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  • How to Dress for Success How to Dress for Success

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    How to Dress for Success

    In an era when CEOs sport jeans and hoodies, it’s hard to know how to dress for your job. Real Simple asked professionals in a range of industries to reveal what they think about your 9-to-5 style—and what it means for your climb up the ladder.

    The old saying, “You can’t judge a book by its cover” may be true, but book jacket and product packaging designers around the world have created an industry betting that people do judge and purchase products based on how they look. And career counselors still advise their clients to dress for the job they want – not the job they currently have. Counselors know that people are evaluated by their appearance (this is a key body language element in first impressions), and they want their clients to gain a nonverbal advantage by already “looking the part.”

    Office-appropriate attire has certainly changed over the years. Formal business suits are a requirement in many workplaces, but the options available often lead to some questionable choices. As one management consultant told me: “In today’s world of business casual, it sometimes does seem like ‘anything goes.’ To be fair, most of my clients’ employees display common sense when making their fashion statements… but I’ve also seen some less-than-subtle expressions of taste (or lack thereof), even in critical engagements.”

    Clothes make a strong visual statement about how you see yourself. Comfort may aid productivity but, in this era of “Me, Inc.” and “the Brand Called You,” are flip-flops, sweats, jeans, and flashy or revealing clothing part of how you want to be judged? You might think you are expressing your individuality, but you could also be sending the message that you’re not a serious professional.

    Experiment with your appearance. Notice how people react to you when you wear certain colors or styles. Then, based on those reactions and your career goals, you can make an informed decision about how you want to “package” yourself.

    So dress smart and dress for success.

    With Love,
    From a wise Bangkok Tailor - Paul Bespoke

    How to Dress for Success

    In an era when CEOs sport jeans and hoodies, it’s hard to know how to dress for your job. Real Simple asked professionals in a range of industries to reveal what they think about your 9-to-5 style—and what it means for your climb up the ladder.

    The old saying, “You can’t judge a book by its cover” may be true, but book jacket and product packaging designers around the world have created an industry betting that people do judge and purchase products based on how they look. And career counselors still advise their clients to dress for the job they want – not the job they currently have. Counselors know that people are evaluated by their appearance (this is a key body language element in first impressions), and they want their clients to gain a nonverbal advantage by already “looking the part.”

    Office-appropriate attire has certainly changed over the years. Formal business suits are a requirement in many workplaces, but the options available often lead to some questionable choices. As one management consultant told me: “In today’s world of business casual, it sometimes does seem like ‘anything goes.’ To be fair, most of my clients’ employees display common sense when making their fashion statements… but I’ve also seen some less-than-subtle expressions of taste (or lack thereof), even in critical engagements.”

    Clothes make a strong visual statement about how you see yourself. Comfort may aid productivity but, in this era of “Me, Inc.” and “the Brand Called You,” are flip-flops, sweats, jeans, and flashy or revealing clothing part of how you want to be judged? You might think you are expressing your individuality, but you could also be sending the message that you’re not a serious professional.

    Experiment with your appearance. Notice how people react to you when you wear certain colors or styles. Then, based on those reactions and your career goals, you can make an informed decision about how you want to “package” yourself.

    So dress smart and dress for success.

    With Love,
    From a wise Bangkok Tailor - Paul Bespoke

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  • How does it work when we Visit you? How does it work when we Visit you?

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    In just few simple steps, Our experts guide you in designing your very own shirts and suits, and have it fit just the way you like it. Read on to discover how its done in a breeze! (Did you know, you can even do it online without waiting for us)

    1. Choose your fabrics

    With over 1,200 different fabrics to pick from, your shirts will never have to look boring again. Pick from our Basic, Premium or Luxury range fabrics and start your design process. (Fabric inventory varies from time to time. Visit our stores to view the our entire range)

    2. Customise your Product

    Every person has their own uniqueness and we want to bring it out in every product we stitch. During our visit, our experts help you customise every single detail & be the designer of your own look. With a variety of options available you can be as precise with specific details such as your buttonholes and lining areas is done in a breeze.

