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How To: know a quality suit.

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Today we are going to talk about HOW you can see the quality of your suits!! 

Suits are a big investment, and with the right material and a little extra money, they can last as long as 20 years!!! 

As we tackle the different signs of a good quality suit, don’t forget the upkeep is just as important!

Click here to learn how to take care of your suit, and when to clean it.

The first sign to look for regardless of where you buy your suit from is the fabric quality is vital.  The only words you want to see are “100% Wool” or better.

Look at the lining- A fused lining that’s held together with glue is about as bad as going for a $99 polyester suit. The cheapest quality suits will have a fused lining. The highest quality suits will have a full canvas or at least a half canvas.

Check out the stitching- The ability for mass-manufacturers to replicate what used to be hallmarks of a custom suit has never been greater. With that said, you still want to examine the quality of the craftsmanship and look to see how the suit comes together.

You do not want a suit with jagged, loose, crooked stitching.

PAY ATTENTION TO THE DETAILS. From the way the pockets come together, to the drape, the buttonholes, and the boutonniere loop. Each of these small details often have the biggest impact when it comes to how you look. Machine-sewn pockets aren’t as sturdy and will wear quickly when utilized. Stiff lapels without a slight roll are a hallmark of a cheap suit. Plastic buttons can break, and even horn buttons that use plastic anchors can fall off in the middle of your board meeting.

PAY ATTENTION TO HOW IT WAS COLORED. the last thing you want is to leave the store with a great navy suit and have it look four shades of blue by next summer. Look at the design. How is it dyed? Is it even and are the colors vivid? Will they fade? Is the pattern perfectly done across the suit, or do they misalign where the fabric was cut? Bottom line: look closely and pay attention.

THE FIT

It’s all about the perfectfit. The fit of your suit is arguably the most important aspect of a good quality men’s suit. It’s also the aspect with the most impact on how your suit looks and feels on you. Ask yourself, if the suit doesn’t fit you perfectly, why buy it?

After all, it’s not a cheap purchase. Off-the-rack suits use a “standard sizing,” which is a sort of one-size-fits-all approach to suiting that uses only chest size and jacket length to determine your “ideal” fit.

What about other factors like:

  • Sleeve length
  • Sleeve and trouser circumferences
  • Crotch length

In addition to the above, what about your posture, and the shape of your shoulders? The list goes on. Your body is a unique shape and size so even if you think off-the-rack sizing is ok for you, there will always be one area of fit that’s not quite right.

Getting the perfect suit fit is a game of inches… well 1/4 inches actually! A good quality men’s suit is one that’s made to your exact body measurements. Period.

Click here to read more about different fittings of suits.

The Construction of your suit should be “Half Canvassed” or “Fully Canvassed” and not “Fused.” One of the key differences between premium and low quality suit jackets is their construction. The chest of any jacket should be constructed of three (3) layers of material:

  • The fabric on the outside of the coat
  • The lining that makes up its inside
  • A layer of canvassing in between that gives the coat its shape

HOW TO TELL A CANVASSED VS. FUSED JACKET – THE “PINCH TEST”

It’s easy to check whether the suit jacket you’re looking at is fused or canvassed. Simply pinch the chest fabric and lining between the fingers of each hand and pull them apart slightly. If it’s canvassed, you should be able to feel three distinct layers: the outside fabric, the canvas, and the lining. If it’s fused, you’ll only feel two layers. To distinguish between Full and Half Canvassing, perform the same pinch test down by the buttons.

ALSO LOOK FOR

  • Proper handcraft stitching around the lapels (not machine stitching – you’ll know this by the accuracy of the stitches. If it’s too perfect, it’s machine stitched)
  • Working cuffs on the jacket sleeve – a sure sign of quality and a custom made suit
  • Reinforced jacket buttons, and buttons on “stems” for easy buttoning
  • Real woollen felt under the collar
  • Spare buttons (in all sizes)

Above is a guide to spotting a quality suit but it also important to mention how to care for and maintain the quality of these suits. Only then can one suit last you as long as you need it to, and only then will a collection of well kept suits be one of your greatest assets in the workplace.

