The Stallion – Hopsack jacket and Navy Trousers

The Stallion always looks his best, either when strutting around the field, or charging into battle. Next smart casual event, consider a Hopsack Jacket with Navy Super 150 trousers completed with a white cotton shirt for the Stallion Look.

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The Jacket (Hopsack)
This Brown Hopsack Senszio jacket is crafted from Vitale Barberis Canonico, made in Italy, and is a fine example of the simple yet beautiful Hopsack loose weave. Made from wool, the coarseness of the pattern creates a slight fuzz, muting shadows and lights that may otherwise cause you to look unkempt. Perfect for outdoor meetings or events where you may be slightly active, but still need to look your best.

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Similar variations of this look can be achieved through the use of these select fabrics.

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Vitale Barberis Canonico Brown Hopsack All Wool 280 gsm 21 micron
Style Advice Suit Fabric Brown Houndstooth Vbc Wool 290gr Twill Saxony 300x300
Vitale Barberis Canonico Brown Houndstooth wool 290 gsm twill saxony
Style Advice Suit Fabric Fratelli Tallia Di Delfino 280gr Super130s Virginwool2 300x300
Fratelli Tallia Di Delfino 280 gsm super 130s virgin wool

The Trousers
The Super 150’s fabric from Reda is made from 100% virgin wool and really adds to the luster of these Navy trousers. Such a fine fabric, contrasts with the Hopsack Jacket allowing you to still maintain a kempt and stylish appearance when the jacket comes off in hot weather. All of Reda’s fabrics are sublime, but for those peculiar with their thread counts, can go for their Super 150s or Super 160s.

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The Shirt
A white cotton shirt is never as simple as it seems. This bespoke example is from Thomas Mason’s classic 100% cotton Twill. Recently releasing their new 2018 Spring/Summer Collection, Thomas Mason has lifted from their aura of traditional styles to the bold and exotic. If you are looking for more depth to your white shirt, you can always go for one of their more adventures patterns, like the Oxford or Poplin.

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For your next smart casual event, think the Stallion Look. Your tailor will be more than happy to show you fabric choices at your next appointment. John Lennon sunglasses not included!

Spring/Summer 2018 Style

Classically styled bespoke outfits for the modern gentleman.

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Look One:
Brown Hopsack Bespoke Jacket: Vitale Barberis Canonico 100% Wool woven in Italy.
Navy Bespoke Trouser: Reda Super 150’s 100% Pure Virgin Wool.
White Bespoke Shirt: Thomas Mason Superfine 100% Cotton 2-Ply Twill.

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Look Two:
Brown Linen Bespoke Suit: Fratelli Tallia Di Delfino 100% Linen fabric woven in Italy.
Light Blue Pinstripe Bespoke Shirt: Thomas Mason Superfine 100% Pure Cotton fabric woven in Italy.

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Look Three:
Navy Blue Glen Check Double Breasted Bespoke Suit: Brown Horn Buttons, Reda Super 150’s 100% Pure Wool woven in Italy.
White Spread Collar Bespoke Shirt: Thomas Mason Superfine Pure 100% Cotton 2-Ply Twill fabric woven in Italy.

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Look Four:
Burgundy Bespoke Jacket: Vitale Barberis Canonico 75% Wool, 15% Silk, 10% Linen – fabric woven in Italy.
Off-White Bespoke Trousers: Vitale Barberis Canonico Super 130’s fabric woven in Italy.
White Bespoke Shirt: Thomas Mason Superfine Cotton 2-Ply Twill fabric woven in Italy.

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Look Five:
Brown Hopsack Bespoke Jacket and Off-White Bespoke Trousers: Both made of Vitale Barberis Canonico Super 130’s 100% Wool fabric woven in Italy.
Light Blue Pinstripe Bespoke Shirt: Thomas Mason Superfine 100% Cotton fabric made in Italy.

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Look Six:
Black Peak Lapel Bespoke Tuxedo: Fratelli Tallia Di Delfino 75% Wool / 25% Silk blended fabric woven in Italy.
White Pleated Tuxedo Bespoke Shirt with French Cuffs: Thomas Mason Superfine Pure 100% Cotton 2-Ply Twill fabric woven in Italy. Black tie event.

