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    • Beginner’s Guide to Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian Suit Tips, Tricks, & Guides for formal and professional attire Pages About Savillian Beginner’s Guide to Suits – Complete Guide Appointment Process Location & Contact Custom vs. Off the Rack Suits Wedding Options Beginner’s Guide to Suits – Complete Guide Intermediate Guide to Suits – Complete Guide Guide to Wedding Suits – Complete Guide Off the Rack – Now Available Savillian Classic Fabric Collection Savillian Shirt Fabrics DryClean vs. SteamClean FAQ the Sartorial Savillian Sartorial Savillian is an extension of the company: Savillian. We specialize in custom tailored suits and collared If you are used to wearing off the rack suits, a custom suit will feel quite different. shirts for men and women. This blog The suit will be tighter in the armhole, waist and shoulders. Do not be alarmed by will discuss the life and times of this, as this is how a suit should actually fit. Off the rack clothing is made for the Savillian at our downtown location as masses and for the “average” size. Everyone is uniquely proportioned so it is rare to well as discuss the finer points of how find someone that fits an off the rack size. Many style options are preference, always to wear a suit. stick to what you are used to such as: - length of the jacket - 2 button or 3 button jacket - centre or side vents Subscribe to Savillian by Email - overall tighter fit or looser fit in chest RSS - Posts Photos from www.men.style.com/gq Categories Fabric Weights alterations (5) Beginners Guide to Suits (15) Fashion events (7) General Thoughts (18) Guide to Mens Accessories (6) Intermediate Guide to Suits (17) Life at TFI (20) Savillian Client Photos (5) Savillian Endorsements (2) Savillian Press (8) Savillian Sales (1) Special Projects (2) Specials & New Links (7) Uncategorized (3) ”Super” is an industry term, it is a measure of how finely the wool is spun together. Wedding Guide to Suits (15) The lower the Super number, the more heavier and durable the fabric. The higher Wedding Planning (13) the Super number, the softer and finer the fabric. “Sheen” is created when small Weddings (32) amounts of silk or cashmere are added to the wool. What We Wore (11)http://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/beginners-manual-to-suits-complete-guide/[12/26/2010 1:19:26 AM]
    • Beginner’s Guide to Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian Womens Professional Attire (13) Jacket Structure – Non Fused (Canvas) Youtube Videos (2) Savillian Fused (Glued) One of the features of a custom suit that make it so different than an off the rack suit is its inner core. The suit skeleton (between the lining and fabric) is a handsewn canvas that is made up of material that resembles the brittleness of horse hair as well another cotton layer called melton. The canvas is a tad heavier and conforms to the movement of the fabric. In off the rack suits, this middle layer is a synthetic material that acts like a glue and “fuses” itself to the lining and fabric. In most cases, depending on the price and brand – it is a high quality synthetic glue that is activated through heating. The true benefit of a floating canvas is not seen by the naked eye in the short term. In the long term, the hand stitching will stretch with the canvas through wear and tear and remain smooth on the outside. For a fused canvas, after frequent dry cleaning, the suit may begin to pucker as the glue loses adhesiveness. Lapelshttp://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/beginners-manual-to-suits-complete-guide/[12/26/2010 1:19:26 AM]
    • Beginner’s Guide to Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian More Photos Recommended Wedding Vendors The peaked lapel is more of a formal look while the notched lapel is more of an Art of Video everyday look. There is also a more formal “shawl” lapel that is most appropriate on Banglez Bindi Weddings tuxedo jackets. Both the peaked and notched lapels are suitable on any suit and is CTC West based on preference. Dreams Convention Centre 2 button vs. 3 button Dulhan Mandap House of Saaya Khoobsurat Klothing Men of India The Touch of Dimple Vasanti Cosmetics Versailles Convention Centre Theme: Jentri by Phu. Blog at WordPress.com. A 2-button jacket has a longer lapel, while the 3-button jacket has a shorter lapel. Currently, the 2- button jacket is in style but either look is based on preference and body type. Jacket Ventshttp://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/beginners-manual-to-suits-complete-guide/[12/26/2010 1:19:26 AM]
    • Beginner’s Guide to Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian Choice of vent is based on body type. A centre vent may suit someone who is tall and slender, while a double vent may suit someone who has a wider lower body. However, in the sartorial scheme of things, a single vent arises from equastrian origin. A blazer worn while wearing a horse is called a hacking jacket, this is when a single vent just makes sense. In most cases, a single vent on a non-horse riding jacket may look a tad awkward, but again this is dependent on body type and of course, preference Working Button Cuffs In the past, gentlemen wore suits everyday for all occasions, even when having to deliver babies. This is where the term “surgeon’s cuffs” originated from. The cuffs have buttons that can unbutton allowing one to roll up the jacket sleeves. In today’s age, this is a bit unnecessary, and so there is no real use to having surgeon’s cuffs, other than the fact that it shows onlookers that the suit is indeed custom made. It is much easier to machine sew the button holes closed, rather than take the time to hand sew up to 4 button holes on the cuff. Therefore, this luxury may sometimes cost extra as well. Pick Stitching on Lapelhttp://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/beginners-manual-to-suits-complete-guide/[12/26/2010 1:19:26 AM]
    • Beginner’s Guide to Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian The detail on the edges of the lapel is created through hand stitching (in a colour of your choice) along the edges. This is an optional detail which has no real purpose other than creating a decorative touch to a otherwise plain lapel. Inside Piping & Stitching Inside piping is located in the inside of the jacket and acts as a decorative barrier between the suit lining and the jacket fabric. Sometimes, there is pick stitching beside the piping which can also be in a different colour thread than the lining and piping. Again, there is no real purpose to these details except that they make the suit look very unique.Since it is more or less hidden from view,these details are more for the enjoyment of the wearer. It is at the wearer’s discretion to figure out tactics and strategies of how to show the details to onlookers. Occasionally you will see these details in off the rack suits, however keep in mind that the pick stitching is not hand stitched. It is merely done by a sewing machine setting that will allow the stitching to appear to be uneven indicating that it is “done by hand”. Ticket Pockethttp://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/beginners-manual-to-suits-complete-guide/[12/26/2010 1:19:26 AM]
