Monday, November 15, 2010

Giving the Gift of Custom Clothing

At  JT Vinson Company, gift certificates are a great way to give the gift of custom clothing.  When you give a JT Vinson gift certificate, you automatically get more value for your gift giving dollars. Not only is the service of coming to you a royal treatment, but at JT Vinson company we automatically give you 20% extra value for the money you spend to purchase a gift certificate.

Let's take an example of $200.  Lets say you had a $200 limit in mind for a nice gift.  Because we offer you 20% extra value on your gift certificate, $200 is enough to buy a gift certificate for two custom-made dress shirts normally priced at $125 each (almost 25% off).

As another example, lets say you were looking to spend up to $500.  Normally, a custom sport coat from a nice fabric might cost $600. For $500 you can buy a gift certificate that would allow someone to have a beautiful custom sport jacket made exclusively for them by JT Vinson Clothiers.  Our 20% bonus on gift certificates is what makes the difference and makes your dollars go farther.  Let us help you this Christmas.  Call us today!

Of course the best thing about giving custom clothing from JT Vinson is, that there is no returning items that don't fit, no wondering if you're getting something they will like, and no waiting in lines.  It's guaranteed to fit, and be something he likes.

Trust the company that for 12 years has provided beautiful clothing for the areas top business professionals.  JT Vinson is "Jacksonville's Best-Dressed Secret."

Monday, August 9, 2010

The difference between Full-Canvas suits and Fused Suits

From department store sales people to many of the top mens magazines, full canvas suits are constantly regarded as the best around. Touted for their craftsmanship, classic fit and ability to hold up over long periods of time the full canvas suit is the class in mens tailored wear. What is the real difference between a full canvas suit and their lesser regarded counter part the fused suit? Does it really make that much of a difference and most of all, is the extra added cost worth it in the long run?

The Full Canvas Suit

What is it? Its a term thrown around but really very few know what it really means but it can mean the difference between a marginally made suit and one that is made of the utmost quality. A full canvas suit is one where the interior lining, also known as the interlining (invisible to the wearer) is hand basted-lightly sewn- to the face of the suit. This canvas is what gives the suit its shape and body. For decades this was the only way to make a suit jacket. The light basting allows the canvas to move and flex with its wearer. It is time consuming but when done properly the suit jacket will drape and move effortlessly.

The Fused Suit 

Fused suits came about due to mass production. It was too time consuming and expensive to hand baste canvas so as a solution they would heat press a layer of synthetic material to the face of the jacket. Replacing the canvas with fusing saved hours of hand labor and cost on natural and relatively expensive canvas. the result was a suit that seemed to have the same properties as a full canvas suit yet with a lower cost to produce.

What is the difference

Initially the difference is negligible. To the untrained eye a fused suit moves and looks the same, yet to this day the top men’s suits are still made with canvas interlinings. The reason for this is what happens after the break in. Canvas suits will remain stiff on parts that do not move while in “stress points” it will break in and be more ply-able. this is what gives it a feel and look like it moves with its wearer. Over time it also tends to hold up better as the basting stitches stand up to dry cleaning and pressing while the glued fused suits will wear out resulting in de-lamination.