Caring and Maintaining For Your Suits:
  • No matter the suit – off the rack or custom tailored – it will need to be taken to the dry cleaners at some point. It is how you properly care for and maintain your suit once it is dirty or should it get a nasty stain on it. Locate your local dry cleaner and understand how it works. The best way to tell if it is time to take your suit to the cleaners is if you are no longer able to remove dust, dirt, or any unnecessary grime yourself. Try to dry clean the suit as little as possible because over time prolonged exposure can wear out the fibers and they can become brittle. It is just as important to make sure you are not overly cleaning your suit. 
  • Do not wear one suit over and over. Rotate the suits you wear on a daily basis, this will allow you to get more use out of them and also cause you to spend less time going to the dry cleaners. 
  • Another way to avoid the dry cleaners is to invest in a small steamer for your clothes. One of these can rejuvenate your shirts in the morning as well as remove any dust clinging to the outside of the clothing. Setting the heat at the lowest setting will give your clothes that fresh pressed look without any of the cost.
  • If you really want to invest in the well being of your clothes then you should also consider buying a small clothes brush that could remove grime and larger clumps of dirt that might not be able to be removed by simply brushing it off by hand. 
  • After wearing your suit allow it to hang on the rack for a couple days before rotating it back into use. Giving the suit a period of rest on the hanger will allow the cloth and material to recover and drape out most wrinkles. All pockets should be empty to avoid any unnecessary creases or shapes in the suit. You should hang the suit with a cloth cover to avoid dirt and allow air to circulate and the suit to breath even when it is not being worn.
  • Speaking of breathing, make sure you are hanging the suit with care. Making sure it is placed on a thick, wooden hanger and placed far away enough from other garments so it has room to breath after being worn all day long.
  • Keep an eye on your trousers! Often the pants can be neglected when it comes to suit upkeep. You should have more than one pair of pants at the ready and an additional pair on hand and cleaned in case of emergencies. 
  • Don’t wear out the inside pockets. Avoid using the interior pockets for heavy items such as phones and wallets, stuffing these items in there over time can cause the pockets to wear down and the suit lining to split open. If you use them make sure it is only for items like cash and credit cards or a slim wallet so the suit doesn’t lose its shape.
  • You should also avoid opening the outside pockets and sticking larger items in there as this can interrupt the sharp silhouette of your suit – making it look worn out or baggy.
  1. The first step to suit care is ROTATING them!

If you wear the same suit every day, all day long it will never give the fibres time to relax or air out. Using round, wood hangers will give the suit enough space for air to flow through, getting the smells of your every day out. It also helps keep the suit fitting nice and tight.

Keep very little in your pockets.

Do not overfill any of your pockets, inside or outside of the suit. Only carry your essentials, cash, business cards, debit/credit cards. If you overload your pockets it will eventually change the shape of the suit.

3. Brush your suit with a clothing brush.

This will extend the natural fibres in the suit and allowing it to last longer. It keeps the fibres up allowing it to breathe more.

Steam your suit regularly.

Steaming your suit opens up the fibres, removes stains and marks as well as the smells. Dry ironing your suit will push the fibres down trapping all stains and stenches.

Avoid the dry cleaners

Dry cleaners shorten the lifespan of suits. They use strong chemicals to treat the suits so they are clean. It is only necessary to take your suit to the dry cleaners if you absolutely cannot get the stain or smell out of your suit.

How to Pack a Suit:

STEP 1
Lay suit facedown on a flat surface.

STEP 2
Fold left shoulder back.

STEP 3
Turn right shoulder inside out, then tuck left shoulder into the right.

STEP 4
Fold in half lengthwise and then fold horizontally.

STEP 5
Place folded jacket in the center of the outstretched trousers.

STEP 6
Fold trouser bottoms over jacket and repeat with top of trousers.

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Right Style for Grooms…2018

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Suits Avenue: The Right Style for Grooms in 2018

 

Hi and thanks for visiting Suits Avenue. Our blog post today will touch on a grooms personal style – specifically the right style of suit for grooms in 2018. Grooms have the flexibility of dozens of different suits styles and even suspenders aren’t off the table in today’s wedding ceremonies. 

Browse the different styles below and always remember the elements you will need to consider when selecting a style of suit to wear. These elements include the venue/location, time of year, how much you are willing to spend, as well as how many traditional you may want to break. Whether you rent or buy, choose a tuxedo or a more casual suit, we have the advice below and ideas for personalizing groom suits to match with your personal style.