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Look Seven:
Grey Thin Pinstripe 3-Piece Bespoke Business Suit: Fratelli Tallia Di Delfino Super 130’s 100% Wool fabric woven in Italy. Wearing a formal U-Neck Waistcoat under jacket.
White Spread Collar Bespoke Shirt: Thomas Mason Superfine Pure 100% Cotton 2-Ply Twill woven in Italy.

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Look Eight:
Burgundy Structure Bespoke Jacket: Vitale Barberis Canonico 75% Wool, 15% Silk, 10% Linen fabric woven in Italy.
Off-White Bespoke Trousers: Vitale Barberis Canonico Super 130’s fabric woven in Italy.
White Spread Collar: Thomas Mason Superfine 100% Cotton 2-Ply Twill fabric woven in Italy.

The Lion – Pinstripes and Graph Check

Take the strength and intimidation of the Lion to your next board meeting. The lion look is a navy suit with thin pinstripes paired with a graph checked shirt to create the look of a pride leader.

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The Suit
The pinstripes of the jacket act as arrows drawing the eyes upward towards your head. This helps audiences better focus on you while presenting to small intimate groups. The pinstripes also exude an intimidating aura, giving your words more weight and power. Why else would this be the go to look for 1920’s mobsters?

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Fratelli Tallia Di Delfino makes many classic pinstripe suit fabrics. You want to choose one with thin stripes, that does not draw the eye from a distance, but close up becomes noticeable. There are many choices to choose from in different shades of blue.

Summer Suit Carnet Fratelli Tallia Di Delfino 3989 130s Virgin Wool
Fratelli Tallia Di Delfino Super 130’s Virgin Wool
Summer Suit Carnet Fratelli Tallia Di Delfino 3990 Dark Navy 130s Virgin Wool
Fratelli Tallia Di Delfino Dark Navy
Summer Suit Carnet Fratelli Tallia Di Delfino 4005 Dark Navy
Fratelli Tallia Di Delfino Dark Navy 130’s Virgin Wool

The checked shirt acts as your lion’s mane, amplifying your voice and your face. This pattern holds its form through creases and folds, giving a seamless look even when viewed from odd angles. The pattern creates the optical illusion that your attention is being focused on all audience members, even if you are not facing directly at them.

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Thomas Mason’s Silver quality 100% Egyptian cotton with a graph check pattern has various patterns with slightly altered spacing, size and grid thickness. Each provides a slightly different aesthetic for this outfit style.

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Thomas Mason Wrinkle Resistant Blue Grid Twill 70s Cotton, Lightweight
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Thomas Mason 120s Light Blue Mini Grid Twill Cotton, Very Lightweight
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Thomas Mason 100s Light Blue Mini Grid Twill Superfine Cotton, Lightweight

With the Lion look, your audiences will be captivated and your voice magnified. Subtle pinstripes and a graph checked shirt make you look sharp, professional and stylish. To view these fabrics in person and see countless other combination options, book an appointment with our bespoke master suit makers today!

Pitto Uomo 93, The best dressed off the runway

One of the most significant annual men’s fashion events took place again in Italy. Pitti Uomo (this year named Pitti Immagine Uomo by incorporating the Pitti Immagine company) saw many great fall/winter styles both classic and edgy. Being connoisseurs of elegant yet classically timeless styles, we’ve compiled some great inspirations captured by the amazing photographers who attended the events. Make sure to click the photo to see more amazing shots from this great internationally acclaimed event!

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There definitely was a lot of “peacocking” at this years Pitti Uomo event, as is the case every year. Making dandyism acceptable to a wider audience. However, the styles at Pitti this year were a bit more classic and down-to-earth. We think most people could gather some practical applications from these style icon’s wardrobe choices this year.

