Look dapper in any suit by making sure that you buy the right one. To do that, you need to ask yourself the right questions when purchasing that suit; whether it’s off the rack from G2000 or having a bespoke set made at Peninsular Plaza. Here are six important rules to note when buying a suit.
Decide How Often You Will Wear The Suit
Before you buy that first suit, ask yourself, how often will you wear it? Is it something you’ll wear a few times a year – for job interviews, weddings and funerals, or something you’ll wear to work a few times a week, in which case you’ll need more than one suit? A classic colour – like black, charcoal or navy – is a safe bet.
Look Through Various Styles Of Suits
A good place to start would be a department store like Isetan, Robinsons or Tangs because you’ll get to choose from different brands. Take your time to look through the different styles and prices on offer. Try them on to see how they fit and look on you. Go with friend who’s willing to offer a second opinion.
Try Your Suit With A Dress Shirt And Shoes
Ask for a dress shirt and dress shoes if you’re not wearing them – a good store should have them on hand. You’ll want to see what you look like as a whole package. Size up the suit in a mirror, not just the jacket. The pants should be comfortable and the rise – where the pants sit on your waist – shouldn’t be too high or too low.
The Fit Is Crucial
The most important part about a suit is the fit. Sadly, while this should be obvious, it isn’t. What’s worse, not many salespeople understand how a suit should fit and they may not even ask how you want yours to fit. Things to look out for: how the jacket fits at your shoulders and chest, and its length.
Keep Up With The Latest Trend
While the three-button suit dominated the ’90s, many of today’s designers have returned to the classic two-button version. The 21st century change-up is that the modern suit is now cut sleeker for a more flattering silhouette.
Pick The Right Vents
Take a look at the vents on the back of your suit jacket. You can either opt of a centre vent, which is all-purpose and conventional, or you can go for side vents, which offers a dapper, European style.