Groom Style in 2018

Men are in luck because todays suit colors and textures are getting an upgrade. The classic black, navy and gray suits will always be in style, but now guys are opting for more colorful alternatives – this can be burgundy, dark green and even dusty mauve. Textures like casual tweeds and herringbone patterns are also playing a big role in outfits for grooms – and even their groomsmen!

Change Up the Neckwear

Neckwear is an easy – and uncomplicated – way to inject a little extra color and personality into the groom’s look. Make sure you pick out a different color or patterned tie from the rest of the groomsmen, or distinguish yourself even more and choose a bow tie while the groomsmen wear neckties. The choices can seem endless, but thinking about the formality of the location and the season of the event can help you settle on a type and fabric that feels right for your day.

Wear a Cool Pair of Socks

This pop of color will go unnoticed most of the time but can add a fun and fresh look to your wedding ensemble and a quirky pair makes for a great photo op—in a close-up along with the bride’s shoes, or in a wider shot that shows off the groom and groomsmen mix-and-match socks. Try an argyle or classic stripe for a preppy take, or go with a solid color block, nerdy graphic print or polka dot for a trendier look.

Seek Out Unique Shoes

Another tip along the lines of footwear, but stepping into a unique pair of shoes can complete the perfect look in 2018. The traditional groom wears black, as the color is known to be more formal, but depending on the color suit you choose, brown or even gray, oxblood or burgundy might look best. As for style, there aren’t any hard-and-fast rules. Oxfords, wingtips, monkstraps, loafers or a fresh pair of sneakers are all available options for grooms in 2018.

Even as a groom you should always remember that despite the year – the specific style and the color will depend on the season (fall, spring, etc.) and the venue where you are getting married. Exotic, beach, and outdoor settings will require much more different attire than a city wedding or a more traditional church wedding. This will also dictate the style – formal, classic, or something more contemporary – as well as the decision to wear a waistcoat and a 2-piece vs. a 3-piece suit. All of these elements will dictate the style of suit you will wear on the big day. Don’t stress out about the details and be sure to come back and visit the blog here at Suits Avenue!

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🤵How to take care of your clothes🤵

How To: Care for your Suit

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Today we are going to give some tips on how to care for your suit to get the best look for the longest amount of time!

  1. The first step to suit care is ROTATING them!

If you wear the same suit every day, all day long it will never give the fibers time to relax or air out. It will always stay loose and never have the great “first fit” like it did when you first bought it.

2. Using round, wood hangers will give the suit enough space for air to flow through and getting the smells of your every day out. It also helps keep the suit fitting nice and tight. The rounded edges mock the shoulder make so it won’t stretch the suit out, only create enough space for it to relax in the natural form.

3. Keep very little in your pockets.

Do not overfill any of your pockets, inside or outside of the suit. Only carry your essentials, cash, business cards, or debit/credit cards. If you overload your pockets it will eventually change the shape of the suit. It will become 

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🤵How to get ready for a wedding🤵

How To: Dress on your Wedding Day

Hi and thanks for visiting Suits Avenue! With wedding season in full swing today we are discussing the different suit colors for the wedding day and what color is right for you. It can be overwhelming to consider every detail of your suit before the big day – from the jacket and trousers to the cufflinks and the pocket squares – but the goal of this post is to ease the decision process for at least one of those details – the color of your suit. 

Cuff-link

Now the specific style and the color will depend on the season (fall, spring, etc.) and the venue where you are getting married. Exotic, beach, and outdoor settings will require much more different attire than a city wedding or a more traditional church wedding. This will also dictate the style – formal, classic, or something more contemporary – as well as the decision to wear a waistcoat and a 2-piece vs. a 3-piece suit. 

Before we discuss possible color choices it is important to stress the importance of the classic suit style. ATailoredSuit.com stresses opting “for suit styles and silhouettes that are timeless” to avoid time-stamping your wedding pictures. Going with a fun and contemporary look can help your wedding pop but “in the same way many of my female friends can time-date a picture based of the height of their big hair (think late 80’s and early 90’s), going with a trendy look is just that – trendy.” So keep that in mind when considering the colors listed below.

Suit colors for your wedding day

Suit Colors for the Wedding Day:

Blue Wedding Suit: Blue is a highly respected and traditional color (think Navy) suitable to impress younger and older generations because of the balance it strikes between the elegance of the wedding and the formality of the ritual taking place. Blue – especially in it’s different shades – is a charming color for the that gives an enduring impression and allows you to mix and match with different styles and colors.

