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  • 19 Oct, 2016
Coats are great, but even the biggest and heaviest coats lack any hand warming. Sure, they have pockets, but what good are they when you want to carry your Starbucks whilst you brave the elements? Luckily though, every problem has a solution. In this case: gloves - and as with most things, there are several types and they all have unique uses and styles.


Like your clothes, gloves should be fitted - neither too much excess cloth, nor should the glove fit so tight that one’s movement is impaired. Above choosing gloves for their style, you should first consider their practicality and appropriateness. An impeccable bespoke suit is perfect for the office, bright orange fluffy mittens… less so.

You should by now have “match your leathers” engraved into your brain, but just incase: MATCH YOUR LEATHERS! This means that if you’re wearing black shoes you should be wearing a black belt and black gloves. Brown shoes, brown gloves etc


Driving gloves   – Driving gloves are made from very thin leather. Across the palm and knuckles, the cloth can either be entirely removed to expose more of the wearer’s hands, or can have perforations to allow more airflow. This of course makes the driving glove the coldest glove option. This type of glove is used predominantly for driving as it provides extra control over the steering wheel and helps reduce hand fatigue on long drives. For use outside of one’s vehicle, they serve very little practical purpose, though some might use them to add detail and style to their look.
Fitted leather gloves   – These can be in a variety of styles, but ultimately are leather gloves that will cover the whole of the wearer’s hand. They can be made by weaving the leather to create an interesting pattern, they can be made in a whole-cut plain style or they can be whole-cut with stitched detailing. As the glove is leather, fitted and covers the entire hand, this glove type will be very warm. As well as this, a lot of day wear gloves are lined with fur or felt, to maximise warmth. This type of glove is perfect for matching with a smart office suit. Both plain leather and suede leather will be very smart, especially in a black or brown. Ideally a gentleman should have both, so that he can match his leathers(!) depending on his shoe colour for that day.
Casual gloves   - There are of course knitted gloves or mittens, and should be reserved for walking Fido, popping into your local or other occasions when you would be significantly dressed-down.
Evening gloves   – Evening gloves are to be worn with black tie, white tie or tailcoats. They can be made in a variety of cloths such as silk, linen or cotton. This being said, true evening gloves should be made from nappa leather or kidskin. They should also be unlined to get the glove to fit as close to the wearer’s hand as possible. Evening gloves should always be as pure a white as possible, so as to match one’s shirt. These gloves are going to provide a fair amount of extra warmth, though not as much as a lined fitted leather glove

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The three-piece suit, it’s sophisticated, stylish and versatile. Just look at the fashion icons that wear them, from Idris Elba to Eddie Redmayne , they’ve all donned them to great effect. However, when wearing your jacket, trousers and waistcoat, there are a few elements to bear in mind, so you look your best. We’ve put together a few tips to help you:

Wearing a three piece suit to best effect is all about attention to detail. Firstly, do the top button of your shirt up, but when it comes to your waistcoat, tradition dictates that you leave the bottom button undone. Your waistcoat will be more flattering that way; you’ll look more relaxed and feel more comfortable too. Also, wear your waistcoat so that it rests over the top of your trousers, not under, so it’s covering the belt line.
When wearing a three piece, it’s best not to wear a belt if you can manage without it. If you’ve had your suit tailored to fit you, you shouldn’t need one; and a belt will spoil the line of your suit. As for your jacket, again don’t do up the bottom-most button, as it will help you to retain a crisp, smart silhouette.

A three piece suit needn’t be too formal, as the cut, choice of fabric; colour and accessories can change their look and make them a versatile element of your wardrobe. Yes, a pinstripe suit cuts a dash in the city, and a classic grey suit is suitable for many occasions from weddings to the workplace. However, you can be modish and show some individuality in your choice too. Look around, and you’ll see that blue is fast becoming a popular choice for example.

If you’re starting a new job and you’re not sure what’s appropriate in the office or what’s suitable for a specific occasion, simply opt for an understated and classic choice. If you haven’t had a three piece suit before, then the safest option is to go for a neutral shade with a matching waistcoat. If you want something a little bit more eye-catching, then try a waistcoat in a complimentary colour.  

Opt for a classic three piece suit, and even if you choose an understated fabric, your accessories can introduce a little flamboyance into your outfit and allow you to ring the changes from occasion to occasion. A colourful pocket square adds a striking style note, and you can pair it up with a coordinating tie or jaunty cufflinks. When it comes to your leather accessories, keep to either black or brown – don’t mix them up. Also, a quick word on socks, an often neglected aspect of an outfit, ensure they are long enough that you don’t have an unseemly sock gap.

So, a three piece suit gives you plenty of opportunities to reflect your personal style, with a huge range of fabrics, styles and finishing touches from which to choose. You can opt for a classic look or make it entirely your own. If you’re not sure what to choose when it comes to your suit or accessories; or what’s suitable for a specific occasion, then ask our friendly team of tailoring consultants . However, opt for a three piece suit, and rest assured, it’s likely to be the most versatile piece in your wardrobe.
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by Fielding & Nicholson 21 Jul, 2017

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.    

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