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We may not all have been destined to great height, but we can all certainly be blessed with great confidence. A significant part of that confidence comes from choosing custom-tailored clothing. Nothing else fits as well or makes the wearer look better.
We never try to make our clients look tall-instead, we design clothing that makes them look fantastic. The key strategy we follow is designing your clothing to be proportional. For the shorter gentleman, we cut the sleeves narrower to combat the billowing effect that can happen with ill-fitting ready-to-wear clothing. We also cut the sleeves to exactly the correct length to avoid the “puddle” of fabric often seen at the shorter gentleman’s wrist. In addition, we suggest you select ties that are slimmer, so that they work with the proportions of your suit.
When you’re choosing fabrics, we suggest you consider monochromatic color schemes. These create a unified look, while wearing strongly contrasting colors in your shirt and trousers can visually cut you in half. Thin stripes, set close together, often look better on shorter gentlemen than do large, blocky stripes.
Overall, a clean, crisp look is generally more flattering on shorter gentlemen than vivid, busy patterns. Remember that confidence in your appearance says more about you than your height, whatever it may be.

Top Dye Blues For Florida

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Perfect for Florida!

Top Dye Blue

What makes Dormeuil’s top dye cloth so special when compared to regular piece dye or yarn dye cloth?

There are three types of dying processes:

1. Piece dye – where pre-woven fabric is dyed

2. Yarn dye – where spun yarn is dyed a single color

3. Top dye – where the worsted wool fiber is dyed and then color blended into top dye yarn

Top dye yarn creates complex color that reads like an oil painting. Many colors are working together to create a hue with depth and character.

Top dye yarn is dyed to the very core of the fiber, so that the color will last (and stay vivid) for the life of the garment. This color does not fade with time.

For blazers and suits, a top dye blue is a statement in sophistication, taste, and elegance.

When you see and feel the quality, you can appreciate what goes into to creating this level of luxury.


Enjoy the Spring in exclusive luxury top dye cloth, woven in England by the House of Dormeuil.

Make your appointment today to witness this fine fabric and let us help you design your wardrobe.


Where Should The Break On My Trousers Fall?

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Confused About The Break?

Where your pants hit your shoes can be confusing.  And slim fit pants can add an extra amount of uncertainty. So, let’s clear up the confusion so you can look properly stylish!

Slim Fit or Narrow Leg

With Slim fit or narrow pants you will want the bottom of the trouser to just brush the top of your shoe. This will give the pants the slight break it needs so just a small about of sock will show when you walk. Any more of a break with this type of trouser will make them look baggy or sloppy.

With slim fit jeans you could hem the pants higher so they hem hits the shoe slightly higher, showing more of your sock or ankles. The current fad is to have them even higher, but as with most fads they fade. We encourage our clients to stay with a classic, stylish look to always remain in fashion.

Quarter or Medium Break

Dress pants that have a straight leg or even a slight taper, the bottoms should touch the midpoint of the laces. This gives the pant a slight break and a beautiful flow to the leg when you walk. The socks should not be showing, but cover the entire ankle as you walk. This gives a very business and stylish look to you and your suit. Anything more will start to look a little heavy.

Full Break

Full Breaks are more for pants that are more full and not tapered. The cuffed pants pictured above are perfect for a full break look providing they are wide enough at the bottom. If you have a more tapered pant with cuffs, use a medium or slight break.

If you are still in doubt about the break of your trousers or jeans, stop in and see us or your local expert tailor. We can always help you look the most professional and yet stylish.

Any questions or comments please leave them below. We’d love to know what you are wearing and how you wear breaks.