Infographic: How to dress dapper in the modern age

Off-the-rack can’t compare with the bespoke tradition of having high quality, personalized goods made to your exact specifications. So, the website CustomMade has teamed up with Ghergich & Co. to create a useful guide that teaches us how to dress dapper in the modern age. To look dapper yourself, check out the infographic below.

How to dress dapper in the modern age

Things to remember when dressing dapper

  • A good suit should hug your shoulders.
  • Your jacket should contour to your body.
  • Suit sleeves should end just above the hinges of your wrists.
  • Your pant legs should touch the top of your shoes, not bunch.

Fabric by season

Wool: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter
Flannel: Winter
Cotton: Spring, Summer, and Fall
Linen: Summer

Suit patterns

Twill: Fabric weaved into diagonal lines
Houndstooth: Series of jagged broken checks
Herringbone: Altered diagonal line making a ‘V’ pattern
Glenurquhart Check: Small checkers alternating with large checkers
Windowpane: Fine lines create large, open squares
Pinstripe: Regularly spaces, fine strips of a lighter colour than the fabric

Dapper attire

Casual Cocktail Attire: Wear a suit jacket and a shirt with or without a tie and dress pants. Alternatively, you can wear a tuxedo jacket and light-coloured shirt without a tie.

Formal Cocktail Attire: You should wear a suit jacket, shirt and tie (unless requested otherwise), a waistcoat and trousers.

Daytime Event: Nothing too formal; a shirt and dress pants with blazer and tie optional.

Semi Formal Attire: Try a dark grey, charcoal, or navy blue suit jacket to go with your shirt and trousers. Tie is optional.

Formal Attire: A tuxedo jacket, shirt, waistcoat, trousers and a tie or bow tie.

Want more tips on style? Check out seven ways to look like the perfect gentleman.


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