How to buy the right suit
1. Always question what your suit is for. If it is for business or office use, it's best to keep the palette more neutral and the fit more classic for maximum lifespan. If you are buying for a wedding or event and are only going to wear it once, choose a lower price point.
2. Make sure the suit fits around the shoulders - it is often the place where most men get it wrong. Shoulder pads should end at the edge of your shoulders - not before or after, which will immediately make the suit look ill fitting.
3. In terms of sleeve length, sleeves should show a couple of centimetres of shirt.
4. For body length, shorter jackets are becoming more fashionable, but if you are wider, go for a slightly longer style.
5. Generally, a two-piece tends to be the most wearable option. However, a waistcoat can add a heritage feel and is fitting for more formal occasions.
6. A beautiful lining is a private joy will add a little extra style to your jacket.
7. Trousers should sit on the waist, and skim the top of the shoe - make sure they aren't either too baggy or tight over the thigh. When trying on your suit, walk around, sit down and see how it feels.
8. A peak lapel has traditionally been associated with double-breasted style and evening wear. For a day-to-day suit, a notch lapel is sharp, modern and subtle. For evening wear, you could also choose a shawl collar, which has become more popular.
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