It’s Your Life, Now Dress for It

Why follow? When you follow, are you comfortable? When you follow, do you feel like yourself? When you follow, are you really accomplishing anything good for yourself?

We all look at fashion on the television, and in the news and in the magazine pages. We check there, sometimes diligently, to make sure that we are “with the times”, to make sure that we are wearing what we are supposed to wear, and to make sure that our fellow acquaintances, co-workers, school mates and others will accept us.

But, seriously, do we want to be uncomfortable just to be accepted? Do we want to spend extra money, sometimes, money that we really don’t have, just in order that others will see us and accept us into their circles?

From the time that we are younger, most times, society will tell us not to copy others, to be original. Yet, when it comes to fashion, somehow, that particular area in life, actually, seems to be very disconnected from the rest of life.

It appears that we will wear anything, even a burlap bag, if the fashion experts assure us that this is “in style” this year. That’s right. It doesn’t matter what the item is made from or who makes it or where it is made, as long as the fashion experts agree that this year, this is in style.

So, who appoints these experts? Where do these experts come from and exactly who is listening to these so-called experts?

I’m not sure about you, but for myself, I think that it is silly to wear a noose around one’s neck. And to me, it’s just as silly to wear clothing that is so uncomfortable that it is scratchy, itchy and just almost unbearable — just because it happens to be ‘in style’ for the moment, in this season or next season.

For me, actually, the whole idea of anyone being a ‘fashion expert’ is ridiculous. Think about it. When you are a baby, someone else dresses you. Someone else picks out all of your clothing, colors, styles materials, everything! And as you grow into being a toddler, still someone else is dressing you.

And there you go, another year passes and it’s really a few more years, until you actually can dress yourself, and choose your own clothing. So, for years, after you are born, there is really always someone else in charge of the clothes that you wear.

And off you go to school and even if you are in school and you are old enough to choose what kind of clothes that you want to wear, still, yes, still, you are at someone else’s beck and call as to what you will wear. You might have a school uniform. And if you don’t have a school uniform, you probably have a group in your school that wears the ‘popular’ team colors or clothes.

You might sit at home and watch television and see what the latest styles are. And of course, right? Of course, you want those styles, because you want to ‘fit in” right?

How can you go to school wearing something different than what everyone else is wearing? What if your school colors are blue and green and you don’t like blue and green. Can you get away with wearing purple or orange or yellow, at all?

Hey! Don’t even think about it. Imagine going to a game and wearing the wrong color? How would that look to your buddies and to others around who will see what you are wearing?

So, there you are, you might have reached high school and perhaps even reached college, still not really being able to decide what you want to wear — for fear of ‘not fitting in” with the rest of society. So, exactly how old must you be before you wear what feels right for you?

Forty? Fifty? Sixty? Ha! You think that if you reach an old age, by then, you just might be able to choose your own clothing right? Think again. There will be those who will judge you. There will be those who will say to you, “Hey, that looks too young for you”! There will be those who will talk behind your back and say that you shouldn’t be wearing that — at all. And then there will be those who will say it right to your face, “Are you really going to wear that outside”?

And so, there you are. You’ve lived your life as everyone else has wanted you to live your life and you have worn the clothing that everyone else has wanted you to wear and you might still be sitting there at age 100, saying… “Hmm… I believe that I am old enough, now, to choose my own clothing”, think again.

If you really reach the age of 100, it is too late. That’s right. It’s too late at age 100 to decide that you are free, and that you can wear anything that feels comfortable on you. It’s way too late.

The time for you to decide to be you is right now! That’s it. Right now. Today, this moment, is the moment that you should look into your closet of clothes and choose what is right for you to wear, what is right for YOUR approval. It is time to forget “fashion week”, and time to forget what the world thinks is ‘in” and it’s time for you to be yourself.

You have spent your whole life listening to the instructions of others on the topic of clothing and most times, it just wasn’t you at all. Most times, the fashion industry was wrong. Do I dare say that? Yes. Most times, the fashion industry is wrong. And the reason it is wrong is because the whole industry, the main goal of the industry is to sell clothing, to sell material, to sell accessories, to sell period!

