Small Touches to Make Your Suit Pop!
It's often the smallest details that can really make something ordinary really stand out. The understated elements of a suit can often make a big difference in not only how we're perceived by others, but how we feel about ourselves. At King & Allen, a well-put-together suit and detailed design elements always leave us feeling more confident and with a spring in our step. You won't find a lot of these style details on a regular, off-the-peg suit; yet another reason why bespoke is best! Read on to find out some subtle changes you can make to your suit to really make it pop.
The lining on a suit is often overlooked but can make a huge difference to the overall style of the suit. A plain lining can add a flash of colour to the suit and make for a more interesting look. We also have a range of patterned linings available - from motorcyles (see above) to cats to poker! These are a great way to show off a bit of your personality and have some fun. A lining can also pick out elements of your suit fabric colour - for example the pink and blue in the lining above really embolden the plain blue suit fabric or highlight the pink check in the other.
A great tie can really bring a suit together but an interesting tie knot can add depth and a bit of fun to your suiting style. We have several videos on our YouTube channel, including the above knots. From left to right, they are the Cafe Knot, the Eldredge Knot and the Ellie Knot. Why not try one out today?
The pocket square, like the tie, can really bring an outfit together. At King & Allen, we're able to create an internal pocket square, which means that your lining fabric will be used to create a pocket square built in to the suit. Alternatively, you might have a few different pocket squares available for different days of the week or moods. We also have a small range of pocket squares available at our online store here.
Did you know that, with a King & Allen bespoke suit, you can even choose the colours of your buttonholes? Again, this is an element that is often overlooked but can look really dapper and sleek. The buttonholes can match the colour of the suit and buttons for a seamless, monochrome look. Or, they can be a shade darker (as above left), or match you pocket square or lining colour. It's a small detail but, if done right, can really make your suit pop!
Most people think of cufflinks being used for more formal attire, such as dinner suits or morning suits. However, a shirt with cufflinks adds a certain level of sophistication and old-world, classic style. A pair of cufflinks will certainly upgrade the look of a plain white shirt but can also look great with other colours. Like the patterned linings, it's also a chance for you to show off some personality with some custom cufflinks.
Planning for your wedding can be a stressful time for some and the day itself often passes in a blur of joy and excitement. That's why it's important to 'stop and smell the roses' during your wedding journey and remember all of the reasons you've chosen to marry the love of your life. After the event itself, there are a plethora of ways you can look back fondly on the day, from the photos, to the video, to the signatures in the guest book. But did you know that your wedding suit can also serve as a reminder of the best day of your life? Read on to find out how...Weddings
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