Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Before and After Custom

If anyone ever tells you that they can't see a difference between off-the-rack and custom, tell them to look again. I especially like this picture, which seems to display a homely teenager on the left and a up-coming, sophisticated businessman on the right. You could say the difference is obvious; the guy on the left suit is too baggy. But there is even more to the picture. Every other detail besides the bagginess is what separates a off-the-rack or tailored suit from a custom suit. Look at the difference in the size of the armhole, shoulder, stomach and bicep measurements on the jacket. Look at the ankle, knee, crotch, and thigh measurement on the trousers. These measurements and many more add to the overall make-up of custom suits. Typically, there needs to be at least 20 measurements to make a fine fitting suit. Its through all of these minute measurements that transform the kid on the left, to the custom suit wearing gentleman on the right.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Awesome Ferrari-Shell Commerical

This commercial makes me want to fly over to Italy right now!


Friday, June 25, 2010

Suit or Tux?

I am about to get married and I have a big decision to make. I need to choose between getting a custom suit or a custom tuxedo. Now, because they're both custom, they will both look great. But the problem with the tuxedo is because its so formal, its not a very versatile outfit. On the other hand, I will be able to wear a suit to any regular "dress-down" occasion. So what should I do?


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Black suit/Navy tie

I feel like this is a terribly obvious topic but I feel the need to address it; the black suit with the navy tie. If you ask any style consultant they'll tell you that the match up isn't allowed. I heartily agree but yet it seems to show up everywhere. Perhaps the reason is because the far majority of men aren't style inclined... Anyhow, what do you think?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

What would a Buggati Veyron on steriods be like?

WOW!!! Just when I thought know one would ever remove the Veyron from his throne, Buggati comes and does it themselves! Rumors have it that the new and improved Veyron will be around 1200hp. If that doesn't make your stomach clench, on top of that they plan on reducing its weight by 600lbs!!! The predicted top speed of 264 mph doesn't seem to far fetched now does it?!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Surgeon Cuffs

I just recently did a blog post with this same picture, but I decided to use it again because it illustrates another point. This time however, its something negative. No doubt, the suit looks great. 95% of the general public would look at Paul Walker in this suit and think it looks perfect. There is however a problem. Fake surgeon cuffs. Now, it could be that they just look fake because of the lighting and the angle, but either way its an important issue to address.

When it comes down to surgeon cuffs, there are three types: real surgeon cuffs (usually custom or bespoke), fake surgeon cuffs (They appear to be real with the contrast stitching but are really fake holes) and regular cuffs (off-the-rack suits, without contrast stitching or button holes).

The large majority of people not only don't notice the difference between fake surgeon cuffs and real surgeon cuffs, they don't notice the cuffs period. However, for the educated, style inclined individual, it is very noticeable. My opinion, if you want the surgeon cuff look, go custom or bespoke. Don't even consider the fake button hole look.