u Thirty-five measurements, several fittings and your choice of lining, lapel, cuffs and fabric—the experience of getting a bespoke suit tailored is as exciting as the finished product. Manzoni, Raymond’s luxury division, has launched the Bespoke Service for those times when off-the-rack just won’t do. Vicuna, cashmere, silk, cotton, linen, Merino wool, twill, tweed, cords and flannel are some of the fabrics you can pick from, and get personal advice on design and other details from a master craftsman. Your suit will even bear your name on the inside label. The bespoke service is also available for shirts. At Manzoni stores in Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi. The suits are priced at Rs45,000 and Rs60,000.
u In suiting hierarchy, made to measure is the next best option after bespoke. Italian luxury brand Brioni is offering the Made to Measure Wedding collection for grooms who want more detailing and not just another business suit for their big day. Some tips from Brioni’s brand manager Conrad Curry: Opt for a peak lapel instead of the regular notch lapel, it looks much dressier. Do away with the vents altogether or have a centre vent instead of a double-vented suit. For an evening function, black is always best; subtle stripes on black can also be used. For a day wedding, colours such as off-white look suave. At Brioni, The Oberoi, Mumbai. Prices start from Rs2,50,000.
u If in your book a wedding equals traditional wear, your ‘bandhgalas’, tunics, waistcoats and ‘sherwanis’ should have a contemporary twist. Designer Arjun Khanna has leather and suede cutwork on crushed velvet and silk, to modernize traditional silhouettes. At 3C Surf, Pali Hill, Bandra, Mumbai. Prices start from Rs70,000.
u Missed out on your chance to pick up the petrol coloured suede bomber jacket from Ermenegildo Zegna’s Fall-Winter 2007 collection? Does the memory of that paisley tie from Spring-Summer 2007 still haunt you? Then the ongoing sale at Ermenegildo Zegna is the place you should be. The previous two collections will be on the racks, with discounts upto 30%. At Ermenegildo Zegna, The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai.