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1)   What is Glen Plaid?
2)   How do I know if MySuitShop is for me?
3)   What is difference between "Slim or Snug Fit", "Athletic Cut" and "Full Fit"?
4)   How do I best take sizes? With clothes on or without any clothes on?
5)   What is button stance?
6)   I want corporate logo, personal logo on the garments I Order.
7)   I am a woman, but I like mens style shirts or suits. How do I order this ?
8)   What are the materials and Items used in suit making?
9)   What is Super 100s, 110s, 120s, 130s, 150s, and 180s?
10)   What is SEERSUCKER?

  • What is Glen Plaid? Glen plaid (or glenurquhart) is the genus and Prince of Wales plaid is a species. Glen-plaid thus refers only to the plaid pattern, whatever its color or scale. The particular rust-red, large-scale plaid described above is an old Scottish "district check" that was popularized by David, prince of Wales, in the 1920s. Thus it came to be known as the "Prince of Wales plaid." In later years, the terms came to be conflated, so that people would refer to any glen-plaid as a PoW plaid. But, technically, the true PoW plaid is the particular district check first popularized by the prince who became Edward VIII and then the duke of Windsor. Keywords: glenplaid, glen, plaid, glen plaid, check, squares, checks, checkered, checquered, plaids, Prince of Wales plaid, district check, prince of wales, jackets, sports, sports jackets, blazer, blazers, suit, suits, mens, plaid suit, check suit, prince of wales suit, plaid jacket, check jacket, prince of wales jacket, coat, coats, hunting jacket, plaid hunting jacket, check hunting jacket [Top]

  • How do I know if MySuitShop is for me? Read what previous customers have to say about the service and the clothing they have received from MySuitShop.com Or, feel free to make your own comments. We may even post your comments on MySuitShop.com. [Top]

  • What is difference between "Slim or Snug Fit", "Athletic Cut" and "Full Fit"? A snug fit garment fits close to the body and follows the bodys curves. This is similar to the cut and shape of jackets of the 50s and 60s and very British in proportion with narrower armholes and sleeves. This is more suited to the very slim and lanky physiques
    An athletic fit is wider at the shoulders and has more of an hourglass shape, narrowing at the waist for a steeper drop and then following the curvature of the hips more like an Italian Cut. This is perfect for the well built body and the accent to the shoulders is well suited to those with wider shoulders and narrower tighter torsos.
    A full cut drapes and flows over the body and minimizes the curves of the body. This is ideal for larger more substantial or Big and Tall physiques. [Top]

  • How do I best take sizes? With clothes on or without any clothes on? Ours is a very comprehensive form that can be used for all garments, including shirts, suits, pants etc.
    Two dimensional measurements such as lengths, shoulder widths etc can be taken off another piece of clothing that fits well but three dimensional measurements such as chest circumference, stomach etc should be taken off the body.
    Please use the video tutorials on the forms to see how best the measurements should be taken.
    When taking Measurements, we would recommend a thin shirt or t-shirt and a well fitting pair of pants be worn.
    Please do not take measurements wearing a jacket or jeans or shorts and other such casual clothing.
    Tights, jogging suits, corsets or any other body binding garments should not be worn when taking the sizes.
    For Pants and Trousers measurements, ideally the pants you wear when taking the measurements should sit exactly where you would like your custom pants to sit if these are being ordered. Bear in mind the position of the pants waist band on the waist at the sides, front and back as required when taking the measurements for the pants outseam and U-crotch.
    Jacket lengths do not necessarily have to conform to the second knuckle on the thumb since some have long arms and others short arms as well as styles selected also make a difference. Ideally the standard jacket length should cover at least the buttocks at the back and the crotch in the front.
    Do not take the neck size of shirts tightly or snugly. Make sure a finger is kept between the tape and the body for comfort allowance for the collar.
    We do not prefer using off the rack measurements for custom clothing..for obvious reasons!
    When submitting shirt sleeve lengths, do not submit half shoulder and sleeve length as sleeve length is generally understood specially in the USA. Please measure sleeve length from the top of the shoulder to the length desired as is described in the measurements forms.
    For your convenience, each measurement requirement for each kind of garment is indicated using icons so that those minimal sizes get submitted as necessary, with your order. [Top]

