Men Style Tips 3 ways to look respectable in a suit

The power of a well fitted suit affords you a better physique while making you look a lot more respectable. It’s a classic piece for any man’s wardrobe. Here are three ways to look respectable in one.

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The power of a well fitted suit affords you a better physique while making you look a lot more respectable. It’s a classic piece for any man’s wardrobe. Here are three ways to look respectable in one.

A well fitted suit is magical, as it adds inches to your perceived height, removes pounds off your midsection, and makes you look more muscular. 

The beauty of it is that with a well tailored jacket with classic shoes and smart trousers, you’re already almost there, all you need is brush your hair and smile:

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  • Proportions: There are specific clothing proportions the human eye finds pleasing, which is about the ratio of 1:2. A suitcoat raises our supposed waistline, breaking our body into a top third and a bottom two-thirds rather than evenly in half.

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  • Silhouette: Basically, a suit jacket makes you look skinnier.  However, it needs to be cut right.  How do you know? A properly tailored coat, fits a bit above your waist and flares out above your stomach and hips. The tapered midsection makes you look healthier. Also, the drape in the back will conceal any weight on your backside. 

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  • Filling up: A jacket makes you look thicker and more muscular. The extra weight around the shoulders definitely looks good on the eye. Ditch the shoulder pads, as the soft drape of a thin coat makes your shoulders look smoother and broader, and the outward sweep of the lapels helps make your torso appear wider.  If you’re looking to bulk up more, switch the notched lapels for peaked.

Try out these tips when next you need a power suit for a board room meeting and let us know how it works.

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