Posted on August 26 2021
New to suits or grown out of the habit of wearing them? You may feel a bit out of touch regarding the best suits to wear and how to wear them. That's where we come in. With over 70 years of tailoring experience, we've seen all sorts of trends come and go, and we know all of the unwritten rules on how to wear a suit. Throughout this guide, we'll provide you with all you need to know about the best suits for men for 2021 and how to wear them. After reading our guide, you'll be confident in creating a style that has you looking as slick as James Bond or Don Draper.
The Basics of How to Wear a Suit
When it comes to wearing a suit, there are a few unwritten rules that you must follow to have you looking as good as possible in your suit. These rules are essential to keep in mind when it comes to suit shopping online. When visiting a tailor in-store, they will help with all aspects of sizing your suit, choosing the right style and selecting matching ties and pocket squares.
- The width of your tie MUST match the width of the lapel
- Unbutton your suit jacket before sitting
You've probably seen many people do this on tv and in films; as they sit down for their dinner or meeting, they unbutton their suit jacket. But why do people unbutton their suit as they sit down? As you sit, your posture changes, pulling your clothing in different areas. Over time, sitting with your jacket buttoned will cause it to stretch and warp, leaving you with an ill-fitting suit. To maintain your sleek and stylish look, you must unbutton as you sit down, but ensure your jacket is buttoned up at all other times!
- Pocket squares add personality
- Made to measure is ALWAYS best
- Your belt must match your shoes
Keep your belt and your shoes the same colour to create a consistent and balanced style. Opt for a relatively thin belt to not distract from the overall look of the suit. Make sure to invest in a quality belt; these can be worn with multiple suits over the years and should be bought to last. Explore our range of luxury belts here.
Which Suits To Wear
Different occasions and even seasons call for different styles and cuts. We've put together some top tips on which suits to wear and when to wear them, following the year's latest suit trends.
- Avoid Black Suits (unless necessary)
- Tweed suits are ALWAYS on trend
The tweed suit is a timeless design and a fashion favourite right now. Tweed makes the perfect choice for your first suit; a stylish and robust material, tweed is made to last, meaning you can wear the suit again and again. Not only is it durable, but extremely affordable; our range of Tweed suits starts at just £169.95. Explore the collection here.
- Bold styles are in for 2021
When it comes suit trends for 2021, bold styles are at the top of the list. As we come out of a yearlong lockdown, it's no surprise that fashion trends are celebrating with bright colours and loud patterns. Whether you create a bold style by mixing and matching your suit jacket and trousers or throw in a patterned waistcoat with a solid colour suit. Or whether you opt for some bold patterns with amazingly creative materials and colours. There's plenty of options for jumping on that trend, but keep in mind for 2021, the bolder, the better.
- Celebrity styles to inspire you
There are endless tips and style inspiration you can explore when it comes to suits, but we think that you have the information you need here to ensure you can find the best suits for you. If you follow our essential tips for suit-wearing and find your own celebrity style inspiration, you'll be looking as good as James Bond in no time.
If you want to know more about the latest trends by occasion, why not have a read of our latest blog on wedding suit trends for 2021?
If you have more questions about how to wear a suit, we'd love to hear from you in the comments. Or feel free to visit our suit store in Hessle and talk to our team in person about your custom made suit needs.