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.

Groomsmen Superheroes

Summertime Sadness, Wedding Season Ends

Lana del Rey isn’t alone as she sings of summertime sadness. What a memorable season it’s been. We at The SF Tailor want to thank all of you — our friends and family, not clients — for sharing your lives and milestones with us.

As green leaves turn into beautiful red, gold and brown colors, we feel the breeze getting a bit cooler. Time to bring out the coats … and eagerly anticipate engagements during year-end holidays!

Enjoy these photos from your special events and our travels as much as we indulged in
making you look good and feel confident in our custom-tailored, bespoke suits and tuxedoes.

Superhero Groomsmen less formal wedding: custom fit khaki trousers, bespoke shirts reveal secret identities groom saves the day in personalized suit

superheroes (groomsmen) save the day

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a day in Amasra as we sought new textiles & trends

Brunch with a Belgian custom made linen suit for summer vacation along Mediterranean Sea Coastbrunch with a Physics / Astronomy lecturer

Breathe Easy in Summer Linen Suits

custom tailored linen wedding suits for summer wedding ceremonies receptions and parties groomsmen in comfortable fashionable suits

Linen suits are a great way to beat the heat during summer. The main reason is linen breathes so well. It provides exceptional coolness and freshness while you look dapper.

Linen suits are no longer just the mark of vacationing gentlemen from the American South or Mediterranean. Your dad might wear Tommy Bahama, ironically based in Seattle! but you don’t have to. The new generation of linen suits come in more colors and is cut to be dressier.

Bear in mind linen suits wrinkle rather easily. Don’t get scared or frustrated though. This gives linen suits their character. Think of it like the creases, lines or wear marks in your favorite pair of jeans.

The bottom line: linen suits in summer are the best way to travel, celebrate semi-formal birthdays or attend weddings.

Custom Holiday Fashion for Women

green custom made women's suit jacket peaked lapels by San Francisco Tailor

Tailor made fashion for women is gaining momentum worldwide. Prepping now for what you should wear to all the holiday parties will save you time. Down the road you’ll have one less thing  to worry about during all the rush.

Holiday fashion is expected to be awash in glittering gold and pink hues.  While an all black ensemble is still expected, lighter colors such as camel and sand are breaking through the monotony.

For the party season, we suggest 5 holiday looks that can be created and handmade for you by The San Francisco Tailor studio for the modern woman:

 

1.  Stand out in a custom vest. What makes this stylish is the element of surprise. It’s unconventional at holiday parties, where women resort to dresses. Make a chic statement in a classic silk ivory or black vest paired with dark trousers or slim fitting blue jeans.

 

2. Wear a tailored tuxedo. Party the night away as you rock a tuxedo jacket. For a true party vibe, opt for a midnight blue tux with a satin shawl collar. Pair with a tube top, silk blouse or shell underneath. Bold enough to mimic celebrities? Get tape & watch this video tutorial to prevent any wardrobe malfunctions.

 

3. Dare to shine and sparkle. If you’re getting a tuxedo jacket, take it up a notch. Opt for one with tails. Shine in that social spotlight. Or sparkle in a sequined dress matched with a black tuxedo jacket with tails. Wallflowers might shy away from this style adventure.

 

4. LBD. A party is never complete without a phenomenal LBD, or little black dress. It’s pretty predictable. So stylists recommend a tuxedo jacket over your favorite little black dress. Other women will cover up with typical shawls, scarves or cardigan sweaters.

 

5. Short suits are a popular trend now. The patterned fabric looks chic and provacative at any given occasion. Matching shorts and tailor made suit jackets seem a bit cheeky whereas skirt suits and trouser suits are more conventional.

Timeless: Custom Tailored Clothes

grey double breasted suit made to measure suit for men by San Francisco TailorPutting  together  a  wardrobe  day  in,  day  out  may  seem  effortless  for  fashionistas  or  a  runway  model  sashaying confidently  in  the  latest  haute  couture. But  fashion, bespoke tailoring­ wise,  is  not  made  haphazardly  in  just  one day.

