uits are brilliant and exceptional piece of clothing that evokes class and finesse. Proper suiting can flatter any body type if attention would be given to it as much as it is given to building abs.
Wearing a suit is never always about throwing on the pieces but so much goes on in getting a perfect fit which always require paying attention to details. So, don’t be tired of the dos and don’ts and the rules that comes with donning on a suit because to break rules, you must be a master of the rules. To guarantee attention everywhere you go, your suit style rules should not be broken and your looks will keep you confident each time you wear it.
In order to pay each suit the accolade it deserves, several rules and tips must be adhered to:
Rule 1: Button-up right
Buttoning your suit jacket is dependent on the suit pattern – single breasted or double breasted. A double breasted jacket can be buttoned up beautifully to drape the form and accentuate shape. But remember, the last button on a single breasted suit must be left open when wearing a two button piece. The extra buttons are for aesthetic purposes and leaving it open will ensure it fits properly; offer a great silhouette and makes moving about comfortable without restrictions. For a three button suit, you can either button the top two buttons or only the middle button. Buttoning up the wrong way is a very common mistake even though it sounds simple enough.
Rule 2: undo buttons while sitting
This is a must do except you want to spoil your suit fabric or look stuffed up like a stuffed turkey, I hope not! When sitting, undo the buttons on your suit jacket and fasten them back on when standing again.
Rule 3: Get the fit right
Fitting is everything in pulling off a classy suit look. The fitting can either make or break your looks. Remember also that your suits can be altered to fit your frame and here are things you should put into consideration.
Shoulder: your suit jacket should hug and sit flat on your shoulders with the shoulders measuring same length as the bone under it, the true fit of your suit lies on your shoulder fitting. Ensure the seam of your suit sits at the point the shoulder curves into the arm.
Trouser break: A break is the point which your trouser touches your shoes which is mostly dependent on personal style. A rule of thumb is that the trouser cuff falls neatly at the top of your shoes. Modern and classy look requires the trousers tapered with very little break so they just barely touch your shoes to show off your socks. For a formal look with a clean hem, a medium break with the trousers gently pooling over the shoes is appropriate. A clean hem would allow the trouser length falling a bit longer at the back than at the front.
Mid-section: Your trousers should fit at your hips and choose ones with wider waistband with a single or double pleat for comfort. To better complement your shape, your jacket should be brought in slightly at the waist. When buttoning up your suit jacket, it should be without strain or leaving loose fabric around your midline. So, if you can easily slip your hands across your chest to button up, then you are good to go.
Sleeve length: Sleeves should be neither too long nor short. Your jacket sleeves should show half an inch of your shirt cuff, if it completely covers your shirt sleeves, it is too long and if it shows more than half an inch of your shirt sleeves, it is too short. So, your shirt sleeves should end at your wrist and no longer or shorter.
Rule 4: Harmonize your leathers
It is customary to match your belt and shoes on your suit. A black belt will not match a brown shoe so avoid the combinations and match appropriately. The shades might not match up perfectly but completely avoid mismatching your leathers. Go for thin belts with classy buckle instead of large ones.
Rule 5: wear longer socks
Ensure your socks are long enough to cover your skin when seated. Choose mid-calf or above the calf length socks. Go for solid, bold toned or color blocked colors and opt for stripes, plain or polka dots patterns.
Rule 6: Choose the right tie
Choose slim ties over wide ones and keep colors primary and classy with minimal prints, remember to choose ties that are darker than your shirt colors. Ensure your tie length does not fall past your belt buckle and ensure your tie pin is no wider than your tie, fasten your tie pin straight between the third and fourth buttons of your shirt. Choose ties that width matches the width of your suit lapel.
Rule 7: pocket square
Avoid trying to match up your pocket square. Go for ones that do not completely match your tie in color, pattern or fabric.
Rule 8: Avoid stuffing your pockets
Keep both your pants and jacket pockets light by keeping heavy or bulky items off them. Since your pants and jackets are well fitted, stuffing your pockets with a phone, wallet or even your car keys can distort overall appearance and finish.
Rule 9: Cut down on accessories
To achieve a sophisticated look, less is always more. Reduce the use of accessories and keep it minimal. You can add a touch of details with a tie and pocket square but overdoing it is adding a lapel, a scarf or a tie pin at a go. Instead of adding on so much, let your suit do the speaking!
here are lots of suit choices to choose from but invest in quality over quantity because a good suit is a piece that will last on for years, so treat them with grace. Also, detailing might be treated as an afterthought but they supply a perfect finishing which commands attention.
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