And now, at whatever age you are at, now is the time for you to stop buying!

This year, be different!

This year, be you.

This year, don’t even buy any magazine that tells you what to wear because it isn’t necessary at all. It really isn’t necessary for us to read a magazine to know what is comfortable for us and after all, isn’t comfort the main reason you would choose a shirt or top or suit or anything? Wouldn’t you want to choose the most comfortable clothing you can buy?

If you answered yes to that question, then you have made it to maturity. You have made it out of the sheep-mode, and into the “I am me” mode. Congratulations!

So, what will you wear today?

Seriously?

Just kidding.

You don’t need to tell me what you will wear today. Just tell yourself instead of listening to anyone else. And keep on telling yourself what to wear. Throw the magazines away. Change the channel when the fashion ads come on. And don’t even pick up the advertising section of the newspaper if you see clothing that is being “pushed” as this year’s “style”. Make your own style. And as you turn and hear the comments, don’t even listen to the negatives. If someone doesn’t like what you are wearing, that’s their problem!

It’s time we become individuals instead or remaining as sheep, following someone who is leading us. We weren’t made to be sheep. So we shouldn’t dress like sheep.

Fashion Inspirations From Coachella 2018

Every year, the Coachella concert is such a huge thing in the fashion circle. And now, the heat of Coachella 2018 is surrounding the USA. Hot weather and the hot outfits of the attending celebrities make our hearts burning even before the music show opening! As always, we are expecting to see the looks of the Coachella fashion trendsetter as much as the wonderful music we can enjoy by Beyonce. The fashion ideas we get from the Coachella 2018 actually kind of serve as an enlightenment to the most trending styles of the coming summer. But just some of the too bold outfits from the concert attendees are not so practical in our daily life. So this post is aimed at giving you the most appropriate recommendations that we can try easily.

1. Wearing a bra out is not a new thing already, but pairing a see-through lace bra with a cool long semi skirt (lace or irregular cutting is preferred). At the Coachella present, the great photos have shown us how eye-catching and stylish this collocation is. This idea really makes your street-style remarkable in the 2018 summer.

2. Fresh ruffled skirt set is a recommending fit in the hot summer by so many fashionistas in recent years. Go for some quite colorful and special flower printing makes you look much more fashionable. When you wear a pair of cool sunglasses, it seems that this look is born for shining days.

3. Tassel style is classic, retro and likely to be immortal in the summer fashion circle. But too much will bring a reversed reaction, so one of the celebrity showed up in Coachella 2018 only applies it in the end part of your skirt, which is a smart decoration visually. And the tassel creates a sweet flavor to the whole outfit.

4. One of the fashionable ladies in the Coachella 2018 encourages us to make a compliment about the cooperation of white shirt and black denim shorts again by her attending look. She is wearing something special but concise at the same time. She is adopting a folding design for the shorts and an irregular cutting for the top shirt. Moreover, she pairs the outfit with the cowboy boots, that is the exact concert look!

5. A comfortable wide-leg straight ninth pants and a ruffled top create a fresh and elegant style. This look is going to make you stay chic in the whole summer. But just remember to pick up breathable light fabric for the pants, otherwise, you will not enjoy the high temperature so much.

Make a Smart Sunglasses Choice This Summer

Sunglasses are not simply eyewear or accessories; they define us. Just as our apparel choices define us and give us a personality, our eyewear is no different. Adding to our personality and making us more confident about ourselves are just some of the many this the correct eye gear will do for you.

How to be smart with your sunglasses choice?

When you are looking for sunglasses for Boys or for someone else, make sure you follow the guide given below before you make a choice:

Purpose of Buying Sunglasses:

If you require buying a pair of sunglasses, making sure you know where and how you will be using them. You cannot simply use a normal pair of sunglasses to row a boat! Every kind of sunglasses pair comes with specific build quality or feature.

Your style:

One of the driving factors of your choices is your style. Know what you want and know what suits you. Always match your choice with your style or else, you will simply end up looking weird.

