Importance of Proper Fit in Men's Suits

Contrary to popular belief, men's dress clothes should for all time to be comfortable. If they are not, it is the fault of the clothes' fit, and not of their nature. Suffering for beauty's sake does not do a man any good, either; if the fit of a garment makes its wearer uncomfortable, he will give the impression of being it. Definitely, a man looks his best when his clothes fit so well he barely notices them. On the other hand, if they are too tight, they will be pulling and choking at every turn; too loose, and a man looks like he has had to borrow some clean clothes from his older brother as he struggles to keep them out of the way. A man's clothes send a message to the world about him, and if they fit him well, he will always make a good impression.

Most men today wear poorly-fitting clothes, and it is not hard to see why. The goods sold in stores are cut to fit as many people as possible, and that means big. At the same time, the fashion-industrial complex creates new so-called styles by bending or breaking the time-honored traditions in menswear; thus it is that designers and commentators may debate whether baggy or fitted pants are 'in' this season while neither look as good as the timeless middle-ground. A good deal of men still rely on women to hold their hands through shopping trips, but since the prerogatives of fit are altogether different for women's clothing, the results are often sorry. 

Finally, when you are buying a garment, the retailer has little incentive to tailor it properly, since nobody seeks out a mall store because he's heard they do great alterations. Thus as in so many things, it falls to each man to take responsibility for the fit of his own clothes, and not to be swayed by the prolific selection of poor choices or the dubious influence of models, salesmen, and the opposite sex.

The first step in acquiring properly fitting clothes knows what proper fit looks like. In general, clothes should be comfortable, but not loose. Pants should be worn at the natural waist, near the navel. Young people with flat stomachs may choose to wear them lower, as has been the style for a decade or so, but they gain little in doing so. The man with a belly, on the other hand, looks much better with high-rise trousers draping from his middle than with his stomach spilling over a low-rise waistband.

Differnt types of tie's

The right men's tie can be the polish that gives an outfit the perfect shine. But with an unlimited number of colors, patterns, and fabrics to choose from the gentleman can be left with a difficult choice of which one to choose. For many men, the solution is to avoid variety and stick with a small collection of solid colored or simple striped ties. While there is nothing wrong with traditionalist solids and stripes, the multitude of options available makes a strong case for injecting some variety into the wardrobe.

The Solid Tie
  • Looking at color and sample options, the most basic is the solid.
  • A solid tie is easiest to match; one simply selects a tie that coordinates with one of the colors in the suit or shirt.
  • However, within this simplicity lies the danger of over coordination, the faux pas of looking too matched or having put too much time into the outfit. Avoid a blue tie and blue shirt with a navy blue suit;

The Striped Tie :
  • Equally classic is the men's stripe tie, which is easily matched with solid suits and shirts by selecting a stripe that complements.
  • In the case of a patterned jacket, shirt, or both, the key is to maintain colors that complement and attend to diversity of scale.
  • A finely pinstriped suit calls for a boldly striped tie, while a strong checked shirt would be better suited by a more subdued stripe.

The Plaid Tie :
  • Harder to find, this choice of neckwear is a great way to embolden an otherwise plain outfit.
  • Creating the illusion of dimension, this tie will draw attention to itself so do not pair it with an overpowering shirt.
  • Look to pair this tie with solid colored suits and shirts.
Dots, Paisley, and Figure Ties :
  • Polka dots, paisley, and figure – meaning small repeating images such as a university/club/military crest – have become much more common over the years.
  • If kept in good taste, avoiding flamboyant colors and designs, these ties can liven up any solid or striped suit.
  • Such ties are matched to an ensemble by their primary color, with attention paid to avoiding secondary colors that visibly clash with the shirt and suit.

Men's Suit Fabrics

When ordering a custom suit, a man is confronted with a sometimes discouraging selection of fabrics. While proportion and fit are mostly dictated by your body, you may select your suit's fabric considering climate, occasion, and the image you hope to project. What follows is a primer on textile terminology intended to demystify the world of suit fabrics.

For centuries now, most men's suits have been made out of wool. This faithful textile drapes beautifully, maintains its form reliably, and can be spun and woven to be lightweight and breathable, or to be warm and cozy. Worsted wool, from which most suits are made, goes through a finishing process that leaves it smooth and somewhat shiny.

