• Rare Moment: High Cut Edwardian Waistcoat

    Updated: 2012-06-29 17:30:27
    Whilst visiting the tailor recently, I regarded with interest one of the younger artisans trying on a suit he had begun to make for himself as one of the senior tailors conducted an informal fitting for him, dispensing advice, pinning and pulling at his junior colleague’s suit shoulders. The scene illustrated perfectly the kind of [...]Men's Flair

  • Make Hay While the Sun Shines

    Updated: 2012-06-29 00:00:00
    As Toasts snr. designer and Bristols local tailor took shelter from the rain again, it seemed only befitting that I put pen to paper..we were after all at the Hay Festival!And what better setting, ney, and conditions to give my old faithful Tweed an outing and show all those hi-tec wet weather wearing festival goers that tweed really is the way forward.Tweed you see breathes, just like anything wool. However, owing to the inherent qualities of the weave and thickness of Tweed cloth, it [...]

  • Trouser Break: Yes or No?

    Updated: 2012-06-27 18:47:18
    One of the biggest debates I have with tailors when adjusting garments concerns the trouser break. In short: I don’t like them, tailors generally do. My dislike of them stems from aesthetic considerations, whereas their support for a break is often a split between aestheticism and tradition; some tailors make an effort of describing why [...]Men's Flair

  • Henley Royal Regatta - Dress Code

    Updated: 2012-06-27 00:00:00
    This week, we've been faced with another 'Royal' event to dress for - this time it's a little more casual than Royal Ascot, however with the Queen set to make an appearance it's advised to look your very best! She's not made an appearance since 1946, when she was just a princess. Although not such a formal occasion, Henley Royal Regatta still carries a strict dress code - that is enforced. The dress code states that gentlemen are required to wear a blazer for most enclosures. 

  • Shoes - Brown or Black?

    Updated: 2012-06-26 00:00:00
    While black shoes are a predictable safe bet for dark navy or charcoal grey suits and formal wear, brown actually offers a man much more style and flexibility. op quality brown leather shoes give a richness and character to all types or tones of cloth worn next to them. he Milanese are almost fanatical about their preference for brown footwear over black, whether it be a high polish, saddle-tanned business shoe, or rubber soled brown suede for more casual weekend wear. nbsp;

  • Reader Question: Just One Suit

    Updated: 2012-06-25 18:04:14
    I’m in the market for a bespoke suit. However, I really don’t think I’ll be getting another one any time soon so I want it to be, above all things, useful. I was thinking of a blue or grey, maybe patterned (?) I want it to be adaptable for anything; city, country, dinner with friends, [...]Men's Flair

  • On His Majesty's Suiting Service

    Updated: 2012-06-25 00:00:00
    Every man  t some stage of his life aspires to be like James Bond - licence to kill, access to an equally sexy selection of cars and women, and of course the ultimate uxedo. When putting on a flawless uit hat fits like a glove it makes any man swagger along oozing with confidence - which as all men know is the key to attracting a woman.In the build up to the release of the eagerly anticipated 23rd James Bond film 'Skyfall'  here have been several photos o [...]

  • In Defence of Black Jackets and Suits

    Updated: 2012-06-22 16:33:06
    Flick through the bulk of the literature on men’s dress and you’ll find little or nothing said in favour of black jacketing and suit – even with regard to evening wear you have the midnight blue brigade to contend with. In the world of female clothing black is a necessity. You’d think similar rules would [...]Men's Flair

  • Royal Ascot

    Updated: 2012-06-22 00:00:00
    Ascot is renowned for its ladies fashion, but the gents also have to look tip-top to make it into the Royal enclosure. The official dress code for gentlemen in the Royal enclosure is strictly morning coats. Below Jenson Button shows us how it's done. 

  • Rachel's Wedding Themes: Part 1, Red or Dead

    Updated: 2012-06-22 00:00:00
    Planning a edding s a challenge, ask any one, but it can become even harder when you're instructed to stick to a theme. Hands up guys if you've ever been faced with 'sticking to the theme' for either your own or a friends edding? Or indeed if you are currently faced with such a hurdle and all you want is a classic stylish uit hat fits like a dream and you can maybe wear again? The desire to fulfil both the role of edding suit nd future use is becoming [...]

  • What A Difference A Suit Makes

    Updated: 2012-06-21 00:00:00
    Greetings! May I firstly introduce myself. My name is Elizabeth and I am the new Manageress at A Suit That Fits, Manchester. I’ now chomping at the bit to get into the studio and get moving - finally opening on Saturdays!  o anyone looking for a suit or even just wanting to brainstorm some ideas please pop in for a chat soon! Now I won’ lie to you, 'I loves a bit of Gavin & Stacey I does!' And as all avid fans know it was actually Smithy and Nessa (writers [...]

