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Greetings from www.Ravistailor.com .

This is an update on our upcoming RoadShow to USA and Canada in July-August 2012.

Our Tailor will be visiting to:

USA

Los Angeles (CA), Long Beach (CA), Las Vegas (NV), Alburquerque (NM), Wichita (KS), Dallas (TX), Little Rock (AR), Kansas City (MO), Birmingham (AL), Milwaukee (WI), Chicago (IL), Detriot (MI), Cincinnati (OH), Pittsburg (PA), Raleigh/Durham (NC), Baltimore (MD), Arlington (VA), Washington (DC), Philladelphia (PA), New York (NY), Hartford (CT), Boston (MA), Seattle (WA), San Fransico (CA).


Canada

Montreal (QC), Toronto (ON), Winipeg (MB), Vancouver (BC).


In this Road Show our tailor will carry all the latest stock for the season for suiting, shirting, sports coat, Overcoat for Men and Women.

You can meet our tailor for No-Obligation Free Consultation, Get Measurements done or Place an order for new custom clothing.

Promotion: Refer a friend, colleague, co-worker or bring him/her along to the appointment. Get a free shirt with your order when they place an order.

Please find hereunder the complete itinerary and to book an appointment please reply to this email or use our online form at www.Ravistailor.com/ShowTime.php .


    Los Angeles (CA)

    26th July - 5.00 PM Onwards
    27th July - Full Day

    Holiday Inn Los Angeles International Airport
    9901 La Cienega Blvd.,
    Los Angeles, CA, 90045

    (310) 649-5151

    ___________________

    Long Beach (CA)

    28th July - 12.00 PM Onwards

    Sheraton Cerritos Hotel at Towne Center
    12725 Center Court Drive,
    Cerritos, CA, 90703

    (562) 809-1500

    ___________________

    Las Vegas (NV)

    29th July - 12.00 PM Onwards

    South Point Hotel & Casino
    9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South,
    Las Vegas, NV, 89123

    (866) 796-7111

    ___________________

    Alburquerque (NM)

    30th July - 12.00 PM Onwards

    Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Albuquerque Airport - Univ. Area
    1501 Sunport Place SE,
    Albuquerque, NM, 87106

    (505) 944-2255

    ___________________

    Wichita (KS)

    31st July - 12.00 PM Onwards

    Best Western Airport Inn and Convention Center - Wichita, KS
    6815 West Kellogg US54,
    Wichita, KS, 67209

    (316) 942-5600

    ___________________

    Dallas (TX)

    1st August - 12.00 PM Onwards

    Holiday Inn Dallas-Ft Worth Airport West, TX
    3005 W Airport Freeway,
    Bedford, TX, 76021

    (817) 358-6819

    ___________________

    Little Rock (AR)

    2nd August - 12.00 PM Onwards

    Holiday Inn Little Rock - Airport
    3201 Bankhead Dr.,
    Little Rock, AR, 72295

    (501) 490-1000

    ___________________

    Kansas City (MO)

    3rd August - 12.00 PM Onwards

    BEST WESTERN Airport Inn & Suites/KCI North
    2512 NW Prairie View Road,
    Platte City, MO, 64079

    (816) 858-0200

    ___________________

    Birmingham (AL)

    4th August - 12.00 PM Onwards

    Holiday Inn BIRMINGHAM-AIRPORT, AL
    5000 Richard Arrington Boulevard,
    Birmingham, AL, 35212

    (205) 591-6900

    ___________________

    Milwaukee (WI)

    5th August - 12.00 PM Onwards

    Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield
    375 South Moorland Road,
    Brookfield, WI, 53005

    (262) 364-1100

    ___________________

    Chicago (IL)

    6th August - 12.00 PM Onwards
    7th August - Full Day

    Holiday Inn Chicago-Mart Plaza, IL
    350 N. Orleans St.,
    Chicago, IL, 60654

    (312) 836-5000

    ___________________

    Detriot (MI)

    8th August - 12.00 PM Onwards

    Clarion Barcelo Hotel - Detroit Metro Airport
    8600 Merriman Road,
    Romulus, MI, 48174

    (734) 728-7900

    ___________________

    Cincinnati (OH)

    9th AUgust - 12.00 PM Onwards

    Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront
    668 West Fifth Street,
    Covington, KY, 4101

    (859) 491-1200

    ___________________

    Pittsburg (PA)

    10th August - 12.00 PM Onwards

    Mainstay Suites Pittsburgh
    1000 Park Lane Drive,
    Pittsburgh, PA, 15275

    (412) 490-7343

    ___________________

    Raleigh/Durham (NC)

    11th August - 12.00 PM Onwards

    La Quinta Inn & Suites Raleigh Aerial Center Pkwy.
    1001 Aerial Center Parkway,
    Morrisville, NC, 27560

    (919) 481-3600

    ___________________

    Baltimore (MD)

    12th August - 12.00 PM Onwards

    Country Inn And Suites By Carlson BWI Airport
    1717 W Nursery Road,
    Linthicum Heights, MD, 21090

    (443) 577-1036

    ___________________

    Arlington (VA)

    13th August - 12.00 PM Onwards

    Hyatt Place Chantilly/Dulles Airport-South
    4994 Westone Plaza,
    Chantilly, VA, 20151

    (703) 961-8160

    ___________________

    Washington (DC)

    14th August - 12.00 PM Onwards
    15th August - Full Day
    16th August - Full Day

