Understanding how it’s meant to fit your body is the secret to wearing a suit.Anyone can look smart with the basic knowledge of a tailor and a few simple tips.While fashions change year to year, having a high-quality, classic suit can help keep you in style for a long time.
Step 1: You can choose a navy blue or charcoal gray suit.
Unless you are going to a funeral or black-tie event, there is no reason to wear a black suit in the daytime.Go for a neutral color.These suits are favorable for everyday wear.The dark grey or navy will complement most dress shirt colors.Just make sure your shirt doesn’t clash with your suit by choosing a subtle pattern.
Step 2: You should check the fit of your jacket.
The jacket should be at the waist to accentuate your shoulders.When you have your arms at your side, the hem should fall where your fingertips end.The sleeves should sit at the top of your wrists and allow a quarter to a half inch of the shirt cuff to show.To get a better fit, visit a tailor.Don’t wear lapels that are three inches wide.The brand label should be removed from the sleeve.
Step 3: The pants should break on top of your shoes.
When your pants skim the tops of your shoes, there is a crease.It’s a good sign that your pants are too short if there is no crease.It’s likely that your pants are too long if you have a deep crease.Try the pants on while wearing shoes to make sure you get the right length.If you want to wear a suit every day, you should buy more than one pair of trousers.
Step 4: Don’t wear pants with front pleats or cuffs.
The look of pleats has fallen out of fashion.If you want to slim your legs, go for a flat-pressed trousers instead of trousers with a front crease.Purchasing pants without cuffs will make them appear shorter.
Step 5: You should wear a quality dress shirt.
It can be hard to tell the difference from far away, but a quality dress shirt will look better and feel better.The dress shirt will last longer if you have freer movement.If you want to buy a high-quality piece, look for the collar’s crispness and clean stitching.Look at the panels on the shoulders.It is likely to be better made if the shirt has a split yoke, which is where the panel is made from two different fabric pieces sewn together at an angle.
Step 6: The shirt should be classically styled.
The dress shirt can be used to add personality or bring in pops of color.You don’t want to go over the top with bright colors.In a basic office job, a fluorescent neon shirt is not likely to go over well.Try to stick to whites, blues, light purples, salmon, and grays.If you are going to wear an undershirt, make sure it doesn’t show under your collar.
Step 7: Check the length and width of your tie.
The standard rule is that the width of your tie should be in line with your suit jacket.Your tie should be the same if your lapels are two-three inches.Make sure that your tie covers your belt buckle.You may want to knot the tie to see how long it lasts.
Step 8: It’s best to stick to basic knots.
The Windsor knot is the most common knot for a tie.It is common for this knot to be used with any suit.There are two ways to do a half-Windsor knot.Going off of the size of your head is a good way to judge which knot to use.You want the knot to match.A four-in-hand knot is for less formal attire.
Step 9: You can add a pocket square.
To make it fit in the pocket, fold it so that it peeks out of the top.This is a great way to add a bit of personality to any suit.Your pocket square shouldn’t match your tie’s pattern.
Step 10: The right shoes are needed.
Dark brown shoes are good for everyday wear.These shoes complement both charcoal gray and navy blue.If you are wearing a lighter colored suit, you can go for lighter brown or tans.The most common shoes to wear with suits are loafers or Oxfords.
Step 11: Don’t buy socks that are too short.
While socks are a great place to play with style, you always want to make sure they cover your ankle when you sit down.You want to make sure you don’t show off any extra skin because your pants are going to ride up no matter what you do.Pairs that sit halfway up your shin are ideal.If you want, you can mix up colors and patterns or stick to blacks and grays.
Step 12: A thin belt is what you should choose.
A properly fitted suit requires a belt.You don’t want a large, clunky item with a big belt buckle to overshadow your look.Go for a thin belt the same color as your shoes with a silver, gold, or bronze belt buckle.The simpler, the better.