Vijay Wadhwani

Vijay Wadhwani
Vijay Wadhwani Written by July 30, 2014

Dressing up for a formal event is not as simple as it may seem. If you are looking to make an impression, it is absolutely vital for you to stick to some important guidelines that can get you the attention you deserve. Getting the right look is easy if you follow the guidelines mentioned below:

Styling

It is highly unlikely that a single breasted suit in black will fail you for such an event. Sticking to black is not the only option. You can also consider somber colors, like navy or grey. Moreover, a suit will make you look slimmer and sleeker.

Patterns and Fabrics

Choosing the right fabric can be tough. It is advisable, in this case, to stick to woolen fabrics. Not only does it look good but it wears well too. Considering the fact that they are lightweight, they are perfect for summers and spring alike. Woolen clothing tends to have finer finishing and the patterns can be based on solids or stripes.

Choosing the Right Shirt

For individuals with narrow faces, they can opt for shirts with wider collars. This helps in making the face look broader. On the other hand, men with wider faces should opt for shirts with narrow collars. Doing so can make you look longer.

Ties

It is quite apparent that almost all suits come in basic styles and colors. The type of tie you wear actually defines your personality. Choosing the right tie can define your individuality. Choosing a patterned tie with your patterned shirt will ensure that the color schemes match. Additionally, it also ensures that the patterns are in the same direction. That being said, you will also have to keep in mind to choose a tie of the required length. A formal tie should have a width of no more than three to four inches and must hit the top of your belt’s buckle.

Watches

It is important for any man to make sure that they get a watch with a large face. Watches with such designs are generally accepted and appreciated by everyone as being stylish.

Belt

While getting a belt, you will have to keep in mind that it should be of the best quality. This does not necessarily mean it needs to be expensive. The primary objective here is to ensure that it matches with your shoes.

Shoes  

Sticking to tradition, you can always go for black. Even though black is a safe color, you can experiment with brown or blood colors that can distinguish you from the crowd.

Keeping these factors in mind, you will be able to dress for the occasion while leaving a positive impression on those who lay eyes on you. If you have a formal event around the corner, it is the best time to test these guidelines and impress those around you. Since these events are not commonplace, it is only logical to make sure you look your finest. 

Vijay Wadhwani Written by November 06, 2013

 

Clothing Care: Travel Tips

The best travel wardrobe consists of a few garments that can be combined to create multiple looks. This means fewer clothes and fewer shoes, which is especially important because footwear is heavy. Multi-purpose garments can change the look from casual to dressy and will also help lighten the luggage load.

Plastic bags are a boon to a carefree travel wardrobe. Used properly, they can minimize, if not completely eliminate, wrinkled clothes. Garments can be hung on a hanger and covered with a dry cleaner's bag, then folded and packed.

Once the destination is reached, hang the garments and remove the bags. If there's no room for hangers in the luggage, hold the garment and bag by the shoulders, allowing the hanger to fall out before packing.

To help shoes keep their shape, stuff them with rolled up socks and stockings. Pack the shoes in plastic bags so the clothes stay clean.

Be prepared for some wardrobe first aid. A small traveler's sewing kit and a stain remover stick or gel can handle most clothing emergencies. Use it to pre-treat stains at the end of each day.

When choosing luggage, keep in mind that two small bags, with evenly distributed weight loads, are easier to handle than one large, heavy one.

Jacket folding for travel

- While travelling, a properly folded jacket can minimize wrinkles.

- Empty pockets and unbutton the jacket.

- Hold the jacket facing you and place hands inside jacket's shoulders.

- Turn the Left shoulder inside out (but not the sleeve). Place the Right shoulder inside the left shoulder. The lining is facing out and the sleeves are positioned inside the fold.

- Fold the jacket in half and place inside a plastic bag.

- Pack the jacket.

Vijay Wadhwani Written by November 06, 2013

 Clothing Care: General Tips & Guidelines

 Taking good care of your clothes protects your wardrobe investment as well as keeps you looking great. With correct care, your garments will last for many years to come.


Invest in three key tools:
- a lint tape roller,
- a clothes brush, and
- a steamer.

