ABC of the men's suit

Men should know all details about the suit and have their own tailors

It is very important to know everything about the men's suit - how to get the right fit, what to look for when buying a suit (lapels, pockets, buttons, slits and other details), how to wear a suit, buttoning rules, etc. ABC of the men's suit offers all that information and it is a complete men's suit guide. If you are a men's suit designer you can find valuable information about the anatomy of the men's suit and much more. If you can provide more information, we will be happy to welcome you as a contributor to this section. Email us at: contributor@bgfashion.net

Notch lapel, peak lapel, point lapel, which lapel is made for your suit - ask the Scabal's tailors

Notch lapel, peak lapel, point lapel, which lapel is made for your suit - ask the Scabal's tailors

There is much to consider when customising a suit, but one aspect has the edge. When it comes to specifying the lapels, there’s an art to it", said the Scabal's master tailors

Shirt Styles, Collars And Cuffs by Oliver Spencer

Shirt Styles, Collars And Cuffs by Oliver Spencer

Oliver Spencer believes the way a man chooses to dress is changing, particularly in the work place. At the centre of this transition is the shirt, a wardrobe linchpin, it's a garment equally synonymous with dressing down as smartening up these days. By combining this shift with the the Oliver Spencer customer - a creative, free thinking and confident man, Oli set out to create their current offering of shirts, each with a distinctive collar style.

The etiquette of wearing tailor-made suits by Phillip Alexander

The etiquette of wearing tailor-made suits by Phillip Alexander

A good suit communicates respectability and style; and is a statement of status and authority. But only if it’s done correctly. Knowing the correct etiquette of what, how and what not to wear for an occasion, is important. So the correct style, colour and fabric of a suit for a particular occasion may need to be selected carefully. If it hasn’t been thought through properly, there is a danger of just looking foolish in a fancy suit. Phillip Alexander have vast knowledge and experience in advising their customers on the correct tailor made suit to wear and most important, what not to wear.

The basics of the tailored suit - what you should know

The basics of the tailored suit - what you should know

The tailored suit is a masterpiece that every man should possess. It is your confidence, your passion and express your style. There are a lot of reasons why you must have one and now we are going to tell you some of the most important things you should choose about the suit. There are some details and choices you must make to create the perfect suit.

6 different ways to wear a three-piece suit

6 different ways to wear a three-piece suit

In this video men's style, grooming and fitness expert, Aaron Marino, shows you how to wear a 3 piece suit in six different ways. The three piece suit is a great option due to its versatility and timelessness. Three piece suit is a jacket, vest or waist coat, and slacks. It makes a statement and is seeing a resurgence. A lot of brands are including a three piece suit in their offerings.

How To Match Shoes With A Suit

How To Match Shoes With A Suit

The suits (and the business climate) become more relaxed, you get the option of wearing different colors of leather with them. That’s a stumbling block for a lot of men — and the wrong color of shoes and belt can ruin even a fine suit.

Suit Alterations In Depth

Suit Alterations In Depth

In this video Michael Pendlebury - Bespoke Tailor In Manchester City Centre, explains suit alterations. What alterations can be done at the men's suit jacket and trousers and keeping it looking all original.

How Dior Homme make their suits

How Dior Homme make their suits

Dior Homme's Artistic Director Kris Van Assche creates his collections just a stone's throw from 30 avenue Montaigne in Paris. At his side are the artisans of the Homme atelier, bringing his creations to life.

Suit tips: How to care for the suits

Suit tips: How to care for the suits

Every man should take care for the suits in the wardrobe. To have a suit is not so simple, you should take care of it, so it will be your best friend no matter the occasion. We present you some simple advises for caring for your suit:

Basic shirt cuffs - how to choose

Basic shirt cuffs - how to choose

Dress shirt cuffs remind us of what makes menswear so unique: it's all in the details. Most dress shirt cuffs are pretty classic: a barrel cuff with a squared edge and two buttons - which helps determine the snugness you want in around your wrist. Otherwise, a dress shirt cuff is usually defined by the shape of the cuff enclosure.

