A Young Man’s Guide To Formal Menswear, Check Out Sujimoto’s Look! 

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Getting dressed can fun for guys too! And there’s one simple trick that, more than any other piece of advice, will guarantee that you’re one of the best-looking guys when you step out for a formal event. Just to keep it classic, timeless and tasteful just like Sujimoto did at the official launch of the Sujimoto brand, last Friday 19th September 2014 at the Wheatbaker hotel,Ikoyi Lagos.

For the event, Sujimoto opted for a dark blue two piece suit with silk lapel which he paired with a white shirt, a matching suede bow tie, a leather Hermes belt and black leather shoes. What do you think of his dapper look?

What most people call formal wear is actually semi-formal, and it means a tuxedo jacket and black-tie outfit.  

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1. The Jacket – Tuxedo-style jacket in plain black with either peaked lapels or a shawl collar. The lapels can be faced in black satin or left the same surface as the jacket, though the former is more traditional and a bit sharper-looking. If you plan on wearing a boutonniere flower (which I recommend), make sure there’s a working buttonhole for it.

2. The Trousers – Matching in the same material as the jacket. There should be a stripe of satin (the same satin that’s on the lapels) down the outside of each trouser leg.

3. The Shirt – Plain white with a stiff vertical band (called a placket) in the center where the sides join. The buttonholes will be holes on both sides, fastened with studs rather than sewn-on buttons. Cuffs should be French-style. The collar can be either a basic point collar (like you would see on most good dress shirts) or the raised wing-style collar with stiff, elevated points.

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4. The Tie – A plain black bow tie. Take the extra five minutes to learn how to tie one yourself, rather than using a clip-on. It’s about as easy as tying your shoes.

5. The Shoes –Go for formal pumps to go with the outfit or plain black dress shoes.

6. Accents – You can usually select your shirt studs and cufflinks from several options. They should either match or be complementing, such as plain black shirt studs and gold-and-black cufflinks. Never mix silver and gold metals in the same outfit.

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Credit: realmenrealstyle.com | Photos: Insignia Media

 

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