Men's — Styling

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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3 lapel styles you should know

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3 lapel styles you should know

There are 3 styles of lapel: notched, peak and shawl. When choosing your lapel for your suit, always consider the occasion. Notched lapels are the most common type and can be seen in different outerwear because they're versatile and suitable for all occasions. If you're looking for a more formal option, for example, a business formal wear, go for the peak lapels. They appear more elegant with the edges pointing towards your shoulders. Shawl lapels are the most formal which can be seen on tuxedos. These are for exclusive events and are not appropriate for corporate and everyday wear. It's...

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Double vs Single-Breasted Suit

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Double vs Single-Breasted Suit

Double vs. Single-Breasted Suit: How to choose?  If you’d like a suit that’s versatile, go for a single-breasted suit. It’s more flexible as you can easily dress it up or down according to different occasions. A double-breasted suit is more formal and less common. It’ll be perfect if you’d like to stand out from the crowd. Whether you’d like a single-breasted or a double-breasted suit, you should always work with your tailor to get your measurements right so you’ll always look amazing in your suit. Don’t have the time for that? Try our visiting tailor service at The Lancelot so you can get your...

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The Secret To Look Taller For Men

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The Secret To Look Taller For Men

Get a 3-piece monochromatic suit. Wearing one colour for your suit jacket, vest and trousers can avoid your body being visually separated in parts. The buttons on the vest also plays an important part. The higher button stance on the vest will further elongate your silhouette, making you look taller.Tailored suits are made and designed according to your frame and needs. Unlike suits that are off the rack, a tailored suit can accentuate your best attributes, while obscuring unflattering ones. This gives you the complete control over the fabric, style and fit, whether you'd like to look taller or slimmer,...

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