The next event is around the corner and all of us are rushing to get a new outfit made for us, aren't we? Get a new men suit for the next celebration or new office job. But make sure to wear your suit right!
There are also some insider tips, only a few are aware of.
Here are our top 12 unspoken rules of
How to Wear a Men's Suit
1. Never ever button the bottom button of a suit jacket
No matter if you buy a suit at a store in your size or a custom men suit at our online shop. Suits are made to have only the button in the middle be closed. Keep the very last one open, ALWAYS!
Read more about suit buttons, everything you need to know here.
2. Never forget to unbutton the jacket when you sit down
Don’t ruin the shape of your suit. Make sure to unbutton the suit jacket to feel more comfortable and prevent button popping during dinner or business lunch.
Find the perfect fitting custom blazer here.
3. Always keep the top button of your shirt buttoned
Shirt buttons are made to be closed. Yes, all of them. If you cannot close the top button, you need to get a new men’s shirt. Keep the lines of the shirt collar matching and make sure, that you have the right length of shirt cuffs.
Find here our men shirts collection.
4. Don’t let the shirt cuffs go over your hands
Shirt sleeves are integral for making you look well-groomed and sharp. This is why you should make sure that they are the right length and fit. Ideally, a quarter of an inch of the cuff of your shirt sleeve should appear from beneath the jacket sleeve.
5. Never look like you choke yourself
A shirt collar is particularly important as it should never make you look choked. You should be comfortable in your Christmas suit so place two fingers between your skin and collar to make sure that it fits well. Also, take note that shirts sometimes shrink and you will have to have a broader collar if you want to wear this shirt after Christmas is over.
Read more about the best shirt collar for you here.
6. Wear only a jacket that fits
The jacket has to be tailored in a way that it does not look too loose or tight at the chest. A nice tip is to place three fingers perpendicularly between your jacket and stomach. You should be able to slip your hand between your chest and your buttoned jacket such that it feels snug, but with room to move.
Read more about how a men's blazer should fit here.
7. Never let your socks be seen
Find trousers that fit you well. Neither too short or too long give your look a benefit. Let your trousers sit on the top of your shoes.
Here is our socks collection.
8. More about socks
Make sure your socks are long enough. No one wants to see your hairy legs between trousers and socks when you sit down. Especially if you wear fancy socks.
9. It's a match: Belt and shoe color
There are no exceptions. Color-mixes are not needed when it comes to shoes and belt. Same with your watch. The leather strap needs to be the same as the belt and shoe color.
Find here our belts.
10. Never wear a black suit with brown shoes
More common nowadays but definitely a no go. Black and brown shouldn't be worn together. Same the other way around. Never wear a brown suit with black shoes.
Read more about how to match suit and shoes here.
11. Let your tie end at your belt
12. Never wear a pocket square that matches your tie
A pocket square adds an extra level of polish, but make sure it doesn't match your tie in either pattern or fabric choice.
Find our collection of pocket squares here.
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