Refined style is more than the right combination of colours and details; refined style is also characterized by top quality construction. Well-made garments not only look and feel more luxurious, they often better drape and fit the body. This is why at Lingo Luxe, quality materials, as well as quality construction, are an important part of our design DNA.
All of our garments are handcrafted in Canada by a small network of highly experienced professionals. We trust these individuals not only for their demonstrated skill, but also their shared vision of beautifully made garments.
All of our shirts are made of 100% cotton, procured from a selection of the finest mills in Italy, England and Scotland. We source from some of the most reputable fabric collections from Europe including Loro Piana, Scabal, Holland & Sherry, Huddersfield Textiles, and Drago for suiting; Alumo, Ermenegildo Zegna, Grandi & Rubinelli, Canclini and Albini for shirting. High quality cottons come from long staple cotton, which when woven, create a smoother fabric surface. By choosing these high quality cottons, our shirts have a luxurious look and feel. They maintain the crisp, clean structure associated with cotton, but drape to skim the body. Thread and interlining are a detail often overlooked, but we know they are integral to the structure of our garments. They are sourced from trusted manufacturers in Germany. Buttons are another component of a garment that is small in size, but can create a big impact visually. We source a large selection from Australia, and look to Italy to provide our mother-of-pearl options.
Quality can be felt in our materials, but also seen in the construction details. Often neglected on off-the-rack options, pattern matching is a priority in the construction of our garments. Care is taken to align the stripes and patterns at the shoulder, sleeves, plackets and pockets. This best showcases the pattern of the fabric, while maintaining the flow of the garment style lines. Our shirts also feature split, or two-piece yokes. The yoke, the piece that extends from shoulder to shoulder along the back neck, can be a high stress area for fabrics. A split yoke allows for greater stretch and flexibility. We take care to match the centre seam of the split yoke, just as we do with the other joining seams.
We take pride in our single-needle construction. Less is more when it comes to seams, as two lines of parallel stitching can often lead to puckering. This is why we favour a French seam, which provides a cleaner line, as well as more resilient side seams. We also opt for a high stitch count to reinforce seams and keep them flexible, providing greater comfort for the wearer. Buttonholes are also created with a high stitch count, by hand, to guard against fraying.
The Big Lie
Bespokevs Off the Rack Myths Uncovered
You are rubbing your chin and scratching your head, trying to decide whether or not a bespoke suit is worth it. You’re used buying off the rack suits, and then buying them again. Below is an illustration that fully breaks down the costs associated with each and helps to better understand the value equation. Off the rack is supposed to be easier and save you money
OFF THE RACK H_ _ _ B_ _ _
Expected Lifetime: 18 months (In a rotation of 4-5 suits worn Mon-Fri)
LINGO LUXE BESPOKE
Price: $2,750 (Entry Level)
Tailoring: Measurements, complete bespoke tailoring and 2 fittings are included in the price
Expected Lifetime: 7-10 years (In a rotation of 4-5 suits worn Mon-Fri)
Even at 7 years you will have to buy 3.6 H_ _ _ B_ _ _ suits to equal 1 Lingo Luxe Bespoke suit.
That is a spend of $6,416 on Off the Rack suits. Remember you were supposed to save money! In reality you end up spending at least $3,665 more that’s 1.75 times more than a total custom Lingo Luxe Bespoke Suit.