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. Continue reading Choosing a Suit Jacket, Pt. 3: The Details

How to Shop for Jeans When You Have Big Legs: My 3 Top Tips for Buying Denim

Why is it so hard to find a good fit? That is the question on the front of most people’s minds when it comes to shopping for denim. When you have big legs (if you are an athlete or avid gym-goer, this is probably you), it can take hours upon hours of trying to find a fit that does not strangle you or crumple around like a parachute. I am – and always have been – among this crowd, and today I will share my top tips for finding denim that fits. Continue reading How to Shop for Jeans When You Have Big Legs: My 3 Top Tips for Buying Denim

Suit Fabrics: Understanding Super Numbers

When looking at suits, jackets, trousers and overcoats these days, many made from pure worsted wool fabrics will likely boast a super number somewhere on the tags. You will find these numbers tend to start at 100 (you can actually go as low as a super , brands simply tend not to advertise the super number on anything lower than a super 100s), and going – in some rare cases – above 200. There is a misconception that a higher super number means higher quality; this is not the case! It simply corresponds to the fineness of the fabric. Continue reading Suit Fabrics: Understanding Super Numbers

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. Continue reading Choosing a Suit Jacket, Pt. 2: The Construction

Choosing Your Perfect Suit Jacket, Pt. 1: The Fronting (Buttons and Lapels)

Whether you are looking to purchase a suit or a sport jacket, there are many variables to consider. In this series, we will cover all of these; in this opening instalment we will examine single and double breasted jackets (and their different options), in addition to different lapel styles and your jacket quarters. Continue reading Choosing Your Perfect Suit Jacket, Pt. 1: The Fronting (Buttons and Lapels)

Thinking of buying a Daniel Wellington watch? Read this first!

Are you getting the best value for your money? Daniel Wellington is a brand that has enjoyed success since its inception in 2011, selling a minimalist design in a range of tones with colourful straps. Their advertising strongly implies a luxury product from a luxury brand. The aesthetic of their watches appeals to many people, with prices ranging between $229AUD to $329AUD if bought directly … Continue reading Thinking of buying a Daniel Wellington watch? Read this first!

A Guide To Common Styles of Boots

Boots are fantastic footwear. There are styles to suit every occasion, from a hard day of manual work to a sophisticated, luxurious setting. The plethora of styles available can make it hard to choose, with so many appealing choices it can be hard to make a decision; especially if you are looking to buy your first pair. To make your next choice a little easier, let’s go through some common types of boots and how you can style them: Continue reading A Guide To Common Styles of Boots