There might be particular forms of clothing that go in and out of fashion in a somewhat fickle way, but you never have to worry about looking behind the times when you invest in a suit. Even rebellious types, like rock stars, can often be seen sporting a smart two-piece.
Nonetheless, you should probably resist opting for what one careers expert has, for The Guardian , called the "shiny suit" . MyJobMatcher CEO Chris Smith describes it as "made of a cloth that looks like it could coat a frying pan"; for a job interview, you should choose a suit that is more subdued in hue.
Stick with colours that are dark and sober; however, there remains a danger of mismatching. Be careful not to mix black and brown; it would be a blunder to match a black jacket with brown trousers, for instance. Meanwhile, your tie should visually complement the rest of your attire; to this end, you could benefit from a tie that has a single colour and no patterns.
Even when aiming for work somewhere that is very dressed-down, denim is a risky material to wear at interview. GQ advises : "If the office is year-round casual, keep things on the smart side of dressed-down by wearing a suit with a solid-coloured T-shirt and trainers (preferably box-fresh) instead." It's another example of the amazing versatility that having a suit can afford you.
Make yourself look good for the interview and you can be far more than just eye candy. Should you be impressed by what you see when you look in the mirror, you will feel great and, as a result, be much likelier to excel in the interview.
Smith advises that, whatever choices of clothing on which you ultimately settle, you should "start with a fairly safe, uncomplicated canvas and add a splash, but no more, of your own personality with a well-chosen accessory." We at Fielding & Nicholson can help you to do all of this.
We can carefully craft a business suit that looks professional while remaining an accurate reflection of you. As for accessorising, we enable you to choose from bespoke ties - the silks, lengths, and widths of which can be customised - and luxury leather goods, including suit carriers and business card holders, provided by Troubadour. Book an appointment with us to get up and running.
There is an impressive breadth of ways in which a suit can be accessorised; however, accessories aren't always suitable on all occasions where wearing a suit would be. You could make a major faux pas if you fail to heed this advice; therefore, it's worth educating yourself about what is appropriate and when. With the following tips, you can make the right impression in key situations.
Winter can be a testing season - not least as there can often be ice to scrape off the car, train cancellations due to brutal weather, and much greater difficulty in keeping warm. However, for this time of year, finding attire that keeps the cold at bay while still looking smart does not necessarily have to be arduous.
Here are three particular style elements that can prove especially effective during those colder months and, here at Fielding & Nicholson, we can put into clothing for you.
Besides being a good sales tactic(!) there is a very good reason for buying an extra pair of trousers when you purchase your bespoke suit.
Want to look your best this winter? Then read on to discover our top tips for men’s wear style this autumn/winter season. It’s all about the fabric and the cut, so it’s time to get your wardrobe in order.
Want to step out in style? Then step into our new showroom in Shoreditch. We’re pleased to announce that our new showroom has opened for business.
If you’ve been disappointed with the cut, fit or quality of the suits you’ve purchased in the past, then make your way to Fielding and Nicholson. Step through our doors, and you’ll find a range of handmade off the peg suits, a fitting room, our cutting table and a plethora of fabrics from which to choose a custom made suit. Our skilled tailoring team will also be on hand to assist you.