Back with a bang.
Enough chit chat, lets get to it;
- Rule #9 – Suit Styles
There are specific suit colours and styles, for specific occasions and events. If you wear the wrong thing it will be noticed. And even if you’re surrounded by amateurs who won’t notice, you’ll notice. And if you’re anything like me, this will eat you alive.
- All-Season Dark Solid.
Dark Charcoal or Navy is the move here – not black. Black is very formal and has it’s place in the world. But if you are going to own just one suit it should be a Dark Solid All-Season suit, two buttons, notch lapel. The sartorial equivalent of the little black dress.
Perfect for: Weddings, Funerals, Christenings, work, work do’s etc.etc.
- Summer Suit.
Obviously most people would say shorts and a t-shirt would be more appropriate summer wear, however, nobody reading this is a T-shirt wearing lemming, right? RIGHT!? Doesn’t matter on the season, to score a 10 you need to be dressed to the nines.
Summer suits, light, approachable, fun. I have a lovely 3 piece tan suit closet at the moment just waiting for the first day of summer. The great thing about tan suits is that not a lot of people have them so as long as it a good fit with appropriate accessories, you’ll stand out.
Also good; Pastel Tones.
- The Check Suit.
My personal favourite. I own a few that’s for sure. An all-over patterned suit is a surefire way to stand out from the crowd. Slightly on the edge of peacock territory. Also they look loud and fancy enough so that you look expensive.
To be the maverick that we all know you are, wear the full suit and have it tailored. You want this to be sharper than a serpents tooth.
- Rule #10 – Suit Fit
I’ve mentioned this time and time again, but I’m going to just do this again because I feel I need to (yes, that was a diss).
- Collar Gap – Is there a gap between the collar of your shirt and your jacket? If so get your jacket tailored, this is a sign of an ill-fitting suit.
- You should be able to snuggly slip your hand in-between your torso and the breast of your jacket. Snug but with enough room to move.
- Shoulders, shoulders, shoulders. Put your jacket on and lean against a wall. Does it scrumple, look stretched and/or feel uncomfortable? No good pal. Does it look exactly the same as when you are standing straight? Ayyyyy perfect!
I’m enjoying doing this “How to fall in love with yourself….” series.