Monthly Archives: February 2009

Hugo Boss Black Label Scorsese

Hugo Boss Black Label – Scorsese  

Fabric
96% Shurwholle Virgin Wool, 4% Elasthan Spandex

Color
Black | 100% Cupro Rayon Lining

Style
Scorsese | 3-Button Notch Lapel | Side Vents | Flat Front Pants

Cut
European Fit

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Should I wear a two or three button suit?

One of the most important factors involved in choosing a suit to buy is the number of buttons that your jacket will have. There are quite a few types of jackets with different numbers of buttons:

Three Button Jacket: The three button jacket started to become popular in the 1990’s. Most people who you talk to will tell you that the three button jacket is a “young man’s” style for those in their 20’s and early 30’s. However, that does not mean that it only looks good on young men. If you chose a three button suit, a more preferable style is one where you can close the middle button and have your jacket lapel softly roll over the top button. Three button jackets usually look better on men who are slimmer and taller.

Two Button Jacket: This jacket is famously known to be worn by diplomats and government officials. In the past it was known as a more conservative suit type. Most designer labels now make their two button jackets quite fashionable and modern. As of late, two button is very popular and a trend setter. Two button jackets usually also work better for shorter men as it does make there upper body look longer.

One Button Jacket: There is even such a thing as a one button jacket. It is a very fashionable jacket type if you can pull it off.

Nehru Jacket: The nehru jacket is one that was worn by Jawaharlal Nehru (the prime minister of India from 1947 to 1964). It is a hip-length coat that has a special “stand up” collar. This collar type is also known as a “Mandarin” collar. This type of jacket really hit the mainstream after the Monkees and even the Beatles started advocating it.

Other Jackets: With the one button jacket at one end and the Nehru Jacket at the other end, there are still other jackets that have more than 3 buttons and where the cut/break is higher.

At the end of the day, fashion is about expressing yourself. Try on different suit types and see what works best for your figure and see what makes you feel the most confident 🙂 Finally, no matter what type of jacket type you choose, don’t forget to leave the bottom button undone.

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Hugo Boss Black Label – Gabel/Vegas

This week we have another spectacular Hugo Boss Suit on Sale at SuitUpp. Click on the image to see more pictures.

Fabric
Super 100 – 100% Virgin Wool
Color
Black | 100% Silver Rayon Lining
Style
Gabel/Vegas | 2-Button Notch Lapel | Side Vents | Flat Front Pants
Cut
European Fit
Jacket
BOSS Black Label “Gabel/Vegas” Suit. Two-button notch lapel, side vents, 4 interior welt pockets, Inside Boss label, Front flap, chest pocket, 4 button cuff.
Pants
Flat front trousers, zip fly, side pockets, viscose-lined to knee, unfinished hem. Wool with stretch comfort. Trousers with 6 inch size difference (i.e. Size 40 suit come with 34 inch waist)

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What is a Suit Jacket Lapel? How many types of Lapels are there?

One of the things that you will have noticed by now on SuitUpp, is that in all of our suit descriptions we mention a little bit about the lapel of the suit jacket. The other day, someone messaged us and asked us to tell them more about the lapel and how many types there are.

Well, first of of all, the lapel on the jacket is formed by folding the flaps on the front of the jacket. Now, there are 3 main types of lapels for suit jackets which are: Notched Lapels, Peaked Lapels, and finally Shawl Lapels.

Notched Lapel:

The Notched Lapel (American English) is the most common type of lapel and is the type that you will see in almost all business suits nowadays. This type of lapel is also called a step lapel or step collar (British English). You’ll also be interested to know that if the notch is really small, it is called a fishmouth 🙂

Peaked Lapel:

A peaked lapel (American English) or double breasted style lapel or pointed lapel (British English) is a more formal lapel that is commonly worn with dinner jackets, tailcoats, or morning coats. These jackets almost always come double breasted. Although, it should be mentioned that single breasted peaked lapels are also a phenomenon made famous by designers such as Armani in the past.

Shawl Lapel:

The shawl lapel is basically just one curve. It is commonly seen in tuxedos and even in less formal wears such as robes.  This type of lapel is also known as a shawl collar or roll collar. This type of collar was first noted in the Victorian Smoking Jacket and has carried on from there.

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Hugo Boss Black Label – Gabel/Vegas

Ladies and Gents,

This week we have a brand new, very limited quantity, Black Label Hugo Boss Suit (Gabel/Vegas) for an extraordinarily low price of $450USD. Our Hugo Boss Suits have been selling out fast and we don’t expect this one to be any different.

Here are the specs:

Hugo Boss Black Label – Gabel/Vegas

Fabric   

Super 100 – 100% Virgin Wool
Color
Black on Black Pinstripe | 100% Silver Rayon Lining
Style
Gabel/Vegas | 2-Button Notch Lapel | Side Vents | Flat Front Pants
Cut
European Fit
Jacket
BOSS Black “Gabel/Vegas” Suit. Two-button notch lapel, side vents, 4 interior welt pockets, Inside Boss label, Front flap, chest pocket, 4 button cuff.
Pants
Flat front trousers, zip fly, side pockets, viscose-lined to knee, unfinished hem. Wool with stretch comfort. Trousers with 6 inch size difference (i.e. Size 40 suit come with 

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Your Ideal Suit Size

Recently, a number of people have been asking to see if we could give them some basic tips as to what suit size they should purchase from SuitUpp. It’s very important for any working professional to be able to dress well. Part of dressing nicely is learning what type of suit will fit you perfectly. Below we’ll give you some basic tips on how to choose a suit size. One thing you could do is walk into a department store and try on a few suits and apply the tips that we give you below. When you find the perfect fit, note the size. Once you have this, you can order that suit size from SuitUpp. From that point and on, if you purchase that suit size, even if it’s a bit off, it’ll be something that a tailor could fix up for you with no problem. Here are our basic tips:

Shoulders: The suit’s shoulders should hug yours and should not protrude beyond your own. Many designer suits come close and at times it will not be perfectl but as close as possible without it being obvious would work. Shoulders on a suit is one area that is very difficult to tailor.

Chest: It should not be difficult to close the buttons of your suit and it should not cause any strain for you either. Furthermore, you shouldn’t have too much room between the buttons of your jacket and your chest. Specifically, this space should not be more than your own fist size. This is a rule of thumb and may vary depending on comfort. Some common sense applies 🙂

Length: When your arms are hanging straight down, you should be able to cuff your fingers under the sides of your jacket. 

Pants: Your pants should not be so long that they will drag on the floor (which will destroy them) or so long that you’d have to pull them up to your chest to prevent this dragging. Typically your pants should be ¼ to ½ inch above your shoe sole.

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Jennifer Aniston’s Sexy Tie Photoshoot

Here at SuitUpp, we pride ourselves as being one of the finer suit retailers in cyberspace. We recently started carrying some ties on our online store as it complemented our designer suit offerings. Carrying ties as part of our inventory turned out to be quite a success and as a result, we will be launching a brand new campaign focused on ties shortly.

Part of our inspiration for this new tie concept comes from a very sexy photoshoot that Jennifer Aniston did for GQ Magazine wearing nothing but a Brooks Brothers tie. This photoshoot created a lot of buzz around the blogosphere and traditional media sources also started talking about the shoot. The tie that Jennifer was advertising in the photoshoot happened to sell out and for weeks people who wanted the specific tie in the photos could not get their hands on one. We were so impressed that we had to show you a picture from this shoot. Here is one below:

As a parody, during our last photoshoot, we decided to get one of our models to try and immitate Jennifer… not quite close, but at least we tried 🙂

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