Wedding Suit

Grey Wedding Suit: A classic grey or charcoal grey suit is great option if you are wearing a morning dress or just morning coat to your wedding. Lighter grey suits and other variations of grey can veer toward more casual destination weddings as it gives a very relaxed feeling.

Wedding Suit

Black Wedding Suit: Black might not be the go-to color for this occasion. Black is a high-formality colour, but because of its associations with tuxedos and evening wear it may not actually be appropriate for a wedding. Your wedding is a celebration, it is not some very strict formal event so it might be best to avoid this color.

Tuxedo

What Next?

Now that you have the color of your suit picked out you should focus on the specific style you want as well as the specific accessories you will need. We discussed the importance of the classic suit style above so you should start considering your trousers, shirt, shoes, tie, belt, and cufflinks. Some of these decisions will be easier to make than others but they are all details that need to be considered. You should also consider the logistics of where you are getting your suit from – either purchasing it, renting it, or having it custom made by a tailor. 

When it comes down to it: don’t stress the small stuff before the big day. All of these details might seem overwhelming at first but taking it one step at a time can help. Now that we have discussed the color of your suit stay tuned to Suits Avenue and our blog here for more articles like this!

Whole attire

Today we are going to show you the proper attire to wear to a wedding!

First, you will need to start with a nice dress shirt

Office Shirt

For a formal occasion like a wedding, it is best to stick with solid color undershirts, the most common shirts are white or black, depending on the color of your suit.

Next, you will need to find a tight-fitting vest.

Bust coat

It is best to get a tight-fitting vest so your jacket will easily form with your body so it doesn’t look baggy or too big.

Now, you need nice, ironed dress paints and a matching blazer.

Imported suit

When purchasing your jacket there are a few key things to look for

  1. Make sure your shoulder fit perfectly. You don’t want them to be too snug so you cant move your arms, but it also can’t be too big and look like you are wearing shoulder pads.
  2. With the jacket buttoned, the lapels should lie flat on your chest. If they bow or leave a gap around your shirt collar try a different size.
  3. Your sleeves should hug your arms and show a half-inch of cuff
  4. With the jacket buttoned, slide your thumb between the button and your gut. If your thumb is snug, good. If it’s a little loose or tight, try a different size.
  5. Your pants should sit at your natural waistline (about an inch below your navel)

Now, you will need nice dress shoes and a matching tie.

It is okay to have a pattern or some type of design, however, never have the same pattern style or type on multiple pieces. It is meant to be a little accent to your outfit, not the whole outfit.

  • The jacket sleeve hem should fall at the wristbone with about one-fourth to one half inch of the shirt cuff showing below.

  • The bottom hem of the jacket should cover the butt and the vent shouldn’t pull open. If it does, that means it’s too tight.

  • The collar should lay flat on the back and sides of the neck without any gaps or bulges.

  • Pants should fit comfortably when standing and sitting and break across the top of the shoes so they cover the top one-third.

  • A bow tie should fit snugly around the collar.

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Below are some more quality tips to spruce up your style on your wedding day!

Waist Coats

Waist coats are the perfect vintage accessory – whatever the era, season or venue! Layered under a jacket, in matching or contrasting material, they look dapper and add some extra warmth for an Autumn or Winter wedding. Or they smarten up a simple shirt, whilst looking more casual than a jacket – and infinitely cooler for a Spring or Summer wedding…..

Braces (or suspenders)

Whether functional or purely decorative, braces/suspenders are the accessory of choice for the more relaxed, rustic, casual wedding Match them to the shirt or suit for a smart subtle look, or be daring and choose a contrasting colour to the suit but match them to the ties, shirt or shoes. Oh and if he decides to go with a patterned pair be sure to keep the shirt plain.

Old World Fabrics

This is a statement look not for everyone, but tweeds, houndstooth and plaid are fun and stylish fabrics for a bold groom looking to channel his inner country gentleman! Even in a suit these textured textiles have the knack of looking more rustic and casual than formal; but at the same time, as the fabric of choice for the aristocracy (according to Downton Abbey) they suggest luxury and elegance…..

