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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Are you thinking about adding or updating the Tuxedo. Here is everything you need to know about choosing the right tux for you.


When people think tux they tend to think Black but you may be surprised to hear that our most popular choice for tuxedos is the midnight navy, which is a very dark navy shade. This is paired with the usual black satin lapels and buttons. Traditionally tuxedos have always been made using a very dark navy colour and it is still the way today. Black of course is still common, we recommend a matt finish black, if the black cloth has too much of a sheen then this can come across as a grey look in photos. White or more commonly off-white/cream is great for a jacket only combination with a black trouser, this attire can be worn for any black ties events but is perfect for grooms suit at a formal wedding.


There are many tuxedo styles however, my recommendation is single breasted one-button. This is a style that will never date and always be perfect for any formal event. With the single-breasted style you will have the choice between two lapels, peaked or shawl (round) lapel. These are only two I would recommend with the other types of lapels being too casual for a formal tuxedo. The width of the peak and shawl lapels can be tweaked to your liking, I like wide which is no secret but we can cut your lapel to the width you feel most comfortable with.


Monthly Archives: March 2019

Revive some of your old suits – even if its not one of ours!

We offer an alteration service to any suit.

Four Alteration suggestions that can revive your older suits


Having the correct sleeve length is very important. We usually prefer to aim around the wrist area, that way the shirt sleeve can extend out approx. 1cm or more from the jacket sleeve cuffs. We can either shorten the sleeves from the cuff end, moving the buttons or we can shorten the sleeves from the shoulder by removing the sleeves and re-attaching them. The alteration from the shoulder is needed if the sleeves have open or working buttonholes.


Whether your suit was originally cut too wide through the waist or you have dropped down a kilo or two, taking in the side seams of the jacket to give a slimmer line through the jacket body is very important. We can alter the jacket waist from the back seams or the front seam, depending on where the extra fabric lies.


When your trouser legs are too long it can be quite noticeable because above the shoe your trousers will bunch quite a lot. It’s not a good look as this will make the trouser bottoms look wider and untidy. Modern narrow cut trouser legs make it even more important to have the length just right.


Baggy legs or flared bottoms just don’t cut it anymore. Tapering the trouser legs can give a much slimmer and modern line down the trouser legs.

I’m sure many of you have trousers and suits sitting in the back of the wardrobe that you just wouldn’t dare wear these days due to the wider cut of the trouser, we can slim them in to make them look like the cut everyone is wearing today.