After-Care for Your Wool Suits

Tai Ann Teo

Many times we received questions from our clients regarding how to take care of the suits, or what they do to get wrinkles out after wearing the suits. Here’s a few simple tips to follow, so as to prolong the longevity of your suit! Never ever machine-wash your suits. Regardless of the material of your suit, never throw them into the washing machine. Yes, it can be very convenient to just let your machine do the job, but it is going to ruin the materials! Send your suit for dry-cleaning, only when necessary. You wouldn’t want to dry clean your...

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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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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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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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The Not-So-Known Suit Buttoning Rules

Tai Ann Teo

Have you ever heard of the Golden Rule of Suit Buttons? There has always been an unspoken rule on how you should button your suit jackets. It might sound ridiculous to have a certain way to button up, but it does make an impact on your image as a whole. (Sitting vs Standing) Did you realise that many gentlemen undo the buttons of their suit jacket when sitting down, and immediately button it up when they are no longer seated? Or, they only button the top two out of three buttons on their suit jacket? This practice was actually introduced...

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Why it's important to pick the right hangers for your wardrobe

Diyanah Kassim

Take a moment to step back and think about the total-added-value of the clothing in your closet. How do you feel? At Assemble, we get to visit client’s houses each day (yes, we do mobile tailoring services). So, we often get the privilege of examining different individual’s closets and the kind of clothes that they own. As we suspected, we found that an average of 60% of our clients’ clothes were in use, while the remaining 40% were chucked aside and left to collect dust. We asked our clients their reason for not disposing these clothes. Their most common responses...

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