Custom Men's Suit (Fitting)
PATTERNS AND PLAIDS
Lapels (2 options – Notch or Peak)
A notch lapel is the standard for a single breasted suit jacket and a peak lapel is more likely found on double breasted suits and more formal jackets like morning coats or a tux. You can get a peak lapel on a single breasted suit jacket. It is vary technically advanced and best saved for black tie dress codes or for when you want to show a little extra pizzazz with your formal look.
Back Vents (3 options- single, double or none)
A back vent is considered traditionally British. A single vent is common on American style business suits and to have no back vent at all was popular during Hollywood’s golden era as it was considered most photogenic.
Sleeve Cuff (2 options- waterfall or back to back)
You can opt for either back to back buttons or waterfall buttons which overlap one another slightly.
Pocket (6 options-welt, patch, jetted, flap, ticket or patch)
Choose from jet, welt or flap pockets. The jetted pocket is considered most formal and are when the pocket is sewn into the lining of the suit jacket leaving a small slit opening with a discrete seam running around the pocket opening.
A flap pocket uses the same principle as a jet with an extra flap of material also sewn in which can be left out or tucked in to exactly mimic a jet.
A welt pocket, looks more like a conventional pocket usually the style found on the outer breast. This is where you would put your pocket square.
A patch pocket is a pocket pressed and sewn on to the exterior of a garment.
A ticket pocket, usually above the right hand pocket, this will almost always be a flap pocket.
Trouser Hem (2 options – uncuffed or cuffed)
Personal preference and current trends dictates whether you may want a cuffed or un-cuffed formal trouser.
Lapel Hole (optional)
The lapel hole is used for a decorative flower or lapel pin when you attend formal events and require an extra, decorative attention to the details.
Outer Breast Pocket (optional)
This is for those who prefer to place pocket squares that are not too heavy to ruin the silhouette of the suit. This pocket is almost always a welt pocket.
Sleeve Vent (optional)
A sleeve cuff (see point 3) will typically have a sleeve vent which will either be a working vent (meaning you can undo all the buttons) or it will be sewn together and the buttons will be purely for show. If your sleeve vent has a working cuff, some gents prefer to leave the last button undone, purely for show as a working cuff is considered the most premium option.
Belt Loops (optional)
Some traditionalists do not like to wear a belt with their suit trousers and instead opt for metal tabs to adjust the waist or even braces. We think it is just fine to wear a slim suit belt to coordinate with your formal shoes.
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. A lined jacket will not crinkle or catch on your dress shirt as easy.
Half-lined gives just enough form and structure without the bulk often found in fully lined blazers.Safari suits are a good example.