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The Gentlemen's Guide to Choosing the Right Suit

Choosing the right suit makes all the difference when getting ready for an event. The right fit is even more important to boost your confidence and make you feel as stylish and confident as possible. I had the pleasure to meet the owner of V-Cut Suits suits. We talked about suits, tips and tricks.


Here's what you might be doing wrong and how to get that perfect suit for a photoshoot.

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Meet V-Cut Suits


V-Cut Suits specializes in custom-made suits from formal wear to topcoats and dress shirts. It all starts with what the customer wants, and V-Cut Suits make it happen. V-Cut Suits began when the founder needed a suit to attend a best friend's wedding. The owner was training at the gym at the time and one of the fellow gym rats suggested he stop by the suit shop where he worked. The owner of V-Cut Suits paid $1200 for a high-end brand but later found out it was more for a box cut shape when it arrived. The tailor suggested hemming the pants and sleeves to the correct length. The alterations did nothing for the cut of the outfit. With confidence shot and complete embarrassment on his face, the owner of V-Cut Suits attended the wedding with his baggy suit. V-Cut Suits hopes to save men from this level of humiliation by listening to its customers and making their wants and needs happen. Visit V-Cut Suits to see their custom options or follow them on Instagram.


According to V-Cut Suits, the biggest mistake in buying a suit is the fit.

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Mistakes You Might Be Making


Don't follow in the footsteps of the owner of V-Cut Suits. According to him, these are the top mistakes customers make.


1) Wrong fit

According to V-Cut Suits, the biggest mistake in buying a suit is the fit. Most customers wear suits that are too tight or too baggy. High-end materials like Zegna would look cheap if the suit doesn't fit properly.


2) Going over the top with accessories

Choosing too many accessories can be overwhelming. You want to choose simple pieces that accentuate the outfit.


3) Too many colours

Picking too many colours is another no-no. Stick with two or three colours and tone everything else down. You want your personality to shine through.


4) Foregoing alterations


Not hemming pants or altering a ready-made suit is a must. Ready-made suits need altering to fit your shape and size.


If a suit pulls in the arms or pants area, you know it's too tight. If extra material is around the arms and legs, it's too baggy.

Tips for Styling for a Photoshoot

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A good structured suit can make all the difference for a photoshoot. From making you look debonair to a very casual and edgy look. You'll look cool, classic and well put together. Follow these simple tips to style yourself.


1) Choose clothes that suit your shape

How does a guy know a suit is too tight or too baggy? If a suit pulls in the arms or pants area, you know it's too tight. If extra material is around the arms and legs, it's too baggy. The right tailor or custom suit designer can help you choose the right suit for your body type. Opt for a suit that suits your shape for a clean tailored look.


2) Casual shoes vs. dressy shoes

Opt for dress shoes for more of a classic and formal look. Choose casual loafers for more of an edgy and casual photoshoot look.


3) Bow tie vs. tie

Whether you opt for a tie or bow tie, the choice depends on the look you want. Opt for a bow tie for added confidence. Choose ties for a simple, clean-cut look. It's often best to match your tie to your jacket for consistency. You can match your tie to the pocket square if you're looking to accessorize.


4) Don't be afraid of colour

Experiment with dark colour pants and a different colour suit jacket. *cough* Think back to that orange and black suit from Kingsman.


5) Jeans and a Jacket

Looking for more of a casual look? Pair jeans with a nicely tailored dress shirt and jacket for something simple and rugged. Or stick with a tailored dress shirt with rolled-up sleeves.

Opt for creating a piece that is truly unique to you and will make you stand out from the crowd. Custom tailors can suggest different stitching and button options to create a piece truly unique to you.

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Image Courtesy of V-Cut Suits

Why Opt for Custom?


Why buy a suit that everyone else has on the market? Well, like anything else, a custom suit is custom. Your size and shape is the most important consideration for custom designers to get a suit that fits you perfectly. Opt for creating a piece that is truly unique to you and will make you stand out from the crowd. Custom tailors can suggest different stitching and button options to create a piece truly unique to you. I mean, check out that green suit... pretty unique if you ask me.


Well, there you have it, mistakes and tips for choosing the right suit. I hope you got some information on how to pick that perfect suit, whether that's pre-made or custom, for a wedding, photoshoot or something more casual. I hope this guide helps you. When you can't find the right suit, talk to a custom suit designer and create your own, you'll be glad you did. Do check out V-Cut Suits for any custom needs you may have for a wedding, formal wear or if you're down to do a sophisticated photoshoot with me ;). Give this post a like if you enjoy the read. Happy shopping, guys!

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