On a man, nothing looks better than a good fitting suit. These days it’s about a slim cut suit, no matter what your build, this will be flattering. Here are a few tips to make sure you’re buying the right suit:
-Make sure you can cup your hand under the bottom of your blazer. If you can’t, the jacket is too long and will be unflattering.
-When buying a pin stripe, go for a pencil thin or faint stripe. 1920′s gangster is not the most current look!
-Get a tailor. Guaranteed the suit you get at the store will not fit you perfectly. If you’re going to invest in a suit- invest in a tailor. Just make sure you are fitting your shoulders. A tailor can always bring in the waist or bring up the sleeve.
- When in doubt, wear a two button suit with a narrow lapel. It’s a great blazer that can easily be transferred to multiple looks.
-Make sure you are showing some cuff. It’s just the way it’s done.
-Your suit should match the weather. In summer keep it light with cottons and linen and in fall bring out your tweeds.
-Have fun with pocket squares, ties and socks and keep the rest of your suit plain. You can wear the same classic suit many times over by just changing up the accessories.
-Always wear clean polished shoes with your suit.
-If you are choosing to wear a slim ankle length pant, make sure your socks match your suit. (This is not the most flattering look if you are shorter or have thick legs.
-When hemming a pant to the classic length, make sure you have a “break” in your pant a few inches above your shoe. See here.
-ALWAYS ALWAYS leave the bottom button undone on your blazer. This rule also applies for vests too.
Below are some style inspirations. They all have various styling and fits. My personal favorite is the last suit!
The double-breasted suit: If you’re going to wear this make sure you keep the top button done up at all times. However, this style is not flattering if you have a gut. The buttons just draw the attention to your problem area!
The classic business suit: If you aren’t bold enough to go crazy with color or pattern, this is a good choice. I’d also recommend this styling if you only own one or two suits.
The summer suit: This is a great look for weddings but you can easily switch out the suit pants for light jeans to make it business casual. Make sure to keep the shoe light. No black and no socks with your loafers!
The patterned suit: If you’re bold enough, have fun but don’t go crazy. This is a subtle print, and if you notice the rest of the accessories are kept simple.
The Fall Suit: Brown tweed is a great look for fall, and styled with funky socks and a patterned shirt can take this drab color and make it fun!
Which is your favorite suit look?