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Alpha loves wearing suits. Nothing makes him feel more confident and sexy than a great fitting suit. A man's suit is the modern day equivalent of a suit of armor-- the same 'don't eff with me' because 'I am the man and I have panache'! Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses the various elements that make a suit high-end and talks about how to obtain the look for less.

Times are tough, but every man needs a great fitting suit in his arsenal. Do you need to spend $1,000s on a suit? No, that's absurd. Subtle, simple details distinguish the luxury feel of the suit. You can spend a few hundred dollars to create luxury look.

Createthe Luxury Suit on a Budget

  1. Suit fabric - the suit fabric ultimately determines how the suit wears and performs in the long run. Only invest in 100% wool suits. Do not invest in synthetic suits. Wool has different rating system from super 100 up to super 250. The higher the rating, the thinner the thread, which translates into a luxurious feeling.
  2. Suit jacket's chest piece - canvas between outer and inner layer that gives the suit it's shape. On occasion, cheap suits don't pre-shrink this which can produce puckers after dry-cleaning. Also, is the chest piece fused or sewn in? Gluing it in, the chest piece can shift over time and it won't wear as well. Make sure that the chest piece is sewn in. Alpha demonstrates the simple test at the pocket..
  3. The vents - you need double or side vents that look like a 'butt flap'. When you buy a suit, there's a white stitched 'x' on each vent. Do not wear your suit with at stitch still in place! Take it out!
  4. Details - stitching in the higher end exists along the edge of the lapel. This hand-stitching separates higher end. You can have that stitching added in. Functioning buttonholes also are a detail.
  5. Suit fit - the most important and crucial aspect of the suit you're buying. Alpha would take the cheaper fitted suit than the poorly fitting high-end suit. Alpha demonstrates wearing two different suit fits.

Past Topics

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Can You Wear a Women's Blazer?  -
July 23, 2012
Although more options and better prices are available, women's blazers are not optimal for men. Aaron Marino of alpha m. explains why. Blending women's and men's clothes is not feasible due to structural differences, proportions, and buttoning opposite. If you are looking for a new sport coat,  search online after getting a tailor's measurement.  After you receive the item, take the jacket back Read More»
Style Trend | Cropped and Short Suit Jackets  -
July 10, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses the incredibly cropped and short trend in men's sport coat and suit jackets. These types of jackets will be found in high end men's stores and boutiques. This short jacket is a whole new realm of over-the-top, trendy, and really forward. Aaron recommends not spending money on it as you want style that will sustain 5-years from now. The standard classic sport coasRead More»
Garment Rack | Hanging Clothes -
July 6, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. demonstrates a men's garment rack. He explains the rack's usage: portable, quick assembly, inexpensive (around $10), and convenient. You can hang volumes of clothes when you have limited space. You can also hang so you can grab-and-go without ironing. The garment rack may be your best men's fashion and men's style solution. Read More»
Alpha M. Travel Packing Tip | Garment Bag -
July 4, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. displays his methods for wrinkle-free packing and traveling with suits, dress shirts, slacks, and sports coats. Generally when you use a garment bag, the items don't need to be ironed when you arriving at your destination. Aaron demonstrates unzipping the bag, compartments for shoes & belts, secret compartments for underwear, and the hook area for hanging your clothes.Read More»

Types of Men's Jacket Lapels | Notched, Peaked, Shawl -
June 18, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses three types of men's jacket lapels and details about each. Should a guy go with a notched, peaked or shawl lapel? The most standard in single breasted jacket is the notched lapel for the past 70 years. The peaked lapel is the go-to option for the double breasted jacket. Are double breasted jackets coming back in style? Yes, and peaked lapels are synonymous with dRead More»
De-stinking Thift Store Clothes | Bargain and Budget Shopping -
June 7, 2012
Aaron Marino of alpha m. gives tips about how to get rid of the odor in men's clothing from thrift stores. Aaron enjoys shopping for sport coats and jackets that with a little tailoring will work well. Laundering clothes other than suits and sport coats will work fine. The options for suits and sport coats are enzyme deodorizing sprays. Used car dealers use enzyme sprays to get the smell of cigareRead More»
Custom Men's Shirt Options | Color and Cuff -
June 6, 2012
Modern Tailor alpham10 Are you overwhelmed with choices regarding men's custom shirts? Aaron Marino of alpha m. helps with sorting out alternatives. In regard of contrasting color and cuff, Aaron sticks with a classic, solid shirt. If you want to play around with contrasting, the placket could be a subtle hint of color which is not as blatant as contrasting color and cuff. If you are looking at FrRead More»
Breaking Down the Jacket | Mens Jackets and Blazers -
May 24, 2012
As most of us know, not all suit jackets, sport jackets, and blazers are created equal.  Today's jackets offer an assortment of features that give them distinctiveness and diversity; providing choices that promote the wearer's individuality. Although there are basic style rules that apply to each type of jacket, the range of features add variety and personality to one of our wardrobe staples.  TRead More»
My Pants Are Tight | Are Your Pants Too Small?  -
May 18, 2012
How can you tell that your men's pants are too small? Aaron Marino of alpha m. shares a pair of pants he bought online, and they are incredibly small. Alpha's tailor said that sizes for pants in the store don't correlate with the actual waist size (for example, Aaron's actual size 30 is a 31 -32 in the store). The online store actually sent a legit size 30 to Aaron. Once the tailor altered the midRead More»

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