The Three Essential Men’s Suits

Now that each brand in the men’s apparel business comes out with its own version of the suit, the field of men’s formal and office attire has expanded dramatically. But you don’t need to buy every suit that the stores label as ‘classic’ or ‘essential.’ Heck, you don’t need that many suits at all; three should be enough to get you through most days and events.

The Black Suit
Once thought to be limited for just funeral homes and undertakers, the modern black suit is now a staple for virtually any situation. Whether it’s an office interview or a dinner out, your black suit is the single ready-to-go, hassle-free option.

The trick to keeping your black suit from looking like funeral home fare is to get it in the proper (even close-fitting) size. That means no protruding shoulder pads, a waist that slightly hugs your own and a hem that doesn’t go too far below your crotch.

Another strategy you could employ is to inject some color or pattern into your outfit. A patterned or light colored shirt, for example, is a much more vibrant option than a plain white one. Stripes or geometric patterns, on the other hand, give a much needed update to ho-hum old solid black ties. You may also want to watch out for different textures of black items, an emerging trend for this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Men’s Suits Ideas

Men's Suits IdeasIf it’s true that clothes really do make the man, then your choice of suit makes an important statement. There are many considerations to take into account when choosing a suit and hopefully this article will help you with those decisions.

The fit

Men are often unsure whether to opt for a slim fit suit, a regular fit or some other supposedly different style. The truth is, for the most part it doesn’t really matter. The only thing that does matter is that the jacket and trousers fit correctly and the cut of the suit compliments your body type. Simple.

Business or pleasure?

Business suits usually have a much more formal look than suits that are worn for social occasions. Men’s suits need to breathe well. No man wants to feel hot and be sweaty inside a suit. But they also have to be warm enough so he can feel comfortable on the colder days when he might wear his suit under his overcoat.


Most men have more than one suit. This is a smart thing because it allows him to frequently change from suit to suit. He’ll usually have suits of different colors, but they’ll tend to be in the darker color range, such as black, navy, brown and grey. White suits are not that common, although famed author Mark twain used to wear them regularly. Read the rest of this entry »

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