20 Unmentioned Suit Rules Every Man Should Know


Looking good in a suit is harder than it sounds and you can't expect to look gentlemanly in a suit without knowing some few basics. The celebs and top fashionistas out there manage it due to the fact they are surrounded by the best professionals who give them the basic know how.

Bearing this in mind, we have outlined the top 20 rules that will help you look dapper always in your suit. Follow these tips and you’ll be flooded with confidence when you next show up in your suit to any formal event.



1. The width of the tie should match the width of the lapel. A balance must be achieved.


2. Thin lapels are more modern. Wide lapels are more old-school, So choose your look according to your style preference.


3. A pocket square adds an extra level of polish, but make sure it matches your tie in color and style but not overly in pattern. You can diversify when choosing your pocket square, remember this is what adds spice to your suit and overall look.

You can also read on 8 Different Ways To Fold A Pocket Square: Here


4. When buying a suit, the number one thing to check is how the shoulders fit. Shoulder pads should end at the shoulders, so make sure they don’t stick out or stick up.



5. Don't leave too much gaps between your blazer lapels. This can signify an ill-fitting jacket.


6. Your belt should be fairly thin and the same colour as your shoes.

7. You should always match your shoes to the colour of your suit using the guide below:


8. Double vents in the back are more modern and fashionable.


9. For a more casual, trendy look, opt for a single-button peak-lapel jacket.



10. If you’re going for more formal business attire, opt for a double-button, notched lapel jacket.


11. Always unbutton your suit before sitting down, or you risk ruining it.

12. If you’re wearing a vest, always keep the bottom button unbuttoned. But men this days has broken this rule and are still able to pull off the three-piece beautifully. So just go with whatever suits your style.


13. A vest is best worn with single-breasted suits (so it’s actually visible). If you’re going to be wearing your suit in a cold climate, a vest can add a lot of warmth. It also adds a formal touch to your suit.

14. Sleeve cuffs should be exposed about half an inch.


15. Make sure that your socks are long enough that there’s no exposed leg when sitting down.

16. Your tie should always be darker than your dress shirt.

17. The suit jacket should be just long enough to cover your pants zipper and butt.


18. Your tie should reach the waistband of your trousers, or be slightly shorter.



19. For a more fashion-forward look, the trouser hem should hit right at the top of your shoe.


20. If you sweat a lot, wear an undershirt. Preferably one with a deep neck so it doesn’t peek through. Nothing will cheapen the appearance of a suit more than a glimpse of undershirt.

20 Unmentioned Suit Rules Every Man Should Know 20 Unmentioned Suit Rules Every Man Should Know Reviewed by Ibitoye Tolulope on November 02, 2016 Rating: 5

1 comment:

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