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2012

How to Pick the Best Men's Trousers and Chinos

Men's trousers, or odd "slacks, " are available in a wide range of styles and fabrics. Their distinguishing feature? Unlike suit trousers, casual trousers do not have matching jackets. This make them a robust part of an interchangeable, mix and match wardrobe because of their versatility. more »

Section: Building Your Wardrobe - Blog

28 Dec 2012

How to Build Your Wardrobe With the Best Men's Belts and Jeans

So you're building a hard-working wardrobe, and you’ve got your foundation business suits, but what about staples like belts and jeans? You need some dark blue jeans because there’s more to life than just work. Leisure time and jeans go together like apple pie and ice cream, and the belt, well, that’s the icing on the cake. Here’s how to design your signature look from head to toe. more »

Section: Building Your Wardrobe - Blog

20 Dec 2012

Do You Know How to Choose the Best Casual Shoes?

It’s rumoured Albert Einstein said about his fashion sense, “Even on the most solemn occasions I got away without wearing socks and hid that lack of civilisation in high boots.” However, not everyone can pull off this type of fashion creativity; we yield to some fashion guidelines. Here’s what to do when your shoes need to complement your casual attire. more »

Section: Building Your Wardrobe - Blog

12 Dec 2012

Do You Know How to Build Your Tie Collection?

If you think you should base your tie collection solely on the number of men’s suits you own, you’re setting yourself up for an epic wardrobe fail. The stylish gent knows how to rock his ties with any outfit, be it business or casual. Here’s your guide. more »

Section: Building Your Wardrobe - Blog

05 Dec 2012

How to Improve Men's Wardrobes With Time Pieces and Jewelry

Women know it's all about accessories. Well, most men care as much about the finer details of completing a look – think watches, rings, cufflinks or bracelets – as women do, and many are sporting well-crafted looks. These simple tricks will make you a mix and match master. more »

Section: Building Your Wardrobe - Blog

05 Dec 2012

Do You Know How to Accessorize Your Men's Wardrobe?

Men’s accessories, such as ties and pocket squares, are the fine details that complete a look. The devil’s in the details, or so they say, so selecting these accessories with care is just as important as selecting the right suit or business shirt. Here’s a primer to help you sort it out. more »

Section: Building Your Wardrobe - Blog

27 Nov 2012

How to Accessorize Your Men's Wardrobe With Hats

While we certainly don’t want to impose fashion rules on you, we’d like to see men’s hats make a comeback. While most men’s accessories emphasize functionality over style, hats channel your inner sartorial spirit. Setting aside function, wearing a hat separates you from the crowd and can even make you look taller. What’s not to like about that? more »

Section: Building Your Wardrobe - Blog

22 Nov 2012

How to Supplement Your Wardrobe With Accessories

Building your wardrobe can be fun and easy or complicated and time consuming, depending on your approach. When it comes to carrying money, some men wad it up and stuff it into their pockets, while others prefer the security and style of wallets and money clips. Regardless of your personal tastes, here's the basics of choosing the best accessories to add flair to your wardrobe. more »

Section: Building Your Wardrobe - Blog

18 Nov 2012

Do You Know How to Choose Men's Shoes?

Make sure you've walked a mile in another person's shoes before you criticise them. That way, when you criticise them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes. This quote by American humorist Jack Handey might seem amusing. However, it draws attention to the men's shoes in your wardrobe. Are you comfortable making the right choices, or do you need some tips to help you? more »

Section: Building Your Wardrobe - Blog

13 Nov 2012

Do You Know How to Choose Men's Business Shirts?

As you're building a basic men's wardrobe without bankrupting your budget, you may wonder how many shirts you'll need. Should you focus on solid colours for utility, or add in some patterns, semi-solids, stripes etc. for versatility and flair? Here's tips for building a work-friendly wardrobe on a budget. more »

Section: Building Your Wardrobe - Blog

09 Nov 2012

Do You Know What Basic Suits You Need to Own?

