How to keep your suits and jackets in good shape during the lockdown period?

 

Unfortunately, the Pandemic forced most of the professionals to work from home for over 15 months. During this period, suits were not used and sit in the wardrobe. During the lockdown, I will explain what is happening to your clothing, especially for your suit jacket. We need to know suit jacket construction and structure and understand what happened to your suit jacket when you were not wearing them.

We have three types of suit constructions:

 

1) Fused based jacket construction

It is the cheapest and simplest suit construction for all low-end suits makers, including online custom-made suits suppliers. They are using paper fused to the backside of the jacket fabrics on the entire chest, lapels and collar. This future gives a short time sharp look and stable look, and these type suits are not suitable for professionals, it is good for occasionally used only.
If you own one of these glue-based suits jacket in your wardrobe, there is a big chance it is compromised by now because glue loses its ability during this period. When you start to wear it again, you will observe the suit lost its stable form and shape. Also, visible wrinkles on the chest part of the jacket will appear, which will have poor visual flow.

 

2) Semi canvased suit construction

This type of construction has the chest part of the jacket raping with the Canvas up to half of the front side of the jacket and is a second layer and will stay between lining and jacket fabrics. This type of construction is medium quality and has a little higher price than a fused suit.
It is not favourable suit construction for the professionals who wear suits every day. Most designers suits made in this category

 

3) Fully canvased suit jacket construction

It is the proper construction and made full-length canvasing from the collar to the bottom.
Luxury designers using this type of construction.

 

4) Fully canvased, but all components crafted by Hand

And formed to the anatomic body shape, canvases parts are hand-basted with tens of thousands of hand stitches. It is the best-suited option for professionals.
Sartorial-Designers and men’s styling house using this type of construction, such as Kiton, Ferruccio Milanesi, Cesare Attolini…

Most of the professionals have designers ready-to-wear suits in their wardrobes. Over 95% of these suits are machine-made. That makes it challenging to maintain these suits during the lockdown if we do not do the following actions:

– A machine-made suit has a lockstitch, and You should wear it for at least 1-2 hours a week to maintain your body shape. Otherwise, if you wear it after several months or a year, it will stay in the contracted position of the fabric’s structure. If you wear it after several months, you will feel very tight. Also, if you gain little weight, it will force the jacket and deform its shape because of the lockstitch of the machine-made suit, and you will not like the jacket because it distorts from the original condition. The lockstitch will not allow after expansion to be a retraction.

– The handmade suit has the flexibility of contraction and expansion, which other suit construction can not offer this option. For that reason, Handmade suits are for last long and payback with milage, look, comfort and flexibility.

– Air circulation is crucial. It would help if you allowed everyday few hours to be air circulation of your wardrobe

– A right hanger is necessary, preferable wooden hanger in a proper size.

– Do not keep your suits or jackets in plastic suit-cover.

Ferruccio Milanesi offers 30 minutes of free men’s style, wardrobe and image improvement consultation, and wardrobe evaluation.  Book your FREE CONSULTATION now online or call us and talk with one of our men’s body shape experts and master tailors.

Why is online Shopping a worse option for suits, shirts and shoes?

Professionals should avoid online Shopping for their wardrobe, especially when buying suits, shirts and dress shoes. These products are dressy and form their style and consider the first investment professionals do for their wardrobe. They should fit perfectly, have quality fabrics, the best craftsmanship, and correct pattern and color can represent the wearer’s personality. 

CONS OF ONLINE SHOPPING

 

  •  The men’s body shape and functionality are too complicated, which need precise shape, a form of the patterns, structure, construction, and craftsmanship of the products involved in the outcome. We need to touch, feel, try and check the products before purchasing to prevent losing money and time.
  • We should consider a clear plan behind every penny spent on our wardrobe. The wardrobe is the first investment place for Gentlemen.
  • Ready-to-wear suits and shirts are made after a ready pattern made by designers based on the average size, shape and type of the men in one zone or country, which means the same designer can have many different patterns for every other part of the world. Like the same size suit which made for Spain will not work for the US. In the online market, these products move very fast from one region to another, and when you buy the same size of the suit, even from the same designer will not fit you.
  • When you purchase your suit offline, you can choose the supplier that offers style and image consulting services to get exactly what you need, making it impossible to make online purchases.
  • There is a big chance of losing money and time if your products do not fit you. Shipping fees and time are always an issue, and tax fees are another loss if international shipping is a case.
  • You can see and feel the quality is one of the first significant bonuses to shopping in real life and not on the internet. 
  • Authenticity, as per the 2019 report, counterfeit market worldwide become multi-billion dollar market. One in five items sold online are fake, and two in five items are defective and have quality issues.
  • Never compromise on your wardrobe quality, fit, and style.
  • Online shopping scams are a common occurrence. The most significant downside of online buying is fraud. Many individuals are drawn to excellent deals that appear to be too good to be true. Fake online shopping portals show out some fantastic things on their websites in order to entice customers to purchase them. Typically, websites that sell counterfeit goods rather than the real thing do not take cash on delivery and instead require customers to make an online payment.
  • Information on the product is missing. Consumers, like retailers and brand producers, despise dealing with returns. They won’t buy something online if they can’t visually picture it or imagine how it will look once it’s unpacked.
  • Reality vs. Model. Have you ever ordered suits, shirts and shoes online, tried it on, and realized it didn’t fit you as well as it did the model? We’ve all been in that situation. Sizing tables may provide correct measurements, but they do not account for height, body type, or weight. When the model wearing the goods is a tall, slim size 2, it’s difficult for the typical individual to imagine what the product will look like on their physique.

 

Ferruccio Milanesi men’s body shape experts and stylists offer a free consultation for customers one-on-one, educate them to build their wardrobe professionally, and teach them how to build the wardrobe with cost-effectiveness and use it with maximum efficiency.

Call and book your free consultation or evaluate your existing wardrobe.