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Do I Need a Power Suit?

If you watch any movie starring corporate big shots sporting custom made suits, you know that suits have a special place in society. For hundreds of years, clothing has been used to signal status, authority, and power over others, and nothing encapsulates that better than the traditional power suit.

Many assume that the power suit has become obsolete as men’s fashion becomes more individualistic and comfort-focused. However, the reality is that the power suit still has a prominent place in every man’s wardrobe, especially a man who wants to leave a lasting impression in every room he enters.

A Brief History of the Power Suit

The power suit came to prominence in the 1980s when Wall Street bankers, lawyers, and other corporate executives sported them to help convey confidence and a sense of authority over others. However, the power suit has its roots farther back than the 1980s, all the way in 19th century France.

The groundwork for what would become the power suit was laid in part by Beau Brummell. He cultivated a sharp, imposing appearance when fashion revolved around extravagant displays of colorful fabric and ornamentation. In bordering on the austere, Brummell’s wardrobe cut through the excess of court life and left anyone who saw him in awe of his willingness to flout the social conventions of the time.

Later, the idea of an austere suit was modified slightly to sharpen the image further. Corporate executives combined large blocks of dark, conservative colors characteristic of Brummell’s wardrobe with smaller, understated details to help bolster the message of confidence. Using accessories like watches and pocket squares were one way of doing this, as well as creating thicker padding in the shoulders and a boxy cut to give the impression of a more imposing physical size.

The Modern Power Suit

Modern power suits don’t use the same kind of padding and box cut to communicate physical dominance. The style has since changed, focusing on tailored outfits that illustrate the quality and close attention to detail that went into it while still allowing a person to move freely about the room.

Accessories have become more integrated into a power suit, along with shirts and suits that are patterned in ways that help draw the eye to the wearer and convey that confidence reminiscent of the original power suit.

Due to the confidence conveyed and the close attention to detail that goes into making one, the power suit is ideal for events like presentations, job interviews, and other professional occasions where you need to exude confidence.

The Tailored Man has helped many men look and feel their best with custom made suits purchased online. Call today to find out how to add a power suit to your wardrobe.

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Clothes Worthy of the Young Professional

The perfect wardrobe is not something to be scoffed at. When it comes to entering or moving up in your profession as a young adult, how you dress is an everlasting impression to all those higher up. Get your clothing in check and figure out what to do to make a visual impact worth remembering for your fellow professionals, young and old.

Controlled Variety

It is crucial to maintain a controlled variety of clothing options when it comes to reinventing your wardrobe. What we mean by “controlled variety” is having diversity in clothing pieces, such as shirts and slacks, but narrowing your scope of items to your own distinct aesthetic. Making sure you have multiple options that do not look identical to one another is crucial, as wearing the same suit every day gives a negative impression to those working beside you.

Revitalize & Customize

The best way to impress is through your clothes, and what better way to make a lasting impact than investing in custom clothing for your new, revitalized wardrobe. Purge whatever ill-fitting, uncomfortable, and unattractive formalwear you have kept for the last few years and start fresh with a new custom-made suit or two.

Embrace a Style

Having a unique style that radiates your personality and work ethic is vital to making that lasting impact on everyone you meet. Make sure your outfits are sleek, clean, and most importantly, match each other and what you are going for. If you’re unsure what an excellent general professional style is, utilizing the navy and white classics can never go wrong. Be sure to have the right amount of neutrality. If your workplace allows for a bit more creativity in your wardrobe, keep it simple but invest some personality into it. Your wardrobe is specifically for you for a reason, so make it feel like it is an extension of yourself rather than just some outfits to wear for professional affairs.

Don’t Cut Corners

It’s easy to be tempted by the corner-cutting methods for reinventing your wardrobe. Thrift shops, department stores, and hand-me-downs aren’t going to cut it for that perfect look you strive for. Being a young professional means you need to make yourself stand out amongst your peers, and nothing aids in that endeavor more than a crisp custom clothing selection.

Luckily, customization can be accomplished from home. We offer our customization services via a convenient online shopping experience, so as long as you can get your measurements, we can make the perfect formalwear for you. This means you can now get custom suits online rather than take extensive time out of your day to visit a local tailor.

If you’re interested in any of The Tailored Man’s services, product offerings, and process for customization, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today.

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Avoiding the Pitfalls of the Ill-Fitting Suit: The Importance of Bespoke Formal Wear

As a first-rate provider of custom made suits, The Tailored Man understands that “the clothes make the man.” While the adage has a timeless truth, we figured it needed some extrapolation — namely, when it comes to wearing a suit. Many individuals are familiar with this type of business as casual or formal wear, while others consider it to be uncharted territory — but fear not! We’re here to help cover the bases and find a suit that’s perfect for you, so you can hang the ill-fitting one back on the rack.

Recalibrating Comfortability

How many times have you heard men groan something along the lines of “I can’t wait to get out of this stuffy shirt and take this jacket off,” or “I want to change out of these trousers and just slip into a pair of sweatpants”? While you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t feel cozy in casual wear, there’s an old myth that suits and formalwear, in general, have to be uncomfortable or stiff-feeling to get the job done. This mentality usually stems from shirts, jackets, and trousers that aren’t appropriately tailored! 

Suffering for the sake of beauty will not do a man any good. For example, if a jacket is too long, the extra material will make you feel like you’re swimming in your own attire. If a dress shirt is too tight, it will be pulling and choking at every turn. With a well-fitted suit, these functional drawbacks won’t be an issue. We believe that a suit shouldn’t just make you feel good about yourself, and it shouldn’t wear you down physically, either. This leads us to our next point:

Boosting Your Self-Confidence

Here’s another saying we can get behind: “When you look better, you feel better.” Not only will a tailored suit free you up to feel comfortable at work and thoroughly enjoy yourself at a formal event without always fighting or readjusting your garments, but you’ll also exude a sense of pride and self-assurance when you know everything fits perfectly. 

A Selection Suited to You

You know that a well-fitted suit allows you to feel great inside and out, but there’s another benefit that fuses these positive feelings — selection! When you turn to The Tailored Man to invest in custom suits online, you won’t be limited by mass-produced choices that may come off as safe, inside-the-box, and dare we say “boring.” Because custom is about more than just how the fit treats you — it’s about personalization, too! From materials, colors, and patterns, you’ll be able to be as bold or tried-and-true as you’d like.

Have a suit you like, but it doesn’t fit you like it once did? Take advantage of our alteration service! For more information about how we can make you look your best, contact The Tailored Man today.

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A Wardrobe for Look of Grace in Mature Men

It has been rightly said that life is measured in the moments that are ‘lived’ and not in years. This is very true as when we look back in life, it is these instances that stand out.

Passage of time brings maturity, wisdom and success. The earlier part of life is spent in hard work to establish yourself, now you can enjoy the fruits of your labor. One should keep on celebrating life for the success it is and live with a young heart.

Age hasn’t stopped Ralph Lauren and Morgan Freeman from presenting a well turned out look to their admirers. George Clooney and Richard Gere have shown the way for men in their fifties to charm their way into female hearts. So why should you be left behind?

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Get Ready for a Romantic Date

At this time of the year, it’s all about love and romance. St. Valentine’s Day, which originated in Roman Times, celebrates romantic love, friendship and admiration with presents like red roses, candy, cards and other gifts for the lady in your life.

So how do you prepare for this?

You need to plan a wonderful day, an evening date such asa candle light dinner or anyother outing which you know that she will enjoy.

On your side, apart from chocolates and red roses, you need to be sure you are at your smartest best.Keep in mind that appearances matter, especially on this day.After all, she could be the ‘One for you’.

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