Wedding season is fast approaching bros, and unless you’re opting for a more traditional aesthetic then there's no excuse for not fixing up and looking sharp. A good suit is a staple in any guys wardrobe so whether you’re raising a glass as the best man or simply putting pen to paper in the office this one’s for you. Let’s get started with our top tips for suiting up.
Fit: A well-tailored suit should flow and fit the body as if it was one united piece of fabric. There's nothing wrong with shopping off the rail, you just need to find a local tailor to measure you up and get the perfect fit. Be done with baggy trousers and wide waists and go for something sleek and made for you, rather than the universal. A good tailor is worth their weight in gold, so get measured and be ready for heads to turn. If your online savvy, there are some great made to measure websites popping up all over. We love this guide byTailor on Ten who create fully tailored suits for those who have their digits at hand. They even make it in three fits too! Personally we're slim fit all the way.
: The rules of accessorising a suit are quite simple. If you’ve opted for a light or bright suit, try adding a dark pocket square to add some depth to the look. If going for the opposite, more popular darker shades, you can really start to play around with some lighter colours and prints. The colour we choose for our accessories can have an impact on how the end look is finished, so it's great to keep some choices in your wardrobe. From ties to bow ties, cravats to buttonhole pins, really the world's your pocket square! How about giving the styles from Edinburgh Bow Tie Co
Patterns and Prints: I know what you're thinking, scary, right? Wrong. Patterns are your bro and although they have their rules they aren't all going to make you look like Laurence Llewelyn Bowen, or his limited edition wallpaper. A plain block colour suit can easily be paired with most print shirts or tees, well as long it was one you liked in the first place! The only place you need to be a bit more careful is clashing prints. We're huge fans of this look and if you can pull it off, kudos to you but If you’re rocking a big check suit then perhaps go for a shirt with a smaller pattern and vice versa. This’ll stop the two from fighting against each other and offer a contrast for the eye. If you’re just trying out a new printed accessory, then again go for opposite size pattern of the shirt. Another tip we have found when wearing prints together is wearing a slightly wider tie than the classic skinny we tend to reach for most days. No, these ties shouldn't all be burned, a wider tie will cover more of the shirt and keep the focus on the accessory itself which is exactly what’s in there for. So wear your patterns proudly and stand out from the crowd, show the people you’re a print pro-bro.
Picking the right suit can be a daunting task but if you do your homework and pay attention there’s no cause for concern. Enjoy the experience, get to know your tailor and don't be afraid to try out new things.
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