A short history of the Harrington jacket, the few common designs and how you can style them. Continue reading The Harrington Jacket
Have you ever noticed that some jackets look better on you than others, even with the same measurements? Perhaps you’ve had a jacket at some point that has issues with tightness around the top buttoning point, even though the measurements say that everything should be correct. Or, a you’ve bought a regular length jacket off the rack that makes you look a bit short for some reason. Chances are that any of these issues – especially if they’ve arisen from a contemporary off the rack jacket – are caused by a button stance that is too high. Continue reading Jacket Button Stance: What Is It, and Why Is It Important?
What was that thing? It was the king. The one thing that matters more than anything; the fabric, the construction, anything else.
Fit. Continue reading I Binned (Almost) My Entire Tailored Jacket Collection…
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. Continue reading Definition: What are Surgeon Cuffs?
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
Backpacks and other over the shoulder bags are very popular ways of carrying your things, thanks to the practical nature of them. They are a staple of young people’s accessories. The familiarity means both are popular choices among men entering the professional workforce. Unfortunately, this means they are often worn over suits and blazers; a sure-fire way to ruin the jacket quickly. Continue reading Tailored Jackets and Backpacks Do Not Mix
In Choosing a Suit Jacket Pt. 2, I mentioned how jackets can be fused or canvassed. When talking about fused construction I briefly mentioned how in this method the inner and the outer are simply fused together using glue, and how the glue fails with age to create an unappealing bubbling effect. Today I will show what that looks like. Continue reading What Happens to Jackets with Fused Construction When They Age
Leather jackets have been around for a long time, and with time there are many different styles that have developed. While there are probably a dozen to talk about, today we will focus on the 4 most common styles found in Australia: the Brando/biker jacket, the cafe racer jacket, the bomber and the aviator. Continue reading Leather Jacket Styles You’ll See in Australia
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
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)