Bow Ties

The bow tie is the epitome of vintage chic for any gent! Fashionable since the 18th century choose from floral, velvet, tweed or even sequinned for a smart look with a hint of fun…..

GROOM TIP

A Groom Should Practice Wearing the Clothing He’ll Wear on His Wedding Day

What I mean by this is actually putting your clothing on and wearing it for a bit. Feel free to wear it around the house to get comfortable with it on or even during a day at work.

Just be careful not to damage the outfit in any way! 

If you buy a new pair of shoes for your wedding also ensure that you break these in prior. There is nothing worse than sore, uncomfortable feet!

 Communicate with the Bride-to-Be About Wedding Clothing Preparations

This pointer is extremely critical!

Your woman is an important part of the preparation of your wedding but be sure to add your input as well.

Offer direction and guidance to your groomsmen in terms of what clothing they should wear right up to the accessories.

Once you do, make sure you have this communicated to her. If you have done your research and have taken “the bull by the horns” she should be onboard with this.

Communication is key in life. Besides, taking part in a wedding that you feel have directly contributed to makes it that much better.

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🕵How to Tie your Ties🕵

How To: Tie a necktie knot

Hi Everyone and thank you for stopping by Suits Avenue’s Blog page!

Have you ever had that one special event that you were so excited for…you start crossing the days off your calendar, checking the countdown you how downloaded on your phone every 15 minutes as if that’s going to take the days away…but then that day finally comes and BAM just like that all your excitement is gone…. you don’t know how to tie your tie.

Well worry no more! In today’s blog, we are going to walk you through simple step-by-step guides to tying your own tie.

The first tie we are going to discuss is the Prince Albert. We teach men who come to our store this specific knot because its quick and simple leaving your perfect day hassle free.

Prince Albert tie:

Prince Albert knot

Knot Size: 3/5       Symmetry: 2/5      Difficulty: 3/5

Step-by-step how to tie the Prince Albert knot:

  1. Start with wide end on right slim on left
  2. Move the wide end from the right to the left
  3. Move the wide end under the small end and to the right
  4. Move the wide end across the front and to the left
  5. Move the wide end under the small end and move the knot up while pulling the smaller side down and it will tighten.. you are now complete with the Prince Albert Tie.

Half Windsor

windsor

Knot size: 3/5     Symmetry: 3/5     Difficulty: 3/5

  1. Start with wide end of the tie on the right and the skinny side on the left
  2. Move the wide end over the small and to the left
  3. Move the wide end under the small end and to the right
  4. Move the wide end up the center, towards the neck loop
  5. Move the wide end through the neck loop and to the left
  6. Move the wide end across the front and over to the right
  7. Move the wide end up into the neck loop from underneath (This will create a loop)
  8. Move the wide end down through the loop just created in the front
  9. Tighten the knot by pulling down on the wide side and pushing the knot up…. you have now completed the Half-Windsor

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Windsor:

full-windsor

Knot Size:  4/5    Symmetry: 5/5   Difficulty: 2/5

Step-by-step how to tie the Windsor knot:

  1. Start with the wide end on the right and the skinny end on the left.
  2. Move the wide end over the small end and to the left
  3. Move the wide end up into the neck loop from underneath
  4. Move the wide end now down through that neck hole and to the left
  5. Move the wide end around the back of the small end and to the right
  6. Move the wide end to the center towards the neck loop
  7. Move the wide end through the neck loop and down to the right
  8. Move the wide end across the front to the left
  9. Move the wide end up and into the neck loop from underneath (This will create a loop)
  10. Move the wide end down through the loop just created in the front
  11. Tighten the knot by pulling down on the wide side and pushing the knot up… you have now completed the Windsor Knot

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Simple Knot/ Oriental Knot:

oriental-knot

Knot Size:  1/5    Symmetry: 4/5   Difficulty: 1/5

Step-by-step how to tie the simple knot / oriental knot:

  • 1. Start with the backside of the tie facing away from you, the wide end is on the right and the small end is on the left. The tip of the small end should rest slightly above your belly-button (this will vary depending on your height and the length & thickness of your tie). Move only the active (wide) end.
  • 2. Wide end under the small end to the left.
  • 3. Across the small end to the right.
  • 4. Up into the neck loop from underneath.
  • 5. Down through the loop you’ve just made in the front.
  • 6. Pull down on the wide end to tighten. Slide the knot up to adjust.

