Tailored & Crisp!
The ultra-gentleman is almost always depicted or photographed wearing a suit. This is because “suits are like medieval suits of armor. [They] tell us who the person is, what kind of background they [come from], what kind of status they have,”- Jolie Andreatta costume designer for the series show “SUITS” A perfectly tailored clothing is a key element of the ultra-male wardrobe and suits are the dynamic equivalent of the little black dress for male folks.
Style enthusiast and blogger Denola Grey put it succinctly when he said “Subtle highlights, a well-fitting suit and a neat haircut are all you need to look the part of the perfect gentleman. All that is left to complement the appearance is your personality and attitude towards life”
Alas buying, wearing and pulling off a dapper suit look requires knowledge.
11 Suit-guides to help you look suave every time.
1. The world's most expensive suit will look bad if it isn't tailored to the contours of your body. The first rule to wearing a great suit is the fit.
2. Your suit jacket should fit well and give you a full range of motion, both buttoned and unbuttoned.
3. The suit jacket should be just long enough to cover your pants zipper and butt.
4. Your tie should JUST reach the waistband of your trousers, or be slightly shorter.
5. Shirt cuffs should not slide up when you stretch your arms. When wearing a button-cuff shirt, the cuffs should break exactly at the wrist.
6. Double-breasted jackets can give those not six feet and over a "drowning-in-fabric" look, making you appear smaller.
7. To get the long silhouette look stick to a lower-buttoning jacket rather than one with a higher placket
8. The shoulder of your suit should always end at your natural shoulders. To find out if your suit shoulder is the right fit, place your shoulders against a wall, if the shoulders hit the walls first, it is too big.
9. Ensure your shoulder pads are gently sloping downward. If you have big shoulders, you should have smaller shoulder pads than the average man.
10. Avoid low armholes as they will cause your suit to drag upward when your raise your arms in gestures
11. The days of wearing just black, navy blue, and grey suits are over. Stand out from the crowd by wearing a stunning pink, green, red, yellow, purple or sky blue suit today