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3 Piece Suit Styling

Men’s 3-piece suits are a great addition to any wardrobe. With modern designs now available they are no longer just suitable for strict formal affairs and if you work out exactly what look you like best, whether it’s a slim-fitted suit, or a bold patterned design, then you can keep things a lot more relaxed.

There are some general rules when wearing your 3-piece suit – your last button on your waistcoat should be left undone, your waistcoat should not be too long (just covering your belt line) and do not wear a belt. If your suit is tailored correctly, then a belt is not needed and therefore will not look to bulky when your waistcoat is sitting on it. A bespoke 3-piece suit that is created just for you is guaranteed to get you noticed and stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons.

A classic black, navy or grey 3 piece will see you through all types of occasions. These colours will give you the confident, sleek and simple look that will be sure to impress. All these colours are well suited for the office. It’s best to keep things neutral for work and slightly accessorise with watches and leather satchels to bring out a practical style to your outfit.

Weddings are a chance to reflect some of your individuality into your suit by opting for different colours. Navy or white ones are great at bringing out a smart, yet relaxed vibe that’s ideal for the formal and fun occasion. Accessories like pocket squares are great at adding some added interest to your look.

A grey 3-piece suit is an elegant and versatile option that will give you a stylish look for all occasions. Keep the attire clean and fresh by opting for light colour shirts.

For a smart, clean look it’s best to match the waistcoat and suit with the same material and colour. For a more striking look you can be more daring and differ the colour or pattern of the waistcoat to the suit. Both can be equally smart as long as the suit fits you perfectly.

 

The Bespoke Tailor have a showroom situated in the West End, so for your 3-piece suit in London, arrange an appointment today. I also travel the length and breadth of the UK to visit my clients at a time and place that suits them.  I understand how busy they are and that’s why I’m prepared to work to their diaries. Whether at their home or place of work, I will travel to a location of their choosing to provide a tailoring service to their door. This is what singles me out from my competitors, so for 3-piece suits from Land’s End to John o’ Groats, I am on hand to provide an exceptional service.

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History Of The Pinstripe Suit

A Brief History of the Pinstripe Suit

The pinstripe suit came into being around the end of the nineteenth century and has been in fashion pretty much ever since. Originally made famous by stylish Brits, the suit would become increasingly popular throughout the globe as men (and later, women too) wanted to project an image of sophistication and class through their choice of suit.

 

Some Examples Of Our Pin Stripe Collection....

The Bespoke Tailor has a wide and varied collection of Pin Stripe fabrics available from the vest best mills and merchants.

Varying in weights, fibres and colours, we specialise in British Pin Stripe fabric.

Where Did The Pinstripe Come From?

As with most sartorial origin stories, there is a degree of controversy over how the pinstripe suit came into existence. In fact, the only thing that everyone is able to agree on is that the pinstripe was definitely an English invention. Beyond that, two schools of thought emerge, one that suggests the iconic suit began life in the world of banking, the other that prefers the notion that it actually became popular after its use in popular sporting activities of the day.

Black Chalk Stripe SuitThe banking theory has it that the pinstripe was a kind of uniform for English Victorian bankers and that the difference in the thickness and distances between stripes was a way of identifying employees from different banking institutions. The sporting hypothesis sees the pinstripes as evolving out of the striped uniforms worn by men who liked messing about on water. Boating was an extremely popular pursuit in the 19th century, as was banking, so neither theory is unreasonable.

The Rise of the Pinstripe

The popularity of pinstripe suits grew rapidly once it had spread across the Atlantic, taking American culture by storm in ’20s, ’30s and ’40s. The suit became the unofficial uniform of the Prohibition era, beloved of the ultra-stylish and anyone who wanted to stand out from the crowd and make a bold statement. Naturally then it was popular not only with film stars and jazz musicians, but also with gangsters, the most famous of which of course was Al Capone.

After Prohibition the suit became even more mainstream when huge stars such as Clark Gable and Cary Grant continued to popularise it. It is said that the pinstripe suit that Clark Gable’ wore in Gone with the Wind influenced the emergence of the flamboyant, flared-trousers, padded-shouldered zoot suit.

The Modern Pinstripe

These days the pinstripe is everywhere. It is still a part of mainstream sartorial culture and is one of a myriad of style options available to the modern man, or woman. In fact, the pinstripe has definitely crossed the gender divide and has become a basic component of women’s clothing, particularly in business, where it remains especially popular with both genders.

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Tweed Wedding Suit

Are you arranging your wedding and now looking for a tweed wedding suit?

We would love to help you.

