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The Style Journal provides you an insight into the new products, services and offers from Wil Valor while we share our expertise on everything from suiting trends, tailoring methods, colour analysis and style advice.  

Dormeuil: Your Guide to Summer Style and Timeless Elegance
01 May 2024
Dormeuil: Your Guide to Summer Style and Timeless Elegance

As the sun warms our faces and days stretch longer, Dormeuil embraces the spirit of summer with a collection of fabrics designed for lightness, comfort, and effortless elegance. Whether you're seeking the perfect business suit, a luxurious wedding ensemble, or a relaxed weekend outfit, Dormeuil caters to every occasion with a commitment to quality and sophistication. Here at Wil Valor, we're proud to carry the entire range of Dormeuil fabrics, so you can experience the brand's exceptional craftsmanship firsthand. 

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09 Apr 2024
From "I Do" to Everyday Chic; A Guide to Re-wearing Your Wedding Suit

Your wedding suit is a symbol of your commitment, your impeccable taste, and the perfect fit that makes you feel confident on your big day. But after the confetti settles and the cake is devoured, what happens to this sartorial masterpiece? Traditionally, wedding suits languish in the back of closets, reserved for the occasional formal event. But what if we told you your wedding suit holds untapped potential?  At Wil Valor, Brisbane's premier destination for tailored men's suits and bespoke suits, we believe in the power of a well-made suit.  With a few tweaks and a dash of creativity, your wedding suit can transform into a versatile staple for your wardrobe, ready to conquer the world (or at least the office) long after the wedding bells have faded.  Assessing Your Suit's Potential:  The first step is to evaluate your suit's suitability for re-wearing. Consider these factors

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How to Elevate Your Suiting Basics: The Tips and Tricks That Nobody is Telling You
02 Feb 2024
How to Elevate Your Suiting Basics: The Tips and Tricks That Nobody is Telling You

When it comes to suiting up, mastering the basics is essential. However, if you're looking to take your suit game to the next level, there are a few secrets that can truly elevate your style. In this article, we will reveal some lesser-known tips and tricks that nobody is telling you, allowing you to make a lasting impression with your impeccable sense of fashion. 

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How to Buy a Bespoke Suit
17 Dec 2023
How to Buy a Bespoke Suit

In a world that values individuality and personal style, nothing exudes confidence and sophistication like a well-tailored suit. But finding the perfect men’s suit or women’s suit that complements your body, style, and personality can be a daunting task. This is where the art of bespoke tailoring comes into play. From Brisbane to Melbourne and across the world to LA, Wil Valor can help create you the perfect custom suit. 

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The Secrets to Becoming a Well-Dressed Man
11 Dec 2023
The Secrets to Becoming a Well-Dressed Man

The art of dressing well is more than just throwing on a tailored suit or picking out the latest fashion trends; it's about understanding style, fit, and the subtle details that elevate an outfit from ordinary to extraordinary. It's about mastering the timeless principles of style, adapting them to your unique personality, and consistently refining your wardrobe. Here are some secrets to help you on your journey to becoming a well-dressed man. 

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Wil Valor's 15,000th Order
04 Dec 2023
Wil Valor's 15,000th Order

We recently had the pleasure of welcoming Peter back to the showroom after he won a $1500 voucher for being the person to place our 15,000th order. With a warm smile and an air of excitement, had chosen this blue Linen/Silk blend jacket as his reward! Peters order represents a milestone that underscores the enduring support and loyalty we've been fortunate to receive from our valued clients over the past 18 years. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you who has made this journey possible, contributing to the growth and success of our brand. The carefully crafted jacket Peter chose is not just a piece of clothing but a symbol of the trust and connection he, along with many others, has established with our brand. Peter shared his thoughts about the jacket, saying, "It is never in doubt, how good I feel in this clothing." This sentiment perfectly encapsulates the essence of what we strive to achieve – creating garments that not only exude style and elegance but also instil a sense of confidence and comfort in those who wear them. The jacket is a testament to the meticulous attention to detail and quality craftsmanship that defines our brand. It's not merely an article of clothing; it's a reflection of our commitment to providing our customers with exceptional products that stand the test of time. As we continue our journey, we look forward to many more milestones and opportunities to serve our incredible community of clients. Thank you for 18 years of unwavering support, and congratulations once again to Peter, our 15,000th order, for being a part of this special moment in our story. - Mark & The Wil Valor Team

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Stylist Q&A: How to match my pocket hank
04 Dec 2023
Stylist Q&A: How to match my pocket hank

Fashion isn't just about wearing the right clothes; it's about wearing them the right way. One accessory that can truly elevate your suit game is the pocket square, also known as the pocket hank. This small piece of fabric can make a big impact on your overall look. However, many men find themselves stumped when it comes to choosing the perfect pocket hank to match their suit. 

