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4 Things to Know Before Buying a Suit for a Black Tie Event

Anupam Dabral | Jan 29, 2015, 17:11 IST
4 Things to Know Before Buying a Suit for a Black Tie Event
There is nothing more fashionable than wearing a well fitted suit for a black tie event. You have to be careful enough to choose the right kind of suit. The fit, finish, fabric and colour- everything counts. Here’s what you have to pay attention to when buying suits.

A suit should fit well: Pay attention to the fit. Make sure that the shoulders of the jacket are not protruding out, it just looks shabby. The ongoing trend is of a slim fit but the fabric should not look stretched. Avoid this by not trying to squeeze into a smaller size. Also, the back of the suit should be falling smooth and straight without any creases, thus giving it a well-tailored look. The length of the jacket should be accurate. A great way to know the correct length is to let your arms rest on the side and find out where your thumb is – the length should not exceed this point.
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    Prefer canvas-layered suits:  Always go for canvas or the half-canvas shaped suits. These suits have a coating of canvas on the suit fabric, which gives stability to the jacket.  They are a little expensive, but they are worth it. They provide a three-dimensional structure to your torso, thus adding shape to the chest and the shoulders. A half-canvas construction has a canvas inner layer but doesn’t extend all the way down the jacket. The canvas will only be in the upper part of the suit, so it will give you a great fit around your shoulders. Whereas fused suits do not have canvas, instead the lining is glued to the fabric to give it better shape.
     
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    Understanding the ‘S’ number:  Choosing the right kind of fabric can alter the shape. During winter if you are going for wool suits, pay attention to the density of the wool. What needs to be understood is the importance of the ‘S’ number or the super number. Higher the number, smoother, thinner and silkier the fabric and of course, costlier the suit.
     
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    Pay attention to the buttons: When picking up a suit for a black tie event, always pay attention to the details. Buttons are important. They can alter the look and feel of the suit. Three-buttoned suits are meant for guys with medium and tall built while two-buttoned ones are the classics which look great on men with shorter torsos. The latest trend is one-buttoned suits which look great on men with slimmer bodies and short height.
     
    Hope you get the right kind of a suit and enjoy the black tie dinner. Let us know if these pointers were of help.

    (Photograph: Chris Pine in a double breasted suit) 

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