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What’s in a name?

On naming my label- The Maroon Suit & being known as TMS. My friends from the media, celebrities, clients, and everybody I know have always had a huge inclination towards asking me why “The Maroon Suit”. What’s the story? Did you see a man wearing a Maroon Suit? Did you want to own one? Though these are the most basic assumptions, it had gone to a level where my known ones would come up with emotional and believable stories with hopes of decoding the name on their own. Curiosity, I tell you. However- my reason is just like my label’s name, simple with ounces of passion. My age-old romance with the color probably started when I was a rather introverted child and owning anything maroon would make me feel unique and powerful like never before. I am from India and be it marriages, the interiors of India or just my father’s maroon watch strap- I had maroon everywhere and I absolutely admired it. It wasn’t Red or Brown- but only Maroon which made me feel a sense of simplicity with a touch of regal sophistication. Think about it, isn’t it just the most supreme? So naturally, when I decided to embark on the journey of my first ever label- my inspiration “Maroon” had to be in it! Moreover, I had a strong vision on having a direct first impression about my couture through my label’s name and hence within a few seconds (probably the shortest time frame ever), I concluded on “THE MAROON SUIT”. Contrary to perception, leaning on to the acronym TMS wasn’t an accident. It was a strategic move to the future with delicately embossed initials on our products in a short yet impactful way. And so my childhood talisman, “Maroon” and I made TMS- The Maroon Suit together and we lived happily ever after!

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Chandan Gandhi
Founder/Owner- TMS The Maroon Suit

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Time to Suit-Up

The Right Suit has a way of charming a man’s persona or errr.. destructing it. From his school passing out ceremony to his daughter’s wedding day, a man adorns a suit to all his major life milestones. And yet, most men confess to buying their suits purely on their look/color and seldom on their functionality. If you are reading this blog, chances are pretty big that you are amongst one of ‘em. So, go ahead and indulge yourself in a TMS detailed guide, designed for a suit novice with a raging fire to know it all.

The Basics FTD (For the Day) – Contrary to popular perception suits don’t really need an occasion or so was made possible, by the “lounge suits”. Though rarely heard of Lounge suits are still eloquently penned on invitations — ceremonies, functions and social events like the races. To understand further, lounge suits are your modern two-piece suit, typically single-breast with streamline lapels in a neutral earthen colour– charcoal, brown and black. Business Meetings– Can you even imagine a businessman without a suit? With such significance, it is of utmost importance to pick the right suit. In most scenarios, a “business suit” could mean one thing for men: matched suits in sober colors and a crisp fit. While picking your deal-breaking outfit, look out for dark suits to indicate power and authority, while they can be further highlighted with a pinstripe. Romantic Date: If the occasion is romance, the dinner jacket is ideal and the options are almost endless. An age-old formula’, you can team up your black velvet dinner jacket with trousers made from an alternate fabric, jeans or striped pants. High Profile Evenings Think get-togethers, cocktail parties & think no further than a tuxedo to match the flamboyance of the event. What’s the difference between a tuxedo and a suit, you ask? It is the presence of satin. Typically tuxedos have satin facing on the lapels, buttons, pocket trim, and a satin side stripe down the leg of the trousers. Moreover, tuxedo shirts often have a pleated chest, called a bib or bosom. Special Note: Pocket squares, cummerbunds and bow ties should only be worn with a tuxedo and not the suit. While the above information will see you ready for most occasions, we thought of adding a dash of body-wise basics to help you pick the right fit for any suit. 1. For a man with an average height– For a smaller upper torso, a single button jacket/ suit will certainly look great on you! 2. For a Tall man – Always go for a two buttoned jacket as it helps to cover out the upper torso and make your entire physique look more proportionate.

We sincerely hope this feature helps.
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Chandan Gandhi
Founder/Owner- TMS The Maroon Suit

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Four parts of a suit you must know

“The Lapels on a tuxedo should be peaked and the left lapel should have a working buttonhole so that a boutonnière may be worn.” Did you just think, say what? As exciting as purchasing a new suit could be, most of us “pretend” to nod our heads to understanding these terms. As tough as these words sound are, a significant part of what makes a suit look good on a man are these very “confusing” terms and hence, you must know them. So, here’s our comprehensive crash course to get you acquainted with four basic but important parts of a suit. Parts Lapel (Pronounced as Laa-Pel) Referring to the two flaps that are on each side of the jacket of a suit, a Lapel is right below the collar that is folded back on either side of the front opening. There are three main types of suit lapels: notched, peaked and shawl. Sleeve Buttons: Functional or not, the sleeve add intricate detailing to the suit jackets. Pocket:Formally known as the jacket breast pocket, a pocket is on the left side of the chest. • Types of Pocket • The flap pocket adds girth on the hip, while the slit pocket gives a slimmer look. • The jetted pocket is on the dressier side and is thus found on the tuxedo. Side Suit Vents: Suit jackets may or may not have a vent or slit in the lower back portion. The three options for vents in a suit jacket are: • No Vent – This style is more fitted. However, as a con when you put your hands in your pockets or sit down – the jacket creases and bunches up in the back. • Single Vent – These openings are to give a man room for flexibility and extra mobility- to freely move. • Double or Two-Sided Vent – Allows for more fluid movement. The flap comes up when you sit or put your hands in your pockets – preventing the jacket from creasing and keeps the backside covered. Here’s hoping these blogs will help you enjoy the functionality of these parts to the best of your advantage

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Chandan Gandhi
Founder/Owner- TMS The Maroon Suit