Colin Hunter, CEO and co-founder of the bespoke menswear brand Alton Lane, says overcomplicating things is one of the biggest mistakes he sees men make with their suits.
He comprehends the battles men confront when looking for garments. That is the reason he quit his job as a management consultant, to open his own menswear company from the point of view of a client who hates to shop.
Alton Lane is in its ninth year of business and has dressed prominent customers including former presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.
As somebody who bargains fundamentally in bespoke men’s suits, Hunter is acclimated with the botches guys make when wearing them.
Addressing Business Insider, Hunter talks about the greatest faux pas he sees all the time:
“We remind our customers a great deal to keep it straightforward, don’t over accessorise or over pattern. Men regularly match bold suits with intense embellishments in a way that is overwhelming. ”
He went on to say,”In case you will have one piece that stands out, constrain it to just one”. On the off chance that you have a fabulous tie or a fun handkerchief, group it with a strong shirt and a strong suit. It’s great to have style that is understated, rather than over the top.”
Men don’t spend enough cash on themselves, which in most cases where they will have to wear a suit on most days of the year, seems odd.
“Investing in your presentation is vital for your career, socially also” he said. Hunter says whatever budget you have, invest in a decent suit that will last.
You can make that suit go far – if it’s the correct style. Build up a wardrobe that is versatile and one that can be dressed up or down accordingly.
In short, make your money go further and look better and don’t ruin it with insane extras that hold no benefits.