In an ideal world, blessed with unlimited funds, you could own suits of every style and colour to suit any circumstance or event. However, if you are like most and live in the real world on a finite budget, you may be lucky to own one or two foundation suits while you save up for others. If you can only afford one suit, what should it be? Here's our expert answer to this dilemma. more »

Section: Essential Men's Suit Guide - Blog

05 Nov 2012

Want to Look Absolutely Amazing? Here's 5 Simple Style Tips

What do you see in your closet? Neat rows of suits and matching shirts and ties waiting for you to wear or a cluttered, tangled mess of mismatched items you hate? If you want to stop wasting money on ill-fitting, unattractive clothes and build a hard working mix and match wardrobe to suit any occasion, just follow these five steps to victory. more »

Section: Building Your Wardrobe - Blog

02 Nov 2012

Do You Need to Know How to Build a Business Wardrobe?

If you want to create that all-important first impression, you must build an amazing business wardrobe that makes you stand out in the crowd without looking out of place. Here's our expert advice on the essential items to include in a career wardrobe. more »

Section: Building Your Wardrobe - Blog

29 Oct 2012

Style Tips for Men Who Want to Look Absolutely Amazing

Most of the time, your appearance is the primary way people evaluate you and your potential. If it's true you never get a second chance to make a good first impression (we believe that), it's up to you to make sure every item of clothing pulls its weight and makes you look damn good. Here's tips for revamping your wardrobe to make sure your first impression is always a good one. more »

Section: Building Your Wardrobe - Blog

27 Oct 2012

Wedding Planning 101: Why Hire a Wedding Suit Specialist ?

Pulling together the perfect wedding can be a major stressor, but smart brides and grooms-to-be know that hiring professional help lowers their stress tremendously. By hiring a specialist to help you design and create a custom made suit for the groom, you can check at least one item off your list. more »

Section: Men's Style - Blog

20 Aug 2012

Do You Actually Need a Designer Suit?

When you think of designer suits, are the names Zegna, Armani or Hugo Boss top of mind? Do you dream of wearing designer suits? Consider this: wearing a perfectly fitted suit tailored to accentuate your body shape, skin tone and personality makes you look your confident best. Everything else, regardless of the label, is money wasted. more »

Section: Men's Style - Blog

05 Jul 2012

Why Should I Invest in a Tailor Made Suit?

A tailor made suit is an individually hand-crafted garment, made to your exact body shape and styling requirements. It’s an optimal balance between off-the-rack and bespoke suiting options, giving you the individual choice and personalised fit of bespoke, without the high price tag. more »

Section: Men's Style - Blog

30 Jun 2012

Bespoke vs Made to Measure vs Off the Rack: Which is Best for You?

Nuptials, career promotions, or makeovers typically prompt men to upgrade their wardrobes. Whatever the reason, suiting up to a bespoke suit epitomizes affluence. more »

Section: Men's Style - Blog

29 Jun 2012

How to Pick the Best Dinner Suits

A dinner suit or dinner jacket is the British version of the ubiquitous tuxedo. Like a tuxedo, a dinner suit is distinguished by a glossy satin or silk covering on its shawl-style lapels and buttons and a satin stripe along the trousers’ outseam. While a dinner suit is not something you wear every time you go out, when you do wear one, you'll look and feel like a million dollars! more »

Section: Men's Style - Blog

25 Jun 2012

Choosing the Best Wedding Suit for Your Big Day

Understandably, brides get the lion’s share of attention at weddings. She is the queen of the show. However, you are her king, so it's just as important for you to look and feel your best. Your wedding suit is as much of a statement as your bride-to-be's dress is. It's your day too! more »

Section: Men's Style - Blog

22 Jun 2012

Business Suits - What you need to know before buying your next one : Part 2 of 2

In this article we look into business suit styling, colour, patterns and fabrics. We also look at what makes up a quality business suit. more »

Section: Men's Style - Blog

18 Jun 2012

What You Need to Know About Business Suits

Business suits have been staple garments in men's wardrobes for over 100 years. However, the suiting industry has changed dramatically, and today's man needs more information to make informed choices about his suits. Here’s a quick overview of the salient points. more »

