What Is black Tie?
So what is meant by a black tie event and what should you wear. Here are a few helpful tips that may make the experience a little easier.
First off you don’t have to wear a black tie, it is just the traditional way of describing a dinner suit and a dinner suit is normally worn with a bow tie. Many years ago the only option would have been black for the bow tie with a dinner suit but over the years this changed to now include any variety of colour, pattern or design. There is really no right or wrong on colour or pattern. For those unaccustomed to these events the plain black bow is usually the way to go as it still the most popular by a long way.
What 'Suits' for work?
Sometimes it can be difficult to find the ideal work suit as everyone has their own idea of what they need to tick those boxes. But here are four pointers on what we sell at www.mens-suits-online.co.uk that may help in your search for the perfect work suit.
First off is the budget so what do you want to spend? We all know you can pay thousands for suits but also with the rise in budget suits you can now get them from around £50. According to industry research most people tend to spend between £150-£250 on a suit, at that price you do get the best value for money and that is where we would be looking.
What is a masonic suit ? This is a question we have been asked at www.mens-suits-online.co.uk for many years. It is basically two pieces from a black suit (the jacket and the waistcoat) with a the trousers changed from the matching pair to a pair of striped trousers.
As with most things there are a lot of qualities around and generally you get what you pay for. We find the range from Scott by The Label to be the perfect compromise between price, quality and fit.
The Advantages Of Mix and Match Suits
Here is a guide from www.mens-suits-online.co.uk that may help in you choosing your mix and match suit.
So what is mix and match? Everyone has heard of made to measure. This is where you can buy a suit made specifically for you and your measurements. Problem is this comes with a high cost and when done properly usually involves multiple fittings to make sure it is right which can take months. In the off the peg suit world you don’t usually have that kind of flexibility as all suit manufacturers have a different idea of the build of “Mr Average”.
Suits for Large Men
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Men's suits in large sizes are becoming more and more popular and are no longer the preserve of specialist shops selling only oversize clothes. With a population whose sizes are increasing, many firms are extending their range of sizes to include those previously not available. One such firm is Brook Taverner.
When people say large sizes they generally mean either tall or large waist and chest, and Brook Taverner are trying to cater for both of these requirements.
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For a limited time we are offering a FREE pair of trousers when you order a full mix and match suit. The offer applies to all suits. Simply order your suit and leave the rest to us, we'll add an extra pair of trousers when we send your suit out.
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Wash or dry clean?
Not long ago a washable suit was unheard of but now for some firms it is becoming more and more common place. One such firm is Brook Taverner who has launched a washable cotton/linen suit.
With most wool suits and some linings machine wash just isn’t practical. The fabrics are too delicate and the linings are constructed in such a manner that if they shrink from washing the cut of the suit and the look of the suit are ruined.
Light Suits, Linen or Not?
With the better weather in Spring/summer (hopefully!) customers thoughts start turning to lighter weight fabrics. Many years ago you would buy a heavy weight suit for the winter and a lightweight suit for the summer, but with most fabrics being fairly light now that isn’t necessary. Quality isn’t just defined by how heavy the cloth is any more and more and more buildings have either air conditioning or good heating so the suit isn’t just to keep you warm!
Mix and Match Suits
When you buy a suit most manufacturers make them with what is called a 6 inch drop. This means that the trouser size is about 6 inches smaller than the jacket size. So for example if you were to buy a suit with a 40" chest you would get a 34" waist, a 46" chest would come with a 40" waist and so on.
If these are your sizes, great, nice and simple, unfortunately in the real world it isnt that straight forward. Apart from the fact you may not be that size, different manufacturers have different fits so you could be ok in one make but not another.
Casual Suits are Simply Essential
Suits are back in fashion in a big way, and not just in a work environment. Just look at the latest Hollywood movies, smart is back!
Also, the lines are becoming increasingly blurred between work and leisure suits, for example the pin stripe used to be the most popular suit for business, but it's now very much part of a casual wardrobe worn with a shirt but no tie.
How to Choose a Business Suit
One item of clothing that has remained relatively unchanged for decades for men, is the business suit. Worn either with a tie, the formal look, or without a tie, popular with the IT crowd, a suit is a timeless and classic look that's never out of place in a business environment. Even the most casual of businesses men have a suit for those occasions when only a suit will do.
Choosing a suit isn't difficult if you follow these basic steps with respect to fabric, fit and style. As with everything else you get what you pay for but modern manufacturing techniques mean a great looking business suit needn't cost the earth. If you have a reasonable budget, you will have no problem finding a great business suit.