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Charcoal Suit Maintenance

Charcoal Suit Maintenance

Posted by admin on Mar 21, 2013

Buying a suit is a lifetime investment and if you go for quality over quantity, these can be rather expensive purchases. Suits are a necessity in a gentleman’s wardrobe and are definitely worth the resources spent for. Most men make their first purchase to be a charcoal suit. This is due to its versatility and amazing flexibility to go with almost anything and its ability to be worn in almost any occasion. Whether you wear your suit every day or for special events, proper care is very important for your suits. Here are a few tips on how to properly care for your suits. 1. Read the wash instructions. Usually, there would be a tag with the instructions on how to properly wash your suit. This should be followed since after all, the maker knows best. 2. Avoid washing your suit too much. It is recommended that you wash your suit as less as possible so that you do not wear out the material. It is recommended to wash when necessary. Suits are different from our other clothes as they don’t need to be washed as often. It is enough to air them out, since most suits are made of natural fibers which breathe easily. You can also consider investing in a steam cleaner. These are good for the suit and make them fresh and clean. A special trick: If you don’t have a steam cleaner, hang your suit in the bathroom while you shower. The steam from the hot water will help cleanse the suit without actually having to wash it. 3. Avoid dry-cleaning your suit. Dry-cleaning involves...

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When to Wear a Charcoal Suit

When to Wear a Charcoal Suit

Posted by admin on Mar 21, 2013

When you are out to buy a suit, you will notice that whatever store, boutique or online shop you may find yourself in, they always have charcoal suits. The charcoal suit has become a standard in corporate/business settings as it offers almost the same functionality as a black suit, without looking overly formal or with a “tuxedo feel”. The charcoal suit is very appropriate, easy to match and goes well with nearly all complexions and it is easy to learn how to mix and match colors with the charcoal suit. Any shade of gray is basically a neutral color and it has no opposite on the color wheel. There are no direct “clashes” with charcoal shades, which is why they are so popular. The charcoal suit is like a canvas with which you can experiment and create your own personal sense of style. Charcoal suits are perfect for almost any occasion because of its neutral color being able to blend and absorb most colors. To make yourself properly fit in these occasions depends on how you wear the suit, what color of the shirt you wear it with, what color of necktie you pair it up with and so on. Here are some examples when to wear your charcoal suit: Specific Occasions Business occasions. Charcoal gray suits can be worn at any level or type of business or social occasion that is not “black tie.” The plain, charcoal gray suit without pattern is the ideal substitute at a “black tie optional” event. The reason why it should be non-patterned is because patterning reduces the formality of any color, including...

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Why Invest in a Bespoke Charcoal Suit

Why Invest in a Bespoke Charcoal Suit

Posted by admin on Mar 21, 2013

Bespoke suits are nowhere in comparison to off-the-rack or even made-to-measure suits. Customized suits prove superior as it provides you with a perfectly snug fit, specific material of your preference and is designed to your exact personality and style. To clarify the terminologies, off-the-rack suits are designed to the average customer’s definition. These are ready-to-wear suits which have no alterations and since every man is different, it will rarely be a perfect fit. A made-to-measure suit is basically an off-the-rack suit which has been fitted and tailored to the specifics of an individual. A bespoke suit is made from scratch where the wearer has a free hand in choosing the specifics of the suit and is crafted by a master tailor. Although for many, a made-to-measure suit is fine, but since these suits still follow a certain level of standardization, the amounts of adjustments possible are limited. No matter what suit design or style you select, it is very important to be sure that the suit you invest in is something of fine fabric and high quality construction that would last through the years. Men who are connoisseurs of quality would know just what to look for. Since bespoke suits are not cheap, it is best to start investing in the most versatile of them all: the charcoal suit. Presented below are the benefits of investing in a bespoke charcoal suit. Fitting. The primary reason why a man invests in a bespoke suit is the fitting. The fit of a suit is essential as it could make or break your look – you may look tall, short, lean, pudgy,...

