A big part of the sites revision is the expansion into new categories one of the many new ones being menswear and fashion. Suits are a big part of who I am & how I carry myself in the world. I’ve always admired a well cut suit & the way an individual carries it. So I’m excited to share my own perspective on this space in fashion & advice & lessons I’ve learned along the way.
When I was youngerI remember I used to think of suits as office job attire or for only formal events. Never seeing past their symbolism in the society till I began working for myself. Starting from the age of eleven & producing online content I was looked at as a kid with a hobby. When my site grew & eventually I would go on to start a business I wore suits as way of earning others respect. That I was to be taken seriously & this wasn’t just a hobby. All of this brings me to present day where I’ve learned a lot more about my sense of style, suits, and menswear as a whole. Learning that it isn’t just about other perception but more importantly your own & how you carry yourself. The suit is but a piece of clothing. That’s the most important thing when it comes to suits no matter the type, quality, brand you can afford how you carry yourself is what is key to harnessing its power.
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The suit nowadays says a lot about our society. It’s the uniform for most workers, a night out in town, or the formal level of attire when it comes to certain events. Dress it up or down the suit has become a versatile fashion piece since its early inception. It’s been adapted to the culture, circumstances, and even conditions its been worn in from military occasions or the slimmer tailored fit thats so popular today
So where does the power itself come from the outfit. Well there so many details that make up a suit to begin with. But to break down in a basic format you have
- Suit Jacket
- Suit Pants
- Dress Shirt
- *Optional: Tie/Accessories
Of course the anatomy of a suit goes well beyond this. What separates a suit typically from a jacket, sports coat, and so on is that its sold as a complete set. This can be a 2 or 3 piece suit depending on your preference.
That said the suit eludes a certain power to it that I’ve learned growing up from wearing them in High school & out in the everyday world.
A suit gives you a feeling of class, power, and certain elegance if worn correctly.
It makes you stand a certain way, walk a bit more confidently, and overall appear tapered or a bit slimmer to the eye if cut right. They provide a sort of illusion that if carried correctly speaks for itself. An attire that in fashion & culture has really remained timeless from the cinema world to fashion brands worldwide are continually innovating on. Some of the worlds best are recognized for the suit. Think everyone from the famous & infamous Frank Sinatra, Al Capone, the President of the United States (or any political figure for that matter), Gordon Gecko, James Bond, the list goes on and on.
All of this achieved via perception. Lapels, the fit, button stance, and much more all add to the overall appeal of a suit. It can make you appear taller, thinner, a bit bulkier all without the need to hop on that treadmill. However I don’t like to think of it as method to hide or false advertising rather a way to highlight an individuals figure no matter their size or shape.
At the end of the day the suit is but a piece of clothing. However it carries in itself the sense of power, business, and so much more. It’s a vital part of a mans wardrobe this day in age. No matter what you do for a living you probably have at least one suit in your closet for the odd occasion, interview, formal event and so on.
I’ve made my share of mistakes in the suit world from decisions when buying off the rack, meeting with a tailor to get a custom made suit, and other fashion sins as they’d be considered. That’s the best part of it all you live & learn along the way. As a CEO & just everyday human being I aim to present myself to the world the way I want to be portrayed. For me thats most comfortable in a suit & tie. I follow the principle in life that you only make first impressions once so make them count. I’m not saying the suit will improve your workflow or make you a better human its simply a tool. A facilitator that can make you feel like a million bucks & present yourself to the world in a certain light. The power when all is said & done comes from you & the confidence you carry with it.