How to wear and select a suit
Many things have changed about fashion in business over the years. College students tend to dress more casually compared to previous generations. However, virtually every college graduate is going to need to don a suit at some point; whether it’s for an interview or for meetings with clients, there are some simple guidelines to keep in mind to avoid trouble.
Buying a Suit
As for the jacket, you want the shoulder pads to end at the same spot as your shoulders. Additionally, it should be long enough to just cover your pants zipper and backside. In terms of sleeve length, you want to have about ½-inch of your shirt cuff exposed.
Wearing Your Suit
Once you’ve made your selection, and you get ready to wear your new threads, keep the following in mind as you round out the ensemble.
Tying the Knot
There are a variety of knots that one can use, and the factors that go into choosing the knot include the tie width, shirt collar, and often the formality of the occasion. The Windsor and Half-Windsor are classics, but keep in mind that there are other choices, including the less-formal Four-in-Hand.
The Four-in-Hand is an easy knot to learn to tie. It’s not the most formal look, but it works well with a button-down collar or a narrow spread collar, as well as with skinny-to-medium width ties.
The Half-Windsor looks like a triangle when tied correctly and it is symmetrical, making it more appealing for business purposes or formal events. The Half-Windsor goes well with medium-width spread collars.
The Full-Windsor works well for formal occasions because, while the shape is similar to the Half-Windsor, the knot is larger. Due to the size of the knot, a spread collar and a longer, wider tie is necessary to get the most out of this look.
Tying different knots isn’t difficult, but it takes practice, so don’t hesitate to check out diagrams or tutorials to get in plenty of training.
Where to Buy Your Business Attire
There are a lot of different variables to keep in mind when purchasing and wearing a suit. If you’re getting ready to enter the job market or you have a big event coming up, you want to make sure you put the best foot forward when it comes to your style. Recognizing that suits can be expensive, we’ve gathered several different options for places in Rotterdam where you can get a high-quality suit for a good value, as well as the service to back up the sale and make sure your first impression is the right one.
- Suit Supply, Rodezand 9, 3011 AM Rotterdam, €, great service, tailoring available.
- John Edward, Coolsingel 97, 3012 AG Rotterdam, €, great service, tailoring available.
- OGER, Kruiskade 63-65, 3012 EE Rotterdam, €€, higher quality suits, excellent service, but if cost is an issue, you may want to hold out for a sale.