How Many Suits Does A Man Really Need? & What Suit Style & Color To Buy - Gentleman's Gazette

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How A Suit Should Fit - Men's Suits Fit Guide - Gentleman's Gazette

Never wear ill-fitting suits again! Click here to learn more: Want to know the correct sleeve length for dress shirts? All about pants break: SHOP THE VIDEO: 1. Knit Tie in Solid Red - 2. Orange, Green, Blue, Yellow, Silk Wool Medallion Pocket Square - 3. Monkey's Fist Knot Cufflinks - 4. Shadow Stripe Ribbed Socks Light Brown and Blue - 5. Collar Pin Safety Pin Gold - You could hear it all over the place, fit matters the most and while I wholeheartedly agree, the problem is, it’s rarely outlined what that thoroughly means. Why Should You Care About Fit? First of all, a well-fitting suit is almost as comfortable as wearing a sweater and sweatpants. Second of all, it makes you really stand out from the crowd and people will look at you and think you're really dapper but they can't pinpoint that it's a fit of your suit. Why Does A Properly Fitting Suit Make You Look Better? The answer is actually quite simple; a suit hides everything that's asymmetrical about your body and hides all the flaws, at the same time highlighting features such as your shoulders and your chest, giving you a natural v-shape that's very flattering and attractive. Collar It should fit snugly against your neck without being overly tight and it should never stand away or gap. If you have a round shoulder the way I do, chances that your jackets gap more easily are much higher than if you have a straight posture. Because of that, you always have to go to the alterations tailor or talk to your made to measure provider or tailor and make sure you get a proper fit. The problem is when you stand, most jackets look good, the issue starts when you start moving when you lift your arms and you still want that jacket collar to sit tight against your shirt collar. Shoulder Ideally, you want the shoulder seam on top to be just slightly extended from the bone on your shoulder. Unlike a dress shirt which ends exactly at the bone, you want it to be slightly hanging over to give you a broader look and enable a range of movement because when you have multiple layers of fabric, the outer layer always has to be a little longer to be comfortable, you want the top part  at your shoulder to be smooth and not puddling. Armholes Most armholes in suits are too big because suits are industrially made and they want to have a one size that fits it all, the problem is if you have huge arm holes, it may seem like it's more comfortable but it actually isn't because as soon as you move, your entire jacket moves with you and constricts you. On the other hand, if you have a tight armhole that ends just below your armpit, you can easily move and comfortably. Chest When it comes to a good fit of the chest it's always easy to see because some chests are fuller and they have more fabric that drapes well and for that, it's called Drape. Vents Today, most jackets have side vents, they are the most flattering. Ideally, you want high long vents that end exactly where your jacket pocket ends. The last hundred years, center vents have been in and out of fashion but originally, they were meant for horseback riding so unless you wear a jacket on the back of a horse, skip it. Length It's very important to get it right in the first place because even though you can physically change the length of the jacket, it will always look off if you do so. The proportions will simply not work and the location of your pockets will seem off as well as the buttoning point and therefore if you encounter something that is too short or too long simply leave it behind. Sleeves A sleeve should always hang very nicely without any wrinkles. If you see all the wrinkles chances are the sleeve pitch is wrong which means the way and the angle the sleeve was set in, that can be fixed by a tailor but they have to be quite skilled. #howasuitshouldfit #suitsformen #notsponsored -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Most Popular videos: How to accept a compliment - 101 things that change when you dress up - How to tie a Bow Tie - --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Want to stay updated? Sign up here for free: Want to see more videos? Subscribe to our channel! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gentleman's Gazette Facebook: FREE EBOOK:

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First 10 Mens Dress Shirts You Should Buy

