Tuesday, March 17, 2015

How to Dress For Your Body Shape

Which shape are you? (image @)
Fashion is fun and fashion is for everyone. 

The trick to embracing fashion head on is to know what your body type is and how to choose the best look for that type. 

Custom clothing is like many other areas of the fashion industry in that its one big goal is to help a person create shape and balance in their look. 

Each shape has its own distinct advantages and disadvantages when it comes to style, and a custom tailor helps you create the most flattering look for every shape.

Dressing for the Pear Shape

Traditionally a person is labeled as having a pair shape when they have a small waist that then extends into a fuller shape in the hip area. 

In other words, your body resembles the shape of a pear. This body type is actually the most common body type. 

When you are creating your custom clothing wardrobe, focus on choosing pieces that draw the eye upward. 

Choose a slim fit, button down custom dress shirt to give the illusion of an hourglass shape. For your custom pants, choose a wide hem to provide balance near the hem.

Dressing for the Straight Shape

A person has a straight shape if their shoulder width and their hip width is proportionally the same size giving the appearance of a straight line. 

This is actually the second most common body shape behind the pear shape. 

Choose custom clothing choices that will provide the most flattering look for the straight shape by selecting options that help to direct the eye to the waistline. 

Choose a custom top and a custom trouser in the same color and then draw the eye to the waistline by creating an accent with a belt. 

When you design your custom trouser chose a bottom that will create an hourglass shape by selecting a flared leg. 

In your custom skirts, design your custom skirt with a bubble hem to achieve the same effect.

Dressing the Petite Figure

The definition of a petite figure is a person who is 5 feet tall or less. 

Dressing a petite figure brings is own unique challenges, especially when it comes to length. 

In fact, embracing the custom tailor options is probably most beneficial to the petite frame. 

Length is a huge issue for the petite frame and the presence of a custom tailor eliminates that challenge. 

Have your custom tailor help you design skirts that land just above the knee in order to make your legs look longer. 

Choose straight leg custom trousers to accomplish the same effect on casual days.

Part of leading a fashionable life can be linked back to your acceptance of your own personal shape. 

Every body type is different and every body type presents is own benefits and challenges when it comes to designing a custom clothing wardrobe. 

The most important aspect to remember is that every body type is beautiful and every body type can benefit from the creation of a custom wardrobe.

Monday, January 5, 2015

The History of Men’s Bespoke Shirts

Men’s Bespoke Shirt
Men’s Bespoke Shirt
Whilst modern men’s bespoke shirts, and indeed all modern attire, are very different to garments from the past, the shirt is one of the oldest types of clothing.

A shirt-like garment was discovered in an Egyptian tomb.  Made from linen, this is the world’s oldest and best-preserved type of garment, believed to be from around the year 3000B.C.  

Originally, shirts in Great Britain did not have cuffs or collars, but instead had a hem that could be adjusted and buttoned up.  They were only worn by men.  They did not have a front opening, similar to the t-shirts of today.   Early shirts were worn as nightwear or underwear.  Shirts evolved, and by the 18th century they were worn as outerwear items.  They were often adorned with large elaborately decorated collars, which were used as status symbols and fashion statements.  Over the years, the collar shrunk to its present day more practical size. 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Bespoke Business Shirts for Men and Women

Bespoke Business Shirts for Men and Women
Bespoke Shirt
Looking good in the workplace is a priority for most people, and bespoke business shirts from Ravi Custom Tailor can help you to achieve that all important professional and stylish look. In an environment where first impressions are so important and a smart appearance is almost essential, it makes sense for one to invest in some good quality garments that fit well, are long-lasting, flatter the wearer and are versatile.

Nothing can ruin the appearance of a good suit more than a poor choice of shirt. Ill fitting and tired shirts can often lower the overall look and make exceptional suits appear mediocre. Men and women can benefit from the unbeatable feeling of looking at their best when wearing bespoke business shirts.

Monday, September 15, 2014

5 Tips for Ordering Women’s Custom Clothing

Women’s Custom ClothingWhen it comes time to ordering women’s custom clothing it just doesn’t seem that there’s a lot of information on the web. 

You can find everything you need to know about things like men’s bespoke suits, though.  

This article was written to help correct that. By reading it in entirety, you’ll learn a few tips for ordering dresses, tops, skirts, jackets, and cardigans from your tailor. 

You’ll learn how to make them look fantastic by working with your tailor to find the styles and cuts that are best for you.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

What Does a Tailor Actually Do?

Custom Tailored Clothing
Custom Tailored Clothing
Okay, so you already know that a tailor takes existing, factory-made clothing and alters them to fit your body. You also know that he can make completely custom-made, bespoke suits. But did you ever stop to think about what he actually does for you and your life?

In this short guide, you’ll learn that your tailor does a lot more for you than just putting together great looking clothing. There are positive psychological benefits, as well as potential impacts to how much money you can earn in your profession.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Fashion Rules for Men to Follow

Men's Suit
Part of establishing yourself as a force in the fashion world is knowing what is and is not acceptable in any given situation. 

A surefire way to establish yourself as a leader rather than a follower in the fashion world is to have a clear understanding of the fashion rules and guidelines that apply in any given situation. 

There is no perfect answer when it comes to selecting a look. Every situation is different, and if you are going to win the style battle, then you must be able to interpret the individual clues that are involved with a situation and apply them effectively every time. 

Once you are able to execute those interpretations in multiple situations, people will look to as a source of fashion wisdom.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

What’s so Amazing About Tailored Suits?

If you’re wondering why so many men are going absolutely bonkers over tailored suits you’re not alone.

More and more men are hearing their peers and coworkers sing the praises of bespoke pieces, but until you’ve actually owned one, it can be difficult to appreciate them for what they are.

The costs and seemingly complicated procedures keep most men from even giving the world of bespoke clothing a chance. That’s a huge mistake, though, as you’ll learn in the rest of this article.