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Autumn Bespoke Suit Offer

Looking forward to the turning of the season the Hidalgo Brothers have an Autumn Bespoke Suit offer for all clients, returning or new.

Clients ordering a full canvas bespoke suit will also receive a complementary bespoke shirt.

We have a wide range of British and European fabrics from which to choose you new suit.

For more information please call us on 0208 616 3397 or come and visit us at 13 Savile Row.

The Best Shirt For You

In addition to a well fitting suit, a bespoke shirt can really pull an outfit together but this crucial detail is often overlooked.

Here at the Hidalgo Brothers also offer our clients a bespoke shirt service with a perfect cut and fit designed to compliment and complete their look.

Whether you need a stiff collar and double cuffs for a formal evening event or a rounded collar and single cuff for an informal event our shirts guarantee that your comfort is paramount. We also ensure the cut and fit will be perfectly suited to your style and body shape to ensure an effortless style is achieved.

Our tailors will help you choose the best fabric and advise on different colours and designs; whether your preference is for bold solid colours, checks or stripes, every choice you make will ensure that you stand out as an individual and exude confidence.

Our expertise can help guide you choose the best shirt that is suited to your body type. We’ll also make sure it looks great with the cut of the suit you will be wearing it with and how different colours can compliment your skin tone and personality.

If you’re looking for originality we’ll help you enhance your shirt with subtle touches such as monograms, mother of pearl buttons or one cuff slightly bigger to accommodate a large watch.

We offer the finest cloths and linings made in Britain including our exclusive designer fabrics from Holland and Sherry, Dormeuil, and Dugdale Bros. & Co. Clients who prefer their suits to be made of foreign fabrics can choose from our select stock of Italian cloths and linings, including luxury fabrics from Ermenegildo Zegna and Loro Piana.

We know how important first impressions are and will help you create a the best suit for you. Call us today on 020 8616 3397 to schedule an appointment or just come and see us at 2nd Floor, 13 Savile Row, London, W1S 3PH

Autumn Bespoke Offer

With the change in season it’s time for a move away from summer’s lighter cloth towards a more autumnal weight. With that in mind we have the offer of a bespoke suit and shirt starting from £2,000 depending upon fabric choice and finish.

If you would like to discuss this drop by our store at 13 Savile Row or call us on 020 3441 3369.

Panama Hats Hidalgo Style

still-life cappello panamaWith Panama hats being originally produced in Ecuador we at the Hidalgo Brothers wanted to start offering our clients “HB” branded Panama’s. With this in mind we are now expecting our hats to be ready for sale from early summer.

Being one of the world’s most recognisable headwear it’s not surprising that the creation of Panama hats has been added to the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List. This is because the making of these hats is considered a rich, intricate part of Ecuadorian heritage. Despite being from Ecuador, Panama hats got their name as most were made in Ecuador and then shipped to Panama where they were shipped to the rest of the world.

Even though a Panama hat has a similar appearance to the fedora, the two styles actually have nothing to do with each other. While the most common style of Panama hat has an appearance similar to the fedora, the appearance isn’t the important part. When someone refers to a Panama hat, they are more specifically referring to the style in which the hat has been made. These hats are woven from straw, traditionally the Carludovica palmata plant.

As a Panama hat refers to the production style instead of the fashion style, this means that you can get a Panama hat for just about any occasion you care to mention. However, due to the straw-like appearance of a Panama hat, they’ve mostly come to be associated with tropical fashions.

Your Guide To Shopping For A Complete Suit

How to buy your suitWhen it comes to buying a suit there’s a bit more to it than simply choosing a style or a colour. Suits feature a number of components so you’ll need to choose the main function and consider whether you’re looking to buy a complete suit, if it’s for work, special occasions or for another purpose. It’s important to work out what you need before you make your appointment with your tailor so we’ve provided you with the ultimate suit shopping list to make sure every detail is taken care of.READ MORE

Benefits of a Bespoke Suit for Work

Bespoke suits for workYou may not have given much thought to suits, particularly if you don’t often wear one, but when the time comes to choose a suit for work, you may think that the best (and easiest) option is to head for your nearest menswear store and buy one off the peg. However, you can’t beat a bespoke suit for look, comfort and longevity. Below are just some of the benefits of investing in a bespoke suit for work.READ MORE

London Tailors: What Makes a Man Truly Stylish?

