TheHouseOfVolda.com®
Custom Design Your Very Own Formal Tuxedo & Suit.

Why Purchase From TheHouseOfVolda.com?

TheHouseOfVolda.com is one of the premier online shopping destination for those looking for QUALITY, STYLE, and AFFORDABILITY with 100% wool suits.



Your wedding day is your day to shine, look your absolute best, and let the world know you have style. There is one sure fire method to guarantee you will look good – have your tuxedo custom made for you!

When your tuxedo is fully custom made by an expert tailor, it is hand stitched and will contour to your body giving you the million dollar look. This is quality, not quantity.

Why rent a tuxedo when you know this garment was already worn by multiple people, the quality of fabric is inferior, and the fit is often questionable. It only takes a few formal occasions to make it a savvy fashion investment to buy your own tuxedo.

We are highly skilled and experienced tailors that will create the custom suits, shirts, and tuxedos to your exact measurements and specifications. You can design your style by choosing between jacket type (double, single breasted), type of lapel (peak or notch), vents, buttons, fabric, colors, pleats, cuffs, collars, and the list goes on as you see fit to personalize.



The suit is designed around you. Your body, your fit, your style. The complete opposite of the ‘off the rack’ department store where the clothes fit the masses, and not quite anyone at the same time.

Our selection of fabrics to choose from are top notch, high quality, no polyester, no blends. We make our suits in an ultra high quality, so it drapes off of your shoulders and fits to your body. True custom made quality. When the suit is fused, it is glued, and it is nonsense. This is what the masses purchase at the department stores, and if you want to fit in and not look good, please shop there.

Our Suits, Our Shirts, Our Promise!

Custom made clothing is always unique and undergoes a rigorous construction process to guarantee that your measurements are followed and that your suit will look incredible when you put it on. If there are any problems, issues, or you’re just incredibly thrilled that clothes fit you this well, please let us know and we will fix it ASAP to ensure that you are a happy and satisfied customer. We can only be satisfied if you are satisfied.

Shirts.

Like our suits, everything is custom made. The custom made shirt will fit your body and your style based upon the fabric and the options you choose. Many of our clients previous to purchasing custom made clothing complained of the “bunching” of the fabric just above the belt, especially at the sides. Then they made the switch – away from off the rack, and into the world of customized. No longer did they long for the ‘athletic fit’ but they found the ultimate fit instead. Want to feel like a million dollars? Dress like a million dollars, but pay ‘off the rack’ prices for a far superior product.

We appreciate being able to help you plan your wedding, so please let us extend a package deal. If your party orders four custom tuxedos or custom suits or more, we will discount your purchases by 10%.



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Custom-Made Suits (Do-It-Yourself Measuring Guide)

This is a guide with simple instructions on how to take the 16 measurements that we need to make your suit fit. Here is some help to get you started:

Do I have time?
Following our guide, it will take a matter of around 15 - 20 minutes to take all your measurements.
Write them on the sheets in the spaces provided, then enter them online in The Fitting Room, under Measure Yourself
Once completed, your profile will be saved in the My Orders & Profiles area at the top right of the screen when you are logged in. You can then combine this profile with your order.

What do I need?
*A fabric measuring tape (we take all our measurements in inches).
*Assistance from a friend (the measurer)
*A well fitting shirt, pair of trousers (not jeans), jacket, and a pair of shoes.

What do I need to remember when taking measurements?
Keep the measuring tape comfortably snug, but not tight. Our tailors will make the clothes so that they fit to your body.
All measurements should be made to nearest 0.25 inch.

1. Neck

What to Wear: Shirt
Measure around your neck at the level your shirt collar would sit. You should not feel restricted by the tape for a comfortable fit, and should be able to put your index finger inside the tape.



Measurement: _______ . ______ inches

2. Chest

What to Wear: Shirt
Measure horizontally around the chest roughly at nipple level, under the armpits, and over your shoulder blades. You should only just be able to feel the tape on your chest. Do not over-inflate your chest but stand normally; you should be able to fit your index finger in between the tape and your chest.

This measurement is a body measurement and there will be an allowance added to it to make your jacket, the allowance will be added according to the fit that you chose.



Measurement: _______ . ______ inches


3: Jacket Waist

What to Wear: Shirt
Measure horizontally around your stomach at the level of the bottom of the ribcage. As a guide this measurement should be where you are widest. Allow some room for breathing/movement.



Measurement: _______ . ______ inches

4. Shoulder Width

What to Wear: Jacket
Measure from the end of your left shoulder to the end of your right shoulder. This measurement should be equal to the desired width of the jacket’s shoulders.



Measurement: _______ . ______ inches

5. Jacket Length

What to Wear: A Jacket
Measure vertically down your front from just next to the collar on your jacket, where the seam is on your shoulder, to where you would like the jacket to end.

If you are unsure of the perfect length it is generally accepted to be where your knuckles are with your arms naturally hanging down. A shorter, more trendy length, looks good when coupled with jeans, but is an acquired taste in a suit.

You can also use a jacket you like as a guide.



Measurement: _______ . ______ inches

6. Left Sleeve

What to Wear: Jacket
Measure from where the seams on the shoulder meet to where you want the sleeve to end. The measurement you input will be the measurement of your jacket sleeve. We recommend that the sleeve should go to the base of your thumb (located at the wrist joint).



Measurement: _______ . ______ inches

7. Right Sleeve

What to Wear: Jacket

Measure from where the seams on the shoulder meet to where you want the sleeve to end. The measurement you input will be the measurement of your jacket sleeve. We recommend that the sleeve should go to the base of your thumb (located at the wrist joint).



