What you should know about suits.

What you should know about suits:

Do your research, so that your purchase is an educated decision. Some men will live their entire life without owning a tailor made suit. This seems unfair, because a well fitted suit is the one of men’s few luxuries a man gets to experience in their lifetime and is something all men should be able to experience.

Back in the day, a suit was exclusively made from natural fabrics, such as linen, cotton and wool. However in the modern era suits can also be blended with synthetic (man-made) fabrics because of it’s low maintenance and affordable cost.

Polyester is probably the most common synthetic material used in blends to make suits. The reason for this is because it’s strong, shrink resistant and unlikely to stretch, less likely to wrinkle and easy to clean. Unfortunately the synthetic fabrics can’t compare to the natural fabrics when it comes to breathability.

Blending can be done with either natural or manufactured fibers, in a variety of combinations and percentages. In the modern era, polyester is the most blended manufactured fiber because of it’s above mentioned characteristics. We have a couple of wool/polyester blends available for our customers.

What does Super 100’s, 120’s, 150’s mean:

In laymen’s terms, this means thread count. The higher the number the finer the fabric. You will notice that the higher the super number the higher the price tag of the suit. The reason for this is because the higher spun wool is more expensive to produce as it requires more fibers.

About the Lining:

Suit lining is often something our customers don’t think about. Out of sight, out of mind. You don’t usually see the type of lining a person’s suit has, but you can certainly feel it. The lining may seem like an insignificant component of a suit, however it can make or break the quality of a suit. The lining will increase the person’s comfort and will enable the garment to breathe by providing a moisture moving layer. The lining will also allow the garment to move with the body. Lining will also help dictate the way the suit drapes on the wearers body. Don’t forget that lining isn’t just to hide the construction of your suit, but altering your lining can improve luxury and style not to mention protect the outer shell of your suit by creating a barrier between friction and perspiration.

Suit Maintenance:

Make sure that you hang your suit properly in the closet to let the wrinkles fall out. We include a wide shoulder coat hanger with our personalised garment bag with every purchase. This helps preserve the shape and quality of your suit. If you need to, use a soft brush to rid your suit of dust and fluff. Have your suits professionally dry-cleaned, especially if you have a nasty spill at an event, or use your suit on a regular basis. You can wear a suit several times over a period of time without sending it to the cleaners. When you do dry-clean, always take the entire suit, otherwise the suit’s color could start to get mismatched.

In memory of Ronald Close

In the early hours of Sunday, 15th of March 2015 my wife and I received some saddening news. Carla’s ‘Popsie’ had passed away. The end of a lifetime for a wonderful husband, a caring father and a beloved Popsie.  Ronald was an amazing person and made me personally feel like I needed to be a better man every time I left his presence.

In that later months of his life, Ronald struggled speak let alone move. However this didn’t stop him from being a respectful gentleman to those around him.  Despite Popsie’s difficulty to move, he would insist on standing to greet a lady or carry their bags even though they were more capable than he was. When Popsie first entered palliative care he moved slowly around the home  introducing himself to everyone he laid eyes on with the most stern handshake he could muster. Popsie was proof that chivalry still exists, and I for one have never met such a gentlemen.

Ron-cath

There were three qualities in Popsie that always made me smile. 1) Popsie loved to eat his chippies before the family meal, this reminded me so much of my wife. 2) No matter how he felt, or what his circumstance Popsie would never complain. Ever! From this day forth whenever I hear the words “I’m fine thank you” I will always be reminded of Popsie. 3) The love he had for his wife Kath. A few weeks prior to Popsie’s passing Carla and I transported Gran to see him, and to sneak him in his favorite meal. When we entered his room he looked straight through me and Carla as it seemed he only had eyes for Granny. With eyes widened with glee and a smile beaming with love, you could tell that the two were the definition of soul mates. After our visit Popsie turned to me and Carla and said, “thank you for bringing my angel”. I was brought to tears watching Gran and Pops try to kiss each-other goodbye. With all his remaining strength Popsie was able to lean over close enough to receive a kiss on the forehead from Gran. “Good-bye my precious… good-bye my angel”, said repeatedly until their hands eventually separated.

with cj in hospital

Gran spent the last two weeks sleeping next to Popsie whilst he was in care. She insisted that she be next to him as he took his last breath, and that’s exactly how it happened. I told Gran that there was some comfort to be found in the fact that Popsie passed away with his true love by his side. Granny just smiled and said she wouldn’t have it any other way. I have such admiration for Gran and her ability to have stayed so strong throughout this entire ordeal. We’ve lost such a great man, but aren’t we lucky to have had Ronald in our lives.

To our Popsie

To our dearest Ronald, a humbling man you’ve been.

You’ve been the finest gentleman, to that I’ve ever seen.

I will miss you very much, just like all the rest.

We’ll miss you around the dinner table because you were simply just the best!

From your first grandson Grantie, to your darling Brittney Bate.

We were all barracking for you in your fight against ‘the fate’.

I’m sure your biggest worry was how your Kath would cope once you leave.

We all know you’ll be watching over her, giving her comfort as she grieves.

Don’t worry Popsie, we’re here for Granny. So in these words I’ll make a toast.

Just like your surname, we will always keep her Close.

Rest in Peace Ronald

J+C xx

We made a decision prior to Popsie’s death that we would name our finest suit after him. If you wish to view the ‘Ronald’ tuxedo click here.

Hello world!

Welcome to Made With Class, the brother business to Made With Love Bridal.

We’re finally here. We’ve been planning our launch since June 2014 and we’re very excited to finally be up and running.

Our first collection of suits consists of 7 different styles.

  • The Ronald (Tuxedo);
  • The Benjamin;
  • The Timothy;
  • The Vincent;
  • The James;
  • The Christopher; and
  • The Jackson.

Our customers will be able to select from these styles and chose their preferred colour and fabric. If they want to create their own suit from scratch (bespoke suit) they can do that here as well.

You can always emails us with any questions you may have. Just click here for our contact page.