Dressing well is not something that is reserved for those making six figures, everyone can afford to do it. If you choose to buy off the rack we have put together a few tips to make sure you make the most of it.
Remove the Sleeve Tags
Not sure why they don't do it for you at the store but make sure these are gone before you start wearing it. Just take scissors to get it out and there never should be a hole left.
Remove the Vent Stitch
Again just take scissors to the stitch and it should come right out. Sometimes the sleeves also have a stitch below the buttons so remove those as well.
Hem the Pants
Make sure the break (the sag in the pants where the pants rest on the shoe) are no more than a full break. You can take it in to a local tailor and have them do it for you. Usually no more than $15.
Proper Jacket Fit
Do not buy a suit that is too big for you, you will not look professional. The comment I usually hear is "they look like a kid in their Dad's suit." If you feel that $100-$200 is your price range make sure you account $50 for alterations. Here are the steps to altering it, in order if you can only afford one alteration at a time:
If you are just starting your career we hope these tips help. If you are in a position where you want to invest in your wardrobe, check out our essentials package where we will put together an interchangeable wardrobe that will put you on the right path. Having a made to measure and matching wardrobe boosts your confidence and status.
Of course if you have any questions contact us or leave a comment below.
Check out our other blog post on Top Men's Style Mistakes to avoid right out of the gate.