Last week, we talked about Seersucker (the fabric). We talked about the origins and why people wear it. This week, we thought we’d talk about Seersucker suits. They’ve been on the rise all over the country (especially in the South and East) – typically worn by younger men. The question is, if you are to wear one of these, what do you wear with a Seersucker suit?
The Seersucker suit is quite the statement on it’s own so if you are going to be touting one, you should just be wearing a plain oxford button down shirt. If you’re going to wear a tie, a plain silk one should do in this case (preferably dark). If you’re wondering whether you should wear a tie or not, make sure to read our blog post on this.
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What can we say… no matter how careful you are, sometimes you can still spill wine and other staining material on your suit. If you know that you are systematically clumsy, cotton clothes and robust denim are materials that you should become friendly with. Of course, it is not always possible to stick to these materials and so the good news is that most stains can indeed be removed.
Before we begin talking in more detail, please keep in mind that your tuxedo and suit should always be professionally dry cleaned. If you’ve spent your hard earned money on a good suit that you want to last, please, don’t try anything but a reputable dry cleaning shop.
Ok, now that this is out of the way, let’s talk about what happens when you stain your suit. Take for example, the day that you spill wine all over the sleeve of your suit. The first thing that you want to do is reach for the nearest Napkin/Cloth and try to soak up as much of the wine as possible and beat your sleeve to the task 🙂 Don’t use the cloth to rub in the stain but rather tap it against your sleeve and try to soak up as much of the liquid as possible. Preferably, that day, head over to the dry cleaners and tell them exactly how the stain was formed so they can do their best to remove it. Remember, the longer a stain stays in your clothes, the harder it will be to get out.
If you stain your cotton shirt or your jeans, you can also head over to the washroom and use a damp cloth to try and wash out the stain before it settles in too comfortably. If you happen to be at home and have access to dish washing detergent (the type that is used to “hand-wash” dishes), you can use that to help pre-treat the stain before your clothes go through a full wash. Tide Pens are also useful to carry around.
Word of advise… if you have a silk tie and if you spill wine on it… don’t even bother with the dry cleaners 🙂 9 out of 10 times, once your tie is stained, it’s over… washing it or even dry cleaning it will distort and discolor it… sorry guys… if you need a new tie, make sure to check out our tie collection!
In all cases, it’s better to just be careful enough and put clumsiness aside 🙂 When this can’t be avoided, please follow our tips and you should be ok!
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Once you’ve experienced tailored clothing, it’s hard to go back to clothing that doesn’t fit perfectly. So the question is, once you’ve picked up a suit from SuitUpp, how much do you have to spend in order to get it tailored?
While these costs will always vary from tailor to tailor, you can expect to pay between 10-20% of the suit cost. For example, if your suit cost $500, then you can expect to pay between $50-$75 – for the jacket and pant combination. Shirts will usually cost between $10-$20 to tailor. Now, percentages aren’t a good way of measuring cost. For example, if your suit cost $5,000 dollars, paying $750 for tailoring doesn’t seem reasonable – of course, suits in that price range will usually be pre-tailored so you don’t have to worry about tailoring them after purchase 🙂