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In today’s day and age, many men rarely find themselves in a position where they have to wear a suit, tie, or even a dress shirt. In fact, with the popularity of the “business casual” working environment, some men don’t have a single suit in their closet – and if they do, it’s so old that it’s either out of style or no longer fits (or both). If this is you, it can be disconcerting to suddenly find yourself invited to a special occasion where you have to wear a suit.
Are you in the unfortunate predicament of having to find yourself an appropriate outfit for a special occasion – and having a limited amount of time to do it in? If so, these tips can help you find the perfect suit quickly and easily.
Buying a suit can entail a big decision, one that many men are not prepared to make. Like men’s ties, suits vary widely from one another, making an already difficult decision even more complex. Many men embark on their shopping trip thinking it will be a simple decision of Suit A or Suit B, only to react with panic when they realize that they have to choose between many different fabric types, weights, colors, patterns, cuts, and styles.
Once you know what you are doing, though, shopping for a suit gets much easier. Here are a few tips to simply your suit-shopping experience.
Tip #1: Stay away from man made materials
Suits come in a variety of different fabrics, from natural to man made. Although polyester and polyester blends can be made to look pretty nice these days, and are generally seen as less expensive alternatives to traditional natural fabrics, I think you’ll find that you vastly prefer the “real thing.” Man made materials don’t breathe as easily, for one thing, and the last thing you want is a problem with perspiration. Also, despite how closely man made materials imitate classic wools, polyester will never have the same rich appearance as the finer materials.
The Windsor knot, also sometimes referred to as a full Windsor to distinguish it from the half-Windsor, is a method of tying a necktie around one’s neck and collar. The Windsor knot, compared to other methods, produces a wide triangular knot. The knot is often thought to be named after the Duke of Windsor (Edward VIII after abdication). It is however named after his grandfather Edward VII. The Duke preferred a wide knot and had his ties specially made with thicker cloth in order to produce a wider knot when tied with the conventional four in hand knot. The Windsor Knot is worn on more formal occasions, and it is especially suited for a spread collar (clothing) that can accommodate a larger knot, like the Windsor knot, properly.