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If you get them right, these five suits will last the rest of your life. There’s nothing better than stepping into a well-cut suit. It will give you that much more style, & flair, it'll help you walk taller, and if you get it right—it will even make you feel more confident and ready to take on the world.
1. The All-Season Navy Wool Suit
This is the workhorse type suit. It'll get you through everything from interviews, to out in the town, plus, navy looks great on everyone. Choose a breathable wool that's not too heavy, and it'll carry you through all but the coldest winter nights and swampiest summer days. Choose a single-breasted, with a two-button closure, and dress it up or down as you please. Just don’t ever button the bottom button.
2. Summer Khaki Cotton Suit
Nothing says warm California weather like a crisp cotton suit. Tan and/or Khaki's is the classic color here, for a great reason. It's perfect for and office environment and has enough of an edge to pull double-duty on weekends. In Los Angeles combined it with a checkered shirt and pair it up with a pair of white canvas sneakers (no socks, of course) to show everyone that you're dressing up because you want to, not because you have to.
3. The Double-Breasted Suit
There's no better way to prove you’re dapper than by rocking a double-breasted suit. Gone are the boxy cuts of the old days, replaced by a style that's trimmer, more comfortable, stripped of its padding, and designed to hug your shoulders, not swallow them. It's still a power move, though, so if you feel like going for, say, an understated Prince of Wales check, we're not going to stop you.
4. The Grey Flannel Suit
Once the standards of suffering American salary-man, the grey flannel suit is now a bit more rebellious, with much more flair, and still totally versatile. Look for a medium gray color, throw on a white shirt with a black woven silk tie, and you've got a perfect nine-to-five look. The grey flannel suit is about freedom now, which is why this grey flannel suit it's better than ever.
5. The Tuxedo
Skip the rentals and invest in a well made tux instead. It's an investment! You'll be investing in a better looking you. You'll wear it for years to come, so make sure to get something that’s timeless & classic. Black is a solid bet, but today midnight blue is great for men who want something different. Do the peak lapels, avoid satin shoes, make sure it’s a two button, and you're golden.
Tip #1 for Sharp-Dressed Young Men: Dress Your Footwear Up
Starting from the ground up, appropriate-fitting footwear is the first step to dressing sharp.
A traditional school of thought that’s still alive and well claims you can judge a man by his shoes.
If you’ve never owned really good shoes before, brace yourself and get ready to pay a significant amount of money for well-made, classic footwear.
You may be shocked at the sticker price for well-crafted shoes, but the quality and comfort pay dividends down the road.
A good pair of dress shoes will last you years and stay good-looking with nothing more than some light cleaning and the occasional shine.
Quality leather footwear isn’t a luxury for the excessively rich — it’s a necessity for any man.
Tip #2 for Sharp-Dressed Young Men: Dress to Look Older
The way you dress is the way you are perceived.
If you’re still wearing clothes that scream “student days” you’re going to be treated like a boy with no experience in the real world.
Buck the trend, age your look a little, and get the respect you deserve from older men.
That means raiding your wardrobe and getting rid of the majority of your ultra-casual clothes: T-shirts, cargo pants, jean shorts, sweatshirts and sweatpants, baseball hats, and athletics.
Tip #3 for Sharp-Dressed Young Men: Ignore Fashion Trends.
Main-stream fashion trends change too fast to make useful wardrobe staples.
Most young men don’t have the budget to buy new pants every month or two — so stay away from pants that are only presentable during an “in” season.
Distressed or bleached jeans are a great example; several different designer labels briefly managed to sell the image on the public, and then the fad changed and left a lot of people with very expensive jeans too beat-up to wear in public.
Stick to classic clothing staples for the core of your wardobe and avoid anything that’s too far out on the cutting edge — even if you see something that makes it look good.
Tip #4 for Sharp-Dressed Young Men: Take Care of Your Clothing.
Generally speaking, being young means having less money to throw around.
If you’ve shelled out for a few pieces of good, quality clothing — a custom suit, a pair of expensive dress shoes, what have you — it’s worth a few bucks more to keep the clothes in good shape.
That means using good hangers for your suits, shoe trees for your shoes, and a little tender loving care with the washing machine.
Some of your clothes can come from thrift shops, if you’re lucky enough to have a reasonably common body type and some well-to-do neighborhoods nearby.
