What would they know? – by Polka Dot Bride.

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Creativity of any sort gets me excited and enthusiastic. The energy, the imagination and stickability through all the highs and lows of starting a business and maintaining it, is something to be admired. So it is with excitement that we introduce Carla of Made With Love – based on the Gold Coast. But not only has Carla created her own business making and designing beautiful wedding gowns,  her husband Josh is creating a menswear business Made With Class, in response to  queries from brides for the men in their lives to look equally smart and special on their wedding day. So a one stop shop if you will – clothes for both the bride and the groom in the one place – both with a sense of style and panache. Here’s the story of this dynamic duo.

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A short while ago, you opened a new business – Made with Class – for the groom and groomsmen. What was the concept behind this business?

Well, it started (again) from brides joking that they wished we had a Made with Love for the men in their bridal parties. I would always laugh it off, but when I told my husband – aka best dressed winner of several events – he thought it was a great idea! It’s really exciting to work alongside Josh, and seeing him so passionate about materials and designs inspires me.

What do you offer the men?

Oh, everything that Josh can think of! Suits, custom-made suits, ties, bow ties, suspenders, even socks. If Josh could include the kitchen sink, he would only be too happy to!

Are the suits tailor made?

Absolutely. Josh can recommend suits based on body structure if the men need some help too. Some men find it a daunting experience to be responsible for their own suit but Made with Class makes it an easy and enjoyable experience.

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Do you have a wide variety of fabrics – types and colours to choose from?

Yes. Well, we have the most stylish and practical! Together with the groom, Josh discusses elements such as climate, setting and budget, and what influence each factor should carry. We have merino wool, 100% wool, wool blends, cotton blends and linen. Regarding colours, we have a small collection so far, but we are including more and more colour. Josh has already picked out a maroon coloured suit for The State of Origin games, and I’ve spotted him working on some really striking sets that are sure to be trendsetters.

How long from the first consultation to the deliver of the suit should the groom allow?

We recommend between 4-6 months, beginning with an hour consultation with Josh. Suits are very complicated and we have to ensure they are a perfect fit so we wouldn’t want to have any less time than that.

 

Do you offer accessories for men?

Yes, of course. We have all sorts of ties, bow ties, pocket squares, pins, suspenders and socks too.

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Working side by side with your husband: how do you decompress after a busy day and not talk about work after business hours?

Not very well! But we do try harder on date night to not talk about work; it’s just hard not to talk about it when it’s something that you love and spend most of your time doing. We endeavour to improve…

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BORA BORA!            (Maybe if I say it enough, Josh will get the hint? :)

 

Read entire article from Polka Dot Bride here.

Every man needs a canvas suit

After months of tailor making fused canvas suits, we’re now introducing semi-canvassed and full-canvassed suits to our customers . We’re excited and know our customers will be too – here’s why:

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Our popular fused suits are comfortable on the body and easy on the wallet. They are very popular and keep their shape with the aide of the fusible interlining glued to the fabric. Due to the glue used however, bubbles can sometimes form with over-cleaning on the front of the jacket. Big name brands and budget lines both produce fused suits – and so do we, albeit the classier tailored kind. They are perfect to make a statement at your next race day or sporting event.

Newly introduced are our semi-canvassed and full-canvassed suits. They are more prestigious and constructed more intricately, and only made by master tailors. Instead of glue and interlining fusing, they are made with horsehair canvas sewn into the suit that sits neatly between the wool and lining of your jacket. The canvas provides structure and distributes stress away from tension points, and adds statement to your lapels. In the full-canvas jacket, the canvas runs the vertical length of the front; in the semi-canvas jacket, the canvas runs from the shoulder to the waist of the front. The canvas ensures an excellent fit on the debut outing and looks better with use as it naturally adjusts to your body while maintaining structure.

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Semi-canvassed suits are a perfect balance between excellent craftsmanship and affordability. Because of the skill of the tailor required, they are generally a better style and cut than a fused suit, but less costly than a full-canvas suit. Depending on your budget, you can opt for trendy or classic looks.

Full-canvassed suits are lifetime buys. Even though cheaper options have improved over the years, the full-canvas suit fit is unparalleled in the short and long-term. As such, we recommend a classic look rather than bold or trendy choices.

In the history of suit-making, no one has been known to regret a canvas suit.

MADE WITH LOVE BRIDAL LAUNCHES GROOMSWEAR COLLECTION: MADE WITH CLASS

We’re very honored to have Truly & Madly Blog write such nice things about us!

Below is a little sneak peak of what they had to say about Josh and Carla Hupfeld and Made with Love Bridal and Made With Class Suits.

It’s usually all about the dress, but nope, not this time! Internationally recognised bridal boutique, MADE WITH LOVE  have launched their new Groomswear collection and boy are we impressed! Carla has partnered up with her hubby at their brother business MADE WITH CLASS – to bring us unique, on trend yet distinctive mens line and just like their bridal collections, you can expect high quality, attention to detail and timeless garments!

Check out the snaps below, featuring nothing but class and made with lots of love (hehe), and be sure to visit their online store for more.

Here’s a little background on Made with Love:

“Made with Love Bridal is an internationally recognised bridal boutique based on the Gold Coast and Sydney in Australia. Made with Love Bridal launched 2 years ago in April and has already been invited to New York Fashion Week. They make made-to-measure bridal gowns and post worldwide. Made with Class, brother business to Made with Love Bridal has just launched their tailored made suits and they will be collaborating together. They are a husband and wife team and have a very personal touch to all their customers.

Made with Love Bridal has two collections; Their  first collection consists of an elegant, classic style with a touch of bohemian whereas their second collection oozes sophistication and glamour, giving the bride an original, jaw dropping look on her wedding day. Both Made with Love Bridal and Made with Class are excited for the future and hope to open boutiques all around the world.”

If you want to read the entire blog click here

 

MADE WITH LOVE, CLASS AND STYLE

Click the following link to see what White Magazine had to say about us.

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We’re all about dashing specimens in tailored suits – intricate, hidden elements that become apparent at just the right time. In this styled shoot for Made With Love Bridal’s newest addition to the family – their brother company Made With ClassDream Destination Weddings capture the contours and seamless fits of the designs, evoking a real sense of suave style. There’s a fresh, crisp feel to these garments for both the groom and bride, the rich, deep colours of the suits reflecting the richness of the lace details in the gowns. Subtle details like the contrasting threads in the buttons of the shirts give new life to the idea of groom’s fashion, and we’re loving that the custom designs are making real headway, with the focus shifting from perfecting just the bride’s outfit to ensuring our man also comes up nicely.

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