Men's Business Suits

Written by Jeremy Horelick
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Those in search of mens business suits are faced with a few important choices including fabric, color, and style. Certain fabrics such as wool and tweed are ideal in colder climates, especially in the fall and winter, while linen and other natural fibers are suited (so to speak) for warmer environs. As a general rule, mens business suits made from 100-percent natural fabrics tend to breathe better, which is key when working in hot offices or traveling.

To some extent, your own tastes should dictate your choice of colors in mens business suits. That said, there are a few general guidelines to help those who've never before worn suits on the job (such as recent grads or chronic layabouts). Lighter colors such as white and tan are more common in the summer, while dark blues, browns, and blacks are more acceptable in winter. It's a general rule, but one worth keeping in mind when searching the rack.

The Key to Wearing Mens Business Suits

The most important factor when wearing mens business suits, as with most fashions, is wearing them with confidence. Should you try to pull off a metallic green seersucker suit at your office? That depends on your general sense of fashion (as well as the tenor of your particular work environment). If you drive a classic muscle car, though, that suit will seem far more appropriate than it would if you stepped out of a newly polished black Beamer. Context and confidence are everything.

If you're just starting out in a new job or career, you may be better served by more traditional apparel. A worsted wool suit, preferably single-breasted, in navy blue or black will never be considered bold or distasteful the way a mint-colored tropical wool suit might be. Find your comfort zone first, then take incremental steps toward more daring fashion as you see fit.

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