What makes a man stylishTo many, David Gandy is the ultimate male supermodel. Men want to be like him, and women dream of being with him. And he’s not just about good looks—he’s also got the brains to match that well-chiselled physique. Gandy writes about men’s lifestyle for daily newspaper The Telegraph, and in one of his articles, he delves into the issue of what makes a man truly stylish. He cites Paul Newman and Steve McQueen as men who, “because of the people they were, with their confidence and inherent coolness, their powerful characters made whatever they wore instantly stylish.”
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Trust London Tailors to Improve Your Style and Dress You for Success

If the world is a stage and you’re all actors, what would your costume be? All theatricality aside, your attire shows how you want to be perceived and treated accordingly. Whether you wear the work of London tailors or bargain bin specials, these would speak volumes about you. Selfgrowth.com contributor Sheila Dicks explains in her feature article how the right outfit can be your ticket to the corner office.
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Bepoke 3 Piece Suit London

Guide to Purchasing A Three-Piece Bespoke Suit

Bepoke 3 Piece Suit LondonHave you already had several suits made, yet are still looking for a definitive style that exudes an aura of class and elegance? If yes, maybe it’s time that you considered asking your tailor to fashion you several three-piece bespoke suits. An article from Men’s Journal provides an overview of the chic attire:
“A three-piece suit gets noticed. It’s a bit daring, without actually being risky. You’re making a strong visual statement, but in a deep blue or a lightweight gray flannel, you’re still playing it fairly safe. And you don’t have to wear the vest if you don’t want to.It’s also a nice option if you take off your coat at work. You still maintain a sense of formality in shirtsleeves. Haven’t worn a three-piece suit in a while? Or ever? You’ll be surprised at how good you look. Just remember not to button the bottom button on the vest and you’re in the clear.”

A three-piece suit can complete any man’s wardrobe, but only if it’s crafted properly to your measurements by seasoned tailors with wide experience in creating suits and bespoke shirts in London. With that in mind, here is a quick guide to purchasing the perfect three-piece suit:
Your Existing Wardrobe
A three-piece suit is already a bold statement. This means it works best with subdued ties and bespoke shirts. If your wardrobe consists mainly of vibrant colours, you will want to add several subtle tones to it—and bring those to your fittings.
The Vest
The vest is what completes the mystique of the three-piece suit, which is why you must pay close attention to its fit. A vest that is too loose will not hold your tie in place, and will shift around too much underneath your jacket. A vest that is too tight will restrict your breathing.
To test the fit of your vest, wear it standing up and sitting down. Don’t be afraid to take your time and ask your tailor to readjust the vest several times. An ill-fitting vest will ruin a three-piece regardless of how sharp it looks.
If you plan to push through with having a three-piece suit made, be sure to visit an experienced tailor of bespoke suits in London like the Hidalgo Brothers in Savile Row. Remember: a suit is only as graceful as the hands that craft it.
(Source: How to Talk to Your Tailor; Men’s Journal Magazine)

Tapping Skilled London Tailors for Crafting a Lawyer’s Summer Attire

When the English summer is out in full force, lawyers will likely feel the heat and will go for office wear that are more attuned to the times. Simon Crompton, writing for Qualified Lawyer magazine, emphasises an important fact that’s often overlooked in this area:

“Discussions of summer clothing normally miss one obvious point. The modern office worker, particularly a hard-working solicitor, is locked in an air-conditioned environment for much of the day. Linen, cotton or lightweight suits that are optimised for the summer heat are irrelevant. The office may be a little warmer when it’s 30 degrees outside, but then again it might be colder, as the facilities department

overcompensates.Dressing for summer is about being lighter in colour, rather than weight.”

Being a lawyer in London comes with a higher level of prominence and responsibility, given the prominence of the place itself in various fields, including law and justice. This distinction has made the city a veritable battleground for counsels across several courts, with the Old Bailey as the most famous of all. Carrying yourself with ease in court, while still commanding respect, requires dressing formally but comfortably even under the most trying conditions. Experienced London tailors like the Hidalgo Brothers can show you how a lawyer should suit up.

