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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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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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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