Monday, 22 October 2012


james bond suit skyfall

In the latest blockbuster Skyfall, Daniel Craig has been dressed by Tom Ford tailoring. Although the 2012 take is perhaps a little too tight and the jackets a little short in the body for the average man, there is no denying Bond looks amazing in it.
No doubt Mr Ford’s grey pinstripe suit and midnight blue dinner suit will sell really well but DON’T FORGET we will do a great job and it will cost a great deal less!

The three button jacket along with turn ups and pocket hankies in the same fabric and colour of the shirt all make an appearance as well as plaid suits in this truly brilliant Bond flick.
Probably the best sartorial lesson we can learn from these films is that, although smartly dressed in a suit, one should always aim to look relaxed in them.  Also worthy of note is that men are never more attractive to us women then when they are wearing a well-fitting, well-made suit!

Style Tips
The white moire braces with goat skin joints worn under Bonds dinner suit are by Albert Thurston
The Barbour jacket is ‘X to Ki to’ Beacon Heritage Sports Jacket

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Autumn wardrobe 'weed'

Winter woolies on as we hit the Autumn!

Our minds are running to lovely tweeds, grey flannel, cashmere and prince of Wales check !

When was the last time you had a good sort out of your wardrobe? The answer is probably 'I don't know where to start'... Well don't fear we do!

Liz and I are offering a 'Wardrobe Weed' we have done this for several clients lately and they have been thrilled with the results.

Send some of the older pieces to the charity shop and then with some of our ID Bespoke tailored pieces mixed with a few good quality High Street buys... jumpers/cardigans, flattering jeans, waxed jackets/leather jackets scarves, shoes boots etc you will look and feel great about yourself.

You might need a complete overhaul or a few good pieces to fill the gap..Give us a ring we will discuss when, where and budget and get a good job done...

Sound good?
Move over Trinny & Suzanna - Liz and Sue are here!!

Monday, 9 July 2012

Wedding Season in Full Swing!

Liz and I love it, wedding season is in full swing here at ID Bespoke. Choosing a wedding suit can be a difficult process, but not at IDB, our grooms always look stylish, the wedding suit compliments the brides dress, each wedding suit is unique...and most importantly the finished wedding suit makes our IDB grooms look and feel a million dollars!!

finished wedding suit makes our IDB grooms look and feel a million dollars!

This season so far we have made grooms beach wedding suitsbeautiful groom and grooms men suits for Indian weddings, grooms country wedding suits, for those tying the knot in a country house or barn venue. Grooms wedding suits for Portafino, Tuscany and a French Chateau.

Oh and a particular favourite of ours, civil ceremonies where we get to dress two grooms, making sure each groom looks and feels special without looking the same!

We have just brought a few more bottles of bubbly ready for our up and coming consultations, so Liz and I would like to raise a glass to our grooms their wedding suits which are a perfect fit for every location and wish all the very best to each sylish bridegroom (you know who you are) and their partners.

Sue & Liz

PS Don't forget to flash the label when everyone compliments your suit!

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Fragrances for Christmas

Liz and I have conducted a review of fragrance for men that we could suggest as a Christmas present or a Christmas treat for yourself....

The wickedly decadent 'Kilian' which is a series of luxury niche fragrances established by Kilian Hennessy grandson of the founder of Hennessy Cognac..

There are male and unisex fragrance... The Male fragrances are 'A Taste of Heaven' and 'Straight to Heaven' both are beautifully rich and woody... and the unisex fragrance 'Back to Black' Liaisons Dangereuses' and 'Cruel Intentions' are equally delicious. They are packaged in refillable bottles in lacquered boxes with lock and key. All or most are available from Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and the 'Kilian' website...

Our other favourites a little less expensive than Kilian is Tom Ford's 'Tobacco Vanille' and 'Tuscan Leather' both guaranteed to make men smell every bit as good as Tom ( That's got to be a good thing... right!!).

Monday, 28 November 2011

Luxury gifts for him for less!

Just to give you some ideas as to what I will be buying my husband, my son and my brother-in-law this Christmas.

1. For watching rugby and harsh weather condition the Barbour Quilted Wax Hunter Hat £35 from Selfridges........looks cool and does the job well...bring on the Six nations!

2. Uniqlo, S.Oliver and Banana Republic are offering crew neck, v neck jumpers and cardigans in cashmere and merino wool without breaking the bank!

3. John Lewis are doing a really great watch box this Christmas in smart leather, it holds up to 5 watches and can also be used for storing cufflinks and keepsakes!

Of course it goes without saying that when it comes to shirts look no further then our shirt shop online, download an e voucher and let that special someone select his own present

before or after the 25th...

Happy shopping!

Friday, 19 August 2011

Often asked question!

Once again in the fitting room last Saturday we were asked 'should I wear a two or three button suit?' So lets put keyboard to screen and clear this up to all you blog readers!

It depends on 3 things: body type, lifestyle and trend factor...

The three button suit is a good option for men who are 6ft and over. The jacket buttons reach higher up on the chest which makes it more comfortable and visually appealing on taller men. However, NEVER do up the bottom button and if you are going to wear a waistcoat with the jacket, this is a must.
Wearing the jacket with narrow trousers it's on trend for the retro 60s look, however when investing in good tailoring it is a good idea to stay classic.
3 Button Suite
The frame lengthening properties of a two button suit makes it an enduring classic ideal for those of us who don't quite hit the 6ft mark and may be carrying an extra pound or two. Either way an impeccably tailored two button suit that lacks any unnecessary extras is timeless... however, even worn in rotation, any suit over 5 years old will need to be replaced to make sure you look current!

Got that? ...Good!

Monday, 15 August 2011

London Restaurant Scene

I was at 'The Ivy' restaurant in town on Friday for a spot of lunch. Apart from being horrified at the price of shepherds pie (£17+) and realising it does look a bit shabby these days (and there wasn't a celebrity to be seen), what really caught my eye was the state of the gentleman's summer attire. I know it's casual dress code but do we have to look like the Americans? I'm sorry but by and large this is the country that style forgot, their mantra being 'as long as it is comfortable'!

To be honest there was an exception of a table of rather 'happy' city types. One was dressed in a beautiful lightweight mid navy suit with an open necked pink fitted shirt, another two with classic blazers and smart open necked shirts....honestly they were a breathe of fresh air and that's saying something for city types!
Stylish classic blazer with an open necked shirt

Gents give us a call. Whatever the dress code, Liz and I will suggest mixing High Street and Bespoke if it is appropriate. Asked nicely we will even do a spot of personal shopping for those timed challenged or clueless, trendy or classic... but oh... do give a care!!!!!!