Friday, 19 August 2011

Often asked question!

Once again in the fitting room last Saturday we were asked 'should I wear a two or three button suit?' So lets put keyboard to screen and clear this up to all you blog readers!

It depends on 3 things: body type, lifestyle and trend factor...

The three button suit is a good option for men who are 6ft and over. The jacket buttons reach higher up on the chest which makes it more comfortable and visually appealing on taller men. However, NEVER do up the bottom button and if you are going to wear a waistcoat with the jacket, this is a must.
Wearing the jacket with narrow trousers it's on trend for the retro 60s look, however when investing in good tailoring it is a good idea to stay classic.
3 Button Suite
The frame lengthening properties of a two button suit makes it an enduring classic ideal for those of us who don't quite hit the 6ft mark and may be carrying an extra pound or two. Either way an impeccably tailored two button suit that lacks any unnecessary extras is timeless... however, even worn in rotation, any suit over 5 years old will need to be replaced to make sure you look current!

Got that? ...Good!