There comes a time in every man’s life when he has to buy his first suit. I’m not talking about the suits he wore at the holidays as a child. I’m talking about his first suit as an adult. Here is the Fashionable Entrepreneur’s guide to choosing a new suit.
First, you need to decide on the function of your new suit. Is it a suit that will only be worn a couple of times a year or is it one you’ll wear to work everyday? If it’s a suit that you’ll only wear once or twice a year, it doesn’t have to be as good of quality as one to wear everyday.
Second, a suit should fit you well. It should be well fitting but not tight. Now suits are made to be very slim fitting. For a suit that will last a couple of seasons go with one that isn’t too slim or too loose. That way if styles change, you suit can transition. To find the right fitting jacket, try one on. The shoulder seams should hit right at your shoulder. You should be able to move around comfortably. If you are athletic and have large shoulders and a large chest. you will have to buy a jacket to fit your shoulders and chest and then have it tailored to fit your stomach. Make sure you have the pants hemmed too. There is nothing worse than a guy wearing an elegant suit with the pant legs dragging on the floor.
Third, fabric is an area where you can use cheaper fabrics and it really won’t be noticeable. Suits usually come in wool, cotton, linen, or a blend. Wool is the warmest fabric and linen is the coolest. Choose a fabric that is comfortable for you and that fits the time of year you’re going to wear the suit.
Fourth, if you’re getting your first suit, you want it to be as versatile as possible to wear at weddings, funerals, job interviews, and other formal events. I’d go with a dark navy or dark grey to have the most versatility. As far as style goes, a more conservative suit will fit into more occasions. Two button suits are the most conservative and are the most fashionable currently.
There you have it, the Fashionable Entrepreneur’s guide to choosing a new suit. If you’re looking for a job where you don’t have to wear a suit everyday, click on the picture below to learn how to get paid to work from home in the fashion industry.