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Christmas Gifting at Wil Valor
03 Dec 2023
Christmas Gifting at Wil Valor

Every year that familiar sense of dread creeps over us in the weeks leading up to Christmas when we realise, all too suddenly, that we haven’t done nearly enough gift-shopping for our family, mates and partners. We do love whisky here at Wil Valor however we think this year another bottle of whisky is kind of the easy way out. We suggest something unique, something personal. Some may not know we stock this range of bespoke accessories as we are known mostly for our custom clothes and bespoke suits in Brisbane. From small wonders to big splurges, Mark and Takumi from Wil Valor have curated a list of gifts in stock and ready to gift wrap. Everything on offer at Wil Valor this year will feel incredible to watch them open and appreciate — unlike those other years with the pack of jocks or the set whisky stones. A Tachibana Bracelet Simple, yet significant. Tachibana Co. is a local designer jewellery company that creates high-quality and hand-finished timeless pieces with a Japanese flare. This particular piece is made from Malachite and brings confidence to the wearer.

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What Is Smart Casual and How Can I Dress for It
26 Nov 2023
What Is Smart Casual and How Can I Dress for It

Smart casual is a dress code that strikes a balance between formal and informal attire. It offers a stylish and sophisticated look suitable for a variety of occasions, from business meetings to social events. Mastering the art of smart casual dressing allows you to exude confidence and showcase your personal style. In this article, we will explore what smart casual entails and provide specific outfit suggestions to help you nail the look. 

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How to Tie a Bowtie
20 Nov 2023
How to Tie a Bowtie

Tying a bowtie can seem daunting at first, but with a little practice, it can become second nature. Here are some steps to help you tie a classic bowtie: 

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How to Build the Perfect 9-5 Wardrobe
13 Nov 2023
How to Build the Perfect 9-5 Wardrobe

Dressing appropriately for the workplace is essential to create a professional image and make a strong impression. In this article, we will explore the key elements of building a perfect 9-5 wardrobe for men, focusing on corporate wear that balances style, comfort, and professionalism. 

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Stylist Q&A: What Tie Should I Wear?
06 Nov 2023
Stylist Q&A: What Tie Should I Wear?

When it comes to dressing for success, nothing exudes confidence and style quite like a well-fitted suit. However, completing your look with the right tie can make all the difference. With an array of tie styles, patterns, and colours to choose from, it's important to consider the overall aesthetic and occasion. In this article, we'll explore different types of suits and offer suggestions on the ideal tie pairings, to help you make a lasting impression. 

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How to Update Your Summer Wardrobe
30 Oct 2023
How to Update Your Summer Wardrobe

As the temperature rises and the sun shines brighter, it's time to revamp your summer suit wardrobe. Updating your collection with appropriate colours, patterns, and stylish outfits will not only keep you cool but also ensure you make a statement wherever you go. In this article, we'll explore the best ways to elevate your summer suit wardrobe, offering specific colour and pattern suggestions, along with complete outfit ideas to inspire your style this season. 

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Everything You Need to Know About Suiting Up for The Races
26 Oct 2023
Everything You Need to Know About Suiting Up for The Races

Horse racing is a thrilling and elegant sport that has captivated audiences for centuries. Attending a horse race, whether it's the Kentucky Derby or a local event, provides an opportunity to witness the grace and power of these magnificent animals up close. While the focus is on the horses and their jockeys, dressing the part is an essential aspect of the overall experience. In this article, we will guide you through everything you need to know about suiting up for the races. 

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How to Maximise Your First Impressions
16 Oct 2023
How to Maximise Your First Impressions

First impressions are lasting impressions, and in many aspects of life, how we present ourselves can make all the difference. Whether it's a job interview, a business meeting, a first date, or a social event, the way you dress and carry yourself plays a pivotal role in how others perceive you. Among the most potent tools in your arsenal for making a strong first impression is a great outfit. In this article, we'll explore how investing in a custom suit and selecting the right accessories can elevate your first impression to a whole new level. 

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Style Fundamentals: The 8 Essential Rules That Every Man Should Know
10 Oct 2023
Style Fundamentals: The 8 Essential Rules That Every Man Should Know

When it comes to personal style, every man should strive for a refined and polished appearance that reflects his personality and leaves a lasting impression. By understanding and following a few essential rules, you can elevate your fashion game and project an image of confidence and sophistication. Let's delve into these style fundamentals that every man should know. 

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Your Suiting Glossary: Every Term You Need to Know to Look Like a Suiting Expert
25 Sep 2023
Your Suiting Glossary: Every Term You Need to Know to Look Like a Suiting Expert

When it comes to men's fashion, few things are as timeless and sophisticated as a well-tailored suit. Whether you're attending a formal event or heading to the office, knowing the ins and outs of suiting can elevate your style and make you look like a true suiting expert. To help you navigate the world of suits, we've compiled a comprehensive glossary of key terms that every suiting enthusiast should know. From fabrics to fit, here's everything you need to know to master the art of suiting. 

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How To Find The Perfect Wedding Guest Outfit According To The Dress Code
18 Sep 2023
How To Find The Perfect Wedding Guest Outfit According To The Dress Code

Attending a wedding as a guest comes with the responsibility of dressing appropriately for the occasion. Understanding the different dress codes associated with weddings can help you choose the perfect suit and ensure you look your best while respecting the couple's wishes. In this article, we will explore various dress codes and provide guidance on what kind of suit to wear as a wedding guest. 

