It is often the same silhouettes that are highlighted when we talk about costumes: tall, slim, with silky hair! In real life, there is a multitude of body types and it can be complicated to dress in a suit when you are short and muscular (or stocky). Especially when you have to buy clothes several ci-sizes larger and therefore quickly float in your suit.. The idea is: try to lengthen your figure, without hiding!
The top of the suit
Choose a shirt and a straight jacket or fitted jacket. Definitely avoid a slim suit which will make you look "pudgy".
The shirt and jacket can be altered, especially if you choose a tailored suit. This will inevitably cost more, but having a suit and 2 or 3 tailor-made shirts is worth it.
Opt for a suit top with vertical stripes.
The choice of a suit in a dark colour (dark blue, midnight blue, black) will refine your silhouette.
The casual jacket unstructured, without lining or padding, allows you to adopt a look that is both chic and casual.
The bottom of the suit
If you're a kid, you're probably used to having your suit trousersaltered.
Limit alterations by choosing a size up, even if it means hemming at the ankle.
Choose trousers that are more comfortable in the thighs and with a fitted ankle.
The trousers should be straight or slim and not protrude beyond the ankles.
Choose dark colours to slim the legs and patterns with thin vertical stripes.
Wear trousers high enough to make your legs look longer.
The ankle boots or derbies with a few centimetres of heel will also enhance your figure.
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11 tips for choosing and wearing a suit in 2022 ?
When it comes to suits and male elegance, there are many codes and rules to master. But don't panic, to avoid faux pas and style mistakes (never irreparable), here are a few tips for choosing and especially wearing your suit.
Choosing a tailor-made suit
It is the structuring element of your suit and therefore the most important one (along with the material). A well cut suit is a timeless piece of clothing. Choose a straight cut to be comfortable in your movements and to emphasize your silhouette. Whether you are tall and slim, or overweight, a nice straight cut suit is your best friend.
Directly related to the fit, the perfect suit should be comfortable. But fit is not everything, you have to think about the fabrics and the quality of the suit design The better the materials, the better your suit will stand up to the seasons, although there is no perfect material that will keep you warm in winter and cool in summer (one can always dream). However, Super 150's wool suits are a perfect compromise for, say, an everyday suit .Merino wool isparticularly appreciated by our tailors for creating high quality suits.
The fibre or titling of the suit
In the jargon, we often use the terms Super 80's, Super 100's or Super 160's wool suit... But what do they mean? Simply the fineness of the fibre. The higher the number, the finer the fibre and the number determines the number of fibres woven per cm2. Thus, a Super 80's suit will be very strong and thick, with gooddurability. A Super 220's suit is made of finer fibres and is therefore more fragile. Also observe the weight of your suit (i.e. the weight of the fabric per metre) and adapt it to the use of your suit. For example, a fabric weighing less than 150g/m is light, so it is best for summer temperatures.
The movement of your suit
Wearing a suit well often means beingtailor-made. And why is that? Because every body shape, every style, every personality is different. A suit should be a unique piece of clothing and therefore a tailor-made suit is the perfect solution to reflect your character. Your suit should move with your body, it should accompany your movement and should not be a hindrance. A beautiful tailored suit should have flattering lines.
The finishing touches
Pay attention to the finishing touches of your bespoke suit because the devil is in the details: shoulders, interlining, buttons, lapels, lining of the jacket and sleeves, pockets... By opting for a bespoke suit, you guarantee a better finish and therefore a better durability of your suit .
How to wear a tailor-made suit, the details
Here are a few tips that will make a difference when wearing them.
Let your shirt sleeve. Ideally, the shirt should protrude about 2 cm. Neither the shirt nor the jacket should cover your hands.
The top button. Only the top button. This is a rule: never button all the buttons or the bottom button of your jacket.
Keep it light. To prevent the suit from deforming too quickly, avoid heavy objects (notebooks, sets of keys) in the pockets of your tailored suit pockets of your tailored suit. If you can't avoid it, include your items when taking measurements, to anticipate.
Watch the length of the trousers. We still see too many trousers riding up and showing half their wearer's calves as soon as they sit down. The length of the suit trousers should fall at the heel and if your trousers rise above the ankles when you sit with your legs crossed, they are too short. On the other hand, your trousers should be worn at hip level.Also watch the length of your jacket. A good jacket covers your buttocks but doesn't go any lower!
Think toaccessories. A nice matching waistcoat, a belt or a clutch bag have the power to enhance your suit. For this, get free advice by booking your Discovery appointment at the Maison de Maîtres.
Choose the right tie. It can be made of silk or another noble material. The tie can contrast with the colour of your suit, as well as harmonise with it. Be creative, a good tie has that little something, that pattern that makes the difference! Of course, the tie should not go lower than the belt.
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The blue wedding suit
The blue wedding suit
Ah the blue suit! it is the essential of the wedding suits, at the same time classic, sober and essential for the important ceremonies, let us see how to make the difference with its blue suit.
The blue wedding suit, a must-have
Choosing a blue suit means giving up a certain originality (unless you opt for an electric blue, why not). But the devil is in the details and you can distinguish yourself elegantly with a good cut (essential) and accessories (clutch, buttons, tie, socks, etc.). The blue suit is a safe bet that you can mix and match endlessly.
