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How too…for Suit Buttons!

May 28th, 2012 No comments

A quick blog with a few quick tips on suit buttons and buttoning up.

A brief history
Have you ever wondered where the unwritten rule of leaving the bottom button undone has come from?

In the 1900’s King Edward VII put on a lot of weight, meaning that he couldn’t do up the bottom button around his extra-large stomach. His court and followers; not wanting to anger him, copied suit and undid their bottom buttons. From there it spread as a fashion around the world, to what we now know as the unwritten suit button rule.


Suits, now, are constructed in such a way that to get the proper fit and drape of a jacket the bottom button must be undone.


One Rule that must be followed
When standing the jacket must be buttoned up, when sat it can be undone for comfort and style. However when you then stand again, the jacket must be re-buttoned.


How to button those suits…
Below are a few pointers on how to button certain suits…


One Button Suits
Now one button suits are fairly simple. When stood you do the button up. When sat down it is undone. No extra buttons to think about, fiddle with or confuse you.


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Two Button Suits
These suits are also simple. Do up the top button leaving the bottom button un-done. This will allow you to get the best fit from the suit. If you button both you will instantly notice from look and feel that the jacket does not fit right.


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Three Button Suits
This is where you get more choice. You can either do both the top and middle button up leaving the bottom button un-done, or you can just do up the middle button leaving both the top and bottom buttons un-done.


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There you go…
Now you know how to button up your suit correctly you have no excuse not to look stylish and smart.


For any more information on how to wear suit jackets, or for how to button up a jacket that is not mentioned above call us on 01335 361287, or contact us here.


Don’t forget there is also more advice and information, along with comments from other customers on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Also take a look at our other blogs to see what else we can help you with.

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The suit you didn’t know you wanted…

May 24th, 2012 No comments

SuitsMen have got a way for you to have your very own personalised suit. Now you could take that to mean embroidery, but that’s not what we mean. You could take it to mean specially chosen colours, (now that is possible) but that’s not what we mean.

We mean you could have personalised pinstripes! It’s a suit that no one else would ever own.


We are offering the chance for you to choose a word, saying, phrase, lyric, verse or even just your name or date of birth as the pinstripe to your suit. Instead of just the normal stripe.


Finding it hard to picture? Take a look at the examples below.

The black suit with the white word pinstripe is the boldest and most vibrant. This makes the words clear. (You still have to be close enough to read them though).


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The Charcoal suit with red pinstripe is a bit more subtle. People won’t be able to see this until they are shaking your hand.


Your suit will be completely made to order, meaning that you can choose exactly what material you want, what colour you want the main suit and what colour you want the pinstripe!


Now if you are having a little trouble wondering what on earth you could put as your pinstripe, keep an eye out for the next few blogs which will give tips, examples and ideas.


For more info on how to purchase and/or a price quote, contact us here or call us on 01335 361287.


There is also more information on our Facebook page (you can also become our friend) and on our Twitter site. Don’t forget to check out our other blogs too.

Want to know how to stay warm and still look smart?? Read on…

September 14th, 2011 No comments

Looking smart usually comes at a price (and it’s not always to do with your wallet.)

As the colder weather draws in, the want for layers increases. But just chucking another t-shirt on under your shirt is never really an option. It ruffles up under your shirt, or it doesn’t look or feel right.

So here is your help for finding those extra layers and different items of clothing to help you stay warm whilst keeping your sharp, sophisticated look.

Now it all begins with what’s underneath.

Suitsmen have a range of underwear, which also includes the Wolsey Classic Therrmal Underwear. Available in the natural colour, they have mock interlocked fabric and are brushed inside to trap air and retain heat.

To match the Classic Long Johns, we also have the t-shirts and vests.

Matching the Long Johns, the Wolsey Short Sleeved Thermal T-shirt has the traditional mock interlock fabric with the brushed inside to trap air and retain heat, keeping both your upper and lower body warm.

Suitsmen now also sell the same thermal t-shirt with the Morley label. Not only is this exactly the same item of clothing, but it is also the new rebranded name of Wolsey.

Now if short sleeves are not for you, and you want long sleeves under your shirt, Suitsmen also sell the Wolsey Long Sleeved Thermal Vest. This, again has the same features and fabric as the short sleeve versions, it just has a bit for cover for your arms.

Having all the thermals on will not stop the cold if your suit lets out the heat easily. We sell a range of heavy weighted suits, perfect for the colder climates and seasons.

The smart outer layers.

Our heaviest being around the 510g mark, this is ideal for the colder months.

Examples consist of the Torre Men’s Lounge Herringbone Suit.
This single breasted, two buttoned suit combines a classic and timeless feel, whilst keeping in the priceless heat.
It also comes with Teflon protected material, helping to keep your suit looking its best for longer.

We also have the Men’s Herringbone Morning Suit from Torre. This again is one of the 510g suits, not only ensuring warmth but comfort and sophistication with the one button jacket being made from 100% Wool.

It is also available in three colours, Navy Herringbone, Black Herringbone and Grey Herringbone. However, the grey only comes in a 420g weight.

The next weight down from 510g is 450g, with the Brook Taverner Morning Suit.
Made from 100% Pure New Wool, this one buttoned, double breasted tailcoat originates from the 19th Century.


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Warmth can be found in any suit, whether you are opting for one of the heavier weight jackets to keep out the cold chill, or are more of a thermals fan. You can find a suit to suit your need, with the accessories to go along with it, keeping you warm AND smart!

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