When buying a custom suit it can sometimes get a little confusing to keep up with the terminology used throughout the meeting. Below are popular terms used to describe the various aspects that make up a suit!
Attention to detail is by far the most important aspect of any product, including a custom made suit. Detail is not as much the features of the suit but rather the handwork and time involved in producing the custom fit. Even a small aspect such as the buttonholes can be revealing in the quality level of a well-made suit.
The general rule of thumb when buttoning your jacket is that a suit should always remain buttoned (except for the bottom button in a two or more button jacket) when standing. When you sit you unbutton the jacket, as it is usually necessary and then promptly re-button the jacket whenever you stand again.
Tweed is a classic fabric and a personal favorite of many. A lot of people know of the iconic fabric, but only few know if its origin. With its durability, moisture-resistance, light-weight and warmth, tweed fabric was the perfect material for withstanding harsh climates while looking sharp. The fabric was originated when Scottish weavers set out to create a denser option, perfect for outerwear.
The dress shirt is perhaps the most common staple of any wardrobe, not only used in the formal and business settings, but has also gained strong traction in casual and “night-out” atmospheres. When navigating the fashion world from the crazy designs to the basics whites, there are a few principles to keep in mind when building your wardrobe.
The five elements to consider when putting together your look for the day are the suit jacket, the shirt, the tie, the socks (or hose) and the handkerchief. Tonal harmony would be simply using different shades of a single color to tie the pieces of the outfit together. Now if you are looking to stand out and avoid blending into the crowd, a tonal contrast look would be much more appropriate.