  • What is button stance? On Jackets, Blazers and Coats the position where the first button starts on the chest is called a button stance. This is usually defined as a standard, low, or high button stance. A low button stance essentially means a longer gorge and a high button stance essentially means a higher gorge on suits and coats. [Top]

  • I want corporate logo, personal logo on the garments I Order. May we confirm that we can monogramme or embroider corporate logos on shirts and jackets per your preference.
    For us to be able to offer a competitive price for the work, please be kind enough to email us the style of shirt or jacket that you wish to order, the number of pieces you would like to order and a digital image of the logo you wish to have placed on the garments.
    The image can be sent to us as a Jpeg file format which ends in the extension .jpg and is of no larger than 100 kb and should multiple images be sent, please zip them before transmission to make for easier uploads and downloads.
    Please let us know the colours, back ground colours if any and the location and size of the logo as well.
    Once confirmed, we would forward to you a price quote and request any additional details as necessary. [Top]

  • I am a woman, but I like mens style shirts or suits. How do I order this ? May we confirm that womens shirts or suits can be ordered in mens styles at no extra charge. You can either select the styles that are more masculine from the womens categories or you can select mens styles from the mens categories. If the styles are selected from the mens categories, please use the special request section of the order placement process to indicate that the styles although selected for men, the custom garment should be made in the mens style but for a woman´s wear. Measurements would need to be set up by logging into the MyAccounts section using your email address and then using the links provided within the MyAccounts area provided for this purpose. Please use the womens measurements forms for the size submission to ensure that the proportioning of the garments are done for a female physique even though the style is a mens style. [Top]

  • What are the materials and Items used in suit making?
    Body CanvassThere are basically 2 types of canvass used, each type has a like medium & hard grade. Depending on the original consultation & the cloth, this would depend on what canvass would be used & what grade. The basic 2 grades used are woolen canvass & lining canvass
    Hair Cloth
    There are several different types of hair cloth used of numerous grades. We personally use about 10 different grades depending on the construction of the coat & the weight of the cloth, shall we say for simplicity number 1 grade is very lightweight number 2 is slightly heavier & number 10 is obviously the heaviest. Again, taking the cloth & the customers original consultation into account we would choose the most appropriate hair cloth.
    This is a fine cloth used to cover the hair cloth over the canvass stopping the hair cloth coming through the canvass & cloth. Some of the older tailors still do not use Domette but prefer using felt (please advise these tailors that cloth has changed in the last decade. Customer don’t just want to look good but also feel good in what they are wearing).
    Body Lining
    There are dozens of types of body lining to choose from, again depending on the original consultation you may choose to have a pure silk lining or one of those below -
  • Acetate Poult - Black, White, Ivory and Greige
  • Acetate Microfibre Lining
  • Acetate/Bemberg Lining
  • Acetate/Viscose Satin Lining
  • Bemberg 100% Ponginette Lining
  • Bemberg Taffeta Shot Lining
  • Bemberg Twill Lining
  • Silk/Viscose Linings
  • Viscose/Acetate Shot Twill Lining
  • Viscose Rayon Heavy Twill - Military Cols.
  • Viscose S/L Regency Stripes
  • Viscose Satin Lining - Tailoring shades
  • Viscose Twill Lining Ermazine Lining – Viscose
  • Coloured Linings
    There are several types of linen, again this would depend on the cloth. The linen is commonly used on the backing of the pockets for strength & in the cuffs where the button holes & the buttons are sewn. It can also be used at the bottom of the jacket, on the back neck & on the back syes.
    There are several different types & grades & also colours. We prefer to generally use a medium weight pocketing with matching colour to the garment. More information on request as I have a personal fettish on pocketing.
    Collar Melton
    This can be found under your collar, it is the felt like cloth which is one of 2 pieces to complete the under collar (Collar Canvass being the second part). This should always be cut on the bias & generally be of similar colour to the cloth. This is not to say you could not use a red colour melton on a blue or black jacket & create a feature of it.
    Collar Canvass
    There are basically 3 types of collar canvass, type 1 is a linen canvass cut on the bias generally used by Anderson & Sheppard (Savile Row). This creates a very soft collar, unfortunately it can also look a little messy in my opinion if done wrong. Type 2 is a medium grade canvass which is much stiffer & type 3 is a slightly harder canvass from type 2.When trying a garment on for the first time, generally it will look brownish in colour on your fitting, this is the collar canvass.
    Stay Tape (Linen)
    Stay tape is used on the front edges of the coat, generally it would be made from linen. It is to help the front edges not to stretch or twist & should always be sewn on by hand. You will probably never see this as the facings would be sewn on for your next fitting.
    Sleeve Head Wadding
    This is a pre-made wadding specifically used to go around the sleeve head when finished. It is sleeve head wadding that gives the roundness to a sleeve around your shoulders. In 22 years of tailoring, only 1 company does not use this method – Anderson & Sheppard who uses a small piece of domette cut on the bias with a small strip of wadding inside & folded thus giving the soft round shoulders & sleeve head which have made Anderson & Sheppard famous.
    Shoulder Pads
    As a company we have a choice of over 5000 shoulder pads, we have chosen to use 3 pads that are made exclusively for us & re modeled by each of our tailor to our individual requirements. Again, Anderson & Sheppard do not use (well they didn’t use, not saying they don’t now use….. but not saying they don’t use shoulder pads) to simply say they use wadding covered by a piece of lining which they call a ‘shoulder pad’ giving that soft shoulder look.
    Button Twist
    Button twist is used to make button holes, there a thousands of colours, but generally most tailors will only use 1 or 2 makes for the simple reason of quality of twist.
    Button Gimp
    This is used when making button holes. The gimp is placed along the button hole & the button twist is sewn around the gimp giving the button hole a slightly stiffer finish. There are several different grades of gimp.
    Sewing Silk
    Sewing silk is used on hand sewing, your linings will be sewn with sewing silk, the under collar where the melton attaches itself to the cloth is also sewn with sewing silk, but can also be used to sew shoulders & sleeves by hand. [Top]

  • What is Super 100s, 110s, 120s, 130s, 150s, and 180s? It represents the fineness of the yarn in the fabric. The higher the number the higher the fineness. The yarn number for cotton yarns is based on the number of 840-yard hanks in a pound. The convention for indicating plies resembles that for wool. Two-ply 20s would be written 2/20s or 20/2, and would be twice the weight, length for length, of single ply 20s yarn. [Top]

  • What is SEERSUCKER? A fabric usually a narrow striped cotton with alternate stripes crinkled in the weaving that has a Crepe-stripe effect. Colored stripes are often used alternating with white. The fabric has a matte surface. Seersucker comes in light, and medium to heavy weights. The woven crinkle is produced by alternating slack and tight yarns in the warp. This effect is permanent. Some seersucker cloths may be produced by pressing/ironing or a chemical treatment, which is unlikely to be permanent. Seersucker is also called plisse. It is Durable, gives good service and wear and especially excellent for very hot summers. It can be laundered without having to iron. Essentially it is wrinkle resistant by nature. It can also be bleached, yarn dyed, or printed. Some seersuckers come in a check or plaid effect as well. Seersucker has many uses: Summer suits for men, women, and children, coats, uniforms, trims, nightwear, all kinds of sportswear, dresses, blouses, children´s wear of all kinds, curtains, bedspreads, slipcovers etc.
    Since we do not stock seersucker in our inventory, please email us if this cloth is a requirement and we would be happy to source it from our suppliers. Generally, colours such as light blue on white, navy on white, black on white and grey and white are fairly easily available. [Top]


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