    Capital Hilton
    16th and K Streets NW,
    Washington, DC, 20036

    (202) 393-1000

    ___________________

    Philladelphia (PA)

    17th August - 12.00 PM Onwards

    Sheraton University City Hotel
    36th & Chestnut,
    Philadelphia, PA, 19104

    (215) 387-8000

    ___________________

    New York (NY)

    18th August - 12.00 PM Onwards
    19th August - Full Day
    20th August - Full Day
    21st August - Full Day

    Millennium UN Plaza Hotel
    One United Nations Plaza
    NEW YORK, NY 10017

    1-212-758-1234

    ___________________

    Hartford (CT)

    22nd August - 12.00 PM Onwards

    Ramada Plaza Hartford Hotel
    50 Morgan St.,
    Hartford, CT, 06120

    (860) 549-2400

    ___________________

    Boston (MA)

    23rd August - 12.00 PM Onwards

    The Westin Boston Waterfront
    425 Summer Street,
    Boston, MA, 02210

    (617) 532-4600

    ___________________

    Montreal (QC - Canada)

    24th August - 12.00 PM Onwards

    Candlewood Suites Montreal Centre-Ville
    191, Rene-Levesque Blvd East,
    Montreal, QC, H2X 3Z9

    (514) 667-5002

    ___________________

    Toronto (ON - Canada)

    25th August - 12.00 PM Onwards

    Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville
    90 Bloor Street East,
    Toronto, ON, M4W 1A7

    (416) 961-8000

    ___________________

    Winipeg (MB - Canada)

    26th August - 12.00 PM Onwards

    Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott*
    1301 Ellice Avenue,
    Winnipeg, MB, R3G 0G1

    (204) 783-7900

    ___________________

    Vancouver (BC - Canada)

    27th August - - 12.00 PM Onwards

    The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouve
    845 Burrard Street,
    Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2K6

    (604) 682-5511

    ___________________

    Seattle (WA)

    28th August - 12.00 PM Onwards

    Executive Hotel Pacific
    400 Spring St, Seattle, WA, 98104

    1 206 623-3900

    ___________________

    San Fransico (CA)

    29th August - 12.00 PM Onwards

    BEST WESTERN PLUS Grosvenor Airport Hotel
    380 South Airport Boulevard,
    South San Francisco, CA, 94080

    (650) 873-3200

    ___________________

To help us schedule an appointment with you, Please email us the following
information -

1 - Choose from the time slots below and email us the City, date and time slot convenient to you. We will email back a final confirmation within 24 to 48 hours.

2 - We also need to know if you represent yourself or whether you represent a group of people who wish their measurements taken. This is so that appropriate time can be given around your chosen slot to avoid overlapping appointments.

3 - Will this be your first order or whether you have ordered with us before?

4 - Important - here are some tips for your session with our Tailors.

A - We recommend that if you have ordered with us before, you should bring one of each type of garment from the very last order we have done for you.
B - Do avoid coming in a T-shirt (singlet) or shorts and Specially NO JEANS to avoid mis-measurements.
C - Do avoid sports shoes, flip flops and other casual footwear to ensure correct measurements taking.
D - Do try to come dressed in a business shirt, slacks and proper dress shoes please.
E - Women MUST be dressed in pants and heeled shoes!

And don’t forget …..
Bring along your friends and associates for this unique experience in personalized custom clothing!

    Time Slots -

    Morning Hours
    Time Slot 1- 08.00 hrs - 09.00 hrs
    Time Slot 2 - 09.00 hrs - 10.00 hrs
    Time Slot 3 - 10.00 hrs - 11.00 hrs
    Time Slot 4 - 11.00 hrs - 12.00 hrs
    Time Slot 5 - 12.00 hrs - 13.00 hrs

    Afternoon/Evening Hours
    Time Slot 6 - 13.00 hrs - 14.00 hrs
    Time Slot 7 - 14.00 hrs - 15.00 hrs
    Time Slot 8 - 15.00 hrs - 16.00 hrs
    Time Slot 9 - 16.00 hrs - 17.00 hrs
    Time Slot 10 - 17.00 hrs - 18.00 hrs

    Evening/Late Evening Hours
    Time Slot 11 - 18.00 hrs - 19.00 hrs
    Time Slot 12 - 19.00 hrs - 20.00 hrs
    Time Slot 13 - 20.00 hrs - 21.00 hrs

We do hope this is of help and we look forward to hearing from you soon and to continue being of service.

Thanking You,
We remain, with warm regards,

www.ravistailor.com

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Details

Includes 1 Men’s or Women’s Bespoke Custom Tailored Suit (jacket and pants).
Also comes with all the following upgrades included: Monogramming, superior lining, hand-basted canvas, horn look buttons, hand-stitched lapels and pockets, and hand molded padding.
Available to redeem ONLINE or at ROAD SHOWS. The list of local cities is Toronto, Edmonton, Montreal, Quebec City, Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa. Please make your preferred selection for redemption at checkout.

TO REDEEM: for online redemption please visit http://tiny.cc/gilgh and fill out the form with your name and info, and you will be emailed specific redemption instructions. For road show reservations, please visit http://tinyurl.com/8x545y5.
Road Shows are in July/August with no ticket limits and dates to be determined.
Cost of shipping is $60 and can be paid separately online or at the Road Show you attend.
Fabric options available from the DELUXE collections. Upgrades available, please inquire.
No returns or exchanges. However, adjustments and changes can be made.
Unlimited buys. Taxes included. Expected Shipping Time: 6-8 weeks after order placement. Made in Thailand/China.
Expires: November 24, 2012

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If you enjoy sewing apparel, chances are that you’ll encounter waistbands cut on the straight-of-grain frequently, especially with the popularity of separates in our wardrobes. In fact, so many of our garments have waistbands, and we open and close them so often, we tend to take them for granted. So let’s take a look at why these waistbands deserve closer attention, and how to sew perfect ones.


