A well-dressed man is a proper man, a gentleman, and a smart man. No matter if it is an interview or a night out with that special someone, a man should take pride in the way he looks. All shapes and sizes of men look good in suits. A proper suit and a proper wardrobe can make a man feel like he can take on the world. The problem for some is where to start looking for a suit. Thoughts like; “what color should I get? Where do I get the best deal? Whats the best brand to buy?” come to mind when first thinking about getting a suit.
For this article, we will focus on the first steps of improving one’s wardrobe and suit game, because one has to learn to walk before one can run.
Now, before we rush off to the first step there are a few things a “Well-Dressed Man In Training” should do.
Before leaving the house you should think of the reasons you want to get the suit. The normal answer is in regards to some kind of major life event, such as a wedding, funeral, things of that nature. Some may even want to purchase a new suit for an upcoming date, or a job interview. Others may just want to start wearing suits more on a day to day basis for one reason or another. Let’s be honest, do you really need a reason to look good? However, the occasions sometimes dictate what kind of suit you should wear. For example, you don’t want to wear a brightly colored suit to a somber event.
After the gentleman has figured out why he wants to get a suit, then it is time to figure out where to go to get one. The “Well-Dressed Man In Training” should consider what kind of shopper he is. Can you spend all day in a store trying on clothes? Or are you more of a “get in, get out” kind of gentleman?
For both gentlemen, one might want to think about looking at photos online before going to any store. This will help give a better idea of your style. Please keep in mind that what one thinks would look good on them is not always the case in reality. And in the case of fashion, please strongly consider someone’s, whom you trust, opinion on what to wear as only a narcissist looks at themselves constantly.
The best thing to do in any event is to find a tailor you trust. No matter if you know a lot about fashion, or you know very little; a trusted tailor is a life saver. Once you find someone you like working with and they get to know you, the relationship between customer and tailor becomes more of a friendship. After just a few moments of working with you, they will instantly know what looks good on you and what doesn’t. Experience and knowledge is the key here. A good tailor, like a good bottle of wine, is hard to find. But once you do, it is a great experience.