2.17.2014

Anatomy of a perfect Suit



Last week on my way to school, there's a guy sitting beside me reading a thick black book. I looked closely at what he was reading, at first I thought it was just some cheesy romance fiction novels but when he flipped the next page, a bold text appeared saying "Anatomy of a perfect suit". So this guy isn't reading a cheesy book novel rather a Men's style guide book. I secretly glimpsed at the book while he was reading it. He seems having a hard time understanding some texts and terms in that style book at that moment, I was about to offer my expertise but I'm afraid that he might misunderstood my actions, so I just let him figure out the terms which I believed was bloody hard especially if you don't have enough knowledge in fashion especially in the menswear side.


In buying a suit, there are important things/details you should look for before buying one. First is the fabric, Suits is made of wool (mostly) At the upper end, you see wool blended with cashmere. You might even see 100 percent cashmere. For hot weather, linen and cotton and silk are available, but most suits are still made of wool. Stick with that.

Second is the Fineness. It's usually reflected in the so-called "super number." You know, "super 150's" and the like. Two things: First, the super number denotes the fineness of the individual fibers. The higher the number, the thinner the fabric and the smoother and silkier the cloth. Second, wool gets rarer the finer it is, so very high supers — 180's and above — are expensive. But that doesn't make them better, necessarily. They can be wrinkle-prone, and they show signs of wear — such as shininess — early.



Strength: Take a bunch of the cloth and squeeze it. Does it bounce back to life quickly, with little to no visible wrinkling? Does it feel like there's something to it, some structure — what tailors call "guts"? That's a good sign. It's nearly ineffable, but play around with cloth long enough and you'll come to know it.
 Denim suit with zipper details from IZZUE

 Black button down from Zara Men classics
 Variety: What you will see on most store racks is plain weave or worsted (the smooth, tightly woven stuff) — basic business cloth. But there's more to cloth than worsted. The most common alternatives are flannel (spongy, fuzzy stuff) and tweed. Flannel is a classic cool-weather cloth. And we all know what tweed is.







20 comments

  1. nice style!! ;-)


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  2. Sleek, sophisticated, and classic. I don't expect anything less from you :) You are obviously very knowledgeable about men's attire and clothes in general, which I think is great!

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  3. Love the styling!

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  4. her look so beautiful, I love all black

    Hug

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  5. perfect!

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  6. nice suit! you look great on the 2nd photo from the top :)

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  7. You have a really cool style, Michael!

    Mel
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  8. You are amazing !!! everything I like and I'll check back here !!! :)


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  9. Love this zip jacket :D Great look, and love your blog ;)

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  10. Love that jacket!

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  11. That jacket is amazing! I love the zipper detail.

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  12. That jacket is so awesome!

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  13. i really like this outfit! I have to ask, who takes your pictures? They are beautiful :) And thank you for your reaction on my blog, i appriciate it very much! Waiting for your next post :)

    xxxxx
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  14. hey, thanks for your sweet comment on my blog :)

    I like your style!

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  15. Great style and tips!

    Lauren,
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  16. nice!

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  17. I love this ensemble! Great look!
    #suitedup
    Thank you for visiting my blog.

    -Charles

    http://itsmedormidz.blogspot.com

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