After each wearing:
- Empty pockets: Otherwise you may teach them to bulge or sag.
- Brush them with a Lint Roller: This removes lint, hair, surface dirt and soil and prevents them from becoming stains later on. You can also use a lint brush, but it's slightly more stressful on the fabric.
- Air them: Lay knits flat on bed for an hour or so to dissipate odors it may have absorbed, such as cigarette smoke. Woven garments should be hung from a closet door or shower rod with ample breathing room to allow any wrinkles to relax out.
- Fold knits: Knits should never be hung. Fold them and place flat with breathing room, in bureau or wardrobe. Padded or plastic hangers are gentler than wire ones. Avoid hanging a jacket, or any heavier garments, by the neck or on a coat rack or hook. Never store a jacket or any garments in the protective plastic bag. Plastic bags are meant for getting your garments from the drycleaner to your home only, never for storage. Leaving garments in the plastic bags promotes light damage and mildew, and can dry out leather and suede. Brush your clothes regularly and thoroughly. Napped fabrics, such as flannel, will perk up after a light once-over with a clothes brush, and a shot of steam will remove wrinkles quickly and effectively. Stores often use steamers to freshen clothes after they've been tried on. Dry rain-soaked or damp garments thoroughly in a cool, well ventilated place before hanging in the closet. Care for your clothes regularly, and unless you have a spill, you should only have to dry clean them once, at the end of the season -- a real benefit since dry cleaning is so expensive! Exposure to air, heat and light sets stains and can make their removal impossible. Treat any stains immediately to keep them from becoming permanent. Another good reason to get items cleaned before storage. Click here for Stain Removal tips. Don't jam your clothes together in your closet, either. If you have a big wardrobe, rotate it seasonally, storing your out-of-season clothes in a separate closet (if you're lucky enough to have one) or in special clothing containers (example: old suitcases). Don't Press a garment if it's stained. The heat of pressing will set the stain and likely make its removal impossible. Don't Use untested home stain removers or club soda. They can aggravate the condition, or may create permanent damage. Take the garment to your drycleaner. Don't Use an underarm deodorant without using a shield to protect the garment from the deodorant. Allow deodorant to dry before dressing. Don't Wear decorative pins - especially on knit garments. If the garment has a snag, use a crochet hook to pull the loop through the underside to avoid further damage. Don't Wear a garment that you value when using a cold-wave solution or getting a permanent. Cold-wave solutions cause fabric discoloration. Don't Use nail polish remover to remove nail polish stains. You may damage the garment's dye, or if the fabric is an acetate type, nail polish remover can create a hole. Don't Hang knitted garments. Hanging pulls them out of shape and causes a sagging hemline. Knits are best stored in a drawer; or folded over the padded rod of a hanger. How to take care of your shirts 1. We recommend that you wash your shirts by hand or by machine, no hotter than 60oC (40oC for linen). Wash dark colours separately. 2. You may spin or wring the water out. We do not recommend that you tumble dry. 3. Iron while the shirts are still damp, using a hot iron. When ironing the collars, always iron away from the collar points. This way you will avoid getting any unsightly creasing at the front of the collars. How to take care of your ties 1. Although you can send your ties to a dry cleaners, we recommend the use of a reputable stain remover product, available from most chemists. 2. If the mark is water based, first let it dry, then rub the stain remover over the mark in the direction of the weave of the fabric. 3. If the spot is particularly difficult, we recommend that you steam the stained area before using a spot remover, as above. 4. Always dry ties flat otherwise they can lose their shape. Always store your ties untied. We recommend that you roll up your ties when not wearing them to reduce creases and restore the natural bounce.

 

Vijay Wadhwani Written by October 31, 2013

Women’s Tailored Skirts and Shirts

Custom Tailored Topcoats & Overcoats

NobleHouse custom tailors women's clothes including jackets, blazers, coats, pant suits, skirt suits, skirts, pants, trousers, blouses and dresses. All garments are hand cut and sewn by expert Chinese tailors while Italian interlinings and silk satin linings are used in our tailored suits. All suits and jackets are hand basted and finished with exquisite linings, personal monogramming, saddle stitching, and double internal reverse stitching.

