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Things to Consider When Choosing a Tailored Suit

Things to Consider When Choosing a Tailored Suit

Every man needs a suit, and if you’re a businessman, then you need a tailored suit. However, not every man knows how to choose the right suit and ends up wasting money on one which doesn’t look right. I believe when shopping for the right suit, you need to consider a few very important things. Knowing what to look for will take you a long way. I decided to do some research and came up with a list of factors which will help you choose a well-designed tailored suit. We’ll be exploring –

  • General knowledge
  • Measurements
  • Adapt to changing trends
  • Comfort always
  • Listen to your tailor

General Knowledge

That’s right! Nowadays, there are so many magazines on fashion that you should read through. Not only are you getting a great sense of style from them, but they provide advice. You’ll learn about changing trends, and what matters when choosing the right suit. You’ll gain knowledge on the best stores to visit and see people dressed in various combinations. Pay close attention to the pictures in the magazine because some may hit a cord with you, and you can put the same color combination together.

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Measurements Matter

I know people who refuse to be measured each time they go in to purchase a suit. Remember, it doesn’t take long for your body to shift sizes so always get your measurements done when it’s time to buy. You’ll be surprised what you learn about yourself when getting measured. I remember there was a 1-month gap between purchases for me, and I had jumped up a size which completely shocked me.

Getting measured when getting custom tailored suits made for yourself is even more important because suits only look amazingly good when everything is perfectly fitted.

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Changing Trends

Old timers find it very hard to shift styles because they are so used to the dark suit, light shirt mentality. However, we are in a time where designers are pushing the envelope in terms of material, colors, and fit. Try something new the next time you go shopping for a tailored suit. Trying different things also says a lot about your personally. It can help with the next deal you try to close. One method I use to find how trends are changing is by skimming online and visiting different sites. It’s a great way to view popular items. Some sites offer the ability for you to order a test suit for measurement verification. Here’s a site showing you how to test your custom tailored suits.

It’s important not to go completely out of your comfort zone but start by choosing different colors and dress shirt designs.

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Comfort Always

Depending on the type of work you’re in, you’ll either be moving around a lot or you’ll completely stagnant at your desk. However, this shouldn’t matter because you always need to feel comfortable in your suit especially when you wear them every day. Choose a suit which fits just right and doesn’t make you feel congested. The more uncomfortable you are, the more it will affect your work going forward.

Listen to your Tailor

The one reason I love my tailor is because they have been around for years and dealt with hundreds of customers. This means they’ve sold custom suits to different preferences, body sizes, and people with limited budgets. If you don’t listen to the creative criticism from your tailor, you should, because they know what looks good on you. They know your personality and what represents your vision (if you have one).

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Final Thoughts

The fashion industry changes quickly and your style should change with it. Custom suits represent your personality and show a different level of class not found in ordinary jeans. The next time you are shopping for a tailored suit, use the tips above to ensure you find one that’s perfect for you. This means finding one which is comfortable, trendy, fits perfectly and represents you.

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Last Updated on May 17, 2019

This Is What Happens When You Move Out Of the Comfort Zone

This Is What Happens When You Move Out Of the Comfort Zone

The pursuit of worthwhile goals is a part of what makes life enjoyable. Being able to set a goal, then see yourself progress towards achieving that goal is an amazing feeling.

But do you know the biggest obstacle for most people trying to achieve their goals, the silent dream killer that stops people before they ever even get started? That obstacle is the comfort zone, and getting stuck there is bound to derail any efforts you make towards achieving the goals you’ve set for yourself.

If you want to achieve those goals, you’ll have to break free from your comfort zone. Let’s take a look at how your life will change once you build up the courage to leave your comfort zone.

What Is the Comfort Zone?

The comfort zone is defined as “a behavioural state within which a person operates in an anxiety-neutral condition, using a limited set of behaviours to deliver a steady level of performance.”

What stands out to me the most about that definition is the last part: “using a limited set of behaviours to deliver a steady level of performance.” How many successful people do you know who deliver a steady level of performance?

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The goal in life is to continually challenge yourself, and continually improve yourself. And in order to do that, you have move out of your comfort zone. But once you do, your life will start to change in ways you could never have imagined. I know because it’s happening right now in my own life.

Here’s what I’ve learned.

1. You will be scared

Leaving your comfort zone isn’t easy. In fact, in can be downright terrifying at times, and that’s okay. It’s perfectly normal to feel a little trepidation when you’re embarking on a journey that forces you to try new things.

So don’t freak out or get overwhelmed when you feel yourself getting a little scared. It’s perfectly normal and all part of the process. What’s important is that you don’t let that fear hold you back. You must continue to take action in the face of fear.

That’s what separates winners from losers.

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2. You will fail

Stepping out of your comfort zone means you’re moving into uncharted territory. You’re trying things that you’ve never tried before, and learning things you’ve never learned before.

That steep learning curve means you’re not going to get everything right the first time, and you will eventually fail when you move out of your comfort zone. But as long as the failures aren’t catastrophic, it can actually be a good thing to fail because …

3. You will learn

Failure is the best teacher. I’ve learned more from each one of my failures than I have from each one of my successes. When you fail small, and fail often, you rapidly increase the rate at which you learn new insights and skills. And that new knowledge, if applied correctly, will eventually lead to your success.

4. You will see yourself in a different way

Once you move out of your comfort zone, you immediately prove to yourself that you’re capable of achieving more than you thought was possible. And that will change the way you see yourself.

Moving forward, you’ll have more confidence in yourself whenever you step out of your comfort zone, and that increased confidence will make it more likely that you continue to step outside your comfort zone. And each time you do, you’ll prove to yourself again and again what you’re really capable of.

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5. Your peers will see you in a different way

Whether we want to admit or not, people judge other people. And right now, people view you in a certain way, and they have a certain idea of what you’re capable of. That’s because they’ve become accustomed to seeing you operate in your comfort zone.

But once you move out of your comfort zone, you’ll prove to other people, as well, that you’re capable of much more than you’ve shown in the past.

The increased confidence other people place in you will bring about more opportunities than ever before.

6. Your comfort zone will expand

The good thing about the comfort zone is that it’s flexible and malleable. With each action you take outside of your comfort zone, it expands. And once you master that new skill or action, it eventually becomes part of your comfort zone.

This is great news for you because it means that you can constantly increase and improve upon the behaviors that you’re comfortable with. And the more tools and skills you have at your disposal, the easier it will be to achieve your goals.

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7. You will increase your concentration and focus

When you’re living inside of your comfort zone, the bulk of your actions are habitual: automatic, subconscious, and requiring limited focus.

But once you move out of your comfort zone, you no longer rely on those habitual responses. You’re forced to concentrate and focus on the new action in a way you never do in your comfort zone.

8. You will develop new skills

Moving out of your comfort zone requires that you develop new skills. One of the many benefits you’ll experience is that you’ll be stepping away from the “limited set of behaviors” and start to develop your ability and expertise in new areas.

Living inside of your comfort zone only requires a limited skill set, and those skills won’t contribute much to your success. Once you can confidently step outside of your comfort zone and learn a new skill, there’s no limit to how much you can achieve.

9. You will achieve more than before

With everything that happens once you move out of your comfort zone, you’re naturally going to achieve more than ever before.

Your increased concentration and focus will help you develop new skills. Those new skills will change the way you see yourself, encouraging you to step even further out of your comfort zone.

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