What I am wearing today (15 July 2014)

Today I am wearing a combination of a Sports Jacket and trousers: a full-canvas handmade 100% silk lined cream linen 2-button peak-lapel jacket, a pair of black woolen trousers, a white/blue striped shirt with white collar and cuffs, a black/white silk knit tie, a white linen pocket square with black borders, and a pair of black double-monk strap shoes.

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8 thoughts on “What I am wearing today (15 July 2014)

  1. Sir, have you purposefully avoided full lining to the suit? What is your suggestions for suit linings?
    By the way sir, the colour of the sport jacket is wonderful.

    1. Most summer suits should be half lined. The lining generally used in BANGLADESH is horrible–its nylon and renders the suit jacket very uncomfortable. The best lining in my opinion is pure silk. All my recent suits are pure silk lined. Silk is also a very comfortable lining material-it’s cold in hot climate and warm when it’s cold outside. The two other options are Bamberg and rayon acitate, none of which is used by tailors in BANGLADESH. The other issue is that if your suit is of “fused” type, lining does not matter because fused suits do not breath. Your suit must be half or full canvas.

      Thanks for your comment.

  2. Hi,

    I just stumbled upon your blog by chance and I must say that people would do well to emulate your sense of immaculate style. Your suits appear to be of exquisite quality and it is evident that the end product is a result of expert craftsmanship. I would say that your tailor can teach those on Saville Row a thing or two about tailoring. I have always liked double breasted jackets however can a waistcoat be worn underneath one of them?

    1. Thanks for your comments. We are trying to achieve perfection but we are not yet there. You see we don’t have a defined style and we try to emulate British, French, and Italian cuts. The reason is of course these are not our native attire. I think comparing us with Saville Row would be stretching quite a bit.

      Now answering your question if one could wear a waistcoat/vest under a double-breast suit. First, a double-breast jacket in never unbuttoned in public. Therefore even if you wear a vest under the jacket, the vest will not be visible. However, if it’s freezing outside of course I would wear a vest under the double-breast jacket, but nobody else will be able to see it.

      I summary, vests are generally worn under a single-breast jacket and not with double-breast.

      Thanks again for your compliments and comment.

      Shahzaman

    1. There are no fixed measurements for a jacket lapel. It depends on the body structure, height, weight, and personal preference. Sometimes it is also heavily influenced by the prevailing fashion. For example, the lapel width of my jackets range from 2.75 to 4.5 inches.

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