 

Four in hand knot:

four in hand knot for tie

Knot Size:  2/5    Symmetry: 3/5   Difficulty: 1/5

Step-by-step how to tie a four-in-hand knot:

  • 1. Start with the wide end of the tie on the right and the small end on the left. Begin with the small end slightly above your belly-button (will vary depending on your height and the length & thickness of your tie). Only move the active (wide) end.
  • 2. Wide end over the small end to the left
  • 3. Under the small end and to the right
  • 4. Across the front and to the left
  • 5. Up into the neck loop from underneath
  • 6. Down through the loop you’ve just made in the front
  • 7. Tighten the knot by pulling down on the wide end. Slide the knot up & adjust.

 

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The tie is pretty much the one variable that pulls the entire suit together and garners respect from friends, foes, and strangers. I could walk you through dozens of different knot styles from the simple to the elegant – but it all comes down to the Simple Knot, which is where we will start.

Tie

Simple Knot:

There are many names that it can be known by (oriental, kent, petit noeud) but this style contains the fewest steps and is the easiest, most basic tie knot, that everyone should understand. This knot works well with thick neckties or for tall guys who need a little extra length. It is surprisingly not that popular in the U.S. put it provides great symmetry for any look. 

*Tip* This is the knot to use with a skinny tie. Just keep in mind, if you wear a skinny tie, make sure to wear a skinny suit. You shouldn’t have a lapel width thicker than two inches at the absolute most. *Tip*

How-To tie a simple Knot

Step One: Drape the tie inside out over your neck, with the wide end longer and on your left. 

Step Two: Wide end goes to the right under the small end. 

Step Three: Bring it back to the left over the small end. 

Step Four: Bring the wide end up through the neck loop. 

Step Five: Carry the wide end back down through the knot you just made in the front. 

Step Six: Tighten and slide the knot up to adjust

Ties

Why should you learn to tie a knot? 

Simply put: learning how to tie your tie in a nice, crisp knot will earn you more respect in the workplace. 

Here’s how:

I mentioned that the tie is the one variable to pull everything in the outfit together. The tie has stood the test of time because they’re aren’t some run of the mill passing trends. According to Ties.com  “A neck tie has always been, and always will be, the square root to really getting respect when it comes to your menswear game. There’s a reason why men in power have worn ties throughout history.”

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Respect and Confidence

Once you master these knots you will have the respect and the confidence to succeed in any workplace. A well placed tie will cut through your outfit with pride and if you wear a tie with absolute confidence, it will translate through and upon first moment’s glance, respect will be established.

Empower Your Career

Getting up and putting on a tie every day will instill confidence, respect, and also help embolden you in your daily activities. This is how Ties.com  puts it: “someone wearing a tie generally has a level of professionalism that must be sustained to remain the successful individual they are. In this case, the tie may or may not be in direct connection with their work day. When people see a man wearing a tie, the tendency is to assume they are looking at a professional – whether young or mature.”

Neckties

In today’s changing workplace environment the importance of knowing how to tie can often be ignored. But a tiny sliver of fabric that measures just shy of 60 inches can really go a long way toward establishing respect in the workplace. Once you master the simple knot reach out and keep reading the blog here at Suits Avenue where we have all the tips and tricks you need to master these knots!

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🤵How to Dress for a Wedding🤵

How To: Dress to Attend a Wedding

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Today we are going to show you the proper attire to wear to a wedding!

First, you will need to start with a nice dress shirt

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For a formal occasion like a wedding, it is best to stick with solid color undershirts, the most common shirts are white or black, depending on the color of your suit.

Next, you will need to find a tight-fitting vest.

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It is best to get a tight-fitting vest so your jacket will easily form with your body so it doesn’t look baggy or too big.

Now, you need nice, ironed dress paints and a matching blazer.

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When purchasing your jacket there are a few key things to look for

  1. Make sure your shoulder fit perfectly. You don’t want them to be too snug so you cant move your arms, but it also can’t be too big and look like you are wearing shoulder pads.
  2. With the jacket buttoned, the lapels should lie flat on your chest. If they bow or leave a gap around your shirt collar try a different size.
  3. Your sleeves should hug your arms and show a half-inch of cuff
  4. With the jacket buttoned, slide your thumb between the button and your gut. If your thumb is snug, good. If it’s a little loose or tight, try a different size.
  5. Your pants should sit at your natural waistline (about an inch below your navel)

Now, you will need nice dress shoes and a matching tie.

