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The Strong Impact Of Colours

Have you ever stopped to think about the colour of your clothes? When shopping for clothes, you’re probably processing 2-3 pieces per second until one of them absolutely stands out and makes you want to try it on. Colours play an important role while shopping for new clothes. Let’s understand the impact of colours better and why they play a vital role on a daily basis in our lives.

Finding the right shade for the right season

It is suggested that certain colour palettes are best suited for particular seasons of the year. During winters, it is better to wear colours that are sharp and clear. White, black, navy blue, and red, all look easy on the eyes. Summers are all about bright colour palettes. For lighter colours, icy tones are preferable to pastels. Avoid tones like beige, orange and gold. 

Colour Wheel to the rescueA colour wheel often comes to the rescue when you’re in a dire need to save a fashion mishap. After observing a colour wheel, we can see that there are 12 main colours ranging from red to violet, green to yellow, and all the way back to blue to red.These are basic colours that can be referred to as hues. Upon addition of black or white to any one of these hues, the range of colors that can be derived is virtually endless. The trick is in understanding the position of each colour on the wheel, how close or far apart they are is what makes them easy or difficult to coordinate.

Colour Combinations for Casual Style

Casual colours usually don’t make us dive into a state of excitement, but they’re likely to be easy on the eyes. Build your casual collection by adding bright colours such as shades of orange and green. These look good with the Indian skin tone and are also different from the white, blue and black that most men wear. Try wearing your blue denim or cotton shorts with a bright toned tee and white trainers. Simple but effective. You will see how much the colours pop and compliment each other.

Monochrome never goes out of fashion

A monotone chromatic colour scheme is simple and always  stays in trend. Take one particular shade and adopt 2-3 variations of that colour, creating an impact with the hue. Attempt to experiment with dark and light shades. The main ingredient is the pairing of the tint and the shade. Since the colours are similar, there is more room to differentiate by adding texture and layering. 

Colours and colour combinations are an important aspect of fashion and menswear. They add variety, personality and fun to your closet. If you are ever in doubt, pick a colour and don’t be hesitant to play around with the tint and shade.

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Men’s style guide to dress trousers

Trousers are one of the essential elements of any outfit. They serve as the anchor to your entire outfit. Getting the fit and style of your trousers right has a huge effect on your look. While shopping for trousers make sure that they fit you perfectly, the colour of the pants complements your skin and mostly that the style of the pants matches your age and body shape. Here is our guide on how to choose the right trouser.
Formal Wear:
Having the right ensemble for work is of the utmost importance as your look determines the way people will respond to you. Your dress trousers should have a single defined crease on each side of the pant. Dress Trousers come in two popular styles: pleated and flat front.

Pleated Trousers:
A pleat is a fold in the fabric sewn beneath the waistband on the front of a pair of trousers. Pleated pants are worn on the waist. Men with large thick thighs should opt for one or two pleats as they provide more room and are more comfortable while sitting but if you have a slim frame then stay away from pleated pants as they make your torso seem bulky.

Pleated Trousers

Flat Front:
If you prefer a well-fitted pant then flat front trousers are the just the thing for you. These trousers are a good choice for office wear as it is both comfortable and fashionable. These pants are worn on the hips. Slimmer individuals should opt for these types of trousers.

Flat Front Trousers

Chinos:
Chinos or cotton trousers can be worn to formal as well as casual events. The material used in these pants are lightweight cotton which makes them comfortable to wear. Therefore, it is considered as a semi-formal look in most office environments. Your Chinos should be comfortable to wear. For a formal attire, throw on a blazer over a light shirt and swap your sneakers for brogues giving you a more sharper look. The best chino pants come in a simple colour like beige, navy or black.

Formal Attire

Whether you are searching for a formal pair or a casual pair, make sure that they are well fitted. Pants determine whether your body appears tall or short. A well-fitted trouser is a piece of art. Let us know your thoughts and views about this article. Do follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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5 reasons why you should choose “Ready Made Formal Wear”

Men often get stumped by the choices – readymade or tailor made – when it comes to formal wear. While the people who swear by tailor-made clothes will always have something against them, we’re here to break the myths and the reputation surrounding readymade clothes.

So here are 5 reasons why Ready Made Formal wear is definitely an option to consider!

1) Wide Variety of Designs
Choosing the right make of fabric and design can be a daunting task when selecting fabrics for formal wear. This trouble is more or less avoided when one opts for readymade outfits since they are updated with every season, keeping in mind current fashion trends. Age old patterns like checkered, pinstripes for shirts are always re-invented and given a contemporary look. So all you have to do is choose a style that suits your taste!

2) Made for Everyone.
Manufacturers have realised the importance of customizing for the masses, and for this, they have introduced various fits in shirts, trousers and other items of clothing. Shirts are now available in styles such as Slim Fit and Regular Fit and are comfortable and accentuate your body type in the most subtle way possible.

3) Lower Wait Times – Perfect for those in a hurry
While nothing can come close to bespoke suits that are crafted to meet each and every minute detail specified by you, you will often come across moments in life when you require something very fast. The long process of getting yourself a custom-made suit just won’t cut it for you. Then what?! Cancel Events? NO! A readymade suit with minor alterations can do the trick!

