It takes a day like today to stoke the memory that we live in a pretty wet country. Although favourable weather of late, with the odd heatwave, we are right back to reality with the heavy rains of today. With that being said, Roseberry Tailoring would like to introduce The Bespoke Raincoat and our Rain Repellent Suits.

The Technology:

Luxury cloth mill Loro Piana, have developed a new range of cloth. Storm System® is the registered Loro Piana mark indicating natural fabrics that have been made totally waterproof and wind resistant by combining natural fibres with the most advanced technology in a perfect synthesis of style and function. Storm System® consists of a double barrier: the water-repellent Rain System®, and the exclusive hydrophilic membrane that is resistant to water, windproof and allows the skin to breathe.

Rain System® treatment ensures that drops of water slide on the surface of the fabric, enhancing its impermeability and protecting it against dust, dirt and liquid stains. The thin and extremely light micromolecular and microporous absorbent membrane is applied to the back of the fabric. Exploiting the principle of osmosis, the aqueous vapour produced by perspiration wicked outwards while humidity in the surrounding environment is prevented from entering: this guarantees absolute transpirability and provides optimal wind protection.

Storm System® provides the wearer with clothing that is warm but light, versatile and comfortable, and suitable for confronting the most different climates with style and grace: windcheaters, casual jackets and overcoats designed to be worn in the city, during leisure moments, and when travelling,and made using the noblest fibres that have been made waterproof and wind resistant without losing any of their distinctive softness, in a perfect combination of select quality and practicality.

Raincoat:

Often under-rated in terms of style, the humble raincoat can be a magnificent all-year round addition to your wardrobe. Especially using the Loro Piana Rain System®. Given that even in our summertime we often need a lightweight option to either carry around, or throw on when the temperature cools, this makes Loro Piana the natural choice for such a garment. And when it comes to style, well that’s where Roseberry Tailoring can help. With our expert help and advice, you can create your own raincoat exactly the way you want it, whether lined or unlined and in a choice of colours unavailable elsewhere, you can be sure you’ll have something to wear all year around and with multiple different outfits.

Rain Repellent Suits:

This is really exciting news. Given the frequency in my own experience where we tend to encounter all four seasons in one day here, I’m a huge fan of the rain repellent suit range from Loro Piana’s Rain System®. Watching the droplets roll off the material and onto the ground gives me an enormous sense of victory over our weather. In the past, I’ve been an overcoat wearing, brolly carrying stalwart of George St in our capital city, often overheating with our temperature not quite requiring a heavy coat, but our downpour ensuring I can’t be out of the office without it.

Rain System® provides a confidence that you can pop out for lunch. walk between meetings or head out to the waiting transport without fear or ruining your beautiful bespoke suits in the rain.

Contact us to find out more about this range, or feel free to use our Live Chat facility on the website if you have any further questions about Roseberry Tailoring our our range.

How’s this suit look?

How does this suit lookConor McGregor isn’t lacking in confidence. He’s a focussed, goal orientated fighting machine with a one track mind set on combat sport domination. His aim? To be the best. To BEAT the best. And in his press conferences, rarely does anyone come out on top. Last night in Las Vegas, 20,000 fans packed out the arena to watch him do battle over the microphone with Floyd “Money” Mayweather. With Conor resplendant in his 3 piece David August pinstripe suit (with an offensive phrase woven into the pinstripe), plain blue tailored shirt, pink tie and lapel pin and navy braided handkercheif, few would argue that Floyd gained the upper hand.

He’s in a tracksuit!Its a cracker aint it

Bold insults from the McGregor camp hurled in the direction of boxing’s 49 and 0, 12 time world champion. “He can’t afford a suit anymore”. “The Rolls (Royce) outside is a 2012”. McGregor is famous for his verbal tirades, often early mind games to unsettle opponents before his bouts. No doubts here that McGregor was up to his old tricks again with the outbursts. Any opportunity to belittle, poke fun at or intimidate Mayweather was well rehearsed. Chewing gum smacking around in his mouth as he took time to ensure all stipulations were mentioned. First the gloves. The have to be 10 oz. They can’t be Mexican. They can’t be horsehair. Next, the “limited” rules. The insinuation that if Mayweather were to step into the octagon that the fight would be done inside the first round. All conveyed with an air of confidence, of certainty that the fight is merely a formality and that he will emerge victorious.

