Friday, February 22, 2013

Tips on Buying Suits for Your Professional Wardrobe

Ludwig von Mises

Buying suits can be a daunting task for people who are not sure where to start. Working in a professional setting often requires the use of suits for meetings, interviews, or other important social events. Any person who is a casual wearer of suits should have between 4 and 5 in their closet for a variety of occasions.  

Whether you are searching online or walking through the mall you should consider a few solid tips on purchasing the right suit for your needs. No matter what range of suit you are seeking to purchase quality is always a better indicator than price. The price posted on the tag is not the final price and there is always a little wiggle room. With that in mind consider the following tips:

1.       Avoid Pleats: Pleated pants will make you look bigger than you are. To have the masculine top with a thinner waste avoid the extra material that is comfortable but of poor taste.

2.       A Little Snug: A proper suit should be a little snug and constricting. Extra space in a suit will look sloppy and make you look larger than you are.

3.       Two Buttons: Two buttons is more modern than three button suits. When wearing a two button suit ensure that you leave the bottom button open.

4.       Avoid Excessive Tailoring: Avoid suits that require too much tailoring. If it isn’t close to the proper fit excessive cutting and sewing will impact its overall look.

5.       Color and pattern: It is generally advisable to stick with traditional colors for suits until you build a reasonable wardrobe of navy blue, charcoal grey, and brown.

6.       Measurements: Measurements should be taken of neck, shoulders, sleeves, chest, waist, and inseam in order to tailor the suit properly.

7.       Accessories: Belts should match your shoes and buckles should match your watch.

8.       Tie Choice: In today’s world a thinner tie is better than a thicker one.  Make sure that some of the color matches the rest of the material unless you are looking for a clash.

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