There are times when we can’t help but make mistakes; even in the Fielding and Nicholson offices it happens. Forgetting a birthday, pressing snooze one too many times and we’ve even seen mismatched shoes…
We’re only human, so this type of thing is bound to happen; especially when it comes to our wardrobes. There are so many faux pas to be made with our suits it’s so easy to fall victim at some point. Lucky for you, we’ve put together a list of the three most important things to watch out for with your wardrobe:
Rule Number 1) Fit
There’s a good chance you’ve heard this one before, but just to reiterate: If there’s extra cloth in your suit, it doesn’t fit. If your suit has an “X” shape in the button, it’s too tight. Just because it fit once, it doesn’t mean it does now... the “X” never lies. This isn’t just a suit rule either, its an “everything” rule. A shirt billowing at your hips, or a cuff covering your whole hand can ruin a perfect suit. If your budget wont allow a bespoke suit, get your off the peg suit altered for a few extra pounds. If you change shape, you can alter your suit as you go. Just make sure it fits!
Rule Number 2) Pressing
Be it your suit, shirt, chinos or T-shirt; always make sure your clothes are pressed. Why have a suit hand cut from the finest cloth only to watch it crease beyond recognition? You can have suits pressed for you for a small fee. Not every week by any means, every 2-3 months – or after traveling with the suit. Ironing a shirt takes all of 5 minutes, a pair of trousers 10 minutes - or even better (for you and your trousers) invest in a trouser press. As is repeated often in the tailoring world: “the devil is in the details” and pressing is no exception.
Rule Number 3) Proportion
In the 80’s an oversized lapel was all the rage. The early 2000’s then saw the rise of pencil thin lapels with tiny ties. The common ground here is that they are both fashion fads. Much like diet fads, they came about through somebody pushing their idea to make money. Forget the fads. Without taking into account your shape, a lapel can either dwarf you or make you appear larger. As a rule of thumb: if you’ve got a 48” chest, don’t have a tiny lapel. Instead, choose a mid to wide width; 3” is the slimmest we’d recommend. If however you’ve got a 34 chest, a 3” lapel will likely drown you. Opt for a narrower lapel to compliment your body shape.
Three rules. Nothing particularly taxing I’m sure you’ll agree, but enough to completely turn your wardrobe around. You’ll look better, feel better and looking after your clothes will lengthen their life span, so your wallet will thank you in the long run. Now, when was the last time you pressed your suits…?
There is an impressive breadth of ways in which a suit can be accessorised; however, accessories aren't always suitable on all occasions where wearing a suit would be. You could make a major faux pas if you fail to heed this advice; therefore, it's worth educating yourself about what is appropriate and when. With the following tips, you can make the right impression in key situations.
Winter can be a testing season - not least as there can often be ice to scrape off the car, train cancellations due to brutal weather, and much greater difficulty in keeping warm. However, for this time of year, finding attire that keeps the cold at bay while still looking smart does not necessarily have to be arduous.
Here are three particular style elements that can prove especially effective during those colder months and, here at Fielding & Nicholson, we can put into clothing for you.
Besides being a good sales tactic(!) there is a very good reason for buying an extra pair of trousers when you purchase your bespoke suit.
Want to look your best this winter? Then read on to discover our top tips for men’s wear style this autumn/winter season. It’s all about the fabric and the cut, so it’s time to get your wardrobe in order.
Want to step out in style? Then step into our new showroom in Shoreditch. We’re pleased to announce that our new showroom has opened for business.
If you’ve been disappointed with the cut, fit or quality of the suits you’ve purchased in the past, then make your way to Fielding and Nicholson. Step through our doors, and you’ll find a range of handmade off the peg suits, a fitting room, our cutting table and a plethora of fabrics from which to choose a custom made suit. Our skilled tailoring team will also be on hand to assist you.