Whether you are getting your first serious job or trying to look smart for a family wedding, there is no better time than now to get your first suit. Formal wear comes in all shapes and sizes, from the ultra-strict black-tie attire to smart casual wear that you might see at the more relaxed advertising and communications firms. Business suits fit somewhere in the middle, and it can be tricky to know what to look for when you are first getting started. The last thing you want to do is make a rookie mistake and make a bad first impression, but luckily there are three simple ways to avoid that.
Trends in business suits come and go, and for a while, in the early 2000s, baggy suits were all the rage. This trend, mercifully, died off quite quickly, and it is essential that you get the correctly fitted pants for your height when buying suits. Suit jackets are easy to get right; you can immediately tell if they are too short, tight or loose. Pants are another story. In general, your suit pants should finish just above your shoes when buckled up at your waist. You can get away with pants slightly touching your shoes, but anything other than that will be considered a faux pas.
It doesn't matter how many buttons your suit has; there is a golden rule when it comes to whatever suit you are wearing: do not button the bottom button. The only exception to this rule is for single-button jackets, in which case, you can, of course, have it buttoned. Suit traditions are vestiges of long past eras that most people never have and will never give a second thought about. Still, the fact remains that when it comes to buttons, you should never have the bottom one done up. These sorts of traditions give suits a lot of personality and make them fun to wear.
Shoes might well be considered the most critical accessory to your suit, and it is important that they do not distract from your sharp presentation. While there are constant arguments between fashion houses and figures about what colour shoes match with what colour suit, there is one constant: black shoes. Black shoes pretty much fit in with every setting, outfit and style that you could want. For someone who is just getting into business suits, it is best to stick with safe options until you get a little more experience. Until that happens, go for some beautiful black shoes.
To learn more, contact a business suit retailer.