Here at The Bespoke Tailor, we have real passion for all things tailoring and have over the years become known as the go-to firm for your tweed wedding suit.

We understand fully how stressful organising a wedding can be. We’ve dealt with enough wedding parties to know what is involved and how it can be a minefield to those new to it.

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The Bespoke Tailor provides world-class, award-winning, internationally renowned tailoring with exceptional service.

There is nothing more satisfying than designing a suit that fits every aspect of a client – from their measurements to their personality. That is what tailoring is all about.

The Bespoke Tailor is here to help.

We’ll guide you through each step of the commission as if you were sat with a long standing friend; we’ll make it easy for you and let you make you decisions but explain the options in full so that you are best placed to make informed decisions about your tweed wedding suit.

The Bespoke Tailor - Services - BannerOur aim is to create the sharpest, best fitting tweed wedding suits and we do this by being experts in our field.

With many years experience in the tailoring industry, we have the knowledge, the capability, the passion and the drive to come up with the perfect tweed wedding suit for you and your party.

We can work closely with your wedding planner too.

We urge you too to take a look at our testimonials page where you will find write ups from various clients throughout the U.K who have entrusted us to commission their wedding suits.

We travel throughout the U.K.

Even though we have a studio in London, we are based in Staffordshire. This allows us to visit our clients through the U.K at their homes or places of work. This allows our clients to enjoy time with their family over the weekend rather than spending the time traipsing around the shops dealing with part time shop assistants.

Do you have ideas? Please send them over!

We love to hear new ideas that clients have come up with – it’s called evolution! We would encourage you to send over any ideas that you may have for your wedding suit so that we can start compiling a file to create the perfect suit for your wedding.

We find the clients often find the ideal garment inline but impossible to find in reality. This is where we can help: With 7000 fabrics at any one time, we are confident that we can find you the ideal fabric and use this as a basis to build from.

Once the cloth is chosen, we’d then guide you through the design, taking time to explain each and every step until we have the perfect set of elements for your commission.

With are confident that if you choose The Bespoke Tailor for your bespoke wedding suits, you will love the entire experience.

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Midnight Navy Evening Suit

Midnight Blue Evening Suit

Is a Midnight Blue Dinner Suit correct?

Over the past few years, we have noticed a sharp increase in the midnight blue dinner suit.

From the red carpet at the Oscars to the ordinary folk amongst us, the midnight blue dinner suit is being seen more and more. The contrasting blue on the black satin looks incredibly stylish.

Midnight Navy Evening SuitAt The Bespoke Tailor, we are fully aware of the rules of black tie and ensure that our garments comply with tradition and fashion alike.

Eddy Redmayne has been seen wearing a midnight blue dinner suit at the Oscars. We were disappointed not to see satin piping on the trousers but the jacket looked sharp.

The idea with “black tie” is that the male should stick to a very strict set of rules. The monotone outfits would blend in and allow the female companion to be the centre of attention.

Over the past few years though, the male has become a little more fashion conscious.

When we get commissioned for a midnight blue dinner suit, we recommend a mohair fabric. This is a slightly more course fabric that work perfectly for evening wear. Mohair is made from goat, as opposed to sheep so the fibre is better suited for the commission. The crease resistance is incredible too which means that the garment looks as sharp at the end of the night as it did at the beginning.

Are you looking for a midnight blue dinner suit? The Bespoke Tailor will be able to help!

We can create a single breasted or double breasted evening suit and take you through each and every detail before cutting the perfect suit for you.

The midnight blue evening suit is perfect for weddings, awards ceremonies, black tie events and the jacket can even be worn separately.

We take appointments at our London showroom and see clients in the comfort of their own home or places of work at a time that is ideal for them.

With around 7000 fabrics being available, we are confident that we have more clothes than any other London tailor. This means that we are able help with any businesses attire, wedding suits, evening wear or even bespoke shooting suits.

We will keep you informed throughout the process and will see you with various fittings until the garments are perfect.

We require a minimum of 8 weeks to complete a commission although this does differ depending on the level of work going through the work shop.

Menswear At Royal Ascot

Menswear At Royal Ascot

Menswear At Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot is a major event in the British social calendar, attracting the rich and famous from all over the world and generating over 6 million pounds in prize money.  It attracts many of the world’s finest racehorses and is visited by the Royal Family year after year. The Royal Procession is always an iconic moment to herald the start of every race day. Located in Berkshire, the event held on Tuesday 14th June to Saturday 18th June offers a truly memorable occasion. Anticipated and revered, these five days are made for socialising. Press coverage of the attendees and what they are wearing often exceeds coverage of the actual racing, so dressing for this unforgettable occasion is an important part of the day.