From the navy blue Prince of Wales suit in mohair, to the electric blue (or royal blue) suit!
How to choose your blue wedding suit
Navy blue, more formal. The royal blue, rather cliché for a wedding, it must be said The colour of your wedding suit is what the guests will see first, but we advise you to focus on the cut and the choice of material of your suit.
How do I match my blue suit?
If you choose a dark blue suit (midnight blue, navy blue, petrol blue), contrast your wedding outfit with a nice light shirt: white, pale pink or light blue. Accessories can be in black, brown or brighter colours. Opt for a patterned tie or a white striped shirt to make your wedding outfit stand out.
If your choice of suit is a more electric blue or light blue, you've made a strong choice, well done. But be careful not to overdo it. The other pieces should calm your outfit down. Choose a white shirt with a burgundy or sand tie. The choice of patterns is not to be neglected, but be careful.
Choosing the colour of my blue suit
It's all about balance Generally speaking, vary the strength of your suit with small details such as accessories or the shirt. If you opt for a brightly coloured suit, tone down the outfit with a more sober shirt. By choosing a navy or midnight blue suit, you are opting for timelessness. To avoid this outfit becoming too businesslike or even casual, reinforce it with strong pieces.
A red, burgundy or bottle green tiea red, burgundy or bottle green tie.
Brown polished derby shoes brown polished shoes or black richelieu shoes (more classic).
You can also see how to choose the colour of your wedding suit (link to article) Finally, to make the best choice of the blue wedding suit, make an appointment with the image consultant of the Maison de Maîtres. It's free and a guarantee of a wedding outfit that suits you completely!
HOW TO CHOOSE A CUSTOM-MADE LAWYER'S GOWN?
Need a lawyer's robe? La Maison de Maître offers you your gown for every purchase of a tailor-made suit.
How to choose your custom-made avocado robe ?
An emblematic piece and a working tool at the same time, choosing the right gown is a major issue for all new lawyers. Before buying your lawyer's gown, study the case carefully! History, materials, codes to respect, the Maison de Maître reviews everything.
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History of the lawyer's gown
The current lawyer's gown has its origins in the Middle Ages and the Christian religion. Yes, yes, it is not well known, but lawyers and clergymen were strongly linked. Look at the similarities between the cassock and the lawyer's gown. For a long time, the toga consisted of 33 buttons, like the age of Christ. Lawyers were masters of the word and of eloquence. Thus, their robes distinguished them from the common people and linked them to the royal power, until the French Revolution. Since the 19th century, the gown has been "secularised" and symbolises above all independence, as well as the unity of the profession.
The codes of the lawyer's robe
However, in Belgium as elsewhere, the wearing of the lawyer's gown is still subject to certain very specific codes and may only be worn during pleadings, the taking of the oath by the lawyer or when visiting magistrates Furthermore, the decree of 1 November 1968 regulates the wearing of the gown by stating in particular the material of which it is made: black wool and the obligation to wear the epitome. This strip of cloth is worn over the toga on the left shoulder and is fitted with synthetic or naturalfur. The only real evolution concerns the size of the toga. Nowadays, the dress goes down to half the calves. Warning: forget about customising the outside of your gown, it is impossible. However, choose different materials depending on the use of the gown and its comfort level.
Taking care of your avocado gown
One gown, many uses
The life of a lawyer is often very busy. With a rush to court and a gruelling day, the care of the robe often takes a back seat. Sometimes the poor robe is even rolled up in a ball somewhere on a chair. However, the price of a gown, especially a made-to-measure one, is not insignificant: expect to pay between €800 and €2,000, or even more! So take a few simple steps to prolong the life of your professional tool:
Transport it in a closed bag.
Keep it on a hanger in a wardrobe to avoid creasing.
Have it dry cleaned and if possible, dry clean it.
To ensure that your gown is as robust as it is ideal for all seasons and temperature variations, pay close attention to the materials..
The materials of the avocado toga
If the avocado robe must keep its black colour (that goes without saying), there are many possibilities concerning its composition! The best gown is a balance of elegance, comfort and robustness. Merino wool: A noble material, it surprises with its insulating and thermoregulatory properties. The other advantage of merino wool is its incredible lightness. You'll forget you're wearing it... (specify thickness)
GAY WEDDING SUITS: HOW TO COORDINATE YOUR OUTFITS?
The big day is approaching! Everything is ready ... or almost. Nevertheless, there remains an important point to decide - and not least - that of the choice of the suit of the grooms. From the start, the question arises whether the outfits at a gay wedding should match or whether it is better to play on the opposite. At first glance, there is no direct answer to this question. The golden rule is to always opt for a choice that will allow the two grooms to feel comfortable, and honoured as they should be on this great day, and have a wedding to their taste.
GAY WEDDING SUITS: SHOULD THE OUTFITS MATCH?
