Sharpen Your Style - Tips and Advice from Georges Apparel
Improve Your Body Shape in Minutes
Change your clothes! There is no faster way to improve an imperfect body shape than by selecting the right clothing. Here are a few hints:
Use vertical lines to draw people's eyes upward and give the illusion of greater height.
- Wear pinstripes or chalk stripes (not too widely spaced) in dark, solid colors
- Wear jackets with soft, natural shoulders
- Choose jackets and slacks of similar tones (a light/dark constrast will appear to cut you in half, making you look shorter)
- Bold, bright neckwear accents your face
- Hemmed, not cuffed slacks that appear to shorten the leg are preferable
- Wear shirts with long-pointed or tab collars
It's important that you emphasize horizontal lines that widen your appearance.
- In patters choose glen plaids, mini-herringbones or checks
- Cuffed trousers with pleats are preferable
- Sportcoats and slacks should be in contrasting tones
- Choose neckwear with horizontal or diagonal patterns
- Wear shirt collars with slightly shorter points and a medium-wide spread
Dark colors can make you appear 10 to 15 lbs. lighter. Use vertical lines to create an illusion of slimness and wear interesting shirts and ties to focus interest on your face.
- Choose dark colors and striped suits; avoid busy patterns and plaids
- Always wear trousers on the natural waist; try wearing braces to keep the pants up properly
- Wear long pointed shirt collars that slim the face
- Neckwear with a bold pattern and no bow ties except with formal wear
Welcome to Georges Apparel
We are your NH resource for Mens Suits, Formalwear, Sport Coats, Dress Pants & Dress Shirts
We offer a wide range of fine men's clothing including: suits, sportcoats, pants, shirts, ties, accessories and outerwear. All our suits and sportcoats come with free alterations.
We carry a full line of Men's Suits featuring Joseph Abboud, Michael Kors, Jones New York, Ralph Lauren and Hart Schaffner & Marx. .
Free Alterations & Tailoring!
|As you can see, there are many illusionary tricks to create the look you want. The key is to downplay the negative and emphasize the positive. And above all remember... nobody's perfect!|
Building a Suitable Wardrobe
How many suits must a man have to be considered "well-dressed?" There is no hard and fast rule, but one thing is for certain, versatility in a wardrobe is essential to looking good and staying within a reasonable clothing budget. The following list of wardrobe "staples" should serve you well professionally and socially:
THE NAVY BLUE SUIT is the cornerstone of a man's wardrobe. While there are many options available, the most versatile suit would be a tropical weight worsted wool which can be worn year-round. Single-breasted jackets are considered standard.
A SPORTJACKET paired with a pair of worsted wool slacks, oxford shirt and a tie, creates a more casual, but professional-looking outfit. First choice goes once again to navy blue worsted wool because of its seasonless versatility. It can be worn over virtually anything: flannel or twill dress slacks, khakis or even well-worn jeans. Another popular sport jacket choice is a neutral tweed in either grey, blue, tan or olive. Tweeds are more suited to weekend wear or casual office days.
TOPCOATS AND RAINCOATS are two essentials of completing your business and social wardrobe. The best choice is a fine quality wool topcoat which should be somewhat dressy and classically cut so it can carry you through multiple occasions. Raincoats that feature liners that zip out for warmer weather offer most versatility.
Tying It All Together
If you are like a lot of men who have to ask for a second opinion on which tie matches their suit and shirt, you'll appreciate the following suggestions.
WIDTH: As an easy to remember rule of thumb, hold the widest part of your tie up against your jacket lapel. They should match in width almost exactly. This works only with a single breasted, notched lapel; it doesn't work with peaked lapels found on double breasted suits.
LENGTH: your tie MUST come down to your belt line! Anything shorter makes you appear dowdy. How long is too long? If the end of your tie interferes with the operation of your zipper, then it's too long.
FABRIC: Ties that knot the best, produce the finest quality look and are the overwhelming choice for year-round wear are made of 100% silk. Wool is best for winter and fall, and cotton should only be worn during the summer months.
CONTRAST: It always looks best of have some contrast between the suit and shirt, and the shirt and tie. Here are some examples of how to create contrast:
Click HERE to learn how to tie a tie.
- Dark Suit/Light Shirt/Bright Medium-Dark Tie
- Medium Suit/Light Shirt/Dark Tie
- Light Suit/Medium Shirt/Dark Tie