    3. Get Fitted

    Once you are done choosing the desired fabrics and designing your own style, We get you fitted by taking your measurements in less than 10 minutes with our step-by-step measuring technique (We can even teach you to get it done on your folks, simply ask!)

    4. Get it Delivered in 14 Days

    From the date the order has been placed, expect your goods to arrive in style in front of your door. Our products are all manufactured and hand-stitched in Bangkok, Thailand. With guarantee in our products-life and quality, we ensure you a comfort journey to stitch with us.

    If its your first time, Start with a Shirt!

    In just few simple steps, Our experts guide you in designing your very own shirts and suits, and have it fit just the way you like it. Read on to discover how its done in a breeze! (Did you know, you can even do it online without waiting for us)

    1. Choose your fabrics

    With over 1,200 different fabrics to pick from, your shirts will never have to look boring again. Pick from our Basic, Premium or Luxury range fabrics and start your design process. (Fabric inventory varies from time to time. Visit our stores to view the our entire range)

    2. Customise your Product

    Every person has their own uniqueness and we want to bring it out in every product we stitch. During our visit, our experts help you customise every single detail & be the designer of your own look. With a variety of options available you can be as precise with specific details such as your buttonholes and lining areas is done in a breeze.

    3. Get Fitted

    Once you are done choosing the desired fabrics and designing your own style, We get you fitted by taking your measurements in less than 10 minutes with our step-by-step measuring technique (We can even teach you to get it done on your folks, simply ask!)

    4. Get it Delivered in 14 Days

    From the date the order has been placed, expect your goods to arrive in style in front of your door. Our products are all manufactured and hand-stitched in Bangkok, Thailand. With guarantee in our products-life and quality, we ensure you a comfort journey to stitch with us.

    If its your first time, Start with a Shirt!

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  • What is an Oxford Shirt? What is an Oxford Shirt?

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    Why Singapore Likes to Tailor Oxford Shirt?

    Oxford cloth is a very popular shirting fabric, particularly for more casual or sporty styles of dress shirts.  It’s a bit thicker than what we’d consider “fine” dress shirt fabrics, and has a hearty feel that is both durable and naturally resistant to wrinkles. Oxford cloths can be found in a variety of qualities. 

    Oxford fabric is very popular due to its characteristics and multipurpose use. It is particularly used for making casual or sporty cotton shirts, pants, and other casual-to-formal garments.

    40/1×24/2: This is the classic heavier weight oxford cloth. These are generally much thicker than the average shirt fabric. Make for really great casual shirts. They are very durable and can be washed/dried with your socks and t-shirts and worn a bit wrinkly. A good one will be quite soft to the touch and get better with age.

    80s two-ply: This is the classic pinpoint oxford cloth. It’s a nice quality oxford cloth weave with a dense enough texture that works well for conservative business settings. Thicker than broadcloth and relatively opaque, this is the classic Brooks Brothers style shirt.

    75/2×38/3: This construction comes from Thomas Mason and is what we like to call a “premium oxford”.  It has a similar thickness and heartiness to the basic heavy oxford, but it is simultaneously a bit smoother and more refined.  The result is a shirt that looks great a bit rumpled casually, but can also be ironed up sharp for a slick suited look.

    50s single-ply: A crisp but lighter weight oxford. Can usually be found in interesting patterns or colors. In appropriate patterns these can make for great business shirts or relatively sharp casual shirts.

    Overall, a nice casual oxford cloth shirt a wardrobe essential for it’s durability and versatilely. Pair it with a button down collar for the low-maintenance OCBD. Technically, this should be  referred to as a Royal Oxford Weave as it has two horizontal (weft) threads and two vertical (warp) threads. A standard Oxford will have only one vertical (warp) thread.

