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Planning to Order a Bespoke Suit? Don’t Fall for “Made-to-Measure”


The term bespoke is slowly losing its sheen, as many made-to-measure (MTM) suit companies wrongly use the term to glorify their products. While MTMs enjoy some form of standardization in the patterning and manufacturing processes, bespokes are made entirely from scratch based on customer’s specifications. For those who own or create “true bespoke”, this practice […]

4 Tips to Create Your Own Style Statement: Time to Separate from the Clutter


Fashion, like almost everything in life, has certain rules. The only difference is that you are not supposed to cross the line in most aspects of life, but can always tweak the canons when it comes to styling. The level of bend in fashion standards varies from person to person, and a limited conscience in […]

Belts and Shoes: Which Colors Shall I Choose?


Don’t be confused with belt selection, ever again!   Julia: “Victor, we are getting late.” Victor: “Ya coming, 10 minutes please. Let me quickly put on my charcoal gray suit and burgundy shoes. Ya, these look nice. Ah, belt, well black looks great, but my shoes are burgundy, so maybe I can try brown instead, […]

5 Must-Follow Suit Care Commandments


Tailored suits crafted from premium quality fabrics make a great impression. Although every man would agree with this statement, many are not as concerned with the upkeep of their quality tailored suit. The result: diminished appeal and curtailed lifespan. To help, this post discusses 5 simple suit maintenance tips to ensure that your bespoke suit […]

Personal and Professional Benefits that Suits Bring for You


Hardly anyone can deny the sheer power of a great suit. After all, suits play a big role when it comes to first impressions. Whether it is an important meeting, your first job interview, or simply about being elegant, a good suit positively influences these things in ways you can never imagine. Given this, whether […]

A Comprehensive History of Men’s Suits


The 19th century not only gave us artistic masterpieces such as ‘The Starry Night’ by Vincent Van Gogh, it also marked the transition of intricately-embroidered and jeweled clothing into much simpler attires such as suits. That is the reason the era is often attributed for what can be regarded as a sartorial revolution. This was […]

Bespoke Suits: Elements to Consider When Going Bespoke


Going bespoke is one of the best ways to stand apart from the crowd. How could you not with quality materials from Savile Row’s in England or Loro Piana’s in Italy? Fine materials, superior tailoring – these are the elements that make your suit bespoke. At byDCLA, we understand the true value of looking your […]

Why Bankers’ Gray


Finance and fashion rarely mix…or do they? Well, if you think that your over-worked banker could dress more aptly, then think again! It’s not that he doesn’t want to dress stylishly; it’s just that sometimes a business man’s wardrobe gets restricted to those typical blues and whites! However, with the availability of the internet, more […]

Functional Buttonholes


Also known as ‘Surgeon Cuffs’ or working cuffs, functional buttonholes are the sleeve buttons on high-end suits. Over the years, these buttonholes have become a ‘must-have’ for men who want a custom tailored look. Basically, there are two types of buttonholes: hand-stitched and machine stitched. Hand-stitched buttonholes are stronger than machine stitched buttonholes. They last […]

Tips on Buying the Perfect Bespoke Suit


Suits have always been a quintessential part of the modern, progressive male. So, what is it that makes this apparel so special and a hit among men of all ages? These timeless pieces of clothing have always enhanced the presentability, Bespoke suits are one of the and suits worn by men. Bespoke suits are custom-made […]