Looking Sharp in a Suit!

There are so many suits out there, which suit is best for you.  There are 3 guidelines for finding the right suit for you.  First you must think what is the purpose of this suit and what do I want this suit to say about me. Then you must decide based on the first guideline, what color, fabric and pattern do I want.  Then finally what style of suit is it going to be.

MAN - LARDINI - MEN'S SUITS - Suits - AT YOOX.COMWhat do you want your suit to say about you.  Is this suit for weddings, special occasions, work, etc?  Are you looking for a suit that will make you look like a hundred bucks, one that makes you stick out in the crowd with a fancy suit, or maybe one that says I am important and mean business.  These are the types of question you first must ask yourself before looking for a suit.  For weddings I suggest staying classic yet sophisticated, to the left is an example of a simple 3 button black suit which is a very nice style suit.  This suit is a classic 3 button style with a new modern look to it. MAN - BOGLIOLI - MEN'S SUITS - Suits - AT YOOX.COMFor special occasions and work, depending on where you work and the dress code, I suggest a little more fashionable suit. 

Most likely if your reading this you are a fashionable guy or someone how wants to be more fashionable.  I would choose a more modern style that has the personality you are looking for.  This part is going to vary for each of us.  Some are looking to stand out in a crowd with a very top notch suit that screams, I’M FASHIONABLE. Some are going to want a suit that says, ” I am successful ”  and others will choose the  ” Check out my personality ” suit.

MAN - DOLCE & GABBANA - MEN'S SUITS - Suits - AT YOOX.COMBe bold in your decision, if it is a power suit, buy a  POWER SUIT, tell people you mean business before you open your mouth.  Let people know you have a sense of style.  In today’s world people judge and get a sense of character before you even say a word, so let your suit do the talking for you.

Now that you have determined the type of suit, next is the color, fabric and pattern. 

Color, fabric and pattern needs to match what image you are going for.  Black and grey suits are power suits. Blue, tans, browns and other colors are casual suits.  The fabric of the suit should also be considered for its use and the climate you are in.  Going with a lighter fabric like linen or cloth for those hot occasions.  Wool suits for colder climates.  You also can add character and strength to your suit with patterns such as stripes. 

With stripes you want to make sure the distance between the stripes aren’t too narrow or too wide.  A good width between stripes is quarter inch to half inch.  Also the color of the stripes can used to show boldness and confidence, white stripes stand out more than gray stripes.  You also have to consider that stripes on a suit make a man appear taller and skinner.

With all of these factors in mind you need to now pick the style of the suit.  Single breasted, double breasted, 2 button or 3 button, etc.  MAN - RAY & GUY - MEN'S SUITS - Suits - AT YOOX.COM

Double breasted is more of a classic look, used more for formal occasions.  Single breasted is the new style these days for the more stylish look.  Buttons depend on the length and style of the jacket.  Both 2 button and 3 button suits are fashionable right now.

You can start to determine your style after you have decided on the first two decisions, use and color.  Choose a style that fits your personality.  Remember, this suit tells people a lot about you so make it say what you want it to.

Take your measurements, find out the size of suits that you want to buy.  You can go to any Men’s Warehouse and get measured for a suit.  Then you can start looking online to find a suit that is going to need minimal tailoring.  While you are there try on a few different styles to see which style look good on you.  Not all styles work for some body types.  Find one that fits you.

As we all know shopping online can save us hundreds of dollars, especially when you are buying something like a suit.  Here is my favorite place to shop online for suits.

www.Yoox.com   – Take a look at Yoox’s selection.
Jos. A Bank – Free Shipping On All Orders Over $175

Once you buy your suit make sure you get it tailored.  This part is key to having the suit look custom made for your body.

Have a question feel free to email at twintaylors@gmail.com

 Taylor… Fashion Consultant

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What to wear to a NightClub!

If your going to a nice night club in a big city like; Denver, New York, Chicago, or Las Vegas, there are certain guidelines you must consider.  First of all, most of them have a dress code.  No sandels, no white shoes, no hats, no t-shirts, and for nicer clubs, no jeans.  If its a nice club wear a pair of slacks or a light pair of dress pants, because clubs tend to get hot with all the people in a tight area.  Always wear a nice pair of dress shoes or some fancy loafers.  Also wear a collared shirt, leave the aerosmith t-shirt at home.  Always over dress, there is nothing more frustrating then getting to a club and not getting let in by the doormen because of your clothes. 

The reason behind a dress code it that the club is trying to portray a certain look, environment and culture in their establishment.  AskMen.com has some more advise on how to pick the right club for your style and how to get into the clubs with the long lines.  Dressing nice as well impresses women because if you can dress they figure you have your life in control. 

Fashion Tip: A fancy shirt gives women a converation starter by being able to comment on your shirt.

– Taylor … your fashion consultant

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