Ask The Experts – Top Tips For Selecting A Stylish Suit

23/01/2014 | 1

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This week’s Ask The Experts feature is for all you grooms-to-be out there. There is of course a huge focus on what the bride will be wearing to the wedding, however the groom will be equally as focussed on finding the right suit to ensure he looks dapper on his big day.

 

Knowing where to start can be daunting! With so many styles, fabrics and cuts available, knowing what will fit with the wedding and suit you can be a little intimidating. So the suiting specialists over at Moss Bros will be sharing their expertise, to help you find the right suit for you and your wedding.

 

First up, Moss Bros spoke to some of the most influential menswear experts and asked them to share their top tips for selecting a stylish suit…

 

Craig Landale – Founder & Editor of Menswear Style

 

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Moss Bros: If you could choose one suit that will stand the test of time what would it be?

  • Craig: “A navy two button single breasted, notch lapel suit is probably the safest bet. Blue is very versatile and can be worn with both black and brown shoes at ease. Although double breasted suits are trending this year, the single breasted has stood the test of time”.

 

Moss Bros: What rule do you always follow when choosing a suit?

  • Craig: “I stay away from fashion suits, I’ll go slim but not skinny and it has to fit right. Get a 2nd and 3rd opinion on the suit fitting. Don’t go too cheap and stick to reputable suit brands.”

 

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Moss Bros SS14 Collection

 

Gabrielle Teare – Personal Stylist

 

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Moss Bros: What suit is the best style and fabric for everyday wear?

  • Gabrielle: “A single-breasted suit fits most male body shapes. Fabric depends on use; the more silk and cashmere in the fabric the less durable the suit is. Beware buying shiny fabrics or those that are overly large i.e. wide pin stripes. Look to see if it creases on the hanger.”

 

Moss Bros: What tips would you give to ensure the best fit when choosing a suit?

  • Gabrielle: “Try it on; ensure it does not pull across the chest or when you raise your arms at the back. If you are long waisted the jacket may not cover your bottom so check that the suit jacket is long enough. Trousers and suits can be tailored to fit so do not worry too much if there are small alterations needed.”

 

Moss Bros: What rule do you always follow when choosing a suit?

  • Gabrielle: “When buying a suit I always find out the level of authority of the man and what he will use it for. I also ask the budget, as to a certain extent, the more you spend on a suit, the bigger choice of fabrics and cuts. If the budget is smaller we look at a range of suits and try to find the one that enhances your natural shape and hangs beautifully. I measure the man to work out what length of jacket will suit.”

 

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Moss Bros SS14 Collection

 

Have you seen the Ted Baker ‘Tails of the UnexpecTed’ suit at Moss Bros? If you’re thinking of trying a classic morning suit for your wedding, the Tails of the UnexpecTed suit is inspired by Ted’s very own tailcoat and incorporates a vibrant peacock feather lining! If you want to see more, have a read about when we were invited to the launch of the collection.

 

Visit the Moss Bros website or visit your local Moss Bros store to view the full SS14 suiting and accessories collection.

 

 

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