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Men’s Suits Edition – Men’s News Monday

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Jeffrey K. Hill – Running for Charleston District 6 Special Election – City Council
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Welcome to the Men’s Suits Edition of Men’s News Monday. We dive straight into a video highlighting one of the primary fabrics in fine custom men’s suits – wool. Explore styles in men’s wedding wear. Watch how not to wear a suit with a SNL skit video. Then a video on how to pack suits in luggage for the road warrior. Finally, stepping away from suits to making impact of a different kind, we visit the honor lists at the Oregon Sports Awards, and the Portland Business Journal’s 40 under 40 – top young, local business stars.

Understanding Men’s Suits – Wool Suit Fabric – Presented by

Presented by High quality men’s suits are made from wool. Wool fabric has embedded itself in the apparel industry as a luxury fabric without equal because of its resiliency, physical attractiveness, insulating ability, and durab…

Mens Wedding Suits and their selection – Men Wedding Suits

Mens Wedding Suits are far more expensive than women clothing, so buying a new outfit for every special occasion is often impractical. Suits that are slightly modified into the wedding versions are sure to make you look sizzling on your …

Publish Date: 01/31/2011 22:05

Nicki Minaj a Hit on Saturday Night Live |

Nicki Minaj nails a video short and skit on SNL Saturday night // Nicki Minaj was one of this week’s guests on Saturday night live. Complete with her …

Publish Date: 01/30/2011 9:11

Fashion Advice : How to Pack a Man’s Suit

When packing a man’s suit, leave the sleeve’s inside, bring the shoulders out and roll the pants. Pack a man’s suit and avoid getting it wrinkled with advice from an etiquette consultant in this free video on clothing and fashion tips. Expert: Gabrie…

Ducks Among Winners At Oregon Sports Awards – Sports News Story

Among the other winners were Ndamukong Suh, a Portland native who plays for the Detroit Lions, and Mariel Zagunis, a two-time Olympic gold medal-winning fencer. Oregon track standouts Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen were honored with …

Publish Date: 01/31/2011 7:39

Portland Business Journal Names 2011 40 Under 40 | ThePortlander

The Portland Business Journal has announced their 2011 list of 40 young business stars under the age of 40. An award receptions is scheduled for February 18th, 2011.

Publish Date: 01/18/2011 15:26

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Getting Great Alterations in Portland

Although on the label a certain piece of clothing may purport to be your size unless it is actually tailored to your specific measurements it is unlikely to fit absolutely perfectly. Finding a good tailor in this day and age can be something of a challenge. For those living in the Portland and Vancouver, Washington areas seeking clothing alterations Portland itself  has several options available but they are not all created the same.

Anyone can take a few measurements and many people have basic sewing skills but it takes a real professional to alter a garment to fit a client perfectly. It can be rather galling to pay good money to have an item of clothing altered only to have it returned to you still not quite fitting correctly. Occasionally a bad tailor will blame their substandard workmanship on a client’s “unusual” body type or the particular fabric the garment is made from but neither is a good excuse.

Most people have an item or clothing or two in their closet that is still perfectly serviceable and would still look great when worn if only a hem could be let down a little or the waist taken in half an inch. Such alterations are a cinch for an expert tailor, the only problem is finding such a person.

Exactly how does one go about finding a great place to get alterations, Portland based or located elsewhere? Possibly the best place to go is the best clothing store in town. If an establishment is really interested in gaining (and maintaining) a reputation for quality then you can be fairly certain that they retain a good tailor on staff to ensure that garments they sell fit correctly and the customer is satisfied. They will also usually be more than willing to tailor older garments to your specifications as well.

At Este’s Men’s Clothing Store we are proud that we have the finest tailors to be found in Portland and we share their services with our clients, to alter both their formal and casual clothing.