Weddings throughout 2020 have been disrupted due to COVID 19. Clients have still found ways to adjust through the pandemic.
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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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.
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 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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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.
Some of our tweed wedding suits
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.
Our 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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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.
At 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
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:
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!