What your posture says about your suit (Part 1 of 2)

YINGHAO TAN

One of the key aspects that goes into our MTM Suits here at Assemble Singapore is for us to first carefully examine our client’s body and posture before drafting and cutting out the skeleton suit (aka the basted fitting). It is a crucial and essential step in the beginning as one negligent mistake can cause irreparable damages. Needless to say, the process of making a suit from start to finish is very labor intensive and time consuming. This means that there are other various technical aspects that we need to pay attention to as well. In part 1 of this...

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Magic Number to Dressing Well

Tai Ann Teo

Oh alright what’s going on here? I mean, you are entitled to your own rights to wear whatever you like, but I’m not so sure about this extraordinarily high-waist pants. 1.618 is THE magic number. Architects, designers, artists, and even cosmetic surgeons use this Golden Ratio. So, what’s so special about the 1.618? Do you find this image familiar? Many might have seen this image before, but never knew what it actually is about. Created by Leonardo Da Vinci, this was afterwards made famous by Dan Brown through his best-selling publication, the Da Vinci Code. The Vitruvian Man is one...

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What is Lapel Gorge?

Tai Ann Teo

We always love admiring Tom Hiddleston or Ryan Gosling dressing in their suits of perfect fit, but little do we know that variations in the lapel make a significant difference in the look. Today, I am going to talk about that small little detail on the lapel, which is almost unnoticeable and that people often overlook, and it would be the lapel gorge. (Position of Lapel Gorge) Lapel gorge is the connecting point between the collar and the lapel of suit jacket. Seemingly unimportant, lapel gorge can greatly impact the look of your jacket. You are able to achieve the...

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Things to know about your body before visiting a tailor

Tai Ann Teo

Tailoring is not all about just taking measurements to transform fabrics into your shirts or suits. It also involves getting to know your body’s needs for maximum comfort while looking sharp. Now you must be wondering, “Why is it important when the tailor is able to find out while taking my measurements?” Visiting a tailor is not a “one shot one kill” journey. It will take more than one visit for a tailor to understand your preferences. (Read more on “Tips when visiting your tailor”) When trying out during fittings, you need to know how the clothes fit yourself. You...

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Large men shouldn't tailor. Is that true?

Diyanah Kassim

Looking your best may seem like such a hassle especially when you worry about not being able to pull off certain cuts, fabrics or styles. Different men have different styles and body proportions so knowing the right cuts for your body frame would definitely help in achieving your desired look. Ever wondered how you'd find yourself at an off-the-rack departmental store, trying on an L/XL/XXL jacket and the huge shoulder pad makes you look like a shapeless blob? Or when that oversized jacket gives you an extra long sleeve length which hides your entire arm like you could literally fit...

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