Single breasted suits are perhaps the most common form of men’s professional attire. It has an obvious role in the gentleman’s wardrobe and so does the ‘cocktail’ or party suit. No matter what industry you work in, you'll never go wrong if you wear this style of suit. Custom made single breast suit will make you feel (and look) sharp, world-wise, and sophisticated. A suit is only as good as its tailoring and fit is everything. Peaked lapels are becoming more common and it makes a nice statement, but notched lapels remain a safer bet. Once you’ve decided that you want a two-button with a notch lapel or a single/ double vent and flap pockets, you’re ready to focus all your attention here.
A double-breasted suit is one to always keep on hand for formal and business occasions. With its two columns of detailed buttons it creates a polished exterior to match that of the event. The wider panels of the suit overlap in order to fit neatly across one another. As the double-breasted suit should be worn while buttoned, it contributes to the overall suave look that the suit provides.
A dress jacket, usually black with satin or grosgrain lapels, worn for formal or semiformal occasions. Also called dinner jacket. Traditionally tuxedos have satin facing on the lapels, buttons, pocket trim, and a satin side stripe down the leg of the trousers. Tuxedos are historically only to be worn with bow ties and cummerbunds or waistcoats. The point of a tuxedo isn’t just to dress up and look nice it is to commemorate a special occasion by wearing something special that you wouldn’t wear anywhere else.
A dapper look for a less formal event, such as when one goes yachting, or frequents the golf clubs. A blazer is the easier jacket to dress down for a more casual look. A blazer will tend to be made of a more sturdy material than a suit, holding its shape a bit more and thus working as a stand-alone item rather than needing to be part of a whole suit. A blazer is infinitely versatile and can be paired with dress pants and a shirt (with or without a tie) yet works equally well with a t-shirt and jeans. When wearing a blazer to an event you can easily adjust the formality of your blazer by pairing it with an appropriately formal outfit.
Sports coat is meant to stand out for a nice restaurant dining or out to drinks for a look that's both elegant and masculine. It is an instant way to look sharp, not only do wonders for a man's overall style but they do an awesome job in flattering his body as well. The sportcoat is one of those ever trendy and stylish garments that should hold a place in every man's closet. While not for everyday wear, it contains an exceptional dose of style that make them appropriate for a number of highly important occasions. Whether it's a wedding party or a hot date with someone special, a good sportcoat will have you look impeccably masculine and stylish all at once. Avoid wearing a sports coat and pants in a similar colour.
Tailor made overcoats are making a comeback in men’s fashion. An experienced bespoke tailor can create a single breast or double breast overcoat totally unique to you. It is crafted from a heavy fabric such as wool and is a fundamental part of any well turned-out man’s wardrobe. Every man needs a solid overcoat that can cover their suit for the winter months. It is cut to enhance the effect of your suit and up your style game.
Waistcoat is a sleeveless upper-body garment. It is usually worn over a dress shirt and necktie and below a coat as a part of most men's formal wear. It is also sported as the third piece in the traditional three-piece male business suit.
Person who want to make their suit truly unique, choosing a lining is just as important as selecting the exterior fabric. With bespoke services, you are in control and have the ability to request synthetic linings or luxurious silks: the choice is yours. The lining in your suit jacket adds structure and weight to your suit. A fully-lined suit jacket is heavier, warmer and has a thicker look to it. As a result, the suit jacket lays nicely over the contours of the body. With us you can choose you own lining….. ranging from plain, stripe, printed and floral …..from polyester to viscose or 100% bemberg lining, with your own choice of piping & hand stitching.
Simply, a jacket’s canvas is what provides a jacket with its shape and structure; think about that nice clean shape through your chest and waist, this is the canvas at work. The traditional way of constructing a canvas is to use a piece of material made from layers of cotton, flax, hemp or jute (and rarely in modern times – horsehair) which is sewn to the outer pieces of the jacket to provide strength and shape. All made-to-measure and bespoke jackets will use this floating canvas method or at least provide this option depending on the style of jacket you are after. The chief attraction of a properly canvassed jacket is that the canvas will mould to your own body shape over time, providing a better and more comfortable fit. Of course a floating canvas is our preference for a business suit. Steve & James pursues fine traditions of bespoke craftsmanship with half canvas construction suit. Our Canvas are imported from highly acclaimed German provider and our 100% Bemberg sleeve lining is from a top Japanese manufacturer.