Monthly Archives: November 2014

Tall Bride but Groom Stands Tall

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Tall wives admire well-dressed men of all heights.

The SF Tailor team is back to work, but we’re happy to hear our friend James has gathered relatives and friends for his wedding during this Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Months ago, he asked us about a custom-tailored suit or tuxedo for short men. We prefer to say James is a man who isn’t tall in physical stature. However anybody who knows him looks up to him because he’s full of integrity.

Here are five style tips we employ to boost the confidence of a man of shorter proportions:

  • Streamline your profile. A loose fit calls more attention to a small frame.
    Get a close fit on the body — in the shoulders, chest, waist and crotch.
  • Show me the cuffs. Proportion is important.
    Expose a half-inch of shirt cuff, and arms appear longer.  Trousers that sit high on the waist and ‘break’ atop shoes also lengthen the body. Uncuff those trouser hems as well.
  • Lapels should match the width of your torso. A slender chest needs skinnier lapels.
  • Wear vertical patterns or a solid monochromatic look. The effect draws eyes upward.
    We have a large selection of fabric for you to fully customize your tuxedo or suit.
    Avoid a cummerbund, which will divide your body into shorter (and stouter) segments.
  • The upper breast pocket should be where its name suggests, not wrapped around the side of your body. A splash of bright color like a pocket square points attention toward your face.

Today we have the privilege to dress James, and we wish the best to his beautiful bride and him.

If you know a man who has difficulty finding suits that fit well, The SF Tailor offers high-quality and expert tailoring — so your man can stand tall on his wedding day and any time he wears his tuxedo. We can also help groomsmen who are vertically challenged.

Suit Up for Success

As friends and family brine turkeys and prepare for Black Friday shopping sales, the team at The SF Tailor thanks several not-for-profit organizations throughout the U.S. for helping disadvantaged and/or previously homeless men and women who are want to find jobs and remain employed.

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He’s overcome adversity. Lack of a suit shouldn’t set him back.

Like them, we also want to promote economic independence of our neighbors, and often veterans who have defended our personal freedoms. Not everybody will share the million dollar success story of Chris Gardner, portrayed by Will Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness.

However men and women who learn job skills have overcome much adversity…

yet something as small as the lack of a business suit can still set back these individuals.

Domestic violence shelters, job training programs, and family services providers typically rely on career clothing donations. So choices are limited — especially for clients of larger proportions.

Imagine an ill-fitting suit when the job candidate already feels nervous, intimidated, doubtful.

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How do you feel in an interview? And how comfortable is your suit?

Consider the gift of a custom tailored suit for one of these beneficiaries. By providing professional attire, any of these men or women can feel confident and better positioned to thrive in work and in life. Help them towards self-sufficiency. Dress them for success.

Use this Black Friday 2014 promotion upon check-out for $25 off the already lowest prices for fully customized suits: 100152TJM43NDA18

This code is valid through 31 December 2014.
Why not buy an additional suit for yourself?

Young Doctor Now Engaged

young doctor medical student and school teacher celebrate engagement now shop for custom tailored suits for groom, groomsmen, father of bride, father of groomFirst, congratulations are in order for our friend who is a young doctor at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) who proposed to his extremely patient girlfriend of 6 years.

The medical student and his fiancee are concerned about their student loans. Even with some financial aid from their parents, they want a high-quality wedding for their limited budget.

So they contacted The SF Tailor on Facebook to ask if suits or tuxedos are the way to go. We posed a few questions; they decided.

  • What time is your event? Evenings are typically more formal than afternoon affairs.
  • What kind of feel will the event have?
    Will your guests confuse your groom with James Bond, or an Oscar-nominated actor at the Academy Awards ceremony?
  • Is it going to be a rustic wedding in the country or a modern loft wedding in the city?
    The romantic music teacher / bride-to-be chose a mountain-top winery in Saratoga. Her face lit up, as she expressed her love for Northern California since she was from the East Coast. 

With all this in mind, they know custom suits for their Sunday afternoon celebration is the answer. The look would reflect the youthful energy and relaxed personalities of the groomsmen.

Most of all, the couple is excited to help their relatives and childhood friends with their career prospects. (Their gift registry even lists their preferred charities!) Soon the young physician will interview with hospitals along the West Coast, while his friends also gain more work experience. However all of them can feel confident and share memories from a special wedding day.