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The lapel buttonhole - purpose, history and usage
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The lapel buttonhole - purpose, history and usage

Ever wonder why your jacket has a buttonhole on the left lapel? Ever stranger, there’s no matching button to be found on the right lapel. The most popular explanation is it’s a flower holder inspired by England’s Prince Albert, who after he was presented with a small bouquet from Queen Victoria on their wedding day, made the gentlemanly gesture of cutting a hole in his lapel to hold the flowers.

Create a bespoke shirt to complement your tailored suit - ask the Scabal's tailors
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Create a bespoke shirt to complement your tailored suit - ask the Scabal's tailors

A dress shirt can be as important as the suit it is worn with, and in the quest for perfection there are plenty of options for shirt customisation. From the big things (fabric and colour choices) to the finer details (such as sleeve lengths and buttons) this is an opportunity to really set the tone.

Tailored suits by Galard from Czech Republic
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Tailored suits by Galard from Czech Republic

The highest level of tailoring in the form of the precise cut of the fabric is an art at which we excel. We work with only leading brands such as SCABAL, Charles Clayton, Holland and Sherry and others. Precise measuring, careful checking and time effectiveness are particularly important to us. The result is a perfect item of clothing which fits your body and personality. You will feel the difference at the first touch. They produce their clothing using bespoke and made-to-measure methods.

Bespoke suits by Manglani from Helsinki
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Bespoke suits by Manglani from Helsinki

For over 25 years, Manglani have traveled across the world in our quest for Quality. During this period they have sourced some exceptional articles and discovered that exceptional products are not made by chance but are a result of a passion to excel.

How to recognise the best quality ready-to-wear business suit
How to buy the perfect suit

How to recognise the best quality ready-to-wear business suit

Buying a business suit is not just investing in an expensive item in your wardrobe, which, according to the law of averages, you’ll probably wear around 100 times.

Bespoke suits by Souster and Hicks
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Bespoke suits by Souster and Hicks

Souster & Hicks is a family business established in 1978 by Geoff and Laura Souster and now situated in their own premises in the beautiful village of Woburn, Bedfordshire, with elder son Scott joining the company in 1999 and younger son Wes joined in 2003, both of whom are now trained in the art of bespoke cutting and tailoring, and will continue the future of the Souster name within the tailoring world.

Bespoke English tailoring by Mullen and Mullen
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Bespoke English tailoring by Mullen and Mullen

Mullen & Mullen is a family tailoring firm, founded by Damien & Dominic Mullen in 2004. They're proud to produce bespoke tailoring in Yorkshire from the finest cloths. Their London visiting tailor service brings the fine fit of a bespoke garment together with the convenience of fittings at a location of your choice. They are passionate about bespoke tailoring. Mullen & Mullen is a family business, priding itself on the quality of their service, clothes and the attention they give their customers.

Made-to-measure suits by Rembrandt
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Made-to-measure suits by Rembrandt

This year Rembrandt celebrates 70 years of sartorial excellence. Since our beginning in 1946 our goal has always been to create mens clothing that looks great, fits perfectly, made from the worlds best fabric mills and is good value for money. They continue to make suits in their factory in New Zealand plus have a few international suppliers working with us who share their commitment to quality.

Larusmiani Tailor Workshop
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Larusmiani Tailor Workshop

Forty master tailors are engaged in the Larusmiani tailor's workshop to make every garment in the collections by hand. The experience of decades of work carried out using only needle and thread combine with the modernity of Larusmiani style to create collections that respect old-established sartorial traditions while exalting the creativity of the designers.

Berlin - a city of bespoke tailoring
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Berlin - a city of bespoke tailoring

When it comes to bespoke tailoring, we first think about Italy, especially Naples and Milan or Savile Row or even Paris – but one city is hardly ever mentioned: Berlin.

The Gentleman's wardrobe: Cufflinks
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The Gentleman's wardrobe: Cufflinks

Cufflinks are among those accessories, whose importance is inversely proportional to their size and whose power to finish the look is huge no matter of their small size.

Swedish made-to-measure suits by Cavaliere
Made-to-measure Men's Suits

Swedish made-to-measure suits by Cavaliere

The MTM service provides the costumers with an experience in fine craftsmanship which results in a superior quality garment. Each garment is individually fitted by the retailers well educated staff, to match your specific needs and measurements. Then you have the opportunity to choose from hundreds of selected fabrics, what all comes from the finest fabric producers in Europe like Loro Piana, Dormeuil, Vitale Barberis and Cerutti etc.

Tailor's tips by Vitale Barberis Canonico: Trousers
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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
ABC of the men's suit

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
ABC of the men's suit

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
ABC of the men's suit

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.

How to make the Milanese buttonhole
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How to make the Milanese buttonhole

The Milanese buttonhole is a very iconic type of buttonhole and a sign of a bespoke suit. The Asolsa Lucida glossy buttonhole, which most likely originated in the Abruzzi region of Italy, is also preferred in Paris, whose tailors refer to this style of buttonhole as the Milanese buttonhole. The silk gimp, key to the overall look, is usually from Guterman and is known as Agreman.

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