The classic preference is usually for dinner jackets to have a working buttonhole on the left lapel for a boutonniere . Sometimes you can also have a small cord known as a stem holder on the reverse side of the lapel to prevent accessories from falling out of the buttonhole.
When we tailor we can also add a welt breast pocket to hold a pocket handkerchief for formal suits and ticket pocket for functional day suits or personal style.
There is also the option to include a double-besomed jetted (slit) hip pocket made from the same fabric as the suit or trimmed with the lapel’s silk facing on a jacket or to use flap pocket with smaller trimmed edges which is usually for semi-formal jackets.
Jacket’s sleeves are usually finished off with buttons with their edges touching and this is more common on good business suits and tailcoats. We use bottons made with the same fabric as the lapel facing, or in a variety of colours. We also cast silver plated, gold plated buttons engraved with your initials or with our signature for that extra touch of exquisite elegance.
In a majority of cases the trousers we make are from the same fabric as the jacket. It is becoming popular to
have clients request a fabric variation for trousers and we work with clients to choose the most complementary
and appropriate trousers.
For high formal events the waistband will usually be covered with a cummerbund, closed double breasted jacket
or waistcoat to cover it and we utilise adjustable side tabs when needed in custom made trousers to ensure
they sit correctly.
Belt bands are not usually added to custom trousers however we do cater to clients who have a preference for
belts and provide a belt made from the same fabric as the suit on request offering the option to have custom
cast belt buckles either with our signature or a signature of your choice such as your name or initials.
We also make provision for the use of braces/suspenders to keep trousers in place and sometimes use a
trimmed waistband which is more of a modern arrival to bespoke tailoring if the styling requires this.
At Kwame Koranteng, we usually conceal the side seams of trousers using a grosgrain, braid or satin facing
band that matches jacket lapels to give detail to the suits’ vertical lines and give the illusion of height whilst
giving the trousers an elegant finishing touch which we complete by placing readily accessible almost invisible
pockets cut onto the side seams.