shopping for your clothes, the basic thing to remember is to select the right size that compliments your frame. You may pick out the best looking suit, jacket or trousers – but if it is does not fit perfectly, the investment will be in vain. In men’s wear, fitting to perfection is the primary…

Webcam Measurement

Technology has been helpful to us in innumerable ways – and they include tailoring. New webcam technologies and associated software are being used for precision measurement. For the tailors and made to measure suppliers who use it, the webcam system has transformed the process of tailoring for a man’s suit. It means that the finished…

Men’s Suits in the Edwardian era

The early 20th century demonstrated a decline in popularity of the frock coat with the morning coat becoming the preference for formal men’s clothing. The Edwardian period from 1901 to 1910 virtually adopted the morning coat as the symbol of male sartorial excellent. The black tie was common, although it was usually reserved for private…

Men’s Suits Between the Wars

Following WWI (1914-1918) the morning coat and the lounge suit became popular; only the old and conservative stayed with formal frock coats. As the 1920s progressed it became the norm to wear the morning coat during the day for formal occasions only, with a lounge suit regarded as acceptable casual wear and formal white-tie-and-tails for…

Men’s Suits in the 1970s

The style of men’s suits in the 1970s was defined by a tight fit with the waistcoat becoming popular once again. The tightly fitted waistcoat was popularised in Hollywood movies like Saturday Night Fever and the slim-fit three-piece suit originated as a consequence of the discothèque culture. Exceptionally wide lapels, as worn during 1930s, once…

Men’s Suits in the 1980s

In the 1980s, the designers of men’s suits radically simplified the style – notably with an unbuttoned jacket, devoid of the waistcoat; a slimmer, trimmer silhouette, often with noticeable shaping on the jacket; and a lower rise in the trousers of the men’s suit. As the three-piece suit went out of fashion, the two-piece single-…

Color in Men’s Suits

Clichéd but devastatingly true, the first impression plays a crucial role in how hard you need to work for success. And the first and the most important thing that one notices in a man’s suit – before the number of buttons, the cut, the proportions – is its color. The general rule is that the…