Face:

There are various kinds of sunglasses in the market. And there are that many varieties of faces as well. If you purchase the wrong kind of sunglasses, your choice will not suit you or your face. Every face type has a type of sunglasses. Just as not every kind of clothing choice suits our body, similarly not every kind of sunglasses suit your face.

The Color of the Pair:

If you are purchasing a pair of sunglasses, you need be very careful of the color choice. You will need to select the correct choice of color for your skin tone. A bring pink color on a brown skin will not make sense. Choose wisely, because your choices could demotivate you from wearing what you like.

Protection:

Remember to choose only those eye gears which offer you the correct amount of protection from UV rays of the sun and sun glares. Be sure to inquire about the kind of protection your choice of sunglasses in offering and compare it to other choices.

Cost:

Price tags matter. But remember, these price tags will not mean a lot if your choosing criteria is flawed. Make sure you do not act like a snob when you purchase stuff. High priced materials do not necessarily mean they are good quality objects. Test those out, look for options and choose carefully.

Go with an Open Mind:

This is more of a tip than a parameter to look for. You need to have an open mind. If you are stubborn with your choices, you will get what you want but will miss the chance of finding something better. With apparel and accessories, you can never be too sure of what works for you and what does not.

Is It Fashionable to Wear Hats Anymore? Are They in or Are They Out?

Back in the day, wearing hats used to be associated with a gentleman’s fashion and overall image, but nowadays, it seems as though most men are wearing hats less often. One can only guess as to why it seems men have lost interest in the accessory, but for the most part, it seems to be because many people think that wearing hats affects their hair in ways in which they don’t want it to. Specifically, some believe that wearing hats makes their hair fall out and others don’t like how their hair looks after taking off a hat, or in other words, getting hat hair. Many of today’s young men often link how good they look with how good their hair looks, which explains why men don’t want to wear something that potentially damages it, but what if they had no reasons to avoid hats?

How to Solve These “Problems”

As mentioned before, one of the biggest problems people relate to wearing hats is their hair falling out, but what if all that was a myth? Recent remarks by multiple scientists have shown that wearing hats often has nothing to do with going bald, rather, it is the effect of genetics at work, or in some cases it may be a side effect of aging. Nevertheless, there are ways of wearing your hat that can be bad if your hair is thinning. For example, you shouldn’t wear your hats too tight, as this could cut circulation to your hair follicles. And you shouldn’t wear any hats that pull your hair tightly, for example, very tight beanies or swimmer’s caps can cause your hair to fall out if worn too frequently. Something else you should keep in mind is that if your hats are dirty and you continue to use them, you could get a scalp infection and that would risk hair loss. However, if you wear clean hats made in your size, you have absolutely nothing to worry about.

Now on the topic of hat hair. One of the most irritating things about wearing a hat is taking it off and revealing flat, frizzy, ugly hair that has lost its shape. There are not many ways to avoid this problem, but here are a few things that can help. First off, most hat hair is caused by tight hats, so once again, remember to wear a hat that is your correct size. Second, before wearing your hat, make sure your hair is completely dry, not even damp, because if not, your hair will dry and take the shape of the hat, which you probably do not want. Furthermore, before wearing your hat, try spraying a volumizing product on your hair to give it long-lasting shape, even under a hat. You could also try applying leave in conditioner, which also helps prevent getting hat hair. Lightly spraying a bit of healthy hairspray (a natural oil base hair spray) to your hair can be beneficial, preventing it from getting frizzy and full of static.

If you end up with hat hair and you’re not at home or if you have a short amount of time, but you desperately want to fix your hat hair try these few tips. One of the most important things to remember is when your hair gets in this condition, do not use a comb, although it may seem like the most logical thing to do. What you want to do is brush your hair running your hands through it. To take it to a step further, take a towel and soak it in very hot water. Next, rinse it very well and wrap it around your head. The steam from the towel should help get your hair back to its original form, kind of like how a clothes steamer steams the wrinkles out of your clothes. If none of these methods work and you still want your hair back to normal, don’t be afraid to wash your hair in the sink and start off fresh.

