This is a 3 day tour about suits and everything that goes with it……accessories, color, occasion, fitting, statement, objective etc.

DAY 1: WHY SUITS?

Prominence and elegance go hand in hand if you get it right. A perfectly fitted suit with the right accessories adds value to your personality and at times building a new persona on the already existing one. Different suits send different messages depending on the color of the suit, how well it fits you, the occasion, and the key most important accompaniment ; the SHOE.
By now we should all know that the suit undoubtedly makes a man. But have you wondered what makes the suit?  Even the world’s most expensive suit will look bad if it isn’t tailored to the contours of your body.

Not even the most ardent believers in equality or the notion that a book cannot be judged by its cover can reasonably refute the power of an amazing suit to make you look your best. We draw several conclusions about others within seconds of first meeting them, conclusions we will find hard to shake in the future, even if we see evidence to disprove them. Yet, when these conclusions are positive ones, when through our appearance we send visual cues that people receive in a positive light, something amazing happens, what researchers term as “halo effect”

‘ According to the halo effect when people pick up visual messages and cues from your appearance, they will assume that other aspects about you are equally as positive. this snowball effect has the capacity to transform your life, and you can get it rolling simply by looking your best.’
 
 
 A well fitted suit should preferably be tailored, but if not , that doesn’t mean that you cannot look elegant on a ready made piece. All you have to do, is take it to a tailor whom you are aware of his/her skills. Then you’ll look like you spent a person’s lifetime savings on your outfit…..when you really didn’t.
 
There are a few basics rules about suits:
  • Your tie bar should never be wider than your tie.

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  • The difference between classic and cliche is often in the material. (choose material according to your skin color and occasion)
  • Always unfasten your jacket buttons when you sit. No exceptions.

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  • Never fasten the bottom of a double-breasted jacket (unless it has only a single row of buttons).
  • Avoid over-accessorizing. If you’re already wearing a pocket square and a tie bar, you’ll want to reconsider that clever lapel pin.

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  • Save yourself some embarrassment: Always remove the stitching on the vents and the label on the left sleeve before wearing a new suit.

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  • It’s fine to flip up the collar of a casual cotton jacket, but when you’re dressed more formally (say, in a black suit), you should always leave the collar down.
  • Tailoring your pants a little bit short will add distinctiveness to your simple look. Although too shorts will definitely look shady.
  • If your suits has too much going on in terms of the material and the shade of the suit, keep your accessories to its minimum.
  • When you go without a tie, it’s best to keep your shirt collar on the smaller side.(your collar should be short.

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  • Some think three-pieces are stodgy, but when the waistcoat is cut close to the body and hemmed to the belt line, you’ll look slim and modern.
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  • Your socks should always match the color of your suit/pants.
  • Big buckle belts are a definite NO when it comes to a well fitting suit.

Preview  DAY 2:  FITTING RIGHT

How to know the perfect fit? The length of your coat, types of suits. Are your pants too tight or too loose? Which tie should you wear? How long should your pants?

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