Polos + Linen = Perfect CNY Outfit

Tai Ann Teo

Aren’t you guys still catching your breath from all that Christmas gatherings? Now a whole New Year of 2020 has just barely started, and we have to prepare to welcome the Chinese New Year! This year’s CNY is definitely much earlier than we all can expect, and I bet a bunch of people are still searching for their potential #CNYOOTDs. Haven’t quite found the perfect outfit? Here’s some staple wardrobe pieces for your outfit inspirations! One-Piece Collar Polo Shirt I’m sure most of you own some polo tees in your closet. Why not try out our first Off-The-Rack line of...

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New Arrival: SÖKTAŞ Shirting Fabrics

Tai Ann Teo

Some of you who have been to Assemble might have seen this volume around. These books are our latest additions into the endless range of shirting fabrics! SÖKTAŞ is a specialist designer and producer of cotton fabrics, founded in 1971 and was later listed on the Turkish Stock Exchange in 1995. From cotton growing, fabric designing, to weaving of fabric and the final finishing, SÖKTAŞ has full control of every processes required to have your shirting fabrics as the end product. No doubt the fabrics are of the best quality! FYI, SÖKTAŞ is actually a silent partner of many of...

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Wedding Suit Ideas for the Grooms

Tai Ann Teo

You have proposed to your girlfriend, and now what’s next? Wedding planning! This is when you realised there is so much to plan and organise, and you are so clueless about even your wedding suit. Blacks, blues, greys… One Google search and you are drowning in hundreds and thousands of options. Fret not, as here I am to give you some inspirations to help you squeeze some brain juices! Tuxedos or Suits? (Matt wearing Black Tuxedo with Satin Shawl Lapel) Tuxedos are generally in black or midnight blue with a satin lapel, making it only wearable on a formal event,...

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Next in Line: What about Stripes?

Tai Ann Teo

Stripes are a group of lines which are parallel to each other and never cross path. I am sure all of you have at least one or two striped shirts in your clothing collection. This pattern is one of the most minimal and versatile, which you can wear anywhere and anytime you want. From professional to casual occasions, as long as you choose the right colours, stripes will never go wrong and you will still look put together.  (History of Stripes) A little fun fact, have you ever looked at a bold black and white horizontally striped shirt, and immediately...

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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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The Royal Check

Diyanah Kassim

Do you find yourself admiring Hannibal Lecter’s exceptional sense of style? Or maybe even the exquisite fabric patterns on James Bond’s custom suits starting from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig? One of the inspirations that tailors get are from the diverse collection of fabrics that are available worldwide. There are the classic patterns such as pinstripes, herringbone and hounds tooth, and there is also the Prince of Wales check. Glen plaids and Prince of Wales have been highly interchangeably used because of its similar patterns. To distinguish them both, when a fine colored line is added to a glen plaid,...

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