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

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.

Key steps in creating your own style

Key steps in creating your own style

It is hard to form your style without any preparation about this really important step. We defined the most important steps that you should follow to create own style.

How formal wear affects our intelligence?

How formal wear affects our intelligence?

Well, it's not a secret that a man dressed in a well-fitting suit looks more self-confident, prosperous and powerful. But new researches show that formal clothing literally makes us smarter!

Spring/Summer 2015 Mango Men Suit Guide

Spring/Summer 2015 Mango Men Suit Guide

We are going to present the ABC of the men's suit according to the Mango brand. You can choose between a wide variety of fits, styles and materials. Just don't stop searching the perfect suit.

How to save money, when buying a men's suit?

How to save money, when buying a men's suit?

Buying a new suit is a serious investment. On one hand, men's suits might be really expensive. But on the other hand, there is nothing worse, than a cheap-looking suit. So, what can we do? The trick is...

How to wear a suit - beginner tips

How to wear a suit - beginner tips

If you are new in wearing formal wear, you are on the right place! We will give you some tips that will help you to look great, wearing a men's suit.

Men's suit jackets: Buttoning rules

Men's suit jackets: Buttoning rules

Do you always wonder when and how you should button your suit jacket? And is there a difference if it has one, two or three buttons? Well, I will tell you a very simple rule: 'From Up to Down - Sometimes, Always, Never'.

How to Tell if Your Suit Fits - Seven Simple Tricks

How to Tell if Your Suit Fits - Seven Simple Tricks

If you are in front of the mirror in the fitting room and you can't decide if the suit fits you, here we present you 7 simple tricks, which will help you decide...

The Slim Fit Men's suit

The Slim Fit Men's suit

Slim fit clothing refers to any garment that fits the wearer close to the body. The garments in this style don't have extra fabric hanging or draping anywhere.

How to get the right fit for men's suit

How to get the right fit for men's suit

Men’s suits are one of the most important formal basic wear in any men’s wardrobe. Every man should have at least one suit. However, there are times when one needs to be officially attired like attending a formal occasion or a job interview which cannot be done without a proper suit. So it is important to know the basics in the making of a suit to make it look best on you.

Smart chic by Kristos Avraam

Smart chic by Kristos Avraam

Kristos Avraam is on a 5 day practice at Richmart factory in Ruse, Bulgaria. He is a participant in the Men's style project, organized by the Men's Fashion Cluster and he is creating his men's suits collection for the project now. He described his models as "Smart chic" and revealed that his suits will be from two colours - a different color for the jacket and the trousers, which is a very popular trend for casual suits.

Anatomy of the men's trousers

Anatomy of the men's trousers

The oldest known trousers are found at the Yanghai cemetery in Turpan, Xinjiang, China, dated to the period between the 13th and the 10th century BC. It is believed they were invented to make horse riding easier.

ABC of the Men's Suit - complete guide to men's tailored clothing

ABC of the Men's Suit - complete guide to men's tailored clothing

You want to know everything about the men's suit? Well, here is the place, where we'll try to answer all your questions about it, before you even ask. We start now and we'll keep adding information to help you learn more about every detail of men's suit.

When to wear a suit - 16 suggestions

When to wear a suit - 16 suggestions

A well fitting suit can help every men look and feel comfortable both in everyday life and special occasions. It is not too formal, it is not only for older gentlemen, it is not limiting men's personal style.
Today we are going to present you 16 occasions for which the suit is the best choice.

Glossary of men's coat: Neapolitan Shoulder explained

Glossary of men's coat: Neapolitan Shoulder explained

There are three main things, which distinguish the Neapolitan shoulder:
- lack of padding;
- pleated sleeve heads;
- spalla camicia ('shirt shoulder').

The difference between the blazer and the suit coat

The difference between the blazer and the suit coat

The term 'blazer' originated in 1825 and then meant only 'the red flannel boating jacket worn by the Lady Margaret, St. John's College, Cambridge, Boat Club'.
Nowadays, a blazer is a type of jacket resembling a suit coat cut more casually, typically with metal buttons. It is intended as an outdoor jacket and always solid-colored - usually blue, black, camel or dark green. It is single- or double-breasted and made of sturdy material.

Fashion designers, Say 'No' to black business suits

Fashion designers, Say 'No' to black business suits

The classic men's suit is most wanted for corporate and formal wear. Huge amounts of garments are sewn in black, gray and blue and this makes male's style in offices extremely unattractive and impersonal. The 'fashion' element is actually missing.
The main reason for this is that stores offer limited variations of models because of the huge variety of sizes, which manufacturers should produce to fit the different characteristics of the male body.

How to take care of wool suits?

How to take care of wool suits?

