Suit style — all your questions answered


When it comes to suits, men have to be extremely particular. There’s a lot to take into account in the lead up to a formal event, where you want to look sharp and stylish with minimal effort. A suit is the ultimate, most understated, yet notably smart attire a man can opt for but choosing the right one can be difficult and there’s a few important considerations to make when you are shopping for that all important wardrobe addition. Join CT Shirts and remove the stress from the suit-buying equation with these answers to some of the most common questions.

How do I pick the right colour suit?

The kind of event that you’ll be wearing the suit at can playquite an important role in helping you to decide which colour is right for your purposes. Whether it’s for an extra special date night, a new office essential or a wedding, taking some time to determine the shade you choose can ensure that your suit looks the part. For first time suit buyers, grey is always a popular choice as it looks modern yet extremely smart and refined in light, dark and charcoal shades. Navy suits can often look slightly bolder, and it has the power to really elevate the other shades of your outfit, from the shirt to your tie and shoes. A navy suit would make an excellent choice for an anniversary dinner or a day at the races, stylish and suave at the same time. Blue hues are also complementary to near enough every man, so if you are less satisfied with your existing collection of grey and black suits, then it could be time to add a navy, midnight blue or perhaps ink blue suit to your wardrobe. Meanwhile, black suits are a sure-fire way to look sharp at any formal event, from weddings to work conferences; you really can’t go wrong with this one.

Can suits be resized?

It’s a rarity to be lucky enough to find a perfectly fitting suit straight from the rail, and for this reason some people choose to buy tailor-made garments, but many men require some alterations on their suit for it to be well fitting. The options when it comes to resizing garments vary, but typically only minor adjustments will be necessary. Suit jackets can only be made shorter, but it is a difficult alternation to make as the spacing between the button holes and pockets will remain the same regardless — and if this balance is not even, then the entire jacket can be compromised. If you are looking to shorten your jacket by anything less than an inch, then making this adjustment should be fine.

Suit sleeves are one of the most commonly altered aspects of the garment, and when deciding how much length to take off you should remember to allow for half to three-quarters of your shirt cuff to show. If you want to lengthen the sleeves, then this will depend on how much material is at the top of the sleeve or under the cuff. Keep in mind that sleeves can also be slimmed, and this alteration can totally change how the suit looks — but make sure you still have enough room to move freely and comfortably! The chest and stomach can be let in and taken out, with a limit on the latter, and usually it only takes a few centimetres to make a big difference. When buying a suit, if you notice that the lapels aren’t lying flat then this isn’t something that can be fixed by an alteration. One of the riskiest alterations to make is anything which affects the shoulders and collar, as making changes here can jeopardise the entire suit jacket.

When to dry clean your business suit

Many men will be unsure on exactly when to take their favourite suit to the dry cleaners, but there are some things to look out for if you think it could be time to refresh your garment ready for the next event in your social calendar. Over washing garments such as suits can decrease their life span significantly, so if the marks or odours that you’re targeting aren’t coming off with a brush, airing out or spot clean then it could be time to pack your suit up and head to the dry cleaners. Maintain the natural fibres in your suit by avoiding too many unnecessary trips to the dry cleaner and get the most out of your suit.

How can I keep my white shirts looking pristine?

Shirts shouldn’t be downplayed as an aspect of a suit. They can complete the entire look and an ever-popular choice is the classic white shirt. But these come with their own set of challenges to keep them looking as fresh as they did on that first outing. Pulling out your good white shirt and noticing that it has been tinged grey is frustrating, and it tends to happen as a result of dirt in the machine, or simply by not using enough detergent in each cycle. Avoid having to endure the realisation on the morning of a big work function that your white shirt has been tarnished, by simply being careful when it comes to washing them. Sorting laundry is often a priority for many of us but take extra care with your bright whites. Being mindful about how much you are filling the machine up with can also be helpful, as you can avoid tangling and the dispersal of dirt directly onto your clothes. Adhere to the recommended amount of product too, and you should maintain the pristine white bases to your favourite suits.

Choose the right suit and it will certainly serve you well, with a bit of help from some of these tips on suit style and care!