    • Beginner’s Guide to Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian The ticket pocket was traditionally used to hold Opera tickets as they are generally long and narrow and don’t fit into normal pockets. As you can imagine, nowadays this pocket is generally useless as it is a rare occasion for one to go to the Opera. Like the surgeon cuff, the ticket pocket is a sign of prestige and tradition. It is also currently in style. Trouser Widths There are three main trouser styles: tapered, straight or wide. Currently, the tapered or “skinny” trouser is in style, however this look does not compliment all body types. The straight leg trouser is standard and looks good on any body type. The wide leg trouser only suits those with a heavier/wider lower body and is of average height. Trouser Pocketshttp://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/beginners-manual-to-suits-complete-guide/[12/26/2010 1:19:26 AM]
    • Beginner’s Guide to Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian Other then having no pockets, the above picture shows three general styles of pockets that are suitable for trousers. For those that have a heavier/wider lower body, a straight pocket may be better suited as a slant pocket may have a tendency to puff out and appear bulky. However,the slant pocket is fairly common and traditional so it depends largely on individual preference. The seam pocket may suit any body type and still allow for a laissez-faire/hands-in-my-pockets pose. Trouser Pleats Pleats are very traditional and utterly out of style. They are often seen on senior gentlemen out of habit. Pleats are made for men that are larger than normal around the stomach AND as a result wear their trouser at their natural waist (around the belly button). For a person that is of average build and wears their trousers a little lower (usually around the hip bone), a flat front is generally more attractive and stylish. When pleated trousers are worn at the hip bone it creates the illusion of balloon-sized thighs, and flood-ready cuffs. Trouser Cuffshttp://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/beginners-manual-to-suits-complete-guide/[12/26/2010 1:19:26 AM]
    • Beginner’s Guide to Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian Like many suits details such as surgeon cuffs and the ticket pocket, cuffs were invented out of necessity and now have no purpose other than for style. In the olden days, when gentlemen had to walk through rain and mud, their pants would get all dirty. In an effort to salvage their trousers, they started to roll them up and hence forward it became fashionable to do so. Cuffs can look good on any pant style and are dependent on personal style and sometimes body type. 5 Responses to “Beginner’s Guide to Suits – Complete Guide” 1. Beginner’s Guide to Suits: Complete Guide « Savillian Says: August 28, 2009 at 12:25 am [...] from the beginner’s guide to suits into intermediate learning. The complete beginners guide is here and also on the right side panel for your [...] Reply 2. Frank Scurley Says: October 16, 2009 at 2:25 am I don‘t know If I said it already but …Great site…keep up the good work. I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks, …..Frank Scurley Reply 3. Savannah Says: October 17, 2009 at 3:02 am Awesome blog! I thought about starting my own blog too but I’m just too lazy so, I guess I‘ll just have to keep checking yours out. LOL, Reply 4. schristman Says:http://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/beginners-manual-to-suits-complete-guide/[12/26/2010 1:19:26 AM]
    • Beginner’s Guide to Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian October 20, 2009 at 7:03 pm Quite a few errors here. Dress trousers should always be worn at the natural waist, regardless of body type. Super numbers have nothing to do with formality. Side vents flatter most body types better than a center vent. And while pleats may not be in fashion, they are always in style. Reply 5. savillian Says: October 21, 2009 at 3:40 pm Schristman – Thank you for your comment! I do agree with you – trousers should be worn at the natural waist which is ususally higher than regular jeans or casual wear.. The reason I feel that (higher) Super numbers have to do with formality is because it is not only more expensive but finer material that can wear out easily especially in the knees and elbows. From our experience of fitting all body types, we learned that a single vent looks better on slender individuals while double vents allow for easier movement for larger body types. Lastly, pleats being in style is subject to opinion, and you are entitled to yours – but I stick to my original post of them not being in style right now. Reply Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name * Email * Website Post Comment  Notify me of follow-up comments via email.  Notify me of new posts via email.http://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/beginners-manual-to-suits-complete-guide/[12/26/2010 1:19:26 AM]
    • Intermediate Guide to Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian Suit Tips, Tricks, & Guides for formal and professional attire Pages About Savillian Intermediate Guide to Suits – Complete Guide Appointment Process Location & Contact Wedding Options Vests Beginner’s Guide to Suits – Complete Guide Vests or Intermediate Guide to Suits – “waistcoats” were Complete Guide invented to provide Guide to Wedding Suits – an extra layer of Complete Guide warmth in colder Off the Rack – Now Available climates. After Savillian Classic Fabric Collection central heating was Savillian Shirt Fabrics invented, it became DryClean vs. SteamClean unnecessary. FAQ However as we have seen with other suit features, a part of the suit now rendered useless becomes quite the Sartorial Savillian trendy over time. Vests are a current trend in men’s fashion and are also considered Sartorial Savillian is an extension of a staple in formal wear. It can be worn on any body type, just make sure that the the company: Savillian. We specialize last button remains unbuttoned and that the length meets 2 inches lower than the in custom tailored suits and collared bottom of your belt. Also, it’s not a bad