Color and Pattern
The color of a suit is always a very important decision, from matching your skin tone, to picking event appropriate hues – and no Zac Efron’s shiny maroon suit and Pharrell’s school boy shorts from the 2014 Oscars are not ok to wear to work. If you want basic, easy-to-wear and all-round fool proof colors for you suit, opt for blacks, dark navy blues and shades of grays.
Now, we are never prejudice when it comes to designers at The Luxury Closet, but it is a fact that certain brands design certain kinds of suits for a certain style of man, so some will fit you better than others even if they’re the same size! Some of our faves?
The fabric that a suit is made out of becomes a big deal as the seasons change. While wool is always a good choice for indoor and winter use, linen can be a much more breathable, light, and cool fabric for outdoor summer events. On the other hand, linen can also be a more difficult material to take care of on the fact that it tends to wrinkle easily. Consider where and when your suit will mostly be worn before choosing your material.
The Two Button Suit Style – A classic style that will never go out of fashion, so if you’re looking to build your wardrobe, you need to invest in one of these.
The Three Button Suit Style – A fairly common style in the business world, and they tend to fit taller men better.
Four button suits – These tend to be more of a fashion statement than anything else, as many people might find it a bit difficult to walk while all four buttons are buttoned they aren’t seen as having much general utility.
The Double Breasted Suit Style – Typically accenting the wearer’s shoulders, whilst it can give you an impressive stature, it can also look over-bearing if not paired with the correct trousers. Look for pants with large cuffs at the ankles and that are pleated at the waist to help balance it out.
The Tuxedo Suit Style – Call me Bond. James Bond. This is your go-to style for a wedding or at a black tie.
5 Styling Tips to Remember…
- Save the bulky shock-resistant sports watch for the gym or your outdoor-adventure excursions. It has no place with a suit.
- Your tie bar should never be wider than your tie.
- Always unfasten your jacket buttons when you sit.
- Never fasten the bottom button of a double-breasted jacket (unless it has only a single row of buttons).
- When you go without a tie, it’s best to keep your shirt collar on the smaller side.
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