A Publication of Bavender Custom Clothiers
February 2013



 "The way to expand our lives is to model the lives of those people who are already succeeding."


-Tony Robbins








Kingford Bavender
Certified Master Custom Clothier


Looking for those essential suit details that create a strong, professional impression? Here's how to build the basics of a power suit. Combine these components when you want a suit that creates an image of strength every time you wear it.


Start with dark, traditional fabric in navy or gray. Add chalk stripes or pinstripes to the weave. For a personalized touch, consider peak lapels over notched lapels, and make sure the shoulders are strong and perfectly placed.


Many power suits successfully use two-button or three-button coats, but you may want to consider a double-breasted coat. A vest also reinforces the strength of the image. A double-breasted coat with a vest underneath may not be appropriate for every occasion, but the combination is undeniable in its impact.


Once you've chosen the basics, turn your attention to the cut of the suit. The fit is of utmost importance-no one looks powerful in poorly fitting clothing. Your suit coat should allow �" to �" of your shirt sleeve to show, and should give a similar glimpse of your shirt collar.


Add the final touch of power by choosing a high-quality tie that fits your personality and style and a coordinating pocket square, and you'll find that you've created a power suit worthy of the title.


The type of fibers in the socks you wear can have a big difference in how comfortable you feel. Here is the scoop on several common choices:


COTTON is affordable and easy to find in a wide variety of colors. Although cotton does not wick moisture away like wool or linen, it is comfortable and cushiony. Socks woven from Sea-island cotton, with its long-staple fiber, offer a soft, silky feel.


WOOL is available in a variety of thicknesses, including heavier socks for warmth during cooler weather. Modern wools are itch-free and smooth, while still providing the insulation and breathability that make wool a timeless favorite.


CASHMERE delivers the ultimate in sock luxury. The lightweight fibers warm without adding bulk, giving you a good fit and unsurpassed comfort.


BLENDS combine the attributes of two types of fibers. Supplementing natural fibers with small amounts of spandex often gives socks better elasticity without sacrificing breathability.

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