Functions of a waistband

Waistbands are one way to finish the top edge of skirts, pants, and other separates. They’re also part of the opening that provides entry for the garment. And perhaps most importantly, they anchor the garment at or near the waist. This small strip of fabric performs a big job: a waistband “carries” the entire garment.

Structuring waistbands

Because of these various functions, it’s very important that waistbands are supported properly, which is accomplished through interfacing the waistband fabric. There are many interfacing materials that can be used, and the best one to choose depends on the amount of support and structure that’s required for the particular garment style, fabric, and width of waistband. (Typically, wider waistbands need more support than narrower ones.) By experimenting with fusible interfacing, sew-in interfacings, and products specifically made for making waistbands, you’ll discover which give you the results you like the most with specific fabrics and styles.

Selecting a waistband interfacing

The best way to choose which interfacing product to use for the inner support of a waistband is to make several test samples for each garment you make. Simply apply a few different interfacings to scraps of fabric after you’ve cut out the garment. With your fingers, feel the difference between the samples. You can also make a practice waistband if you want to make sure the interfacing in question will do a perfect job. Place the practice waistband around your body and try bending over and sitting. Does it keep it’s shape or does it fold over? Is it too stiff? Does it feel comfortable? You’ll also want to take into account what kind of wear the garment will receive; what kind of cleaning process the garment will undergo; and what type of closure the waistband will have.

Waistband materials

Waistbands are usually cut from the same fabric as the garment. Patterns generally call for the length of the waistband to be cut using the fabric’s length-of-grain. This is preferable because the cross-grain normally has more inherent give than the length-of-grain. For design purposes, waistbands can be made from contrasting fabrics, or even from ribbon or other trims.

How wide should a waistband be? Mostfrequently, waistbands are either 1-1/4” wide or 1-1/2” wide, but there is no rule that says you must make your waistbands either of these widths. Some people like a narrower waistband - even as narrow as 3/8”; others prefer a wider waistband - 2” or more. Both comfort and style (design) will influence how narrow or wide you choose to make your waistbands.

Getting a comfortable circumference. Some people prefer snug waistbands and others prefer a looser fit. Commercial patterns have approximately 1” of ease in the waistband pattern (i.e., the finished waistband will be 1” larger than the waist measurement for the given size). But people’s preferences vary a lot: some people like their waistbands equal to their actual waist measurement; some like their waistbands larger than their waist measurement; and some people like their waistbands smaller than their waist measurement. This is a personal choice - and part of the benefit of getting custom tailored garments is that you can make a waistband fit exactly how you like it!

Waistband closures

Some people choose a buttonhole and button closure, while others prefer a skirt/pants hook and eye (this is a flat hook-and-eye set that is about 1/2” long). The choice is yours, depending on the look you want to create. Using a hook-and-eye closure results in a very clean looking garment, while buttons can be a decorative element.

A great custom suit doesn’t look so great if it doesn’t fit. Seven ways to tell if it does.

1. Your Jacket Shoulder pads end with your shoulders.

2. Your flat hand should slip easily into your custom suit under the lapels when the top (or middle) button is fastened. If you put a fist in, the suit should pull at the button.

3. The top button of a two-button suit — or the middle button of a three-button suit — should not fall below your navel.

4. With your arms at your sides, your knuckles should be even with the bottom of your jacket.

5. Jacket sleeves should fall where the base of your thumb meets your wrist.

6. Between a quarter and a half inch of shirt cuff should be visible.

7. One inch of break on the pants.

How to make your own custom clothes patterns. If you don’t have the perfectly symmetrical body that clothing patterns are designed for, then this article will help you to alter them so they look custom made.

When you look at someone whose clothes fit perfectly, do you wonder what their secret is? It really isn’t a secret, it is knowing how to custom fit patterns so you, too can have clothes that fit perfectly. Perhaps one shoulder is higher than the other, or perhaps one arm is bigger around than the other. Many minor physical differences can be made unnoticeable when your clothing fits.

You can do this in one of two ways, it is your choice depending upon your skill as a seamstress and the amount of time you have.

In the first method, you simply use a lightweight cotton fabric (such as sheeting) cut the pattern out and sew using basting stitches. Alter the garment as needed and then take the basting stitches out and use the altered cloth as a pattern.

In the second method, you first measure yourself, or have a friend help you. Measure both left and right sides of your body, and front and back on the left and right. You will end up with measurements that you can use to draw an accurate picture of yourself.

Use a dressmaker’s dummy, or if one is not available, a large piece of paper to draw an accurate rendition of you, down the the inch. Now lay your pattern pieces on the drawing, notice where dart lines, waist measurements, underarm seams, etc., fall. If they don’t land where you need them to, then adjust the pattern by adding or taking away. Darts can be moved up down, left and right. Waistlines can be lowered or raised. If the pattern does not fit across you can add a little extra.

Where possible, work from the center of the pattern to help keep the pieces symmetrical. Also remember that any changes to one piece will change any other pieces that attach to the one you changed. So if you change a neckline don’t forget to adjust both front and back necklines, and any collars or facings.

