how to choose the right suit for your body [Summer suit]

 How to pick the right suit


The suit established itself as the absolute status symbol of the stylish man in the previous century. Unfortunately, in the course of time, the knowledge that is necessary to find a well-fitting specimen that corresponds to your own style has been lost. The Starrymille blog explains step by step how to make the right choice when choosing a suit.


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Suit lapel


The decisive expression of a suit is still the lapel. Many men are not even aware of the influence the cut has on the overall appearance. If you want to focus on classic elegance yourself, you deliberately opt for a slightly wider lapel. These days it is the particularly narrow cut lapels that correspond to the fashionable feeling. This enables a particularly young and dynamic image to be achieved. One example would be the suits from the Club of Gents brand, where you can find both the more elegant models and the juvenile-sleek ones.


The shoulder area


Anyone who searches for the right suit without any help will have particular difficulties in correctly assessing the expression on the shoulder area. After all, this is hardly apparent from a personal perspective. The most important thing here is the view of the seam on the shoulder. This should be placed in such a way that it does not, in and of itself, protrude over the shoulder. If this is the case, wrinkles appear very quickly on the back when the suit is worn. Furthermore, the unsightly appearance of hanging shoulders can arise. If the seam of the shoulders is in the right place, this risk can be eliminated very easily.


the proper length of a suit jacket


There are always heated discussions about the question of how long the perfect suit has to be. In the past few decades, the gentlemanly world has come to a general consensus on this. It is therefore important that the jacket completely covers the buttocks in every position. If this is not the case, an adaptation must be considered in order to be able to produce the desired shape.

If you are not equipped with the desired body length yourself, you can take advantage of this feature. If the suit is chosen a little shorter here, this creates the impression of an optical stretch, which can be an advantage in the personal situation.


correct jacket sleeve length


If there are individual adjustments to a suit, in many cases these are directly related to the sleeve length. Many men ask themselves how the perfect visual impression can be created. In fact, it is important that the shirt cuff is still visible under the suit. Ideally, the cuff protrudes one to one and a half centimeters. It will not be possible to achieve exactly this constellation in every everyday position. If you attach great importance to this, you can therefore think about fixing the two components in place in order to increase security somewhat.


The pants length


Of course, the questions don't stop with the suit. It is also important that the length of the trousers is perfectly tailored to your own measurements. Of course, it is not appropriate to lead the pants over the heel of the shoe. There should still be a space of around 1.5 centimeters at the top edge. If this finger width is given, it can be assumed that the right model with the right length has been selected.

On the other hand, the shoes are also decisive for the impression that can be made with suit trousers. There are a number of guidelines here that should be included in your own decision-making. Important tips on this combination can also be found in this article.

The right belt


In and of themselves, it is often the accessories that give an outfit the right impression. There are a number of points to consider when choosing the right belt. If the belt is closed, two to three free holes should protrude after the buckle. If the end is too short, the impression of a big belly quickly arises. If the end stays too long in the meantime, there is a risk that it will stick out and thus negatively affect the overall appearance.

Many experts also emphasize the great importance of the tie. In fact, the look at the pattern, model, and color is even more important here than with the shirt, which only functions as a background in this regard. The right tie is easy to find these days, especially for the business look. This is because most shirts are white or light blue. Correspondingly, many colors of the tie are suitable to ensure a harmonious overall picture, which is able to ideally underline your own look and provide additional accents.


The summer suit


Anyone who has traveled to Italy in the warm months, preferably to Milan, will see men in the best of clothes even at temperatures above 30 degrees. In summer, outerwear does not consist of a printed T-shirt or the ineradicable short-sleeved shirt, but rather a suit and tie that is worn as a matter of course. A plea for summer suits.


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Summer produces plenty of fashion sins


In this part of the world, rolled-up sleeves and year-round jackets, which are loosely and obviously perceived as annoying, alternate with airy oversized t-shirts and polo shirts. At best, ties give way to the trendy summer scarves, and what happens in the area of socks and shoes can only be endured in secrecy.

A summer suit appears as the ultimate implementation of personal style. If the instinct tells you not to wear more than necessary in high temperatures, wearing a shirt and jacket is certainly only recommended for those who actually see their style in being correctly dressed all year round.


Best suit material for summer


  • Usually, the linen suit is called a summer suit. This always looks sporty and somehow Mediterranean, can be worn both casually and elegantly, but is known to wrinkle "classy". So it basically falls out in everyday business as well as when traveling, because the line between fine wrinkles and simple unsightliness is only narrow.
  • In second place is the cotton suit as a summer suit, whose tendency to bulge and deform, along with not at all elegant creasing, does not appeal to everyone. The current development on the fabric market has broken the previous unique selling point of cotton fabrics of being the only colored raw material for a suit. In fact, colored suits have been on the rise since this season.
  • Thirdly, a suitably processed new wool suit can serve as a summer suit. The big fabric weavers offer qualities in the current collection selection that are so light that they make you forget the heat build-up under the jacket. One almost thinks that the fabrics have a cooling effect.


Summer suit coat


The jacket of a summer suit should be half-lined at most, it is even advisable to have the lining made of silk. The wearing comfort of such a jacket is very similar to that of a shirt that is a little too large. Depending on the fabric, you can only feel the breath of a piece of clothing.

Of course, you have to like (or train) to wear closed cuffs on long sleeves and a jacket over them, even at high temperatures. Of course, even the best-equipped gentleman can feel warm and humid. Admittedly, there is no vital reason to always be correctly and elegantly dressed, even in summer. But if you do it, you feel like a gentleman without a doubt. Just give it a try.



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