You Have Nothing to Worry About!

Although you can’t always prevent accidentally pulling out a few hairs when wearing hats or getting hat hair every so often, that shouldn’t stop you from completely forgetting about hats. Ironically enough, some men that are losing hair or are already bald actually prefer to wear hats because they like how they look and feel on them, not to mention the many controversial debates on if the natural human oil released by the scalp actually protects the hair or even if it helps with the growth.

5 Benefits of Buying a Customized Wedding Dress

Many brides will say a customized dress is so much more appealing than to simply limit the options to what is available in the bridal store. The customized dress has plenty of practical benefits. Perfect fit and individuality are likely to be the most appealing reasons to invest the extra time and money into having this type of dress made. Let’s take a look at a few of the key benefits.

Fitting

A wedding dress bought off the rack will often need adjustments. However, the customized dress is made to precisely match your size and shape to give the best fit possible. Also, with the regular visits to the dressmaker for fittings, the bride will have the excitement of seeing the dress created from the initial design to completion.

Be unique

The customized dress is certain to appeal to the bride in search of a look that is truly unique or bold. Instead of going with the traditional colors of white or ivory, the unique look can be achieved with a dress in a vibrant color like scarlet red, soft blue, emerald green or pink.

Accentuate features

The custom dress is made to match the exact shape of the bride’s body shape, so there shouldn’t be any problem with creating a look that fully brings out the best features. For instance, a bride with a triangle-shaped body can benefit from a dress that will highlight the waistline and widen the shoulder area. An apple-shaped body can benefit from a dress that helps to visually elongate, an hourglass-shaped body will look better when balance is given to both the upper and lower parts of the body, and the rectangle-shaped body will look better when it is possible to visually make the bust bigger and hide a wide waistline.

Buy local

The process of having a customized dress made from scratch means it will be necessary to have plenty of in-person meetings with the designer. This will typically mean that a dress is bought locally, which can help to support the trade in your local area.

Create an heirloom

A one of a kind wedding dress can make a wonderful heirloom that can be passed to children in the future. It will create a great piece of nostalgia that will help to remember a wonderful event from the past. Alternatively, there is the option of selling the dress on if there aren’t any loved ones that would be interested in receiving it.

Boldly Beautiful Summer Bohemian Fashion

Bohemian women’s dresses made from recycled sari silk are designed to make a statement with forever-stylish silhouettes. The silk dresses can make you look and feel sexy, uniquely printed upcycled sari dresses make you stand out in a crowd. Vivid bohemian tribal and floral patterns are for the adventurously bold. Be dress obsessed or possess one versatile piece, the 2 in 1 silk skirt dress that flirts against your body while taking a romantic stroll on the beach.

This season’s boho statement can be a printed silk halter top and ruffled skirt with leather beaded flip-flops for a totally bohemian girl child look. Boho tiered full-length maxi skirts create a lasting impact when paired with the mala bead necklaces. Cute casual day dresses, fitted and flared at the hips are perfect for an outing with friends or traveling and going from inside holiday cottages to beach parties. Explore cotton embroidered tunics and midi dresses that are great for mixing and matching, the spaghetti strap sari dresses bring out the best in you.

Kimono maxi dresses lend the perfect touch of bohemian elegance with effortless casual style for a sun-filled beach day or a spring wedding. The summer sherbet flowy, floral strapless sari layered dresses that barely touches your ankles, pairs with a denim jacket and sandals for an upbeat combination. Kimono sleeve long kaftan dresses in digital prints and soft georgette flatter the silhouettes for every outing.

Spring and summer are incomplete without floral colorful dresses. Mid-length and fitted dresses in vivid hand printed cotton with a waistcoat to shapeless loose and extra short, bohemian printed dresses, each carries their own style and make you feel cool and pretty regardless of the weather. Floral dresses in dusty colors and soft hues, and zig-zag cuts elegantly drapes your body. Extra long maxi, high low dresses to wrap skirts with layered and ruffled bottoms, there is so much to choose from.