4) Know exactly what you’re getting
While for a lot of men, the wait might not be a huge deal, fair enough! But let’s not forget about the fact that, there will always be a level of uncertainty of how the clothes will turn out to be after they are stitched. While a lot of people may have trusted tailors that they have known for years, some may move cities or localities and end up hunting for a tailor that suits them again. If you find yourself in a situation like this, walk into one of our Siyaram’s Store and experience our Tailor Fit services for clothes with an exemplary fit.
If time is the enemy, opt for something off the rack. With readymade clothes, one knows what exactly he is getting and there is always someone at the store who will give you an opinion about the choice you are making.

5) Economical
Last but not the least, contrary to popular belief, readymade clothes are not more expensive than bespoke wear. If nothing, it is usually cheaper or at par with your tailor-made formal outfits. Investing in yourself is one of the most important things and, spending your hard earned money wisely is of utmost importance.
So these were a few reasons to prefer readymade formal wear over a custom stitched one. However, at the same time we need to understand that readymade clothing also cannot be trusted blindly, hence, it is really important to understand the fabrics of the brand you are making your purchase from.
With Siyaram’s you can get the best of both worlds with the readymade clothing we offer, so you can be sure of receiving the best quality of fabrics, and a bang for your buck! Be sure to check out our range of readymade clothing from J.Hampstead and Oxemberg along with those from our fashion partners Cadini. We have something for everyone.
So where do your preferences lie? Tailor-made or readymade clothes. Let us know on our Facebook page!

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Smart formal wear ideas for each day of the week | Siyaram blog

Very rarely will you come across men who work in offices that do not require them to follow a dress code. For the rest of us, looking fresh and at your stylish best is another challenge altogether. Expanding your style can be tough, and with various options to choose from, picking the right formal wear that is also suitable for the Indian weather can be even harder to master. Let our guide show you the way.

Monday formals for men

Monday

Starting the week off on a good note is very important as it sets the tone for the rest of the week. So let your clothes do the talking for you as you begin the week. Start the week off by opting for bright colours to reflect your mood. Brighter shades of blue or turquoise are good options to start off on a good note. Blue is a cool and calming colour that shows creativity and intelligence. It symbolizes loyalty, strength, wisdom and trust. It is also known to have a calming effect on the psyche.

Tuesday

Tuesday formals for men

Gingham prints are back in style and are widely preferred as a choice for formal wear. They are universally recognised and if paired correctly, can give your outfit a sophisticated look.
A classic red and white Gingham style shirt will accentuate your style. The colour Red is said to represent physical energy, passion, and desire. It symbolizes action, confidence, and courage.

Wednesday formals for men

Wednesday

One of the biggest advantages of being alive in the 21st century is the plethora of pattern options men have to choose from. So why let our formal wear take a backseat with the same old prints and patterns? Striped shirts with different colours can help add to your mood and life. Opting for a blue striped shirt that will ensure that you tackle the midweek blues coolly. Blue is often associated with intelligence, stability, unity, and conservatism. Let your clothes do the talking for your personality.

Thursday

Thursday formals for men

If you think the weekly stress is getting to you and want to feel calm and at peace, opt for a white striped shirt with blue trousers. When paired with brown brogues, this timeless combination will help keep the heat and humidity at bay.  White is said to be a colour of protection and encouragement, offering a sense of peace and calm, comfort and hope, helping alleviate emotional upsets.

Friday formals for men

Friday

Long gone are the days when formal wear meant sticking to dull and boring colours. Opt for a shirt made of a light shade of pink. A little known fact is that pink was originally a colour for men, women gravitated towards it later. As a 21st century man feel free to wear whatever colour you think suits your mood. So don’t be afraid to break the myth and pull of the look with confidence by pairing your shirt with Khaki Trousers. Pink is said to have a calming effect on our emotional energies and can relieve feelings of anger, aggression and neglect.

Saturday

Saturday formals for men

If you’re looking to make a statement and stand outside the crowd then, this is your moment to shine. Opt for a light grey printed shirt with a maroon bowtie to give you a classy vintage look. This outfit can easily be worn to social events that might take place at the end of the day. The colour gray is said to signify conventionalism, dependability and practicality. It is a colour of maturity and responsibility.

Sunday formals for men

Sunday

As the weekend comes to a close, attending social events and outings with the loved ones is important, so looking your best after a tiring week can be daunting to say the least. A black shirt paired with a grey trousers will give you a crisp and classy look. The colour black is said to represent strength, seriousness, power, and authority. Black is a formal, elegant, and prestigious colour. It exudes authority and power. Dressing up in black will ensure you end the week on a powerful note.

So the next time you pick a formal shirt, make sure that you put a little more thought you are since your clothes speak a lot about you. A good shirt will not only make you look stylish it will also add elegance to your final look. Pairing your formal shirts with the right trousers and shoes is equally important. For an in depth guide to the various types of shoes, check out our last blog.
Let us know on our facebook page how what do you think and how would you style your outfits.

