A good suit is an important outfit for every wardrobe. Maybe you don’t need a suit today, but you never know when you will have an important meeting, a job interview, or a marriage to attend. Keeping a good suit in the closet makes you sure that you are always prepared.
I will try to give some of my basic suggestions for dressing well in the post below. Please remember that this is not a one style fits for all kind of functions. It is important to consider things such as skin tones and color. body type, even personality when selecting your attire. Whether pleats are in or out, or the modern fit is the hottest thing, remember that each of us is unique and it is not necessary to have to wear the “latest” or “hottest” styles. What we needed is to find that style, fit, color assortment, etc. that is appropriate for YOU.
FABRICS: This is a difficult choice as there are so many varieties and it is hard to have definitive rules. We do recommend a fine all wool, or wool and silk-blend for sportscoats. Suits are almost always 100% wool and there can be huge differences in the quality of wool so just because it is 100% wool it is not necessarily a plus. The mill where the fabric derives from is very important and tells a lot. We like fabrics from several mills including Raymond’s, Vimal, Digjam, Siyaram, Reid and tailor and others We have normally disliked poly-wool blends, but that has changed somewhat with some new fabrics such as used by BlackBerry and Van Heusen or Park Avenue. Mix fabric like viscose and cotton or polyester and viscose and cotton even Linen fabric is in these days.
SUITS AND COATS: Purchasing a suit or coat is a big investment and the three most important things to consider are the fit/style, fabric, and tailoring. I will advise the 100% wool tropical fabrics for the best all-round use in most climates. Some blends are excellent alternatives but the nicest suits are always 100% tropical wool. The fit of the suit is critical and each company has their ideas about how a suit should fit. It varies depending on whether you choose a two-button, three-button, double-breasted, traditional cut, modern fit, slim fit, etc. But here I must mention that two-button suits are always in and their trend and fashion will never fade.
Tailoring is crucial and this is often the key to a suit that fits and a suit that fits. Fitting a suit is not easy and the most important consideration is how the coat fits the back, chest, and shoulders. Many parts can be altered but the back, chest, and shoulders should fit right from the start. Avoid clothes that are too tight because it is easier to take something up than to let it out. If you find yourself wearing a suit trousers but the coat is still in good shape, go for purchasing a second pair of suit pants (if available) at the time of the original purchase.
One question we get asked a lot is how long the coat should be or what size am I suppose to purchase: Short, Regular, Long, or Extra Long? Your decision should based on the cut of the jacket and your body proportions. If you’re purchasing a suit, you have to take into consideration the fit of the trousers as well. As a tailoring rule, the most attractive jacket length for each individual is that length that gives the person the longest leg line and still covers his rear end. We recommend finding a balance between the upper and lower body so you don’t look disproportionately long in the legs or appear that you are all upper body and no legs. The proper length of the sleeves also plays an important role in the fit of the coat. The best way to know the length of the sleeves of coat it to hold your arm straight down and bend your hand to make an “L” shape. The measurement of the sleeves exactly where the arm ends.
THERE ARE THREE TYPES OF SUITS IN THE MARKET
This is when the coat and pant come as a set and have to be sold that way. Van Heusen, BlackBerry, and Park Avenue offer best-nested suits in the market. Most of their suits are nested with flat-front trousers.
2. ONLY COATS OR BLAZERS:-
This allows you to buy any combination or sizes in the coats and pants that you need. BlackBerry is one of the best and offers a great range and options. Van Heusen offers coats and blazers in different fabrics available with flat front pants. For a more basic and moderate price suit, we carry an Indian made line that has a great collection of coats and blazers with both FF pants and pleated pants.
3. CUSTOM FIT OR MADE TO MEASURE SUITS:-
This permits you the most adaptability as far as fit, styles, fabric, etc. In many cases, we can get a beautiful custom-fit suit for less than the suit of the big designer labels. With this choice, you not exclusively can show signs of improvement fit, however, your texture choices are very, extensive, and you can choose the design of the coat and pant the way you want it.Made to order and Custom fit are the terms often used for the same thing, and for the most part that is correct. It depends on the manufacturer and how they define the terms.
For the recent years, there has been a solid pattern towards dress being more fitted with a cleaner and leaner look. Mohanlal Sonshttps://www.mohanlalsons.com/, for example, have changed the fit of their shirts and they are now about 2″ smaller in the chest and waist. Even now, Park Avenuehttps://www.amazon.in/Suits-Blazers-Park-Avenue-Men/s?rh=n%3A1968107031%2Cp_89%3APark+Avenue is offering more fitted suits and coats. I think, as with most things, that it depends on your build. If you are a fuller figure, then some of these new cuts may not be the best choice. However, for a lot of men, the new look is very flattering. Mohanlal sons offer many different shapes and cuts. Even we are influenced by the Italian fit or you can say a super slim fit.
We advise wearing a spread collar when wearing a suit. A conservative neckline is increasingly easygoing and approves of is fine with a jacket or overcoat, however, for the most part, isn’t our first decision when wearing a blazer, but generally is not our first choice when wearing a suit. The point collar used to be very popular but has gone out of style as compare to spread collar.
I recommend 100% cotton shirts because they last longer and are more comfortable than blended fabrics. Raymond’shttps://raymondnext.com/collections/men-suits-jackets offers the finest cloth in the market in their 100% cotton fabric, but it is not wrinkle resistant. While white is always the number one color, consider blues or other colors such as yellow or pale pink and even black. Avoid starch when cleaning your shirts as it generally cuts the life of a shirt in half and makes the fabric stiff.
