Style

Atelier Sebastian Żukowski offers bespoke tailoring services for both the lady and the gentleman. We make suits, sport jackets, tuxedos, tailcoats, overcoats, trousers, as well as two-piece women's suits, women's jackets, skirts, and dresses.

How it starts.

During the first meeting I take your measurements and we discuss the details of your commission. My customers can count on me to advise them regarding the choice of the fabric and style of the garments.

It takes about three weeks to complete the first order with three fittings in between.

How to prepare for a meeting with the tailor?

It is worth thinking over your order carefully and asking yourself some basic questions:

1. On what occasions will I wear the clothes?

2. Will I typically wear it in summer, winter, or maybe all year round?

3. What other clothes and accessories will accompany my garment?

This will help you choose the right style and fabric to create harmonious combinations with the shirts and accessories which are already occupying your wardrobes.

Keep in mind that "A man's clothes should be small in number and at the same time suitable for a wide variety of occasions."

Professional attire.

An elegant man is always a step behind the current fashion. Elegance means discretion, or wearing clothes that are tailored to your body's proportions instead of following the ever-changing trends indiscriminately. A well-dressed man should be listened to rather than making himself conspicuous at all cost.
The higher professional position you hold, the greater your responsibility for the image you project.
For work, the best colors are navy and dark shades of gray. Solid suits are the most versatile and as such they are recommended to be your first and second suit. Subtle stripes are traditionally associated with business attire, and are also perfectly suitable for work. It should be remembered, however, that the stripes do not match everyone's body shape.

After work.

Regarding the patterns, all sorts of of houndstooth and checks are a great choice for the weekend and less formal after-work meetings. In the winter and autumn, a tweed jacket (we take pride in having a large selection of excellent tweeds) will create a classy combination even with a very informal pair of jeans of corduroy.

In the summer, a jacket from a lightweight woolen fabric with an open weave is best. In informal situations, a linen or cotton jacket will work equally well. For the hottest days, in turn, an unlined jacket will be the best choice as it enables better air circulation.

No wardrobe is complete without several pairs of odd trousers which you can use to create all sorts of combinations. The collection could also include some heavyweight worsteds for winter and lightweights for summer, in addition to several pairs of cotton chinos, as well as corduroy and heavy moleskin trousers. All these fabrics can be ordered at the atelier.

Formal occasions

We tend to wear traditional formal and semi-formal attire less and less frequently. Most of us will never need to put on white tie, but it is worth having a black tie dress for the most elegant evening events. The tuxedo is usually black. A combination of a white dinner (tuxedo) jacket and black trousers is less formal and suitable for open air summer parties. Midnight blue is also a common black tie dress colour. The tuxedo jacket can be single or double-breasted. The lapels always have silk facing of the same colour as the jacket, and the trousers have silk or satin stripes covering the outer seams. It should be remembered that the tuxedo is suitable for evening events only and as such should not be worn before 5 pm.

The morning dress is the formal daytime dress code. It consists of a dark gray or black tailcoat, a waistcoat and striped or checked trousers. This attire is sometimes chosen by the bridegroom, his closest family and best man for the wedding ceremony. Guests wear it much more rarely.