Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Is A Pocket Square For You ?

Like the tie bar, the pocket square is a classic and timeless menswear detail that has made a comeback in a huge way. Thankfully, guys are discovering that they are allowed to rip out the stitching of their suit jacket’s breast pocket and fill it with a small accessory that makes a big impact with a high style reward.

A small accessory that makes a big impact with a high style reward.

A pocket square improves a suit jacket or blazer’s versatility, adds visual interest and depth to a look, and provides a subtle but powerful means of personal expression. There are many ways to fold a pocket square,some simple and some more complicated but how you choose to rock it depends mostly on personal taste (and slightly on the degree of formality of the occasion). As with anything, practice makes perfect and a little time invested in the skill upfront will ensure you can wear the pocket square any way you want with ease and flair. Here are five of the folds I use most often and that are guaranteed to have you covered from casual to formal.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New Showroom, NEW DEALS, New You !

Whoever has been to our Beverly Hills Showroom can tell you how amazing it's coming along. Not only is our showroom great but so are our deals. Not to mention that we will be having many more. The great thing about suits is that they make men feel the way shoes make women feel, that must say a lot. So why not take these deals into the showroom closest to you and make them worth something in your wardrobe. They won't be here for long so take advantage now that you can.


Friday, September 19, 2014

Make It Custom!

Make it custom. Because in this day and age, anything and everything in your closet can be customized. Options range from computerized made-to-measure ( those nifty Web sites that ask you to measure your own shoulders) to full-blown bespoke (rendered with you in mind from the first stitch). The happiest of mediums comes from BookATailor : Its made-to-measure program for suits and shirts. It is overseen by its team of tailors and craftsmen, who customize the fits and finishes to your liking. The possibilities are practically endless.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Beverly Hills New Showroom !

Our New Showroom in Beverly Hills is looking Fantastic ! All of our returning Cali Clients should head up to our showroom on 140 S. Beverly Drive and be the first to see all the hard work BookATailor put into this new project. Seems like we're not only custom making shirts and suits now, we are also custom making our showrooms.

Checked Blazers For The Winter

If you don’t want to go all out with a checked suit this winter, or simply have no need for one,  we’d suggest testing the waters with a blazer. The perfect piece to take you effortlessly from day to night, a checked blazer works just as well on off-duty days as it does in the office. Ideal for when temperatures begin to plummet, a textured wool (or wool-blend) version will add some much-needed warmth to your autumn/winter ensembles. Team a tailored grey plaid jacket with a crisp pale blue shirt and black trousers to create a stylish formal contrast. A blazer is also a go-to piece for smart-casual occasions, helping to sharpen up any look instantly. For events such as this, or creative working environments with relaxed dress codes, try combining a checked tweed blazer with slim-fit indigo denim jeans; the rugged, heavyweight fabrics complement each other perfectly.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Look BookaTailor Can Help You Have

The most impactful way to approach the trend is undoubtedly through a full suit. From tartan to plaid patterns, upgrade your formal wear  with a well-cut version in a textured, cold-weather fabric. Whether you opt for navy, charcoal or light grey, a check suit exudes confidence and sophistication. A grey version in a modern lean fit is the perfect choice for the boardroom, paired with a crisp white shirt and navy tie. Finish the look off with a pair of black/brown .

Monday, September 15, 2014

What's A Vent and What's it for?

 For those unfamiliar with the term, a vent is the slit you see on the backside of blazers, sport coats, suit jackets, and any other type of jacket. Like many modern menswear details, vents originated from military heritage. As a functional necessity while traveling horseback, the vent provided comfort to the rider by allowing the jacket’s tails to part and fall gracefully along the sides of the horse. Not only did vents ease the buttoned jacket from bunching and constricting the body while seated, it also prevented unattractive fabric creasing where the bunching would have occurred.While very few men today travel by horse, the same functional principle applies in any situation where you need to be seated with your jacket on. Another benefit of the rear vent is that it permits easier access to your trouser pocket: the give from the vent negates excess fabric gathering and pulling as you dig your hand under the jacket to get into your pocket.
Bonus tip: Never put your hands, or any object, in your blazer or suit jacket pocket unless you want that area to get stretched out and misshaped. Most jackets come with basted (loosely stitched shut) pocket openings – keep the basting intact to prevent entry at all times and to preserve the jacket’s clean lines.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Make Women Jealous