And just like that, Pitti Uomo is over. Although the menswear trade fair may not be what it used to, we’re glad to see there are still gentleman out there who inspire us to raise our game. Like @philipconradsson here. Who wouldn’t want to look this dashing? Tip of our hat to you Philip and all of the charming men we featured on our feed this week. Keep doing what you do so incredibly well / PITTI UOMO FW18 _____________________________ ?: Robert Spangle for @britishgq . . . #thesecharmingmen #veryhandsomemen #mensfashion #mensstyle #streetstyle #mensstreetstyle #menswear #fashion #mensfashionpost #menwithstyle #sprezz #sprezzy #sprezzatura #fashionblogger #instagood #outfitoftheday #ootd #instafashion #instastyle #guyswithstyle #malemodel #pittiuomo

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Pleated trousers wrapped in a double breasted overcoat with a matching cardigan and casual white cotton shirt. Modest yet sophisticated style snapped by Robert Spangle of Philip Conradsson, Fashion Editor at King Magazine.

From Florence @pittimmagine ?? ? Mr. @gui_bo ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ Quando vedi un uomo in abito provi sempre ad immaginare perché ha scelto quella stoffa e quel modello. Spesso il risultato finale ti porta a capire tutto. ▫️ ▫️ ▫️. When you see a man in a suit, you always try to imagine why he chose that fabric and that model. Often the final result leads you to understand everything. ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ #pitti #pittiimmagine #pitti93 #pittiuomo #gentleman #suit #ph #photographer

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Catching Guillaume Bo mid-stride as he braves the Italian winter in a charcoal grey double breasted wool suit with a green umbrella. Gotta love that shirt collar with bar and wool tie.

PITTI Immagine Uomo 93 – day 3

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Two generations of dapper gents.

Three piece tweed suit three-roll-two buttons, large peak lapels with high gorge, patch pockets and soft shoulder #pittiuomo #pu93 #zackroman #sartorialbrand Fot. @mrfaceless_pl ?

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A textured 3-piece suit, perfect for outdoor events.

Shot last week in Florence, showing off the beautiful rolling lapels of my @connolly herringbone coat, worn over a @sartoriaciardi charcoal suit. Olive tie from @isaia Pic @jkf_man

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British fashion journalist and author Simon Crompton sporting an extra large herringbone weave with dramatic rolling lapels in his overcoat. Looking great at Pitti Uomo with a nice three button charcoal suit underneath.

PITTI Immagine Uomo 93 – day 1

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Photographer Fabrizzio Di Paolo snapped this classic navy and grey outfit on Justus F. Hansen during the Pitti Uomo event in Florence Italy.

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The guest country for Pitti Uomo this year was Finland. bringing the best Scandinavian designers to display their Nordic style and drawing the attention from these two stylish gents.

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Photo by Enrico Labriola

A menswear gathering such as this inspires busting out all the stops. Every pocket square, lapel boutonniere, bow tie and wrist watch in your closet must come out.

If you are as inspired as we are by these great looks, don’t hesitate to replicate or modify any of these styles for your own wardrobe. We have the fabric and the craftsmanship to accomplish these styles and many more. Don’t hesitate to reach out so we can collaborate and create a signature outfit just for you.

Pitto Uomo: New gentlemen’s style for 2018

Fashion’s hippest convention, The Pitti Imagine Uomo, was the most successful and exhilarating one to date. Held in the dreamy city of Florence, Pitti Uomo attracts outliers and innovators of the fashion world to showcase the new modern look for 2018. This 4 day festival of course includes many fresh ideas and sharp fabrics for Men’s Wear.

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Gentlemen’s Suits
Men’s wear took a sigh of relief in Pitti Uomo 93. Suits had a nomad feel to them, with relaxed silhouettes. A reflection of the bustling world we work in, designer’s have all decided we needed a holiday. Gabriele Pasini introduced a series of Flannel suits, trying to revive the Safari Cloak to stalk your way through busy streets. PT Pantaloni Torino has also opted for the slow road with vintage brushed wool and Japanese textured cotton. Merino wool still dominated the suits at Pitti Uomo, with Gallo going as far as a tailored set of Merino wool socks. In line with the holiday vibe, the colours have gotten muter, tans and greys are back but with more style than ever before.

