You will agree that you look mighty dapper and confident in a well-tailored suit. You feel more attractive and secure in it.

But then, there are a few mistakes you shouldn’t make with a new suit. Here are 5 of such mistakes:

  1. Not cutting the vent threads

Those slits usually found at the back of the jacket are the vents. Cut them as soon you get them if they are sewn together and marked with an X. This is because not cutting them will make your suit material pull around when you sit. Cutting them allows the jacket sit well on you and allows you move with ease while on your seat.

  1. Cutting your pocket threads

Suits come with the pockets sewn shut. There is a reason for this. It is done so you don’t put things in there. They are more of a fashion statement as them staying flat against your frame makes them look better as well as when standing on the rail. Putting things in there stretches the jacket out of shape, quickly turning it into “a coat”.

The only pocket you should open as a guy should be the breast pocket, for your pocket squares if you are one who wears them a lot. Make room for just silk and nothing more.

  1. Leaving the functioning cuff buttons undone

Wearing a well-tailored suit? Do up all your cuff buttons. Don’t leave anyone undone including the functioning ones, no matter the reason. Even though most times, leaving that button undone, usually the first when going up your arm, shows everyone what kind of suit it is and how much it costs. there is no need to show off. Everyone who sees you will know if your suit is well-made or not.

  1. Leaving shoulder stitches

These stitches are usually used to make adjustments to the suit so it would fit the male body properly. When permanent adjustments have been made, they are removed. Some brands do not remove these stitches. When they don’t, some people see them and leave them there, saying  “Well, the manufacturers know why they left it there”. Some who find it weird, just rip them off and this could lead to ripping the surrounding fabric. Snip the thread at the middle and tug out gently from both ends. This would work well.

  1. Ironing the suit material directly

While you may be a big fan of wearing well-pressed clothes (nothing bad in that), it is a big no-no to iron your suit after wearing it. Yes, it has been in the car all day, at the backseat and it has creases all over it. It’s tempting to bring out the iron, but then applying direct heat to suit fabric flattens its fabrics and make them grow shiny. Remember that suit that ended up looking dull and had weird patches that didn’t quite look like your suit at all? That happened as a result of you ironing it directly.

The best way to protect your suit material is to let gravity do what it knows how to do best. Make things come down. Hang your jacket in the closet on a well-shouldered hanger and eventually, the creases will come off in about 24 hours. If it doesn’t you run a steam iron over the arms and legs. Don’t iron the chest. Doing so can destroy the glues used in keeping it in place.

Avoiding the above as well as using the correct hangers for your suits will sure make you look much more dapper and keep you away from receiving weird looks.

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