What is the most perfect dressing of men that lend them an extraordinary stature? A Suit!
Yeah! There’s no doubt that a man clad in a suit looks more appealing. For instance, consider Daniel Craig, Ryan Gosling, David Beckham, Bradley Cooper, Robert Pattinson and the list goes on and on. They wear their suits like they own them. Watching these men strolling around in their perfectly tailored suits just gives us jazz.
A suit is a professional man’s signature. A man well clad in a suit exudes power and sensuality. It’s the aura that he sets around which makes almost every lady swoons on the spot. Wearing a suit and actually pulling it off is impressive. It’s the ability of a man to wear a suit that makes him more attractive, sharp and smartly put together.
The way you carry yourself in your suit displays the power and confidence you have. It wouldn’t be wrong if I say your suit is like your armor. And it would be a disaster if your armor were inadequate and not worn properly.
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You see; wearing a suit is not as easy as it seems. You cannot just pick any suit and wear it and expect yourself to look as dashing and dapper as these above men. It’s not just these men that contribute to their appearance in a suit. A well-cut and properly tailored suit is what makes them look more suave.
So if you wish to look as put together as them in a suit you need to know some very important aspects about wearing it. There are some rules that if not looked after; you might end up clothed in either a very tight or a baggy suit. You need to choose your suits with these rules that are stated below.
The Lapels of your Suit
While buying a suit you should remember to check its lapels. Lapels should be slim of about 2 inches at its widest point. Generally, it is considered that thin lapels are modern while wide lapels are dated. It’s your preference of what you choose. Also, if you are a tie person, always choose the suit with lapels whose width is same as that of the tie. Make sure the fit of your absolutely classy tailored suit is such that 1/4th of the collar of the shirt is above your coat’s lapel.
- Notch Lapel – If at all you have opportunity to possess just one suit, then the coat or jacket with Notch lapel is most preferred one. After all, this one is just perfect for every occasion, right from ruling the workplace and corporate meetings to casual parties. Pick a coat with notch lapel having a moderate girth.
- Peak Lapel – Broad shoulders and fuller confidant chest is what men takes pain at gym for, isn’t it? Well, I have a trick for you guys then! How about you choosing the peak lapelled suit coat and making your formal appearance more elite.
- Shawl Lapel – It is recognized easily by the roundness despite of sharp corners unlike peak lapel and notch lapel. Mostly tuxedos and jackets are characterized by such lapel styles.
The Pocket Squares
It’s a fine thing if you are a fan of pocket squares. They add a layer of panache to your attire. But While choosing your pocket squares remember not to buy one of the same color or fabric as that of your tie. Multifold pocket squares, square pockets or a triangular one being the major formal folds while the puffed pocket squares and four-peaked pocket squares are most preferred functional and sassier ones.
Shoulders of the Suit
A suit that looks saggy or taut is a no go. Always make sure that your shoulders fit your body perfectly. The shoulder pads of your suit must end at your shoulder. There must be enough slack in the shoulder so that it doesn’t restrict any movement but not more which will only give you a baggy look.
Length of the Jacket
Wearing a suit is impressive but wearing a suit jacket with length that isn’t apt will be catastrophe. Your jacket length must be peculiar. A suit jacket must cover most of your zipper and your butt completely. Choose the jacket that rests in your hand when they are by your side.
The cuffs of your suit jacket are crucial as any other things. A perfect suit sleeves will end just above the hinges of the wrists. The shirt cuffs of about quarter to half an inch should be visible.
Vents are of different types. If you prefer center vent then make sure that the cut is up to the middle of the jacket. The side vents are acceptable on either side of the back panel. No vents, singular vents and dual vents are the varying physiognomies of the suits that explain themselves very well.
- No Vents – Though, a thing about no vents suit coat coming from the Italian background is that it crumples and looks untidy as soon as you stand after sitting or put your hands into the pockets since there is no scope of the vents to move and adjust.
- Singular Vent – Singular vented coats, despite of being less formal than the dual vented suits, looks quite classic and feels comfortable too. Thanks to Americans, though!
- Dual Vent – Professional, elegant and clean it is! It is an English style of coat suit that gives just an impressive shape your back and persona, makes you feel comfortable and there are lesser chances of falling creases even when you sit.
Your armholes will define the movement of your jacket. In lower armholes, your whole suit jacket moves when you swing your arm out. So it’s better to have high armholes. They are modern looking and give natural motion.
Darts of Your Suit
An illustrated outline can be gained with a few darts of the suit. To achieve a perfect silhouette, buy the suit that darts in at your waist. Make sure that your jacket fits your body precisely.
Break of the Trouser
Only focusing on the jacket won’t work for you. Your trouser is equally as important as the jacket of your suit. The ‘break’ is where your pants fold when the pants meet your shoe. The perfect trouser is that which only has one break and the length of your pants should be up to midway of your shoe. No break is where the inseam of your trouser is right an inch above the ankle and doesn’t break at all (as the name suggests) while full break is the old school styled trouser that gives an absolutely formal guise.
So while buying a suit all these rules must be followed to make you look more poised in a suit. But only buying a proper suit will not help. You must know which type of suit you must wear to different occasions. It wouldn’t do now if you go to a formal event wearing a suit that implies casual look, would it?
SUITS ACCORDING TO THE OCCASIONS
If going for a formal event or a ‘Black Tie’ as they say, prefer tuxedo jacket with a bow tie. A bow tie is best preferred for formal events. Always make sure that the size of your bow tie is not broader than your neck. A sharp white shirt with classy cufflinks and finish it off with well-polished leather shoes. Oxfords are better suited, they a give formal sleek look. Add a posh pocket square. You can also add a waistcoat or a silk cummerbund for events such as prom or wedding or funeral. Such attire can also be adopted for corporate parties.
Casual Cocktail Attire
A casual attire is easy to pull off with a suit jacket, shirt and tie as your preference. Although, if you are going with a tie, you can either go for a Windsor knot or four-in-hand knot. While a Windsor knot is best suited on longer necks, the four-in-hand knot looks nice on men with shorter necks. You can either wear a blazer over any casual outfit say- shirt, t-shirt along with chinos or jeans and loafers. Or you can go with a tuxedo jacket over a light colored shirt without any tie.
Semi Formal Event
Prefer suits of dark shades of black, grey, navy blue or charcoal for such events. Tie can be optional. If you like you can wear it or you can simply let it go. A pinstripe suit will give out class and elegance. If you are going to wear a tie, make sure that it matches your suit. Also don’t forget to wear belt that matches the color of your shoes. If it’s the same leather then it will be better and the tip of your tie should touch the belt. A pocket square will add to your appearance. You can either have a pocket square with one tip up or in a casual fold. If you are wearing a black suit, make sure that you don’t mix it with brown shoes. It’s totally a no go!
Casual with Blazers
If you are planning to hang out with friends in a pub or if it’s a simply country event, you can get a poised look with a blazer. You can easily match it with any light colored shirt or a t-shirt and dress pants or jeans with boots or loafers. A tie or no tie is according to your preference. This attire could also be easily adopted for a date. Either it’s a casual event or a formal event; you can easily pull it off with a blazer.
So you see, a suit is only fine when all of its elements are well put together. Remember to properly mix and match your shoes with your suit. And also don’t forget that the shoulder divots and rumplings are smooth and plain. Make sure these simple rules are followed and nobody can stop you from killing it off. Wear a suit like it’s nobody’s business and swagger in style.