One of the greatest things about fashion is the fact that it’s one of the best means of self-expression today. It was Oscar Wilde who declared, “Fashion is what one wears oneself.” Wilde’s statement hits upon a fundamental truth of fashion today—namely, that what looks and feels good is so often in the eye of the beholder. After all, it isn’t self-expression if you’re dressing for someone else, or simply trying to copy someone else’s look.
This can be especially tricky with respect to formal wear. On the one hand, standardised societal norms are part of what make it “formal” wear. On the other hand, however, you want your look to stand out in the crowd.
Here are a few things you’ll want to consider when shopping for men’s suits, shirts, and formal wear.
When it comes to shopping for suits, you’ll want to consider a few basic questions first. Are you searching for an all-out tuxedo, or a more well-rounded blazer or sports jacket? What type of cut, fabric, and colour do you want? And then of course there’s the question of size. The best suits don’t feel too short or too baggy, but fit like a glove. That said, while there are standardised sizes in place, you’ll still want to check the cut and size of every offering to ensure you get a luxurious suit that’s right for you.
The best dress shirts are subtle, but still make a fashion statement on their own and complement your suit, slacks, and other elements of your outfit.
That subtlety is reflected in the many nuanced shades of lighter colours. To the layman, there may not seem to be a difference between “white,” “ivory,” and “eggshell,” but those in the know—and those who are simply looking at you—can tell, and they know that difference can be a big one. Understand the subtlety of shades, add a few stylistic touches to your shirts like sharp collars and French cuffs, and you’ll be dressed for success in no time!
Part of the reason the best fashion is “what one wears oneself” is the ability to customise one’s look with accessories. From bow ties to the longer tied variety, ties are indeed a great way to add a dash of colour to your formal wardrobe. Bespoke cufflinks are a great way to add some class to your dress shirts as well. The best providers of formal wear thus offer a wide variety of different accessories, allowing customers to truly make “formal wear” their own.
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