A suit is a standard wardrobe essential that all men need to have. Apart from it being essential for almost all formal occasions, it is also an important part for you to dress up in a smart-casual style. This article will guide you on how to add more quirk, more life to a suit by enlisting some of the most effective styling tips that you can always keep in mind. So, without any further adieu, here are some men’s basic suit style tips!

Tips on styling men’s basic suit

  • Make sure that your ties are always darker than the shirt you’re wearing inside the blazer
  • Do not forget to remove the stitching on the vents and the labels which are generally attached to the left sleeve, before you wear that suit.
  • Make sure that you always unbutton your suit before you sit down. Although this point is quite needless to mention, it couldn’t be stressed enough as many risks the quality of their suit by not unbuttoning their suits
  • Try to match the colour of your belt with the shoes. The belt should be comparatively thinner than the usual belts you wear in the casual outfit
  • Although the pockets are stitched perfectly with the suit, it is advisable not to use them as they can ruin the stitching. Make sure that you never remove the stitching of the jacket pockets.
  • If you decide to wear a tie bar, make sure that it’s not wider than your tie.
  • While wearing a vest, remember to keep the buttons of the bottom unbuttoned. (Phew! Quite a tongue twister, isn’t it?)

Unforgettable sartorial tips that you need to consider

  • While wearing socks, remember that you buy the longer ones as there should be no part of the skin that is exposed to people.
  • If you’re wearing a tie, make sure that its length is long enough to reach the waistband of the trousers or at least the top of your belt buckle. Anything shorter than that looks shabby and unkempt.
  • Make sure that the width of your tie is matching the width of your lapel.
  • When you are styling sleeve cuffs, style them in such a way that they are exposed about half an inch.
  • While buying a basic suit, make sure that you try to get the one that fits you perfectly. If you buy the one which is slightly loose thinking that you can tailor it, you might be making a fashion mistake. Your tailor might give you the desired fit, but it won’t feel like a perfect fit which might give you an odd look
  • If you’re wearing a suit jacket, make sure that it covers the zippers of your pants and your butt

Style savvy tips for men’s basic suit shopping

  • When you’re going out to buy a men’s basic suit, let’s say, a black basic suit for a more smart casual look, make sure that you check whether the suit jacket has enough room to move or not. There should be enough space to slip your hand between your chest and your suit jacket
  • If you’re buying a suit that is on the racks, make sure that the first and foremost thing you notice is the fit of your shoulders
  • For a more formal business look, you can look for a double-button lapel jacket. If you’re searching for a basic suit for a ballroom that is not too formal nor too casual, you can look at single-button, peak lapel jackets.
  • The most important thing to look for in a suit is its fabric. Does the fabric make you feel comfortable? Is it itchy or smooth? Always look for versatile fabrics which are smooth and durable.  
  • If there are visible stitches on your garment, then you should leave it then and there as they’re not of the higher quality you’re aiming for. Similarly, if there is a collar gap between your jacket’s lapels and your shirt’s collars, it is of poor quality.

Minute details that you should never forget

  • You should never forget that wide lapels are now considered antiquity whereas thin lapels have become a vanguard in the fashion world.
  • Make sure that you don’t over accessories. Accessorising to the right degree will enhance your outfit and make you a fashion-savvy man. But going overboard will only make you look like a clown.
  • If you have time and money, you can go the extra mile and wear a pocket square. It will add a tinge of style and polish your entire outfit. Be that as it may, make sure that it is plain. It should not match the pattern of your tie or your suit.
  • If you want a more modern and fashion-savvy look, you can pay attention to where the hem of your pant ends and make sure that it stays right at the top of your shoe
  • When you’re not wearing a tie, don’t forget to keep the collars of your shirt on the smaller side
  • More often than not, a man should always avoid wearing a black basic suit, unless you have to attend a funeral. It’s always advisable to choose a grey or charcoal over the blacks

These are some of the basic styling tips that you need to keep in mind when it comes to men’s basic suits. These tips make your task of styling much easier because with a hustling schedule it’s impossible to keep an eye on what’s going on in the fashion world.

To make sure that your basic suit does not end up in the basic suit hanger with clips attached to it, this list will help you with any style you want to opt for, be it a smart casual, casual or formal with a basic suit. Hope you found this tips-sheet on basic styling helpful and stay tuned because there’s more to come from where this comes!

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