And that’s what a Bespoke suit does, ladies and gentlemen. It can turn you into a world-beater. It’s a felling you can’t buy anywhere else. That’s the real knock-out. When you pull on your final cut, when all adjustments are taken care of. When the trouser length is just perfect and the shoulder width to chest to waist suppression enhances your silhouette, THAT’s when you stand tall. THAT’s when you feel like a million dollars.

Customised pinstripePower and Success.

Do you think there’s a reason Conor McGregor takes the majority of his conferences in a perfectly fitted suit? Of course there is. It’s a status symbol. Like the watch on his wrist and the cars on the drive of his LA mansion. It’s a symbol of power, of success. If he visited his local high-street suit establishment before these conferences, there would be nothing remarkable about his attire. He would be just as well turning up in a tracksuit, much like Floyd Mayweather.

 

Conor McGregor is a young, confident happy man. He’s worked extremely hard to get to this point in his career. It’s one thing that both men have in common as we heard from Floyd’s chants of “Hard Work – Dedication” and “All Work Is What? – Easy Work”. I must admit, it’s an attribute that shares a lot in common with bespoke tailoring too. As tailors, we’re expected to conquer the unconquerable, which requires a lot of hard work and dedication. I’m not sure that I agree with the statement that “All work is easy work”, but thanks to the fact that I enjoy my work so much, it certainly feels a lot less like work.

Conor signed off with “That’s confidence. Lets have fun”. Floyd opted to sign off with “God only made one thing perfect, and that’s my boxing record”. I think Floyd only said that because he’s never worn a Roseberry Suit. If he picks up his winners cheque on August 26th, he can fly me out there to teach Mr August a thing or two. Either way, I look forward to seeing what else these fighters wear in the run up to the main event.

Roseberry Tailoring are able to offer personalised pinstripes. Get in touch to discuss this type of project. We can also offer pure gold pinstripes and other variations thereof.

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In an exclusive first, Roseberry Tailoring caught up with Mark Beaumont (which is no mean feat – the man is a top athlete) to ask him one simple question. Why Roseberry Tailoring? Late last year (and into early 2017), Roseberry Tailoring helped Mark to create a beautiful bespoke suit to wear at his various speaking engagements and formal occasions. You can read more about it in our previous blog. Hear what Mark had to say about how Roseberry Tailoring helped him dress to impress.

MBAPPThe Tailoring Appointment:

I first spotted Roseberry Tailoring on Instagram, from a photo by a good friend of his new tailored suit.  It was the inside pocket detail, with his name stitched into the fabric which caught my eye and I asked for an introduction. I have an odd career, insofar as I spend half my life in Lycra and the other half in a suit!  Speaking at conferences and dinners, hosting events and corporate meetings means that when I am always very visible when I am at work, so I needed a suit that is striking, without being too much of a statement.  Like most men, I am not quite sure what I want, but I have a strong opinion on what I don’t like – and so choosing clothes and fashion does not come easily to me and I can imagine I am a tricky client to understand!

Chris met me at my Edinburgh flat and rather than bamboozling me with cloth options and the technical side of tailoring, he asked me a lot about who I was, the work I did, my attitudes and what I liked.  This was a clever approach, as it meant that when it came to choosing the cloth and detail, he could give me a much simpler range of choices and make the process interesting and fun.   Some weeks later we met again and I pulled on my first bespoke suit, which is light grey with a faint blue thread throughout.  It is striking, yet subtle and the fit, needless to say was superb.  I often have issues with fit around the upper leg, so I a very used to that over-tight feeling when I sit down, hoping my suit trousers won’t split at the crotch as I sit in a fine dining restaurant!

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Despite how delighted I was with the fit and look of the suit, Chris cast a critical eye over it and decided that the arms needed repositioned slightly, to stop them creasing.  It’s a detail that I would never have spotted, and I am sure more men wouldn’t either.  But it’s an admirable attention to detail, and now that the final alternation has been done, I can certainly appreciate the improvement.

I am absolutely delighted with my new suit and will be making great use of it.  If you follow @MrMarkBeaumont on Instagram, you may even spot it in action!

 

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MBPIC4Mark Beaumont is a Scottish adventurer, cyclist, broadcaster and speaker. On the 15th February 2008, he completed a gruelling 18,000 mile round the world trip, travelling through 20 countries – breaking the world record by a margin of 82 days.  Mark has since cycled the length of the Americas, set the World Record for Cairo to Cape Town, survived capsizing in the Atlantic ocean, climbed the highest mountains in the western world and rowed through the arctic.