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Gentleman’s guide to pant and trouser styles

Every gentleman needs an array of options to choose from when selecting trousers. There are a lot of options to choose from when it comes to pant and trouser styles that are necessary to be a part of your wardrobe. Below are a few that you ought to have.
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Common Mistakes to Avoid While Wearing a Suit

We believe that a suit is the best thing a man can ever wear, but, if not worn right it can result in a complete disaster. Anybody can put on a suit, but a man should know how to wear it perfectly. You don’t need to buy an expensive suit to get it right, just follow a simple list of do’s and don’ts; the basics of putting on a suit.

Never touch over-sized suits (Or even under-sized ones for that matter)
Your suit should be yours. It shouldn’t look like you’ve borrowed one from your dad or you’re trying to squeeze into your brother’s party suit. Your aim is to look smart and polished, something only a perfect suit (your size) will give you. It doesn’t matter if you’re skinny, lean or stout, the suit should fit you perfectly. We suggest you avoid picking one up from a rack and visit a professional tailor instead and see the difference yourself.

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Men’s guide to tailor-made suit style | Siyaram Blog

We love bespoke suits to no extent, and every man wants that one suit which brings out the best in him and sets him apart from the rest. One that can be worn on special occasions or business meetings and will always make heads turn. This reason alone is enough to include a few tailor-made suits in your wardrobe.

A ludicrous fact is that most men who shop for suits end up visiting high-end boutiques and purchase them because of the brand name rather than the quality. Even then, that suit may rarely fit you well. Instead, for those special occasions when something off-the-rack will not do, invest in a tailor-made suit that fits you well.

Classic Stylish Suits

Classic Stylish Suits to suit your style

Let’s make this task easy for you. Follow these simple steps to get your hands on the best piece.

Step 1: Find a Reliable Tailor
Wondering where to find such a tailor? Don’t worry. They can be easily sought in stores where you buy your suit material. For e.g. most Siyaram’s Shops have the Tailor Fit Service where you can get a high-end bespoke suit. If this doesn’t work out, then turn to friends, family and colleagues. Ask around a bit, gather information and pick out the best.

Step 2: Select your Fabric
Right after you’ve found yourself a reliable tailor, the next step is getting fabric. Buy a fabric of your choice. Be sure of your choice. You might want to take a second opinion before the final purchase and the last opinion should be of the tailor. Ensure that you buy enough fabric, and don’t compromise on the quality.

Step 3: Talk to the Tailor
Your tailor will take all the required measurements. Even though the tailor has created numerous suits, it is important to maintain an open communication with him at all phases of your suit’s fabrication. Ask questions, give feedback. In short, be clear about how the final piece will look so that you don’t end up being disappointed. Mention even the tiniest of details like how would you want your suit to fall on your shoulders, waist, shoes, etc.

Step 4: Decide on the Style

How should the suit appear? Should it be two-buttoned or three-buttoned? These little confusions are typical. Gather information about ongoing trends. Search magazines and find what designs are trendy and stylish. Maybe even cut out a magazine image. In case you don’t really follow fashion trends, go for a classic suit. Discuss your requirements with the tailor. A tailor can also tell you what best complements your body type and flatters your size.

Step 5: Customize it

Tailored suits offer great scope for adding personal touches to make your suit look genuine and unique. Discuss these with the tailor to make your suit even more appropriate.

Step 6: Ultimate fitting

The suit is ready now. Meticulously check every minute detail. Don’t be reluctant about asking for little adjustments. Remember, YOU are paying for the suit. Ensure everything fits you in the desired way. The tailor will personally observe each and every bit of the suit to make sure it fits you perfectly, but you should do your bit to be on the safe side. If you are not content with the appearance, you might want the tailor to reconsider some bits. Take along a fashion forward friend that knows about suits to avoid tunnel vision during the various fittings.

Tailored-made Suits

Tailored-made Suits for every formal occasion

And there you have it, the essence of tailored suits- its uniqueness. You wouldn’t need to have it altered several times before it fits you perfectly. All these little perks definitely override buying a popular brand name.

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Wardrobe guide for a Board-Room meeting | Siyaram Blog

The way you dress plays a vital role in how people perceive you, especially when it comes to dressing up for the modern day work place. The one question that bothers us all is ‘What do I wear to work or a meeting?’ There is no definite guideline which is applicable to all, although suits are an ideal option.

Considering the change in today’s workplace, where more and more companies ditch the classic norms of dressing and opt for casuals, getting your dressing right can get a bit knotty at times.

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7 Formal Wardrobe Essentials for Men | Siyaram Blog

Every man is obligated to own at least one set of formal clothing in his lifetime. If bought smartly, it can serve as a good base for building your formal wardrobe. It is said that “Clothes make the man.” This has never been truer than for a formal occasion where the way you dress can impact the way the world looks at you.

Men’s formal wear has always been in talks.Now, there is no formula to dressing well, but following a few simple guidelines can help you stay at the top of your game.

In this blog, we list down a few basic formal wardrobe essentials that every man should own.

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