There’s a popular saying I’ve heard over and over again… “Dress the way you want to be addressed”. I do dress with that sentence in mind. But, there are many factors that influence the obedience of that saying. And when it comes to suits, the first way to make an impression that can last is to wear a suit that suits you, keeping in mind these factors to consider when buying a suit.
I assume you have asked yourself one of the following questions
- What color of suit should I buy?
- Which color should I wear for this occasion?
- What color is fit for office and interviews?
And so on…
Perhaps, you may have found an answer to the question on notable sites on the internet or your friend has told you that someone they know who’s into fashion thinks that black suits are the most versatile suits.
Or maybe you’re not yet satisfied with their reply…
Whatever the case may be, this post is for you.
What are the factors to consider when buying a suit?
There are quite a few factors to consider when buying a suit or should I say when wearing a suit. Suit styles for men differ generally from that of women. Check out these factors below…
- Your budget: How much are you willing to spend on your suit and other clothing accessories as well as shoes?
- Your taste: Do you like it cheap or expensive, designers or just anybody?
- Your choice of colors: What colors would you like to buy? Blue, black, green, red, yellow, pink, purple, orange, tan, white, charcoal gray or navy blue? All are great suit colors. What color of accessories would you like to wear?
- The occasion: Are you wearing it to the office, to a funeral, to a business meeting or to a casual evening dinner?
- Your body: What fits someone else may not really look good on you. You should take into consideration details such as your hair color, your skin tone and your eyes.
Like I said earlier, the color of your suit is the first opportunity you have to make a first impression. If you wear suits frequently, you’d surely want to stand out and look not just dapper, but also outstanding!
I might just do a post on how to look outstanding in suit… sometime later…
There are different varieties of men’s suits and they come in various suit styles and designs like 2-piece, 3-piece, single or double breasted suits. There are tuxedos as well.
So, what are the major differences between a tuxedo and a suit.
The major differences between a tuxedo and a suit as summarized by MyTuxedoCatalog…
The primary physical difference between a tuxedo and a suit is the presence of satin. Traditionally tuxedos have satin facing on the lapels, buttons, pocket trim, and a satin side stripe down the leg of the trousers. Suits don’t incorporate any satin and usually have either plastic buttons or buttons faced with the same fabric as the coat (aka self buttons.) Some modern tuxedo options have minimized the use of satin to a thin satin trim on the lapels and a thin satin bead down the pant leg, but the primary difference between the two is that tuxedos have satin on them and suits don’t. Of course, to every rule there are exceptions. Other physical differences like appropriate accessories generally only come into play when talking about traditional black tie standards. For most modern tuxedo functions like proms and weddings, the lines between what is appropriate to wear with a tuxedo vs. suit have been blurred. It’s common, though increasingly less so, to wear long ties and high stance vests with tuxedos. However, this is traditionally a look only appropriate with suits. Tuxedos are historically only to be worn with bow ties and cummerbunds or waistcoats (low stance vests.)
In the next part of this post which I’ll drop soon, I’ll talk about suit colors and combinations.
You surely don’t want to miss that…