It’s a common misconception among men from Bristol to Bangkok: just walking in and finding what size suit you wear is enough to know you have the right fit. Wrong. In fact, suits are one of the few pieces of clothing we wear these days that absolutely must be tailored correctly no matter what. Otherwise, the suits not only look ill fitted, but we come off as lazy and unknowledgeable to just about anyone bothering to look. When you consider the fact that most guides for married fling sites suggest at least one profile picture in a suit, you can start to see how this has a tremendous effect on your love life more than anything else. If you want to find a married fling, then suit up right. Visit marriedflingsguide.co.uk to read more about successful online affairs and how to dress right for men.
No Matter How Well You Think It Fits, Take It to a Tailor
The fact of the matter is, simply, that a suit never fits right until you take it to a tailor. We don’t care how many people complimented you or how well you think you look in it either. Frankly, most of us are terrible when it comes to figuring out how good we do or don’t look in suits or anything else. The only surefire way to know you’re wearing the suit instead of it wearing you, is to take it to a tailor and have them fit it to you. Chances are good they will find something that need to be altered one way or another. It’s best to just let them do their thing: this is one of the few cases where you just let the tradesman work his magic and go with what he’s telling you. These guys make their living making you look good, remember. He’s not going to let you down, because he wants you to bring your other clothes back later. If he does a good job, you will want to as well.
Why the Length of Your Pants Matters
While you probably aren’t going to see the bottom hem of your slacks in most pictures for married fling sites, in person this sort of thing really sticks out. In fact, there is even a special name for where the fabric of your pants hits your shoe: the break. So called because of the crease the forms which “breaks” the otherwise straight vertical lines of cloth. Generally speaking, the break should be very small, but most of the time, men wear their pants far too long and end up with puddles instead of crisp breaks. Keep in mind, of course, that the opposite can mess you up as well. Too short and you create a high water affect that ends up showing off a bit of your socks. While this is actually considering somewhat fashionable as of late, most of the time it’s not a look the lot of us can pull off. Stick to the happy medium of getting a crisp break at the end of the leg without it looking like you’re just pooling fabric at the top of your shoe. While we are on the subject, avoid pants with cuffs. They really don’t flatter most guys and tend to shorten the look of our legs, which is just generally unappealing to everyone, potential dates included.
Buy Jackets by the Shoulders: Sleeves Can (and Should) Be Fixed
Another mistake we see by the thousands every day is the penchant for guys who think they have some idea of how suits are supposed to be tailored, to think that once they get the length of their pants right, they are done. How wrong they are. The next most common issue when it comes to getting a suit to actually fit correctly and look right on a guy is the length of the sleeves. Most of the time, people have them entirely too long, which gives you a rumpled, sloppy appearance. Take them up too much, however, and you start looking really dorky. A good rule of thumb for length is stopping about half an inch before the end of your shirt sleeve. Don’t forget to have the tailor look at the width of the sleeves, either! Too many guys are walking around with bulky sleeves in jackets that look like they are eating them alive and generally make you look heavier or formless. In other words, not appealing to women at all.
Cut the Threads
The slit in the back of your jacket and the thread sewing pockets closed are supposed to be removed. We swear this is just done to keep the shape and pristine press of the suit while it is being put on display to be sold. Once you own it, gain use of your pockets and let your jacket move the way it was intended to!
Know Your Accessories
Tips that will help you pull off a suit in profile pics for married fling sites just as well as high end parts and business events include know what goes where and what it should all look like. For example, you really shouldn’t be using the bottom button of your suit jacket, nor do you necessarily need an undershirt. If you do wear one, however, make sure no one can catch sight of it. Wear a tie for formal events, but make sure it is not peeking out from the sides or back of your shirt collar. This is usually a hint that either your collar is too thin or your tie is too fat.
Figure out which you are fighting and change accordingly. In most cases you can used a standard Windsor knot, just make sure the length of the tie brushing over the top of your belt buckle. Along those lines, always make sure you are wearing a belt, no matter how well the pants fit. Remember bow ties are still considered more formal than other ties if you are wearing them with a suit. Also remember little accessories like pocket squares, watches, and cuff links should be added to accent, not steal the show. Stick to one color of metal and try to keep your pocket square in line with the colors of your shirt and/or socks. When considering colors, keep in mind that black suits are usually worn for primarily formal, and upper crust occasions. For most days, browns, greys and blues are more appropriate bases.
To save Money, Buy Large and Invest in Alterations
One last piece of advice that will get you suited just as well in Bristol as it will in New York; if you are on a budget, look for deals in suits that are a little larger than you and save your money for a good tailor. Most of the time, the tailor is going to have the bigger impact than the fabric or original cut of the suit for anyone looking to save a few pounds. You need to give them something to work with, however, which is why it’s always better to go with the suit that fits slightly too big than the one that might be slightly too small. When in doubt, always size your suit jacket to your shoulders. The length of the sleeves and the torso can be hemmed, but the shoulders are typically going to cost you more, if they can do much at all for you.