Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Michael Pegrum from ASuitThatFits.com about the most important aspect of British Sartorial Style. If you’re interested in getting an affordable and properly fitting tailored suit – check out their website here.
Here are some sartorial tailoring tips in British Style by Michael Pegrum from tailors A Suit That Fits.com.
1. Show off with Slyness
Remember less is more when it comes to clothes. You will appear to be more stylish with subtle detailing rather than flashy loud ones. Understated details like contrast stitching on the buttonhole or lapel are a simple way to show someone you are super stylish. British style is about showing off slyly.
2. It’s Important That it Fits
Get a suit that really fits. A suit that fits your body perfectly really makes someone look very ‘together’, even when they aren’t!
3. Stick with Timeless Style
Stick to timeless tailoring rather than the trendy. Trends come and go and come to look dated very quickly. Classic British tailoring has and will always looked both contemporary and stylish and will always be timeless.
Show some of your personality. A suit is for you to wear, so really let some of your personality show through in the design and style.
5. Proper Colours
Opt for colours that suit your skin tone. If you have a pale skin tone you may want to opt for a dark suit and bold coloured shirt. Alternatively, if you have a darker skin tone you may want to choose paler colours. Neutral grey tones tend to compliment every skin and hair tone.
Go for something versatile. Try and pick colours that you can match with a wide range of different coloured accessories. Also perhaps aim for a jacket that you can wear casually with jeans. At A Suit That Fits.com our style advisors work with our customers to create suits that fit in with the rest of the customer’s wardrobe, so they are able to wear garments as much as possible.
Go for a great quality fabric that will really last the test of time. A good quality fabric will fall better, last longer and look smarter.
8. Be Comfortable
Feel comfortable. Whether you go for a slim or relaxed fit, you must make sure that you feel comfortable. The suit is for YOU after all! With A Suit That Fits.com one can choose from a relaxed fit, slim fit or ultra fitted.
9. Don’t Fear
Don’t be afraid to contrast. Perhaps you could opt for a solid colour on top with bright trousers? You could even mix patterns. You can wear stripes, paisleys and spots together if you want to evoke a quirky look. Perhaps you could wear a paisley tie and a striped pocket square?
Wear you suit with pride!
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Do have any good tips on good British Style?