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Reveal The Runway

Posted by Team InStitchu on May 16, 2018 3:40:35 PM

As strange as it is to say that we are almost halfway through the year, a sure sign of this is when Sydney Fashion Week pops its head around the corner. Across the city, bloggers, designers, stylists and fashion fanatics are tuning in this week to get the first peek of what’s trending for the second half of 2018.

Although the runway is often seen as the mecca of what’s up and coming in the next season, often it’s not the exact depiction of the trends we are going to be seeing in the streets—Shakespeare shirts and tent pants are not on our wardrobe radar. 

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Topics: menstyle, Suits, institchustyle, Advice

Cinco de...Uh Oh

Posted by Team InStitchu on Apr 30, 2018 1:09:28 PM

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo...a pocket guide on how to get those stubborn sauce stains out from your suit and shirt.
Cinco de Mayo...as with many celebrations around the world, the true root and meaning to the calendar event is often lost by an unpreventable wave of commercialism and any excuse to eat and drink in excess consumption, so let’s provide a brief recap on history before we dive into the goods. Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5th, where the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

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Topics: menswear, Advice

Suit Your Shape

Posted by Team InStitchu on Apr 10, 2018 1:10:42 PM

Throughout your years, you are going to meet some men who love to play sport, others that play golf, some that smoke cigars, some who had their growth spurt at age thirteen, and others that never had a growth spurt at all—all in all, in your long and hopefully wonderful lifetime, you are going to encounter men of different lifestyles, genetics, and resultantly—body shapes.

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Topics: Insider, menstyle, Advice

The Smart Suitcase - Our Stylist's tips and tricks for packing smart this Easter Weekend.

Posted by Team InStitchu on Mar 28, 2018 10:34:01 AM

Well here you have it, you can stop glancing at the clock now, in fact, this may hopefully be one of the last emails you look at before your long weekend officially begins. During your last few hours of work, we know that your mind is most likely a mirage of sunshine, road trips and beers, but we also know that there's a little nagging portion of your brain that is diverted to the empty suitcase that's currently sitting in your room—yes, the one that you have dutifully ignored for the past week and a half. No, we are not mind readers, we just understand the habits of our general male readership very well.

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Topics: Advice, travel

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