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.

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.





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.