Paul Weller is one cool guy. Pretty Apt for a man who led a band called The Style Council. The Modfather, as he’s often referred to does own his own clothing label – All Stars Are Rare. I’m a huge fan of Paul Weller wearing suits. Weller is often spotted in Double Breasted suits, and he really suits a Pinstripe. He’s a beacon of fashion for the older generation who perhaps think that they have to keep things simple when it comes to choosing suits. The simple fact, gents, is that you don’t. You can still choose Style.

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Double Breasted:

Not afraid to flourish his outfits either with exaggerated pocket squares, he still manages to look very stylish, even without a tie. The oversized collar and the use of a 2 tone shoe really helps this outfit make a statement. Larger than average lapel widths really do help make a style statement too. This suit being a Double Breasted style gives the impression here of a low neck line, however, when buttoned, it will sit much higher.

 

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 Single Breasted:

On the next image, we see a more typical Mod style. 4 buttons high on the jacket, Waistcoat begins high on the breastplate and the trousers have a slight flare at the ankle. Most Mod style suits of the current era will have a slightly narrower ankle finishing just above the shoe. Still a narrow fit over the seat and thigh – some things never change.

 

Style Doesn’t Age:

The whole point of a blog post featuring The Modfather, is to remind you all that Style has no age. I recently came across the image below of a chap believed to be 104 years old. I’m not so sure of his actual age, but he’s an elderly gent. He’s certainly a very well styled chap, and whether this was put together by an ad agency, or whether this chap actually does dress in this manner, I applaud him. I hope more people follow his example.

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So I had a look through Twitter this evening and I see that the big news in the EPL is that Manuel Pellegrini is leaving his post as manager of Manchester City this summer, with Pep Guardiola announced Pep Guardiolaas his successor. Now, I’m not wading in to the sport debate here, as I’m sure a lot of readers will begin to think this is a sporting website, but I came across a tweet from GQ magazine stating that “Thanks to Pep Guardiola, the EPL is now the most stylish soccer league in the world”. It’s possible that they’re referring to style in the football sense, but I think they may just have a point in fashion terms.

 

Pep Guardiola:

Pep likes a suit. On more than one occasion, he’s been seen on the touchline with a well fitted suit. Sometimes accompanied by a black V-neck sweater or a waistcoat. On colder nights, we see Pep sporting a well fitted overcoat to thigh length. Not afraid to dress with the separate jacket & trouser combinations either and he’s also no stranger to daring style attributes. Check out this peak lapel here. Pep Peak

 

 

Competition:

So who mounts a serious title challenge to Pep? Don’t get me wrong, There are managers out there who give him a run for his money. Diego Simeone, Roberto DiMatteo, Jose Mourinho et al, but as far as the EPL goes, we’re struggling to find a real contender. Possible the likes of Roberto Martinez at Everton, or Mauricio Pochettino could be up there at the end of the season with their eyes on the silverwear. The senior category includes the likes of Tony Pulis, Mark Hughes, Sam Allardice and Ronald Koeman, but Roseberry Tailoring think Pep comes out on top.

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What do you think? Feel free to leave your own comments below. I’m happy to participate in a bit of a debate on this one.

 

 

 

Why bespoke? It’s a question I’m asked often. With all the choice available to people in the modern day, why should a traditional process remain the number one choice? The answer is very simple. We are all different. A bespoke suit is made for you, and you alone. Of course, in this one sentence I refer to the fit. Lets elaborate on the subject.

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We’ve all bought a suit “off the peg”. You pop it off the hanger and swing it around, throwing your arms into the jacket. You button the jacket and head to the mirror. Wow, Nice shape. Shame about the shoulders. Or the sleeve length, or the fact that the lapel doesn’t sit flat to your chest. Now the dilemma – Do I go up/down a size and spend money having it butchered at my local tailor? Do I try another brand? Another cut? Another store altogether? It’s a bit of a nightmare and there’s always a compromise.

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Sometimes you land lucky. The suit fits quite well, but it’s a double vent and you normally prefer a single vent. Or all the suits in the shops are 2 button, but you’re more of a 3 button man. Perhaps you’re longing for a double breasted jacket, but try finding one to your liking in your local branch. What about that ghastly lining inside? You’d rather have something more subdued, classy perhaps, but the designer opts for loud, bright colours with a bold pattern.

Tailor

Bespoke Tailoring allows you the freedom to choose. To choose every individual detail. To choose the colour of your buttons, nay, buttonholes. It allows you the freedom to say that you want each part of the suit to be uniquely tailored to your specifications. Lapels, Vents, Pockets, number of buttons. Everything. No stone left unturned. After that, the fit. Your tailor will make an effort to get to know you and your style. He’ll help craft a pattern to match your fitting requirements. Once your garments have been made, he will work with you through your fittings to refine and finesse the garments to your exact liking. Yes, this process requires work, but when it’s done, it’s worth every minute. Perfection will be achieved. No part of the suit will be anything like your previous “Off the peg” exploits.