thing if your tie or belt buckle show. shirts for men and women. This blog will discuss the life and times of Savillian at our downtown location as well as discuss the finer points of how to wear a suit. Tuxedo A tuxedo is a well known term that is often misused. Usually, a tuxedo is referred to when Subscribe to Savillian by Email one is looking for a formal suit. The question RSS - Posts remains is if the person is attending a wedding or black tie event that requires a higher level of Categories formality than a 3-piece suit. alterations (5) A tuxedo is made up of a ventless jacket with Beginners Guide to Suits (15) satin peaked or shawl lapels, and 1 to 2 buttons Fashion events (7) that are covered in fabric. The matching straight General Thoughts (18) leg trousers are cuff-less and have a satin stripe Guide to Mens Accessories (6) on each pant leg. This 2-peice suit may be worn Intermediate Guide to Suits (17) with a wing tip collared shirt, matching vest, Life at TFI (20) bowtie or cravat and cummerbund. Over time, this has been subject to alot of Savillian Client Photos (5) Savillian Endorsements (2) changes such as adding colour in the lapels or vest or ditching the bowtie, Savillian Press (8) cummerbund and stripes. But, would a tuxedo remain a tuxedo without these Savillian Sales (1) details? The answer is no – striping away these details change the tuxedo so that it Special Projects (2) is no longer considered a tuxedo. Specials & New Links (7) It is popular to rent a tuxedo for weddings and special occasions which can be a Uncategorized (3) challenge as often times the tuxedo turns out to look worn and are either too tight Wedding Guide to Suits (15) Wedding Planning (13) or too big. Investing in a tuxedo may be an expensive option especially if black tie Weddings (32) events are not frequently attended, it may be better to forgo renting and invest in a What We Wore (11)http://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/intermediate-guide-to-suits-complete-guide/[12/26/2010 1:21:07 AM]
    • Intermediate Guide to Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian black wool/silk 3-peice suit that can be worn again to other special occasions. Womens Professional Attire (13) Youtube Videos (2) Proper Cuff Length Savillian As shown, the shirt of the cuff has a standard 0.5″ position. A good way to measure this without the aid of a measuring tape is to allow your shirt cuff to reach the beginning of your thumb bone while the jacket cuff should reach the wrist bone. In most cases, an off the rack shirt will not allow such precision, in this case “arm bands” can be used (picture below). These are elastic bands that are worn on the upper arms and allow control of the shirt sleeve length. Unfortunately, jacket lengths do not have this corrective luxury and must be the right length upon purchase. If the length is incorrect, you may need to shorten the surgeon cuffs rendering them useless, however this is a worthy sacrifice. Trouser Length & “Breaks” The picture above shows an intentional bend in the trouser fabric. A fine linehttp://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/intermediate-guide-to-suits-complete-guide/[12/26/2010 1:21:07 AM]
    • Intermediate Guide to Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian between trousers that are too high or too low can be prevented by this simple bend in the pant line called a “break”. Unless you are one of few individuals that are a perfect sample size, you will require an alteration. Always take the shoes you will be wearing with the pants to ensure a proper break and drape. The current trend is to wear tapered and cuffed pants with exposed socks – which forgoes the classic break altogether. This look should only be attempted by experienced trendsetters. More Photos Recommended Wedding Vendors Pocket Squares Art of Video Banglez The pocket square is another item that was a practical component to a man’s outfit Bindi Weddings that has now turned into a stylish and useless fixture. It was commonly used as a CTC West handkerchief to wipe a lover’s tears or occasionally swat flies with. It did have a Dreams Convention Centre brief hiatus but emerges now with much confusion as it adds another layer of Dulhan Mandap complexity to the tie-shirt conundrum. House of Saaya Khoobsurat Klothing Take the risk and purchase a white cotton or silk square, fold it like the diagram Men of India below and place it into your chest suit pocket. Attempt only if there is white The Touch of Dimple somewhere in your outfit (tie and/or shirt). I recommend sticking to white and Vasanti Cosmetics folding it like a square FIRST before jumping into crazy patterns and fancy butterfly Versailles Convention Centre origami. Once you have mastered this, then stay tuned for part II coming up in the next few weeks. Theme: Jentri by Phu. Blog at WordPress.com. Harry Magazine (spring/summer 09) Shirt & Tie Combinationshttp://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/intermediate-guide-to-suits-complete-guide/[12/26/2010 1:21:07 AM]
    • Intermediate Guide to Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian One the many questions men ask me is the complexities of matching their ties to their shirts. I sense a bit of apprehensiveness and worry about what others will think. In the end, you won’t lose your job by taking some risks with stripes and patterns. For the first lesson I suggest sticking to 1 colour pallette and the readily available silk tie. The picture on the right shows a striped blue shirt with a paisley tie, notice how different shades of blue are used. Furthermore, notice how the shirt stripes are small and the paisley tie is larger - it’s usually best to balance out your combination like this although – big and big or small and small tend to work but are a little more advanced. Bowtieshttp://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/intermediate-guide-to-suits-complete-guide/[12/26/2010 1:21:07 AM]
    • Intermediate Guide to Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian Photos courtesy of: http://freshlyeducatedmen.wordpress.com I must admit, it was not love at first sight, it was more of a slow attraction and after seeing a few fellows rocking it on the runway – I am now hooked. The model on the top has it styled directly on his neck – definitely something a female could rock or even exaggarate with a scarf. The model on the bottom has it on with a military inspired short sleeve shirt, a kind of juxtoposition of a tough guy/nerd boy look. It appears that bowties are certainly back in style with avengence and its not just reserved for formal occasions. My advice is to experiment and have fun with it, but more importantly don’t wait till your wedding day. Shirt Collar Types There are a slew of collar styles to choose from; I have narrowed down the selection to three that are most common. The Spread Collar - commonly found on most off the rack shirts, this style suits those with a thicker and/or wider neck. Think body builder.http://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/intermediate-guide-to-suits-complete-guide/[12/26/2010 1:21:07 AM]