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Pitti People photo by pittiimmagine.com

The growing trend of Athleisure had made its mark on Pitti Uomo 93. The usual thin and monochrome design was persistent, but some designers took the concept of athlifestyle as the literal future of clothing. Christopher Bevans of dyne has taken technology to clothes with what he calls ‘ultra-contemporary dynamism’ pushing fabric, fit and function to a veritable super suit. Men’s backpacks have sleeked up and have taken on a new aura of classiness and dignity. Examples from Gear3 and Descente Allterrain would make any leather briefcase look stuffy and outdated.

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Photo by pittiimmagine.com

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Finland was the guest country for Pitti Uomo this year bringing the best Scandinavian designers to display their Nordic style. One of Finland’s most critically acclaimed designers, Julia Männistö, showcased her signature powerful silk screen printing and innovative surface designs. Others in this vibrant renaissance of Nordic fashion include Saint Vacant’s pop coloured men’s shoes and CHPO Brand’s watches. While classic interpretations of the bleak wintery Nordic look like the men’s trench coat from Nomen Nescio, purveyors of Finnish minimalism, still reared it’s stoic head.

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The January Pitti Uomo is always a precursor to what we will be seeing in the years to come. The next event will be held in June and we will see what styles have stuck. However, the overall sense of relaxation, minimalism and spiritfulness has a clear message, 2018 is a time to relax and unwind.

A candid walk through New York suit fashion with Google maps

To really immerse yourself in a city, you must walk its streets. As people pass you by, you get a sense of the culture, the everyday life and the fashion. Using google maps, let’s take a walk through New York and see if we can’t find a NYC Bespoke suit.

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This man spotted outside Bloomberg catching up on his emails, shows the classic office fashion of a New York bespoke suit. Who knows, we could be looking at Harvey Specter himself. A solid dark charcoal black in a form fitting cut, accentuating a lean figure that has come to define our modern style. There may be a bit much in terms of break on the trousers but it’s hard to tell from just one angle of a low quality image.

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Here we see a looser fitting cut of the same suit. Still tailored to fit, but with a little extra room for more comfort during a long day’s work. A sharp tie expertly completes the New York bespoke suit for a very professional look.

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It’s not just black that is in fashion, but a sharp sharkskin grey for a more neutral tone at the office. Pink is a bold choice, one that may be best left to that woman’s hoodie.

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For those not on wall street, strutting a little style doesn’t hurt anybody. What’ s important in looking good when out on the street is in the craftsmanship of the New York bespoke suit. While the color choice is a stylish one, this man’s grey blazer has some serious bunching on the arms which indicate there is simply too much fabric. A good tailor would avoid that when crafting and could easily rectify by removing a bit of fabric from the area surrounding the scye (the armhole).

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A well-tailored New York bespoke suit is obvious even from behind. The perfectly measured length of trouser, width of shoulders and the effortless taper along the waist betray the skilled hands of a master.

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When choosing something off the rack, the awkward miss match of suit lines to body contours plus the garish creases and bulges emphasise poor quality. This is especially clear in the shoulders of this man strolling past Central Park on his way to purchase some hot dogs.

A man’s suit is a great way to stand apart from the crowd and look more professional. How do you stand out from other professionals also wearing suits? You go bespoke. So for next time when big brother captures you candid, make sure you look good with a New York bespoke suit. Senszio has been clothing discerning individuals for over 3 generations. The decades of craftsmanship and service creates lasting style unique to the individual. Book an appointment with our master tailors, or check our tour schedule here.

A Chicago custom suit – a field guide to picking the right suit

Congratulations on your decision to get a Chicago custom suit! The move into bespoke clothing is a liberating experience, allowing you to fully customize and perfectly fit your clothing. This abundance of choices can be a little daunting however, how do you know if you have chosen the right cut? Or the right colour and fabric?

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First decide, is the Chicago custom suit for work, leisure or formal events? If for the office, does your job require you to lead and manage? Or are you more client facing? The Chicago custom suit can influence others into inspiration or captivation just from the cut and colour. Summer and winter leisure suits isn’t just about fabric thickness, but also colour palettes. Remember to ask your tailor for help!

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Next consider the lifestyle of your suit. Will you wear it every day? Are you mostly standing or sitting? If your suit is worn every day, a longer lasting fabric would be a wise choice. Wool for the winter, cotton for the summer. Linen and other delicate cloths will wear out quickly. The cut is also important. If worn mostly seated, like an office suit, the tailoring in the pants and the jacket vents can be altered to be more flattering and comfortable in a seating position. Whereas a formal suit that is worn mostly standing will have a cut to complement a taller figure.