After you have adjusted the pattern to fit you, cut out your material and sew it with basting stitches. Try on the garment to insure that the fit is what you want. Make any other adjustments before sewing with finished stitching.

For a more professional, custom made look follow the tips here. When you finish seams, make sure they are straight and even, finish the inside of the garment, attach buttons with several neat stitches. Tack down facings with hand stitches where seams are at the shoulder and the front. Pressing after each seam will insure a more professional look in the finished garment. When you have sewn the last button on, and are finished with the garment, wash it as you would normally, give it a final damp press and it is ready to wear.

Your garment will look as if it were expensively custom tailored to fit you, because it was. As you become more experienced with adjusting patterns you will find it takes the same amount of time as when you just stitched up the pattern as it came. Don’t forget to remeasure yourself periodically, since we all change our shapes depending upon season, age etc. Enjoy your new clothing.

We are delighted to let you know that our tailor will be visiting USA and CANADA in October/November 2011 for personal one on one consultation. You can meet our tailor for No Obligation Free consultation, get measurements done or place an order for new custom clothing. So, don’t miss the opportunity to fill in our Road Show form and we will update you with a confirmed itinerary soon. Hurry up and fill in our Road Show form to make an appointment.

Please find below Cities on our schedule:

Los Angeles (CA)

29th October - All Day

Holiday Inn Los Angeles International Airport
9901 La Cienega Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA, 90045
(800) 624-0025      
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Albuquerque (NM)

30th October - 2.00 PM onwards

Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel
2910 Yale Blvd. SE,
Albuquerque, NM, 87106
(505) 843-7000      
_______________

Dallas - Fort Worth (TX)

31st October - 1.00 Pm Onwards
1st November - All Day

Park Inn DFW Airport South, TX
4600 W. Airport Freeway,
Irving, TX, 75062
(972) 513-0800      
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Houston (TX)

2nd November - 11.00 AM Onwards
3rd November - All Day


Sheraton North Houston
15700 John F. Kennedy Blvd.,
Houston, TX, 77032
(281) 442-5100      
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Oklahoma City (OK)

4th November - 2.00 PM Onwards

Four Points By Sheraton Oklahoma City Airport
6300 Terminal Dr,
Oklahoma City, OK, 73159
(405) 681-3500      
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Little Rock (AR)

5th November - 2.00 PM Onwards

Holiday Inn Little Rock/DT-Pres Conf Ctr
600 Interstate 30,
Little Rock, AR, 72202
(501) 375-2100      
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Atlanta (GA)

6th November - 4.00 PM Onwards

The Westin Atlanta Airport
4736 Best Road,
Atlanta, GA, 30337
(404) 762-7676      
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Raleigh/Durham (NC)

7th November - 12.00 PM Onwards

La Quinta Inn and Suites Raleigh Airport
1001 Hospitality Court,
Morrisville, NC, 27560
(919) 461-1771      

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Detroit (MI)

8th November - 1.00 PM Onwards
9th November - All Day


Best Western Gateway International Hotel
9191 Wickham Road,
Romulus, MI, 48174
(734) 728-2800      

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Chicago (IL)

10th November - 10.00 AM Onwards
11th November - All Day
12th November - All Day


Holiday Inn Express Magnificient Mile
640 N. WABASH AVENUE,
Chicago, IL, 60611
(312) 787-4030      

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Cleveland (OH)

13th November - 11.00 AM Onwards


Holiday Inn Strongsville
15471 Royalton Rd.,
Strongsville, OH, 44136
(440) 238-8800      

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Baltimore (MD)

14th November - 1.00 PM Onwards


Four Points by Sheraton at BWI Airport
7032 Elm Road,
Baltimore, MD, 21240
(410) 859-3300      

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Richmond/Dulles (VA)

15th November - 12.00 PM Onwards
16th November - All Day

Crowne Plaza Hotel Washington-Nat’l Arpt, VA
1480 Crystal Drive,
Arlington, VA, 22202
(703) 416-1600      

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Washington (DC)

17th November - 12.00 PM Onwards
18th November - All Day


Capital Hilton
16th and K Streets NW,
Washington, DC, 20036
(202) 393-1000      

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New York City (NY)

19th November - 12.00 PM Onwards
20th November - ALL Day
21st November - ALL Day
22nd November - ALL Day

W New York
541 Lexington Avenue,
New York City, NY, 10022
(212) 755-1200      

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Philladelphia (PA)

23rd November - 10.00 AM onwards - Till 6.00 PM

The Westin Philadelphia
99 South 17th Street at Liberty Place,
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
(215) 563-1600      
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Boston (MA)

24th November - 2.00 PM Onwards

Omni Parker House
60 School Street,
Boston, MA, 02108
(617) 227-8600      

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Montreal (QC)

25th November - 2.00 PM Onwards
26th November - All Day


InterContinental Montreal
360 Rue St. Antoine Quest,
Montreal, QC, H2Y 3X4
(514) 987-9900      

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Ottawa (ON)

27th November - 11.00 AM Onwards

Radisson Hotel Ottawa-Parliament Hill
402 Queen Street,
Ottawa, ON, K1R 5A7
(613) 236-1133      

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Vancouver (BC)

28th November - 3.00 PM Onwards

Sheraton Vancouver Airport
7551 Westminster Highway,
Richmond, BC, V6X 1A3
(604) 273-7878      

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Seattle (WA)

29th November - 10.00 AM Onwards
30th November - Till 2.00 PM.

