Men's

How to Care and Extend the Life of Your Suit

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How to Care and Extend the Life of Your Suit

To extend the life of your suit, brush it with a suit brush every time after you wear it. Better yet, brush it before you wear it too. Dust, dirt and even food particles can build up on the fabric of your suit, thus weakening them and shortening the life span of your suit. A quality suit brush is usually made with boar or horse hair with a wooden handle. Brush your suit downwards with gentle and slow strokes so you won't damage your suit. It should take you less than a minute and this quick habit can ensure your...

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Wrinkle-free vs Non-iron

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Wrinkle-free vs Non-iron

For wrinkle-free shirts, you'll still need to iron them after they're washed for a professional and clean look. Non-iron shirts require little-to-no-ironing right out of your washing machine at home and still appear flawless. The wrinkle-resisting performance of non-iron shirts is way superior to wrinkle-free shirts. At The Lancelot, the non-iron shirts are 100% cotton and are treated with the wrinkle-resistant process at the mill level rather than during the finishing process. This enhanced the breathability and softness of our shirts, which are far superior to those available from the mass market retailers, providing you with the utmost comfort in...

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Why wool is the best material for suits

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Why wool is the best material for suits

Wool is the most popular fabric choice when it comes to making suits. One important quality is that wool "breaths". Wool is woven thus allow air to move through and moisture to evaporate, keeping you comfortable during mid-days and cool nights. Wool is also naturally dirt, flame and water-resistant. This makes suits made from wool easy to care as they do not require cleaning after every use. Wool can also absorb 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling damp, whereas cotton can only absorb 8%. Wool is very durable as it resists wear and tear and can easily recover...

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Why is there a buttonhole on the lapel?

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Why is there a buttonhole on the lapel?

Ever wonder why there's a buttonhole on the left of your left lapel? There's no button at the bottom or on the right side that goes with this buttonhole. So what is it for? One explanation is it's for holding flowers. Inspired by Prince Albert, he cut a hole in his lapel to hold the flowers presented to him by Queen Victoria on her wedding day. Another popular saying is it's designed to fasten the button attached at the end of the elastic cord of the hat. There was a time where dress hats used to have elastic cords with...

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Full-canvas, half-canvas and fused suit. What to choose?

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Full-canvas, half-canvas and fused suit. What to choose?

Full-canvas suit A full-canvas suit refers to a jacket with a layer of canvas that covers the entire front panel. This holds the shape of the suit yet it's more expensive, heavier and time-consuming to make.   Fused/glued suit  A fused or glued suit refers to interlining that uses glue to hold the fabric together and create the shape. Avoid fused suits as the glue diminishes over time and blisters will appear on your suit.   Half-canvas suit A half-canvas suit is a middle ground between a full-canvas and fused suit. It's not as bulky as the full-canvas and will...

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