It needs to go through a process of quality control and collaboration with clients to complete a suit, shirt, or whatever the client desires. It isn’t a one size fits all approach.

Each garment makes each suit or shirt as unique as the individual wearing it.

“Fashion  forward”  may  be  the  chief  goal  of  fashion  designers  and  stylists,  but  timeless  elegance is what customized tailoring represents – then and more so now.

While tech­ driven economies have fused tradition and innovation today, old and new processes have increased the buying power of working professionals. Highly personalized fashion now has more global reach. It’s not exclusive to the rich and wealthy.

Tailor made suits and fashion are exclusive to your personal measurements.

Made to measure suits can now be purchased online with effective DIY, custom made, and personalized marketing from online tailors.

Back  in  the  day, local  tailors had limited accessibility. Today, coupled with the influence  of  online branding, visiting tailors constantly travel the world to meet clients.

The business of custom tailoring has successfully evolved. It adapts to changing fashion. Mass production is certainly unbecoming and unattractive given the time to tailor one impeccable suit. We’re thankful to have a deep portfolio of old, loyal and a steady flow of new clients. Bespoke today includes classic accessories, from custom made cufflinks, boutonnières and even footwear.

The old adage that nothing ever stays the same holds true even — especially for personalized tailoring because tailors and  artisans  never  compromise  on  quality. In this aspect, quality  alone makes  the  creation  of  bespoke fashion timeless and a cut above the rest.

5 Advantages of Buying Custom Made Suits

single breasted suit black lined lapels bespoke grey suit custom tailored suits by San Francisco TailorWe cover 5 major advantages to buying men’s custom made suits:

  1. Immaculate & Dapper Fashion
    If you fall into the category of an immaculate dresser — someone very pedantic about his clothing and doesn’t like a single thread askew — then it’s necessary to get your suits tailor-made. Ready-made suits rarely fit people. They often need to be altered. Even after alterations, this business wear may not leave you satisfied. Made to measure suits however will fit so well you feel satisfied. Confidence looks good on you.
  2. Get the Perfect Fit
    Men’s custom made suits are tailored after your exact measurements are meticulously taken. Thus, tailors get the fit right. More importantly, they usually leave a small margin in case you gain or shed some pounds. Hence, your fittings are not affected dramatically. This is a serious advantage over ready-made, off the rack clothing.
  3. Styled to Your Taste
    You can customize your suits to your preferences and personality. In contrast, a retail shop features ready-made suits flawless in design but colors are trendy or fabric is not to your liking. Perhaps the different store stocks your favorite color and an acceptable fabric, but the design doesn’t compliment your body shape. Should a suit catch your eye, you still leave the store disappointed because your size wasn’t in stock — or it was beyond your budget. Hence, it can be almost impossible to find the perfect combination of design, color, fabric, fit and price — but online men’s custom made suits meet your demands easily.
  4. More Convenience, Less Hassle
    You’re busy. Everyday you’re hussling. When you send your measurements and suit specifications to us, we deliver your tailor made suit to your door. Upon arrival, you need not alter it. Personalized business wear fits you like a second skin. Plus, you already saved yourself time from on public transport or finding a parking space, and fighting crowds at the department store, where nobody can find good help from courteous sales associates.
  5. Good Quality at an Affordable Price
    The quality you get with men’s custom made suits will be to your liking since you choose the fabric and details. When you decide the theme and design, you call the shots. And even after getting all these benefits, you get the suit tailored at very affordable prices.

All these factors warrant you get your suits tailor-made and delivered to your front door — instead of getting a headache when picking them up from retail shops.

Tailor Made Suits for Men: Blunders When Making Your Choice

custom tailored tuxedo cobalt blue with black satin shawl lapels black pocket detailing by San Francisco TailorTailor-made suits for men are gaining popularity among average Joes. For several years the SF Tailor has been bringing affordable elegance to ordinary men. These days you don’t need to be Warren Buffett, Bill Gates or Manjo Bhargava to order bespoke suits. Since we established our studio, demand for made to measure clothes has grown… and so has the supply. Today we aware of certain mistakes or faults in choosing your personalized suits or tuxedos, pictured left.

