Are you off to a job interview? Attending a wedding, perhaps? Maybe you have an important meeting to preside over?
If you want to make a good impression, then a power suit could help bolster your confidence and turn you into a dashing gentleman in no time.
The question is, though, which suit will help you put your best foot forward?
Whether you’re out for a power coffee with the company bigwigs or glamming up for a glitzy event, wearing a quality suit will certainly make you feel and look good. Having a suit will come in handy when you are planning to wow whoever it is you’re meeting. Or perhaps, just wearing a great suit puts you in a really good mood.
There is a suit for every occasion, and you just need to know which one to wear. You can easily look up a handy guide to buying a suit or pay your trusty neighborhood tailor a visit.
Knowing what to wear and best suits your body type will greatly help in selecting an alpha level suit for you. These days, you can also get bespoke suits and ready-to-wear suits at a fraction of the price of a typical custom-tailored one. All you need to do is step into their showroom or use a concierge service.
They say a good man must own at least one decent suit. However, if you’re a man-about-town, then you might need to own all the basics types so you can have a wider range of suits to choose from depending on the occasion.
Here are the five suits that you should own (or, at least, eventually must-have in your closet):
1. Black Tuxedo
Striding while clad in a black tuxedo certainly will turn heads (and maybe make some girls swoon). Nothing speaks gentrified elegance than a black tux at a formal event.
When the invitation calls for black tie, donning your dark-as-night tux is only proper. Wear matching trousers and shoes, or if you’re still quite lost, Google it up and seek Emily Post’s advice on the proper black tux ensemble.
2. Pale-hued Single-Breasted Suit
Just as night turns into day, you can shed off your black tux in favor of a pale single-breasted suit for daytime wear.
Specifically, suits in pale hues are best for summertime. From workdays to weddings, a half-lined, slim-cut, and soft-handled single-breasted suit is the key to looking stylish yet still feeling comfortable.
Go for cotton or linen chinos; pair it with a grandad collar shirt, and a knitted tie. If you’re on the heavier side, swing for a darker shade.
3. Double-Breasted Suit in Charcoal
For a more take-charge debonair look, invest in a perfectly cut, double-breasted suit in charcoal grey. It can be in flannel and best worn with a crisp shirt and tie. Wear this especially for workdays when you need an extra dose of self-confidence and inner power.
This kind of suit is specially cut out for those with broad shoulders and a slim waist.
4. Navy Blue Single-Breasted Suit
This could be one of the most versatile pieces of clothing that you can (and should) own. Blue can be worn in the summer with a breathable cotton suit. You can also have a navy suit in wool for winter months, and one of silk or mohair material for those in-between seasons.
A navy blue suit can be worn for both casually chic events such as a hot date or an art gallery party. It can also be paired with a T-shirt, jeans, and stylish sneakers.
For a more formal look, opt for a solid blue suit, polo shirt or classic white shirts, and a tasteful tie. If you’re long and lean, go for structured ones.
5. Windowpane Check Three-Piece in Shades of Grey
This three-piece can be another option if you’re going to formal occasions like weddings. It might not be for everyone, especially those who are quite heavy around the belly; but if body shape is not a problem, then this is a good go-to suit.
It is best to go for a light and crisp-handled check suit made from wool and which comes in shades of grey. It’s also a modular item of clothing as you can wear the jacket separately as a blazer. The waistcoat can also be mixed and matched with other suits in your closet.
Quality Suits for the Alpha Male
A quality suit can make you feel like the absolute alpha male who can do just about anything and everything.
Going to any event will be a breeze with a good selection of basics in your closet — from the easy and carefree pale suits to the beguilingly dapper black tux. And with these suits conveniently available in your style arsenal, you can be sure that you are always well-dressed and ready for life’s every occasion.
AlphaSuit is the brainchild of Master Haberdasher, Sean McKee. Over a span of more than two decades, Sean has provided custom suits to some of the most successful leaders in America. With AlphaSuit, he now brings this same premium service to you, but at 60-70% less than the traditional price.