5. Pattern consistency throughout the body of the jacket
Despite the inclusion of a slanted or patch pocket or even a ticket pocket a properly tailored garment maintains the consistency of the pinstripe, check, prince of wales or any pattern throughout the whole garment.
6. Contrast buttonhole stitching
Whether it’s a color contrast on the buttonhole of your lapel or the last buttonhole on your cuff, this is an obvious show of a custom made suit. The only disadvantage to applying this accent is matching your color choice with your tie.
7. Outer Pick Stitching on Jacket
This detail is a subtle stitch that follows the body of the jacket from the lapel to the pockets. This is traditionally a sign that the garment is hand made.
8. Milanese lapel button hole
This detail is often overlooked however the skillful art in the accuracy of stitching on a small dimension of your jacket speaks volumes for those who appreciate the touch of elegance. The milanese buttonhole is an elevated hand stitch specially crafted with a smooth finish.
9. Dimple in your tie
Very rarely do we see NYC men sporting a tie, however when you do be sure to add that signature dimple. This gives your tie a little more character than a plain mediocre shape which could be mistaken for a clip on.
10. No back pockets on trousers
This is somewhat contentious however we are an advocate for having no pockets. Firstly, as per our previous post – it’s a sin to place your wallet or phone in the back pocket. Not only will it affect the shape of your garment – it also misaligns your spinal cord when you sit down. Finally, it’s a cleaner look.