Style Tips for the Different Business Events

Style Tips for the Different Business Events

Throughout your life, you will get a lot of different invitations to a lot of different events, and each event will vary in its level of formality. You may have to attend really casual events and very formal events, and you may even get invited to some business events as well. To determine what you should wear to different types of business events, keep reading so that you will know exactly what outfit will be best for the atmosphere and expectations of an upcoming occasion.

Men's suit jacket Shoulder Styles

Men's suit jacket Shoulder Styles

Today, we'll take a look at the five main men's suit jacket shoulder styles, which give different look to their wearers...

Made-to-measure vs. Full Custom Suits

Made-to-measure vs. Full Custom Suits

Know the difference between "made-to-measure" garments and "full custom" garments?

Gentlemen's tips:

Gentlemen's tips: "The meaning of the shirt sleeves" by Luca Rubinacci

As many of you know, Neapolitan tailoring is famous for the shirt sleeves. But what is this - shirt sleeves? They are called shirt sleeves because these are the very wide sleeves with very high armhole. And what does this mean?

How to style a contemporary suit - tips by SABA

How to style a contemporary suit - tips by SABA

It's time to update your look with SABA's simple 'how to' on three ways to style a men's contemporary suit. SABA suits continue to exude an air of relaxed confidence this season, combining structure with movement and breathability in premium wools. Introducing the Collins Contemporary, impeccably crafted in 100% Australian wool for an elegant slim cut, and a sleek, contemporary profile.

How to match and wear multiple patterns in menswear

How to match and wear multiple patterns in menswear

You can wear as many patterns in a single outfit as you want to as long as all of the patterns contrast each other.

4 interesting facts you didn't know about the men's suit

4 interesting facts you didn't know about the men's suit

The men's suit is really an amazing garment with a long history. A friend of mine calls it the "Mercedes in men's clothing". Here are 4 interesting facts about the men's suit that may be you didn't know.

What to choose - sports coat or blazer, single breasted or double breasted

What to choose - sports coat or blazer, single breasted or double breasted

James Sleater from the Cad & The Dandy in Savile Row outlines the key differences between a sports coat vs a blazer and the single breasted and double breasted jackets.

The lengths of the suit arm and the suit jacket

The lengths of the suit arm and the suit jacket

James Sleater from the Cad & The Dandy on Savile Row explains the correct suit arm length for a jacket.
Sleeve length is an important one, you’re looking for about quarter to half an inch of shirt cuff to show. Some people like to show a bit more, some people are a bit more conservative and show a little bit less.

Men's jacket vents and collar gap

Men's jacket vents and collar gap

For the vents you’ve got 3 different choices, the most popular is double vents where the jacket has two slits either side. That’s good for several reasons. The jacket can break in three places so when you sit it will crease less but actually you can more often get it a little bit snugger through here, you’ve got more control across the cloth.

3 types of lapels in the men's suit

3 types of lapels in the men's suit

In the second video from the Tailoring Series, James Sleater from Cad & The Dandy outlines the difference between the 3 main types of lapel.

How Should a Suit Jacket Fit

How Should a Suit Jacket Fit

James Sleater the owner of the Cad & The Dandy on Savile Row providing insights into how a how a jacket should fit.

400 years of the suit

400 years of the suit

Dress historian Professor Christopher Breward is the author of a new book, which covers all four centuries of this enduring element of men's fashion, called "The Suit: Form, Function, Style." He says that the suit "denotes truths that are greater than a basic meeting of cloth, scissors and thread."

7 things you should know about the men's suit

7 things you should know about the men's suit

One really well-fitting suit can help every man feel more confident, stylish and therefore - successful. In this video you'll find 7 easy-to-follow basic tips concerning dressing for formal occasions.

The suit details: Working cuffs and kissing buttons

The suit details: Working cuffs and kissing buttons

A well-made suit can be distinguished by the details. One of the features of a high quality custom suit are the 'Working cuffs' - the suit sleeve buttons that are functional and work.

