Low vs. High Waisted Pants

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Should you wear high-waisted pants? That is the question. When it comes to men’s clothing, most gents seldom take the rise on a pair of pants into consideration when buying them. The first few things that they probably pay attention to, is the waist and the length, right? Don’t worry, this was me before I learnt about the finer details of classic menswear too. This is because most of us are too used to wearing pants (most commonly denim jeans) at our hip bones because of comfort, and we simply do not have an idea where our pants are supposed...

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Undershirts: To Wear or Not To Wear?

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In Singapore’s tropical climate (super hot weather), wearing an undershirt can be a good solution to avoid sweat rings under your armpits. However, some may say that it seems a little contradicting to add another layer of clothing underneath your shirt as it will make you feel warmer. In this editorial article, let’s discuss the pros and cons to help you decide if you should wear one or not; and also cover some do’s and don’ts.   Pros 1. Undershirts can help to reduce and prevent sweat rings If you are someone that tends to sweat easily and you often...

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Is It True Unlined Jackets Are Better?

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When you opt to go for a MTM suit or sports jacket, you may be overwhelmed with the amount of options that are available. From the jacket style to the buttons, these are details that will be visible to others and allow you to express your style and personality. However, when it comes to your jacket linings, did you know that you have options for that as well? Here at Assemble, it is all about customizability and your jacket lining is as important as anything else as it is sits right in your jacket interior between the canvas and your...

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What your posture says about your suit (Part 2 of 2)

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Previously in part 1 of this editorial article, we talked about the different types of postures that we commonly encounter over the past decade of our experience in the world of tailoring. We also covered the most common issue of shoulder divots and how your posture might affect that. If you haven’t read part 1, you can do so by clicking here.  Today, we will touch on another aspect often left ignored - the jacket sleeve pitch. We will also talk about how a client’s shoulder angle will play a part in their completed suit. Although all these are minute...

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Assemble's Virtual Tailoring Program

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In light of COVID-19, different times require different measures. Thankfully with the support of our clients, we are able to kickstart our very own 'Virtual Tailoring' program. This program is in place to serve you during this #StayHome period. It is suitable for ANY client who already has a pre-existing shirt/pants that they are quite happy with. It does not necessarily have to be tailored from us; it can also be an off-the-rack, or tailored by your previous tailor. Our aim is to maintain or improve the fit. Additionally, this program also benefits clients who simply do not have the time to travel...

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What your posture says about your suit (Part 1 of 2)

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One of the key aspects that goes into our MTM Suits here at Assemble Singapore is for us to first carefully examine our client’s body and posture before drafting and cutting out the skeleton suit (aka the basted fitting). It is a crucial and essential step in the beginning as one negligent mistake can cause irreparable damages. Needless to say, the process of making a suit from start to finish is very labor intensive and time consuming. This means that there are other various technical aspects that we need to pay attention to as well. In part 1 of this...

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