    Characteristics

    • The Oxford fabric has great insulating properties. It can trap in a lot of air depending on its thickness and keeps one warm. Hence, it can be a great choice for winter.
    • Oxford fabrics have fine textures and are slightly heavy in weight.
    • Their basket type of weaving gives the fabric durable and breathable properties.
    • These fabrics age well and get softer with each use.
    • They are also naturally resistant to wrinkles.
    • Oxford fabrics dry easily after washing.
    • They have good resistance to abrasion and chemical agents.
    • They are machine-washable, easy to maintain, and tend to retain their shape. They require little to no ironing after going through the washing process. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Why Singapore Likes to Tailor Oxford Shirt?

    Oxford cloth is a very popular shirting fabric, particularly for more casual or sporty styles of dress shirts.  It’s a bit thicker than what we’d consider “fine” dress shirt fabrics, and has a hearty feel that is both durable and naturally resistant to wrinkles. Oxford cloths can be found in a variety of qualities. 

    Oxford fabric is very popular due to its characteristics and multipurpose use. It is particularly used for making casual or sporty cotton shirts, pants, and other casual-to-formal garments.

    40/1×24/2: This is the classic heavier weight oxford cloth. These are generally much thicker than the average shirt fabric. Make for really great casual shirts. They are very durable and can be washed/dried with your socks and t-shirts and worn a bit wrinkly. A good one will be quite soft to the touch and get better with age.

    80s two-ply: This is the classic pinpoint oxford cloth. It’s a nice quality oxford cloth weave with a dense enough texture that works well for conservative business settings. Thicker than broadcloth and relatively opaque, this is the classic Brooks Brothers style shirt.

    75/2×38/3: This construction comes from Thomas Mason and is what we like to call a “premium oxford”.  It has a similar thickness and heartiness to the basic heavy oxford, but it is simultaneously a bit smoother and more refined.  The result is a shirt that looks great a bit rumpled casually, but can also be ironed up sharp for a slick suited look.

    50s single-ply: A crisp but lighter weight oxford. Can usually be found in interesting patterns or colors. In appropriate patterns these can make for great business shirts or relatively sharp casual shirts.

    Overall, a nice casual oxford cloth shirt a wardrobe essential for it’s durability and versatilely. Pair it with a button down collar for the low-maintenance OCBD. Technically, this should be  referred to as a Royal Oxford Weave as it has two horizontal (weft) threads and two vertical (warp) threads. A standard Oxford will have only one vertical (warp) thread.

    Characteristics

    • The Oxford fabric has great insulating properties. It can trap in a lot of air depending on its thickness and keeps one warm. Hence, it can be a great choice for winter.
    • Oxford fabrics have fine textures and are slightly heavy in weight.
    • Their basket type of weaving gives the fabric durable and breathable properties.
    • These fabrics age well and get softer with each use.
    • They are also naturally resistant to wrinkles.
    • Oxford fabrics dry easily after washing.
    • They have good resistance to abrasion and chemical agents.
    • They are machine-washable, easy to maintain, and tend to retain their shape. They require little to no ironing after going through the washing process. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Important Informaition for the care of your Suit Important Informaition for the care of your Suit

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    Suit Satisfaction

    At Paul Bespoke, on a daily basis we deal with fabrics from the top mills in the world and today we will share with you the do's and dont's about the care of our favourite and the finest cloths in the world - Holland and Sherry.
    A well looked after suit will last a long time; for complete suit satisfaction follow these basic care instructions to preserve your suit's longevity.

    Avoiding General Wear and Tear

    1. Pockets, lapels and collars should be brushed frequently to remove dirt.
    2. Stains should be blotted immediately and not rubbed.
    3. Creased garments recover well in a humid environment. Hang them somewhere damp and warm, such as a bathroom, or vaporize them lightly with water.
    4. After use, allow your suit to rest; wearing the same suit for two days in succession can cause damage to the fibres.
    5. To help maintain the shape of your suit always hang your jacket on an appropriate hanger that supports the shoulders and always hang your trousers vertically.
    6. Avoid placing items in your pockets as this will put stain on the seams.
    7. Unbutton your suit jacket before you sit down to avoid pulling.
    8. Store your suit dry cleaned at least once a season, however excessive dry cleaning can reduce the life of a suit.

