Suit Up: A Guide On Stepping Up Your Suit Game


As Barney Stinson so rightly said: “nothing suits me like a suit”. There is always an occasion for a suit. Heading out with the lads? Suit up. Going on a first date? Suit up. Feel like standing out from the crowd? Suit up. However, after some time (especially if you’re a regular suiter-upper) your suits can begin to fade into the background, and no longer make you turn heads as you walk past. All is not lost though, as there are ways of stepping up your suit game for all occasions. Check it out:

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First date

Some say that wearing a suit on a first date comes across as trying too hard, and can also make you look pretentious. In our minds, this is totally wrong. What’s wrong with dressing your best when you’re about to meet someone for the first time? Why shouldn’t you show yourself through the way that you dress? It’s actually a fact that some women are instantly more attracted to a man that’s wearing a suit, because it shows authority and a strong mind. How can you step up your suit game here? Keep it simple. Pressed shirt, tie and a matching pocket square will do the job nicely. Want to casual it up a bit? Opt for skinny fit trousers and pair it with some loafers and you’ll be on your way.


This is the one occasion where you kind of have to step up your suit game, as many other men and women will be doing exactly the same thing. You want to look back on pictures and think to yourself “yeah, I looked amazing, and I felt it too”. For a wedding you want to go full on with the details of your suit. So that means waistcoat, bow tie, Deakin & Francis silver cufflinks, belt and aviators to really finish off your look. Just remember not to be that guy that relaxes his look once the wedding photos have been taken, because there’s always someone lingering with a camera!

Out on the town

Getting ready for a night out on the town with the lads is now easier than ever. While it’s totally fine to dress casually on a night out, suits still take the game to a whole new level. The great thing about this occasion though, is that you can dial down your suit a little so that you come across as super casual, but still look sharp as hell. Lose the tie and unbutton a few of your top buttons for a really easy yet effective look for a night out on the town! Pair it with a super relaxed hair style and a bit of stubble and your look will be complete!


Finally, there’s always a need for a suit at work if you’re in the right kind of industry. Obviously a man working on a building site does not need to wear a suit. However, if you work in an office, even if it’s not required you should continue wearing suits because it shows professionalism and keeps you looking your best. Stick to pinstripe or darker but plain colours for your suit to get the working look right. Pair it with a super snazzy watch and your all set to go!

Try out these ideas with your suits so that you can really step up your suit game and stand out from the crowd. If you don’t already, suit up!