Whether it’s a bar in Hoxton, the office or a posh wedding, there’s no doubt that only one ensemble will take you from zero to hero: the suit!
Looking effortlessly chic, well-cut and (ultimately) becoming a magnet to which the fairer sex will flock, can only happen when you’ve got the right tools, the right strings to your bow, the right weapons. Only a perfectly tailored suit will do, but where do you start?
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Next’s range of men’s suits represent the epitome of chic for the coming season. Dress to impress in our wide array of cuts and styles, which have been crafted to ensure the perfect fit for all. As any veteran suit wearing aficionado will tell you, some of the key questions you should ask yourself while judging your chosen suit in front of the mirror include:
- Does it sit flat on your back?
- Does it pull / tighten as you move?
- Do the shoulders stick out too far?
- Do your arms have a wide range of motion?
- Does it compliment your figure and narrow slightly at the waist?
Once you’ve found your perfect suit, there are a few things you can do to ensure it will stay in pristine condition:
- Dry-clean it as infrequently as possible
- Brush down where possible
- Hang after every use
- Steam to remove wrinkles
- Get a suit bag and store properly
Some stylish suits facts
The smallest tailored evening suit was designed in the UK by John Richmond for He Pingping of China. The jacket was 21 cm tall and the trousers were 46 cm long.
Paul Buchanan from the UK holds the record for the fastest marathon ever completed by someone wearing a suit. Paul completed the epic 26.3 mile run in 3 hours 25 minutes – swift!
The world’s most expensive suits
Brioni Vanquish II, 2009 – £25,000: Made-to-measure and woven from exotic fibres such as Vicuña, Pashmina and Qiviuk
Alexander Amosu, 2009 – £65,000: Same fabric as the Vanquish II, but with 9 diamond buttons set in 18-carat gold and contains 5,000 stitches of platinum and gold threads
Stuart Hughes – R. Jewels Diamond Edition – £600,000: Taking more than 600 hours to produce and made from a blend of Cashmere and silk, it contains over 480 diamonds.