A few adjustments from a tailor can turn a five dollar thrift-store suit into your dress wardrobe staple. Just take care of it and protect your bigger investments with some proper maintenance.
Tip #5 for Sharp-Dressed Young Men: Have at Least One Good Suit in the Closet
No matter what your job is, you’re going to need a decent suit at some point.
If you’re in a field where you’re going to wear one regularly you should look for a variety of colors and styles; if you just need a single suit for infrequent dress occasions stick with a classic single-breasted, two-button suit in charcoal gray or navy blue.
If you’re buying off the rack take the time to have the suit adjusted.
A few department stores still offer the service, but you’ll more than likely need to find a tailor independently.
It’s worth the effort — sized suits are made to general measurements, and not all of them are going to be a perfect fit for you. A good tailor can make the small changes that take your suit from looking mediocre to perfect for you.
Read more at : http://www.realmenrealstyle.com/dress-sharp-tips-young-men/
His sense of style may not be on the list of reasons you’re marrying him, but don't worry -- that’s where you and the rules come in.
Rule 1: His suit or tux should fit the formalityAt the most basic level, his attire should be appropriate for your venue and fit with the overall vibe of the wedding. If your wedding is in the daytime or outdoors, it can be a bit more casual (think: lighter-colored suits made of fabrics like seersucker or khaki). If it's an evening affair in a ballroom or swanky hotel, go with either a dark, well-tailored suit or for black-tie attire (a tux). Need to step it up one more notch? Suited for an extra-luxe venue, white-tie is the ultimate in formalwear. This means a black tailcoat, white shirt and white bow tie.
Rule 2: His attire should coordinate with yoursAnother fairly obvious one, but it has to be said: Remember, your wedding is your first opportunity to show off your couple style, so make it a joint effort. While you may not actually want to try on the gown in front of him and compare styles before the wedding, you'll want to be sure your styles work together. So if your dress is a bedazzled ball gown, you won't want him wearing a lightweight linen suit; you'll want him in a classic black tux. Other combos that work: a rustic lace gown paired with a tailored tan suit, or a streamlined city-chic gown with a slim-cut gray suit.
Rule 3: His body type should dictate the suitThe key to looking sharp is dressing for your body type. If he's tall and thin, lucky you: Most tuxedos and suits will look good on his frame. To add bulk, try a double-breasted suit, which will make him look broader. To slim down, try a fitted suit with a little bit of a nip in the waist to give the impression of a leaner silhouette. Skip lighter-colored suits since darker hues are slimming. Shorter grooms should look for a two or threebutton jacket with a lowbutton stance to elongate the body.
Rule 4: His fit should be perfectEven the most expensive tux on the rack will look and feel awful if it doesn't fit right. He should be able to move around easily -- have him do lots of twists, turns and arm raises to make sure there's plenty of mobility. Regardless of whether he's renting or buying, most shops will custom tailor the purchase. Here are a few basic tailoring rules:
Rule 5: His look should match your bridal partyTraditionally, the groomsmen wear attire that's the same as or similar to that of the groom -- but it's up to you and your guy. Even if you aren't planning for all the men in your bridal party to show up in the same suit or tux, it's important that their outfits match in style and feel (it will look a little bit off if your fiance is up there in a tux while his buddies are wearing casual khaki suits). Matching doesn't just end with the guys either; you'll want your whole party to have a cohesive style. To achieve this, aim to pair your groom and groomsmen style to that of the bridesmaids -- for instance, if the bridesmaids are rocking a vintage vibe, the guys can don retro three-piece suits.
Rule 6: His accessories should set him apartNow that everyone is matching and coordinated, it's time to pick your groom's extras so he can stand out from the crowd. To achieve a totally unique look, it's all in the details. Spice things up and have your guy wear a special boutonniere or a bow tie, vest, tie, cummerbund or cuff links in a different color or style. If your wedding palette has two colors, he can wear one of the shades while the rest of the guys wear the other. For a luxe affair, have the groomsmen each wear a tux with a black bow tie and black vest, while your groom dons the fancy version with a white tie and white vest. Also, encourage your groom to inject his personality into his outfit and show off that special something you fell in love with. If he's musical, add a treble clef to his boutonniere; if he's a lovable sci-fi nerd, gift him with Star Wars cuff links.
(See More: https://www.theknot.com/content/fashion-rules-for-grooms)
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