Definition: What are Surgeon Cuffs?

A surgeon cuff is something you have quite likely seen before. If you have ever had a jacket or suit made for you, you have probably even owned surgeon cuffs before.

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Video: Tailored Stories – An Oral History of Savile Row

A great insight into the history and heritage of the famous Savile Row in London. This documentary showcases different trades within the sartorial world, a bit about the industry’s business model and how the industry has evolved over time.

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Commissioning my First Suit

After contemplating the thought for some time – and saving up – I have finally commissioned my first tailor-made suit. In this post I will share my experience in the first step of the process with Knightsman and a few thoughts on stepping into the world of custom suits.

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Choosing a Suit Jacket, Pt. 3: The Details

The details can be just as instrumental in making a suit or jacket look great as the cut and fit; with unflattering details, it becomes harder to match the jacket with accessories and shoes. We have covered lapel and fronting, as well as the jacket construction. Now that you have the biggest parts in check, it is time to discuss the details! In this section of the guide we will cover rear vents, pockets, armholes and sleeve buttons.

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Video: The Astonishing Story of Harris Tweed

Today I want to share a great documentary I have watched recently. It is produced by Sartorial Talks (the YouTube channel of the Parisian Gentleman blog). The channel consistently delivers engaging, high quality content and I thoroughly enjoyed this piece in particular; full of insights, history and elegant charm.

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Choosing a Suit Jacket, Pt. 2: The Construction

Welcome to part 2 of the STS Guide to Choosing a Suit Jacket. In the previous instalment, we covered the choices concerning single and double breasted jackets, as well as lapels. In this instalment, we round out that knowledge with styles of shoulder and overall cut. We will also talk about the canvas; the inside component that gives the jacket its structure.

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