Suiting 101

  • Tweed guide

    Tweed guide part 1

    History of tweed, number 1:

    It is commonly thought that tweed was first made in Scotland and Ireland as a way for the farmers there to battle the chilly and cold climate that characterizes those parts. This fabric began as a hand-woven fabric, the cloth was rough and thick. The colors were muted and earthy.  It was a working man’s cloth. As far as the name goes, there are a couple of theories. First one claims that this fabric comes from the river Tweed, which is in Scotland, supposedly the cloth was first woven in the Tweed Valley, but other theory claims that the tweed is a twist of the Scottish word tweel.

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  • Lounge suit guide

    Guide on how a suit should fit part 6

    A suit means it is a matching garment of jacket and pants made of the same cloth. You can add a vest if you want and if you do add a vest, it is called a three-piece suit, and if not it is a two-piece suit. A suit can be double-breasted or single-breasted.

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  • Glued/fused, half canvas and full canvas suit construction guide

    Glued/fused, half canvas and full canvas, suit construction guide part 3

    Full canvas suit construction, number 2:

    Full canvas construction is much stiffer and feels like it but it has crisp look that you sometimes know from military garments or evening wears such as tuxedos or tailcoats. However, if you really want to look your best, you should go for something crisp and springy because it simply has the most beautiful lines.

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  • Glued/fused, half canvas and full canvas suit construction guide

    Glued/fused, half canvas and full canvas, suit construction guide part 2

    Fused/glued suit interlinings, number 3:

    Overall, a glued suit is just very unexciting to wear. With a fused interlining, you also do not end up with a nice lapel roll. Usually, they are quite flat which looks unexciting, and it is a hallmark of a cheap glued suit. Because of the interlining, it always stands in an awkward manner and there is really nothing you can do about it, it just looks off to a trained eye. Moreover, these fused jackets are not made to last because eventually, they will come loose and at that point, it, will form ugly blisters on your lapel and on the outside, that is when you have to throw the garment away. When you buy a fused suit, you are part of the throwaway economy because the resources that are used have to be thrown away and it is also bad for your wallet because even though the initial investment is low, you have to buy it over and over again. Glued suit deteriorates over time and then at one point in time when you get the blisters, you can throw it away and it is worthless.

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  • Glued/fused, half canvas and full canvas suit construction guide

    Glued/fused, half canvas and full canvas, suit construction guide part 4

    Many of salesmen use terms like: glued, fused, half canvas or full canvas, very loosely and therefore I want to help you understand what you buy so you get the most value for your money when you buy a suit. Do not expect the salesman to know what they are talking about, you should know what you get so you do not get cheated.

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  • Glued/fused, half canvas and full canvas suit construction guide part 1

    When you go out and buy a suit today, no matter if it is offline or online, chances are you encounter the terms glued, fused, half canvas or full canvas, so in this guide, you can learn about what exactly these terms mean, and why some jacket construction techniques are better than others.

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  • How to Extend the Life of Your Favorite Suits!

    How to Extend the Life of Your Favorite Suits!

    These formal suits are everyone’s favorite and all of us want to keep them in our closet. Because of their elegance, class, and stylishness, they are really expensive. So, of course, it would break your heart if they become worse in appearance. Therefore, brace yourself ‘coz I am about to tell you some secrets on how to keep your favorite suits for you for a longer period of time.

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  • The Charming Suits Of Prince Harry!

    The Charming Suits Of Prince Harry!

    Every girl dreams of her “prince charming” and the actual Prince tied the knot so better luck next time girls. Marrying the woman he loved Meghan Markle, the associate we all loved on Suits - The TV Serial we all loved.

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  • Mens Suits and Blazers

    Check blazers!

    They’re often underestimated and all thanks to classic fashion icons and James bond movies — most men always favor plain suits over them.

    But they often forget one thing:

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  • In this Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 photo, State Rep. William Tong, D-Stamford, right, talks with State Rep. Patricia Dillon, D-New Haven, left, at the State Capitol in Hartford, Conn. Tong is the only Asian-American running for the U.S. Senate this election season from the continental U.S. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    Chinese Collar Shirt Guide: How to Look Stylish

    These days you can see many guys wearing shirts with missing collars. While you might think that these gentlemen are misguided — that’s not the case.

    The new trend of style is called Chinese Collar Shirt.

    Now, these collarless shirts look intriguing. Yet they’re very difficult to style.

    But don’t worry we’re here to help you with this:

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