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5 Tailoring Tips for Petite Women

We’re celebrating Short Girl Appreciation Day with five tailoring tips for petite women — who are 5’4″ and under, or 163 cm and under.

First, petite doesn’t mean short and slim. Department stores and pret-a-porter (ready to wear) brands however cut fabric and patterns with that in mind. Narrower shoulders and shorter inseams can be uncomfortable and unflattering for short ladies with larger proportions.

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Empire waist lengthens petite legs & compliment curves.

    • A balancing act is needed if you’re a bustier, well-endowed woman.
      An empire waist cuts the torso just below the bustline. This will create a great visual effect — lengthening those petite legs. Pair a fitted top with a high-waist skirt, trousers or jeans… and even ballerina flats to network your way around the city. Don’t hide what you’ve got! Extra baggy or extra long shirts will only call more attention to your top half.

      BONUS: Empire-style waists designed for regular sizes are easier to find than exclusive petite sizing. Cut that pity party short, and get out the door to shop!

  • Layers can fake a perfect fit.

Invest in a custom tailored jacket. Every woman should have a black blazer in her wardrobe.

Dress it up for business meetings and presentations. Inspiring confidence, it makes a powerful statement. Dress it down with a trendy camisole or a t-shirt for a flirty evening on the town, or fun weekend brunch with your entourage of besties.

If those tops don’t fit your form in some places, your bespoke blazer will still make you look fabulous! Cuff long sleeves to instantly lengthen arms.

BONUS: A fitted shirt under a cropped sweater also lengthens the torso. Longer necklaces can draw eyes downward away from your face, as well as drawing eyes upward away from thicker hips and thighs.

faux pas! These trouser hems make a short woman look shorter.

faux pas! These trouser hems make a short woman look shorter.

  • Your legs are not the problem. Ill-fitting pants are.
    Department stores & popular brands don’t design clothes with you in mind. Proportion is key! Trousers should break atop shoes. Bunching and cuffed hems are quick — but poor fixes. Also vertical patternsdraw eyes upward; choose from a large selection of fabric for you to fully customize your trousers and skirts

  • Pair shoes and bottoms that are similar in color.
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    A monochromatic look gives the illusion of a longer silhouette. Stock your closet with shoes similar in color to your skin tone as well as your stockings / nylons.

Be mindful of your coat as well. The SF Tailor hand tailors clothing for every client. Select your fabric and lining to personalize one of four popular styles. We like the Picadilly: It’s cropped and especially complimentary for petite ladies.

Better yet — send us your measurements and a photo of a coat worn by your favorite celebrity. We specialize in these types of orders.

  • Last but not least, be CONFIDENT.
    Don’t resent your body. Embrace what you’ve been given. Know what can make you look good… and know we can make you look good! So you feel confident when you wear what you love.

Easiest Question to Answer for Newly Engaged

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Katherine Heigl reveals her excitement and engagement ring.

First, congrats to all newly engaged couples!

We know serious thought and time has been spent on planning proposals. We also know some money and thought have been spent on that bling of a ring!

Let The SF Tailor answer the easiest wedding planning question: Are suits or tuxedos the way to go?

Here are some considerations for you to decide:

  • What time is your event? Evenings are more formal than afternoon affairs.
  • Will the event have an Oscar-nominated red carpet ambiance?
    Want guests to confuse your groom with James Bond?
  • Rustic wedding in the country or modern loft wedding in the city?

Whatever your budget, our custom-tailored suits or tuxedos will lessen the stress of the men who are most important to you — from the father of the bride to the groom, from groomsmen to the ring bearer.

  • Rental tuxedos remind them of bowling alley shoes and/or roller skates.
    These men get high-quality clothing they can choose to wear to other special occasions. 
  • Rushing to pick up and return the tux days before and after the wedding isn’t fun.
    We conveniently deliver the bespoke clothing to your doorstep.
    As the organizer, everybody’s already checking in with you.
  • Relaxed, confident and comfortable is how men feel in custom-made clothes.
    These clothes are tailored to personal measurements, presenting men at their personal best.

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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?

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.

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!