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Nothing is sharper than a fine tailored suit . It evokes a certain kind of confidence and I think that is the most important part of a gentleman's wardrobe. However to my surprise, a lot of men get it all wrong when it comes down to the nitty-gritty.
In this blog, I am going to break it down to five simple rules, so you always look your best. Wear a !
If you are going to wear a suit, make sure it's a full suit and a combination of a suit jacket and a pair of trousers . They may be the same color, but the texture and shade can vary dramatically and anyone in the know will be able to tell the difference. Suit trousers always wear out faster than the jacket , so when purchasing a suit , it is always a wise investment to buy an additional pair of trousers.
To button or not to button that is the question most confusing for a lot of guys. Follow these rules and you will never get it wrong again.
Two-button jacket : The rule is very simple here. Never button the bottom button of your jacket ever!
Three-button jacket : The rule here is Sometimes (top button), Always (middle button) and never (bottom button).
Double-breasted jacket : Follow the same rules here as the single breasted jackets. 6x2 double breasted is the most popular style. As seen in the picture, the bottom buttonhole is never buttoned, just like its 2 button single-breasted counterparts. Functional cuffs : A fine tailored suit will always have working buttonholes. In this case, you want to always leave the bottom buttonhole opened. Waistcoat : Does not matter how many button is on the waistcoat . You want to always leave the last buttonhole on your waistcoat opened. Jacket length is very tricky because of the current crop jacket look. Unless you are going for a super trendy look, I recommend you to follow the classic jacket length rule. Jacket length should be half of your total body proportions. This way, you ensure that your seat is always covered, which is the most appropriate for the office. You can go shorter if you like, but make sure that the back of your jacket falls below your seat. Sleeve length is a very personal thing. Some guys like to show sleeve cuff while others prefer not. If you like to show a little cuff , make sure to show about 3/8 to 1/2, anything more than that will make your jacket sleeve length seem way too short. If you are not a fan of showing cuff , then make sure your jacket sleeve length falls right where the biggest part of your thumb begins, right below your wrist.
From left to right:
Sleeve is way too long.
Perfect amount of shirt cuff shown here
Sleeve is way too short.
The most contemporary style right now is the flat front trouser , no cuffs with a slight break. (Yes, showing socks is definitely a plus, so make sure you wear the nice ones!)
The more classic and elegant way to wear a pair of trouser is pleated with a cuff. It is definitely more of a retro look . If you are going to go with this style, the trick to making it more modern is to wear it with a 1 to 2 cuff with a very narrow bottom and a slight break.
It's a somber occasion and all of my tops are too joyful
I've yet to get through an episode of Modern Family without somebody expressing a passionate desire for one of Cam's trademark contrast collar cuffs .
Since being a part of A Suit That Fits people have asked me whether we can actually create such a masterpiece for them - hence why I decided to settle the matter post-haste!. The key to Cam's style is the contrasting collar cuff detailing. By choosing a relatively simple yet colourful base cloth for the body of the shirt you can pretty much get away with anything on the collar and cuffs. In the example above we see Cam in a coral pink shirt with festive green red cuffs.
And below a cooler blue pinstriped shirt contrasted with yellow detail.
One particular element of Cam's style is that his sleeve length is cut longer than one would normally wear them, in order to keep them turned up at all times to display the contrasting design. As shown here with a fine pink pinstripe shirt with a flower pattern collar and cuff detail.
For everyday wear though it isn't always practical to have loose cuffs. An alternative would be to have double cuffs instead of over sized single ones, then just make the whole cuff in a contrasting cloth!
Doing it this way you still achieve a smart finish to your shirts without losing the individuality! In the above image you can also see an example of a high square collar (Y2), a button down collar with contrasting pale pink stitching, the options are endless! To see our full range of shirting cloths and and all the different options (you can even have your initials embroidered) book your self an appointment with your nearest Style Advisor.
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