Made to measure suits – Five rules of style

Made to measure suits – Five rules of style
Exclusive Tailor Made to measure suits Five rules of style 2It’s common knowledge, or at least a common saying that clothes make the man. That’s of course something we can nod to with approval, but the clothes won’t stand a chance without saying that the man make the clothes too. The clothes and the man needs to match – The way you mix and match your clothes, how you choose to wear your tailored suits, dress shirts, chinos, suit shorts, trousers, etc., all that is important. No clothes in the world can do that by itself. With your suit from Exclusive Tailor you’ll go a long way towards being determined as well-dressed, but there are a few things to keep in mind, to not ruin the style. After all, we want you to be dressed to impress, so for us it is important that you wear your suit without falling into these style-pitfalls.

Therefore we assembled a list of 5 style tips or rules on what to consider when donning your suit. No one ever said that dressing smart was easy, but with these tips in mind, you’ll be well-prepared for any occasion. Let’s dive into it, shall we?

1. Mix and match – the right way

When you wear accessories with your tailored suit, make sure that you select the right ones, so they don’t clash.  A golden watch face does not (read: never will) fit to a silver belt buckle – a typical style crime that we often see.  Or people who wear their black tie with brown leather shoes – it’s a no go! Rather mix it with the same, or matching colors. A black tie goes perfectly with a black or darker colored belt and black leather shoes. This is not the time to experiment too much. Keep it consistent and you can do no wrong.

2. Always empty your pockets

Don’t fall into the trap of stuffing your pockets with all your possessions, not even your phone. We see so many gentlemen with bulgy pockets filled with keys, cardholders, pocket change and more. It looks like you’re unprepared, and the suit should really express the opposite, that you are on the top of your game, knowing where you’re heading. Leave the bulky wallet and keys at home. Nothing ruins the line of custom-tailored trousers like your wallet, or what else you stuff in your back pocket. If you really need to carry things around with you in your bespoke suit, use your breast pocket of your dress shirt, or even better, the inner pockets of your suit. No, don’t even think about stuffing your wallet in there, but your phone. Maybe also your cardholder, but that’s it. If you need to bring money with you, use a money-clip. It takes up much less space.

3. Don’t let your formal dress be informal

You can have the nicest bespoke suit at the party, but if you’re dress shirt is untucked, or you look unshaven, your buttons are loose – you’re into getting the wrong kind of looks. A sort of eye-candy with a bad taste. Therefore, always make sure that your dress is complete before you leave your house. It doesn’t hurt if you check the mirrors once in a while to make sure that your style is sharp throughout the day. Before heading to a party, try to find out what dresscode is required. You may not even need to suit up, but when you do, then do it to knock down doors, do it to impress.

4. Accessorise with care

The trick about accessorising is really to not overdo it. It can be difficult to accessorise a suit, but if you’re doing it right, then the accessories can polish off that already tailored suit to a perfect shine. Whether you’ll chose a leather belt, a slim watch or tie bars is your choice, but don’t opt for large sport watches or jewellery. It’ll take the attention from your look and make people turn their heads – in a bad way. Always accessorise with care. If you feel it’s too much, it probably is. Always follow your gut feeling.

5. The tie etiquette that shall never be forgotten

Last, but not least, there’s the tie etiquette. Don’t be the guy that’s going to be mistaken as the clown at the wedding. Choose your tie wisely. The wrong tie can ruin even the finest tailored suit, while the right selection will make you become remembered as the best dressed in the room. Which one would you rather be? The clown, or the eye-candy? The choice is yours. Now that you’re a bit more knowledgeable on your suit-game, you can wear your suit with more confidence. Our articles all have that purpose – to make you look good, feel good and dress sharp. For more style advice, take a look at our other blog topics, or consult us by contacting us via mail or our contact form.