    • Intermediate Guide to Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian The Narrow Collar – also commonly found on most off the rack shirts, this style suits those with a long and/or thinner neck. The Button Down Collar - this is a more casual look and looks great with jeans and a sweater and potentially black rimmed glasses (the Clark Kent look is in style for fall or atleast I dig it). Of course, a regular sized tie will go with any collar type, the complexity arises as the tie becomes skinnier. A skinny tie will look best with a classic to narrow collar. Would it not be funny or atleast awkward to see a wide collar (body builder guy) wearing a skinny tie? Tie Widths – Skinny vs. Regular Lapels range from 1 to 3 inches, the standard lapel size hovers around 2.5 inches. Ties are generally between 1 to 3 inches as well. Coincidence? I think not. They are made to be paired together at the the same widths. So I must digress to my bodybuilder analogy as it is a good way to remember your body shape limitations and if you are indeed allowed to wear the “skinny” look. I am sorry to say that the bigger your chest the less likely you are to pull off the skinny look. I only recommend a skinny lapel and tie (less than 2 inches) to those that are either a) quite skinny b) chest size less and 38 (40 is pushing it). Everyone else, is destined to wear 3 inch lapels with fat tie knots, a wide spread collar and straight leg pants. Collar Stays Did you know that there is a long plastic piece that fits inside your shirt collar to keep its form? Of course, the shirt has an extra canvas to keep its tough form, but this “collar stay” allow the points to remain sharp. The collar stay can be sewn in or removable. It can also come in fancy metal varieties as well for that extra “umph” needed on those slow days. The removal of the collar stay becomes pertinent when dry cleaning or machine drying to prevent the stay from becoming warped or less effective. While dryerhttp://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/intermediate-guide-to-suits-complete-guide/[12/26/2010 1:21:07 AM]
    • Intermediate Guide to Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian cleaning may be necessary occasionally, it is best to avoid placing the shirt in the dry altogether – please read: Steam Clean vs. Dry Clean. Have a look inside your collars to see if you have a collar stay in place that is removal or sewn in. The tricky part is not losing it when they are taken out. Luckily, stays can be bought in bulk from most men’s stores. Alterations – Part I I hope that I have stressed the importance of alterations so far in my guides. Unless you are one of those rare individuals who’s body shape matches the off the rack sizes perfectly, then you can ignore this post (I have met someone like this). Off the rack suits are measured by chest size (avg: 38 to 46) and height (Short, Regular, Tall). Furthermore, you may have noticed that each brand fits differently – this is due to their unique ”house cut”. They may make the armhole and waist tighter or looser depending on what their brand style represents. (Brioni makes theirs big, Boss makes theirs really tight – our house cut is closer to Boss, just a lot more accommodating!). Although you may pick a chest size that is closest to your own size – it is not as crucial as a jacket’s shoulder fit. This is what you should look for because shoulder reconstruction is complicated and expensive and some alteration places won’t even touch it. Look at your suits in your wardrobe and see which ones fit you in the shoulders (get your gf or wife to help criticize). If they all do then – congrats, you can keep them! Next week, I will talk about the types of alterations that you may need on your suits and later I will recommend alteration’s places. P.S. – this is more or less the same for women – fit in the shoulders first! Alterations – Part IIhttp://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/intermediate-guide-to-suits-complete-guide/[12/26/2010 1:21:07 AM]
    • Intermediate Guide to Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian Other than the obvious of getting your pants hemmed or the waist taken in (or out) - there are far scarier alterations that sometimes are very necessary. Shoulder De-construction – this alteration usually needs to occur when the armhole does not fit right. Either the armhole is too big and sags at the armpit or is too tight and cuts off arm circulation. There is also a third problem that may occur where the whole sleeve requires rotation. Have you ever tried on a jacket and you notice the sleeves are puckering and the fabric is gathering? This is due to the way you hold your arms (like a gorilla or at attention). A custom suit accounts for this body naunce. As I mentioned in the Beginner’s guide – the shoulder is made up of many layers (like the chest). This is why it is a complicated operation and is attempted by only the most experienced tailors. Remember that any shoulder operations will cost upwards of $30 to $70 PER SHOULDER! As far as fit on the shoulder is concerned- this is a separate undertaking that is rarely attempted. I must stress the importance of shoulder fit – if it doesn’t fit in the shoulder, don’t bother with it, since the alterations alone will cost more than the suit. Alterations - Part III By now, I hope that shoulders have been ingrained in your head. Next we will examine 3 other pertinent and common alterations – jacket length, jacket side and jacket cuff. The cost ranges from $15 to $30 per alteration.http://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/intermediate-guide-to-suits-complete-guide/[12/26/2010 1:21:07 AM]
