There are milestones in every man’s life that mark the passage from boyhood to adulthood—a first cigar, a first job, a first sip of fine whiskey. Among them ranks buying a suit for the first time. From the Victorian era onward, suits have been a staple of men’s fashion. Today, they are reserved for business and other formal events; no matter the occasion, looking great in a suit is always fashionable. Here is what you should know before buying one:
- Jacket: A jacket can be either single-breasted—a single column of buttons—or double-breasted, featuring two columns of buttons. The single-breasted jacket is the go-to for a sleek look due to the narrow overlap. A jacket can also have one of three varieties of lapels (notched, peaked, or shawl) and a varying number of buttons.
- Slacks: The slacks should be made out of the exact same material as the jacket and can feature a pleated or, more popularly, flat front. Pleats are creases at the front of the pants along the waist intended to provide comfort and allow for better movement.
- Make: You can buy a suit three different ways: bespoke, in which your suit is custom made using your measurements; made-to-measure, in which a premade pattern is adjusted to suit you; or ready-to-wear, in which you buy the suit off the rack. A bespoke suit is going to fit you best, but also cost you the most.
- Fabric: Suits are most commonly made from wool but can be woven from flannel, tweed, gabardine, or linen. Anything other than wool in a business or formal setting is frowned upon, so don’t buy a tweed suit unless you expect to be giving a lecture or attending an informal event.
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