Aside from being heavy drinkers and womanizers, what do Barney Stinson, James Bond and Don Draper have in common? They all look suave, thanks to their ability to wear a suit, which is the trademark of the professional man.

Now you may be thinking to yourself that you’ve never looked anywhere near as dashing as these men when wearing your suit and you’re probably right but not for the reason you’re thinking. If you want to look sharp, smart and put-together then you need to pay attention to the finer details of suit wearing.

Too many men wear a suit improperly and therefore don’t look nearly as good as they can. Common mistakes like wearing pants that are too long, jacket sleeves that are too short, improperly matching your tie to your shirt, using the wrong tie knot are just among a few of the many mistakes you’re possibly making.

But fear not! Read our ultimate suit wearing cheat sheet below so that you can dress to impress and walk into a room allowing your presence to be felt.

The 10 Suit Wearing Rules Every Man Needs to Know

Ten Rules Suit Wearing

Ten Rules to Suit Wearing

Common Suit Features

Mens Suits and Their FeaturesMen's Suit Buttons Men's Suits LapelsMen's Suits SleevesMen's Suits VestsSuit Pockets

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How Your Suit Should Fit

Infographic to Help You Learn How a Suit Should Fit

Visual Guide to How Your Suit Should Fit

How a Suit Should Fit Visual

How to Dress Dapper in the Modern Age
Dress Daper in the Modern Age

Guide to Wearing a Suit

Look stylish with this suit wearing guide

The Discerning Gentleman’s Guide To Suit Tailoring  

A Guide For Men On Suit Tailoring

 

What Type of Cut Suits You?

Suit Cuts

The Perfect Modern Suit

Guide to the Perfect Modern Suit

 

Dressing for the Occasion

Suit wearing by occasion

5 Common Formal Pocket Square Folds for Your Tuxedo

Formal Pocket Square Folds

How to Fold a Pocket Square

How to Fold a Pocket Square

Matching Your Suit, Shirt and Tie Like a Pro

Matching Shirt Suit Tie

Dress Shirt Anatomy

Anatomy of a Dress Shirt

The Perfect White Shirt by Occasion

White Shirt by Occasion

Types of Shirt Collars

the collar types a shirt can have

Picking the Right Shirt Collar by Face Shape

Your face shape determines the shirt collar

Basic Shirt Cuff Types

Basic Shirt Cuffs

Men’s Dress Shirt Alterations

Men's Shirt Alterations

How to Fold a Dress Shirt

How to Fold a Dress Shirt

How to Match Shirt and Tie Patterns

Match patterned shirts and ties

The Correct Way to Wear a Tie

The proper way to wear a tie

Right Classic Tie Knot for Your Face

Right Tie Style for Face Shape

How to Tie a Tie: Classic Knots

How to Tie a Tie Classic Knot

How to Tie a Tie: New Knots

How to Tie a Tie

Simple Guide to Tie Bars

Guide to Tie Bars
Ultimate Guide to the Bowtie

Everything You Need to Know About Bowties

When to Wear These 5 Common Bow Tie Shapes

Five Common Bowtie Shapes

How Pants Should Fit

Dress Pants

 

Men’s Dress Pant Alterations

Men's Dress Pants Altertaions

A Simple Guide to Men’s Belts

Guide to Men's Belts

The Ultimate Guide to Dress Shoes

Ultimate Guide to Dress Shoes

Shoe Jargon Explained

Difference in shoe jargon

Matching Your Dress Shoes and Suit

How to match suits to your suit

How to Fold a Suit

Folding a Suit Jacket Properly

How to Dress like “Mad Men”

How to Dress like Mad Men

Suit Up Like Barney Stinson

How to look like Barney Stinson

How to Dress like Bond, James Bond

How James Bond Wears a Suit

 

History of Men’s Suits

History of Men's Suits

Now that you have a good idea of how to wear a suit as well as how to accessorize, it’s time to go out and make some heads turn. Leave a comment if you have any additional tips or send a photo with you rocking your new look!

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