2016 brought Mark his biggest challenge yet.  No matter how hard he trained, no matter how confident he felt, there was still something missing.  That’s when Mark met with Roseberry Tailoring having been recommended by a friend and fellow Roseberry client.  Mark regularly speaks at corporate and educational events, so needs a well fitting suit that looks as professional as his speeches sound.  Something stylish, yet subtle.  Something that would make a statement, yet not overshadow his content.  Something that would be memorable, but not the focus of each event.  Most importantly, something comfortable, and something that could be used for a broad range of events.

MBAPPThe Appointment

We packed a scattering of cloth options from our extensive range, and visited Mark at his Edinburgh address.  Let me just vouch for Mark’s coffee making skills here, one of the best in town.  A dash of milk would have given him the edge over the trendiest hotspots though.  We began discussing colours and textures, checks and stripes, linings and styles and soon built a much clearer picture of what was needed.  We whittled the range down to just a few options and discussed the features of each cloth, and why we thought each one would be appropriate.  Finally we decided upon a beautiful oversized Prince of Wales check in mid grey, with a bright blue running through the pattern.  This cloth is from the Italian mill, Vitale Barberis Canonico, who count the very famous Ermenegildo Zegna as one of their biggest clients.  They are one of the oldest cloth mills in the world, founded in 1663, and are still family owned to this day.  This particular cloth was sourced from their Venice range, super 150’s weave, allowing a sharp cut, but with comfort and an air of coolness in mind.

IMG_2845The Details

Many people see a suit on the peg and like the cloth it’s made from.  Of course, that’s a huge part of what it’s all about, but very few people pay attention to the smaller details, such as the buttonholes, or the pocket flap, the button thread or the lapel shape.  Even the buttons themselves are usually just accepted as part of the package, but paying a little attention to what you furnish the jacket and sleeves with can completely change the dynamic of the garments.  The same can be said for the angle of the pockets, or the depth of the flap.  Contrasting the jett of the pocket or the flap itself can have a huge bearing on the finished look.  It’s also common to not pay attention to the cloth itself, and it’s suitability to the task you wish to perform.  For example, lightweight doesn’t necessarily mean weak.  Likewise, heavy doesn’t always mean strong.  It’s important to pay attention to the client’s needs and understand which cloth options will work best for them.  In this case, we were looking for a cloth that would withstand occasional wear, usually indoors and under the lights in a room full of people. This wasn’t to be an everyday working suit, worn extensively and rarely rotated within the working wardrobe.  Here’s a link to one of the best blogs I’ve read on the subject. The Italian Super 150 was the perfect choice for Mark and so, with the cloth chosen, we moved onto the details to create the style.

MBPic2The Style

Mark and I had some great discussions about how this suit should look.  Again, taking into consideration the reason for the purchase in the first place, we looked at how we can achieve that memorable, but understated piece.  Firstly discussing the lining and trim details, then the lapel shape and style, the number of buttons on the jacket fasten, pockets, vents, cuffs and then the finishing details such as buttonholes, stitching and buttons.  Although it’s hard to imagine what garments are going to look like when completed, when you take each item one step at a time, it does help build the picture in your mind.  Mark was satisfied with the jacket choices and so, we began on the trouser style.  Again, attention was paid to the initial brief, making sure to make an impact, but not overshadow the speaker.  Mark made me very aware of his previous issues when purchasing trousers.  Being a man of a certain training regime, I had to ensure I paid a lot of attention to the thigh, whilst ensuring that I still created a slim leg.  Flat fronts on the trousers to suit Mark’s slim frame, and a plain finish at the ankle ensured nice clean lines.  On the back of the trouser, we recommended having at least one pocket to help create a more flattering look (trousers with no rear pocket tend to draw attention to the wearers posterior).  And with that, the design was complete.

 

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Is Purchasing Bespoke Tailoring Expensive?

Let’s look at this myth in more detail.

