What does the future of tailoring look like?

These days, a man’s wardrobe is incomplete without a three-piece suit. It is said that the suit that we all know and love today started in the early 1800s by a gentleman called Beau Brummell. He replaced long-tailed coats and silk stockings with the classic suit jacket accompanied by full-length trousers and it all went from there. But as we’re faced with new challenges (such as the lengthy daily commute) and as we strive to cut out time consuming activities (ironing a suit can be draining), what does the future look like for our tailoring? 

Advancements we’ve seen so far

One innovation that has been rolled out across many clothing manufacturers is temperature adjusting materials. In many cases, this works by controlling the body heat of the wearer. Researchers across the US developed clothing that changes how much radiation escapes from the shirt and how easily air can circulate around the body. Although heat controlling technology in clothing is not new, it is only in recent years that it has made its way into wearable clothing when it was once reserved for those in space. This sort of technology not only improves comfort levels for the wearer but can potentially have knock on positive effects on the environment. Air conditioning (AC) accounts for an outstanding 13% of energy used in the US. If our shirts become temperature regulated, then it is possible we will be in lower need of constant AC — reducing our carbon footprint so we all benefit!

Another development in material technology is non-iron fabrics. Enjoy an extra 10 minutes in bed as you pull your work shirt out of the dryer and put it on straight away — wrinkle free and no need to haul out the ironing board. The technology behind the non-iron shirt includes a process that strengthens the fabric, preventing the molecules from moving as much and increasing its resistance to creasing.

It’s important that a suit gives us the flexibility to move freely. Especially when you’re sitting in the same place for a prolonged period of time, such as at the desk, on your way to work or at a fancy dinner. This is where the latest mechanical stretch technology comes in to play. This sort of technology works with the materials of the suit to improve its flexibility. Some suit jackets and shirts achieve this stretch through incorporating a small percentage of elastane in the fabric and this is enough to enhance the comfort of the garment.

Advancements we can expect

An increasing amount of funding is being spent on researching and developing wearable payment gadgets. Of course, we already have the ability to pay contactless with a smart watch or phone but that’s just not enough! MasterCard paired with fashion designer Adam Selman to explore the idea of inserting a microchip into clothing, perhaps in the sleeve of a jacket or into a bag — allowing you to pay for items with even less effort. This concept could have some effect on our tailoring trends as cuff links and pockets could become payment devices!   

We could potentially be closing the door to buying a garment we like in different colours. The research behind it is ever advancing and there are a few ongoing projects developing the idea. One of the projects, explored by scientists at the University of Michigan, is looking at incorporating tiny crystals that react differently depending on the wavelength of light. This affects the crystal’s formation and how they look in terms of colour to others. Other research, carried out in Montreal, is investigating how electricity from human movement can power electric fabric and change its colour. At the moment, the research is a long way off from our high streets, but it is paving the way for colour-changing materials in the future.

Purchasing a three-piece suit can be costly. It is then unsettling when a sleeve is caught on a door handle or on something sharp and the material is damaged. The latest technology in textiles is addressing this issue through the development of self-healing fabric. It works by coating regular fabric in a special solution that, when ripped, is able to melt back together at low temperatures. Other research has founded that E. coli bacteria has self-replicating properties, and this is being explored in order to discover if it can be used to knit broken fabric back together.   

It’s no secret that our wardrobes have advanced over time. Many developments are being made in order to make our lives easier and further enhance our suits to meet our highly digital and busy lifestyles.

Sources

https://www.gq.com/gallery/the-gq-history-of-the-suit-by-decade

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https://www.newscientist.com/article/2074964-smart-clothes-adapt-so-you-are-always-the-right-temperature/

https://www.theverge.com/2016/2/22/11081384/visa-mastercard-mobile-payment-connected-devices-mwc-2016

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How to Wear Shirt Studs

 

You might be wondering what shirt studs actually are. You might also be wondering why your stiff white tuxedo shirts have holes above the button holes. Well, let’s unravel this mystery. Shirt studs are basically an alternative to buttons, most suited to formal wear. They’re usually made of some form of metal, from antique silver to classic gold, and sometimes feature inlays of various materials, often onyx or crystal. Shirt studs were created in the 19th Century to fasten stiff shirts that were frequently starched to the point that regular buttons wouldn’t stay on. Today, they’re still useful for formal occasions befitting your best tuxedo.

Wearing them is much simpler than you might think. First, feed the shirt stud through the hole above the button holes from the back. Then — as if the button wasn’t there — fasten the shirt using the shirt stud, allowing its feature or pattern to poke through the button hole. It really is as simple as that. Shirt studs add a little something to your look that takes it over the edge, bringing true style and class to your getup.

So, when can you wear shirt studs?

That’s really up to you. Typically, shirt studs are reserved for formality, so you’ll want to get them out for weddings, Christmas parties, business functions and such. They can also be an excellent way of distinguishing yourself from the crowd at any formal function, so don’t feel restricted by these social norms, especially if you’re trying to establish your style and individuality.

