DO'S & DON'TS
OF A SUIT
Necessary style rules for novice suiters that will have you dressing like a pro!
STYLE

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DO'S

HERE’S WHAT’S ALLOWED
5 THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR BEFORE YOU START YOUR DAY.

1

WEAR THE BRAND, NOT THE LABEL

Even if you want to show off who makes your new designer suit, you must remove brand labels from the sleeve! Get a seam ripper or small pair of scissors and carefully cut the stitches on either side of the label to remove gently. Don’t rip it off, as this could damage the fabric!

Even if you want to show off who makes your new designer suit, you must remove brand labels from the sleeve! Get
            a seam ripper or small pair of scissors and carefully cut the stitches on either side of the label to remove
            gently. Don’t rip it off, as this could damage the fabric!

2

DITCH STITCHING

In order to make sure the clothing arrives in perfect condition, many garments like suits, outerwear and other formal attire ship from the vendor with stitches in the pockets and vents. Find a seam ripper or small pair of scissors and carefully snip those stitches on your new garment before making your debut!

In order to make sure the clothing arrives in perfect condition, many garments like suits, outerwear and other formal attire
            ship from the vendor with stitches in the pockets and vents. Find a seam ripper or small pair of scissors and
            carefully snip those stitches on your new garment before making your debut!

3

THE ONLY TIME IT’S OK TO MISS A BUTTON

When wearing a suit jacket, always keep the bottom button of a 2 or 3 button suit jacket unbuttoned. Same rule applies for blazers and sport coats. Also, fully unbutton your suit before sitting down. This prevents wrinkles and prolongs the life of your buttons and jacket wear.

When wearing a suit jacket, always keep the bottom button of a 2 or 3 button suit jacket unbuttoned. Same rule applies for
            blazers and sport coats. Also, fully unbutton your suit before sitting down. This prevents wrinkles and prolongs
            the life of your buttons and jacket wear.

4

GET YOUR LEATHER TOGETHER

Match your leather colors when it comes to belts and shoes. Brown shoes, brown belt. Black shoes, black belt. Try our Smooth Leather Reversible Dress Belt for easy pairing with both black and brown leathers.

Match your leather colors when it comes to belts and shoes. Brown shoes, brown belt. Black shoes, black belt. Try our Smooth
            Leather Reversible Dress Belt for easy pairing with both black and brown leathers.

5

SUIT HANGERS, YES, THEY’RE A THING

When you hang your new threads in the closet, be sure to keep them on a suit hanger to keep the shoulder intact. If you hang a suit on a regular skinny hanger it could ruin the shape of the jacket.

When you hang your new threads in the closet, be sure to keep them on a suit hanger to keep the shoulder intact. If you hang
            a suit on a regular skinny hanger it could ruin the shape of the jacket.

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DON'TS

FORBIDDEN PRACTICES
5 THINGS TO AVOID IF YOU WANT TO LOOK YOUR BEST.

1

STAY PRESSED

Don't attempt to wear a suit that is dirty or wrinkled. This rule also applies to shoes in the sense of not wearing scuffed, dirty, or unpolished shoes.

Even if you want to show off who makes your new designer suit, you must remove brand labels from the sleeve! Get
            a seam ripper or small pair of scissors and carefully cut the stitches on either side of the label to remove
            gently. Don’t rip it off, as this could damage the fabric!

2

DON'T OVER DO IT

We encourage you to be bold with patterns and colors, however, don’t overdo it. Read our article, Mix It Up, for tips on mastering the art of pattern.

Even if you want to show off who makes your new designer suit, you must remove brand labels from the sleeve! Get
            a seam ripper or small pair of scissors and carefully cut the stitches on either side of the label to remove
            gently. Don’t rip it off, as this could damage the fabric!

3

SAG HOSTS AN AWARD SHOW

Don’t sag your pants, especially dress pants, that’s never an acceptable look for men’s casual or formal wear.

Even if you want to show off who makes your new designer suit, you must remove brand labels from the sleeve! Get
            a seam ripper or small pair of scissors and carefully cut the stitches on either side of the label to remove
            gently. Don’t rip it off, as this could damage the fabric!

4

DON'T SWEAT THE SWEAT

Don’t go without an undershirt if you sweat, but also don’t let your white undershirt show at the neck opening under your dress shirt. Always button that top button or wear a v neck to guarantee it doesn’t show.

Even if you want to show off who makes your new designer suit, you must remove brand labels from the sleeve! Get
            a seam ripper or small pair of scissors and carefully cut the stitches on either side of the label to remove
            gently. Don’t rip it off, as this could damage the fabric!

5

SOCKS OUT

Don’t forget to wear dress socks when wearing dress pants or slacks. Match your socks to your suit. If you’re going for a fashionable, contrasting sock, ensure you are styling this look for the appropriate occasion.

Even if you want to show off who makes your new designer suit, you must remove brand labels from the sleeve! Get
            a seam ripper or small pair of scissors and carefully cut the stitches on either side of the label to remove
            gently. Don’t rip it off, as this could damage the fabric!

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