Silver Cloud Hotel - Stadium
1046 1st Avenue South,
Seattle, WA, 98134
(206) 204-9800      


To help us schedule an appointment with you, Please email us the following
information -

1 - Choose from the time slots below and email us the City, date and time slot convenient to you. We will email back a final confirmation within 24 to 48 hours.

2 - We also need to know if you represent yourself or whether you represent a group of people who wish their measurements taken. This is so that appropriate time can be given around your chosen slot to avoid overlapping appointments.

3 - Will this be your first order or whether you have ordered with us before?

4 - Important - here are some tips for your session with our Tailors.

A - We recommend that if you have ordered with us before, you should bring one of each kind of garment that you have ordered with us in the past.
B - Do avoid coming in a T-shirt (singlet) or shorts and Specially NO JEANS to avoid mis-measurements.
C - Do avoid sports shoes, flip flops and other casual footwear to ensure correct measurements taking.
D - Do try to come dressed in a business shirt, slacks and proper dress shoes please.
E - Women MUST be dressed in pants and heeled shoes!
And don’t forget …..
Bring along your friends and associates for this unique experience in personalized custom clothing!

Time Slots -

Morning Hours
Time Slot 1- 08.00 hrs - 09.00 hrs
Time Slot 2 - 09.00 hrs - 10.00 hrs
Time Slot 3 - 10.00 hrs - 11.00 hrs
Time Slot 4 - 11.00 hrs - 12.00 hrs
Time Slot 5 - 12.00 hrs - 13.00 hrs

Afternoon/Evening Hours
Time Slot 6 - 13.00 hrs - 14.00 hrs
Time Slot 7 - 14.00 hrs - 15.00 hrs
Time Slot 8 - 15.00 hrs - 16.00 hrs
Time Slot 9 - 16.00 hrs - 17.00 hrs
Time Slot 10 - 17.00 hrs - 18.00 hrs

Evening/Late Evening Hours
Time Slot 11 - 18.00 hrs - 19.00 hrs
Time Slot 12 - 19.00 hrs - 20.00 hrs
Time Slot 13 - 20.00 hrs - 21.00 hrs

We do hope this is of help and we look forward to hearing from you soon and to continue being of service.

Thanking You,

Customerservice@RavisTailor.com

COLOR ME KNOWLEDGEABLE

“Honey, does this red shirt and orange tie look OK together?”

We don’t need a degree in color engineering, but a lot hinges on this! Everyday you put together many elements of your attire. Your choice of the colors you mix and match can make a significant impression on how you look to others.

Colors are like kids and employees. Some work together, and get along just fine; others always fight.

Color is energy, if you’re wearing the colors that are right for you, you’ll look dynamic. Color coordination not only makes you look good, but also gives you an organized and professional image.

We’ll try to put an end to those mornings that find you late for work, standing in front of the mirror, holding up six ties, and two shirts against your new suit! Some basic color knowledge, and a lot of experience will help you coordinate those dazzling ensembles with confidence and ease, and maybe even have time for a second cup of coffee.

Men have it easier than women in the color world since most business is conducted in navy, or gray suits, white or blue shirts, and only in our ties and pocket squares are we “allowed” the freedom to get colorful (but even there one rarely sees fuchsia!). Well maybe on the golf course, but even there we look better if the colors match!

The word match comes from an Old English word “gemaecca” which was shortened to “macche” meaning mate or companion!

Why pink for little girls and blue for little boys? An old European fairly tale had baby girls springing forth from pink roses! Blue is the color of the heavens and parents thought it would protect infant sons from the Devil!

We’re not even going to discuss here coordinating the other factors like patterns or fabric weight, and texture. However when all the colors mesh and the patterns are not all the same design or size, you could pull off wearing all patterns!!

Note this News :

Perception of your IQ may be reflected in your shirt color!

When others are repulsed by “loud”, do they mean the volume of your voice or the colors of your clothes?

Both!

According to Clare Spiegel, president of Your New Image, a career consulting company, bright colors and loud talk give an impression of low intelligence!

As reported in Men’s Health Magazine, speaking in a mid volume during a speech or presentation projects more intelligence than speaking too loudly. Speaking in moderate tones presents a calm and authoritative image rather than an appearance that you are desperate to convince everyone of your point. Too loud also can be perceived as boisterous and obnoxious.

The same goes for loud clothing colors, Spiegel says! For example, if you’re going to don a Hawaiian shirt for an event where you need some semblance of astuteness, make sure the shade is dusty or muted, not bright.

Maybe that’s why serious business attire has always been navy or gray set off by a white shirt, and some necktie color to draw attention to your face. And now we know it’s a consideration for casual clothes!

Word Meaning

A-Line

A term coined by Christian Dior to define a dress, coat or top that is close at the shoulders and gently flared at the hemline, resembling the letter A in design.


A-Line Dress

Form-fitting bodice that flares out from the waistline to a full skirt.


A-line Shape

A body style having a close-fitting top and a flared bottom.


A-Line Skirt

A skirt that is fitted at the waist and flares out in an A-line or tulip shape at the hem.


Accordion pleats

Narrow folded pleats shaped like the bellows of an accordion.


Adjustable

A cuff that can be adjusted in size.


Ainsley

A plain necktie collar which has spread points. The spread shortens the points. This collar also has slots for inserting collar stays. An Ainsley collar is a standard necktie collar that has a 45 inch to 60 inch angle at the tie space (place closest to skin at the neck - above the neck button). This is the most common type of collar used for shirts that are worn with neck ties.


