We have said it before, we are going to say it again – in order for the formal suit to look nice on a man’s body, it needs to be the right size. The suit with the proper cut, the appropriate choice of accessories, colour and patterns are all a crucial part of looking good. But there are some other, less popular rules and specifics connected to wearing a suit. Which are they?
The right size does matter.
Dots, geometric patterns and other prints and designs could introduce vibrancy into the whole look of your outfit in a particularly interesting way. Save these for your tie or your shirt and avoid combinations of too many or too bright colours over large areas of your attire.
With formal men’s suits, contrasting seams on the lapel and other parts of the suit are absolutely unacceptable.
The difference between the perfect suit and the mediocre suit most often lies in the material. Wool and cashmere are an appropriate choice.
You always unbutton the jacket when you sit down. No exceptions.
Never go to extremes with accessories. A pocket square or a tiepin is most frequently everything you need.
The good suit could be recognised from afar. The trousers are never too wide, the legs are never too long, the shoulders fit perfectly… and the price always amounts to a four-digit sum.
So that the jacket of the suit fits to measure, when your arms are resting down, its length has to end where the upper knuckle of your thumb is. Yes, it sounds strange, but this is one of the unquestionable ways for you to find out what the perfect length of the jacket is.
When the jacket is buttoned, you need to be able to fit your fist between the chest and the textile. The space has to be neither more, nor less.
Add a watch. A watch is never unnecessary.
Text: Stefy Stoeva