Showing posts with label business suits. Show all posts
Showing posts with label business suits. Show all posts

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.