How to Suit Up | Men’s Fashion Tips

How to Suit Up | Men’s Fashion Tips

Ppeople always ask me questions about the suits that I’m wearing and I want to take the time out to make a video dedicated to just that picking out the perfect suit and dressing it up to perfection first things first bit is king doesn’t matter what brand you’re wearing it doesn’t matter how much you’ve spent on your suit if it doesn’t fit it’s a bad suit.

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I see a lot of guys getting a suit that’s one size too big and the result of that is that the shoulders of the suit flop over your natural shoulders you get this dent and easy way to check if the suit shoulder fits you right is to go up against the wall your suit should make contact with the wall first followed by your shoulder if there’s any bunching of fabric in between that your suit is too big if your shoulder hits the wall first before the fabric of the suit the suit is too tight it’s important that you’re able to comfortably cross your arms without tearing the fabric across your back moving on down the suit you want to make sure that the fin at the stomach is right to the way you check that is you button the top button of the suit and slide your hand in between that button if your hand feels too tight in that area it’s possible that your suit is too small or if there’s way too much room in there your suit is likely too big the fabric of the jacket should drape the natural contour of your arms without bunching up being too tight or loose the length of the sleeve is also crucial you want to be comfortable showing at least a quarter to half an inch of your shirt below your suit this is one of those alterations that needs to be done by an tailor because anatomically we’re all different we’re not symmetrical one arm can be longer than the other it’s been debated how long your suit should be and really there’s a simple answer to this you want your suit to fall somewhere between your wrist and the middle of your thumb but most importantly it has to cover your bottom so we talked about the jacket of the suit now let’s talk about the pants first you want to make sure that the waist of the pants fits you properly how do you find your natural waist well take three fingers and place them right below your belly button and that’s your natural waist that’s where your soup an should fit these are jeans these aren’t sweat pants so don’t let them sink too low your suit span should fit comfortably without the need for a belt in fact the best quality suit pants are made without belt loops they’re made with little hinges and attachments on the side to make small changes in case you gay – powder – the suit fabric should naturally drape the contour of your legs without being too loose or snug now let’s talk about the length of the pants there is some flexibility in deciding how you want the hem of your pants to look you can go for no break half break or a full break I think the perfect look falls somewhere between a half break or no break at all because when you go for a full break you get that ugly crease in your shins and doesn’t make the suit look flattering now let’s talk about the details which can really bring your personality to light starting from top to bottom let’s look at the lapels three most popular variations of the lapel is the notch lapel which is that classic one you see on most suits then you have the peak lapel which is the one I’m wearing now a little bit more formal a little bit more flashy and then you have the shawl collar which is something that you see traditionally and more formal events like award shows or galas but throw all those rules out the window if you feel like one of those lapels matches your personality or you look best don’t be afraid to try it give it a go and see if it works with your outfit let’s talk about the buttons of a suit we’re gonna be talking about single breasted suits only leaving a double-breasted suits behind the most important part to remember is do not button the bottom button that’s like a tongue twister but seriously don’t button the bottom button I recommend going with the two buttons it’s classic it works on all styles you can wear it to a formal event you can make it less formal by dressing it down with some jeans good quality suits have functioning or working buttons believe it or not functioning buttons have a medical history it used to be called surgeon’s buttons because when surgeons have to run to the operating room they would unbutton their sleeves roll them up and go to work it’s true a part of the suit that you probably never paid attention to before is the vents it’s the back side of your suit but it’s equally as important as all the other details suits have three options you can go for four the vents you have no vent you have the single vent down the middle or you have the double vent on the sides I strongly recommend going for the double vent because when you sit down the flap in the middle actually covers your bottom and doesn’t make you look like a fool go with a flat front pan no pleats please no pleats the last detail of a suit that you can work on is either getting a cuff or no cuff at the bottom of your pant leg really the choice here is yours now let’s talk the color and fabric of suits if you’re getting your first suit you should definitely get a suit that’s gonna be multi-purpose that you can wear to weddings that you can wear to events that you can wear to work and a navy suit for that fits all occasions if you already have a few suits and you’re looking to buy more there’s two things that you should really focus on that’s your skin tone and the season if it’s winter you want to go for something heavier like a wool or even a corduroy if it’s summer you want to go for light fabrics like cotton linen or even a very thin fine wool when talking about color for the summer you want bright colors that pop and make a statement but for the winter in the fall you want brown tones Navy tones dark tones it just generally looks good with the light of that season underneath your suit I believe there’s only two options that you could really go for that’s a t-shirt or a dress shirt wearing a t-shirt is a great way to dress down the suit and making it a little bit less formal but still looking very well dressed the type of t-shirt I’d normally go for is either a white or black v-neck tee it keeps the lines of the suit looking very crisp it doesn’t take away from the suit but still allows you to look very well-dressed very proper and very sure make sure that it’s a slim fit t-shirt there’s not too much fabric bunching up down the middle and also that it’s not too long you don’t want your shirt to be longer than your suit that just makes it look messy dress shirts let’s not get too complicated here you want a shirt that fits really well snug but not causing any kind of creasing no pulling on the buttons most importantly you want a shirt that’s long enough so it stays neatly tucked into your pants all day you want to get a semi spread collar it’s the collar that works with pretty much anything tie or no tie avoid getting a collar that buttons down doesn’t look good with the suit just go for the classic two button barrel cuff no need for French cuffs no need for cufflinks right now start off by getting a quality collection of basic shirts first and then you can start exploring and finding out what works for you what do I think about on their shirts I don’t think you need them get rid of them they never look good they make your midsection look heavy and some people say that it prevents the sweat stains from going onto the dress shirt but that doesn’t happen in fact I think they make you more hot more sweaty there’s no benefit to an undershirt ties make sure that when you’re wearing a tie it doesn’t go past your belt and it doesn’t sit too high up on your torso because it’s gonna make you look back also when selecting the color of your tie make sure it fits the color palette of your suit and your dress shirt I also opted for a tie book not only do I think it looks great but it also keeps a tie in the same place all day without falling to either side what’s the deal with pocket squares well I think pocket squares are great they allow you to show more personality add more color to your wardrobe a lot of people think that your pocket square needs to match your tie or your dresser perfectly but that’s not true it can do that perfect little accent of color that you don’t expect but again it should stay in the same color palette that your tie suit and dress shirt earning but there are a million ways to fold your pocket square but I like to keep it simple as I do with most things so I either go for the conservative square or if I’m feeling very fashionable I’ll go for the four-point look it’s time to figure out what kind of socks to wear here’s a place for you to show even more personality and get some crazy colored socks you really only should be seeing your socks when you’re seated so it’s okay to get a really flashy color here for me because I have big calves if I wear regular socks they’ll cause the fabric of my suit to bunch up but it won’t look great I wear super low no-show socks also if you’re gonna be wearing the loafer don’t be afraid to go sockless especially in the summer you can tell a lot about a man by looking at his shoes as long as they match the color palette of your suit and their great quality you’ll be all set fashion has no boundaries there’s really no limit to your creativity these are simply my rules that I think can help you look your best

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