    • Intermediate Guide to Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian Jacket Length – The standard jacket length is usually up to the end of your thumb (as in the picture). The length is largely influenced by trend, we have seen it become a few inches longer over the past decades – a trend perpetrated by Brooks Brothers – sack suits. Fortunately now, it is trendy to wear the jacket quite short. However, do not attempt this trend if you are not considered an average body type. Even 1 inch shorter will make a huge difference with the overall look of the suit. If you are not a risk taker, now is not the time to start, as this alteration depends on how the jacket was sewn underneath. When in doubt, stick to standard. Jacket Side – It is currently trendy to get your jacket taken in from the waist rather than wearing it loose like a box. This will more readily show a “V” definition (chest bigger than waist since it is cinched). This silhouette is what you should aim for. Cuffs – As I mentioned before, the shirt cuff should be showing about a 1/2 an inch. Sometimes, even a band will not save you and you must get the cuff shortened or lengthened. Keep in mind that if the suit has working cuffs then these will not survive the operation, which is quite unfortunate. Please note that you can’t get alterations without seam allowance (existing fabric sewn into the suit seams) – most off the rack suits do not have this luxury. Matching Shoes & Belt This is a fairly simple in understanding, yet I refer to it in the intermediate guide ashttp://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/intermediate-guide-to-suits-complete-guide/[12/26/2010 1:21:07 AM]
    • Intermediate Guide to Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian in practice it is not as easy as it may look. For professional and formal wear, there are two types of versatile shoes to invest in. These are BLACK and dark BROWN leather shoes. These should be matched with a black or dark brown leather belt that has a small buckle. The brown shoes and belt do not have to match exactly. Black shoes and belt can go with everything EXCEPT a navy blue suit. In this case, you must wear the brown combination. Believe it or not, brown can go nicely with a grey suit as well. Shoes The accessories like shirt, tie, pocket square and of course shoes are what makes the whole suit outfit work. Shoes are the mother of all accessories and will quite frankly make or break your suit. Wear something that is quality leather and of course polish as requred. There are two types of shoes to own and be aware of in the formal family. (I am not talking about loafers because they are casual). Oxfords – Plain Cap-Toe These are the most formal of the shoe family, maybe because they originated from Oxford University. The distinguishing part of this shoe is the plain cap-toe which is supposed to be a separate peice of leather. These shoes are perfect with a good quality suit worn for work or a special occasion. Oxford – Brogue - wing-tip These are a little less formal according to all of my menswear sources but I politely disagree. I think these shoes appear alot more formal than a plain cap-toe. It has patterned perforations on the wing tip as pure decoration. Men have told me that they remind them of their grandfather’s shoes. This is unfortunate. 4 Responses to “Intermediate Guide to Suits – Complete Guide” 1. Intermediate Guide to Suits: Complete Guide « Savillian Says: December 22, 2009 at 7:52 pm [...] December 22, 2009 Here is my gift to all of you: Intermediate Guide to Suits: Complete Guide [...] Replyhttp://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/intermediate-guide-to-suits-complete-guide/[12/26/2010 1:21:07 AM]
    • Intermediate Guide to Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian 2. Catnip Plecoversal Says: January 14, 2010 at 3:33 am Cool, there is actually some great facts on here some of my associates will maybe find this relevant, I must send a link, thank you. Reply 3. Alex Says: October 17, 2010 at 12:51 am Hi, I’m enjoying reading your guide on style and suits. I was wondering what the brown shoes in the picture you have below the “Matching Shoes and Belt” heading? I quite like the look of them, including the buckle. I’ve heard people say that those kind of loafers with strap/buckle are actually too informal to wear with a suit. What are your thoughts? Thanks, Alex Reply savillian Says: November 7, 2010 at 7:10 pm Sorry for my late response – we actually switched over our blog to a new theme and website – http://www.savillian.com A buckle on a loafer is a kind of happy medium as loafers are seen to be quite casual compared to a laceup shoe. It definitely dresses it up and makes it more appropriate for a suit than one without a buckle. I hope this helps. Jas (appointment@savillian.com) Reply Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name * Email * Website Post Commenthttp://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/intermediate-guide-to-suits-complete-guide/[12/26/2010 1:21:07 AM]
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    • Guide to Wedding Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian Suit Tips, Tricks, & Guides for formal and professional attire Pages About Savillian Guide to Wedding Suits – Complete Guide Appointment Process Location & Contact Wedding Options Nehru or Oriental Style Suit (Jackets) Beginner’s Guide to Suits – Nehru style jackets is of Indian origin (1940’s) and grew to some popularity in the Complete Guide 60-70’s in the Western world largely due to the Beatles. Now, we see it arise in the Intermediate Guide to Suits – Complete Guide occasional Austin Powers movie. Guide to Wedding Suits – Nonetheless, this suit is formal in appearance and may appeal to a groom looking Complete Guide for a simple, yet elegant look. There are a few style options to consider as this suit Off the Rack – Now Available can be dressed up with a clasped collar and/or fabric buttons (like a tuxedo). I Savillian Classic Fabric Collection would recommend wearing a simple black or white non-collared shirt underneath to Savillian Shirt Fabrics emphasize the straight mandarin collar, rather than wearing a mandarin collar DryClean vs. SteamClean FAQ which may make you look like a priest. the Sartorial Savillian Sartorial Savillian is an extension of the company: Savillian. We specialize in custom tailored suits and collared shirts for men and women. This blog will discuss the life and times of Savillian at our downtown location as well as discuss the finer points of how to wear a suit. Subscribe to Savillian by Email RSS - Posts Categories alterations (5) Beginners Guide to Suits (15) Fashion events (7) General Thoughts (18) Guide to Mens Accessories (6) Intermediate Guide to Suits (17) Life at TFI (20) Savillian Client Photos (5) Savillian Endorsements (2) Savillian Press (8) Savillian Sales (1) Special Projects (2) Specials & New Links (7) Uncategorized (3) Wedding Guide to Suits (15) Wedding Planning (13) Weddings (32) What We Wore (11)http://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/guide-to-wedding-suits/[12/26/2010 1:24:07 AM]
