As we mentioned in another post, buying a suit can be intimidating. Especially just starting out, it can be difficult to know where to begin, or what basics to focus on. In this blog, we hope to put together some resources to help you out in making those decisions.
What’s up, guys? I’m Eric, stylist here at Combatant Gentlemen. A lot of guys ask me, “What should I look for when buying my first suit?” Whether starting from scratch or rebuilding your wardrobe, here are my six tips to keep in mind.
Remember, your first suit is all about versatility. You want to be able to wear it to the office and to a friend’s wedding.
Number one, color. Go with a dark solid like charcoal or navy. Personally, I prefer navy. Now, you might be asking, what about black? Look, it’s a great color but it’s best for specific occasions, so let’s leave that one for later.
Number two, fabric. For your first suit, go for something that’s 100% wool. It looks better, feels better, plus it’s more breathable so it will work in a variety of temperatures.
Number three, fit. Great fits starts with getting the right size. Then you’re going to need to choose the right cut. You want something trim but not tight. Definitely avoid the boxy look. Your jacket should taper in at the waist and have 2-3 inch lapels. Pants should be the same. Trim, definitely not baggy.
Number four, pants. Most guys look best in a flat front pant without a cuff.
Number five, buttons. When you’re just starting out go with a single breasted two button suit. It’s always in style and it always looks sharp.
Number six, vents. I’m talking about slits in the back of your jacket. Single or double vents work. Personally, I prefer double. Just make sure your jacket has them.
So there you go. The basics to keep in mind when choosing a suit. Follow these tips and you won’t go wrong. As usual, thanks for tuning in.
Now that you have the basics, you are ready to go a bit deeper. Check out these style guides. You can’t go wrong with these suit-buying tips from GQ (although with MensUSA you won’t have to worry about that pushy sales guy). And this how to from AskMen builds on top of that. As with most things, the more you know, the more confident your choice will be
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