This one is for you, gentlemen!
You know the feeling of getting lost in a Macy's or Nordstrom looking for all the pieces to put together a suit -- which you are probably shopping for last minute and most likely could care less about any of the additional details like socks, pocket square, shoes, etc. Well, kiss your problems goodbye and welcome Suitsupply into your life, a one stop shop for all your suit needs... even tailoring!
Suitsupply prides themselves on offering real suiting for real men that really fits. Tailoring is done in the store while you wait; allowing customers to leave with the perfect fitting suit all in a timely manner.
The suit superstore recently opened up their second location in the D.C. area at Tysons Galleria and guess what?! It's right near an entrance so there won't be any wandering the mall looking for that one store. You can get in and out!
I caught up with Suitsupply Vice President, Nish de Gruiter (who was dressed in head-to-toe Suitsupply and looked great!) to get the 411 on styling a suit and not looking like you just grabbed it from the bottom of your dad's closet.
- The most important thing is to make sure the size fits your body type.
- If you are wearing a jacket, the sleeve of your shirt should come out an inch below your jacket and touch where your wrist becomes your thumb.
- Your shoulder should fit the jacket -- the jacket should not lean over the shoulder.
- A well-fitted pant should touch the top of your foot and sit on your waist (two to three fingers under your belly button).
Everyone should own a crisp white shirt
- When you close your collar you should be able to stick one finger between the collar and your neck.
- If two fingers fit between the collar and your neck, the shirt is too big.
- If you are going to invest in a suit, don't go cheap on the shoes.
- Avoid a square-toed shoe.
- Make sure your shoes are in line with your suit.
If you don't wear a tie, invest in a pocket square
- Give the outfit character with a pocket square.
- Just a simple white pocket square will give the outfit some flair.
Listen to the professionals
- The employees working at SuitSupply know what they are talking about.
- All employees are required to attend "suit school" where they are trained by the masters on everything there is to know about suits.
With the holidays coming up, I hope these five styling tips come in handy and you show up to your next event looking even more dapper than ever in a suit that was tailored to fit you!