    • Guide to Wedding Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian Womens Professional Attire (13) Youtube Videos (2) Although, Zegna, Canali and Calvin Klein have all dabbled in this suit style, it still Savillian appears to be geared towards the Eastern world. The grey Nehru suit is elegantly simple, yet there are options to spice it up such as wearing a clasp at the collar as a decorative accent. With a clasp style mandarin collar, it can be worn casually open with a collared shirt as shown below – just ensure that the collar is small and doesn’t empower the Nehru one. Furthermore the buttons can also play a role in creating accents for the suit. Since there are so many used on this jacket, it may make sense to try a silver, gold or fabric covered button. The overall fabric also plays a role in creating a formal or casual look (like any suit). A wool fabric mixed with silk, will create a sheen that catches the light.http://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/guide-to-wedding-suits/[12/26/2010 1:24:07 AM]
    • Guide to Wedding Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian Rent vs. Buy vs. Custom Obviously, I am heavily biased but I am bold enough to touch this subject and readily compare myself to the options available for a groom and his wedding party. Before I begin my rundown, I must share my annoyance about the whole topic. There seems to be this notion that grooms should not look as good as their brides; that no one cares or looks at them. This has been perpetuated through the likes of Moore’s commercials and the general stereotype that guys generally don’t care. Perhaps this is how it was in the past, but now men are stepping it up in their grooming and overall style. This is the new reality. More Photos For any wedding choice, it all comes down to key attributes that you as a couple (or family) value the most. I will run down which attributes match which choice. Recommended Wedding Renting – Paying for the wedding yourself, but care about minor Vendors details Art of Video It’s cheap and that’s really the main point. I wouldn’t expect the suit to fit amazing Banglez like a Moore’s commercial will have you believe. But, for $120 bucks for the whole Bindi Weddings deal what can you really expect? There are quite a few places that provide this CTC West Dreams Convention Centre rental service with matching everything head to toe – so everyone can look the same Dulhan Mandap (and potentially smell the same). I would recommend getting a newer style (latest House of Saaya collection) as this will be less worn and so there will be less of a sheen or worn Khoobsurat Klothing quality to it. Furthermore, I would stay away from bright aqua or any neon colours Men of India for matching in pocket squares or ties – this will make it look tacky. Try to be The Touch of Dimple creative with the matching through using patterns and high and low lights of Vasanti Cosmetics colour. Versailles Convention Centre Buying – Parent’s helping with the wedding, groom is a little dazed andhttp://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/guide-to-wedding-suits/[12/26/2010 1:24:07 AM]
    • Guide to Wedding Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian confused Theme: Jentri by Phu. Blog at WordPress.com. This option is more expensive than renting and is usually attempted only if additional family are helping pay for the wedding. This is also attempted by grooms who wait till the last minute and find themselves at a mall searching for anything since the rental places are sold out. If you are willing to buy a suit, then do yourself a favour and spend atleast $500. Anything less than this is quite frankly not appropriate for your wedding day. I would suggest going to a high end store like Harry Rosen so you find something with quality wool. Do not get caught up with brand names – look for fit in the shoulder and comfort above all factors. Ensure to budget for alterations that most likely will be needed in the waist, sleeves, trouser waist and trouser length, this could be up to $100. Custom – Your parent’s are paying for most of the wedding and you want something amazing for your special day This is the most expensive option, but it all depends on the type of fabric you choose. The price can range from $800 to $1400. This is the only option where you can literally design the suit of your dreams and why not wear it on your wedding day? In the end, you are left with a suit that can be worn for life to formal occasions and made different just with the switch of accessories. Having a suit fit you perfectly with additional personal details (cuff, lapel, lining, etc) will not only make you stand out but also make you worthy of standing beside your beautiful bride. Boutonnieres “Boutonnieres” are small arrangements of flowers or foliage pinned on a groom’s or groomsmens’ upper left suit lapel. Usually, there will be a button hole on the left lapel yet the purpose of this is to hold a single stem of a flower not a grouping arrangement. This originated from Savile Row as custom suit wearers wore a single flower in their lapel regardless of the occasion. This has nothing to do with formal wedding attire. The act of wearing a boutonniere is completely separate from wearing a single flower through the buttonhole. In this sense, the boutonniere is NOT pinned through the buttonhole, it is pinned on the outside of it, so that the buttonhole is still visible.http://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/guide-to-wedding-suits/[12/26/2010 1:24:07 AM]
    • Guide to Wedding Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian There also has been some debate whether or not a pocket square should be worn with a bouttonniere. I must admit that it will look “busy” and that an obvious effort is being made to accessorize. It’s like when a woman wears earrings, bracelets, necklace – you should only wear 2/3. However, I feel as though if done right through – wearing a plain pocket square then it could work fairly well a la Fred Astaire. Satin Lapels A satin lapel is the modern definiton of a tuxedo. However, this one detail does not classify a suit as a tuxedo – there are other elements that make up a tuxedo. There are many ways that you can spruce up a formal black suit with satin. You can create a wide or skinny satin border or do a solid satin lapel. The addition of black pique stitching could also create an interesting detailing on the satin. Velvet would suit a wool that lacks sheen. Cummerbunds I was not going to include the “Cummerbund” in this guide since it’s purely a rent only item (although you could buy it, but why?) Furthermore, it reminds me of my grade school choir where we were made to wear bright royal blue cummerbunds for performances.http://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/guide-to-wedding-suits/[12/26/2010 1:24:07 AM]