Most men think "fashion" means a straightforward suit-and-tie look. But we don't fault guys for thinking this way -- the pressed slacks, button-up shirt and tailored jacket have long defined men's clothing, and it can get pretty boring. While women get an endless variety of skirts, dresses and even dressy pants, men get the same plain, solid colored suits their fathers wore. But it doesn't have to be that way. BookATailor offers so many styles and fabrics that will make women jealous.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Learn To Suit up Properly and Everything Else Follows

Whether you're an office guy who needs to look sharp for the competition, or a creative type who dresses up because he likes to, the suit is the basic building block of looking good. It's a timeless, ever adaptable, sometimes maligned, but never improved uniform. Consider the roots of that word: uni, as in a universally good idea to save your ass from the danger of too much choice; form, as in the opposite of formless, sloppy, or unfocused. We'll get to the specifics of lapel widths and armholes and vents and how to do it right, but let's first agree that this is where dressing like a man begins. Get the basics down and then you can lose yourself in perfecting the details, what the ever dapper Tom Wolfe once approvingly called the sartorial "mania for marginal differences." And that's when things get interesting.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

HOW TO: Double Breasted Suits

BookATailor Teaches You All The New Styles

So, you want to up your fashion game by adding a double breasted suit into your wardrobe. How Prince Charles of you! Here are a few things to keep in mind when considering one. 

1. Go for peaked lapels. You’ll look extra sharp. 

2. Always leave it fastened until you sit down. 

3. Six buttons look the best.

4. Just like with your two button suit jackets, leave the bottom button undone on your double breasted suit jacket. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

It's All About A Mans Wardrobe


         There are many things that we can’t control; the weather, the economy, the fact that college football needs a playoff system.  How we present ourselves to strangers and new acquaintances, however, is not one of them. When you shake hands with a potential partner, they form an instant impression of you which is not easily dislodged.   First impressions are powerful because until we begin to speak, they are the only bits of information we have to make a snap decision as to whether we like or trust someone.  Countless communication studies have shown a man’s visual appearance is initially more powerful than what he says; ignore your wardrobe at your own risk.

Friday, September 5, 2014

What to Wear, When to wear it

Leave the Old you behind, the new you wants new suits.
               Certain colors are acceptable only during a certain period of time. Yellow doesn't necessarily look styling during fall or winter, just like black doesn't stand out in the summer. So, considering the fact that we are walking upon winter why not get rid of all your old dark colored suits and get a whole new set before it's to late.  All our specials are still going on but new ones will be approaching but wouldn't you much rather come get your measurements done now rather than coming in bad weather to do the whole process from the beginning. That's what i thought.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Too Hot For Pants

90 Degree Weather doesn't sound like working weather. A tank top and shorts is all everyone wants to wear, but of course that's no way to dress to an office. Here at Book A Tailor we know fashion, we know style and we know how to make you look your best even in this type of weather. Who said you must wear Suit pants with a suit coat daily? Your Boss? Well, your boss clearly doesn't know New York Summer weather. Stop wearing the same suit coats with those same pants, change your wardrobe up a bit and go some short shopping.                                                                                                                                  


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tuesday, Day of Recovery

     We are sure everyone enjoyed their Labor Day weekend and of course everything comes to an end. But what better way to start the week than by coming in to BOOK-A-TAILOR and starting this school/work year off right. It is still all about YOU, maybe you can get started on early holiday gifts. Whatever the case is, we've got you, we're just an appointment away and ready to send out orders.

A suit has the ability to portray your inner strength and style to the world. A custom made suit is the only way you can intertwine personal style with luxury. Whether you are seeking to create a custom made business casual suit, or a tuxedo for a special occasion, this blog will ensure that you do so the right way.