Having a suit in one’s wardrobe is a necessity for at least five occasions in life, and there is a myriad of options available to acquire a suit. Two popular options are a bespoke suit and one bought off the rack, both of which are very different in their own way. We’re going to break down the difference between these two so you’re looking suit-able for your next occasion.
Read on to discover more.
Last week, podcaster Joe Rogan welcomed Guy Ritchie onto his show. While they discussed various topics, with a considerable focus on the upcoming release of Ritchie’s latest film, “King Arthur”, they also discussed what Ritchie refers to as ‘the death of the suit’.
What Henry Skinner of the 2006 film “A Good Year” highlights here is a very traditional opinion. Today, however, word of mouth and referrals are perhaps even more effective than the sense of exclusivity and the idea that tailoring and bespoke clothing are reserved only for those lucky enough to have found a tailor so fantastic, they could never give his name away.
We realize that not everyone is blessed with time, and on occasion it may seem like a good idea to pop into a store on the high street and pick yourself what would appear to be a good quality suit, in and out in 30-45 minutes, and you’re on your way but look back at this experience, if you have had one and think, who would you rather deal with?
This was the title of the 2000 Mel Gibson film, when he suddenly gains the ability to understand what women are really thinking. He then uses this talent in his work at an advertising agency, to great effect.
One of life’s greatest pleasures is presenting new cloth ranges to my clients. Today I am designing jackets and waistcoats from this collection for one of my clients using several checks that all work in harmony to mix as separates for his work wardrobe.
You will have gathered from our previous blogs that something we take seriously at Andrew Brookes Tailoring is attention to detail, and although to the untrained eye, the smaller details may not be as significant as you may think, they do in fact make all the difference.
Those of you who travel on business a great deal on will already know it’s not quite the glamorous lifestyle people think it is. Eventually, all hotel bedrooms look pretty much the same; sometimes only defined by the simple things like the brand of tea or shampoo offered to guests. Then there’s eating alone, often in half empty hotel restaurants with only a book or the local paper for company.
The launch of the new Apple Watch has many people talking about the modern day function of a watch. Indeed, on Apple’s website they highlight the words, “An incredibly precise timepiece”. Notably, they also promote the watch as, “Our most personal device yet”. However, has Apple got it right? Yes, it may keep time “to within 50 milliseconds of the definitive global time standard”, it may also have Camelion type qualities that allow you to personalise its appearance, but is it as personal to you as the watch your father handed down that loses 3 minutes every day? Does it even matter if it loses three minutes every day?
It’s fair to say that dress codes have changed dramatically in recent years and generally we see a more casual approach to dressing. Perhaps this is most evident in the workplace where we see a diminishing amount of men wearing shirt and tie, or even a suit. Is it a bad thing? No, it’s fashion, and fashion changes all the time. However, just because you’ve hung the pinstripe in the back of the wardrobe doesn’t mean you no longer have the need for a good tailor.