Anatomy of the Suit
May 24, 2018
THE DETAILS Fabric We only purchase fabric that is made and woven in Italy, generally pure Australian Merino wool. Our fabric is woven to order specifically for us, therefore is exclusive to Rhodes & Beckett Quality of Make Rhodes & Beckett suits are hand-tailored (made largely by hand) with a...
Mar 29, 2018
There are several versions of the gentleman’s suit, predominately originating in England, Italy and the USA. All have very different accents on design. Quintessentially English the classic cut ; a body hugging Italian cut with high armholes, narrow waist and a shortish body ; and finally the American version with...
Mar 20, 2018
The Suit is the Frame. The Shirt the Canvas. The Tie the Signature. Since the first quarter of the 20th century, white collar workers in offices wore ties. Some 20 years ago at the turn of the Millennium, “ Hi Tech" rewrote the dress code. In the 1920’s and 30’s...
History of the Shirt
Mar 15, 2018
The shirt was initially classified as underwear worn close to the skin and without buttons on the front, to be pulled on over the head. The first button through shirt was registered by Brown Davis & Co in 1871. The collarless shirt was first used in 1822 as underwear. A...