27 Rules Of Suits Every Money Legend Knows


27 rules of suits every Money Legend knows. 27 rules to look absolutely awesome in a suit! The rules tell you how to choose a suit, wear a suit and why you should were a suit.

1. The width of the tie should match the width of the lapel


2. If you want a more modern look, thin lapels are the way to go. Wide lapels are more old school, in general.


3. If you want to look extra stylish, you can go for a pocket square, but make sure it doesn’t match your tie in either pattern or fabric choice


4. The number one thing to check is how the shoulders fit. No matter if it’s custom-made or an off-the-rack suit.


5. A collar gap between your jacket’s lapels and your shirt’s collar can signify an ill-fitting jacket.


Read more about it here: http://putthison.com/post/7215023321/collar-gaps-shoulder-pots-an-explanation

6. Unless you’re attending a funeral, opt for a charcoal or gray suit over black


7. Choose a fairly thin belt and make sure it’s the same color as your shoes


8. Use this guide to match your shoes to the color of your suit


Don’t wear sneakers with your suit, just don’t..

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


10. If you want a more casual look, opt for a single-button jacket with peak-lapels


11. If you’re going for a more formal business look, opt for a double-button jacket with notched lapels


12. The Savile Row Fold keeps your dress pants from falling off the hanger.


Instructional video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_YdPNWvXOI

13. When you have your jacket buttoned, you should be able to slip your hand between your chest and the jacket


14. Always unbutton your suit before sitting down


15. The top button of a two-button should fall at or above the navel


When wearing a three-button jacket, the middle button should fall at or above the navel.

16. Always go with the classic windsor knot for your tie


You can determine to go for a half or full windsor knot. If your head is somewhat bigger than average, the full knot would fit you better. If you have an average size head, you can go for the half windsor knot.

17. Always keep the bottom button unbuttoned, when you wear a vest


18. Vests are best worn with single-breasted suits


If you’re going to be wearing your suit in a cold climate, a vest can add a lot of warmth.

19. Sleeve cuffs should be exposed about 1/2 an inch


20. Unstitch the jacket’s pockets, remove the tack stitches from the jacket’s vents and remove the little embroidered label from the jacket’s left sleeve


Do this very carefully with a small sharp scissor to ensure you don’t actually rip the fabric or neighbouring threads.

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


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


23. The jacket should be just long enough to cover your pants zipper


24. The tie should reach the waistband of your trousers or be slightly shorter


25. For a fashionable look, the hem should just hit the top of your shoe


For a more conservative look, the hem should cover the top of the shoe.

26. Wear an undershirt if you sweat a lot


27. Finally, go for the dimple.


Check out this handy guide on nailing the tie dimple: http://www.mrporter.com/journal/journal_issue104/8#1

H/T: Cavemancircus

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