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The individual pieces of clothing that make up a man’s suit—the crisply creased trousers, fitted jacket, necktie, and optional waistcoat—haven’t changed in the last century. However, with changing fashions, the cut and fit of these items has changed from decade to decade.
Today, many younger men favor a more relaxed approach to style. Outside the office, well dressed young gentleman often wear tailored jackets with natural shoulders paired with fitted shirts. A tie is optional, and when worn today they tend to be slim. For more tips on modern style, watch this video from GQ.
Nothing will fit you as well as a bespoke suit, handcrafted with the fabrics and fits you choose by a professional tailor. To start the fitting process for your custom suit, schedule an appointment with Mohan’s Custom Tailors in New York City by calling (888) 434-1657 today.
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Many men quickly become frustrated with the process of buying suits off the rack because they have trouble finding garments that fit properly. Because each person has a unique body type, there can be no one-size-fits-all suit. A bespoke suit, custom made from scratch, will fit you better than any ready-to-wear garments ever could. Below, you will find a guide to the different strategies that tailors use to make suits flattering for every customer, no matter his body type.
One of the principal problems that shorter men have is that most jackets that come ready made are much too long for them. Longer suit jackets will create the illusion that you have shorter legs, which is precisely what you do not want to do. Opt for a bespoke short jacket with peak lapels to add vertical length to your look, and pair your suit with slender shoes so your feet don’t look blocky.
If you are tall and slender, you won’t be able to find an off-the-rack suit that is long enough for your arms and legs without also getting extra fabric in the torso and around the thighs, which makes you look even skinnier. Have a tailor make you a custom fitted jacket, and make sure that your trousers break well over your shoes, otherwise your legs will look too long.
Stout men can still look fantastic in a suit, provided it is tailored to accentuate the correct parts of their bodies. First and foremost, always wear flat-front pants for a streamlined look, and use normal width ties to match the proportions of your body. Use a pocket square to draw the eye up to your chest, and avoid patterned shirts in favor of simple solid colors.
If you want to look your best in a custom suit that is built specially for you, schedule an appointment with Mohan’s Custom Tailors today. Our professionals will take precise measurements and create the suit you want to your exact specifications using only the finest suiting fabrics from England and Italy. Call us today at (888) 434-1657 for more information.
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The finest custom menswear is made with the finest fabrics in the world. An all-purpose suit is made from wool lined with silk, and worn over a shirt of high-qaulity cotton or linen. Depending on the season and the wearer’s preference, the suit itself can also be made from linen or silk. One of the world’s premiere sources for these fabrics is the English textile producer Holland & Sherry. Learn more about the company and their fabrics below.
A Century and a Half of History
In 1836, business partners Stephen George Holland and Frederick Sherry began to sell fine silk and wool cloths on Old Bond Street in London. By the turn of the 20th century, the firm had expanded internationally, and they opened their first offices outside of England right here in New York City. Since 1982, the company has had a corporate presence on Savile Row, the internationally famous center of the British tailoring industry.
Despite what Italian designers and textile manufacturers may claim to the contrary, Holland & Sherry traces the origins of the modern men’s suit back 200 years to garments crafted by British tailors. The finest tweeds, worsted wools, and tartans all come from luxury mills in the British Isles to this day, and Holland & Sherry crafts these traditional fabrics for the luxury clothing market.
Even Holland & Sherry’s basic fabrics are crafted with care and luxury, with wool from purebred Merino sheep that can trace their ancestry back to royal Spanish flocks. For those who demand only the finest things in life, they also weave textiles from high-grade Central Asian cashmere, which comes only from the soft saddles of Himalayan mountain goats.
At Mohan’s Custom Tailors, Holland & Sherry is just one of the brands of world-class suiting textiles that we use to craft bespoke suits for our discerning clients. If you are searching for the perfect suit with the perfect fit, call us today at (888) 434-1657 to schedule a fitting with one of our professional tailors.
Last updated 13 days ago
A well-fitting suit jacket is a must have for every man, regardless of profession or age. When you are working with a tailor to create a bespoke suit, you have many choices to make: fabric, number of buttons, lapel style, and so on. You can also choose between single- and double-breasted suit coats.
Most modern suits are single breasted, having only one row of buttons and little overlap between the front panels of the jacket. Double-breasted suits are more old-fashioned. Style icons of decades gone by, such as Humphrey Bogart, often wore this type of jacket, which has a large overlap in the front panels and two rows of buttons. Learn more about the difference between suit jacket styles in this video.
Whether you want a modern single-breasted jacket or a retro, Bogie-style double-breasted jacket, Mohan’s Custom Tailors of New York can craft a custom suit of unparalleled quality to your exact specifications. Call us at (888) 434-1657 to schedule a fitting today.
Last updated 16 days ago
No matter what business a man works in—be it finance, law, publishing, or any of New York’s other top business sectors, a suit is essential attire. All around the world, executives and politicians dress in this iconic garment, although in places such as India and East Asia the Western style business suit has only become standard in recent decades. To learn more about the history of the suit, read on.
18th Century Origins
The earliest antecedents of the modern business suit are the garments worn in Regency England by George “Beau” Brummell, a well-known dandy and society figure. Brummell rejected the over-the-top, ornately embroidered coats and knee breeches of previous decades and made simple, dark, close-fitting pants and jackets the de rigueur wear for all well-dressed gentleman, though by today’s standards his preferred clothes would be too tight.
19th Century Modifcations
Brummell and his imitators wore extremely tight coats and pants, but by the mid-1800s gentlemen began wearing their clothes just a tad bit looser, for added comfort and freedom of movement. In this century, tailors moved into London’s Savile Row, taking the street over from surgeons (though the doctors left their mark, as to this day some bespoke suits have “surgeon’s cuffs” that can be unbuttoned and rolled back to allow the wearer easy use of his hands).
20th Century Standards
The general shape and cut of the man’s business suit has remained relatively stable since the early decades of the 20th century, though small modifications in fashion and taste come and in different decades. For example, double-breasted suits, once the pinnacle of fashion, are now seldom found in boardrooms, though some of today’s fashionistas still appreciate their vintage masculine look.
The professionals at Mohan’s Custom Tailors Inc. can craft a business suit to your exact specifications, carefully measured for the perfect individual fit. We use only the finest Italian and English textiles, and each garment we sell is handcrafted to the highest standards. Schedule a consultation and fitting with us today by calling (888) 434-1657.