Airsoft Finish

As the name implies, a finish giving a fabric a softer hand.


Alligator

Exotic grains, long-wearing leather. Most are imported and are very expensive.


Alpaca

Fiber from an animal resembling a llama, it can be used in pile fabrics for insulated coats.


Alpaca

Fibre: True alpaca is a hair fibre from the Alpaca animal, a member of the Ilama family of the South American Andes Mountains. Also imitated in wool, wool and alpaca, rayon, mohair and rayon or cotton and a cotton warp and alpaca filling also synthetics - e.g. orlon. Weave: Various weaves, knits, and weights. Characteristics: Fine, silk-like, soft, light weight and warm. Has much luster and resembles mohair. If guard hairs are used it is inclined to be boardy. It is strong and durable. True alpaca is expensive so often combined with other fibres or imitated by other fibres - e.g. orlon. Uses: Men’s and Women’s suits, coats and sportswear, linings and sweaters. Some fine alpaca used for women’s dresses. Also in pile or napped fabric for coating.


American Sleeve

A no sleeve design with a large diagonal cut from the base of the neck to the bottom of the armhole.


Ande

One yard and nine inches of warp thread


Angled pocket

See slanted pocket.


Angora

Fibre: Hair from the angora rabbit. Often blended and mixed with wool to lower the price of the finished article or to obtain fancy or novelty effects. Weave: Various weave and knitted. Characteristics: Very fine, light weight, extremely warm and fluffy. Has a tendency to shed and mat with time. Must be designated as angora rabbit’s hair. Uses: Used mostly in knitwear - gloves, scarves, sweaters, etc. for children and women. Also blended with wool in dress goods and suits to give a softer feel.


Aniline Calfskin

Calfskin leather that has been dyed with aniline, an oily liquid. This process gives the leather a soft feel.


Antique Brass

Brass that has been darkened by the use of chemicals.


Antique Wash

A process that gives the fabric a worn, slightly washed out look.


Appliqu

Stitching in which a design is created by sewing pieces of fabric (or other materials) together onto a fabric background.


Applique

(Ape - lei - Kay) - A design applied to another surface, frequently with a decorative stitch.


Arca

Green peach tree branch with a string fastened from end to end to form a bow, used to remove small particles of dirt and debris from cotton and to unravel matted cotton to a soft fiber; an Osage orange branch bow used as an alternative to a green peach tree branch for the same purpose; bow, arch


Argyle

Design often used for knitwear and hosiery: two or three colors in a diamond shaped design.


Armhole

An opening in a garment through which the arm is inserted.


Armored

Fibre: Cotton, silk, wool, rayon, synthetics, and blends. Weave: Plain, twill, or rib, background often has a small design either acquard or dobby made with warp floats on surface giving a raised effect. Characteristics: Design is often in two colours and raised. The name was derived from original fabric, which was woven with a small interlaced design of chain armor and used for military equipment during the Crusades. Uses: a rich looking dress fabric, draperies, or upholstery


Art Linen

Fibre :Linen. Weave: Plain. Characteristics: It is woven with even threads that are especially good for embroidery. It is very easy to “draw” the yarns for drawn thread work. Comes bleached, or coloured. Has a soft finish. Uses: All kinds of needlework, lunch cloths, serviettes, etc.


Ascot

High, round neckline with long scarf attached at center back, brought around, and one end looped over the other, ends hanging loose. Also called a stock neckline or tie neck.


Astrakhan

Fibre: Wool. Sometimes made with a mohair warp to add lustre and curl to the surface. Poor grades often have cotton warp or back. Fur: Luxuriant fur, curly and wavy. Most popular shade is brown. It is a caraculs lambskin forms the Astrakhan section of Russia. Weave: Good grades woven with a pile weave and cut. Cheap grades are knitted. Characteristics: Resembles astrakhan fur. Deep pile with curled loops. Durable and warm. Uses: Coats, cloaks, trimmings and accessories.


Athleisure

Styles constructed of Lycra/spandex or other fabrics that promote movement and breathability.


Attaché

A flap front briefcase where the flap closes halfway down the front, with a top handle.


Aune

One yard and nine inches of warp thread


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Ravi’s International, a custom clothing tailor based in Thailand, was among the first advertisers to sign up with Google AdWords in 2002.

The company started with one and then two physical showrooms in Bangkok before expanding its sales platform by launching a fully functional e-commerce website.

Ravistailor.com is the brainchild of founder and CEO Ravi Daswani, whose family has been in the clothing business for three generations.

He always dreamed of integrating a very traditional old-world tailoring business with modern delivery methods taking advantage of developing technology.

COO and marketing director Vinay Kumar Jeswani said the local market was very competitive, so the company attempts to reach customers around the world via the Internet.

In 2000, Ravi’s was split into two divisions, with one focused on tapping the locals and tourists in Thailand via stores in the Sukhumvit and Pratunam areas, and the other focused on the international market using comprehensive online services.

Most of the company’s online customers are from the United States, Europe and Australia. Over the next year, Internet sales will be offered to the local market.

All the suits made at Ravi’s are tailored and each suit is cut with the style, fabric, colour and measurements specified by customers. The company has an annual output of more than 12,000 suits and 30,000 shirts.

Ravi’s quickly gained a reputation for producing fine quality wool suits and formal wear, including suits and dress shirts for men and women.