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Finding The Perfect Wedding Guest Suit
18 Sep 2023
Finding The Perfect Wedding Guest Suit

Attending a wedding is an exciting occasion that calls for dressing your best. As a wedding guest, selecting the right suit is crucial to ensure you strike the perfect balance between style, formality, and appropriateness. Whether the wedding is a black-tie affair or a casual outdoor celebration, this article will guide you through the process of choosing the ideal suit for the occasion. 

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Dapper Decisions: Unveiling the Perfect Tuxedo Styles for Every Occasion
04 Sep 2023
Dapper Decisions: Unveiling the Perfect Tuxedo Styles for Every Occasion

From lavish galas to intimate weddings, the tuxedo stands as a beacon of elegance and refinement in men's fashion. Navigating the world of tuxedo styles is akin to mastering an art, where each choice carries significance. Let's explore the nuances of tuxedo etiquette and the variety of styles available. 

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Wil Valor For The Time Poor
30 Aug 2023
Wil Valor For The Time Poor

Have we made clothing for you previously? No time to visit us.. yet need new clothing? No worries, we have you covered... This convenient ordering process will take 5 - 10 minutes. How this works: Send a note (email, txt or phone call) with the garments & occasions required. We may ask a few clarifying questions. We send you photos of fabrics and our reasons behind their selection. Once fabrics are confirmed, the deposit is paid. The garment/s will arrive in 3 - 4 weeks The final fitting can be:  - In person at the showroom  - At your home or office.  - Delivered via post.  Trust us completely? (Alot of clients do) Just send a note, everything is taken care of and your garments will arrive in 3 - 4 weeks.

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How To Update Your Spring Wardrobe
28 Aug 2023
How To Update Your Spring Wardrobe

Spring is a season of renewal and rejuvenation, and it's the perfect time to update your suiting wardrobe. As the weather warms up, you'll want to incorporate lighter fabrics, vibrant colours, and trendy styles into your outfits. Here are some spring suiting trends and must-have items to include in your spring suit wardrobe. 

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What To Wear To The Races: Men’s Spring Carnival Fashion Guide 2023
21 Aug 2023
What To Wear To The Races: Men’s Spring Carnival Fashion Guide 2023

As the Australian landscape transforms with the arrival of spring, a sense of excitement fills the air, heralding the much-anticipated Spring Carnival. Throughout the entire year, many of us find ourselves confined to the modest and routine attire dictated by corporate culture. However, when racing season arrives, the boundaries loosen considerably. As October approaches, an entirely new set of fashion guidelines takes center stage, especially when you're at the racetrack. This presents a golden chance to showcase that daring and expressive fashion statement that you've suppressed while navigating the confines of the office environment. At the heart of every well-dressed man's Spring Carnival ensemble is a perfectly tailored suit. Spring's gentle warmth calls for lighter fabrics such as linen, lightweight wool, or blends that ensure comfort throughout the day. A two-piece suit in classic colours like navy, light grey, or soft beige serves as a versatile canvas for creativity in the shirt, accessories, shoes, hats and other elements of your outfit.

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How To Create A Capsule Wardrobe With Suits
21 Aug 2023
How To Create A Capsule Wardrobe With Suits

In the realm of men's fashion, one cannot underestimate the influence of a sophisticated capsule wardrobe. This thoughtfully curated collection of versatile pieces has the ability to elevate your style and simplify the process of getting dressed. Among these essential items, suits hold a special place, representing the epitome of refined menswear. When it comes to suiting, there are a few key pieces that every man should have in his arsenal. Let's explore the perfect combination of suits for a sophisticated capsule wardrobe. 

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The ultimate Father's Day Gift Guide To Make You The Favourite Child
14 Aug 2023
The ultimate Father's Day Gift Guide To Make You The Favourite Child

Father's Day is just around the corner, and it's time to start thinking about the perfect gift to show your dad how much you appreciate him. This year, why not go the extra mile and give him a gift that truly stands out? We've put together the ultimate Father's Day gift guide that will not only make your dad feel special but also make you the favourite child. 

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Mastering Elegance: Key Factors to Consider When Selecting Your Perfect Suit Tailor
07 Aug 2023
Mastering Elegance: Key Factors to Consider When Selecting Your Perfect Suit Tailor

In a world that often values first impressions and personal presentation, a well-fitted suit stands as a hallmark of timeless elegance and sophistication. Yet, the journey to acquiring such an exquisite garment begins with a critical decision: selecting the perfect suit tailor.  This choice is not merely about finding someone to sew fabric; it's about establishing a partnership with an artisan who understands the nuances of style, fit, and personal expression. Here are the key factors to consider when embarking on this sartorial quest. 

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Everything You Need to Know About the Anatomy of a Dress Shoe
28 Jul 2023
Everything You Need to Know About the Anatomy of a Dress Shoe

Dress shoes are an essential part of any formal or professional wardrobe. Understanding the anatomy of a dress shoe can help you make informed decisions when choosing the right pair. It is our knowledge on the topic which allows us to create beautiful custom-made shoes. In this article, we will delve into the various components that make up a dress shoe, providing a comprehensive overview of their anatomy.

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