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.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Why a Custom Made Men’s Shirt is a Wardrobe Essential

Custom Made Shirt
Custom Made Shirt
No matter what your profession, it is important to own at least one good quality smart men’s shirt to enable you to look authoritative, professional and credible.  A men’s bespoke shirt is ideal for this purpose, giving you at least one excellent item in your wardrobe to rely on for those all important occasions.

 It is important that any men’s shirt fits correctly.  As a guideline, the collar should be big enough to be able to slip two fingers underneath when it is fastened.  The shoulder seams should sit on the edges of the shoulders, and the length should be such that the shirt can be tucked into the trousers and not pull up when the person sits down.  Also, there should not be too much material gathered around the stomach area when the shirt is tucked in, and the sleeves should be the correct length and not ride up when the arms are outstretched.  It is increasingly difficult to find a store bought men’s shirt that fit all these criteria, with many ready-made garments adopting certain set sizes, including, for example, armhole sizes and sleeve widths.  This can mean that on some people the shirt is too tight in areas, whilst for others there can be baggy areas, even though the shirt body may fit correctly.  A custom made garment works with your size and measurements to ensure that all dimensions of a men’s shirt are correct for your individual body shape. Custom made men’s shirts look better and smarter due a more accurate fit, which in turn can increase confidence.