How To Give Yourself A Slim Look

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Custom Suits Give That Slimming Look

Certainly, those on the thin side can wear slim cut suits, but what about the rest of us? Many people believe that a larger figure needs a roomy suit in order to be comfortable. You might be surprised to discover that, in reality, the opposite is true: having excess fabric in your suit can make it less comfortable!

Gentlemen with a more mature figure can wear slim-cut suits-if the suit is perfectly tailored. When your clothing is made from exactly the amount of fabric you need and cut exactly for how you move, it develops a degree of comfort and mobility that a lesser suit cannot duplicate.

By adjusting the dimensions of the chest and skirt areas of the suit coat, we can create a slimming look without a tight, uncomfortable fit. Even a change of one-quarter inch, if taken in just the right places, can make a big difference in look and comfort.

In fact, with proper tailoring choices, your custom suit will give you a slimmer appearance along with increasing your comfort.

Leave behind the days of wearing loose suits with excess fabric bunching up and restricting your movements. As your custom clothier, we are pleased to craft for you the most comfortable suits you’ve ever owned.

Start Your Ideal Wardrobe

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If you (or those you mentor) are just starting out in professional life, you may need to know how to build the ideal starter wardrobe. Creating a personalized ensemble that shows your individual style while presenting your professional image to business associates will offer you the confidence that comes from looking fantastic so you can focus on taking the business world by storm.
Suit: A perfectly tailored suit is the foundation of your all-occasion business wardrobe. If you’ll only have one suit in your closet, choose a dark grey or dark blue wool suit with a two-button coat styled with classic notched lapels.
Shirts: White shirts will work with any suit color. When you are ready to branch out, add blue shirts next, and then shirts with plaids, stripes, and checks.
Ties: Your ties should all look fantastic with your suit, so consider the suit color when you select ties.
You can look sharp and modern-without falling prey to passing fads-with a customized wardrobe that’s built with classic style and is custom-fitted to your body. Designing your professional wardrobe carefully will ensure you project the professionalism that will carry through a successful career.

Thomas Mason Shirtings

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Thomas Mason Founded in 1796

Thomas Mason Goldline

Thomas Mason founded his textile mill in 1796 at the height of the English Industrial Revolution. His company specialized in producing cotton shirting fabrics woven exclusively with long staple two-fold cotton. In a short time Thomas Mason became the point of reference for elegance.

Thomas Mason fabrics have maintained the characteristic techniques and styling which made this trademark famous. The fineness of the yarn, the continuing design research, the special finishing treatments, and the highest attention throughout production, guarantee the excellence of this top quality fabric.

Today, one of the more notable products of Thomas Mason is the Giza 87 Collection. This precious cotton is cultivated in cotton fields in the Nile delta in Egypt. This area’s particular climate and fertile region has produced this fine cotton they use to produce fine shirtings. With this cotton Thomas Mason is able to produce fabrics which does not degrade over time as other fabrics do. Also, the freshness of the material and its original brightness is absolutely maintained contrary to numerous washing.

At Hamilton Douglass we carry a vast array of fabrics from this Thomas Mason collection. They are ready for you enjoy year after year and season after season. Make your appointment today to see what we can design for you.



Made To Fit

Tips For The Hard To Fit Gentleman

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Hard To Fit? Custom Is For You!

Part of the appeal of custom clothing is being able to fit a hard-to-fit physique. Whether you’re short or tall, stocky or slim, customized options can create your best possible look.

For Shorter Men

Keep the break in your trousers minimal to lengthen the front crease line. Place your suit coat buttons a little lower (two-button coats will be more flattering than three-button coats) and consider using peak lapels-the longer lines add the illusion of height. Enjoy the bolder fabrics that your taller colleagues can’t always pull off, such as glen plaid and Prince of Wales.

For Taller Men

To keep things in proportion, choose wider ties and a spread-collar shirt. Accessories such as a belt, a tie bar, or a pocket square can help break up the impression of height. Rounder toes on your shoes are helpful, along with ties with horizontal or diagonal stripes.

For Stocky Men

Unless you’re sitting down, keep your suit coat buttoned to avoid drawing attention to your center. Shirts are best kept simple and elegant, as busier prints will emphasize girth. Boxier toes on substantial shoes can keep your feet from seeming too small for your frame. Choose notched lapels instead of peak to avoid adding extra thickness to your chest.

For Slim Men

You can create the impression of greater substance without wearing oversized clothes. Instead, choose lighter colors for your suit, such as gray or blue. A thicker-gauge fabric can also add bulk, both in your suits and in your shirts. Choose plaids or checks over pinstripes, and allow your ties to add a splash of color. Thicker ties may overwhelm your frame, so choose one that looks well-proportioned.

The key to looking fantastic is, as always, a perfect custom fit, no matter your build.

Mark Twain’s famous quote says that “the clothing makes the man,” but we believe it’s more accurate to say that the clothing reveals the man. A man’s wardrobe choices showcase his thinking, his beliefs, and his core values.

Custom clothing allows you to make sure your clothing reveals the best side of you. A well-tailored wardrobe demonstrates to the world that you’re confident, willing to invest in yourself, and successful.

When you’re ready to update your wardrobe, give us a call. We can help make sure that your clothing showcases your best qualities-both internal and external.