Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Navy 3 Piece For Unique Body Shapes

Not all bodies were made the same. We are all born differently and different lifestyles will help shape our bodies too. Some people will have a harder time finding clothes in retail stores that fit them because manufacturers can't cater to every single body type in this world. So they mass produce clothes in sizes that fit majority of the population.

Here's where we can help. Have a look at Jason's suit. He avidly lifts weights and has sculpted his upper body so that it is broad and thick. I cannot imagine a single suit retailer that would carry anything for men who have muscular upper bodies and narrow waists. 

Balsam Tailors can make a suit that fits your specific body shape:

Monday, May 16, 2016

Never-old Navy!

Navy is still a very sought after colour for suits. Requests for navy suits haven't declined at all. They are a favourite and staple for young professionals. 

Take a look at how amazing navy looks on this dashing young professional: 

I'm so happy to call this dashing young professional MY FRIEND! Haha. He's my friend, Jonathan and I am so happy that he came back again for a 2ND suit! The first time we made him a grey pin stripe suit and he wore it really well. He made our suit look so good!

I have to say, he looks EVEN better in navy! You know how some people just wear certain colours better than others? Well, my friend here wears navy extremely well. I tell him he looks like the CEO of a blue chip company ;)

Thank you Jonathan for coming back! We'll see you again for your 3rd suit? ;)

3 Piece Grey For A Spring Wedding

Light grey suits are the most popular choice for Spring weddings because it goes so well with any colour--in particular, powdery pastel colours. Grey forms a neutral background that would make any light or bright colour pop. 

You can be sure that whatever your colour scheme is for your wedding day, your grey suit will not clash with it. And a great photography tip for those tricky wedding pictures: It used to be a pain for wedding photographers to pick the right exposure for the bride and groom photographs because of the high contrast between a black suit and a white dress. What would a photographer expose for: The really dark black suit or the really bright white dress? Depending on the photographer's choice of exposure, someone in the picture would either be washed out or look too dark.

Thanks to Photoshop, that problem could be avoided but still requires the photographer to do a bit of prep work before taking the photos.

If you feel inclined to help your photographer out or want to ensure that your pictures are correctly exposed or you just love the colour, try a light grey suit!

Check out this 3 piece grey suit that we made for Nathan:

Nathan's mom made this self-tie bowtie for him!

Thanks Nathan for sharing your suit!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Christine & Grace: Maui Wedding

Here's a tuxedo that Balsam Tailors made for Christine and Grace's wedding. I'm always so happy to receive photos from our customers' weddings because then we get to see how the suits and shirts that we made for them is worn and accessorized. It definitely gives me and my team immense gratitude that our company is able to be a part of our customers' big day!

Christine's tuxedo has the classic black satin lapels which makes it look very formal and luxurious.

Thank you for sharing your photos with us Christine and Grace! Congratulations :)

Photo credit: Sara Quinn Photography