Check out these must-have dress shirts: #dresshirts #dressshirtsformen #notsponsored Guides you shouldn't miss: - 13 Most Over and Underrated Dress Shirts for Men - - All about OCBD: - Iron dress shirts like a Pro! - SHOP THE VIDEO: 1. Madder Silk Tie in Bottle Green Macclesfield Neats - 2. Silk Pocket Square in Brown - 3. Mid Brown and Green Shadow Stripe Ribbed Socks - While dress shirts form the foundation of a classic man’s wardrobe, they're often overlooked in favor of suits, shoes, or accessories, however, if you get your first dress shirts wrong, it's much harder to combine them with other things and you may not get the wear out of them you desire. So with these 10 dress shirts, you'll basically be equipped for all classic men's style outfits yet you really cover just the basics so you don't spend more money than you ultimately have to. Basically, there are always three main considerations; one is the color shirt, then the type of fabric, as well as the shirt details. 1. Plain white solid dress shirt in a plain weave. I suggest to go with a medium spread collar as well as barrel cuffs because it allows you to wear it in more formal and less formal settings but it's something you can pair with jeans or denim, as well as with a very formal business suit. 2. Fancy weave white dress shirt with double cuffs or French cuffs. I'm wearing one like that right now. It has a subtle waffle pattern weave which makes it slightly different than a plain weave in the sense that if you look at it very closely and the light shines in a certain direction, you can see it has a pattern, however, from a few feet away or a few meters away, you think it's a solid shirt with a nice depth of color. 3. Light blue dress shirt. It should be made of a medium fabric, ideally, plain weave. Again, barrel cuffs, no pocket and French placket. 4. Light blue shirt but now, make sure that the color shade is slightly different than the one you had previously. You can go darker, you can go lighter, just make sure it's different. Also, for the fabric itself, I suggest you get maybe something in a twill weave because it's a new small weave pattern that you don't already have and it's a very classic thing, it is hard wearing and it's particularly good in a slightly heavier fabric maybe for winter because you want to have a variety of shirts in your wardrobe. 5. Ivory color It should be distinctly different from white if you hold them next to each other, however, it's so close to white on its own that most people would never realize you're not wearing a plain white dress shirt, however, plain white works really best with dark colors. It could be a dark green, dark blue, dark charcoal, or black, however, when you pair it with warmer colors such as brown, all of a sudden, the white just looks wrong. 6. Striped shirt with a white background in a blue stripe. The size of the blue stripe is up to you. I'd stay away from extremely fine ones or extreme bold ones, go with something in the middle down the line because that will work well with all kinds of solid suits. 7. Striped shirt but this time, I'd suggest you go with a light blue background and a white stripe. Ideally, the stripe should be different from what you already had so I'd suggest go more with a finer stripe rather than with a bolder stripe because you want it to be super versatile. 8. Checked shirt and can either be a light blue check on a white background or you can maybe go with a red and blue check on a white background. It just adds an additional color to your shirt wardrobe and red and blue are staples in a classic man's wardrobe so you'll always be able to wear it, it never looks out of place, it'll look good with a blazer. 9. Oxford cloth button-down shirt It's an American staple, it's a very hard-wearing cloth. I'll get it in a light blue color because the Oxford fabric has strands of different colors in white and blue so it gives a nice color effect. 10. Soft washed denim dress shirt 10-15 years ago, it wasn't really something that men would actually wear. In recent years, it has become so popular that men stock loads of them. In general, a soft washed denim dress shirt really tones down any kind of formal garment you have. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Want to stay updated? Sign up here for free: Want to see more videos? Subscribe to our channel! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gentleman's Gazette Facebook: FREE EBOOK:

Suit Lingo & Terminology Explained I - Lapels, Gorge, Stance, Belly...

A breakdown of Suit Terminology: SHOP THE VIDEO: 1. Silver Eagle Claw Cufflinks with Lapis Lazuli - 2. Pocket Square with Monogram Initial - 3. Light Blue Veronica Persica Boutonniere - 4. Madder Silk Tie in Dark Blue, Light Blue and Red Macclesfield Neats - 5. Shadow Stripe Ribbed Socks Charcoal and Orange - Guides you don't want to miss: - White tie dos & don'ts: - Black tie & dinner jacket guide: - How to button your suits: - How a suit should fit: - Gentleman's Guide to Ironing: So first of all, what is a suit? The term suit comes from the French word suivre which means to follow because of that, a suit is defined as being a matching jacket and trousers, pants, or slacks. This means same color, the same weave, same pattern. Lapels These are those pieces of fabric here that have quite an important influence on the overall look of your garment. Because it's folded back, the French term revers which is also used in German or Italian is really accurate in describing that you see the reverse side of the fabric. Lapels are always connected to the collar in your back. Typically, the two most common lapels you can see are either a notched lapel or a peak lapel which always features this peak. Apart from that, you can also have the mao collar or the so-called tautz lapel which is kind of a mix of a notch lapel and a peak lapel. Gorge It refers to the seam between the collar and the lapel. Stylistically, its position has varied over the years. If you look at suits from the 30s, the gorge sits much lower and it's more dropped at an angle. If you look at more modern suits or contemporary suits, oftentimes, the gorge is very high to the point where peak lapels sometimes have the point that is above the shoulder level which in my opinion, is too high. Ultimately, there is no right or wrong and it depends on the current fashion, as well as your personal taste. Lapel Width Again, it has a huge impact on how others perceive your suit even though it's the same in terms of comfort. Skinny lapels are typically between two and two and a half inches or five to six centimeters. Wide lapels are anything that are above four inches or 10 centimeters. A sweet spot for many is about three and a half inches or eight to nine centimeters. Lapel Belly Basically, what it describes is the rounding of the lapel or the lack thereof. If you look at German suits or British suits, oftentimes, lapels are cut pretty straight. In the 30s sometimes, they had an extreme rounding to the cloth which you could see if you take a closer look. Lapel Roll What I mean by that is the area just above the closing buttons and how they roll. If you have a cheaper suit jacket, typically, they are ironed very flat which makes a suit look very flat and not very three-dimensional. On the other hand, if you have a sewn canvas, you automatically always get a certain amount of roll. Suit Buttons Typically, the suit lapels roll ends where you button the jacket. In certain cases, that is not the case such as in a three roll two jacket or sometimes with single button jackets. Also, the number of buttons you have in your jacket will impact the size and the shape of the lapel. If you have a four button jacket, the lapel will be quite small even if you decide to go with a very wide lapel because there's simply not much distance that can cover it. On the other hand, if you have a jacket with a single button, the lapel will look larger even though it may not be as wide on top. As a golden rule of thumb, the buttoning point should always be along your natural waist. Button Stance It's not a detail that many men pay attention to but it can have a profound impact. Spacing your buttons too closely together just looks weird enough whereas spacing it too far apart can make it look odd as well. #suitlingo #suitterminology #suitsformen --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Want to stay updated? Sign up here for free: Want to see more videos? Subscribe to our channel! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gentleman's Gazette Facebook: FREE EBOOK:

19 Things Men Should Never Wear - Men's Fashion & Menswear Style Mistakes & What Not To Wear

Find out what not to wear if you want to be stylish here: Master the Half Windsor knot - Black bow tie guide - How a suit should fit - SHOP THE VIDEO: 1. Charcoal, Purple and Blue Silk-Wool Pocket Square - 2. Navy and Yellow Shadow Stripe Ribbed Socks - #notsponsored #styletips #gentlemansgazette 00:38 Sandals 01:40 Cargo shorts 02:03 Matching tie & pocket square 02:39 Short socks 03:04 Necktie with a dress shirt when the top button of a dress shirt is unbuttoned 03:38 Big shirt collars 04:18 Square-toed shoes 04:56 Tennis socks 05:09 Windsor tie knot 05:38 Satin silk ties 06:34 Sports sunglasses 07:05 Jerseys 07:28 Slogan shirts 07:55 Regular necktie for black tie events 08:27 Belt with a vest 08:52 Backpacks 09:25 Incorrectly sized ties 10:06 Large armholes 10:21 Big wristwatch #stylemistakes #menswear #notsponsored -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Most Popular videos: How to accept a compliment - 101 things that change when you dress up - How to tie a Bow Tie - --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Want to stay updated? Sign up here for free: Want to see more videos? Subscribe to our channel! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gentleman's Gazette Facebook: FREE EBOOK:

Explore the different styles of suits you can add to your wardrobe:

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The answer is between 1 and 100, there is no simple number. It all depends on your environment, your budget, and other considerations that you have to make. So that's not very helpful and because of that, we put together four different profiles of different men with different needs and requirements, and we walk you through exactly what kind of suit you need, what style, what color, what fabric, so you always look the part and you have exactly the right suit for the right occasion.

For the man who normally never wears a suit. You're a student, maybe an IT professional, or just in a job where a suit is not required of you, ever. Maybe you work in every casual office, or you work from home, but a suit is just never something that has come up. In that case, I suggest you invest in one dark suit. I suggest you go with a single-breasted suit in a medium to lightweight that you can wear year-round.

Now let's talk about the second type of man. You are someone who rarely wears a suit, you maybe work at a very casual office but every once in a while, when you have client contact or a business event, you'll need to get out some suits. In that case, it pays to have at least three suits otherwise, it would look like you only have one suit and you wear the same outfit over and over again which is never advantageous. So the three suits you should invest in are one, a dark navy suit and two, a dark charcoal suit. I suggest you get one of them in double-breasted because it's more formal and another one single-breasted with notch lapels because it's less formal. Ideally, you want maybe the navy suit to be double breasted because you can wear it as a blazer separately. With those two suits, you're covered for summer and spring weather, as well as for fall and for a winter, they work very well, they're unpretentious, they're very professional, and you'll always be well respected and look at the part. For the gray flannel, you want something a little heavier about of 350 to 400 grams. For the worsted navy suit, you go something with a little lighter about 270 to 300 grams just like in the other suit before. The third suit to invest in for you is something that's a little more casual. It's not as formal and dark and brown tones are ideal for that. It could be a Glen check with an over plaid, it could be a small houndstooth or just something that's a little lighter in color that has a pattern.

The third type is men who wear a suit to work every day. Because of that, you need a larger rotation of suits because you can always get them stained and if you let your suits rest, they will actually last you longer. For most men in this category, it's enough to own 10 business suits because that's a two-week rotation. With ten suits, different shirts, ties, and shoes, you can create many outfits and it will never look like you're just repeating the same one over and over again. If you're starting out, you may not be able to afford 10 quality suits right from the bat and because of that, it pays to slowly build up that rotation, starting with the most versatile solid ones that we mentioned earlier.

The fourth type of men is the suit lover. At this point, we can't talk about need anymore and the sky is the limit. It's all about how many suits you want and the limiting factor is likely the amount of closet space you have.
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