There are three enclosures visited by guests on Royal Ascot week:

Royal Enclosure

The most prestigious enclosure of them all, this is an invite or membership only area. The dress code is extremely strict and gentlemen are reminded to wear either black or grey morning dress. This consists of a double or single breasted waistcoat, tie, matching top hat and black dress shoes. The morning coat has curved front edges sloping back at the sides into long tails. It is single-breasted with peaked lapels. Choosing a pale coloured shirt will sit well with the black-clad crowd.

 Queen Anne Enclosure (Formerly Grandstand Enclosure)

A more relaxed theme for this enclosure; gentlemen are required to wear a suit with a shirt and tie. A perfectly tailored suit would allow you to be more confident with the colours. Opting for light colours grey, beige or even light blue will bring the summer feeling to your outfit. Choosing a lightweight wool or linen will ensure the suit provides a cool attire. The ground will be uneasy so opting for brogue boots will compliment your look.

Windsor Enclosure (Formerly The Silver Ring)

Although no formal dress code applies in the Windsor Enclosure, no sportswear is allowed and smart casual is recommended.

Light coloured tapered trousers and relaxed neutral shirt will work well together. To avoid the chilly breeze, a casual blazer is recommended to really set this outfit off. Choosing a dark colour blazer will tone down your attire to provide a stylish and smart image. Again the ground will be uneasy so choosing sturdy footwear is crucial; rubber soled shoes will help you keep your footing and opting for darker colours will keep the grass stains at bay!

Wherever you get to view the most iconic races, you will have a fantastic day, topped off by feeling confident in your stylish outfit!

Wimbledon Wardrobe

Your Wimbledon Wardrobe

How To Ace Your Wardrobe At Wimbledon

Champagne, strawberries, sunshine – what a great way to spend a summer’s day relaxing at Wimbledon! It is the most prestigious tennis event on the calendar and has been held in the London suburb of Wimbledon since 1877.

With the event taking place throughout June and July wherever your ticket takes you; Centre Court, the three main courts or a relaxing picnic on ‘Henman Hill’ – here are some tips for what to wear to this wonderfully British occasion.

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Your outfit needs to be ready for the British climate so making sure you are prepared for all weathers is a must. One minute you may be relaxing in the summer sun, the next covering up to avoid the torrential downpour! A trilby hat is a great way to avoid the summer heat; it’s stylish, lightweight and matches whatever outfit you choose. An umbrella is an accessory that will no doubt prove very useful. And as far as your attire goes, choosing a breathable fabric, like cotton or linen is a good option for providing a comfortable outfit.

The Royal Box

If you’re lucky enough to be invited to The Royal Box, then you need to make sure that your dressed for the occasion. The Royal Box, in Centre Court is a very respectable seating area which requires all visitors to dress up. A well-tailored suit and tie will help you feel comfortable in your surroundings. Try and avoid wearing an all-black suit and opt for a royal blue or grey. Match this perfectly with a classic shirt in pale hues. Wear with some stylish Derby shoes in black or brown to complete the look.

Centre Court (& Courts 1,2 & 3)

Over recent years, the dress code for Centre Court has been relaxed. This means that you may wear ‘smart’ shorts. Tailored shorts with a shirt and sports jacket would be a more comfortable option. If you would prefer, a pair of chinos can be replaced for the shorts. Again opting for a classic pale shirt will be beneficial if the weather is kind to us. Teamed with a dapper blazer, you will look elegant for after match drinks and cocktails. Smart suede loafers will compliment your shorts or chinos stylishly.

Wimbledon Hill

Known as ‘Henman Hill’ or ‘Murray Mound’, this is a more relaxed, casual grassy area which shows all the action on the large screen. As no seating is provided, a comfortable attire is recommended. There is no dress code for Henman Hill but as you may be perched on a blanket on the grass, an outfit that fits nicely and is at ease with your body can help you enjoy your day. Tailored shorts, teamed with a smart polo shirt and classic lace ups in suede or leather will keep your look sharp and admired.

Remember, the weather is known for its unpredictable nature at Wimbledon, so don’t forget your little added extras to make sure the day runs smoothly. And talking of added extras.. enjoy the strawberries and Pimms…..and of course, the tenni

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Timeless Suit Style

Timeless Suit Style

Buying a suit is a tough decision for a lot of men. It can be especially difficult if you lack experience and don’t really know what you’re looking for. The amount of choice alone can be totally overwhelming. Here I focus on four timeless styles to make that choice a little more manageable.