Suitings are often categorized by fine quality. The wool number, e.g. 90s, originally meant the number of 560-yard spools a spinner could get out of a pound of raw wool at the thickness in question, with three-digit numbers earning the prefix Super." Since textiles are not harshly regulated in most countries, these numbers may be overstated. Finer yarns are smoother in appearance, softer to the touch, and produce lighter fabrics. They are also more luxurious, less durable, and more prone to wrinkling. 80s wool makes beautiful suiting’s that are perfect for work. 

Super 100s is a bit more luxurious, and Super 120s is extremely smooth. Many men believe that anything finer is too finicky for normal wear, but for those who crave decadently fine cloths the high-tech textile manufacturers turn out fabrics as fine as Super 200s.

The weight of the fabric, e.g. 10 oz, is what a yard of the fabric weighs. Heavier fabrics are, naturally, warmer than lighter ones. 10-12 oz suitings are ideal for spring and fall, as well as Northern summers and Southern winters. Lighter fabrics, often called "tropical" wool without a specific weight, are nearly as cool as shorts, perfect for hot summers. Flannel and tweed, in weights of 14 to 18 oz, are best for cold winters.

Wool flannel is not complete the same way that worsted wool is, and it is so softer, even slightly fuzzy. It can be heavy, for winter, or light, for spring, fall, and cooler summers. Flannel was the fabric of choice for business men of the post-war United States, as shown in the 1956 film The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, and today it retains a prominent spot in the pantheon of business attire.

Men's white suits

Men’s business wardrobe is one of the most important aspects; therefore selecting proper clothing and accessories proclaims social and financial status. Men’s white suits are most fit for many events such as Business meeting, fashion events etc. Men’s white suits are available in various hues as well as patterns. White Suit is great for any occasions. Men’s white suits look different in different patens and material. White color is the color of Joy, lightness, neutral, cold. It depicts dignity, joy, light and innocence.

Men’s white suits are the most suitable suit color for men’s fashion. Men’s white suit is also most appropriate as wedding suit. Men in White suits make excellent personalities.  White suit is become the first choice for the grooms while selecting men suit for wedding. Groom in white wedding suit with new designs look elegant and matchless on their wedding day. One should look attractive and pleasing to the eye on your special day of life such as wedding day.

Richness in fabrics and good tailoring never go out of style. The amount of material and tailoring required made white men’s suits luxury items. In white zoot suit, many young people wore a more moderate version of the draped pants. Using proper mix and match with dress shirts, white suit can be worn quite often during the week and you can still look different each time. White color generally has easy similarity with many basic colors such as light blue, dark blue, light pink dress shirts. These colors can be blended within any combination of patterns on the dress shirt and make your white suit look refreshing each time.

Men’s Taupe Suits

Taupe suits are both flexible and stylish. When selecting a suit of this color, it is significant to consider what would be the proper shade of taupe for your skin tone and body type. The range of colors can go from a darker khaki color to a lighter, nearly tan shade of taupe.

Taupe shades are liable to look great on most skin tones. However ones with darker skin do tend to look the best in this color. And it complements a multiplicity of body types, with ones of a taller stature looking the best in this color.

Accessories worn with shades of taupe would look best if they are in accent colors that complement this color. The best accent colors for this shade tend to be the more cool earth tones such as blues and greens.

A suit in this color would work well in a somewhat less formal business setting, dressed up with a white shirt and a blue or green patterned tie. Or you could dress the suit down for more informal settings, wearing an attractive dress shirt paired with a solid tie.

You have many options when it comes to coordinating footwear for a suit like this. Shades of brown or a black shoe would both complement taupe nicely.

The Men's WaistCoats

Vests and waistcoats are most graceful garments that add more to an outfit than most accessories. They can add procedure to suits, style to unmatched outfits, comfort to casual wear, or warmth to business dress in cool weather.

A three-piece suit is an excellent starting place for a man with no other vested outfits, as the vest can be worn separately with other garments - the only care here is that any piece of a suit will, if worn too frequently, wear and become lighter in color than the other pieces. Rotate the wardrobe to keep everything matching properly.

After a first waistcoat, the decision of how often to be dressed in vested garments is really every man's choice. Any style worn without difference gets boring, so don't be "the vest guy" - but have at least a few standing by for days when a little extra flair is called for. The versatility and unusual style of waistcoats and vests is too good for a well-dressed man to pass on entirely.