Men's

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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How to treat wrinkles on your suit

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How to treat wrinkles on your suit

The correct way to treat wrinkles on your suit We normally use an iron to treat wrinkles on our clothes, yet that's not the case for a suit. The high temperature of iron may damage the fabric. Instead, use a steamer to treat the creases on your suit. If you don't have one, try to hang your suit in the bathroom while you take a hot shower. This method works great if your suit is made from natural fabric. The best way to treat wrinkle is to prevent them from forming in the first place. Choose fabrics, such as worsted...

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Is Linen suit a great choice for summer?

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Is Linen suit a great choice for summer?

Yes and No. Linen is a lightweight and breathable material, making it great for keeping you cool in summer. Yet, suits with a high percentage of linen get easily stained and creased. If you’re looking for a low maintenance suit for summer, linen may not be for you as you’ll be at the dry cleaners regularly. It may be the material you’re looking for if you’d like to wear your suit casually but never to the office. A suit made from lighter wool fabric is a better choice for summer as it's breathable and can hold its shape throughout the...

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3 things to consider when choosing the fabric for your suit

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3 things to consider when choosing the fabric for your suit

Consider the breathability, softness and durability of the fabric. Suits made with worsted wool has a great balance. Worsted wool is a high-quality type of wool yarn that is spun with longer fibres, making it stronger, smoother and finer. It is a breathable fabric that keeps you comfortable throughout the year. When choosing a fabric, consider the exterior as well as the lining. It's pointless to have a high-quality exterior with poor lining fabric that affects your level of comfort. Avoid polyester for the exterior as well as the lining because it gives the suit an unnatural level of shine...

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