The website has been continuously developed since its launch and is today in its sixth version, with a large customer-base which has increased from 5,000 in 2002 to 400,000 today.

"The number of customers is growing rapidly and our marketing budget has increased every year," said Vinay.

"This budget today stands at around $40,000 (1.2 million baht), compared to just $2,000 (60,000 baht) in 2002."

The company’s growth can also be seen in its number of employees. At the end of the 1990s, Ravi’s had a staff of just four, but now the outfitter employs 45 permanent workers and 85 sub-contractors.


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We are delighted to let you know that our tailor will be visiting Australia and New Zealand in September/October 2011 for personal one on one consultation. You can meet our tailor for No Obligation Free consultation, get measurements done or place an order for new custom clothing. So, don’t miss the opportunity to fill in our Road Show form and we will update you with a confirmed itinerary soon. Hurry up and fill in our Road Show form to make an appointment.

Please find below Cities on our schedule:

Australia : Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne

New-Zealand: Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch

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Why be concerned with your appearance?

Is it really that important to your career, romance, or influence over others?
Absolutely!!!


It’s a scientific fact that people who don’t know you make up their minds about you on a subliminal/prehistoric basis in 30 seconds or less. This evaluation of you by others takes place so quickly and is so entrenched in the human brain that it is not usually conscious thought.


Behavioral scientists tell us that we notice the following about another human being and in this order: Skin color, Sex, Age, Bearing (height, body language, etc.), Appearance, Direct Eye Contact, and Speech.

The first three we can do nothing about, but we can take advantage of this knowledge to enhance and control how to present the best image of ourselves.
Since 80% of what others see is our clothes, lets look at some basic faux pas:

1. Never wear a short sleeve shirt with a tie. Short sleeve shirts are perceived as lower class apparel. Fine as part of a uniform or if you aspire to be a fast-food manager, not if you want to project a professional image.
And the Button-Down collar dress shirt is not acceptable for dressy eveningwear (after 6 PM) nor with a double-breasted suit. That’s because even though it’s now a daytime business classic it was originally a sport shirt. The collar was buttoned-down by polo players to keep it from flapping in their faces.


2. Shoes are one of the most evaluated elements of men’s wardrobes. Your shoes should be clean, shined, in good repair and appropriate for the occasion. If you are wearing a suit, wear lace-up shoes. Don’t wear the same shoe on consecutive days and keep shoetrees in your shoes when you’re not wearing them.


3. Trousers should be long enough to cover your socks, and socks should cover your shins even when you cross your legs. Pants are long enough if they have a slight break in the front. Pleats and cuffs are traditional and functional. Pleats let you sit down comfortably and cuffs add weight to the bottoms allowing for proper drape.

4. Never wear both a belt and braces (suspenders). You’ll appear insecure.


5. Socks should match your trousers.


6. Belts should match your shoes.


7. Ties should reach your belt line. This is neither arbitrary nor negotiable. Too short of a tie makes you look like a rube.

8. Properly knotted ties have a “dimple” under the knot. Clips and tacks are out of date. How to get a dimple under your knot? Place your index finger in the middle of the tie just under where the knot is forming, pinch that part of the necktie between your thumb and middle finger and squeeze together as you pull it down and tighten the knot. The necktie knot should hide the collar button.


9. Suit and Sports jackets are symbols of authority. However the bottom buttons of men’s jackets are not designed to be buttoned, since King Edward VII gained weight, and started a fashion trend. Single Breasted suits can have one, two, three or more buttons. Two and three button jackets are classic, one or more than three get you into the fashion forward arena, which is more suitable for social events than business. With two button jackets only the top button is fastened.
With three button jackets, you can close the middle, or middle and top button. Some suits are made so that the lapels roll to the middle button. On those suits you leave the top button unfastened. Some East Coast hipsters fasten only the top of three buttons! Four or more button jackets may be designed to fasten all the buttons, even the bottom. If the bottom button of a four button can be closed without a noticeable pulling of the fabric, it’s ok to close or leave it open.
Double Breasted suits are the more formal of the two styles and can have four to six buttons with one or two “to button”. They are often identified by a two-number designation such as 4/2, 4/1 or 6/2 (also “four to two”). Translated, the first number gives the total number of front buttons and the second is the number of functioning buttonholes. It doesn’t always mean that all the buttons have to be fastened.
Often only the middle or upper button is secured on a 4/2 or 6/2, but the Duke of Kent started buttoning only his lower button creating a longer diagonal line across his chest giving the wearer a thinner, more dynamic look. Why do men never button the bottom button of your suit, sports jacket, vest or Cardigan sweater? King Edward VII, “Bertie”, son of Victoria (1841 – 1910, King 1901 - 1910) was so heavy that he could not get the bottom button fastened on his vest or to be more historically kind, maybe he just forgot. His subjects taking it as a fashion statement followed his lead and today most men’s suits, sports jackets or vests are not designed to button the bottom button. The tradition of not buttoning the bottom button may have also come from the early waistcoats, which were very long. It may have been out of necessity of being able to walk that the bottom buttons were left undone.


10. Suit and Sports jackets should fit properly which includes showing 1/4” to 1/2” of “linen” or shirtsleeve at the jacket sleeve. We live in a complex, crowded society where considerate people dress appropriately for various places and occasions. Dressing appropriately is about respect for your fellow humans and our institutions.