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Attendees From Patti Uomo Spring/Summer Fashion Show Spotted Wearing Resort Wears And Prints

Fashion people were spotted wearing some Resort wearing and an quirky prints when attending the Pitti Uomo SS20 fashion show or show off. Though, Patti Uomo Ss20 doesn’t required this attire theme when attending their show off day for their spring and summer collection for 2020, still people were pulling it off and giving us an hint in away on what we could get for the next year summer and spring outfits. Because more or less, this kind of outfits will be on trend for next year, for sure.

Though other brands like Zara and others had releases these kind of pieces already. But I think Pitti Uomo has a different to offer us for the next year collection which we have to wait out for. And if you were asking me though what we could expect from the brand Pitti Uomo for their Spring/Summer collection? Well, I haven’t any idea at all as for now as the brand hasn’t disclose it yet but I am pretty sure that in the following days ahead we could able to see some pictures from this event that has showcased with the brand’s upcoming collection.

Pop Trading Company Made New Balance’s 1500 in “Electric Yellow” & “Pearl White” Leathers

For those man who has addiction with the shoes, like I do, this post is one for you. Some days ago the Pop Trading company has made another dope kicks under the New balance brand which came too cool that I know most of you guys were excited to have.

The new piece they’ve made came in two colors one in Electric yellow and one is pearl white. To be honest, these two shoes were too versatile on my own opinion, because we could easily pair them up in any styling we wanna pull off with, at least for us Asians, though.

Details:

These pieces will be available in market on June 1, 2019 and they were in different pricing though. The Electric Yellow will be priced at €170 EUR, while the Pearl white priced at €190 EUR. And they will be sit on New Balance’s Store Sleeves on the releasing date stated. Hence, if you do eyeing to have any of these shoes here, you will be better in checking them on June 01 on the nearest brand’s stores your area. Because they might has a limited stock per store though due of t’s demand world wide now.

 

Palace x Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Collaboration

These are the pieces that we could expected for this collaborative collection, that will be available soon in the market. If I am not mistaken though, these finds will be fully released this coming May 24 2019 which composed some sweatshirts, hoodies and some good graphic short-sleeved that I knew everyone’s here will surely love to have.

This collection has been made by the two great called brands Palace & Jean-Charles de Castelbaja. Though, they aren’t that well known in the main stream fashion as yet. But I do believed that people were staring to recognized their brand through their dope street-wear pieces that are truly quirky and unique, most especially their graphic designs.

Look om how great these short-sleeves here? they are too fine and you can even pair them up in either on your pants or shorts for this summer season. Thus, if you were on lookout for an awesome top to pull off this season? hence, why not grabbing any of these button-down here?

Details:

Releasing Date: May 24 2019

Price Ranges: Not Stated Yet, Better check each’s brand website for further details about it

Availability: Can be purchase online and in any physical stores near your area

‘SIZE’ Shows 15th Anniversary Capsule Collection

You know me, I am the basic guy, hence whenever I saw any pieces from these brands or labels that has any basic or simply tee being releases, I really see to it to include them up here as they are speaking to my own fashion style and statements. And today, let me share with you this one brand here called’SIZE’ which releases their latest capsule collection as part of their brand’s 15th anniversary.

I know most of you wont be appreciate these finds from the latest collection. But if you do like streetwear and the one gives comfortable on this humid season? then, these pieces were too perfect for you to pull off.

This collection will be available to get this coming 17th of May in your nearest SIZE stores and to ts affiliated mortars stores as well in some online stores. Go check your area for these pieces.

HUF Summer 2019 Collection

One of you favorite brands today called HUF has now releases their latest collection of pieces for their summer collection 2019. These pieces, to be honest, were too dope and fine as they are too basic and simply and yet you can bring the chic vibes are you wear any of these pieces, from this HUF Summer Collection 2019.

I liked these pieces more than to others now. Because each pieces and the way the styled them for this lookbook really speaks to my style hence I cant help myself just to commend this brand and looking forward to buy off at least 3 pieces from them once they are being available in the market soon.

Further Details and Availability?

I think as for this moment, this collection is now being out in the market, all you have to do is to check the main brand site for further details but if you were asking for the pricing ranges? no worries, these finds were too reasonable and inexpensive. In fact, you can have the tee for 12 USD and other finds will cost you up to 120 USD at least.

Fun Fact: This collection is inspired with summer beach vibes unlike with other brands wherein they’ll sticking in playing colors with their summer collections most of the time.