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Saturday, July 10, 2010

The 10 Basics of Men's Suiting: Part I

How many vents do you prefer on your suit jacket? Do you know what a lapel is?
See our 10 tips below for a quick rundown on suiting basics.
*9tailors will soon have a permanent suit collection! See details below.

1. The 2 most versatile suit colors: Gray and Navy. Either color will go with virtually any shirt and tie combination. Navy can tend to look a little more formal, while gray can be work or play appropriate.

2. Lapel: The folded flap of fabric on the front of a suit jacket or blazer. The most common lapel is the notched lapel. Most likely, it is what you will find on your basic suit. Other lapels include shawl and peaked, which are usually only seen on tuxedo jackets and double-breasted jackets.

3. Vents: A vent is the back cut(s) on the back of a suit jacket. Suits typically have none, one, or two vents. Single vent is the most common, however, double vents are common in European styles. Choose the type of vents you like based on comfort and ease of movement.

4. Buttons: How many buttons do you prefer? 2 button jackets are the most popular, versatile jacket. 3 button jackets look more formal and are better for tall, slender figures, while 1 button jackets tend to look more casual.

5. Jacket Pockets: The number and kinds of pockets on a suit jacket can vary greatly. They can be hidden, with flaps or without, and on the left, right, or both sides.

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Did you know that 9tailors is launching a suiting line in September? If you’re a current 9tailors client, you are eligible to be a "suit tester" during our current preliminary phase. You receive a custom made suit for 50% off the retail price in exchange for some feedback regarding fit and service. Contact us at info@9tailors.com for more details!

Stay tuned for 5 more basic suiting guidelines next week!

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