Every man should have a suit in his wardrobe. Finding the perfect fit is a right passage of every man as he finds his new uniform for life. Even the most dressed down guy will wear a suit for those important milestones when you have to make a lasting first impression. Your matric farewell, your first job interview, that black-tie gala event or your best friend’s wedding. If you’re looking for your first suit to invest in or you’re browsing to add to your collection remember to always cover the basics first. A black suit is a wardrobe essential. When in doubt a black suit with a white shirt and black tie is understated yet stylish and formal. For a day wedding consider investing in a navy suit, it looks great with bright colours and printed shirts and is slightly less formal but still looks put together. A silver-grey suit is ideal for those formal events on a hot summer’s day. Pair it with a pastel shirt – especially soft pink or powder blue – and tan brogues. Once you’ve added these three must-haves to your collection then consider experimenting with colours and styles.
The top tip for buying a men’s suit is to know your measurements, you can then consult our size guide to know what size you need. Remember to check sleeve length as your suit jacket sleeve should never come lower than your wrist. Ideally, you’d like some of your shirt cuff to peek out. Then know what colours and styles you like and suit your taste and lifestyle. Finally, know what you need it for – first job, wedding or a formal dinner. These factors will dictate which men’s suit you select.