  • Swap Jeans for Chinos

    Updated: 2012-06-20 21:31:36
    I consider myself a fan of denim. I love how a pair of blue jeans can define an outfit, adding something unique and immediately identifiable. I remember scrolling through Ralph Lauren lookbooks, admiring the way mustard brown soft corduroy blazers offset the hard utility of indigo denim and how a deep blue blazer lifted a [...]Men's Flair

  • Harry styled

    Updated: 2012-06-20 00:00:00
     nbsp;With the explosion of One Direction in the last few months in America all eyes are on this band. Most pop groups have a main person, someone that all the magazines focus, someone that everybody swoons over. For One Direction that person is Harry Stiles. nbsp;The fresh faced singer stole the heart [...]

  • Summer Suiting 2012

    Updated: 2012-06-19 00:00:00
    Well, this year has already given us a glimpse of summer, and that can mean only one thing, time to lighten up our wardrobes in the hope that we reach those temperatures again. When it comes to uiting, we really should be pushing the eavy wools o the back and bringing out the ight weight wools nd inens.  would opt in favour of id Mohair, or our BC range f you're looking for something for the office. It is nice and lightweight, [...]

  • Will Smith

    Updated: 2012-06-19 00:00:00
    We saw him start his career as a young teenage boy in the hilarious Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Where he played a mischievous rogue sent to exclusive Bel Air, in Los Angeles to live with his wealthy Aunt and Uncle. Even as a teenager in the 80's, he had a flair for tailoring, but it was certainly not very conventional. he early years of Will's tailoring included an inside-out jacket and tie-on-head look - maybe not a look for the office!

  • Reader Question: Aesthetic Period Purity

    Updated: 2012-06-18 17:57:16
    “I see in your morning dress you wear fixed turn-down spread collar shirts (albeit with contrast collars). I don’t understand why you insist on wearing an antique silk hat and yet don’t wear detachable wing collars? This is how morning dress is meant to be worn. I’m just saying, if you’re going to be faithful [...]Men's Flair

  • Linkroll: Tumblr Digest, Bond Style, Leather Quality

    Updated: 2012-06-15 18:56:47
    • Weekly subjective and totally unfair photo digest. (voxsartoria.com) • Fifty years of bond style. (clothesonfilm.com) • How to examine quality in leather goods. (putthison.com) • Made by hand:  Federico Polidori. (acontinuouslean.com) • Keeping your feet dry. (anaffordablewardrobe.blogspot.com) • Cabot Lodge, Jr. and poplin. (maxminimus.blogspot.com) • Mariano’s sweater and the Rubinacci agenda.  (dieworkwear.com) • Hackett [...]Men's Flair

  • Gary Barlow OBE

    Updated: 2012-06-13 00:00:00
    Gary Barlow, whose sartorial good taste has always impressed us at A Suit That Fits, is to be awarded the OBE by the Queen for his work on the recent Diamond Jubilee Concert. hroughout the last series of the X Factor, Gary was seen wearing a succession of beautifully ailored jackets nd uits. He did not let us down by greeting the Queen after the Diamond Jubilee Concert in a very smart lack 3 piece suit. nbsp;

  • Brand Review: Pattern of Society

    Updated: 2012-06-11 14:11:07
    High quality neckwear is not difficult to come by in London. There are certainly masses of lower standard ties – which are still not half as bad as many make out – but there are an equally large number of very fine neckties available from a variety of high-end stores that cater for the high-spending [...]Men's Flair

  • List of Shirtmakers Selling Fine Dress Shirts

    Updated: 2012-06-08 02:22:26
    Almost every clothing brand sells dress shirts but they’re not on the list below probably because they’re not well-known as shirtmakers, don’t offer great range of choices, don’t make high quality shirts, are local artisanal makers, or I simply forgot or haven’t heard about them. I’m sure in Italy alone there are dozens more great [...]Men's Flair

  • Men in Black

    Updated: 2012-06-08 00:00:00
    The iconic 90's Si-fi caper is now in it's third nstalment with even more alien busting action and a sack full of giggles. I have fond memories of pinching my dads uit jacket nd running around the house with a banana shooting imaginary aliens. But what is the purpose of the uit? Does it have deeper meaning and has the cut improved since 1997?

  • The art of cycling in a suit

    Updated: 2012-06-06 00:00:00
    Unlike a lot of enthusiastic cyclist I came late to apprieciating the beauty of the bike. For various reason I did not own a bike past the age of a about ten so my real first experience of cycling as a form of travel was at the ripe old age of 25! I was interning for a design company in London and need a cheap and fast way of getting there. My super healthy friend suggested I get myself a bike, thus eginning y love of cycling. ow I have got used to the roads in London [...]

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