    Holland and Sherry in Bangkok 

    Holland and Sherry in Bangkok

     

    Bangkok Tailor Holland and Sherry

    Suit Satisfaction

    At Paul Bespoke, on a daily basis we deal with fabrics from the top mills in the world and today we will share with you the do's and dont's about the care of our favourite and the finest cloths in the world - Holland and Sherry.
    A well looked after suit will last a long time; for complete suit satisfaction follow these basic care instructions to preserve your suit's longevity.

    Avoiding General Wear and Tear

    1. Pockets, lapels and collars should be brushed frequently to remove dirt.
    2. Stains should be blotted immediately and not rubbed.
    3. Creased garments recover well in a humid environment. Hang them somewhere damp and warm, such as a bathroom, or vaporize them lightly with water.
    4. After use, allow your suit to rest; wearing the same suit for two days in succession can cause damage to the fibres.
    5. To help maintain the shape of your suit always hang your jacket on an appropriate hanger that supports the shoulders and always hang your trousers vertically.
    6. Avoid placing items in your pockets as this will put stain on the seams.
    7. Unbutton your suit jacket before you sit down to avoid pulling.
    8. Store your suit dry cleaned at least once a season, however excessive dry cleaning can reduce the life of a suit.

    Holland and Sherry in Bangkok 

    Holland and Sherry in Bangkok

     

    Bangkok Tailor Holland and Sherry

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  • Singh, We are Proud of You! Singh, We are Proud of You!

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    After becoming the first Indian to be drafted in the NBA on June 25, Satnam had a week-long break at his second home - IMG Academy, Florida. On Monday, the 7-foot-2, 132 kg center reached Dallas and the 19-year-old Indian will start practicing at the American Airlines Center for his first stint with the Mavericks.

    Satnam will be a part of the Dallas squad that will take part in the third leg of the NBA Summer League which begins at Las Vegas on July 10. His debut with the Mavericks will most likely happen in Las Vegas on July 12 when Dallas will kick-start their campaign against New Orleans. Satnam Singh's journey in National Basketball Association (NBA) with the 2011 league champions Dallas Mavericks will commence with a practice session on Wednesday.

    After becoming the first Indian to be drafted in the NBA on June 25, Satnam had a week-long break at his second home - IMG Academy, Florida. On Monday, the 7-foot-2, 132 kg center reached Dallas and the 19-year-old Indian will start practicing at the American Airlines Center for his first stint with the Mavericks. Satnam will be a part of the Dallas squad that will take part in the third leg of the NBA Summer League which begins at Las Vegas on July 10. His debut with the Mavericks will most likely happen in Las Vegas on July 12 when Dallas will kick-start their campaign against New Orleans.

    Watch his move below:

    After becoming the first Indian to be drafted in the NBA on June 25, Satnam had a week-long break at his second home - IMG Academy, Florida. On Monday, the 7-foot-2, 132 kg center reached Dallas and the 19-year-old Indian will start practicing at the American Airlines Center for his first stint with the Mavericks.

    Satnam will be a part of the Dallas squad that will take part in the third leg of the NBA Summer League which begins at Las Vegas on July 10. His debut with the Mavericks will most likely happen in Las Vegas on July 12 when Dallas will kick-start their campaign against New Orleans. Satnam Singh's journey in National Basketball Association (NBA) with the 2011 league champions Dallas Mavericks will commence with a practice session on Wednesday.

    After becoming the first Indian to be drafted in the NBA on June 25, Satnam had a week-long break at his second home - IMG Academy, Florida. On Monday, the 7-foot-2, 132 kg center reached Dallas and the 19-year-old Indian will start practicing at the American Airlines Center for his first stint with the Mavericks. Satnam will be a part of the Dallas squad that will take part in the third leg of the NBA Summer League which begins at Las Vegas on July 10. His debut with the Mavericks will most likely happen in Las Vegas on July 12 when Dallas will kick-start their campaign against New Orleans.

    Watch his move below:

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