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04 May 2017

Why Doesn’t My Suit Fit? – Putting your finger on the problem

Why Doesn’t My Suit Fit? – Putting your finger on the problem

Here are a few areas of consideration which are the fruits of many years’ experience in tailoring: 1. The Shoulder Ideally the fabric of the suit should fit crisply round the shoulder. If the line of your silhouette is disturbed at the shoulder then this can be one element which…

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29 Mar 2017

Norton & Townsend – The Made in England Suit

Norton & Townsend – The Made in England Suit

This is especially true of our Made in England suit option, which takes bespoke tailoring to another level. Not only will your suit be cut precisely to your measurements, but in the tradition of fine tailoring, once the garment has begun to be constructed, we’re still in a position to…

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15 Mar 2017

Pleats, flat fronts and breaks – The World of Suit Trousers.

Pleats, flat fronts and breaks – The World of Suit Trousers.

Pleated Trousers or Flat Front Trousers This comes both down to individual taste and to the traditions of tailoring. The pleat is a fold in the fabric of the trouser near the waist. A pair of trousers can have one two or three pleats, or in the case of flat…

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03 Feb 2017

The Language of Tailoring – Guide to Suit Terminology

The Language of Tailoring – Guide to Suit Terminology

LAPELS The Peaked Lapel The defining quality of the peaked lapel is, as the name suggests, the peak formed by the jacket’s lapel which points upwards towards the shoulder as it meets the collar. These meeting points are known as the lapel step and the collar step. Although there are…

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25 Jan 2017

Norton & Townsend Travel Suits: Crease-free travel

Norton & Townsend Travel Suits: Crease-free travel

The Problem There are a number of reasons travel suits are worn. Some decide to opt for a particular suit when travelling for reasons of comfort. For example, if you are going to be jet setting between different continents, you might be arriving in a climate that is different from…

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12 Jan 2017

Choosing your Wedding Suit – The Norton & Townsend Guide

Choosing your Wedding Suit – The Norton & Townsend Guide

Setting and Theme The location of your wedding could play a telling part in the suit you choose. A church wedding for example will require a more modest and formal code of dress than a country hotel setting. For the bride, a church wedding will often mean showing less bare…

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05 Jan 2017

Dressing for Winter – Your Guide from Norton & Townsend

Dressing for Winter – Your Guide from Norton & Townsend

Warm Winter Suit Fabric At Norton & Townsend we work a great deal with wool. The good news is that this makes for very warm fabrics, as it is superb at trapping heat in layers between its strands. This insulation means that wool is a go to for winter suits,…

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24 Nov 2016

How to dress for your body shape

How to dress for your body shape

For the Taller Gentleman Finding well-fitting clothes can be a difficulty for taller gentlemen at the best of times, and when it comes to suits it can be even harder. Longer limbs mean that often you are in the extremes of the sizes that are offered when buying off the…

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27 Oct 2016

Why you should buy your first tailored suit

Why you should buy your first tailored suit

Having a high-quality, bespoke suit fitted needn’t take a great chunk of time out of your busy schedule. Our expert team of visiting tailors can make an appointment time to fit around your diary, and will come to visit you at home or in the office so you needn’t take…

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25 Oct 2016

Custom suits in London

Custom suits in London

Hand-finished custom suits in London at a great price If you’ve never bought a custom suit before the chances are that you’re just a little bit daunted about the process but we’re here to set your mind at rest and dispel the mystique that surrounds custom menswear. Custom tailoring used…

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