Skirts with a bohemian spirit, mix and match styles, wrap around sarongs to gypsy flared skirts, casual chic or urban fashionista? Endless options in colors and styles, unusual prints, unique boldly colored flared gypsy skirt with a neutral top, accessorize at the waist with a cute belt. Try the divided skirts with chunky heels with a crop top for the daring you. Perfect for your vacation because they go with all kinds of tops. Crinkled rayon maxi or tie-dye midis, toss a pixie top and create an entirely quintessential wardrobe for the bohemian fashionista.

Here Is How You Can Choose Your Eyeglasses

Eyeglasses play a very important role in shaping your personality, and if you have to wear them permanently, then you need to know how to buy the best pair. Keep in mind that the wrong pair will distract from your looks while the right pair will make you look more attractive. In addition, the right pair will also ensure perfect vision. So, be sure to pick a pair that complements the shape of your face and which also flatters your skin and eye colors. Here is how to pick the right pair.

Choose according to the shape of your face

Start by looking at the shape of your face and then choose a frame that complements that kind of facial shape. When you start your search for a new frame, you need to know which frame shape complement which facial shape. So, for example, if your face is oval shaped, then you can choose practically any frame shape because they will look good on an oval face. However, if you have a square or angular face, then you need to pick frames that are either round or oval shaped.

Choose according to your personality

The next step in choosing the right eyeglasses is to look at your personality. Keep in mind that these days, people look beyond their eyewear as being medical devices because they also want their eyewear items to look fashionable and trendy. The right frame will enhance your personality. So, if you want to look professional, you will need to go with frames that have a conservative shape and typically, this means going with oval or rectangular frames.

Pick the right frame color

Third, you need to choose a frame color that complements the color of your skin and eyes. You could either be a cool person who would do well to choose blue-colored frames or you could be a warm person who will do well to consider buying yellow-colored frames. Be sure to pick a color that complements your skin tone and also pick something that makes your eyes look good.

Prescription and PD measurement

Before buying your eyeglasses, you need to understand a few things. First, you may require an eye examination to obtain your latest prescription and PD measurement. When buying your eyewear, try to shop at stores that enjoy a reputation for selling good quality but affordable eyewear. Alternatively, you can shop online where the prices are very reasonable and the selection of frames very extensive.

Buy according to your budget

It is also a good idea to look at your budget. The good news is these days it is possible to shop for eyewear without having to spend a mini-fortune. Also, to keep costs down, you should only shop for what you absolutely must have. Instead of shopping for unnecessary add-ons, you should go with only those that you absolutely must have. If you cannot afford them, then don’t buy branded eyeglasses because they have steep price tags.

Also, be sure to keep a lookout for coupons which can help you save a lot of money. This is especially true when shopping at a departmental store or a well-known optical store. If you keep these tips in mind, you will find it easy to buy your eyewear at an affordable price.

5 Factors to Consider When Shopping for Clothes

The mall may be a perfect place to go to shop for clothes, but it could also be a place of confusion. Undeniably, there are tons of clothes to choose from these days, which makes buying very difficult at times.

You may find yourself drooling over a piece of mini red velvet dress while your hands can’t take off of the straight cut jeans that is labeled on sale. It is simply mind boggling not to be able to make up your mind right away!

While shopping for clothes may be daunting and confusing, there are actually different ways to make it easier. When shopping for clothes, don’t forget to be a wise buyer. Take note of these factors that you need to consider and you will surely understand how less complex it actually is:

1. Shop according to the occasion

Clothes come in different styles to choose from. What better way to shop for clothes than to shop according to the occasion?

Be right on point and don’t easily swerve your attention to the left nor to the right. If you are shopping for a wedding dress, pick out the pieces that’s right for it! In the same way you should have done when you’re choosing clothes for birthday parties, nature tripping, beach parties, and office attire.

2. Shop according to your personality

You may be that sports junkie who wants to look sporty all year round or you could be like your favorite celebrity who wears high fashion every time paparazzi comes in for a snap. Whatever your taste may be, that should be your identifying mark when shopping for clothes.