Fabrics will be the main determinant of the cost of your suit. Wool increases in price based on how fine the thread is, as well as some specialty wools such as alpaca wool or mohair. Certain mills adhere to the “Super” classification (Loro Piana, Huddersfield, Holland & Sherry, Cervotessile, Kusak Tekstil, Fratelli Tallia Di Delfino, Thomas Mason). The distinction between the a Super 100 and Super 150 is the thinness of the individual fibers spun into the yarn that is used to weave the fabric. The higher the number, the thinner the fibers. While others utilize “microns” (Ermenegildo Zegna, Dormeuil) to measure the difference in how fine the fibers in their fabrics are. For instance a 15 micron fiber is what is spun into the 15 Milmil 15 Ermenegildo Zegna collection for suiting. The main difference in these fabrics is the feel of the fabric, the finer the less fuzzy. The thinness of the fibers does not necessarily make one fabric better or worse than the other. Fabric choice all comes down to individual preference and what makes sense for the intended use of your suit.

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Cotton also comes in a range of prices, but brand prestige can play a big role in this. If you are making something only for special events, investing in a more luxurious fabric will make you stand out. For every day, a more durable fabric would be wise but a less expensive one that can be replaced more willingly would also make sense.

When in doubt, you can always ask your tailor, they will help you make the best practical and stylistic choices for your Chicago custom suit. At Senszio, our master craftsmen have honed their 3 generations of skill and knowledge into the finest custom suits. A thrilling and luxurious experience from first measurement to final product is our prideful joy. See our Chicago touring schedule here.

The world’s most expensive suits

Looking at Kanye West’s million dollar hobo outfit might make you think that is the most expensive garment you could buy, but you would be wrong. When it comes to bespoke tailoring, the sky (and your wallet) is the limit. In our 3 decades of suiting wealthy and powerful men around the world, we have come across some very expensive suits that took bespoke luxury to new heights.

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The Fabric
Of course the most common place our clients have splurged is in the fabric itself. At Senszio we have a wide selection of fabrics ranging from the economic to the ultra-premium. The top of the lot are the finest Zegna fabrics from traditional fabric mills in Italy. Extravagant luxury can be found in Fratelli Tallia Di Delfino’s 24K line which blends precious wools with 24 carat gold! Sporting exclusive elegance such as this is not cheap with one of these suits costing over $15,000 USD. Now that is one expensive suit. It is not just the material of the fabric that makes a fabric expensive. The efforts of the master weavers and dyers create for some of the most exciting and strikingly stylish patterns out there. Truly quality you can see and feel.

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The Lining
Another example where most people take their personalisation to the extreme is the lining. There are almost no restrictions to what the lining can be, and some of our clients have taken this as a challenge. One of our more memorable additions was a football fan who had the lining of his suit made with a signed jersey from his favourite team. Others examples of expensive suits have gotten lining made from fine silk detailed with golden embroidery. We have even seen people come in requesting that a customised scene be hand sewn straight into the lining thread by thread!

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Gold buttons not your thing? No problem go bigger, platinum buttons! Diamond buttons! Most people would definitely agree that golden buttons are enough. However, one special suit we tailored did have a tiny diamond for the button on the inside pocket. Golden thread for the button holes and on the inner lining is a more austere way to also add gold to your suit.

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In conclusion, we relish the opportunity to create such luxury garments. If you have a special request such as these, at Senszio our master tailors are here to help. Suiting for discerning gentlemen around the world, your wish is our command. Check our tour schedule here and book an appointment.

The perfect sides to your NYC bespoke suit

The tailor can only help you so far, once out of the shop with your NYC bespoke suit, the rest is up to you. Learn how to complete your outfit with sunglasses, ties, watches, wallets and shoes no matter what the occasion.

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40 years ago, you wouldn’t be caught dead without a hat, but now it is reserved for the eccentric or social outcast. Stick to a pair of shades. If you have a round or oval shaped face, go for aviators or wayfarers. If you have a rectangular face, go for a pair with oval shaped lenses and avoid sharp edges. When stepping indoors or into the shade slide them into the front pocket of your shirt or bespoke suit.