Bespoke Plaid Suit* The Plaid Suit

Let’s kick off with the plaid suit, which I admit, is something of an acquired taste. You definitely have to possess a certain amount of confidence to pull off a bold check. If you can do it though, you will always be rewarded with more than your fair share of attention. Match a plaid jacket with a single-colour shirt and a less busy tie. If you like the attention, you can wear plaid suits all year round, dark in the winter, bright in the summer. If attention is not something you’re after, let’s move on to something a little less conspicuous…

Bespoke 2 Piece Grey Suit* The Two-Button Charcoal Suit

This classic dark-but-not-too-dark suit is perfect for mixing with an endless array of shirts and ties. Great with both solid and patterned shirts or solid or patterned ties, but do remember not to pair pattern with pattern. Perfect for just about any occasion and if you’re at all nervous about buying a suit, you cannot go wrong with a dashing charcoal number.

Navy Blue Bespoke Suit* The Navy-Blue Suit

Similar to the charcoal suit but probably a tad more versatile, this is the classic suit for every occasion and all year round. Job interviews, weddings, daily work or dates, the navy-blue suit will never let you down. It can also be worn with just about any shirt and tie and you can even get away with wearing the jacket by itself with a pair of jeans. If you’re in any doubt at all, the navy blue will see you well.

There’s something for everybody when it comes to suit design and it’s just a case of working with a good tailor and being steered in the right sartorial direction.

* The Double-Breasted Suit
In terms of fashion, double-breasted suits truly are timeless and are guaranteed to be never “out”. They’re also ideal no matter what age you are, but it has to be said, they’re particularly suited to tall and slender men. David Bowie always looked fantastic in a double-breasted suit, for example. If you can manage to get one made to measure, all the better. And remember to keep it buttoned up at all times.

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Grand National Outfit

Have you placed your bets yet? It’s time to organise your Grand National outfit!

The Grand National at Aintree is a prestigious 3 day event. Offering fun, thrills and drama it culminates with the big race itself on Saturday afternoon.

A day at the races is a great occasion to get dressed up. Be a bit more creative and bold, adding your own personality and style to your outfit! During this 3 day event, ladies day is hugely popular. Giving all women the opportunity to dress up – but who says men cannot go that extra mile and dress to impress? Having a unique Grand National outfit is the type of event that many of our clients commission us for.

Aintree is known for its glamorous, smart and sophisticated attire. At The Bespoke Tailor we can help you to achieve this look! You may be too late to cut a strut at this year’s event but there are plenty more opportunities throughout the year. From Royal Ascot, Epsom Derby and Glorious Goodwood to name just a few.

Grand National Outfit Styling

Sometimes, less is definitely more. With a good fit and cut, and with an eye for detail this look can be established with ease. If you do want to add a bit more to your Grand National Outfit. A bold, check jacket is the way forward, but always keep everything else clean and sharply tailored.  We use only the very best British cloth merchants. So, rest assured, not only will the quality of the tailoring be the best the U.K has to offer, but the cloth will be too!

Lapel
A classic “Notch” lapel is advised on a country suit. Hand stitching always adds a touch of detail. The width is important and a tailor should always take into account the proportion of the client.

Vents
The rear vent found on the back of the jacket ware invented when we began riding horses. The idea of the side (or double) vent was that is splayed across the back of the horse. I, being a tailor will always advise this to be the best route.

Buttoning
The traditionalists out there would argue that a single breast 3 button jacket is the ideal. They are not wrong, although a majority of clients would opt for the more elegant 2 button fastening.

Detailing
If want to add to the detail of your Grand National outfit, there are many ways to do so. From a storm collar to shooting back. Half belt to football buttons, country attire is where clients have fun with the details.

Lining
As you can see from the image here of a garment recently made for the horse racing, there are plenty of interesting linings around that allow you bespoke Grand National Outfit to stand out from the crowd!


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Enclosure Type

The dress code can depend on the enclosure you are attending – will it be the Members club or the Premier enclosure? These are by far the more prestige enclosures and strict race day dress code is applied. Most men are required to wear formal wear; a smart jacket and tie. For example, at Royal Ascot in the Royal Enclosure, you are required to wear a formal morning suit and ideally a top hat.

Formal morning suits consist of a black coat, waistcoat and grey striped trousers. Men may also wear a popular variant where all parts are the same colour and material, often grey and usually called ‘morning grey’ to distinguish it.

For less strict enclosures (Grandstand, Paddock) a traditional tweed suit is very popular – we recommend a good fitting three piece suit which will make you feel the part. And don’t forget the little touches – a pocket square will complete the look nicely.

