“Being perfectly well-dressed gives one a tranquility that no religion can bestow.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
A well-tailored suit can instantly transform any individual’s appearance, exuding elegance, confidence, and professionalism. However, even the finest suit can fall short if not worn and styled correctly.
In this article, we will discuss some common suit mistakes that individuals often make and provide valuable tips to help you avoid them.
By rectifying these errors, you’ll be on your way to achieving a flawless and stylish suit ensemble.
A Too Big Suit Jacket
You would be surprised just how many men wear a suit jacket one to two sizes too big. It makes them look unappealing, sloppy, and childish. If that is the opposite of all you want, find a suit jacket that fits snugly on your shoulder. If there is a need for any repairs, visit a tailor.
A Super Slim Suit
Slim suits are a current trend that won’t last forever. Sure, Hollywood actors look great in them, but not everyone can pull them off. When picking a suit, opt for the one that gently embraces your body frame, instead of oppressing it.
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Too Long Sleeves/Trousers
This look screams: “You’re going to the prom, and you just took your dad’s wedding suit”. Too short is also a big no-no. The right length is imperative if you want to look good when wearing a suit. The sleeves should be a half inch of cuff, while the pants must have little to no break.
Wearing Casual-Dress Shoes
Casual-dress shoes go perfectly with jeans or khakis and blazers, and they are ideal for popular smart casual outfits. Still, if you are wearing a business suit, you should opt for suit shoes that have a heel, outer luster, and leather sole.
Buttoning All the Buttons
Those are buttons and that’s what they’re for – to be buttoned, right? Wrong. If you button them all, your movements will be restricted and the natural silhouette of the suit will be changed. Besides, not every suit jacket should be buttoned the same way. If the suit is two button – never button the bottom one. For a double-breasted suit, always fasten the anchor button.
Wearing a T-Shirt under a Dress Shirt
There is nothing quite as unappealing as seeing a crew-neck t-shirt underneath a dress shirt. It completely ruins the appearance of a shirt and makes you look wider. It would be best not to wear anything underneath the shirt, but if you have to, wear something that is not showing.
Not Removing the Vent Threads
The slit up the back of the jacket is a leftover of the time when the suit was a uniform and means to prevent the fabric to get rumpled up during shipping. If you don’t slit those X signs made of thread before wearing the suit the jacket will sit improperly, making the entire combination look awkward instead of stylish.
Cutting the Pocket Threads
These are the threads that you should leave untouched. Sure, they are a perfectly nice place to keep your car keys, but before you notice it, you’ll be putting your smartphone, wallet and other stuff in there and you’ll be left with a bulged fabric and out-of-shape jacket.
Wearing the Wrong Tie Length
So, you have picked out a shade of tie that goes perfectly with your suit, and you think that’s all? It isn’t. You should also worry about the length. The point or the tip of your tie shouldn’t lie below or above your belt, but touch it.
Storing the Suit on Cheap Hangers
This is more a maintenance mistake than a style one, but it surely affects your style. Storing the suit on a cheap thin hanger will stretch the fabric and reshape its padding. So, if you want your suit to keep its original shape store it on a wide wooden hanger that finishes just before the shoulder seam.
Make no mistake, these mistakes are not naïve. Wearing a suit improperly can make appear immature and slovenly at business happenings, job interviews, and black-tie events.