    • Guide to Wedding Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian But then, I discovered that it originated from India and was adopted by the British. How it was able to transfer from ultilitarian usage to formal attire is beyond me and my simple theories. The indians used it as a way to carry small items around their waist. The British decided it could be used as a way to catch bread crumbs at a formal dinner function, perhaps a snack for later? The cummerbund makes up a formal tuxedo outfit and is included in the rental package. It should be worn pleats facing up (too catch the breadcrumbs) with a single breasted jacket, bowtie and no vest. I would suggest sticking to a vest. If you must, stick to black, grey or as crazy as red, based on the theme with a matching bowtie. Accessorizing There is always much talk and confusion over accessorizing a suit so that the colours match the bride down to the pantone number. (Gag me with a spoon!) A level of matching is acceptable but there is no need to match exactly as this task is close to impossible. Furthermore, there is a certain risk and creativity level that is required to match outside the realms of basic primary colours. Yet, how do you express yourself while remaining classic, and tasteful? By experimenting and try different combinations along with your wedding suit and shirt. Here are a few beginner combinations that may help: For the Risk-Adverse Groom who is slightly “Emo” yet wants to be slightly funky - this combination will go well with a bride’s outfit that has silver accentshttp://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/guide-to-wedding-suits/[12/26/2010 1:24:07 AM]
    • Guide to Wedding Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian For the Groom who is okay with wearing pink - this combination will go great with a bride’s silver/pink/white outfit Shirts Is this a shirt you see yourself wearing on your wedding day? Perhaps. It compliments tuxedo as the wings on the collar keep a bow tie in place. Furthermore the bib type front go well with a shawl collar and cummerbund.http://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/guide-to-wedding-suits/[12/26/2010 1:24:07 AM]
    • Guide to Wedding Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian However, what if you are wearing a 2-button black suit sans the tuxedo options. Okay, maybe a satin peaked lapel. Then, what shirt would work? I am not one to promote the endless possibilities of matching your bride. Furthermore, I am completely against getting a solid eggplant coloured shirt in order to match the wedding theme. My suggestion is to stick to a high quality cotton white shirt – with a collar that matches your proportions and with cufflink able cuffs. There is no need to over do it. For a groom, simple is better. After spending money on a quality shirt, you could definitely wear it again to work or other formal occasions. Meanwhile a bib and/or wing tip collar would gather dust in your closet or worst yet – your arm pit stains will become apart of its legacy for the next groom. The White (Dinner) Jacket Let me take this opportunity to clarify the apparent mystery behind the white jacket. It is a rarely worn entity due to the limited nature of its appropriate-ness. Like many things in menswear, the white jacket is buried in sartorial rules, so much so that it is confusing and perhaps best to avoid it completely! Quick facts: Only for summer (May long weekend to Sepember long weekend) Only for night events (after 6pm) Only worn with black trousers Best worn with black orhttp://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/guide-to-wedding-suits/[12/26/2010 1:24:07 AM]
    • Guide to Wedding Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian white bowtie or tie It is not pure white, usually off-white wool Having said all that, it is an exception to the even stricter rules of the traditional dinner suit and morning suit. (I may discuss later). The white jacket traditionally is a single breasted, 1 button, shawl lapel, and worn with a plain white shirt, and bow tie. However, these days most rules are thrown out the window. Most people just want to look (or atleast feel) like James Bond, and a white dinner jacket will surely achieve that task. (Extinct) Formal Dress Codes After surviving the blip of “casual Friday’s” in the 90’s due to the whiz kid internet millionaires who decided to wear shorts to board meetings, we now sit in an era where formal attire is back to being hot. Everyone is going back to basics when it comes to workwear. But, where does that leave formal wear? Does anyone really follow the “rules” or furthermore do people actually send wedding invites that read: black tie or white tie? I believe it’s quite rare. So rare, that most people don’t really know what it means anymore and wield a fantasy of James Bond with lots of guns. The most common formal attire is White Tie or Black Tie, this refers specifically to the colour of the bowtie to be worn. Black tie refers to a black bow tie which is traditionally worn with a tuxedo. White Tie is a lot more complicated and ultra formal. It refers to a white bow as well as suit “tails” (literally your suit has two tails at the back). This ensemble is quite strict and the epitome of sartorial-ism. The jacket resembles a tuxedo jacket yet it is quite short from the front that is not button-able (yet has 3 fabric covered buttons on each side) and of course with tails at the back that can be seperated by a vent. It is worn with a white vest, wing-tip collared white shirt, white bow tie, tuxedo pants, patent (Oxford) shoes, black top hat, white gloves, and sometimes a cane! The Morning Coat Not a coat to be worn at night is the obvious distinction. It is also quite long (like a coat) with 2 tails at the back; the front cuts away from the body, it is also known as a ”cut-away” coat. It’s definitely on my wish list of items to buy – the fitted women’s version of course, and I can wearhttp://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/guide-to-wedding-suits/[12/26/2010 1:24:07 AM]