To go with your bespoke NYC suit, a sharp tie or bow tie is always a classic choice. If you follow these simple seven rules, matching a tie will become second nature. To add a little extra, put on a chrome or gold tie clip. If all the extra cloth is not your thing, go for a tie bar. Scarfs in winter is also another way to add style to a tailored suit, just make sure its grey!

A watch is one of the first things people notice about a man’s outfit. It is important that it looks good. Price doesn’t mean everything, expensive can be gaudy too. The key is to pick something with a slim profile and a clean face. Gems and other adornments are fine if they don’t overpower the clean look. When wearing a bespoke tailored suit, go for a leather strap, a metal strap is best saved for the Golf course.

Your wallet and phone are very much part of your daily outfit. A leather wallet is the norm, either in black or beige. If looking for something spicier, try a coloured canvas wallet for summer. Avoid a wallet with a coin pouch included, it will cause your wallet to bulge, even when you don’t have any coins inside. Similarly, don’t fill your wallet with too many cards, if you don’t use it every day, leave it out.

The second thing people notice after your watch, is your shoes. Wearing the wrong shoes at any occasion will make you stick out more than wearing a hat indoors. To match with your bespoke NYC suit, smart leather shoes are best. Get one pair in black and one in beige. If in doubt about the style, oxfords are always a safe choice. If feeling particularly fancy, a pair of tailored shoes from these guys will never go wrong.

Now that you know all the basics, the last step is getting that perfect bespoke NYC suit. At Senszio let your creativity go wild as our master craftsmen tailor the perfect suit for both your fit and your sensibilities. Choose from over 300 different fabrics and patterns for a luxurious and fun day designing your new favourite suit. Check our tour schedule here.

Your guide to looking good in a Chicago bespoke suit

The windy city, home to beautiful architecture, a culturally rich soul and a desire to live life with passion and boldness. Chicago looks good, and so will you in a Chicago bespoke suit. A tailored suit will last much longer, fit you better and be something that you can feel confident wearing. If you have never gotten a Chicago bespoke suit before, here are some things that you should prepare before heading to the tailors.

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Look up some styles
Do you have any styles in mind? Do a little research online, perhaps there is a suit that you saw in a recent movie or TV show that you really liked. Or a suit style from a famous design house that you would like to draw inspiration from. If you don’t want to go so specific, just think about what occasions, weathers and how often you will use the suit. Your tailor will be able to suggest some styles and cuts that will best suit your needs

Dress the part
Are you getting a suit for the office? Then bring along your office shoes so that when you are measured up, pants length can be accurate. Of course, if you are getting a summer suit, bring along your loafers, if you are getting a formal tux bring along your fancy blacks!

Respect the measuring
No one will be judging your figure while you are getting your suit fitted. Stand as naturally as you can, don’t go on your tip toes to add a little height or suck in your gut to look a little slimmer. You want your bespoke suit to fit you as you are, that’s why you are getting one tailored and not off the rack after all! If you want to look a little slimmer, or a little taller, let your tailor know, he will be able to nip and tuck some fabric to give you your desired look.

Listen to your tailor
Your tailor is a master of his craft and he knows best. If your tailor doesn’t recommend a certain fabric for your use, or suggests a different shade of colour, he usually has good reasons to! When it comes to the measurements and the fitting, your tailor just wants to make sure you leave with a new suit feeling happy and looking sharp!

Remember to have fun!
The whole point of a bespoke suit is that you can go let your imagination flow. Be sure to be picky over the details! Have some fun with the colour of your buttons, or perhaps the colour of the button lining trim. Have you considered to put in a monogram somewhere? If you don’t want your suit to be too flashy there are many places to hide a little bit of colour. The inside liner and the back of the collar for example.

If you are looking for the premier tailors for the perfect Chicago bespoke suit, Senszio offers a premium luxury experience and a pristine hand crafted bespoke suit. Their 3rd generation tailors are masters in their craft and have suited some of the world’s most powerful and influential gentlemen. Check out their tour schedule here.