We offer a wide range of fabrics like cashmere, merino wool, super wools, twills, gabardines, Chinese silk, Thai silk, linens, oxford cottons and Egyptian cottons from Italy, England, France and other countries. We can also source any particular fabric, colour or design and pattern that we do not have in stock on client request.

Standard Features on All NobleHouse Custom Tailored Suits

Every NobleHouse suit is individually hand-cut -- an art we still value -- to your exact measurements and your style preferences.

Upon completion, each suit is carefully checked by our master tailors, to maintain our high standards.

All button holes are hand-sewn with the finest silk thread – a keynote of quality workmanship.

Each suit is cut on individual paper patterns, based on 35 of your exact measurements. We save your unique patterns for your future orders. If you haven't changed sizes, a new custom shirt or suit is only a call or email away.

All jackets and skirts are fully lined with the highest quality fabrics, and slacks are lined when appropriate.

All seams are reinforced for maximum durability.

We can duplicate any garment, whether an old favorite suit or reproduce from any fashion magazine. Designs from fashion houses can be replicated as well and improved upon for a better fit and look.

Extensive Fabric Selection
We carry an extensive selection of fabrics, including a wide assortment of elegant four season fabrics.... most suited for ladies garments.

Women's Dresses
Our styles for dresses range from the basic slim cut pencil skirted dress to the elegant off the shoulder flared dresses for formal evening wear.

Women's Suits
Our suits range from the classic single breasted and vented jackets matched with double pleated cuffed pants to tailored double breasted with side vents and non pleated trousers.

Plain front, flared pants, multi pleated trousers, cigarette pants, straight cuts, low waist pants, hipsters etc are some of the most popular styles for women's pants. All our trousers are fully lined to the cuff with luxurious satin silk.

Italian suit designs are our most popular suits for the business woman while classic dark blue blazers with gold buttons are popular for jackets.

Extra trousers with suits, vests or waistcoats, personalized monogramming and contrast linings are some of the options that are offered with our custom tailored suits.

We also offer matching tailor made shirts and neckties for a complete dress solution.

Vijay Wadhwani Written by October 31, 2013

Custom Made English sport Coats and Top Coats

Custom Tailored Topcoats & Overcoats

We believe in a hands on approach to custom tailored men's clothing and work in tandem with clients to create the style and design most suitable and tailored to the clients likes and preferences.

We specialize in made to measure overcoats, trench coats and leather coats.

Italian cashmere is our most popular fabric and camel, dark navy blue, charcoal and black are the most popular colours in the cashmere.

Single breasted, double breasted layered collars and mandarin collars are some of the styles we tailor coats in.

Calf skin and suede are some of the popular leathers for leather coats and trench coats.

Designs and cuts are classic, modern and Italian styles. Versace, Armani, Dior cuts can easily be custom replicated for a better fit.

Contrast linings, epaulets, personalized monogramming, silk interfacings etc are some of the options and choices we offer to our clients.

Matching tailor made pants and shirts are other possibilities we explore to complete the winter wardrobe.

Cashmere is by far the most popular cloth used for overcoats and calfskin is by far the most popular leather used for trench coats made in Italian styling.

Vijay Wadhwani Written by October 31, 2013

Custom Tailored Vests & Waistcoats 

Most men’s suits come two-piece, since adding a third element increases their price. However, the vest has always been favored by those style-conscious men who appreciate the quiet resplendence of a third layer of wool. The businessman in his three-piece suit who removes his jacket in the office can rely on the dressiness of his waistcoat to retain some decorum while enjoying the freedom of shirt sleeved attire.


A vest also augments a suit’s versatility, as its exclusion from a three-piece ensemble creates a different look.
A classic suit vest has four welt pockets, with a six-buttoned designed to leave the bottom button undone.
Better-designed vests have their fronts slightly curved to conform to the single-breasted jacket’s rounded fronts.
A waistcoat’s back should be longer than its front.


