The Suit Shirt
The Suit Shirt. Will My Shirt Suitably Suit My Suit
As the old saying goes, clothes maketh the man. Nothing can be more important than the suit he wears, but it must be worn with the correct accessories of shoes, tie etc.
Of these accessories, it's the shirt (or rather, the correct shirt) which can have the greatest affect in enhancing the overall look of your chosen ensemble. The shirt must be a perfect match for men's suits to appear as intended. If not, the whole look can be ruined.
Firstly though, I am going to make the assumption that you are to be wearing a tie, and that your shirt will be buttoned up correctly. Often nowadays, celebrities try to appear 'hip' by unbuttoning their shirts a few inches and loosening their ties. Sadly, this merely diminishes the prospect of being taken seriously. This style is often now being attempted by the not so young individual in a vain attempt to appear more youthful. It doesn't work. Nobody is fooled.
Its not difficult to match perfectly your suit and shirt. Once you own just a couple of suits and a few carefully chosen shirts you can dress perfectly for almost any occasion. Here are a few guiding principles.
- Solid colored Suits: Shirts with thin strips for business.
- Black Suit: Pastel shades of yellow, blue, beige and white.
- Brown or Tan Suit: Pale blue, pink or off-white.
- Navy Suit: Pale pink, pale blue, navy blue or white.
- Pin Stripe or Pattern Suit: Solid color / plain shirts are the best option.
- White Suit: Pastel color shirts, pale pink, pale blue, maroon or navy blue.
It may appear at first, that we are paying too much attention to being immaculately dressed, and not enough to simply looking smart. However, we are so often judged on our appearance. First impressions count as they say, and if you have not given off a favorable first impression you are already behind.
Of course, these words are of particular importance in the world of business. You simply must make a favorable impression right away. Wearing the correctly matched suit shirt will strengthen the impression you are hoping to convey.
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