The Ultimate Wedding Accessory.. The Ring!

The wedding ring and its symbolism/meaning varies between different cultures but there is no clear evidence when this age old tradition actually started. Some of the oldest recorded exchange of wedding rings comes from ancient Egypt, about 4800 years ago. Reeds and malleable plants and decorative...

Canvassed or fused suits? Which is the best option for me?

It’s a question that is asked at V & J quite often. And in fact a very important one. It’s a question that could quite possibly, over time save you time, and money. Fully canvassed, half canvassed, fused, what do they all mean? To some it may be just fancy terminology to dress...

Wedding traditions and the Tea Ceremony.

With weddings come many beautiful traditions. Often what the bride and groom is wearing plays second fiddle to customs that are held before and during the ceremony. An elegant tradition in many Asian cultures is the Tea ceremony. The tea ceremony highlights the  importance and meaning of...

The Shawl Lapel Suit

The shawl lapel suit also known as the shawl collar or roll collar was at its most popular in the 1930's. It has made a revival today as a popular choice amongst grooms as an elegant suit appropriate for a black tie function. This style of suit is not considered work attire appropriate. Some...

Tradition of the wedding flower button hole

The gentleman on his wedding day has conitnued the tradition of adding a flower to the lapel of a suit as the finishing touch to their gallant attire. The rose is the most common flower men use often the same colour as the wedding dress of the bride to be or a colour that represents the theme used...