Unspoken Suit Rules Every Man Should Know

Came across some very useful rules to follow for men’s suits on buzzfeed.com (seriously, that website teaches me SO much) and I thought I’d share some of them: enhanced-buzz-29254-1388434946-251. Your tie should always be darker than your dress shirt.

enhanced-buzz-30777-1388428095-422. The width of the tie should match the width of the lapel.

enhanced-buzz-2655-1388510147-93. You should be able to slip your hand between your chest and your buttoned jacket such that it feels snug, but with room to move.

enhanced-buzz-566-1388434455-214. The suit jacket should be long enough to cover your butt and pants zipper.
enhanced-buzz-28128-1388431044-05. For a more casual, trendy look, opt for a single-button peak-lapel jacket.

enhanced-buzz-4518-1388431677-526. Always go with the classic windsor knot for your tie, but use the size of your head to determine whether you should go half or full windsor.enhanced-buzz-969-1388440300-07. Use this guide to match the color of your shoes to your suit.enhanced-buzz-14452-1388430095-268. The Savile Row Fold keeps your dress pants from falling off the hanger.grid-cell-2286-1389196945-79. In general, thin lapels are more modern.enhanced-buzz-19624-1388428671-4

10. A pocket square adds an extra level of polish, but make sure it doesn’t match your tie in either fabric or print choice.

Click here to see the rest of the rules on buzzfeed.com.


Photos: Buzzfeed.com


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