The Art of Styling! 7 important rules
It’s an art. Wearing a suit is art, as it can be worn in so many ways, so many different colours, according to the latest styles and fashion. It’s not as impressionistical as art, okay, nor do you need to look a long time to find the meaning behind a suit, as you may need with a painting, or a sculpture – but wearing a suit can be seen as art, as you definitely will look like a true masterpiece, or an individualistic painting, that people gather around, trying to understand the meaning behind the style.
Jokes aside, enough with the art references.
This article will dive into 7 rules that you should follow to look your very best in a suit. To the newcomers, this is for you.
RULE 1: ALWAYS LEAVE THE LAST BUTTON UNDONE
Whether your suit has two or three buttons, you should always, we emphasize, always leave the last one unbuttoned.
Suits nowadays are designed to be worn with the last button unbuttoned. Fastening the final button can ruin your look, no matter how good your suit is tailored, or what material it is made of.
Fun fact: King Edward grew so rotund that he was unable to fasten the bottom button of his waistcoat and jacket. To not offend the king, those associated with him started doing the same. The custom then gradually spread the world round (as England was still largely an imperial power with great influence across the globe).
RULE 2: COLLAR GAPS
There must not be any gaps between the edge of the collar of your shirt and the lapels of your Suit.
RULE 3: YOUR BELT SHALL MATCH YOUR SHOES
Always match the colour of your shoes with the colour of your belt. It’s one of the very first rules of suit wearing. It’s important.
RULE 4: TIE CLIPS – THE RIGHT WAY
Always place the tie clop on the tie between the third and fourth button on your shirt – and ensure your tie clip is no wider than your tie.
RULE 5: UNBUTTON WHEN SITTING
Keeping the suit buttoned up when you’re sat down creates stresses on the fabric in places and directions that it’s not built to withstand. In short, it while make your suit look like it’s stressed and trying to hold the whole thing from ripping apart. Don’t stress it. Unbutton the suit when you sit down.
RULE 6: DON’T GO OVER THE TOP WITH YOUR ACCESSORIES
A patterned pocket square? A flashy tie clip? Go ahead wearing those (tie is optional), but don’t go overboard on accessorising. Too much bling, ruins the swing. Let your suit speak for itself – don’t drown it in accessories.
RULE 7: THE RIGHT FIT – THE MAGIC FORMULA
If you want your suit to make the right impression, it’s worth investing in a tailored or made-to-measure suit. Not only will it look far better than an off-the-rack garment, it’ll last longer too.