If you have the same morphology as your spouse and you share the same tastes, it is obvious that you will naturally orient your choice towards the same type of suit. This is not a problem, it can actually look very nice. This means you'll be able to agree quicker and have an easier time matching your outfits. Moreover, who says matching outfits does not necessarily say two identical suits. You can think of two suits designed differently or with different finishing touch while using the same fabric. This is where we understand the need to get advice and make costom-made suits.
Matching your suits without choosing identical ones also allows you to tune your outfits even if the grooms have different morphologies. Therefore, everyone will be entitled to tailor-made design while keeping a visual coherence, using the same fabric or revealing a common design made by the tailor.
SHOULD YOU DRESS THE SAME WAY FOR A GAY WEDDING?
Choosing a totally identical suit for both grooms is also not totally out of the question. Do not be afraid to be judged or compared, you must also assert yourself as a close-knit couple. Dressing with identical suits can emphasis on the uniqueness of your relationship, the strength of uniting two men and highlight the cohesion of your relationship. Do not forget to drop by a tailor when making this choice. Even if you want the suits to be identical, they may still require adjusting here and there.
DON’T BE AFRAID OF HAVING TWO DIFFERENT STYLES OF SUITS FOR A GAY WEDDING
One would think that choosing two different types of suits for a gay wedding is a simple choice. Indeed, each chooses the suit that pleases him and that avoids a lot of problems ... But this is wrong. It is possible to find in a mismatched suit, which are diametrically opposed, some coherence in the difference. It is quite possible to bring out the personality of each spouse, to assert their differences, without giving the impression of being two people who have trouble agreeing on an outfit for the day which is supposed to celebrate their union.
By receiving some help and guidance during your suit fitting, an experienced tailor will perfectly understand your desires. It is perfectly understandable and possible to help you look different from each other and to be able to affirm your couple as people with distinct characters and tastes, while guiding you towards choices of suits that will still go perfectly together.
SHOULD YOUR SUIT BE A SURPRISE TO YOUR FUTURE HUSBAND?
Everyone should have the right to be surprised to discover his companion in the suit for the first time on the wedding day. This tradition should not be reserved for the wedding dress only. If for you, discovering your husband-to-be on the Big Day in his new suit is important, you will quickly realise that it is difficult to choose a suit separately, while also hoping to match.
To avoid unpleasant surprises, it is best to choose a mutual friend or family member to attend your suit fitting and those of your companion. Even simpler, choose the same tailor, who can guide you one after the other.
His advice is valuable because he has a clear vision of the choice of both spouses and if you trust him completely, he can help you find different suits that will remain consistent with each other.
BE ADVISED BY A STYLIST TO CHOOSE THE SUITS OF THE TWO GROOMS
Now that you have a clearer idea about what you want or on the contrary, that you are even more lost, do not hesitate to push the door of the La Maison de Maîtres. We will receive you within the privacy in our shop privatised for the occasion. Our visual consultants will help you design your tailored wedding suits.
Learn more about the many gifts we have in our "Ceremony" formula for you. In addition to our wise advice, you will leave with two free dress shirts and a personalised embroidery.
Back to school means new beginning. Coming back from holidays, we all have lots of motivation, ready to grind, full of good resolutions and new projects. Some have the chance to meet new colleagues, meet those rare cheerful bosses and meet new customers who will discuss future contracts. Maybe for some, it’s time to start a new job.
In short, this is the ideal time to shine and as many opportunities to show off in the best light!
WHAT IF WE CHANGED UP THE CONVERSATIONS AROUND THE COFFEE MACHINE?
It is time for the holiday anecdotes to cease, and to leave room for the more distinguished considerations of which you would be the instigator.
To follow the admiring glances or the curious who dare to touch your shoulder gently, you can tell them the wonderful qualities of the wool or cashmere chosen to make your new suit. Because in terms of exceptional fabrics, the Maison des Maîtres is fortunate enough to be able to spark curiosity and interest in the materials.
Here are 5 reasons why the remarkable elegance of your new Tailor-Made suit will become the topic of conversation for the fall season!
1. HER WOOL-CASHMERE ASSOCIATION
Colour is, of course, the primary criteria for any man looking for a new suit. But the tailor will quickly let you know that the fabric is just as important. Cotton, and especially linen, are recommended for the summer, while warm wool and cashmere are perfect for fall, winter and even spring. The weight of wool changes with the seasons and is associated with other materials such as silk, which is by the way never used 100% alone.
2. THE BRAND OF THE FABRIC IS PRESTIGIOUS
Among the fabrics that are in for the back-to-school season, one may think of those of the very chic Italian brand of cashmere and wool Loro Piana or his compatriot, the famous brand Zegna. The Belgian brand Scabal has also unveiled its fabrics, as well as the English Holland & Sherry.
Upon the arrival of the first rains, men may ask themselves the question of what coat they should wear over their suit. With Storm System fabrics, there is no need to ask that question, because this unique fabric has a patent that guarantees its impermeability and resistance to wind. The suit can be worn without a coat, even in the rain, while remaining perfectly dry.
4. ITS EXCEPTIONAL COLOUR
Among other novelties of the back-to-school season, there are also these 100% cashmere fabrics that exist in a hundred different colours. From the design to the colour of the fabric, the word tailor-made has never been more appropriate!