Suit Blog

6 Important Questions to ask your Tailor when buying a bespoke suit

Are you making the suit from my pattern (bespoke)?  Or is it from a block (made to measure)?   Apart from your house cloths, what other suiting fabric do you have?  Can I see the Scabal, Dormeuil or Dugdale bunches? The right fabric makes all the difference.    Don’t settle for the house bunch, ask to […]

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What Suit Should I wear?

What Suit Should I wear? As a general guide we would recommend as follows: For Work: Jacket A two button single breasted suit jacket; Notch lapel; Double side vents; 4 buttons (horn) on the sleeve; Lapel Button Hole – Left Hand Side; and Colour: typically dark grey or navy.  (If you wear black, you could […]

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The History of The Bespoke Suit

  The History of The Bespoke Suit Definitions Traditionally, the term ‘bespoke’ emanates from when the customer would choose their own fabric and as such that fabric would then be ‘bespoken for’.  And the word ‘tailor’ dates back to the 13th century.  The word ‘suit’ originates from the French word ‘suite’ which means: ‘following’.  The concept being […]

Gold Suit

The Most Expensive Suits in the World

The Most Expensive Suits in the World. Here at Lord James, we proud ourselves on having the highest quality and most exclusive bespoke suits in the world.  We offer the following bespoke suiting fabrics, which are amongst some of the most expensive in the world:  The DreamCoat 22-24 Carat Gold Bespoke Suits Diamond Fragment Bespoke […]

Sports Jacket

Sports Jackets and Sports Coats

Here at Lord James, we thought we would write a blog on bespoke sports jackets, otherwise known as, bespoke sports coats. Over the last decade, there has been an increased rise in the number of gentlemen wearing bespoke sports jackets, whether it be for the weekend, in the evening, whilst on vacation or just sharp […]

Suit Lining

Bespoke Suit Linings (Luxury Linings)

  Bespoke Suit Linings (Luxury Linings) Here at Lord James, we make the inside of your bespoke suit just as good as the outside. Although the inside of suit jacket is rarely seen, there is nothing better then when a flash of the lining catches someone’s eye. We have a range of luxury suit linings […]

Are my suit sleeves too short?

Are my suit sleeves too short? We thought we should write a short piece on this question as it does come up time and time again. What’s causing the issue here is ‘Ready to Wear’ and ‘Off-the-Peg’ suits.  Often the sleeves on these suits are too long.  So much so, that you will rarely see […]

James Bond Suit

Look and Move like James Bond in a Bespoke Suit

Look and Move like James Bond in a Bespoke Suit The Fabrics.  We are please to confirm that we sell several of the fabrics which have been used by various James Bonds in the movies. In particular, Taylor & Lodge and William Halstead have both has suiting fabrics used by Daniel Craig and Pierce Brosnan respectively. In […]

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Suits and the City – a guide for young professionals in the City

Suits and the City – a guide for young professionals in the City We often get asked by many young professionals in London what type of suit they should wear for work in the City. We have therefore set out below a short summary as to which options we recommend:   Bespoke Suits Jacket 1. […]