Section: Men's Style - Blog

15 Jun 2012

Get the Ari Gold - Hollywood power agent look

Ari Gold (played by Jeremy Piven) is the ultimate Hollywood power broker. Ari doesn't take $hit from anyone (except maybe his wife), and to help him attain that unwavering air of confidence he has a dazzling array of superb tailor made suits and tailored business shirts in his vast wardrobe. And let's not sell Jeremy Piven short - he is just as snazzy a dresser as his alter ego. Let's take a look at some of Ari's power suits... more »

Section: Celebrity Style - Blog

12 Jun 2012

X-Men First Class Wardrobe

While possibly being the best X-Men movie to come out, one thing that stood out in X-Men: First Class, were the exceptionally sharp tailored suits that the characters were wearing throughout the movie. more »

Section: Celebrity Style - Blog

11 Jun 2012

How to Care for New Business Shirts

Our clients are always asking us "How do I take care of my new business shirt?" Since we can see this is a topic of great interest, we've compiled our expert advice on some critical care instructions. Use these to extend the life of your new shirt and keep it looking crisp and clean for longer. more »

Section: Men's Style - Blog

20 Apr 2012

How to Care for New Suits

Many times, customers ask us about the best way to care for their new suit. Here are a few critical care instructions sure to extend the wearable life and comfort of your new suit and keep it looking new for longer. more »

Section: Men's Style - Blog

06 Apr 2012

Why Do I Need a Tailor?

If you're used to buying your suits off the rack and settling for an inferior fit, you can probably already answer the question "Why do I need a tailor?" However, if you need a little more information to help you take the leap and invest in custom made suits, here's what you need to know. more »

Section: Men's Style - Blog

21 Feb 2012

Do You Know How to Pick a Tailor?

So you've decided you want a custom made or bespoke men's suit. But which tailor should you choose? How can you make sure you'll get the quality and value you've paid for? We've compiled a list of the most important things to ask your tailor to help you make the right decision. more »

Section: Men's Style - Blog

20 Feb 2012

You Need to Know How Much to Pay for a Bespoke Suit

Fabric and craftsmanship are key elements of the cost of a bespoke suit, but there are other factors as well. For instance, you must work with a master tailor who takes precise measurements because a gorgeous bespoke suit that doesn’t fit is wasted money. Here’s some tips to guide you through the process and make sure you get your money’s worth. more »

Section: Men's Style - Blog

18 Feb 2012

Beware: How Much Should You Pay for a Custom Suit?

Formerly, bespoke suits were reserved for the wealthiest clients; nowadays, more men demand the luxury and comfort offered by hand tailored suits as a way to establish their personal brand. After not, nothing proclaims professionalism and the aura of success like the cut and fit of a sharply tailored suit. more »

Section: Men's Style - Blog

16 Feb 2012

What Should I Pay for a Quality Men's suit?

We hear this question over and over again: " How much can I expect to pay for a good quality off-the-rack men's suit ?" Here's our expert response. more »

Section: Men's Style - Blog

14 Feb 2012

How to Avoid THESE HIDDEN COSTS OF MEN'S SUIT ALTERATIONS

You just bought your new men's suit off-the-rack. But if you're like most men, buying it is just the beginning of a laborious process. Next, you'll need to have numerous alterations made so the suit fits you perfect. Adding to your headaches, you must endure this painful process every time you buy a new suit. Ouch! more »

Section: Men's Style - Blog

08 Feb 2012

How to Select the Best Suit for Any Occasion

In terms of budget dollars, it saves money if you buy one suit and wear it for multiple events. While a good quality men’s business suit will give you years of wearable service, there are usually times when you need something dressier. Here’s a quick guide to picking the best suit for every circumstance. more »

Section: Men's Style - Blog

06 Feb 2012

How to Spot Cheap Suits: Canvassing

A sound foundation is the difference between a well-made house and one that collapses during a storm. A suit's construction is the difference between a suit that gives years of service and one that looks cheap after a few wears. Think of canvassing as the bricks of your suit’s foundation, and you’ll own a key to recognizing quality in men’s suits. more »

Section: Men's Style - Blog

03 Feb 2012

Do You Know How to spot a cheap suit?

You wouldn't spend $500 on a new camera without first checking to make sure it's good quality, so why would you spend even more on a new men's suit and not care about its construction? Find out what separates a good suit from a cheap one. more »

Section: Men's Style - Blog

01 Feb 2012

How to Pick the Perfect Suit Fabric: Weight

Wearing a suit day in and day out can be enjoyable or agonizing, and one of the key factors of your comfort level is fabric weight. Here's how to prevent pushy sales guys from selling you an inferior, uncomfortable suit. Of the five factors involved in suit selection, fabric weight is number 5. Here's why. more »

Section: Men's Style - Blog

30 Jan 2012

How to Pick the perfect suit fabric: Patterns

Does the fabric pattern of your suit matter? Well, if you don't know the answer, you'll be easy prey for unscrupulous salespersons anxious to sell you something inferior. Don't worry about making any fashion mistakes, though, because we've condensed all you need to know into 5 simple factors to help you pick the best fabric for your next men's suit. Number 4 on that list? Pattern. more »

Section: Men's Style - Blog

28 Jan 2012

How to Pick the Perfect Suit Fabric Weave

Why let a pushy salesperson take advantage of your lack of fabric knowledge to sell you something inferior? We've condensed everything you need to know into 5 simple things to help you pick the best fabric for your next men's suit. Step number 3? Weave. more »

Section: Men's Style - Blog

26 Jan 2012

How to Pick the Perfect Suit Fabric Composition

You may have seen a popular commercial asking "What's in your wallet?" We'd like to ask you, "What's in your suit?" The fabric composition of your suit all important; it could be the key factor influencing its price. While overall price and quality comprises 5 points: colour, composition, weave, pattern, and weight, here's all you need to know about composition. more »

Section: Men's Style - Blog

23 Jan 2012

How to PICK THE PERFECT SUIT FABRIC COLOUR

Why let a pushy sales guy take advantage of your lack of fabric knowledge to sell you something inferior? We've boiled down everything you need to know into 5 simple techniques to guarantee you pick the best fabric for your next men's suit. The first of these is colour. more »

Section: Men's Style - Blog

20 Jan 2012

Do You Know How To Choose The Best Styling Options for You?

When it comes to suits, fit is king - style is queen. It’s the key to your confidence and comfort. Oh, you probably own one good suit. However, it may not be appropriate for all occasions or styled to flatter you perfectly. Before you invest more money in suits that may be epic fails, learn how to suit up in style without emptying your bank account. more »

Section: Men's Style - Blog

17 Jan 2012

How to Get a New Suit to Fit You Perfect

Buying suits is a major investment toward getting promoted, landing the job, closing the deal or even getting the girl! Appearances are important, and the more self-assured you are with the way you look, the more confident you are overall. more »

Section: Men's Style - Blog

15 Jan 2012

Wardrobe Fundamentals:How to Choose Your New Men's Suits

So you're in the market for a new men's suit? Well, there are three options for you to consider. Each option has its pros and cons, but ultimately one option clearly wins over when all things are said and done. more »

Section: Men's Style - Blog

13 Jan 2012

Not all suits are created equal! A 10 part series to get you looking a million dollars

Gentlemen, it's a known fact that women around the globe believe that nothing looks better than a man in a well cut suit, and especially a man that wears his suit confidently! But just what does it take to look and feel confident in your suit and carry yourself with sophistication and swagger? more »

Section: Men's Style - Blog

13 Jan 2012

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Simon Frazer

Montagio did a great job on wedding suits for me and my two groomsmen. Bally provided us with fantastic service and the result was definitely superior to an off-the-rack option... more »

Kiran Dosanjh

I have bought a total of 11 pieces custom made so far - quality and attention to detail is spectacular, material choice is broad and the input customers have in creating the exact look they want is a great experience... more »

Roy Soliman

I went back for another suit, a few shirts and some ties. Outstanding! I had so many complements on my new suit yesterday! more »


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