How To Wear A Suit Properly - Tips For Men

'A well tailored suit is to women, what lingerie is to men'.

Ask any woman and she'll tell you that a man in a suit is sexier than a man with rippling abs. If only men paid as much attention to their suits as they pay to their abs though!

It isn't merely about donning a suit. There's so much that goes into wearing one. It's all about a glove-like fit and attention to detail. Don't get bogged down by the rules- if there's one thing that guarantees instant attention, that of the good kind, everywhere you go, it's your own suit. 

Embrace the following pointers and you'll never have a bad day again. Satisfaction guaranteed!

1. The last button should always be open

The last button of your suit is purely for aesthetic purposes. You don't need to bother with it. Keep it open. Always!   

2. Unfasten the buttons while sitting down

This one is a must. Lest you want to spoil your suit. Or look like a stuffed potato. Or both!

3.  Button the shirt at the top

While you're at it, do ensure that you're not choking yourself out. In case you are, please change the shirt. Or die trying (just kidding!)

4. If you're wearing a dark suit, a light pocket square is advised

And vice-versa. While on pocket squares, make sure it's well-ironed. 

5. Never pair a sports watch with your suit

Different strokes for different folks? It's the same with watches. 

6. The shoulders of the suit should hug your shoulders

With a suit, it's all about the fit. And the true test of your suit's rests on your shoulders. 

7. Say no to baggy trousers

Look at the picture below. Need we say more?

8. Focus on the jacket

Can you easily slip your hand between your chest and buttoned-up jacket? Well done!

9. An overcoat accentuates the corporate look

And if you can look like David Gandy while at it, more power to ya! 

10. Don't go overboard with accessories

If you're trying to look clean and sophisticated, just let your suit do the talking. When it comes to dressing up, less is indeed more. 

11. Shoes should always complement the colour of your suit

A little mix and match is okay, but refrain from having too much colour contrast.

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