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Trends in Suits Come and Go

Ever since the male fashion suit, as we know it today has been around, there have been tweaks and changes from year to year.  The bottom line is still that choosing the perfect suit depends on personal taste and preference and body type. The suit trends for 2009 and 2010 are classic and that is a good look in anyone’s books. Besides the trend aspects, there are other considerations when you invest in a new suit and these can make quite a difference to how you look.

Let’s talk buttons

The normal choice in buttons for male fashions suits one, two or three buttons. The number of buttons on a suit jacket has a visual impact and one button makes the wearer appear shorter and more compact, making it only suitable for the very tall.

Two buttons on the other hand gives a slimmer look to the waistline and makes the wearer look taller, so this is always a good choice. The three-button jacket of the 90s are back in fashion and of course it gives the illusion of even greater height, but not a look that is easy to pull off, so only for those with great self-confidence. This brings us to four buttons; yes, those are around at the moment and simply said, they look bad; it’s just too overdone.

Choose your cloth wisely

Male fashion suits come in many different fabrics and your choice of fabric is normally the biggest factor that influences the price. Your fabric selection will often depend on whether you want to wear the suit for many seasons, or if it’s a one-season buy. Wool has always been a clear favorite for durability and comfort. You can never go wrong with wool as long as you look at the thread count [120 – 150]. This ensures a good weave.

Cotton on the other hand is fashionable, airy and looks great in light and dark colors. Take note though, that cotton should always be worn as an informal suit and yes, it will crease quite a lot. Linen simply spells summer and is a great investment for humid climates and stands out in a crowd when worn in cream or white.

These are of course not the only factors that come into consideration when choosing male fashion suits. Mostly though factors such as shoulder padding and lapel styles boil down to what you as the wearer prefer and feel most comfortable with.

Stylish Grey Suit

Stylish Grey Suit

Suit yourself

Suits come in different styles and as such, there are those styles that are in fashion and those that are not. However, unlike styles in other fashion areas, suits for men do not change with the seasons. On the contrary, they often stay the same for years at a time, changing over a period of years instead of seasons. This means that suits can be a really valuable investment for any man and it is well worth spending money on a quality suit.

Male fashion suits for 2009 are changing the face of men’s suits, as we know it. The factors that are causing this change is the global economic crisis and the revival of women’s 1920s and 1930s fashion. It is also worth noting that the time of “manorexic” men is coming to a close and this influences the style of men’s fashion suits for 2009.

Skinny, slim and everything else

The modern suit cut is moving away from the skinny look and more towards a realistic slim look. Think more streamlined than skeletal. This means that finding a suit for the non-skinny parade will be far easier. While many suits may retain an overly slim cut for a while to come, you can still rely on the classic suit cuts to provide you with a sound staple.

One such classic suit is the English suit with its clean, military lines, broad shoulders, trims waits and slender trousers. It is important to find a men’s fashion suit that fits you perfectly, even if you have to have it tailored to your specific measurements and body. Nothing looks quite as out of place as an ill-fitted suit.

Double or nothing

Double breasted suits may not have been the favorite in years gone by because they were mostly meant to hide a fuller masculine figure. Set that idea aside and look out for this year’s double breasted suits that sport a tailored cut that is specifically focused on highlighting a healthy masculine shape.

Patterning and more

Men’s fashion suits come in just as many patterns as there are cuts if not more. Choosing classic patterns for your suit is the best option. Not only do classic patterns offer you timeless sophistication, you are also offered modern suits that look stylish, smart and with the times. Always remember that classics are classics for a very good reason; it’s because they have that x-factor that set them apart from other cuts and styles that simple fade away after the hype is gone.

Male Style Suit

Male Style Suit

Barack Obama – President with Solid Style

Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, has shown the world that even a president can be a style icon. He has a certain swagger about him that is grabbing the attention of men all across the globe. Today I’m going to break down President Obama’s cool but simple style so you can steal his look.

How to Copy Obama’s Fashion

All of Obama’s suits are custom tailored by Hartmarx. Hartmarx is a company that is based in Chicago and is the largest suit manufacturer in the United States. The CEO of the company has even started to exclusively wear Hartmarx suits since Obama is wearing them.

President Obama goes for a simple and classy look. He wears two-button dark colored suits. The material is 97% worsted wool and 3% cashmere. Obama also wears a white dress shirt and a patriotic red or blue tie. The president’s suits are tailored to fit has tall and lanky stature. The most important take away is to try to wear simple dark colored suits that are fitted for your physique.

How to Copy Obama’s Swagger

When I think of Obama’s swagger one word comes to mind, Confidence. Obama has a sense of cool confidence about him that never seems to fade no matter what the circumstance. If you want to copy Obama swag you need to create a cool confidence in yourself and your abilities. Not only will this make you more attractive to women it will also make men follow you lead. Obama also has a good temperament that you should observe. Try not to let emotions get the best of you in any circumstance so you will always seem like you’re in control.

No doubt about it, Barack Obama is one president that we can all take style advice from.


President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama