The InSider

Suiting up for a cause: How InStitchu is supporting World Water Day

Posted by Team InStitchu on Mar 22, 2018 10:19:47 AM



Today, 663M people in the world live without clean drinking water. That means 1 in 10 people lack access to clean water. Imagine not being able to turn on the tap and get a drink of water, or not having access to clean sanitation services. For many people in developing nations, this is an everyday occurrence.

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Topics: Charity

Bin your belts—the future is the Side Tab

Posted by Team InStitchu on Mar 13, 2018 1:32:40 PM

Like pen with paper, champagne with celebrations, tacos with Tuesdays, the belt has iconically been paired with pants throughout fashion’s history. However, what does wearing a belt essentially mean? Wearing a belt means adding an extra accessory to your outfit—unlike the clean pocket square or the helpful cufflinks, the belt is a high maintenance accessory that does not always behave itself. A day in the life of a belt wearer requires tightening, unbuckling, consistently feeding a prong through a loop, the digging of leather into the stomach, and often the unsightly look of your waistband gathering and folding if your pants are on the looser side. This would all be worth it if the belt played a part in accentuating your assets, however, for the George Costanzas of this world, the belt can break up the body and make them look even shorter.

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Topics: style, Suits, Advice

The doors have opened for InStitchu's very first Weddings Showroom!

Posted by Team InStitchu on Mar 8, 2018 3:57:18 PM


 Get your garments ready–it’s officially weddings season, and what better way to ring in the love than by opening our very first Weddings Showroom in Sydney!

Last night, InStitchu celebrated the opening of our Clarence Street Weddings Showroom–a Showroom dedicated to fitting Grooms and Groomsmen so that they can walk proudly down the aisle (and make their Brides fall even more in love with them as they sport their new custom, tailored InStitchu suits, of course).

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Topics: Advice

The Balancing Act of Perfecting the Pink Shirt

Posted by Team InStitchu on Mar 5, 2018 1:42:13 PM

Many things in life require the art of balance–the situation in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions. Add too much spice to your signature dish you are cooking, and you will spoil the meal in its entirety, decorate your home with too many plants and ornaments, and the result will be clutter. The same rules of balance and avoiding the over-do apply to dressing well, and in particular, perfecting the art of balance when wearing the pink shirt.

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Topics: Insider, Advice

Business Casual—Your Way

Posted by Team InStitchu on Feb 22, 2018 3:18:27 PM

With the rapid rise of start-up culture across the world, and a shift from gathering all your style tips from The Wolf of Wall Street, an ascending trend in business casual attire is arriving in office work spaces across the globe, with sprinklings of sneakers and collections of chinos coming to play.

What exactly defines business casual? Business casual would best be described as a style that is less formal than traditional business wear but is still intended to give a professional and businesslike impression in the office. To best work out the equation, think of the 70/30 rule—go for an overall outfit split of 70% business and 30% casual.

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Topics: Insider, Accessories, fashionblog

BIG APPLE SEASON: Seven things to do in New York City as the weather cools down.

Posted by Team InStitchu on Jan 10, 2018 4:28:48 PM

Everyone knows that NYC is the city that never sleeps. Even as the streets are being sprinkled with Christmas snow, that’ s no excuse to stay home, snuggled up in bed. Matter of fact, the winter is our favorite season in the Big Apple, because it gives you an excuse to rug up in your best clothes and hit the town.

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Topics: Advice

How to Dress for a Job Interview in Summer

Posted by Igee Okafor on Jan 5, 2018 9:11:58 AM

It's that time of the season where changes in career moves are being made. Whether you're working on securing a new internship at a start up or a full time position at a Fortune 500 company, we can agree that securing an opportunity is one thing. Figuring out how best to present yourself physically whilst trying to secure that opportunity, is another. 

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Topics: Advice

Dressing Down: The Double-Breasted Blazer

Posted by Igee Okafor on Dec 13, 2017 1:34:19 PM

I often preach the importance of versatility in every article of clothing we wear. By versatility, I mean being able to dress up, or dress down a piece of clothing, whilst also making sure it transcends seasons.

For the longest time, the double-breasted suit/blazer has remained one of the most formal, and prestigious articles of clothing ever constructed. While I appreciate the more ceremonial characteristics of this item of clothing, I'm always looking for unconventional ways to change perspective, so I don't feel restricted or stuck in a personal style rut. In light of demonstrating this, I'm showing that the double-breasted blazer can also work in a more easy going setting. 

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Topics: Advice

New Year's Resolutions: Personal Style Revision

Posted by Igee Okafor on Dec 6, 2017 2:26:40 PM

"New Year, New Me." I'm sure we've all heard those four words before and as cliche as they may sound, sometimes the idea of a new year does necessitate a blank slate.  

I've always been a fan of making New Year's Resolutions. Ever since I was a little boy, it was something that my family made sure I did and it stuck ever since. I believe in having positive goals, putting it out there and trying your best to stick with them.

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Topics: Advice

Dress for Success

Posted by Team InStitchu on Nov 29, 2017 12:43:32 PM

It’s often said that clothes maketh the man, and never is this more the case than when it comes to dressing for our nine-to-five work environment. Many a bloke has failed to ascend the corporate ladder for simply failing to wear the appropriate clobber.

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Topics: Advice