Whether you wear a suit for business or not you should have at least one. Weddings, funerals and dinner parties can all be occasions when a suit is needed.
Suits should not be a hindrance. One that fits great and looks great will give you confidence and you won’t feel like you’re in a straight jacket.
If a suit fits great you will want to wear it.
A suit is a major purchase whether it’s your first or your fifth. You need to make sure you are getting the best for your money.
A classic dark suit is best for your first suit. It will be appropriate for business as well as other occasions. Stick with a black or navy for your first.
You will have a choice of fabrics. A wool suit will be the most economical as it is quite comfortable to wear year-round. If you live in a climate where it is warm year-round it is best to choose a suit made from cotton or linen. Cold environments will need a heavier fabric. Flannel is a better choice for this.
Always start off with a black or a navy suit and if your day-to-day life means you need more suits stick with brown or gray.
Try on several suits to find a style that fits your personality and goes well with your body type. Do not go extreme with the style. Most business men will frown on you if you wear a suit right off the runway in Paris.
Know your exact measurements before you go shopping. Go to a department store that has mid-to-high price suits. Ask around for advice. You want to find a store that has an excellent reputation.
Always ask for help just to make sure you know what you are doing. Remember though, store clerks are in it for a sale so if the salesperson gives you a bad feeling in your gut move on.
You should try on several suits before deciding on one.
Always check to see how the jacket fits. The shoulders of the jacket should fit great. Flex your muscles boys to see if the suit is too tight or gaps open.
If the jacket is too long don’t buy. You will look dumpy. It should lay along your hip halfway.
Make sure the sleeve length will allow the cuffs of your shirt to show.
Pants should sit naturally on your hips. The pant legs should fall straight with clean lines.
If you found a great suit it is always a good idea to go ahead and take it to a reputable tailor. A tailor not only can make a great suit fit better but can add elegant finishing touches to the suit. Try the suit on again before leaving the tailors.
Buying a suit is not something that you will do every day. You need to know what you are doing and with each purchase it will get easier. You should also be able to buy items that could complement your suit as such a nice mens card wallet, a nice belt and a few jewelries. This will certainly make you look classy and elegant.