Colours

It is common knowledge that darker colours absorb heat and a very dark suit can make you swelter under high temperatures. Thus, the need to temper the tones. Crompton suggests having a mid-grey suit made to complement darker-coloured apparel that’s already in your closet. Blue bespoke suits are also viable for clothes in lighter shades.

Materials

The material for your prospect custom suit must be tough even in summertime, as you spend a good deal of the day in cooler indoor temperatures. Heavy Irish linen is touted as effective for a summer suit because it doesn’t crease easily and has sharper lines. Linen mixed with wool, on the other hand, creates a different texture and increases the breathability of the skin. Mohair, meanwhile, has a unique sheen that doesn’t appear artificial; your bespoke suit must use fabric with less than 50% mohair content to retain a good finish.

Confidence?

A well-designed bespoke suit for summer will benefit lawyers in the city who claim that suits help raise confidence in the workplace. With the right suit, a partner or client may place his or her absolute trust in your capability to take on more work.

When custom-made suits are needed for power appearances in summer, a proficient tailor in London like the Hidalgo Brothers can fashion them for you. It can be a game-changer for your career prospects.

(Source: Men’s suits: Dress for the summer, Qualified Lawyer, 13 April 2014)

Suits: A Ladies’ Opinion

Why a sharp suit will make you stand out from the crowd

A ladies opinion matters, while this is not something that all men will (happily) admit, we all know it’s true. Those of you lucky enough to have a style savvy lady in your life that you can turn to for sound and straightforward sartorial advice will know how much of a god send that second opinion can be. To see first hand evidence of the ‘ladies opinion’ all you have to do is a quick Google search of David Beckham in the pre-Victoria days. Not quite the style icon he is today with a bit of posh persuasion!

For those men out there who are still on the hunt for their style maven to help guide them in the right fashion direction there is help here to deliver some wise womanly wardrobe words to live by.

  • Ladies love a man in a suit, and a suit can make or break a man. A well fitted, quality suit pulls off a look that says you are confident, you’ve got it together and know how to look after yourself. Investing in a bespoke suit is a step towards success, it may sound shallow but first impressions do count and when it comes to ladies a sharp suit sends a first impression that will last for all the right reasons.
  • Take style risks, but don’t go crazy. A little flair shows that you aren’t dull and that you are confident enough in your own skin to know what works for you and what doesn’t. But taking that too far says you have no class and are perhaps a little showy. A dapper suit paired with an interesting patterned pocket square and classic black lace ups is a yes. A pinstripe suit paired with a shiny shirt and silver shoes is a big no no, it screams look at me, when all you need to do is whisper it.
  • Know your own style. While, as a woman, it is nice to be asked for an opinion, there is nothing sexier than a man who knows himself and his style. Get yourself clued up on what works for you and what doesn’t. Get to know your measurements and what colours compliment you. Understand how to put an outfit together, and avoid just wearing your clothes the way they were styled on the mannequin. Think about what shirt, shoes, belt, tie/bowtie and watch compliment your suit and you will then be able to mix it up and keep it fresh.
  • The best advice I can give you is to never let anyone talk you into wearing something that you don’t feel comfortable in. There is nothing more unappealing than someone who doesn’t look comfortable in their own skin, and confidence is the key to pulling off any look.

Keep these tips in mind and visit The Hidalgo Brothers of Savile Row for expert styling and advice that means you will never go wrong.

Hidalgo Brothers in Diplomat magazine

For the February/March issue of Diplomat, the Hidalgo Brothers have a quarter page mention in the Editor’s Ladies’ Favorites page.

Tailors from Ecuador
Based in London’s Savile Row, the Hidalgo Brothers specialise in bespoke tailoring and alterations. With over 25 years’ experience in the business with clients including Burberry, Jitrois and Tom Ford, the Hidalgo brothers have become synonymous with quality.

Hidalgo Brothers gets a rebrand

A few weeks ago the Hidalgo Brothers offices based in Savile Row were temporarily turned into a photo studio for the beginning of their rebranding.

Celebrity photographer Terry McGough from Creative Marketing Agency Saba and McGough was in charge of the photo shoot.

Along with Terry’s photographs, Creative Director Jeannine Saba and Online Brand Manager Mark Langlois have worked on the rebranding to commission the new logo as well as print and design media for HB.