A 3-Minute Guide to Choosing Your First Suit

A 3-Minute Guide to Choosing Your First Suit

Don’t know where to start? Here’s a no-fuss, short, snappy guide for your pre-suit-shopping research.

It’s easy as 1, 2, 3

Start with a two-piece. A two-piece suit comes in matching jacket and trousers—perfect for a black-tie dinner, or a big business meeting. Translated simply, it’s a blazer and trousers that you can dress up or down with a pressed white shirt, or a snazzy printed tee.

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If you’re ready to level up, try a three-piece on for size. A three-piece consists of matching jacket, trousers, and waistcoat. Although the waistcoat should commonly match your trousers and jacket, feel free to jazz your style up in a different material, colour, or pattern. Can a 3-piece suit be too formal? We say, better be overdressed than underdressed.

Tip: If you like the option of having both two-piece and three-piece: go with a three-piece, then leave the waistcoat on or off, depending on the formality of the occasion. Always go for a tailored fit. If you have a lean frame, take a chance on slim fit suits to refine your look.

Necktie, bow-tie, or no-tie?

Here’s where you get to express yourself. Being the safest option, the necktie should be no stranger to anyone. It’s good to own a few staples (solid colours, stripes, Foulard, pin dotted) in your wardrobe, but switch it up once in a while with floral, plaid, or paisley prints for an effortlessly casual look to your outfit.

Accessorise for aesthetics

In this day and age, a watch is more of a statement piece than a tool to tell the time with. Less is more, so choose a watch face that accentuates your suit rather than add to it. Similarly, if you don cufflinks, choose ones that match the elements of your watch (you can’t go wrong with silver or gold!). For additional flair, add a pocket square to complete your outfit. As a rule of thumb, avoid directly matching the colour of your pocket square to your tie, or suit. Pick an accent colour from your outfit, and match that to the secondary colour of your pocket square. It’s that easy.

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