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Skirts have been in fashion since centuries, though their styles and patterns have got evolved with the time. And the best part about skirts is you can wear them at any occasion, whether you have to dress formally or simply chill out in casuals. While straight and pleated skirts impart a sophisticated look to the women, you can give the impression of being the replica of 1950’s actress by wearing full or ballerina skirts. Floral designs in skirts are liked by most of the girls in casual wear which also provides them a delicate look. In India, skirts have been in trend since times immemorial, and the cotton handloom skirts manufactured here, are loved by every Indian woman. Besides these cotton handloom skirts, there are many other types of skirts available across the world.

A-line skirts
A-line skirts, also called princess skirts, can be especially flattering to plus-size figures, but can be worn well by all figure shapes. An A-line skirt is shaped like a capital letter “A”, with a snug waist spreading out into a triangular shape. A-line/princess skirts are considered a wardrobe staple, especially in a neutral color and a season-spanning fabric such as lightweight wool.
This is the basic skirt that has been customized to a great extent. With slight flare having rough shape of capital letter ‘A’, it fits at the waist while slightly touching hips and thighs; it is broader at the hem.

Flared Skirts
Actually Flared skirts are A-line skirts, but they have extra flare which beautifully covers the fat over hips and thighs. Women who are thin can also try this out in large prints as it will give a voluptuous appearance.

Fit and Flare Skirts
It is just about a variation in flared skirt and in this, flare starts from the hip, not from the waist. Girls having smaller derriere would love such skirts as it will accentuate the hip curve and cover up the lack of thigh curve.

Straight Skirts
Just true to its name, straight skirt falls rightly from the hip. These skirts suit almost everyone, though depending upon the body shape, length and waistline, results may vary.

Pencil Skirts
Hugged to the body from the waist to just above the knee, these skirts come in stretch material and with a back slit at times. Such skirts go only with slim and skinny figures as they emphasize the hips and the derriere.

Tube Skirts
Simply the longer versions of the pencil skirts, Tube skirts fit at the hip and taper at the hem. The visible difference is that they go down below the knee. It suits slim figures.

Mini Skirts
These casual and sexy skirts are loved more by men than women. Mini skirts can be very short and just right to reveal a beautiful pair of legs. Short women can always rely on this because mini skirts elongate the legs.

Pleated Skirts
Plated skirts appear best in short length, just above the knees. The flare of this skirt is reduced by plates and it fits the waist. It looks nice on both, slim and a little plump figures.

Asymmetric Hem Skirts
Asymmetric Hem Skirts come in a variety of shapes and suit a variety of figures. In this, the hem moves and curls in a pattern at different levels. It usually conceals various flaws at the hip, thigh or leg.

Bias Cut Skirts
Bias cut skirts are cut across the fabric’s grain on the diagonal. Cutting on the bias creates a flowing hemline that can seem ultra-feminine and romantic. Bias cut skirts can be long or short and have panels or multi-layers.

Tulip Skirts
Tulip skirts have more fabric around the hips than pencil skirts, giving them the shape of an inverted tulip. Tulip skirts look good on most figure types, especially slender figures as tulip skirt fabric tends to add a little extra bulk around the hips.

Fishtail Skirts
A traditional fishtail skirt is a long, ankle-length skirt that is tightly fitted from the waist to the knee and then flares out to create a fishtail look. Some new designs of the fishtail skirt have a pleated area between the legs and crotch that allows the wearer more leg room to walk. Fishtail skirts are often worn for nicer occasions like weddings or proms.

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The handmade shirt has a long history worldwide and its popularity in recent years demonstrates that there is still a wealth of individuals who like the tailored look.
Perhaps they’re businessmen who need to make an impression, or they’re just people who take pride in what they wear, but no matter what their motivation, the handmade bespoke shirt is here to stay.
However, at times the cost of a tailor made shirts has been well outside the realm of possibility of many men, but in recent years the rise in popularity of the handmade shirt has meant that prices aren’t quite so steep, with shirts now available under 75.00 specially with the advent of online custom tailors.
They can go to Savile Row to have their suit measured then take a leisurely stroll around the corner to get the shirt to match. A testament to the importance of the handmade shirt to the modern man is the amount of people who travel from the USA and beyond to get their made-to-measure shirt, year on year.
Quality is a main factor, the many years of experience offered to the creation of a handmade shirt is second to none, the sewing is beautifully accurate - no loose ends and probably the most important factor is that the shirt is comfortable to wear because it’s made-to-measure for the individual.

You can choose the fabric, collar and single or double cuff designs so that you can design your perfect mens shirts, which for those that like to look good is perhaps as much a perfect proposition as it is a perfect shirt.
But aside from the perfect fit, perhaps the biggest motivation for getting yourself kitted out in a tailor made shirts is the desire to stand out from the crowd. An off the rack shirt, all be a similar style, fit, and cut. They’ll also probably all be from the same shop.
Wouldn’t it be nice to be the one man who’s wearing a completely original, hand-made shirt that fits like a glove and looks truly amazing? A shirt that skims your shoulders perfectly, with sleeves that fit your arms to the millimetre, and a collar that neither chokes you, or gapes open round the neck, no extra fabric hanging at the back or the torso.
The shirts can be a slim fit, comfortable or loose fit with Spread collar, Full Spread, English Cut Away collar, French Cuffs, Bond Cuffs, White collar and White Cuffs,Tab Collar, Button Down Collar.
So you can see why the bespoke, tailor made shirts still lives on today despite it being an historical trend. It just goes to show that there will always be a market for the man who wants to look his best, and wear clothing that is comfortable, stylish, and completely original.

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