Archive for March 13th, 2012
Bespoke shirt tailoring is undergoing a surge of popularity in the UK as more men realise there are options beyond designer labels. Bespoke tailoring gives the opportunity to specify every aspect of how a shirt is cut, and allows the wearer to experience the feel and look of a perfectly fitted shirt. The following is a guide on what features you should expect from a quality bespoke made mens shirt.
Obviously, the main benefit of a bespoke shirt is that it fits the wearer perfectly; after all, the shirt has been made specifically for the wearer. Signs that a shirt is fitted well are:
* A bespoke mens shirt should not feel tight or appear baggy across the shoulders, chest, stomach, or seat. The cut of the shirt should follow the contours of the body, without being too close or restrictive a fit. A fabric allowance of about 6 inches on the chest body measurement, 5 inches on the stomach measurement, and 6 inches on the seat measurement should give good results with average body dimensions, although these allowances are variable depending on the wearer’s build.
* The sleeves of the shirt should be long enough so that the cuffs do not move up the arm when the arms are raised above the head. Similarly, they should not be so long that when the arms are hanging by the side of the body, there is a significant excess of fabric on the sleeves near to the cuffs.
* The collar of the shirt should leave enough space to insert your thumb comfortably between the collar and the neck when buttoned, and should not feel tight or hang loose around the neck.
* The length of the shirt should be long enough so that the tails hang just below the seat when worn. This will ensure that the shirt does not become untucked during use.
* The cuffs of a bespoke mens shirt should be just too tight to slip over the hand when buttoned. It should be necessary to undo the cuffs when putting on the shirt.
Aside from the fit of the shirt, there are a number of other important features to keep an eye out for:
* Fabrics – A bespoke mens shirt should only ever be constructed from pure cotton fabric. Cotton affords the wearer far greater comfort than man made fibres, and give a classic Jermyn Street look and feel to a shirt. The count of the fabric should be as high as possible – the higher the count, the finer the fabric. Popular fabric weaves include poplin (a plain weave and the classic English shirting), twill (a heavier, diagonal weave), fils-a-fils (a tiny graph paper check that appears to be solid colour from a distance), and oxford (generally, the heaviest weave).
* Collars – The collar should be hand made, and can be either fused or unfused. A well fused collar will give a smooth look with no puckering, and should use cotton interfacing materials. Collars should have removable bones to keep the shape of the wings perfectly straight when inserted.
* Stitching – All stitching throughout the shirt should be single-needle stitching. This technique is more time-consuming than commercial methods, but gives strong seams that are significantly more pucker-resistant.
* Pattern matching – When using striped or patterned fabrics, pattern matching should occur wherever possible.
* Sleeve plackets – Where the sleeves meet the cuffs, traditional packets should be used. Highest quality shirts do not provide placket buttons as these are uneccessary in a well formed placket.
* Split yoke – To ensure a perfect fit across the shoulders, a split (4 piece) yoke should be used.
* Buttons – These should be cross-stitched onto the shirt by hand to ensure that they do not become loose over time.
* Tails – The tails of the shirt should be rounded and strengthened by a gusset.
Please visit www.curtisanddyer.co.uk for more information on mens shirts.
Looking for something cool, hip and young?
Perhaps bring a little bad boy edge to your otherwise boyish charm?
Nothing is cooler, more stylish, more versatile and more timeless, than a good old leather jacket.
For men, if you have not own one yet? Get one and I promise you, it will be an investment you will not regret!
Top questions to be asked when it comes to leather jackets and mens fashion:-
i.How to wear it?
ii.Where to find it?
When it is snow and rain, it is the ideal time for a traditional men leather jacket.
This is one invention classic that has been made well-liked by an everlasting stream of leading men in Hollywood films and has been the to all intents and purposes consistent of bikers and young men for ages and it has made an enormous return in the world of fashion this time of year.
The great obsession about these jacket is that although that is the darling of all the designers, they have in reality certainly not really gone out of manner.
Below are some ways to buy an ideal leather jacket for you.
1. A great jacket will clinch your shoulders securely.
2. The most excellent quality jacket have their armholes cut as high as possible to get rid of surplus fabric.
3. A top secret in choosing the ideal jacket is to go for a size smaller than you would usually wear for your other attires. The tighter jacket the more the sex appeal and selecting one size smaller than your other clothes will help make sure this. The leather will makes bigger and mould to the figure of your body.
4.No patches please. Zippers are good though.
What I really like about these jackets is that it is secure and it lets you to breathe.
You have to ensure that you do not get fooled as a lot of individuals will trick you and sell you fake leather.
Your exciting activity is absolutely imperfect without a trendy jacket!
These types of jackets pass on a very young look and help you look different.
They are high on the calm as well as on the chic quotient. They are created in such a method that it helps your skin inhale and stay comfy at the same time.
With these leather jacket, mens fashion is really not that difficult to keep up with!