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A Simple Striped DIY Buttonhole

by | Groom, Groom Style


Ms Chinoiserie

finished01b-550x366Image via DIY Buttonholes for Weddings by Foxglove Botanicals


It’s no secret that I love stripes!!!! A striped ribbon with long ties wrapped around a garden picked bouquet is just so dreamy….

Stripes are a great way too of introducing  a bit of a showstopping detail to ‘Mr Groom’s’ suit too, without going over the top.  Combined with a simple flower in a buttonhole, his outfit is complete.

With so many variations to choose from – narrow, wide, bold or soft….. stripes really are very stylish!! This pretty buttonhole is so easy to make too – visit  DIY Buttonholes for Weddings by Foxglove Botanicals for even more inspiration!

Calibre Autumn Winter 2015 Collection

by | Groom, Groom Fashion, Groom Style


Polka Dot Bride

With so many grooms wanting to perfect a look that’s really theirs, we’re always eager to see what designers bring out in their new collections and the Calibre Autumn/Winter 2015 collection is sure to impress.

This season, we see refined suits in strong tones of navy and petrol; combined with deep winter colours of lilac, merlot, jade and almond, these cooler tones really come to life.

The suits (with a new addition to the collection – the stretch suit developed in Italy for comfort and style) are a nod to the 1970’s gentlemen. Slim and tapered silhouettes go with wider lapels whilst defined shoulders and checked shirts with bolder, bigger patterns highlight the wearer’s up to date choice.

So on trend to complete the Calibre Autumn Winter 2015 collection are classic trenches, statement blazers and leather jackets. All available in store now – hard to choose just one really!

All images via Calibre

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: Love the new suits – particularly the bold check! How handsome!!!!

The Style of a Tailor Made Suit

by | Groom, Groom Fashion, Groom Style


Black Jacket Suiting
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Images by Florido Weddings via Industrial Glam Wedding Inspiration from Lovelocked Wedding Fair

Tailor-made suit options for your wedding, whilst a little more expensive, allow you to choose exactly what you desire with respect to style, fabric, colour, composition/quality and most importantly fit. Our range at Black Jacket Suiting includes two types of tailor-made suiting options each with over 750 fabrics and lining variants to choose from!

A tailor made suit that fits well is a result of excellent workmanship and attention to detail. Before you make a decision on your tailor, here are a few of important tips to consider:


1. Suit Fit is the most important aspect of any suit. You should focus on getting the shoulders of the jacket fitting properly as well as the upper thighs of the trousers. Keep in mind the shapes and sizes of your wedding party – larger men will not fit a slim cut off the rack product.


2. Alterations can be your best friend. Most people don’t realize how much impact small changes a decent tailor can make to a suit to improve the overall look. Remember – suiting is like cutting a piece string; you can always make it shorter or slimmer!


3. Simplicity is the key when thinking about weddings. Trying too hard is easily noticeable – always try to complement outfits rather than matching them.


4. Research needs to be done before you think about visiting a suit store. Figure out what looks work with your wedding style and what complements your bride’s and bridal party’s attire.


5. Style and presentation is an imperative aspect of any wedding day. Remember,  it is your special day too and time to stand out on your own as well.


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Ms Chinoiserie Says: I love a well tailored suit-  these are great tips on how to achieve the perfect look!


About Black Jacket Suiting:  With our passion for suiting, we endeavour to attain the right fit, style and price for every one of our clients; we pride ourselves on combining the highest level of customer service with product diversity and affordable prices.

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