Category Archives: Suits

Suit up for Summer

My major YMBLife alert is PCO! If you haven’t already been what are you waiting for??? Check it out! Delhi‘s worst kept secret, it’s speakeasy concept is perfect for when i get into my ‘NewYork return’ mood. 20’s prohibition style bars were my go to for stiff drinks and great conversation so imma happy i have PCO here!

What really makes it for me is YMBL’r of the week PCO partner Vaibhav Singh. This mixologist extraordinaire is serious about his summer suits, has his tailor on speed dial and is a great listener (number one skill to hone if you’re looking to move from owning your home bar to ruling your bar bar)! Stay tune for more of his style secrets or go there get a crazy cocktail tell him YMBL sent you and ask him yourself!

YMBL'r of the week - Vaibhav Singh

YMBL’r of the week – Vaibhav Singh

 

The look!

The look up close and personal

White linen shirt – check

Baby blue linen jacket – check – special mention, buttons. Don’t forget to pay attention to your buttons boys. These little babies can really elevate your look and add character to an otherwise regular jacket.

White chinos rolled up – check

Pocket square to wrap it all together – check

Braided brown belt – check

Brown loafers – check

Whisky in hand – check and double check – PCO + YMBL recommendation, try japanese whisky Hibiki on the rocks. You will NOT be disappointed!

All my fellas if you need help finding this look or creating a suave summer wardrobe for yourself leave me a comment or email me at ymblrevolution@gmail.com. Follow me on twitter @sashachhetri for more real time YMBLife updates and whiskey conversations!

 

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Skinny on the Skinny

Photo courtesy @Samb

YMBL photo of the day @Samb

Hurrah! This is what i wanna see at my doorstep everyday. You know when you put on that suit and feel like Michael Douglas in Wall Street? Ya you do. It’s because of this moment in history, that you my friend, look the money.

In 2001 Dior Homme kicked up a storm by reviving a more body conscious silhouette. Spearheading this revolution was then creative director Hedi Slimane. His photo diary is super inspiring and just so cool – check it here!

Slimane’s unflinchingly skinny suits rocked the fashion industry and changed menswear forever. Karl Lagerfeld himself went on a much publicized diet and lost 100pounds to fit into Slimane’s designs! Imma so glad this happened *rub my hands with glee*. While Slimane did leave Dior and stopped designing for a while he’s back as creative head for YSL now so fellows you know where to look for the next big thing. My recommendation: get it tailored top to bottom. Samb got his from Burlington and another favorite of mine is Tailorman. If you have any favorites or recommendations on where to get suits tailored leave a comment! The information will be much appreciated by members of all sexes!

The Great Gatsby Party

Since most of us have seen Ironman3 by now the next biggie is the Great Gatsby! As excited as i am to watch it i’m already wondering how many originals are going to have Great Gatsby themed parties! Guys we are gonna have so much fun with this! You can really elevate your style stature if you get it right. So who do you wanna go as?

 

Jay Gatsby

Jay Gatsby

Key: The three piece suit.

A great extra: A spiffy cane

Tom Buchanan

Tom Buchanan

Key piece: The double breasted waistcoat

A great extra: Bright striped tie

Nick Carraway

Nick Carraway

Key piece: Shawl collared cardigan

A great extra: Panama hat

Last but not the least

Last but not the least

And finally, the most important part, do NOT forget the HAIR. Super strong hold time. Cheers!

Dear hosts, please note, the weather has to be conducive to this theme! I suspect we will have plenty of time till that happens to gather our costumes. If you don’t have a BIGLOVE who will finance the entire costume from Brooks Brothers Great Gatsby collection be savvy YOUNGMONEY and check out Tailorman and ASOS.

Because suits are to women what lingerie is to men

An excerpt from Detail magazine. I’ve added the link to the complete article below!

Rule #1

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Fit is everything. Even the world’s most expensive suit will look bad if it isn’t tailored to the contours of your body.

Rule #2

Some think button-down collars are for casual wear only, but they can work great with dressier looks as well.

Rule #3

Polka dots are a great way to bring energy to a suit. Make sure they’re big enough to be recognizable, but not so large that they’re goofy.

Rule #4

A tried-and-true pattern like herringbone or glen plaid in a muted shade makes an impression without crossing into the realm of garishness.

Rule #5

Visible stitches around the edges of your lapels (called pick-stitching) aren’t necessarily a sign of a well-made garment anymore. However, they can be an attractive decorative flourish—as long as they’re subtle. No contrast stitching!

Rule #6

Some say you shouldn’t cut the stitching in your jacket pockets, because putting objects in them will cause your jacket to lose its shape. Don’t listen. It’s pointless to have nonfunctional pockets, and a concert ticket or a business-card holder certainly won’t do any damage.

Rule #7

Some think three-pieces are stodgy, but when the waistcoat is cut close to the body and hemmed to the belt line, you’ll look slim and modern.

Rule #8 

Your tie bar should never be wider than your tie.

Rule #9

The difference between classic and cliché is often in the material. The timeless appeal of this gray suit begins with its super-luxe cashmere wool.

Rule #10

Always unfasten your jacket buttons when you sit. No exceptions.

Details magazine listed 57 rules! Read them here

 

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