There are many misconceptions around bespoke tailoring, and I don’t think that many people in the industry do much to help the case. Some tailors simply have a “From” pricing system, where they’ll try their best to help you by saying “Well, we start FROM £X, but it can be as much as £2000 to £3000 depending on the options you choose”. Sure, it’s a meticulous process and us tailors need to know what work is involved in order to quote accurately, but then there are the ones who like to throw out a figure and see if it sticks. One in particular plumps for the start-low-and-charge-for-all-details pricing strategy, which means that on first look, it’s a fantastic deal, but by the end of the process, you’ve spent an additional couple of hundred pounds on surcharges and small details like buttonhole stitching, vents, lapels or even on the cloth itself. Having worked in this business for 15 years, I’ve seen many pricing structures and strategies, and I’ve looked at them from many perspectives in order to find out just how Roseberry Tailoring can strike the right chord with our pricing structure. With that being the case, we decided upon the fixed price model, where, no matter the difference in cloth price within each range, there’s a blanket price for the category. We carry 3 ranges at present, and within each range, we have plenty of cloth options to choose from. Some of them cost us more than others, but on the whole, we’ve grouped them together as best we can. There are only a few circumstances where we would be unable to avoid a surcharge, one of those being our range of premium linings, which incur a surcharge. As does express delivery, and some truly unique pattern work, but we do discuss all of this in advance of commencing an order.

Purple Label BespokePurple Label

Our Purple Label suits start at just £850 for a bespoke 2 piece suit. That’s incredible value at just £2.32 per day (over the course of a year). Less than your morning coffee on the way to work. To upgrade to a 3 piece, or add spare trousers, the difference would only be 82 pence more. Our Purple label was named after we took delivery of our striking cloth books. Originally, this was to be our Red Label, paying homage to the great red giant of Queensferry – The Forth Rail Bridge. Our cloth books arrived covered in a gorgeous Purple that we simply couldn’t ignore. Over 500 cloth options are available in this category, all of which are composed of natural fibres.

Gold Label BespokeGold Label

Roseberry Tailoring was in the process of being established just as the new Queensferry Crossing was being built. We took our “Gold Label” from the colour of the towers which form the main structure of the bridge. Our Gold Label suits begin at £1200, which is equivalent to just £3.28 per day. One cup of coffee less and you could be enjoying the luxury look and feel of a 100% lambswool suit from W.Bill 1663, or the beautiful fine threads of Vitale Barberis Canonico. Holland & Sherry also feature in this label and the range of material here is vast. We have over 1000 cloth options available in this range with other brands such as Bateman Ogden, Huddersfield and Porter & Harding included. If you were to upgrade your outfit to a 3 piece, or add spare trousers, you’d be in for a difference of just £1.15.

Platinum Label BespokePlatinum Label

As mentioned above, we draw our inspiration from our local surroundings. The cables which complete the structure of the new Queensferry Crossing have a lovely platinum hue as they blend in with the skyline in the distance. Just looking at them was very thought provoking. Those cables remind me very much of the fibres that make up your suit cloth. For a construction such as the new bridge, only the strongest will do the job and flaws can’t be accepted. This is the same principle as our Platinum Label, where you’ll find only the best cloth mills such as Dormeuil, Holland & Sherry, Loro Piana and Fox Flannels. Just £4.10 per day will ensure you are wearing the best bespoke tailoring that money can buy and we might even save you a few pounds as you ditch the junk food in order to keep in shape. After all, you dare not grow out of your fine bespoke Italian cloth hand tailored suit. You can enjoy a bespoke 3 piece, or spare pair of trousers in this range for just £1.43 more.

Let me also tell you that, when you buy from an “off the peg” retailer, you’re not buying something that fits to you. You’re buying something that YOU have to fit INTO. There are pressure points at the armholes, crotch and thighs and sometimes the shoulders. It can cause a multitude of issues with the longevity of your garments if they’re not fitted correctly. This can cause misshaping of the cloth, distortion of the hang and, in general, will cause your suit to wear through quicker. In turn, this will mean that you need to replace it quicker too. Bespoke is actually excellent value for money when you consider that your suits will, on average, last longer than anything bought “off the peg. It’s also something that you have an amazing level of input into. Something you can design for yourself and something that will fit you, and only you. Wouldn’t it be a shame to hold one of the many misconceptions about bespoke tailoring? Isn’t it time you thought about talking to your tailor?

The new 2009 Golden Globe statuettes are on display during an unveiling by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. The 66th annual Golden Globe Awards are scheduled for January 11. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)

Meryl Streep… Wow! Style aside, she was head and shoulders above the impact of any of the outfits worn at this years Golden Globes. Meryl managed to take down an individual in a 5 minute speech, without actually mentioning any names. Everyone knew exactly who she was referencing, and there were a few tears shed at the words spoken. However, lets take a look at the outfits that were overshadowed and pick through he best of the bunch.