Once you are convinced of the style you want to portray for yourself, then it shouldn’t be that confusing at all to choose which clothing department to enter into. A classic retro chic can easily know what pieces of clothes to pick simply because she knows what her preferences would be.

However, you can be as versatile as you want – choosing and wearing different styles for different occasions – and that is completely fine. After all, there are no restrictions when it comes to your own style. Famous fashion designers would have not made it to the limelight if it weren’t because of their uniqueness and creativity.

3. Shop according to trends

When you can’t easily make up your mind and you don’t want to get lost behind, go for pieces that are favorites by most trend setters. These trendy clothes can easily be found at the front of every boutique and departments you pass by.

People talked about them on television, published by a lot of fashion writers and bloggers, as well as discussed by a lot of vloggers. Just by one search on the internet, you can already know what the trends are.

However, trends come and go. If you are a trend setter, you should know by now that after a while, new trends will start to emerge. You buy them and the old clothes will be sitting in your closet for the meantime.

4. Shop according to your needs

Whether you are a frugal type of person or simply just wants to splurge on clothing, it is best if you shop clothes according to your needs.

Shopping clothes all at once may leave you some regrets in the end. It can waste the money that you could have used to buy other important things you needed at the moment.

For example, if you don’t have plans to go to the beach yet, why would you shop for beach wears? In the same way, why would you buy a wedding dress when you are not even engaged yet? That same principle will help you save big time, not just money but as well as time consumed for shopping. Do it one step at a time.

5. Shop according to your budget

It seems like whatever you do these days, money is always involved. Especially when you are shopping for clothes, you see different brands with different price tags.

In order to get your preferred style for the needed occasion, it is best if you set your budget way ahead of time. Doing so gives you confidence and excitement the next time you shop around for clothes.

Maxi Dresses, A Must for Every Occasion and Season

Maxi dresses have become an indispensable part of every fashionista’s wardrobe. They are not only fun but add some fabulous style quotient to your everyday dressing. These floor kissing dresses are known to lend maximum style in minimum effort. Designed to meet perfection, these full length dresses aren’t going to go off the trends anytime soon. So get up and stock a few designs for yourself that will take you a long way. This one piece garment is trending all over the globe making it a perfect time to have a few designs for your wardrobe too.

You can log on to any fashion ecommerce website to check out the latest collection of maxi dresses and you’ll know what we are talking about. There are innumerable designs to suit every mood, occasion, skin tone and body type. The reason for their versatility is their flowy, comfortable design that is suitable for all body types from petite to curvy. These dresses are so time relevant that they keep on making a comeback every now and then. They have successfully carved a niche for self in every era of fashion. These dresses are an inseparable part of your wardrobe for the scope of experiment and comfort they ensure. Women of all age groups have readily embraced and adopted the new and old ways of styling these pretty dresses season after season.

Initially, they were made in just one colour but now they are available in almost every color, print, fabric and silhouette. Maxi dresses for women provide you with little bit of everything, they are elegant, feminine, stylish as well as sexy. Also, the fact that they are so easy to wear makes them a must for every fashion conscious woman. Let’s admit it, who doesn’t like a one-piece garment like a maxi dress that can be worn even on the go and that makes you look jaw dropping gorgeous in a snap. These dresses for woman also eliminate that hassle of selecting a pair too.

These dresses for women are all-rounders, you just have to slide in them and you are done. The best part about these dresses is that you can dress these up for a formal occasion and wear the same dress for a casual affair and you are sure to look equally good. Sexy pumps, thong flats and simple metal accessories can help you achieve the style that you have been looking for. You can even opt for a hat or sunglasses to work your maxi dress on a beach. If the weather demands for an extra layer, then opt for a denim jacket or a long vest to look uber stylish. To complete the look, you can opt for boots of your choice and voila!

