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Interesting history about navy blue —
Wearing stripes and stripes, checks and checks together just
has to do with getting the right balance. The combination
can make for a distinctive look – takes a little planning, but
the end result can be tasteful.
A thin, sleeveless sweater vest under a suit or sportcoat jacket can add warmth and give your outfit a totally different look.
For whatever reason, many of us do not like to wear white in the winter. I am mainly referring to trousers – but I say an off white wool or corduroy trouser may be just the thing to lighten up a dark outfit.
Whether you pay $300 or $3000 for a suit, it MUST fit correctly or there is no point in wearing it.
The notch lapel has a separation between the collar and lapel, usually at 45 degrees. You will see this lapel most often on suits and sportcoats.
The lapel in the peak lapel rises up and above the collar tip. This lapel is seen on double breasted coats, but we are seeing them on two button side vented suits now.
Do you have an interview coming up?
Deciding what to wear is not as simple as it used to be. These days there are as many different dress codes as companies.
Wear a dark suit for an interview in sales, finance or other conservative environments. An interview in a creative industry such as publishing or media may not require a dark suit, but dressing too casually would be a mistake. A blazer and nice trousers can look professional with or without a tie, depending on the job.
Lapels seem to be getting narrower – going from 3 1/2” to 3 1/4”. Coats are trimmer in the body and a little shorter. Trouser legs are getting a little more narrow from the knee down. To complete this “Mad Men – 1960’s look, we are seeing some thinner ties too.
It is a good idea to buy an extra pair of trousers with a suit. The trousers wear out faster than the jacket, and if the trousers are torn, the extra pair will enable you to keep wearing the suit.