    • Guide to Wedding Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian it anytime. Unlike for men, the morning coat is worn for morning events like weddings ceremonies by the groom or close male family members of the groom. It’s a special occasion jacket that is more or less rented or forgotten about in a dusty closet. Sadly, its overall airtime is limited. Last week I described male formal dress code – black tie or white tie – the morning coat would work as a substitute for a tuxedo jacket. The groom usually wears a black morning coat while other male family members wear grey. But alas, who really follows rules anymore? I would like to make an exception for the sad and lonely morning coat. Wouldn’t it be nice if men could wear it anytime and anywhere? It’s definitely a peice that has geniune history and character; please make an exception here oh sartorial gods… Common Groom Pitfalls Here is my official list of “don’ts” all grooms should know. I admit some points are strict, but there are only 8 points that I can’t tolerate, so its not too bad. Do not mix rented AND bought OR custom garments together. The rented items will make the bought/custom items appear shabby. An example of this is renting a bright fuchsia vest with a wool Super 130 suit. As a result of the combination, the suit will look shabby as well. Do not try new things like a bow tie or white jacket if you have never done this before. Your wedding is not a good time to start experimenting with your style. Unless, you are extremely comfortable with yourself. Do not match perfectly with your groomsmen, in fact try not to match at all. Yes, there is a colour palette and theme but the groom suit should be the best and a different colour or shade than anyone else. Shoes are extremely important and comfort is not really the main goal. Do not wear shabby shoes that will potentially match a shabby fuchsia vest. Step it up, literally with proper leather lace-ups. Do not overdo the accessories, tie, pocket square OR boutonniere and cuff links is enough. These should all match eachother and the colour pallette. Do not wear a funky coloured shirt, stick to crisp white shirt with a french cuff (optional). Do not take off your jacket until much later in the reception (only when the cameras are turned off and people are hoisting you on their shoulders). Do not put anything in your trouser or jacket pockets – as this will rufflehttp://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/guide-to-wedding-suits/[12/26/2010 1:24:07 AM]
    • Guide to Wedding Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian the suit and not look pristine for pictures – give all of your man items to your bestman (that’s what he’s there for). There are a few things that we commonly tell all of our wedding clients and that we strongly recommend. 1. We recommend a mixture of silk and wool or a Super 130 and higher wool. The silk and higher Super number will create a desirable sheen that will slightly shimmer in the light. The wife will already be shimmering so you don’t want to appear dull or matte beside her. 2. A vest in the SAME FABRIC. This is like a suit of armour for you. It will keep everything well shaped, fitted, and well put together. A vest definitely creates a sense of formality that is required at your wedding. 3.http://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/guide-to-wedding-suits/[12/26/2010 1:24:07 AM]
    • Guide to Wedding Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian A crisp white shirt. Occasionally, the groom will want to get a crazy purple colour. I strongly recommend sticking to a white shirt with cufflinks and proportionate collar (depending on your face/neck shape). 4. Your fiancé’s approval. I do not like to sell anything without the fiancé being present. There is nothing worse than a groom happily buying away and then later I get a phone call saying that the wife did not approve it. Always bring your fiancé along to all appointments! Destination Weddings So you want to have your wedding on a far off beach. Well, no one blames you – weddings can be uber stressful and weigh the equivalent of a small child in coin. The bride has many choices of beach-style wedding dresses in a variety of colours, yet what will the groom wear? A 3-peice suit with tie is way too formal for a beach setting meanwhile shorts or rolled up pants is a bit too casual and may appear unkempt. You have to maintain some sort of formality but with the right balance. Regardless, this all boils down to personal preference. If you have your heart set on a 3-peice suit, then go for it. After all my bashing of white suits so far in my guides, now I will embrace it with open arms! The best way to start is wait for your bride to decide on her outfit. Depending on the formality of your bride’s dress (very traditional wedding dress or casual beach dress) this will help you decide on your look. For a traditional bride, consider wearing a white tuxedo and/or one with tails with barefeet, sandals or loafers. If she is taking the route of casual and fun – then consider wearing an off-white, linen, loosely fitted, collared shirt (short-sleeved optional) with white or tanned cotton or linen loosely fitted pants with barefeet or sandals. Another option is getting a tanned cotton blazer to wear on top. Depending on the heat, this may be too many layers, but again, it depends on formality of the bride’s dress. You can certainly wear some colour in aqua or pink shirt, yet I like to keep it white because your surroundings will be colourful enough. Some tips to remember: Do not wear a belt or tuck in your linen shirt into your linen pants. Thehttp://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/guide-to-wedding-suits/[12/26/2010 1:24:07 AM]
    • Guide to Wedding Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian look is supposed to be casual. Linen wrinkles quickly so don’t worry too much about it being perfectly crisp. Roll up your pants if you are taking pictures in the water, otherwise keep them down for the ceremony. Don’t be afraid to show some chest. 3 Responses to “Guide to Wedding Suits – Complete Guide” 1. Guide to Wedding Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian Says: April 22, 2010 at 2:15 pm [...] married yet; we have reached the end of the wedding guide and you survived it!! You can view the entire guide here and there is also a link to the right [...] Reply 2. Eric Hall Says:http://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/guide-to-wedding-suits/[12/26/2010 1:24:07 AM]
    • Guide to Wedding Suits – Complete Guide « Custom Suits & Suit Trends by Savillian June 1, 2010 at 7:14 pm I am interested in the Nehru or Oriental Style Suit (Jackets). Do you have a catalog? how much is the jacket and trousers? Reply 3. Blake Tyler Says: June 24, 2010 at 4:15 pm I couldn’t agree more with this post. I’m about to get married and am actually getting my custom suit ordered tomorrow. I don’t know about other guys out there, but I want to look GOOD for that day. Otherwise I’ll have to look at myself in a gross, disporportioned suit in my wedding pictures for the rest of my life. Oh, and the biggest and best difference between myself and my bride and our outfits is I can wear mine to formal events in the future while her dress will remain in the closet! Reply Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name * Email * Website Post Comment  Notify me of follow-up comments via email.  Notify me of new posts via email.http://sartorialsavillian.wordpress.com/guide-to-wedding-suits/[12/26/2010 1:24:07 AM]
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