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How to Accessorize with the Charcoal Suit

How to Accessorize with the Charcoal Suit

Posted by admin on Mar 21, 2013

Whether you are required to wear a suit everyday or not, it is important to know how to accessorize when wearing one. Although a good suit easily stands on its own, accessories can dramatically change the entire ensemble of your outfit. They can transform your look from classic panache to modern sophistication and more. Since the charcoal suit is one of the most versatile, popular and useful suits, it is good to know what accessories perfectly match your look. Listed below are some basic accessories and how they match with your charcoal suit.   The Boutonniere Men don’t usually wear boutonnieres but they are an excellent way to add flair when worn in the right occasion. It is usually worn at formal occasions such as weddings, proms, dances, anniversaries or a night at the opera. There is no specific rule that you can only wear boutonnieres at formal occasions, and they can be worn as long as you believe that you can pull it off. The color and style of the boutonniere depends mainly on the occasion. If in doubt, you can always wear a white one which goes well with the charcoal suit and is a safe bet. Whatever you do, wear boutonnieres with confidence and with attention to detail.   Pocket Squares A pocket square is basically a handkerchief properly folded in your suit pocket.  This small accessory that when added to an outfit, allows men to express themselves and vary their look without having to buy a whole bunch of different suits. It can add a bit of interest to your appearance without looking like you...

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The Charcoal Suit and You

The Charcoal Suit and You

Posted by admin on Mar 21, 2013

For any man today, the one thing that should be present in any gentleman’s closet is a suit. It is one of the best clothing investments you can make and is considered a wardrobe necessity. Whether it is used occasionally or daily, a suit should always be ready, just in case there is an important business meeting, or a dinner party to attend. Suits are designed to compliment and highlight a man’s physique, and to be a confidence booster in whatever situation or event the wearer may find himself. Choosing the right suit can be a rather intimidating process especially if you have little idea on what constitutes a good suit. With the many choices of suits to choose from, which is the best to have for starters that could be used for almost any occasion? The answer would have to be the charcoal suit.   The Charcoal Suit: A Closet Essential The charcoal suit is one of the most versatile and timeless suits and is highly wearable for almost any occasion. It can be used for power-dressing at business meetings but is also a pleasant ensemble for parties and events. It is soft on the eye which makes it appropriate for both daytime and nighttime events. Due to its classic color and flexibility, it can go with almost any combination of leather shoes, socks, dress shirts, ties and even collared shirts. Its relaxed tone and versatility allows you to dress up or dress down with it, depending on how you choose to wear the suit. In short, the charcoal suit is best for any man, regardless of body...

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What to wear with your Charcoal Suit

What to wear with your Charcoal Suit

Posted by admin on Mar 21, 2013

Charcoal suits are worn in many ways for both formal and informal gatherings. Implying that you have a full suit (coat and pants), the possibilities are endless. Since a charcoal suit is neutral in shade, it is an open canvass in terms of trying out new colors and styles. How and what you wear with your suit is a personal choice and it should reflect who you are as an individual. The charcoal suit is perhaps the most ideal suit for just about any occasion since it has a wonderful shade that works well with just about any combination of colors. Although it works with almost any color, it is noteworthy to mention that it doesn’t work with all colors per se. In fact, it is often a matter of choosing the right shade of color. Just like everything about fashion, you need to learn how to make right style decisions on what truly looks good and appropriate. In case you are starting out and seem lost, here are some tips on what to wear with your charcoal suit.   The Dress Shirt When it comes to formal occasions, the shirt you pair with your suit is essential to your entire look. The number one rule is to avoid very bright and very dark colors. Usually an off white or white dress shirt would be fine and safe. In informal situation, feel free to mix and match with different colors.   100% Silk Woven Burgundy Bar Striped Tie   Know your Neckties The necktie is the final piece that is meant to add that dash of flair to your...

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