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Smart Suit Style

A sharp looking suit is a staple in any man’s wardrobe. But there is usually a female behind-the-scenes helping him make that purchase.

BJ Stringham with Utah Woolen Mills helps the ladies know what to look for when dressing your man.

Ladies, we feel your pain. You have no problem finding clothing you love for yourself. You have found the styles that flatter your body type, highlighting your best features while minimizing your least favorite body parts. But being able to do the same thing for your man is a mission impossible! Daniel Craig seems to wear his clothing like it is second nature, but even he has somebody to help him put his act together. The reason your man struggles to look his best is because he just needs a little help. If your man thinks that dressing up is wearing his cheap mission suit from 20 years ago with a short sleeved din-gee white shirt and polyester tie, here is what you need to know. He needs help, and we will keep it simple:

Let’s break it down in three sections:

· Why wear a well-tailored suit?

· What color/style?

· How should it fit?

Why wear a well-tailored suit?

Putting your best foot forward has never been more important than it is today. There is competition for everything we are trying to achieve, be it success, money, spouse, or even satisfaction with our own achievements. With all your man has to worry about, the easiest thing to control is how he looks. You know he can’t control half of the stuff that comes out of his mouth nor half the things he does before thinking. What he can control is his appearance which, whether you like it or not, can open or shut doors for all of us regardless of what’s inside of us. Let’s face it, the only control is his appearance and the beauty is, as his woman, you are in complete control of what he is going to wear. So, good news: you can help him see that there is a place for Nike sweats, t-shirts, and jeans. You can help him leave behind the tan khakis, short sleeve shirt, and polyester tie that seems to be a standard uniform for church in Utah. What he wears is important! Just the confidence that comes from wearing something that was tailored for him will create opportunities. People will recognize that he does feel the importance of respecting the occasion, be it a wedding, church or business. When you know you look your best, everything about your day improves. Countless studies show that how you dress reflects your attitude toward your environment. Why not look your best so that what you endeavor will come out the same?

What color/style?

Start with a dark suit, preferably navy or grey. The style is predominantly a two button coat with side vents in the back and a flat front pant. Whether you are looking for a job, going to church or other endeavors, these colors are very versatile. They will enable you to wear them often without people noticing that it is the same suit you wore a couple days earlier. You can dress down a navy shirt with a polo and jeans or wear it with a white shirt and red tie for an interview for your dream job. When buying your navy or grey suit, solid is often times best, but having a little pattern in the same color within the suit is often a nice touch to distinguish you for other people.

How should it fit?

Each person is unique; there is no standard fit for everybody, which is why we have a master tailor at Utah Woolen Mills. If you want your husband/boyfriend to look his best, please take the time to have a tailor fit it properly. We’ve seen people make this mistake many times of buying something they like, but don’t go the final and most important step of tailoring it to his body. It should fit correctly or even a nice suit will look cheap and looking cheap never leads to good things. There are 5 elements of a good fitting suit:

1. Shoulder
2. Waist: Proper amount of taper, depending on build
3. Sleeves : Sleeves should hit at the break of hand; coat sleeve should be 1/4″-1/2″ shorter than shirt.
4. Chest: The jacket should conform to the chest.
5. Pant Fit

Have fun with it! With all of these tips, remember to keep your personality intact. Having a solid navy suit can be contrasted with a pair of bright pink socks. Patterned shirts look fantastic against a solid backdrop and adding color to your navy or grey suit will be awesome.

Ladies you might be feeling like it’s time to replace your man with a newer, fresher one. Might I suggest taking just a few hours to pay us a visit, so we can offer expertise direction. A newer version of the man you love, the newer models are never as good as the old ones, we just need to give him a new coat of paint and we are very happy to give you some direction as to what color you won’t regret!

Utah Woolen Mills, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, is your premier resource for Men and Women’s Fine Clothing.

Utah Woolen Mills

59 W. South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone: (801) 364-1851
Fax: (801) 364-1854

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