Five Fantastic Suit Finishers

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Posted on: 31 December 2013 by Isobel Summers

Whether you’re attending a New Year party, going to the theatre, opera or for a meal, chances are you’re going to want to wear a suit. The problem is that it’s all too easy for us to get stuck in the same old routine, wearing the same suit time and time again. You might mix up your shirt and tie every now and again, but that’s about it. Fortunately, there are a few ways that you can improve the look of your getup without spending a lot of money.

Tie Clip

Tie clips (also known as tie bars) are a great way of making your appearance look neater. Available in numerous styles and colours, they are an ideal way of giving you a smart and formal look. It’s recommended that you choose a metal of a similar colour to your belt if wearing one. The best advice for height is that it should be placed between the third and fourth buttons on your shirt.

Pocket Square

For casual events, nothing beats a funky pocket square. Many men enjoy having a mis-matched but complimentary combination of square and tie, and if you’re going to match them, make sure that they’re made from the same material. Two slightly different shades rarely look good next to each other.

Cufflinks

Cufflinks are your chance for a bit of self-expression. An interesting or novel pair is always a great conversation starter, and there are literally thousands to choose from. Film or football related cufflinks are always fun. You can also have them engraved with initials or custom images, which is especially good if you’re going to a memorable event such as a wedding.

Buttonhole

If you’re going to a formal event, then a flower in your buttonhole is probably the ultimate suit finisher. Real, fresh flowers are always the best choice, and can be difficult to get hold of a short notice, but they’re well worth it. As with pocket squares, if you’re at a casual event with no colour scheme, it’s better to choose a flower that contrasts with your tie.

Armbands

Shirt armbands often conjure up images of saloon proprietors in old western films, or bank tellers from several decades ago, but you’ll be interested to know that they’re very much back in fashion. While they’re primarily functional; designed to keep your sleeves at the right length, they’re quite stylish too.

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