A suit can really make a gent look sophisticated, smart and savvy. But wearing a suit is not always easy. There are all sorts of things that you need to know in order to wear a suit properly. Vine Vera helps men find out all they need to know about suit wearing essentials with the help of this gentleman’s guide to wearing a suit. Remember, looking effortlessly good takes a lot of effort. You need to pay attention to these rules to ensure that you get noticed in your personal and your professional life.
- The Button Rule – One of the things that you need to learn in order to wear a jacket properly is the “never, sometimes and always” rule that applies to jacket buttons. The bottom button of your jacket should never be buttoned up. The middle button of your jacket should always be buttoned up. The top button of your jacket can be buttoned sometimes.
- Single breasted suit Vs double breasted suit – A single breasted suit is the most common type of suit worn by men these days. It offers men with a variety of options when it comes to colors and patterns and can easily be dressed up with a peak lapel. On the other hand, a double breasted suit is a statement in itself. This means that you need to stay away from thick pinstripes and loud patterns and ensure that your jacket is always buttoned, even while you’re sitting.
The Pocket Square
Another problem that most men come across when they wear a suit is folding the pocket square. To fold your pocket square, lay it flat and pinch the middle as you pick up the pocket square. Tuck the sides to create a diamond. This might take a few attempts, but it is easy enough to perfect. Once this is done, use one hand to hold the pocket square while you close the sides with the other. Finally, place the bottom of the pocket square in your suit pocket.
Make sure that you always purchase a fitted dress shirt. It doesn’t matter if you’re skinny or not, drowning your shirt in material is a strict no while wearing a suit. The key to finding a fitting dress shirt is to know your arm length and your neck size.
- The tie knot – All you need to know is how to make the four-in-hand tie knot. For the perfect finishing touch, add a dimple in your tie knot.
- The tie bar – Tie bars must always be worn between the third and fourth button holes of your shirt.
- The tie length – The bottom tip of the tie should always touch the belt line.
The trousers form the base of your entire look. They should sit just below your navel, at the top of the hip bone. Your aim is to have some sort of drape on the trousers, without making it appear to be loose or large. The four drapes usually seen on trousers include the Full Break, the Half Break, the Quarter Break and the No Break.
A formal shoe is a must for all suits. Brown shoes are an ideal way to make the suit look less formal. Always make sure that your socks complement or match your trousers. This helps to lengthen the appearance of your legs. Things like sneakers or trainers are strictly prohibited when wearing a suit.