As we have already mentioned many times wool is the perfect fabric for men's suit, because of the important benefits it gives. Choose a suit with higher fiber fineness and you will feel and look great for a very long time.
But what should you know about caring for your wool suit?

All season men's suit

All season men's suit

Nowadays men should look stylish, elegant and classy to radiate the message 'I'm a person you can rely on' which will help them to be successful in their business.
Not only the right style, size and color are important, but the suit's fabric as well. Keeping in mind that men's suit is expensive (but it's definitely a worthy investment) it's the best if you choose an all seasonal piece.

Man in the fitting room

Man in the fitting room

A really good men's suit fits the body like a glove. With the help of the men's fashion brand Richmart we will help you to find it by providing some tips.

Because of the different structure of male body, suits can have at least 54 different silhouettes. When you add 11 sizes and 3 heights, the possible combinations are 1782. Due to that huge number, every company specializes in specific shapes, but always in all 11 sizes and 3 heights.

What a really good men's suit can make for you?

What a really good men's suit can make for you?

One really well-fitting men's suit made of high quality fabrics can help every man feel more confident and radiate style.
It's elegant, it's beautiful, it's comfortable, it's practical to wear a suit and there is a suit for every occasion.

Men`s jacket lapel types

Men`s jacket lapel types

After we went over the different types of men's suits and types of men's suit coat pockets, today we'll take a look at men's jacket lapel types. Jacket lapels are the folded flaps of cloth on the front of a jacket or coat. They are mostly used in formal clothing and suit jackets. They are usually formed by folding over the front edges of the jacket or coat and sewing them to the collar, an extra piece of fabric around the back of the neck. The three basic forms of jacket lapels are...

Types of men`s suit coat pockets

Types of men`s suit coat pockets

After we have discussed different types of men's suits, now let's take a look at kinds of coat's pockets.
Standard man's coat has two outer pockets and they can be:
Patch pockets - they are sporty type pockets, mostly seen on summer linen suits or other informal styles. A patch pocket is a single extra piece of cloth, sewn directly onto the front of the jacket...

What are the different types of men's suits?

What are the different types of men's suits?

Have you ever asked yourself where does the word 'suit' come from?
Well, the answer is from the French 'suite', which means 'following' and the Latin verb 'sequor' - 'I follow'.
That's because suit's components - jacket, trousers and waistcoat - follow each other, have the same cloth and colour and are worn together.
Let's take a look at some types of suits, which are worn through the years according to the occasion...

Why men's suit jacket pockets are sewn shut ?

Why men's suit jacket pockets are sewn shut ?

A men's suit should look elegant, stylish, classy and new! Every gentleman would like to keep his outlook as smart as possible for a long time. Manufacturers know that and have men's suit jackets pockets sewn shut. This keeps them from deforming while men try on the jackets. Sometimes suits don't have any real pockets, but the flaps, buttons and seems are sewn to look as if there are pockets. In case the jacket has real pockets, its owner should decide if he will use them or he won't.

The classic combination of black suit and white shirt - symbol of elegance

The classic combination of black suit and white shirt - symbol of elegance

Fashion dictates different colors every season, but black and white combinations are the best choice for the elegant man.

Patrick Grant has designed a Fall-Winter 2013/2014 collection for Debenhams

Patrick Grant has designed a Fall-Winter 2013/2014 collection for Debenhams

Patrick Grant has designed a collection for Debenhams. The Savile Row tailor is joined to the menswear line-up of the successful Designers at Debenhams initiative – Jasper Conran, Josh Rocha and Henry Holland.

Made-to-Measure, Made-to-order or Bespoke suit to choose

Made-to-Measure, Made-to-order or Bespoke suit to choose

If you can't find the exact colour, fit or size you want in the range of ready-to-wear men's suits, you may find the answer with Made-to-Measure, Made-to-order or Bespoke suit. But which option to choose? Let's see:

The men’s suit - 9 reasons to wear it

The men’s suit - 9 reasons to wear it

The suit is a symbol of authority, status, power, influence. It helps you to add a touch of class to your outfit. Nowadays, the suit has become an integral part of a gentleman’s wardrobe.

But you should not think that wearing a suit is only for the rich and serious ones. Young men, who care about the way they look and the way that other people are looking at them, often wear custom suits to bring out the best of themselves.

Top secrets for choosing a men`s suit revealed

Top secrets for choosing a men`s suit revealed

First – select the right breast of the jacket. Single-breasted jacket with two buttons is probably the most popular style, but jackets with three or four buttons are also popular. Remember that fashion for men often changes like the women’s fashion.

Only tall and slim guys can wear formal double-breasted jackets, because they add volume to the figure and if you are fuller-figured man, they will make your body look fuller.