Celebrity Shirt Stud Inspiration

If you’re in need of inspiration to wear shirt studs, look no further than James Bond. Even his wax figure looks smooth! Bond’s waxy likeness sports a classic black tuxedo complete with black shirt studs, as worn by Daniel Craig playing the licensed killer in Skyfall. You may have noticed from the examples provided that shirt studs are best paired with a bow tie. Bow ties are generally the preferred necktie of choice when attending formal functions, and so naturally they pair very well with shirt studs. If you are wearing a long tie for your event, however, you may not necessarily need shirt studs, but be aware that if you remove or loosen your tie over the course of the event, white shirt will look much better and more put together if you do choose to wear shirt studs with it.

Selecting the Right Shirt Stud for You

Although the examples shown here mostly display black shirt studs, there are plentiful choices available for those looking for something a little different. Shirt studs are the perfect opportunity for some self-expression, and you can find many for different occasions. You can find themed shirt studs, such as hearts for Valentine’s Day or four-leaf clovers for St. Patrick’s Day. You can also find shirt studs specific to your interests, such as T.V and film-related studs.

Red carpet looks are a good place to go when searching for inspiration for formal attire, also. For example, Jon Hamm pulls of a classic tuxedo with shirt studs in this picture. Whether or not you are Don Draper, shirt studs are a timeless accessory that will give you a timeless look.

Shirt studs are a simple but very effective way of highlighting yourself as stylish, independent, and unique, and every man should consider raising the bar for the next formal function they attend by trying something a little different.

 

A Closer Look at the Full ‘Game of Thrones’ x adidas UltraBOOST Collection

When it comes to men’s fashion, the shoes is the primarily finds that you should have to consider. Because men’s fashion are too basic and the one gives that statement on your whole styling, the one you trying to pull off, were the set of shoes you wore. Hence, if you wanted to be as fashionable like your fashion icons? so why not to invest in some great and quirky shoes, or to even get an Bike Discounts, like this latest shoe collection of Adidas with collaboration of Game of throne , The Game of Thrones’ x adidas UltraBOOST Collection.

I know to the Game of Throne fanatic out there, you were too much excited to know when will these shoes gonna be out in the market to avail right? so no worries as the brand is currently working on the productions at the moment and as I’ve heard, they are set to release all of these shoes on March 22 2019, it’s 2 days from now. Hence, you should get ready yourself to get your desired design as I am pretty sure that a lot of folks will be buying these shoes once it gone to the market soon.

In addition, the brand, Adidas, haven’t releases the pricing ranges as yet so you will be netter in checking the main brand website for further update. Because I just got an limited details in me right now but as soon the brand updates us with the full details about the latest shoe collection, I will be sure that we will update you all again here.

 

 

Gucci New Silver-Coated “GucciGhost” Ring

Men’s are particularly on sorts of accessories these days. Because accessories could spice up the total outfit you wanna pull off though the kind of finds you were wearing are too basic and generic. Hence, having some accessories for you, as you are a men, are pretty essentials and needed.

Today, your fave brand and one of the high-end brands today which the Gucci had releases their latest expensive ring that is silver coated. Though, the ring it’s just simply and not so bushy to many, still it has a price tag of $235 USD per piece at any Gucci branches near your place. In addition, you may also purchase it thru online at their main web shop or to any online stores that the brand, Gucci, is affiliated with.

So, what are you waiting for folks? if you are keen to have it yourself? you should get it now as a lot of peeps are getting crazed already to get themselves one of it.

A$AP Nast & Converse’s Spring 2019 Collaboration

In some months from now, the spring season will come and I know most of you were too excited for it to happens, as the winter season is making us blue and looking dull due to the severeness of coldness that we are currently getting these days. But if I were you know, I will keep myself ready for the new leaf coming by knowing on what are the styling of clothing that may get on trend on the coming months hence you wouldn’t be so outdated when it comes to your own fashion statement.

Today, let me share with you this latest lokbook from these 2 brands called A$AP Nast & Converse. It is actually a collaborative collection wherein the to brands collide for this specific collection and I know most of you folks were pretty excited about it as these finds were indeed quirky and unique that may help you have your own spring fashion statement this coming months ahead. So, what are you waiting for? go check these pieces out from any of the two brands as they might now selling them over before the spring season may start.

House of the Very Islands FW19

The Austria based brand called House of the Very Islands is now working its way to release the very minimalist styling for their upcoming FW2019. Though, it’s so early as to mentioned, but to think that brands are kinda busy ahead doing their job to create an latest fashion styling – it’s understandable though that a brand will go release their future plans and designs that we might look forward to as times goes by. It’s does also help for the brand promotion if they could releases such details ahead of time, which I think this brand is trying to do as they’re just becoming so popular recently.

For these styling. I must say that they are pretty basic and really meant for the men. BEcause we men are into kind of fashion statements where is too basic and there’s none anything added throughout the finds we are wearing. Hence, no doubt why this brand is now gaining popularity throughout the fashion industry.

So, yes! there were the some of their pieces that we could expect from them on the following year, that is includes for their Fall & Winter collection 2019.