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The best part? Once you’ve had your bespoke suit made, your tailor will have your pattern saved, awaiting your next commission. And he’ll look forward to helping you create it. Why bespoke? Seems pretty simple. Book your free consultation with Roseberry Tailoring today. We’ll visit you at your home or office at a time convenient to you. You can also book to meet us in a hotel near you (We have diary options open for both Glasgow and Edinburgh, but for any other location, just contact us). We are also happy to host you at our HQ in South Queensferry, where we can show you our full range.

Hello everyone, and welcome. Roseberry Tailoring is officially open for business. Our appointment book is active and our head tailor is looking forward to meeting you.

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Why Roseberry?

If you’ve had bespoke clothing made before, we’re very pleased to hear that. You’ll have come through a process involving the creation of your garments, to the delivery and fitting of your garments and finally, the collection of your garments. Each of you will have had different experiences in going through the process, and will have either enjoyed the process, or become frustrated. Roseberry are here to take all the stress away from ordering your bespoke garments.

Roseberry Tailoring will guide you through the creation of your new bespoke garments, from collar to ankle. We’ll touch on every detail to ensure that we help you create exactly what you want. Once you’ve placed your order, you’ll have a little wait before you see your garments for the first time. Over this period, Roseberry Tailoring will provide you an update each fortnight to let you know exactly what stage of production your garments are at. Production time can seem like a long time when you’ve parted with your hard earned money, so we understand that you won’t want to feel forgotten.

When your garments are ready, you’ll attend for your first fitting. We’ll take you through each part of the suit, again from collar to ankle, to ensure that you’re comfortable and well fitted. If any adjustments are needed, simply leave your garments with us and we’ll have them adjusted accordingly. We’ll have as many fittings as you need in order to ensure that your garments are just perfect. Typically, on your first order, you’ll need 3 or 4 fittings, but once we have your pattern ready, you can order future suits without the need for much in the way of adjustment.

 

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What cloth options can I expect?

Realistically, we can source almost anything. Our stock cloth is sourced from UK mills and includes just about every colour, pattern and weight you can think of. We also stock cloth from Huddersfield Fine Worsted, Vitale Barberis Canonico, Robert Noble, W.Bill, Holland & Sherry (Including our stunning Alpaca Wool range and our Harris Tweeds), Loro Piana and Dormeuil. Working with the best cloth mills in the world helps bring the best to Roseberry Tailoring, and it’s only right that we be the best in our field. We can do this without being prohibitively expensive.

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Where can I find you?

We’ll be meeting our clients at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Royal Terrace, Edinburgh. We can also arrange to visit you at your home, or place of work at a mutually agreeable time. Best to contact us for anything you’d like to discuss and we can look to accommodate.

We very much look forward to creating your bespoke garments. If you do have any further questions, please contact us and we will respond as soon as possible.

 

The Suit. Undoubtedly one of the most iconic types of menswear. Black tie, white tie, smart or casual, over the years it has evolved from a somewhat regimented piece of attire to allowing the gentlemen a bit more freedom with their style. In 2017, we see flamboyancy; a mix of fabric and freedom of silhouette which makes it an exciting time to be in the market for a sharp new look.

But with the flexibility in design, we have an increase in choice. So much so, that many who do not have a clear fashion sense are baffled by where to begin.

To help we have put together some bespoke suit inspiration to help you on your way. Some are brash, most are understated and all can ensure you look your best whatever the occasion.

The Big.

The phrase is “go big or go home” and the Festive season is certainly a time to make an impact. Whether you choose a luxurious velvet jacket (very fashionable at the moment) or a cashmere Dormeuil Towntex, you are bound to create quite the stir. Understated elegance is the trick to going big. You don’t need a brashy pattern or clash of colours to stand out. Sometimes all you need is a bit of bravery and a well designed suit of course.

The Bold

If you do choose to make an entrance, then do so with style. Being bold  is about taking inspiration from the wacky and wild and incorporating them into your look – whether toned down or as loud as possible. It doesn’t need to be the shirt with pineapples, or lurid clashing of colours. Below are some examples of taking a bold idea and converting it into something that works. These styles will not be for everyone, but the internet is a great source of inspiration. Take a look at our instagram for some bespoke suit inspiration.

The Beautiful

The beautiful. The luxurious. The classic. Some men think pulling off a suit is easy, but the full look needs careful consideration and co-ordination. The tie, the shirt, the waistcoat…. to cufflink? What shoes? All these things, we can help you with. Make sure your accessories compliment one of our beautiful suit options.

Whatever you want your suit to achieve, our experienced team can help you. Book us to visit you at your home or office, or meet us at a city centre location (we use the Crowne Plaza hotel in Edinburgh and Blythswood Square in Glasgow). You’re also very welcome to come visit our South Queensferry HQ where we can chat to you about our range of options, all at fantastic prices.

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