Jacket cuff styles and trousers hem choices
If you have ever been confused by the differences by your tailor when they talk about suit finishings, here is a break down. You can minimise the cost of alterations on your suit, when you know what to look for during the purchase.
Decorative button hole/Shams
When you buy a new suit, 80% of the time, they will come with Shams, or decorative button holes. These are stitching next to the button on the cuff, to imitate the button hole look. With this style, we can shorten or lengthen sleeves at the cuff, as these stitching and buttons are easily removed and can be replaced.
Shortened sleeves with buttons and vent
Plain invisible hem
Most suit trousers will be finished with a plain invisible hem. You cannot see any stitch marks from the outside, and there is a 5cm allowance on the inside of the hem. Be careful not to put trousers straight in the washing machine, as invisible hem trousers unravel easily, if not properly cared for.
Traditional trousers may come with a half tape of full tape around the inside of the trousers. These are meant to product the trousers fabrics from rubbing against the shoe, and provides a more structured look on the hem.
Even more traditional, are cuffed trousers. They add a degree of sophistication to the trousers.
Pleated back shirts allows more fabric around the midsections. This is more suitable for gents who like a loose fitting shirt, especially around the tummy area.
For those preferring a slim, fitted look, choose shirts that do not have pleats in the back. We can easily add darts as well if you would like a fully fitted look.