Nothing looks better than a well-dressed man who oozes both style and confidence. The races are meant to be fun so you need to feel comfortable in your suit – let us help you to complete your look for the next key event on the racing calendar.

For further information, click here to view the official Aintree website.

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Origins of Style – A Brief History of the Pinstripe Suit

The pinstripe suit came into being around the end of the nineteenth century and has been in fashion pretty much ever since. Originally made famous by stylish Brits, the suit would become increasingly popular throughout the globe as men (and later, women too) wanted to project an image of sophistication and class through their choice of suit.

Where did the pinstripe come from?

As with most sartorial origin stories, there is a degree of controversy over how the pinstripe suit came into existence. In fact, the only thing that everyone is able to agree on is that the pinstripe was definitely an English invention. Beyond that, two schools of thought emerge, one that suggests the iconic suit began life in the world of banking, the other that prefers the notion that it actually became popular after its use in popular sporting activities of the day.

The banking theory has it that the pinstripe was a kind of uniform for English Victorian bankers and that the difference in the thickness and distances between stripes was a way of indentifying employees from different banking institutions. The sporting hypothesis sees the pinstripes as evolving out of the striped uniforms worn by men who liked messing about on water. Boating was an extremely popular pursuit in the 19th century, as was banking, so neither theory is unreasonable.

The rise of the pinstripe

The popularity of pinstripe suits grew rapidly once it had spread across the Atlantic, taking American culture by storm in ’20s, ’30s and ’40s. The suit became the unofficial uniform of the Prohibition era, beloved of the ultra-stylish and anoyone who wanted to stand out from the crowd and make a bold statement. Naturally then it was popular not only with film stars and jazz musicians, but also with gangsters, the most famous of which of course was Al Capone.

After Prohibition the suit became even more mainstream when huge stars such as Clark Gable and Cary Grant continued to popularise it. It is said that the pinstripe suit that Clark Gable’ wore in Gone with the Wind influenced the emergence of the flamboyant, flared-trousers, padded-shouldered zoot suit.

The modern pinstripe

These days the pinstripe is everywhere. It is still a part of mainstream sartorial culture and is one of a myriad of style options available to the modern man, or woman. In fact, the pinstripe has definitely crossed the gender divide and has become a basic component of women’s clothing, particularly in business, where it remains especially popular with both genders.

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Origins Of Style – The History Of Black Tie Events

The tie began its life in seventeenth century France when Louis XIII stole the idea from the croatian mercenaries he hired to fight for him in the Thirty-Year War. The king admired the piece of cloth tied around the Croatians necks so much that he made it a compulsory accessory at the French royal court and christened it a cravat (the French word for “Croat”) in their honour. However, exactly how the black tie or bow tie we now associate with the most prestigious social occasions and special events evolved out of a piece of rag round a Croatian soldier’s neck is not quite clear.

What we do know, however, is that it was in the late nineteenth century that the dinner jacket and corresponding black tie became popular amongst the British middle and upper classes who sought an alternative to the dress coat, which was an evening tailcoat thtat had begun to seem just a tad too formal.

Then in 1886 it properly became a part of fashion history when a formal ball was held by the tobacco magnate Pierre Lorillard on his estate in Orange County in New York state. We know how much influence this event was to have by the name of the club at which it was held: The Tuxedo Club. So, not only was the dinner jacket introduced to America, but it was taken to the heart of American society and given a new name that would last to this day.

The Evolution Of The Black Tie

As the twentieth century progressed, dinner jackets and black bow ties became less associated with regular evening wear and more associated with the special events that came to be characterised by the tie that was an intrinsic part of the uniform. In turn, “black tie events” became associated with glamorous events and people, and so in time they became synonymous with Hollywood and the glitz of the film industry. Amongst its most famous advocates were Charlie Chaplin, Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, Fred Astaire and Dean Martin.

As time went on and the black tie lost some of its formality, other colours and designs began to creep in, but the bow tie was always a symbol of class and refinement. It would also later come to be strongly associuated with intelligence, as various famous intellectuals, politicians and scientists began to favour it, including Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, Saul Bellow and Arthur Schlesinger.

In the decades after the end of the Second World War, black tie events have become increasingly less rigid in their protocol and today quite a lot of cariation is permitted. However, it’s still important to realise that black is very much used as a gentleman’s uniform. It is the beautiful dresses of the females at a black tie event that take centre stage in terms of colour and overall splendour. The male’s “uniform” should never over-shadow this. It would be ungentlemanly to do so.