Since the reveal of the hit TV show “Suits”, Harvey Specter managed to steal the style spotlight with his effortlessly slick appearance and impeccably tailored suits.
If you love leisure as much as you love winning, the chances are you will relate to Mr Specter and his dress-for-success ideology. Known as “The best closer in New York City” his suits always communicate a message of power.
But how do you find the perfect power suit that truly commands attention and effortlessly encapsulates that “boss” status? Here we cover every aspect you need to know about getting the perfect suit that specifically meets your high standards and quality needs.
1. Money Counts
Why does it matter how much we spend on a suit? Whether they are high end designer looks or a custom-made garment, impeccably made suits always come with a price tag to match. The elements that should always be found in such suits are:
Finishing, both inside and out
If you follow these five points as your guide while shopping, it will be easy to tell whether the suit fits the bill.
Top Tip: Tom Ford’s contemporary RTW Suit collection is always guaranteed to deliver the highest quality, finely tailored suits. Suits Start from $3,500.00
2. Fit to Perfection
No matter how fine a suit is, if the fit isn’t right for you, it will never communicate luxury. A good way to start knowing the perfect dimensions is by visiting a reliable tailor that is reputable for his bespoke tailoring and craftsmanship.
Top Tip: Logsdail London, located in Al Quoz, lives up to its Savile Row origins and creates perfectly tailored suits to fit your individual needs. Suits start from $1,100.00
3. It’s All in The Details
A three-piece suit with a waistcoat sends a clear message of affluence and luxury.
Other features that add value to your overall look are:
Flapped pockets with a ticket pocket
Wider peak lapels
Top Tip: The French fashion luxury brand, Lanvin, carries a line of sharp three-piece suits that incorporates one or more of the above features in their design.
4. Length Matters
If the trousers are pleated, make sure that they are short enough to fall in clean, unbroken line. For flat-fronted trousers, there should be a little break in the front crease so make sure that they are slightly lower than your ankles.
Top Tip: Burberry Prorsum’s new summer collection suits are sleek and fit to perfection. Choose a minimal crease, cotton-blend fabric for the summer season. Suits start from $1,200.00
5. Fabric Talk
Pinstripe suits often communicate that “boss” or “boardroom” look. They tend to have a sense of luxury and an aura of grandeur.
Plain suits, however, give off more of a “go-getter” or “closer” feel. They’re best used on those days where most of your meetings are off site and you are required to be on the go.
Top Tip: Ermenegildo Zegna’s timeless suits come in a variety of plain and striped patterns. Look for the Pinstriped Trofeo collection in black or navy. $2,600.00-$2,900.00
6. Epitome of Style
Adding power accessories can go a long way. Pocket squares, cufflinks and of course, an elegant watch are key.
Top Tip: Whether it be the Roadster, Santos or Tank, you will always make a lasting impression with a Cartier timepiece.
For a final touch, finish off your look by tying your bold silk tie with a larger Windsor knot.