Men's

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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How to wash your suit

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How to wash your suit

The answer is, you don't! NEVER wash your suit. Leave it to the professional and have it dry cleaned. Remember, dry clean them once, maximum twice a year. The chemical involved in dry cleaning can reduce the lifespan of your suit. If you notice anything that shouldn’t be on your suit, spot clean the affected area with a cold, damp washcloth and the stain should come out with ease. Dry cleaning your suit should be your last resort, save it for some major emergencies. You should hang your suit in a well-ventilated area for at least 2 days after you...

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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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What does "Super 130s" mean?

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What does "Super 130s" mean?

The S-number indicates the wool fibre thickness. The higher the number, the narrower the wool fibre. It's regarded as an easy way to determine the quality of the fabric. While it's true that fabrics with higher micron number tend to be softer, it's also finer and more fragile. This means that they can't hold very well at the dry cleaner. If you are looking for the quality suit that is also durable, choose a fabric that is no higher than Super 150s. Don't get obsessed with the numbers, choose one that feels good on your skin. At The Lancelot, we...

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Own suits? Invest in THESE

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Own suits? Invest in THESE

Invest in quality wooden hangersQuality hangers are a MUST for your suits. You don’t want wire hangers to ruin your tailored suit.Look for hangers with wide shoulders and made from wood. They’ll help maintain the shape of your jacket, optimising the shoulder support thus protect and extend the life of your clothing.Choose hangers with the size that is closest to the width of your suits where they should extend all the way to the point where the shoulder meets the sleeve.

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