Just as clothes make a man, man makes clothes. Despite the fact fully customized suits are a masterpiece of craftsmanship, those who buy them may commit errs in design or they can blunder the taking of measurements. If a suit doesn’t fit a man, it’s a useless purchase.

Custom fit suits should meet the exact body type of the men who wear them. The rogue and style that comes with a particular suit instills a great sense of confidence (and attraction). So tailor-made suits that are designed to match to a man’s exact needs are the best choice among all. A so-called gentleman identifies himself with decorum and maintains a good standing within society.

With a bespoke suit, an individual can maintain a healthy and admirable position — standing  against all evils that prevail in the world.

Tailor-made suits for men are tremendously popular on the web and even purchased in bulk. (We’ve had the privilege of dressing teams of restaurant waiters and members of men’s choirs.) Most of these suits fit the buyer’s requirement because the customers define the fashion consistent with their own needs.

One common mistake when ordering is a lack of attention to details. To suit the highest level of perfection, focus on different characteristics related to the suit you want to buy. Take a look now at the many specifications that allow your suit to be as unique as you are or you want it to be. Without a proper understanding of the product, you’ll bound to make some thoughtless decisions.

Collect info about reasonable prices for suits from department stores and online tailors. Is it an off the rack or custom tailored suit?These errs often cause discrepancies in price. Some customers can feel cheated before they even buy a suit. First, understand the real and competitive price. How much would you pay today for the same product in a brick-and-mortar store? a department store or a boutique? In this regard, collect info from different sources to know what fair prices are — and what sort of purchase you will make.

We stay up to date with the latest style & fashion trends. However making a sensible choice, choosing a suit that reflects your personality to your community, is your choice, not ours.

Tailor-made suits for men we make available to you are unique. They are one-of-a-kind, designed to give you a customized, comfortable and confident look. Be the dapper gentleman you dare to be with the cloth you select. Does it fit your personality type? Also be careful about the price you pay, so your investment returns a sensible quality to you.

Wedding Suits for Men: Things to Know Before Ordering!

lead singer wears custom tailored suit personalized online by San Francisco Tailor

Online ordering isn’t tough. It’s just as easy as buying something at a shop if you know the right process. When you plan to purchase wedding suits for men, it’s a big risk. You can’t afford to place an order without knowledge of the source you’re buying from. There are more things to understand before you add anything to your online shopping cart.

One of the most important things is to pay attention to details. Weddings shouldn’t be anything less than unique. When selecting a suit, look at the style or cut — and ask how the fabric matches expected weather conditions or the time of the wedding ceremony. Ask your partner, bride or wedding planner about the overall theme. Best yet, how will your custom tailored suit or tux compliment your personality?

Wedding suits for men should be personalized garments, so they best fit your needs. Don’t waste valuable time visiting stores that may not have what you want. All you need to know is how to select the best item at the right price. Reviews certainly assist in making decisions.

Online ordering has a lot of benefits — but it doesn’t give you the chance to try on the suit before buying it. Understand your body type. Reporting incorrect measurements can affect your range of motion and comfort. Then choose a particular cut.

Next, let’s narrow down the fabric. Several textile options are available. You’ll want to be comfortable, so suiting material should match the season or climate in which your wedding will be held. Pick your color carefully because your suit plays off your skin’s complexion… and will be captured by a photographer and/or videographer. Consult with your partner, bride or wedding planner to be on the safe side.

In this regard, wedding suits for men can be purchased online with care. Make smart choices for your wedding suit, but don’t forget accessories can take your look to a new level for your special day. Assured you’ve made a great decision, you’ll have more fun and your personality will express itself well at the reception and party. You can be sure you’re buying yourself much more than the shirt on your back!