This length is needed to cover the waistband should a man choose to bend forward.
The vest’s back lining usually matches the jacket’s sleeve lining.


Vests without adjustable rear belts or whose fronts and backs are of equal length are usually poorly designed and cheaply made.


Right down to its unbuttoned, cutaway bottom, the man’s tailored vest is a legacy of upper-class fashion. The properly fitted vest should be long enough for its fifth button from the top to cover the trouser waistband, yet not so long that its points extend below the hip.


A well-made vest has its own definite waistline, which is where the trouser waistband should hit.
Men who prefer low-rise trousers that rest on the hips should avoid vests.


Belts and vests should also choose other dance partners, since belts not only add further bulk to the already layered waistline, but tend to poke out from under the vest.


When the suit’s trousers are supported by braces, with their pleats spilling out from under the waistcoat, the single-breasted ensemble achieves a tailored swank afforded only by the addition of this third layer.


A waistcoat should not have a skintight fit.


It should be cut full enough to allow its wearer to sit comfortably with its back belt done up to keep it from riding up the trouser waistline.


The top of the vest should be high enough to peek out above the waist-buttoned coat.

Vijay Wadhwani Written by October 30, 2013

Pants and Tailored Slacks

Custom Tailored Trousers, Pants & Slacks

We specialize in made to measure men's pants and trousers and offer a wide range of fabrics and styles to choose from. For formal business wear as well as for casual evening wear, we offer a vast variety of designs and cuts to suit all tastes and preferences.

We tailor slim cut, plain front snug fit trousers as well as ultra baggy multi pleated front and cuffed pants. Our designs can be used for formal wear to the office as well as for casual wear in the evenings out.

Plain fronts, single pleated, double pleated, reverse pleats, box and inverted box pleats as well as arrowhead pleats along with cuffed (turn ups) bottoms and straight bottoms are some of the options available.

Vertical, horizontal and slash pockets are other options along with baggy Italian cuts or straight cuts as well as the ultra slim mod pants type of cuts are made to measure in the right proportion for the perfect fit.

Our pants are half lined in the front to the knees in satin silks for a luxurious feel or can be fully lined to the cuffs on demand.

Gabardines, worsted wools, linens, cashmeres, cotton chinos and the draping Chinese silks are some of the most popular fabrics for our men's trousers.

Jeans made to measure are also offered as options to our clients who find perfect fitting jeans hard to come by.

We also offer custom tailored shorts and short pants for hot summers.

Heal Guards, crotch reinforcing panel and shirt 'gripper' waist bands are standard features on all our trousers.

Pleated pants look dressier and their fuller fronts provide greater comfort than plain-front trouser: hips widen when the wearer is seated, and with less wear to the trouser. Objects placed in a front pants pocket are better concealed within a pleated trouser than a pleatless one.

The classically designed pleated trouser has two pleats on either side of its fly - a deep one near the fly and a shallower one near the pocket to help keep the main pleat closed. This arrangement maintains the working relationship between the two pleats.

Cuffs give the trouser bottom weight, helping to define the pleat’s crease while maintaining the trouser’s contact with the shoe. Like any detail of classic tailoring, cuff width should be neither so narrow nor so wide that it call attention to itself. To provide the proper balance, the cuffs should be 1 5/8” for a person under five feet ten, 1 3/4 if he is taller.

Vijay Wadhwani Written by October 30, 2013

Custom Tailored Made Sports Jackets and Blazers

Custom Tailored Sport Coats, Jackets & Blazers

We are world-renowned for our expertise in the selection of fabrics especially for sport jackets and blazers. Naturally the care and attention in the cutting and tailoring of our customer's sport jackets is given as much attention to detail by our top team of cutters and tailors. Our blazers, whether single or double-breasted, provide smart casual and comfortable wear for business travel and other occasions.

While the blazer has its roots firmly planted in sport jacket history, subtle style differences make the two wardrobe pieces very distinct from one another. The difference between them is often misunderstood and their distinct boundaries are often muddled simply because neither a jacket nor a blazer has a matching pair of pants. Despite this similarity, however, there do exist major differences; mainly, a sport jacket is textured and oftentimes patterned, whereas a blazer is a solid color (usually navy or black), made of smooth fabric and is traditionally seen with naval-style brass buttons.

