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Last Updated on November 14, 2017

The Ultimate Suit Wearing Cheat Sheet Every Man Needs

The Ultimate Suit Wearing Cheat Sheet Every Man Needs

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

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          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

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                                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

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                                                  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

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                                                                      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!

                                                                                    Featured photo credit: Nejron Photo /Shutterstock via shutterstock.com

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                                                                                    How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

                                                                                    How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

                                                                                    Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

                                                                                    If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

                                                                                    1. Breathe

                                                                                    The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

                                                                                    • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
                                                                                    • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
                                                                                    • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

                                                                                    Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

                                                                                    2. Loosen up

                                                                                    After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

                                                                                    Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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                                                                                    3. Chew slowly

                                                                                    Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

                                                                                    Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

                                                                                    Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

                                                                                    4. Let go

                                                                                    Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

                                                                                    The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

                                                                                    It’s not. Promise.

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                                                                                    Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

                                                                                    Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

                                                                                    21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

                                                                                    5. Enjoy the journey

                                                                                    Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

                                                                                    Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

                                                                                    6. Look at the big picture

                                                                                    The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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                                                                                    Will this matter to me…

                                                                                    • Next week?
                                                                                    • Next month?
                                                                                    • Next year?
                                                                                    • In 10 years?

                                                                                    Hint: No, it won’t.

                                                                                    I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

                                                                                    Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

                                                                                    7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

                                                                                    You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

                                                                                    Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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                                                                                    8. Practice patience every day

                                                                                    Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

                                                                                    • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
                                                                                    • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
                                                                                    • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

                                                                                    Final thoughts

                                                                                    Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

                                                                                    Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

                                                                                    Featured photo credit: Brooke Cagle via unsplash.com

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