How to wear shirt and tie by Luciano Barbera

How to wear shirt and tie by Luciano Barbera

The famous tailor Luciano Barbera gives advises and tips how to wear a shirt and a tie. "It is not enough to have beautiful clothes. Lots of people have beautiful clothes. In fact some people have too many. What is important is what you do with them." - said Barbera.

AMF Stitching on men's suits

AMF Stitching on men's suits

AMF Stitching, which is also known as Pick Stitching, is a small stitch around the edges of the jacket, the lapel and the pockets. The Acronym AMF refers to the machine that creates the stitch, manufactured by the company American Machine and Foundry.

How to wear a suit - The Luciano Barbera's story for the suit

How to wear a suit - The Luciano Barbera's story for the suit

You do not need Luciano Barbera to tell you that the suit is the key element in any gentleman’s wardrobe. So, he will tell you a story instead.

Men's Style Tips: Blazer vs. Sport Coat vs. Suit Jacket

Men's Style Tips: Blazer vs. Sport Coat vs. Suit Jacket

Instead of spending hours pondering the differences between blazers, sport coats and suits, the fearless leader, Melissa Austria (long a fan of the dapper jacket) explain the how, what and where of the must-have pieces.

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis:Memories of Tailoring

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis:Memories of Tailoring

Vitale Barberis Canonico, one of the oldest woollen mills of the world, celebrates bespoke tailoring with the project Tailor's Tips, a series of 12 videos in which the master tailor Giovanni Barberis Organista, directed by Gianluca Migliarotti, tells what happens behind the scenes when a hand-stitched suit is created.

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: Trousers

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: Trousers

Vitale Barberis Canonico, one of the oldest woollen mills of the world, celebrates bespoke tailoring with the project Tailor's Tips, a series of 12 videos in which the master tailor Giovanni Barberis Organista, directed by Gianluca Migliarotti, tells what happens behind the scenes when a hand-stitched suit is created.

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: Buttonholes and Buttons

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: Buttonholes and Buttons

Vitale Barberis Canonico, one of the oldest woollen mills of the world, celebrates bespoke tailoring with the project Tailor's Tips, a series of 12 videos in which the master tailor Giovanni Barberis Organista, directed by Gianluca Migliarotti, tells what happens behind the scenes when a hand-stitched suit is created.

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: More about the sleeves

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: More about the sleeves

Vitale Barberis Canonico, one of the oldest woollen mills of the world, celebrates bespoke tailoring with the project Tailor's Tips, a series of 12 videos in which the master tailor Giovanni Barberis Organista, directed by Gianluca Migliarotti, tells what happens behind the scenes when a hand-stitched suit is created.

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: Sleeves

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: Sleeves

Vitale Barberis Canonico, one of the oldest woollen mills of the world, celebrates bespoke tailoring with the project Tailor's Tips, a series of 12 videos in which the master tailor Giovanni Barberis Organista, directed by Gianluca Migliarotti, tells what happens behind the scenes when a hand-stitched suit is created.

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: Lapels

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: Lapels

Vitale Barberis Canonico, one of the oldest woollen mills of the world, celebrates bespoke tailoring with the project Tailor’s Tips, a series of 12 videos in which the master tailor Giovanni Barberis Organista, directed by Gianluca Migliarotti, tells what happens behind the scenes when a hand-stitched suit is created.

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: Collars and Undercollars

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: Collars and Undercollars

Vitale Barberis Canonico, one of the oldest woollen mills of the world, celebrates bespoke tailoring with the project Tailor’s Tips, a series of 12 videos in which the master tailor Giovanni Barberis Organista, directed by Gianluca Migliarotti, tells what happens behind the scenes when a hand-stitched suit is created.

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: Jackets

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: Jackets

Vitale Barberis Canonico, one of the oldest woollen mills of the world, celebrates bespoke tailoring with the project Tailor’s Tips, a series of 12 videos in which the master tailor Giovanni Barberis Organista, directed by Gianluca Migliarotti, tells what happens behind the scenes when a hand-stitched suit is created.

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: Linings

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: Linings

Vitale Barberis Canonico, one of the oldest woollen mills of the world, celebrates bespoke tailoring with the project Tailor’s Tips, a series of 12 videos in which the master tailor Giovanni Barberis Organista, directed by Gianluca Migliarotti, tells what happens behind the scenes when a hand-stitched suit is created.