To avoid confusing the two styles any further, learn more about the differences between a jacket and a blazer; this way, you’ll avert any unbecoming fashion blunders, like showing up to your formal business meeting in a heavily patterned sport jacket and flannel trousers.

The best way to make a decision on what to buy is by assessing your intended uses and buying a jacket that suits your purpose. I will gladly help you make the right choice if you let me know where you intend to wear the jacket.

Select from the following fabrics:

English & Italian All Wools
English & Italian Silk Wools
English & Italian Tweed Wools
Cashmere & Cashmere Wools
Camel Hair

Vijay Wadhwani Written by October 30, 2013

Men's Tuxedo and Formal Dinner Suit

Custom Tailored Tuxedos, Tails, Dinner Suits & Formal Wear

Our custom made dinner suits and tuxedos are made to measure for the perfect fit for that special evening. The cloth you select is cut and tailored by hand. We take care to follow all the subtle points of style agreed with you.

Then the finishing touches are completed and the tuxedo is ready to be worn and enjoyed.

Ideal for black tie affairs, weddings, gala dinners and balls, our tuxedos are tailored in a myriad of styles and designs. From the classic single breasted shawl collar tuxedo to double breasted peak lapelled dinner jackets and tailed morning coats and frock coats.

Our fabrics range from the light weight worsted wools to the medium weight gabardine to heavy weight flannels. Textiles range from the classic wools to cashmeres and Italian linens. Designs can range from Italian designers like versace and Armani to continentals like Dior or Hugo boss.

Options with our tuxedos are dinner shirts with pleated breast plates and wing tip collars and French cuffs, matching cummerbunds and bowties and kerchiefs as well as contrast satin linings and matching contrast lapelled dinner jackets. We can also work with styles and designs supplied by clients to create a perfect fitting garment that lasts a lifetime.

Vijay Wadhwani Written by October 30, 2013

Custom and Bespoke Shirts and Suits

Custom TailoredMen's Shirts

Compliment your NobleHouse suits with a selection of Custom Tailored Shirts. Once we've measured and fitted you in a custom tailored shirt made especially for you, you'll never go back to department store shirts again.

We offer, at a surprisingly moderate cost, custom tailored and monogrammed shirts created from more than 2,000 distinctive fabrics imported from England, Italy, France, and Germany. Fabrics Our selection of fabrics for sports wear and sport shirts, perfect for business casual Fridays has been greatly expanded.

Measurements & Fit
Get measured by our Master Tailor, Mr. Vijay Wadhwani. He can also assist you in color coordinating your shirts with your suits. In addition to over 15 of your individual measurements, we take into consideration your posture, your shoulder slope and your wrist circumference. Our collars lie properly and the chest and waist fit is neither too tight nor too baggy. Our custom shirts are just that -- Customized to your preferences and your body.

Style
Formal dress shirts, business, casual and sporting shirts You may select your own combination of styles:

  • Collar - Choose from various spreads and lengths of collar styles to suit your face and build.
  • Sleeve cuff - including French, two-button, one-button barrel, or convertible
  • Shirt front - plain, center-pleat or fly front
  • Shirt back - Ivy League or plain

 

Besides the individualization of its styling, the advantages of the custom-made dress shirt over one that is ready-to-wear can be found in its precise fit as well as the superior quality and taste of its fabrics. The most visible and important component of the dress shirt is its collar, and the bespoke process allows for one that is designed to best present the wearer’s face.

The fit of the dress shirt’s cuff to the wearer’s hand, its second most noticeable detail, is another area where the custom route is decidedly the higher of the two roads.

However, there are some aspects of shirt making that do separate the masters from the top makers. These details include special gussets to reinforce the shirt’s side seams where they meet at the hem bottom, pattern matching on the back yoke to the sleeve, hand-sewn buttonholes (found only in Europe), horizontal sleeve placket buttonholes, and extra-thick mother-of-pearl buttons.

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