Measurement: _______ . ______ inches

8. Trouser Waist

What to Wear: Shirt/Trousers
Measure horizontally around your waist, just inside where you like to wear the top of your trousers. Make sure the tape is snug and does not ride over the waistband but you should be able to put your index finger inside the tape.

As a guide, this measurement will be about 2 inches above what you take off-thepeg… they like to flatter, and unfortunately we need real measurements.



Measurement: _______ . ______ inches

9. Seat

What to Wear: Trousers
Measure around your hips and buttocks at their widest point on a pair of well-fitting trousers (not jeans). Make sure your pockets are empty and the tape is not restrictive.

As a guide, you should not make the tape too snug. You only just be able to feel the tape when measuring.



Measurement: _______ . ______ inches

10: Inside Leg

What to Wear: Trousers/Shoes
Measure from the lowest part of the crotch of your trousers (not jeans), keeping the measure taut, down to where you wish the bottom of the trousers to end. Please bear in mind the fit you want over the shoe as this will affect the height of the trouser crotch.
Please also stand up straight, do not be tempted to look down as this will affect the measurement, use a mirror to look instead.



Measurement: _______ . ______ inches

11: Outside Leg

What to Wear: Trousers/Shoes
Measure from the top of the waistband on a pair of trousers (not jeans), keeping the measure taut, down to where you wish the bottom of the trousers to end. Please bear in mind the fit you want over the shoe as this will affect the length of the trousers.

Please also stand up straight, do not be tempted to look down as this will affect the measurement, use a mirror to look instead.



Measurement: _______ . ______ inches

12: Crotch

What to Wear: Trousers
Measure from the top of the trouser waistband at the front, between your legs, to top of the waistband at the back. Allow as much space as needed for comfort.



Measurement: _______ . ______ inches

13: Thigh

What to Wear: Trousers Empty your pockets, then measure around the thigh of your trousers (no jeans) at the widest point (usually as high as you can go without it getting embarrassing), you should be able to fit your index finger in behind the tape measure.

This is a skin measurement and should be taken just below the crotch.



Measurement: _______ . ______ inches

14: Knee

What to Wear: Trousers
Keep your leg straight and measure comfortably around your knee at the widest point. This is a skin measurement.



Measurement: _______ . ______ inches

15: Ankle

What to Wear: Trousers/Shirt
Trouser bottoms should ideally harmonize with the shoes, covering between 1/2 and 2/3 of their surface. Narrow ankles will make the shoe look large, the trousers sit higher (and therefore need to be shorter), and vice versa. One tip is to measure the ankle width of some trousers you like the cut of. To do this simply lie them flat, measure one side and then double the measurement.

As a guide 14-17 inches can be construed as slim or tapered (be careful you can get your foot through though!), 17-19 as standard, and 19+ as bootcut going to flared.



Measurement: _______ . ______ inches

16: Waistcoat

What to Wear: Shirt
Measure from the bottom of your shirt collar to below your belt line. Even if you don’t wish to have a waistcoat - please give the measurement a go…it helps us to make your jacket pattern too.



Measurement: _______ . ______ inches

Finished! All you need to do now is to send your measurements to us via our website.

Thank you, we are looking forward to making your suit!

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Choosing the Right Fabric for Men’s Formal Fashions

Men’s suits - Can’t figure out what type of fabrics you should look for in a suit? Let’s review what you are likely to come across when hitting the shops.




WOOLS
Wool is the fabric of choice for good men’s suits. It’s natural, it breathes well, it’s durable and looks great to boot. There are four main kinds of wool:

Tweed
Tweed is a very heavy wool fabric, popular in places like the British Isles where there seems to be a permanent chill in the air. The average wearer of tweed is more mature if you get my meaning. Stay away from tweed, especially if you’re packing a few extra pounds. Tweed is not the larger man’s friend.

Flannel
Flannel is the heaviest of the non-tweed wools. It is a corded wool, it’s durable and is especially nice in a charcoal gray with classic pinstripes

For a suit, it might be a bit too hot in most office environments. While nice, it’s not an ideal fabric for a suit.



Tropical
This is usually a kind of wool crepe, which is a lightweight fabric. It’s more of a summer weight, the sort you might wear in warmer climates. Being lighter, it is also more susceptible to wrinkles, and therefore requiring frequent visits to the dry-cleaner. This clearly would not be an every day kind of suit fabric.

Worsted
As I have stated before, worsted wools are your best bet for a suit. These will be your gabardines or mid-weight corded wools. They are durable, wear well and usually fine for year-round wear. They can be a little lighter or heavier, depending on the weave, but consider them mid-weight.

You might come across a suit that is advertised as a “high-twist,” 100, or Super 110. This just means that the suit is made of a worsted wool yarn that has been twisted more often than the usual 60-80 twist fabrics. This makes it a finer cloth of a somewhat lighter weight. Such suits would be perfectly fine, therefore, for spring, summer, and fall, but might not work in winter.

OTHER FABRICS



Cotton
Cotton is probably the most acceptable choice for men’s suits that isn’t wool. If you live in a warm place this is a great alternative look to wool. I prefer cotton suits that have a little lycra or something that gives it stretch. This will allow your suit to keep it’s shape and will prevent the color from fading more quickly.

Linen
Okay, you look at linen and you think of a beach on the Mediterranean or the Caribbean Islands and you’re strolling down that beach with your pants rolled up a touch and … ahhh. Stop dreaming! As a fabric goes, linen wrinkles quickly, stains, and doesn’t wear well. It is not acceptable for a suit, unless you really are one of the lucky few that actually do live on a beach in a tropical place.

Polyester
The 70’s are over so let’s move on.

Micro Fiber
A very light polyester. Again, let’s move on.

Teflon
Just don’t do it.

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