Whether it’s on the Red Carpet, movie premiers or live performances, you’ll often see some of the biggest names in Hollywood wearing suits. Of course, there’s a good reason for this: a suit is the de-facto standard of formal wear for men. Assuming you choose the right type of suit, it will compliment your natural body shape, making you look and feel like a million bucks. But if you want to wear a suit like a celebrity, there are a few things you should know.
Skip the Blazer
First and foremost, you should skip the blazer and instead choose a suit jacket. There are three different types of outerwear commonly worn with suits: blazers, sports coats and suit jackets. The sports coat is the least formal of the three, and as such, it should typically be worn for casual and semi-formal occasions. The blazer falls somewhere in the middle, as it’s dressier than a sports coat but not as dressy as a suit jacket. The suit jacket, on the other hand, is the most formal type of outerwear. Typically made of high-end wool and woolen materials — though cotton versions are available — it offers an unmatched level of aesthetic style that’s simply not found elsewhere. And because of this, you’ll usually see celebrities wearing suit jackets instead of blazers and sports coats.
Check the Fit
You can’t expect to look like a celebrity if your suit doesn’t fit right. From movie actors and musicians to TV personalities and talk show hosts, celebrities rarely wear off-the-rack suits. Instead, they prefer custom-fitted suits that are made specifically for their body shape and size. A custom-fitted suit should fit snugly on the shoulders while still allowing you to move freely and without restriction. If your suit is too big, it will create a visual phenomenon known as the “clothes hanger effect,” which lives up to its namesake by creating the appearance of a suit hanging off a clothes hanger (that’s never good).
So, how do you prevent the clothes hanger effect? The answer is simple: choose a suit that’s fitted specifically for your body shape and size. You may get lucky and find the perfect suit at a local retail or department store, but an easier and more sure-fire way to get the perfect fit is by ordering your suit here at StudioSuits. When ordering, you can specify your own body measurements, and we’ll use those measurements to customize your suit so it fits just right. As long as you provide the correct measurements, you can rest assured knowing that you’ll get the perfect suit, placing you one step closer to dressing like a true celebrity.
Something else to consider when dressing like a celebrity if your level of confidence. Not surprisingly, most well-dressed celebrities carry themselves with confidence. They walk, talk and dress with confidence — and this shows through their behavior. You can spend countless hours getting dressed and grooming yourself, but all of your efforts are in vain if you lack of confidence. So, be confident in what you wear and how you present yourself because this will play an important role in how others perceive you.
Tie or No Tie?
Contrary to what some people believe, there’s no rule stating that you must wear a necktie with a suit. Celebrities like Brad Pitt are often seen wearing suits without the traditional necktie. In fact, many celebrities prefer the no-tie look because it’s cooler and comfortable to wear a suit without a necktie. The key thing to remember when sporting the no-tie look is to unbutton the top button of your shirt collar. Generally speaking, you shouldn’t button the top button unless you are wearing a necktie. Failure to follow this otherwise simple tip is a serious mistake that will create an awkward look.
Black and White
Suits are available in a wide range of colors, though the most common choice among celebrities tends to be black and white. An all-black suit (jacket and trousers) paired with a high-quality white button-up shirt is the perfect choice for men seeking a celebrity look. So, why do celebrities prefer the black and white combination look instead of other color options? Well, black generally offers the most formal appearance of all suit colors. It’s clean, cohesive and enhances your appearance. Furthermore, you shouldn’t have a problem finding accessories to match a black suit. From belts and watches to cufflinks and necklaces, accessories are easy to match with a black suit.
Follow the ‘Button Rule’
What is the button rule and why should you follow it? The button rule refers to the way in which you fasten the buttons on a suit jacket. Rather than fastening all of the buttons, it’s usually best to leave the bottom-most button undone. The other buttons above, however, should be fastened. Known as the button rule, this enhances your appearance while still allowing you move around freely. Most fashion experts agree that you should never button all of the buttons on a suit jacket unless it’s a single-button jacket, in which case you can fasten the button.
Groom Your Hair and Nails
Finally, don’t forget to groom your hair and nails. Even if you follow all of the tips listed above, including choosing a custom-fitted suit, you won’t be able to achieve a genuine celebrity-like appearance without spending some extra attention on your hair and nails. But many men overlook this step when getting ready, only to later realize that it hurts their appearance. You don’t have to necessarily get a manicure and professionally styled hair. However, you should take the time to clip and file your nails, and style your hair using the right product.
These are just a few tips that will help you wear a suit like a celebrity. Most importantly, however, present yourself with confidence.