It is okay to have a pattern or some type of design, however, never have the same pattern style or type on multiple pieces. It is meant to be a little accent to your outfit, not the whole outfit.

  • The jacket sleeve hem should fall at the wristbone with about one-fourth to one half inch of the shirt cuff showing below.

  • The bottom hem of the jacket should cover the butt and the vent shouldn’t pull open. If it does, that means it’s too tight.

  • The collar should lay flat on the back and sides of the neck without any gaps or bulges.

  • Pants should fit comfortably when standing and sitting and break across the top of the shoes so they cover the top one-third.

  • A bow tie should fit snugly around the collar.

Below are some more quality tips to spruce up your style on your wedding day!

Waist Coats

Waist coats are the perfect vintage accessory – whatever the era, season or venue! Layered under a jacket, in matching or contrasting material, they look dapper and add some extra warmth for an Autumn or Winter wedding. Or they smarten up a simple shirt, whilst looking more casual than a jacket – and infinitely cooler for a Spring or Summer wedding…..

Braces (or suspenders)

Whether functional or purely decorative, braces/suspenders are the accessory of choice for the more relaxed, rustic, casual wedding Match them to the shirt or suit for a smart subtle look, or be daring and choose a contrasting colour to the suit but match them to the ties, shirt or shoes. Oh and if he decides to go with a patterned pair be sure to keep the shirt plain.

Old World Fabrics

This is a statement look not for everyone, but tweeds, houndstooth and plaid are fun and stylish fabrics for a bold groom looking to channel his inner country gentleman! Even in a suit these textured textiles have the knack of looking more rustic and casual than formal; but at the same time, as the fabric of choice for the aristocracy (according to Downton Abbey) they suggest luxury and elegance…..

Bow Ties

The bow tie is the epitome of vintage chic for any gent! Fashionable since the 18th century choose from floral, velvet, tweed or even sequinned for a smart look with a hint of fun…..

GROOM TIP

A Groom Should Practice Wearing the Clothing He’ll Wear on His Wedding Day

What I mean by this is actually putting your clothing on and wearing it for a bit. Feel free to wear it around the house to get comfortable with it on or even during a day at work.

Just be careful not to damage the outfit in any way! 

If you buy a new pair of shoes for your wedding also ensure that you break these in prior. There is nothing worse than sore, uncomfortable feet!

 Communicate with the Bride-to-Be About Wedding Clothing Preparations

This pointer is extremely critical!

Your woman is an important part of the preparation of your wedding but be sure to add your input as well.

Offer direction and guidance to your groomsmen in terms of what clothing they should wear right up to the accessories.

Once you do, make sure you have this communicated to her. If you have done your research and have taken “the bull by the horns” she should be onboard with this.

Communication is key in life. Besides, taking part in a wedding that you feel have directly contributed to makes it that much better.

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👀How to see QUALITY in your suit👀

How To: See the Quality in your Suit.

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Today we are going to talk about HOW you can see the quality of your suits!! 

Suits are a big investment, and with the right material and a little extra money, they can last as long as 20 years!!! 

As we tackle the different signs of a good quality suit, don’t forget the upkeep is just as important!

Click here to learn how to take care of your suit, and when to clean it.

The first sign to look for regardless of where you buy your suit from is the fabric quality is vital.  The only words you want to see are “100% Wool” or better.

Look at the lining- A fused lining that’s held together with glue is about as bad as going for a $99 polyester suit. The cheapest quality suits will have a fused lining. The highest quality suits will have a full canvas or at least a half canvas.

Check out the stitching- The ability for mass-manufacturers to replicate what used to be hallmarks of a custom suit has never been greater. With that said, you still want to examine the quality of the craftsmanship and look to see how the suit comes together.

You do not want a suit with jagged, loose, crooked stitching.

PAY ATTENTION TO THE DETAILS. From the way the pockets come together, to the drape, the buttonholes, and the boutonniere loop. Each of these small details often have the biggest impact when it comes to how you look. Machine-sewn pockets aren’t as sturdy and will wear quickly when utilized. Stiff lapels without a slight roll are a hallmark of a cheap suit. Plastic buttons can break, and even horn buttons that use plastic anchors can fall off in the middle of your board meeting.