Style Outfits

Lets take a look at some of the outfits worn on the night. All very formal in style, but this year, much more variance in the colours, textures and finishes. Even Double Breasted suits had a look-in. We’ll start with the traditional black tux as worn by Jimmy Fallon, Sylvester Stallone and Tom Hiddleston (all pictured). This never goes out of fashion for awards and presentations. It’s the ultimate in formal wear for such an occasion. Of the outfits below, I really like the peak lapels on Jimmy’s singe breasted, one-button jacket.

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This year though, I was pleased to see Tom and Sly sporting Double Breasted. I think this is a fantastic style which is sadly not as readily available in the retail stores these days. Having said that, unless you’re a typical shop-mannequin shape, it’s best to visit your tailor for this style. Body shape and style advice is often underrated. My own personal view on this style is to have peaked lapels, straight cut pockets and either a closed vent, or double vent (depending on body shape). Also, a button figuration in keeping with the body shape too. My favourite is 6 buttons, 2 fastening (just like the guys in the pictures). If you’re looking for something to wear a little more casually, some fun can be had with stitching, buttons and linings.

Ryan Gosling

ryan-goslingKnown for his impeccable style, this handsome Canadian always seems to stand out on the red carpet. This year is no different, rocking the white tux jacket, with contrasting black trousers. Very sharp and stands out on a night where most of the chaps turn out in black. I especially like the slim shawl collar on this jacket, coupled with the straight cut pocket. Very elegant.

Donald Glover

donald-gloverA man of many talents. Actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, rapper, singer, and songwriter. At the Golden Globes however, he was simply a style icon. Daring to wear velvet (which I’m a huge fan of), he also chose a phenomenal brown shade which really works well with his complexion. Many over the years have tried brown (including Mr Gosling, above), which is a difficult colour to pull off properly. To pair it with Velvet is a risky move, but I think Mr Glover made a fantastic fist of it, leading him to be my pick of the evening. That was, until I clapped eyes on our final icon.

Justin Timberlake

justin-timberlakeAnd he does it again. Not the first time he’s stepped out in an amazing contrast tux, however, this one carries some hallmarks we’ve seen Mr Timberlake sporting before. Textured cloth seems to be a favourite, as does the contrast gauntlet cuff. This particular outfit is my pick of the evening, and Mr Timberlake wears it well. I’ve often commented on his outfits in the past and this is quite similar to a navy tux worn to a ceremony around 2013. I know a certain barber in Aberdeen who’d look good in this.

As ever, Roseberry Tailoring are on hand to offer the best image consultancy, style advice and bespoke tailoring. We work with you to ensure that you create the very best looks for your wardrobe. I’m often brought pictures of celebrities as a guide for what people want to aspire to, and I’m happy to offer my advice on what will work best for you. Golden Globes. Oscars, BAFTA’s and movie premieres are a great opportunity for celebrities to showcase some amazing outfits. Roseberry Tailoring are experts in creating outfits just like these. Book your appointment today.

 

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The job of a tailor is to provide perfectly fitting clothes for his clients. True? or False?

Whilst the above statement is true, it doesn’t even scratch the surface of what a tailor can do for his clients. Firstly, when you first meet with your tailor, you don’t know him and he doesn’t know you. He must find out more about you before he can properly service your needs. Sure, there are observations that he can make simply by looking at you such as; Hair colour, eye colour, skin tone, frame shape and posture, but he does need to know much more about YOU.

tailor-2Establishing Needs

Depending on our use of the garments being requested, your tailor will begin profiling his cloth selection for adequate options. Should you require daily wear, there’ll be high quality options swimming around in his brain. Something classy for that Caribbean cruise? He’s thinking of lightweights, tropical, mohair etc. He’ll also want to know whether you’re naturally a warm or cold person in order to recommend the correct cloth options. Perhaps this suit will be for your wedding, in which case your tailor will be looking for more information on whether this is an indoor or outdoor event, and whether there is a colour scheme to adhere to. Budget is also considered.

