Five Must Have Wardrobe Pieces Any Man Should Add to Rotation for 2013
With winter finally beginning to subside, spring is in the air and summer is right around the corner. For those who are fashion-forward, there’s no better time than now to start looking towards ways to improve one’s look this summer, especially businessmen. Summer business attire can be extremely attractive, although many people simply don’t know how to go about choosing it properly. Fortunately, there are plenty of pieces that are perfect for summer businesswear, all of which are reasonable enough for most professionals to be able to add to their wardrobes. Here are the top 5 summer 2013 pieces for stylish businessmen.
Not only does emerald green scream summer, it pops in an immense way when put up against certain suit styles. Perhaps one of the best things about this piece is that you can purchase emerald green neckties rather inexpensively, meaning it’s possibly to add at least a few to your wardrobe without having to worry about overspending. When matching these pieces, think about classic white shirts and suits in either navy and/or light gray.
Monk-straps have traditionally been considered ultra-dressy (but not formal), although modern men are starting to incorporate them into their wardrobes for everyday wear. After all, why not look your best as often as possible? Our tip: pair a double monk-strap dress shoes with straight cut dress pants and slightly narrower necktie (3-3.25 inches).
Whenever you purchase a new suit, it is essential to have it tailored to your figure. Working with a tailor can certainly be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be if you find one who is willing to work with your budget. For best results, ask friends who use tailors for their advice on who to go to if you don’t already have a tailor that you use.
The double-breasted tux is perfect for the modern man, as it breaks things up from the traditional single-breasted jacket that is so often seen and has been for years. Interestingly enough, double-breasted jackets are actually classic in design and have been around practically since the dawn of the modern men’s suit. They’re seeing a resurgence as of late, and are perfect for those who want to break away from the traditional mold. Our tip: focus on perfect tailoring and pair the DB tux with a wider butterfly bow tie. Velvet bow ties featuring a 3″ spread are perfect.
The right velvet bow tie for you is the one which you feel most comfortable wearing. Some are quite large and bold, while others are much smaller and easier to wear with many different types of ensembles. Color matters as well; midnight blue can be very attractive, but black is typically more standard. In the end, the choice you make should be based solely on personal preference. Our tip: for a formal setting, pair the wider spread velvet bow tie with your double breasted tux. For a more casual setting match this bow tie with a gingham check dress shirt in complementing colors.
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