PAY ATTENTION TO HOW IT WAS COLORED. the last thing you want is to leave the store with a great navy suit and have it look four shades of blue by next summer. Look at the design. How is it dyed? Is it even and are the colors vivid? Will they fade? Is the pattern perfectly done across the suit, or do they misalign where the fabric was cut? Bottom line: look closely and pay attention.

THE FIT

It’s all about the perfectfit. The fit of your suit is arguably the most important aspect of a good quality men’s suit. It’s also the aspect with the most impact on how your suit looks and feels on you. Ask yourself, if the suit doesn’t fit you perfectly, why buy it?

After all, it’s not a cheap purchase. Off-the-rack suits use a “standard sizing,” which is a sort of one-size-fits-all approach to suiting that uses only chest size and jacket length to determine your “ideal” fit.

What about other factors like:

  • Sleeve length
  • Sleeve and trouser circumferences
  • Crotch length

In addition to the above, what about your posture, and the shape of your shoulders? The list goes on. Your body is a unique shape and size so even if you think off-the-rack sizing is ok for you, there will always be one area of fit that’s not quite right.

Getting the perfect suit fit is a game of inches… well 1/4 inches actually! A good quality men’s suit is one that’s made to your exact body measurements. Period.

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The Construction of your suit should be “Half Canvassed” or “Fully Canvassed” and not “Fused.” One of the key differences between premium and low quality suit jackets is their construction. The chest of any jacket should be constructed of three (3) layers of material:

  • The fabric on the outside of the coat
  • The lining that makes up its inside
  • A layer of canvassing in between that gives the coat its shape

HOW TO TELL A CANVASSED VS. FUSED JACKET – THE “PINCH TEST”

It’s easy to check whether the suit jacket you’re looking at is fused or canvassed. Simply pinch the chest fabric and lining between the fingers of each hand and pull them apart slightly. If it’s canvassed, you should be able to feel three distinct layers: the outside fabric, the canvas, and the lining. If it’s fused, you’ll only feel two layers. To distinguish between Full and Half Canvassing, perform the same pinch test down by the buttons.

ALSO LOOK FOR

  • Proper handcraft stitching around the lapels (not machine stitching – you’ll know this by the accuracy of the stitches. If it’s too perfect, it’s machine stitched)
  • Working cuffs on the jacket sleeve – a sure sign of quality and a custom made suit
  • Reinforced jacket buttons, and buttons on “stems” for easy buttoning
  • Real woollen felt under the collar
  • Spare buttons (in all sizes)

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How to match your tie

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Today we are going to talk about how to match the perfect tie with your perfect suit!

TIPS

  • Red heads look good in green
  • darker-skin men look good in light colors
  • never have a pattern on your suit AND tie
    • if you do, make sure they are not the same size pattern

First start with matching your shirt and tie.

When in doubt, go with a neutral color shirt, or a white.

Other mild, pale shades of color, especially light blue, are also highly versatile and offer a variety of options when it comes to ties.

First start with matching your shirt and tie.

When in doubt, go with a neutral color shirt, or a white.

Other mild, pale shades of color, especially light blue, are also highly versatile and offer a variety of options when it comes to ties.

Learn cool new ways to tie your tie!!

Place the wide end of the tie significantly lower than the narrow end to account for the need for two wrappings Put the wide end on top of the narrow end and wrap it around. Repeat this twice more to achieve the larger style look When at the last wrapping form a loop in the front. Slip the wide end of the tie through the gap between your neck and the tie through the loop Adjust and tighten to neaten the knot and place your collar back down over the necktie. Your Prince Albert Knot is complete! 

Use a tie that is darker than your shirt.

If you choose a tie with a pattern, make sure the colors match with your shirt.

AVOID having the same pattern on your shirt AND tie. – A solid shirt and a patterned tie is always a safe look.

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Avoid more than three colors in your whole outfit.

 When it comes to picking out your suit go with colors like black, grey, navy blue, and (sometimes) brown.

If you really don’t know what to go with, dark, solid suit jackets and pants are always safe. 

If you went with a darker tie, go with a lighter, more pastel looking suit jacket.

Avoid patterns on your suit jacket if you have them on your shirt and tie.

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