Yes, I’ve posted this saying many times before. I like to think of it as driving my point. 🙂
Men’s Suits…love, love, love them…and love men in Suits. What can “kill” the look of a man in a suit, is when the suit happens to be “poorly fitting”. A great tailor can right this wrong. And yes, when your weight happens to fluctuate 20-30 LBs, that shows on your clothes (as it does for both men and women, and sadly I know this first hand). If you start off with a great fitting suit from the get go, a tailor can do just a few adjustments to keep you looking sharp! 🙂
Here are 7 ways to see if your suit fits
1. Shoulder pads end with your shoulders.
2. Your flat hand should slip easily into your suit under the lapels when the top (or middle) button is fastened. If you put a fist in, the suit should pull at the button.
3. The top button of a two-button suit — or the middle button of a three-button suit — should not fall below your navel.
4. With your arms at your sides, your knuckles should be even with the bottom of your jacket.
5. Jacket sleeves should fall where the base of your thumb meets your wrist.
6. Between a quarter and a half-inch of shirt cuff should be visible.
7. One inch of break.
Source: Esquire Magazine
Are you well suited?
The Perfect Suit for the Modern Man
Lastly…a quick reminder..as a rule, suits should be subtle in their patterns. If you can make out a pattern from more than ten feet away, it may be too bold. It is appropriate to wear suits with or without ties. When not wearing a tie, make bolder choices with your shirts. You do not want to look like you simply took off your tie. It is perfectly fine to wear a patterned suit with a pattern shirt and tie, just be sure the shirt is subtle (whether striped or checked).
And here is a preview of what Fall has to offer for Ties:
Men’s Suits…most certainly suits any man!
And yes, it’s not Monday, but I still think this is one of the funniest ecards around!
- Are We Well Suited? (dressedtoat.wordpress.com)
Another great article Terry, thank you! I have one quick question for you: how do you feel about bow ties for the upcoming fall/winter season?
Mike, I myself am not a huge fan of bow ties, unless accompanied with a fabulous tuxedo…however, I do feel if one person can rock it, it would be you.
If you like it, and feel great wearing one, I say do it, and make it your own signature style. As long as you feel confident wearing it, I say most definitely do it. 🙂
You always say the sweetest things!
Good, easy to remember tips . . . and the pics of good-looking fellas ain’t bad either!!