Here at Remus Uomo, we firmly believe a smart business suit never goes out of style. While the lines between what is formal and what is casual are blurring ever further, nothing says ‘I mean business’ like a smart suit. Whether you’re walking into your first interview, meeting an all-important client or pitching a new deal, a business suit will always help set the right tone from the get-go.
Anyone Can Buy a Business Suit… but it takes someone with great taste to purchase the right business suit for them. There are a few essential criteria to consider when buying the ultimate piece of workwear. So here’s our guide to stepping up your suit game.
Fit is Everything
Firstly, ensure the suit comfortably fits your body frame and height. In order to look sharp, your business suit should follow your silhouette without being too tight around the waist or too short on the sleeves. Look out for dimpling at your shoulders, that the sleeves of the jacket come down to your wrist bone and that you can comfortably button the suit without creating taut stretch lines across the front of the jacket.
If in doubt, go a size larger and pay a visit to a local tailoring service to get your suit tailored to your exact body shape. Remus Uomo stores and many of our stockists offer a free alterations service to ensure your suit fits right.
Style to Suit You
When you’re happy with your fit, it’s time to think about fabric, colour and pattern. Design can speak volumes about your personality, so take your time when picking out key pieces. A well-fitting plain suit can create a beautifully understated and chic appearance and allow your accessories to elevate your look. But if you’re looking for more stand out appeal consider pattern, texture and some more unusual colourways. Check suits are a fashion perennial and very popular for weddings. Pinstripe is the ultimate business pattern and is finding its way back into fashion after a long time in the corporate wilderness.
Suit Your Wallet
High flying designer brand prices don’t fit everyone’s budget, but you shouldn’t settle for the local high street buy one get one free deal. Investing in quality materials will guarantee you get more wear from your suit (and look good to boot).
Suitably Cared For
Chemicals can irritate the natural fibres within the material of your suit, so visit your dry cleaner service sparingly. Opt for the brush down method instead – get a clothes brush and each evening when getting changed out of your suit, brush it down to remove any debris from the surface (which left unchecked will find its way into the fibres of the suit). It also goes without saying to hang your suit up properly and on a proper suit hanger to ensure it keeps its shape – hanging it on a chair or a wire hanger can damage the shoulder line over time.
It goes without saying that the more suits you have in your wardrobe, the longer each will last. If possible, having a selection which you can run in a rota will always keep your look fresh and the relative lack of use will mean that each suit lasts much longer - if they are cared for and stored properly (see above).
The saying goes that you should dress for the job you want, not the job you have. So table some serious boardroom style in your diary and shop Remus Uomo online for high quality business suits and discover more of our essential workwear pieces.
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