tailor-3Talking about style

This part is important. Many people will fail to appreciate the little twists and tweaks that can be made to ensure that your new garments match your style preferences. After all, a suit is a suit – right? No. It’s personal. Of course, there are many reasons as to why people would want a bespoke suit made, but for most people, it’s about style. Your tailor can integrate touches of fashion eras gone by into your new suit, such as Mod style, Classic style, 40’s, 50’s or 60’s etc. If you have a fashion idol, let your tailor know and he can incorporate some of those finishing touches into your garments to make you really stand out. Sometimes, it helps to bring along items that you really love to show your tailor, like a favourite jacket or pair of trousers. Have a look at our Instagram page to see some examples.

tailor-4Accessories

Who better than your tailor to recommend shoes, belts, ties and pocket squares to go with your new outfit. Remember, a good wardrobe can be narrowed down to just a few key pieces. One straight suit, one mix-and-match suit, one good jacket and just a couple of pairs of flannels/chinos/denims can ensure that you have around 30-40 different outfits for any occasion. Your tailor will know the perfect compliment to each outfit and will usually be able to recommend the place to shop for them. In the case of Roseberry Tailoring, we can help with just about anything in the accessory department.

Until the end of 2016, Roseberry Tailoring will be hosting free style advice appointments to help you understand what works best for you, and also to show exactly the value of having a good tailor in your contact list. These appointments will be available through the main site, and only available at our Glasgow and Edinburgh visits. Just leave a comment in the “How Can We Help You” box at the end of booking your appointment stating that you’re looking for a Free Style Advice appointment and we’ll be happy to help you.

Today, I’ve been sent a rather interesting article from a friend of mine. Of course, our business is called Roseberry Tailoring, and we know of the reason behind the naming of the brand. However, here’s a little “Roseberry” fact that you might not all know.

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Lord Rosebery (note the subtle difference in spelling) was the 5th Earl of Rosebery and the former Prime Minister of the UK (1894-1895). He was a keen sportsman and was the first president of the London Scottish Football Rugby club in 1878. Shortly after, he became involved in Association football in Scotland. The Rosebery Charity Cup was donated to the East of Scotland football association, which ran for 60 years and raised money for charities in the Edinburgh area.

Notably (and hence the reason why the article which was sent to me by a friend is relevant), he also became honorary president of the SFA. His traditional racing colours were primrose and pink (pictured) which he often insisted were worn in place of the traditional dark navy blue. The British Home Championship of 1900 was one such occasion, a game which was won by the scots by 4 goals to 1. Most recently, these colours were again used for the Scottish National team away kit in 1914. The rumours are that, for the coming season, this will also be the away kit for Heart of Midlothian football club. Lord Rosebery also held a similar role at the Edinburgh club, with fan groups almost certain that this strip is in tribute to him. To view the article, click here.

Interesting….. No more than an hour after writing this, it seems it’s no longer a rumour. Heart of Midlothian FC have confirmed. Click here.

 

I’ll keep this short and sweet.

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Tim Visser 1It’s been quite an exciting week for Roseberry Tailoring. Tim Visser, Scottish Rugby international and Harlequins winger, booked an appointment to choose his brand new suit. Tim has plenty of suits at home, but wanted this one to be more of a statement piece. Something that’ll look fantastic as an ensemble, but something that will double up as a great jacket for a slightly more casual look.

 

 

 

 

Tim Visser 2When it comes to this type of order, the devil really is in the details. Making sure that the jacket has just enough of the finishing touches to make it an excellent stand alone piece, but not too much going on that it ruins a perfectly good suit. We spoke about a few touches, settled on some contrast stitch details and worked on pocket angles and lapel widths.

Tim is a tall lad. It’s important to remember that proportions are to be carefully considered when dealing with an athletic physique. Sure, we want to ensure that the suit fits well on the torso, and that the trousers have a nice slim taper to them, but we also want to pay attention to the lengths to ensure that we don’t create something entirely casual.

 

Tim Visser 3After looking through some images on Tim’s iPad (some favoured by his better half, others not), I had a fair idea of the type of look Tim wanted to go for. We have a huge selection of cloth to choose from at Roseberry, from mills such as Holland & Sherry, W.Bill, Loro Piana and Dormeuil, but Tim settled on one we both agreed on. Next item on the agenda was the suit lining. Again, we have a large selection, but in the search for something just that little bit different, Tim opted for our Twisted Linings bunch. Anyone in any doubt about how impressive these are should head on over to their website and see for yourselves.

We’ll see you again in a few weeks Tim. Good luck this weekend. #backingblue #asone

 

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