Friday, February 25, 2011

The Three Piece Suit is Back

(Source: Den of Geek)

Seen most recently in street wear the waistcoat has made a welcome return to suits. I have recently been watching the 70's police drama "The Sweeney" and everyone wore three piece suits, even when they were apprehending villains and celebrating down the pub. Those waistcoats were single breasted 10 to 12 buttons or double breasted and buttoned very high but we are now seeing much lower buttoned single breasted waistcoats with 5 or 6 buttons.

(Source: Simon Spurr)

Waistcoats are a superb addition to a suit that make a great fashion statement and give the wearer a sense of style. Current fashion is that the waistcoat should be in the same fabric as the suit and be very fitted along with the jacket. A three piece suit gives the wearer more versatility and because the waistcoat is close fitting creates a slimming effect.

All Pernac tailor made suits can be made with a waistcoat and there are five styles to choose from.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Classic First Suit

(Source: Ask Men)

How do you build a suitable wardrobe? Of course this depends on your personal circumstances but everyone needs at least one suit. Like Leonardo let's start with what should be every man's first suit choice - the charcoal grey single breasted.

This is the most versatile suit colour and shape and can be worn in any situation. It's appropriate in all work settings, weddings, funerals and all social engagements. Grey suits all skin tones and those with darker skin should choose a lighter grey. A single breasted jacket is modern and timeless and suits all body shapes. Trousers can be pleated or cuffed at the bottom or flat fronted with no cuffs as you like.

Add your own personality to your look by pairing your suit with a smart shirt and tie combination. Go with the classic combination of a white shirt and either a grey or black tie, or create a bigger impact with a bright pink or purple tie. Mid-grey and pale blue are also good shirt matches for charcoal grey. Most wear black shoes and belt with charcoal grey but brown is the more classic and sophisticated look. Finally finish off your look with a pocket square to match your shirt or tie.

Pernac have fabrics in charcoal grey in all ranges. 100% wool in 100's, $549. Super 110's, $849. Super 130's, $999. Dormeuil, $1,399.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Summer Linen

Image source: The Sartorialist via Dandy Fashioner

I wear linen when it's above 28 degrees. It makes me look and feel cool and I am dressed properly with a casual feel which is nice in the heat.

Every man should have at least two or three linen suits in his summer wardrobe. With linen you can mix and match and dress it up or down - and the great thing about linen is it is easy to care for and it looks even better when it creases.

Linen shines in natural colours like beige, camel, brown, white and olive. Darker linens lend themselves to more formal situations. Dress up a linen suit with a crisp shirt, pocket square and tie. For a more casual look lose the tie and team the jacket with a pair of jeans and a light cotton shirt or just wear the trousers with an open neck linen shirt. Wear leather sandals instead of shoes and roll your jacket sleeves up for an Italian look. Linen also lends itself to accessories. A Panama hat, scarf, leather or metal bracelets and maybe even a vest.

The gentleman above has nailed the linen look with his terrific personal style and the fit of his suit. A tailor made linen suit can be had at Pernac from $549 and below is a lovely rich brown fabric that is both stylish and versatile.

Visit Pernac to find out how to create your own design tailor made linen suit.