The perfect suit projects a mix of style-consciousness and nonchalance. In the right suit, a man can tackle everyday business life with style, approach an upcoming job interview with self-confidence or show the appropriate respect at special occasions such as a wedding. Finding a modern, smart-casual business suit can sometimes be a challenge. Especially in business, first impressions count and with a few basic tips when it comes to suits, any man can prove his awareness of etiquette and comply with the respectively required dress code
What is a perfect fit? What should I keep in mind when buying a suit jacket? What shirt is the right choice for a suit? What ties are acceptable? Do the shoes have to match the suit? What understated accessories can I add to look more elegant?
In our suit style guide, we share important tips and tricks with you.
The main rule for a stylish business look is: Don’t overdo it! A few carefully selected accessories are more than enough to impress in a business environment.
Ideally, the shoulders of the suit jacket should form a straight line that is slightly longer than the shoulder seams, although it should not extend as far as the sleeves.
A stylish two-piece suit should be beautifully cut and emphasise the wearer’s personality. Our magic formula is: It all depends on finding cut is the one that’s perfect for you! We offer two alternatives: Buy your bugatti suit, or buy each of the various elements of a suit separately with our “Mix & Match” building-block system, which allows you to combine a suit jacket, shirt and trousers in different sizes with each other.
Suit tip no. 1
You should be aware of the fact that you are wearing a suit jacket, but it must never hamper your movements!
Whether in the summer or in the winter – the fabric should be taken into account when choosing a suitable business shirt. During the colder months, heavy cotton fabric shirts such as Oxford shirts are a good choice, whilst light cotton shirts are comfortable to wear on hot days and have an additional cooling effect.
A stylish look always calls for a long-sleeved shirt, as short-sleeved shirts are never worn underneath a suit jacket. When the temperatures rise, it is acceptable to roll your sleeves up. However, you must roll them down again when putting on the jacket, and fasten the cuffs.
The most conventional collar type is the versatile Kent collar, which is generally known as the perfect all-rounder. It is typically characterised by a less extreme spread angle of around 60 to 90 degrees. The straight collar tips make this collar suitable for all kinds of tie knots and also for wearing a classic bow tie. As the collar tips are closer together than those of other designs, a Ken collar can also be worn without a tie. It may also be worn with the top buttons undone.
The ideal companion for smart business looks or evening occasions.
Button down collars feature visible or non-visible buttons that hold the collar tips down. This design does not need any stays. Button down shirts look informal and are usually worn without a tie. They are therefore not a good choice for formal occasions.
This type of collar goes perfectly with one-button casual suit jackets and chinos or jeans, and looks perfectly alright worn without a tie.
A comfortable as well as fashionable classic is a shirt with a cutaway collar, also called spread collar. This type of collar was originally designed to be worn with particularly wide ties as the spread between the collar tips is very wide. Cutaway collar shirts are a good choice for business attire, as they visually emphasise a well-cut suit. However, it should always be fastened.
Also perfect in combination with a smoking to impress.
The general rule is that two finger should comfortably fit between the collar and the neck to ensure that the shirt is not too tight or makes you feel like you are choking. At the nape, the collar of the shirt should not be shorter than the collar of the jacket. All in all, the collar of the shirt and the collar of the suit should match.
Plain-coloured designs are perfect for business looks with checked or striped shirts. Whether worn with a suit jacket and smart trousers or more casually with jeans or chinos, plain-coloured ties are very versatile. They are also the perfect dinner companions and can hold their own at elegant events.
The more understated, the better! In keeping with the motto “less is more”, a matching belt puts the perfect finishing touch to your outfit, whether a classic smooth leather version with an understated pin buckle or a more showy velvety suede belt.
Please do not be tempted to wear eye-catching plate or logo buckles or wide belts made from rough leather. Where the colour is concerned, the belt should match the shoes. It should be around 3 to 3.5 centimetres wide.