If you are still feeling confused, then go through the simple tricks and tips below that will help you ensure non-stop style with maxi dresses:

Maxi Dresses with a Belt

Wear your maxi dresses with a slim or a chunky belt to make your body look shapelier and sexier. The addition of a belt not only enhances your overall appearance but makes you look dressier and well put together as well.

Maxi Dresses with Boots

If you are a person who believes in making and edgier style statement then maxi dresses with boots is your go-to ensemble. Complete you look with make-up of your choice and you are good to go.

Maxi Dresses with Matte Gold Accessories

Addition of some dainty or chunky accessories can lend you a perfect, well put together look when you wear a maxi dress. Simply complement your attire with beautiful bracelets, finger rings and a sleek necklace to look like the perfect diva.

Heels and a Maxi Dress

Slip into a pair of heels to make the even simplest dresses look stylish. You can choose from a variety of pumps to block heels and work you look accordingly to look sizzling hot.

Now a days, various online platforms provide you a huge range of dresses specifically designed to cater to different occasions. You can wear a long dress to a date night as well as rock it on a beach. All you have to do is simply browse through the humongous collection online and select a dress that fits all your requirements.

The Modern Day Suit

The suit as we know it today can be traced back to its creator Beau Brummel who became the arbiter of fashion more than one hundred and fifty years ago. The dandy style of that era was later epitomised by artists such as David Bowie, Mark Bolan and Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music and became known as glam rock style. Many styles have evolved over the years, such as double breasted, three button, broad to narrow lapel and back again. However the basic structured and shape of the modern day suit has changed little over the past one hundred years. We’ve been locked into repetitive style cycles of the original concept for many decades. Currently the two button single breasted with a more tailored silhouette is standard, with the younger generation opting for what is known as bum freezer. In this case the jacket is cut very short at the base of the torso, trousers low rise, similar to the old fashioned hipster with stove pipe trouser legs to complete the look.

Suiting was first commercialised on Savile Row, the oldest and most famous of all tailoring precincts in the world. Tailors started doing business there around 1803. With Henry Poole credited for creating the very first dinner suit. It later became known as the Tuxedo, named after Tuxedo Park in New York State, an American Indian term meaning moving water. Kings, Princes wealthy industrialists, Hollywood movie stars and rock music stars carved a path to Savile Row spending millions of dollars on luxurious suits made from the finest Australian Marino Wool. In the early 60’s Tommy Nutter opened for business in the early 60’s financially backed by Cilla Black. He became famous for reinventing Savile Row. The first to have open window displays which caused some controversy, this practise was considered brash by old school tailor traditionalists who generally worked behind closed doors. Nutter dressed the Beatles for the famous Abbey Road album cover. Other clients include Mick Jagger, Bianca Jagger and Elton John.

Soon after Spencer Tracey passed away his long-time partner and confidant Catherine Hepburn travelled to Savile Row to pay a visit to the tailor that made Tracey’s suits. She ordered a pair of tailor made denim jeans and unintentionally gave birth to the dress jean trend of the 70s. Based on this innovation Richard James another contemporary of Savile Row tailored suits made of selvage Denim woven in Japan.

Renowned Italian woollen mill and suit maker Zegna have been buying the best super fine Marino wool from Australia since 1910. Apart from their ready-made off the peg apparel, they receive 60 to 80 special orders a year for suits that will set you back $34,000. Zegna are carrying on the Savile Row tradition using the finest quality cloth available.

The demand for bespoke suiting has declined dramatically over the past three decades. The range of cuts and price point available in department stores is a major contributor to the decline in sales on Savile Row, with many tailoring firms having to downsize and tap into the mainstream ready-made market. Now one can purchase an off the peg Italian made suit in super fine Marino wool for under $2,000.

The modern day suit survives, however fewer men tend to wear them, opting for a more casual style. Large accounting and law firms have taken the step away from tradition and for many suit and tie is no longer a standard dress requirement for the office. Is this a good thing? I think not; it demonstrates a lack of self-discipline and self -respect. Men are easily swayed by office peer group pressure and will generally follow the crowd. Those who choose to step out and dress up are the long term winners, so suit up.