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: Cutting

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: Cutting

Vitale Barberis Canonico, one of the oldest woollen mills of the world, celebrates bespoke tailoring with the project Tailor’s Tips, a series of 12 videos in which the master tailor Giovanni Barberis Organista, directed by Gianluca Migliarotti, tells what happens behind the scenes when a hand-stitched suit is created.

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: Preparation for cutting

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: Preparation for cutting

Vitale Barberis Canonico, one of the oldest woollen mills of the world, celebrates bespoke tailoring with the project Tailor's Tips, a series of 12 videos in which the master tailor Giovanni Barberis Organista, directed by Gianluca Migliarotti, tells what happens behind the scenes when a hand-stitched suit is created.

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: How to make a pattern

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: How to make a pattern

Vitale Barberis Canonico, one of the oldest woollen mills of the world, celebrates bespoke tailoring with the project Tailor’s Tips, a series of 12 videos in which the master tailor Giovanni Barberis Organista, directed by Gianluca Migliarotti, tells what happens behind the scenes when a hand-stitched suit is created.

The art of 'sprezzatura'

The art of 'sprezzatura'

There it is again, the word 'sprezzatura', often associated with the Italian Gentleman-scene. 'Sprezzatura' is an idea coming from the Italian Renaissance. It explains an attitude of nonchalance in order to cope with the day very effortlessly. This 'sprezzatura' which is lived up by plenty of Italian gentlemen, fascinates an always growing community.

The key steps to look like an English Gentleman

The key steps to look like an English Gentleman

English gentlemen are known for their class, poise, and manners. They always dress appropriately and are courteous to everyone - especially women. So, what should you do to add some 'English gentleman' hint to your appearance? Let's see...

How to choose the best fabric for men's suit or coat

How to choose the best fabric for men's suit or coat

A men's suit has the same effect on women as ladies' lacy lingerie has on men. But the important part is that the suit must be well-fitting and made of natural materials. Natural fabrics are made of wool, cashmere, silk, cotton, linen, etc and the leading manufacturers are from Italy, England and France.

How to choose the right suit?

How to choose the right suit?

Every man - no matter of his body shape - looks good in an elegant custom-made suit. Most men go to weddings, job interviews or at work with really ill-fitting (too wide or too slim) suits, i.e. works against his own image. Now, thanks to the new made-to-measure system, each gentlemen can receive his individuality on a proper price.

Proper care for the men's suit

Proper care for the men's suit

The suit is an important part of every man's wardrobe. The care for it is a care for your image and it should not be underestimated. As much careful we are with it, as long life it will 'live'. There are a few simple rules, which it is well to have in mind...

The elements of the Black tie dress code

The elements of the Black tie dress code

Black tie is a men's and women's dress code for evening events (after 6 p.m.) dating back from the 19th century. It is semi-formal - in the middle between white tie (the most formal) and business dress (less formal). For this reason, the black-tie ensembles can display more variation in comparison to White tie.

The cufflinks - history and tips

The cufflinks - history and tips

Cufflinks are used to secure button shirt cuffs and may also be an item of jewellery for men. Cufflinks can be manufactured from a variety of different materials, such as glass, stone, leather, metal, precious metal or combinations of these. Securing of the cufflinks is usually achieved via toggles or reverses based on the design of the front section, which can be folded into position. In addition, there are also variants with chains or a rigid, bent rear section. The front sections of the cufflinks can be decorated with gemstones, inlays, inset material or enamel and designed in two or three-dimensional form.

Pocket square-history and tips

Pocket square-history and tips

A pocket square, or what was previously known as a handkerchief, was once a utilitarian piece of cloth, but is now a symbol of a well-dressed man.

How to wear a suit jacket

How to wear a suit jacket

Men who wear improperly fitted suits may hear this: "Are you wearing that suit or is the suit wearing you?" The secret to wearing a suit is buying the right suit for you, which means getting the best suit fit. We are going to tell you some tips about the right suit fit.