Do You Wear Your Suit Jacket with A Seatbelt?

Tai Ann Teo

Isn’t it real suave when James Bond hopped onto his car during a mission, or when Eggsy navigates his high-technology Kingsman black taxi in their suits? Sorry to burst your bubble, but movies will remain a fiction. You should never have your Suit Jacket on when driving, and the main reason would be the Seatbelt. Seatbelts will put pressure on your jackets, causing wrinkles. This is especially important, as people are leaning towards more lightweight fabrics, or fabrics of higher super numbers, which are not the best crease-resistant fabrics. The seatbelts will also result in wear and tear over prolonged...

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3 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Wedding Planning Now

Tai Ann Teo

2020 is definitely an unexpected one, with the global pandemic in place. Events have been cancelled, social gathering restricted, and wedding plans postponed indefinitely. Thankfully the Covid-19 situation is becoming more controlled, regulations for Weddings have also been relaxed, allowing guest lists to be extended up to 100 people. Photo by Samuel (Pixioo) If you are one of the couples who are looking to quickly get the ceremony over and done with, or going to resume your wedding planning once Singapore opens up for Phase 3, it is prime time to kickstart the preparation for your Wedding Suit now! Essentially,...

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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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All About Lapel Buttonhole

Tai Ann Teo

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

Marketing Team

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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National Day Story Feature: Vanesia

Tai Ann Teo

Vanesia, 20, is a graduate from Republic Polytechnic with a Diploma in Restaurant & Culinary Operations. She was a fanatic for pastry, which led her to choosing her course in polytechnic. During her course of education, she was taught restaurant servicing in the Food & Beverage industry and learnt core skills such as F&B management, culinary science and kitchen operations. This was when she picked up the ropes of serving and sprouted her passion for it. Recently, Vanesia emerged with a Gold medal in the regional WorldSkills Competition in Singapore in June 2018. She was then awarded with a competing opportunity in the...

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