There’s no doubt that corporate attire is changing. We’re seeing a more informal approach to dressing, with younger generations sporting t-shirts, jeans and sneakers into the office. Even if you prefer to take a more relaxed approach to your corporate style, an important meeting or a networking event will have you seeking a suit, stat. This is why it’s important to always have a classic staple you can turn to. We know it can get overwhelming with so many options and styles to choose from, so this is why we’ve put together this simple guide to help you.
There’s no need to over-complicate it. The first two suits hanging in any mans closet should be solid shades of Navy Blue and Charcoal Grey. If you’re choosing between the two – Charcoal Grey is the winner for its versatility. You can take it from a day look with a blue shirt and brown shoes, to an evening look, with a crisp white shirt and black shoes.
Wool or a Wool blend are generally safest and will serve you well in most conditions. For a classic look – opt for a notched lapel over a modern peaked.
Over the years suit styles have gotten slimmer – you too should go slimmer than you think. By sticking to a dated look with looser arms and baggier pants, you’ll risk doing yourself a disservice and potentially looking bigger and ill-fitted.
Now, this of course doesn’t mean you should be going to super-skinny fits. It simply means that well tailored is the goal. With pants hemmed to sit right at the top of your shoe’s tongue. As for sleeve length, a useful test is to place your arms by your sides and have the sleeves finish at your wrist bone.
Always remember that shoulders are key when it comes to fit and they CANNOT be tailored. Shoulder seams should never extend beyond your shoulders.
Alternatively, if this is still all too complicated, you’re in luck. We make a habit of getting suits sorted quickly and efficiently. Our team is always ready and waiting to help you where you need it most, irrespective of the event, fit, or your personal style.