All About Lapel Buttonhole

Have you ever wondered, why is there a buttonhole on the left lapel of your suit jacket, but there is no complimenting button nor another buttonhole on the right lapel? There are many theories and sayings to the origin and the actual purpose of the lapel buttonhole. One of the most popular saying is that the lapel buttonhole started from Prince Albert. It was claimed that he cut a hole on his lapel to place a small bouquet of flowers received from his bride, Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, as a gesture of courtesy. There was another theory whereby...

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Super Number of Suit Fabric

Would you be surprised if I told you Super Numbers Have Nothing to do with Thread Count? Many would, because super numbers are commonly assumed to refer to thread count. In fact, super numbers actually refers to the fineness of the sheep’s-wool fiber twisted into the fabric’s yarn and is simply a grading system for that matter. Wool is being graded after the process of sheering the sheep and the slimmer the wool (measured in microns), the higher the super numbers become. Just like grades of beef, certain sheep are bred for the sole purpose of producing super fine wool....

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Wedding Suit Ideas for the Grooms

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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Understanding Goodyear Welted Leather Shoes

Just like tailoring, there is also so much to know about making a pair of leather shoes. People tailor their clothing pieces as they realise the importance of how the fitting of their clothes impact the overall look and image of themselves. Likewise, having a pair of good and high-quality leather shoes will make a very big difference to your look, and most importantly, comfort. Now, when you go to a store to get a pair of leather shoes, don’t you always hear “Goodyear welt”? What exactly is a “Goodyear welt”? Goodyear welt is a layer of leather (or rubber...

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