For dress trousers, I will recommend going with 100% wool for a better feel and drape. For the ultimate in comfort, we think that any dress pants by BlackBerry or Park Avenue are as good as you can purchase in the USA. For a casual look, try the new stretch cotton from Arvind mills. It is the best cotton pant and is a favorite of any man who wears them. They also offer khakis for a more traditional customer, and while they offer lots of different fabrics, our favorite is the LYCRA Cloth.
What size do I wear?
Most of us buy our trousers based on the waist size and of course that is very obvious. However, what is more, important is how trousers fit the seat and legs. Except for jeans, the midsection is the least demanding thing to modify for a superior fit. So it is always advisable to wear perfect fit trousers. Also, according to the latest fashion perfect fit attire looks more dashing and sophisticated.
REGULAR LENGTH VS MODERN FIT:- We are often asked what is the difference between a regular length and a modern fit. A traditional regular length pant is essentially a regular length pant but with about 1″ less in the length from the bottom, it falls squarely on the shoe top without any wrinkle. The rest of the measurements such as thigh, seat, and knee are about the same. A modern fit trouser is not only shorter in the length, but it also is trimmer in the areas mentioned above. The length of this fit is about 2 inches shorter than the regular length pant and it is also called ankle-length pants If you have really large thighs or a large seat, a modern fit may not be the best fit for you.
PLEATED AND FLAT FRONT:-. However flat fronts, in both a regular fit and a modern fit, have been the best sellers for the past few years. If you have a well-shaped body and have a good build, a flat front pant should be the best option for you. Also, if you wear your pants below your waist, it might be worth considering flat fronts.
But who like their dress pants to be pleated it is fine. However, I strongly encourage men to purchase their cotton pants in a flat front shape if possible. Cotton is not as supple as wool or other fabric and can often get very “bunchy” in the front. Which does not look good.
Mostly flat front pants will be tighter and have a shorter rise than the same pant in the pleated 0ne Typically the rise is usually about 1″ shorter in the flat front version. All the dress pants normally come with an unfinished bottom for more precise alterations. Only cheap dress pants come pre-finished.
NECKWEAR: – The very bottom tip of the tie should touch the top of the belt or waistband. The knot should be pulled bit tight and tied with a four-in-hand knot for a button-down, straight collar or modified spread collar For widespread collars a 1/2 Windsor or pratt knot might be an alternative.
One should try to buy 100% silk (if can afford) fabric tie. However, there are many different levels of silk quality, not all 100% silk ties are the same. Yellows and golds are a wonderful alternative to traditional red or wine colors. Woven neckwear is a great alternative to prints and is much more elegant and dressier. Neckwear is a great place to express some individuality in your wardrobe. There is a trend to more narrow ties but we would advise not going smaller than 3.25″. It depends on some extent on your body type. If you have a 34 waist or smaller or you wear up to a size 40 coat, a 3″ tie would be fine. However, if you are a bigger guy, the thinner ties look odd with your body.
Please do not take the tie off by pulling the fabric through the knot. Instead, take the tie off over your head and then UNTIE the knot. Blot up spots when you spill something on the tie: Do not rub. Dry-clean as it is the last resort because ties usually do not look great after being dry cleaned.
SHOES:- While black is always correct, browns have been strong for many years and I highly recommend them for almost any occasion. They generally look more interesting because of the shadings in the leathers. There is nothing sharper than a charcoal grey or navy blue suit with a dark brown shoe. The lighter shades work great for dressy sportswear and casual evenings out. The belt color should closely match the shoe color. I highly recommend Clarks and Red Tape for formal dress shoes.
SOCKS: One of the common questions we asked is “should the sock match the shoe or trouser?” I suggest matching the pant if you are wearing a suit or something that is business-oriented. For sports shoes or for a more casual look, it is fine to wear a sock that does not match the pant.
POCKET SQUARE:- There is nothing more classy as a nice white linen pocket square with a navy blazer or suit. I recommend for 100% linen as it is much better looking than those flimsy silk squares. You can even wear a pocket square that matches your tie in the same pattern. But I recommend for white linen only.
BOWTIE:- Not my cup of tea, but on the right man, they are a great look. try not to wear a pre-tied one unless it is to go with a tuxedo.
Some Important TIPS:-
Buy less but buy classy. Buying expensive clothes doesn’t mean that they look good on you unless they are properly fitted on the other hand inexpensive clothes are not always bad it depends upon from where are you buying them and of what quality they are.
I recommend to but during Sale, it will not only save you money but you can but 2-3 extra dresses too. I also recommend to search/compare in different stores before finalizing a product unless you want to stick with one particular brand only. Sometimes you get better deals and options in another store than the one you liked earlier.
Men’s articles of clothing are not the ones that will get out fashioned in a month or two like in the case of women. So, try to buy a good and branded product only.
Dressing appropriately for an occasion is a big key to success. You can’t wear jeans and tees in an interview or marriage. So, dress properly.
Untie your necktie before taking it off. do not pull the tie through the knot. You will ruin your tie.
Do not wear the same socks two or three days in a row it will give foul smell and you never know where you have to take it off.
Do not carry a heavy or bulky wallet in your pants back pocket especially when you are wearing a suit try to extract waste papers/bill or visiting cards from your wallet.
Always wear clothes according to your age, buy quality, not quantity.
Discard the clothes which you have not worn for the last one or two years.
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