Is It True Unlined Jackets Are Better?

YINGHAO TAN

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)

YINGHAO TAN

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

YINGHAO TAN

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)

YINGHAO TAN

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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Guide to Finding the Perfect Shirt

Tai Ann Teo

Be it a tailored or an off-the-rack, can you tell what is a good shirt and what’s not? To many people, shirts are just shirts, but how do you know whether they are worth your money? Shirt Collar The collar of your shirt creates the first impression of the look of your shirt, especially when it is still exposed when you are wearing a suit. It should fit as snug as possible around your neck, to complete a well-balanced outfit. A comfortable fit of the collar would be when the collar is touching your neck all-around, while you are still...

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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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