How to Suit Up | Men’s Fashion Tips | Doctor Mike

How to Suit Up | Men’s Fashion Tips | Doctor Mike

Hey, guys! A well fitted suit is something every man should have in his wardrobe so today I thought I’d share with you my top tips on how to suit up with style. If you’d like to see more men’s fashion tips, drop me a line in the comments below! Let me know what you thought of the video and what type of men’s fashion tips you’d like to see next. Subscribe for new videos every Sunday ▶

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(upbeat music) – People always ask me questions about the suits that I am wearing and I want to take the time out to make a video dedicated to just that. Picking out the perfect suit and dressing it up to perfection. First things first, fit is king. Doesn't matter what brand you're wearing. Doesn't matter how much
you spent on your suit, if it doesn't fit, it's a bad suit. I see a lot of guys getting a suit that's one size too big and the result of that is the shoulders of the suit flop over
your natural shoulders and you get this dent. An easy way to check if the suit
shoulder fits you right is to go up against the wall. Your suit should make
contact with the wall first followed by your shoulder. If there's any bunching of fabric in between that your suit is too big. If your shoulder hits the wall first before the fabric of the suit the suit is too tight. It's important that you are able to comfortably cross your arms without tearing the
fabric across your back. Moving on down the suit, you want to make sure the fit at the stomach is right too. The way you check that is you button the top button of the
suit and slide your hand in between that button.
If your hand feels too tight in that area, it's possible your suit is too small. Or if there's way too much room in there, your suit is likely too big. The fabric of the jacket should drape the natural contour of your arms without bunching up,
being too tight or loose. The length of the sleeve is also crucial. You want to be comfortable
showing at least a 1/4 to 1/2 an inch of
your shirt below your suit. This is one of those alterations that needs to be done by a tailor. Because anatomically, we're all different, we're not symmetrical. One arm can be longer than the other. It's been debated how long your suit should be and really there's a simple answer to this. You want your suit to fall somewhere between your wrist and the middle of your thumb. But, most importantly, it has to cover your bottom. So we talked about the jacket of the suit, now let's talk about the pants. First, you want to make sure the waist of the pants fit your properly. How do you find your natural waist? Well take 3 fingers and place them right below your belly button. And that's your natural waist. That's where your suit pants should fit. These aren't jeans,
these aren't sweat pants so don't let them sink too low. Your suits pants should fit comfortably without the need for a belt. In fact, the best quality suit pants are made without belt loops. They're made with little hinges and attachments on the sides
to make small changes in case you gain a pound or two. The suit fabric should naturally drape the contour of your legs without being too loose or snug. Now, let's talk about the length of the pants. There is some flexibility in deciding how you want the hem
of your pants to look. You can go for no break, half break, or a full break. I think the perfect look falls somewhere between a half break or no break at all. Because when you go for a full break, you get that ugly crease in your shins and doesn't make the suit look flattering. Now, let's talk about the details which can really bring your
personality to light. Starting from top to bottom, let's look at the lapels. Three most popular
variations of the lapel is the Notch Lapel which is the classic one you see on most suits. Then you have the Peak Lapel which is the one I am wearing now. A little bit more formal,
little bit more flashy. Then you have the Shawl Collar which is something you see traditionally at more formal events,
like award shows or galas. But throw all those rules out the window. If you feel like one of those lapels matches your personality
or your look best, don't be afraid to try it. Give it a go and see if it works with your outfit. Let's talk about the buttons of the suit. We are going to be talking about single breasted suits only, leaving the double breasted suits behind. The most important part to remember, is do not button the bottom button. That's like a tongue twister. But seriously, don't
button the bottom button. I recommend going with the two buttons. It's classic, it works on all styles. You can wear it to a formal event. You can make it less formal by dressing it down with some jeans. Good quality suits have functioning or working buttons. Believe it or not, functioning buttons have a medical history. They use to be called surgeons buttons because when surgeons had to run to the operating room, they would unbutton their sleeves, roll
them up and go to work. It's true. A part of the part suit you probably never paid attention to before is the vents. It's the back side of your suit but it's equally as important as all the other details. Suits have three options you can go for for the vents. You have no vent, the single vent down the middle or double vents on the sides. I strongly recommend going for the double vent because when you sit down the flap in the middle
actually covers your bottom and doesn't make
you look like a fool. Going with the flat front
pant with no pleats. Please, no pleats. The last detail of the
suit you can work on is either getting a cuff or no cuff at the bottom of your pant leg. Really the choice here is yours. Now, let's talk about the color and fabric of suits.
If you're getting your first suit, you should
definitely get a suit that is going to be
multi-purpose that you can wear to weddings and
you can wear to events, that you can wear to
work. And, a navy suit for that fits all occasions. If you already have a few suits and you're looking to buy more, there's two things you
should really focus on. That's your skin tone and the season. If it's winter, you want
to go with something heavier, like a wool or even a corduroy. If it's summer, you want
to go for light fabrics, like cotton, linen, or even a even a very thin, fine wool. When talking about color, for the summer you want bright colors that pop and make a statement. But for the winter and the fall, you want brown tones,
navy tones, dark tones. It just generally looks good with the light of that season. (soothing music) Underneath your suit, I believe there's only two options that
you can really go for. That is a T-shirt or a dress shirt. Wearing a T-shirt is a great way to dress down a suit and making it a little bit less formal but still looking very well dressed. The type of T-shirt I normally go for is either white or black V neck tee. It keeps the lines of the suit looking very crisp, doesn't take away from the suit but still allows you to look very well dressed, very
proper and very sharp. Make sure that it is a slim fit T-shirt, not too much fabric
bunching up down the middle. And also that it is not too long. You don't want your shirt to be longer than your suit, that
just makes it look messy. Dress shirts; let's not
get too complicated here. You want a shirt that fits really well, snug, but not causing
any kind of creasing, no pulling on the
buttons. Most importantly, you want a shirt that's long enough so it stays neatly tucked
in to your pants all day. You want to get a semi spread collar. It's the collar that
works with pretty much anything; tie or no tie. Avoid getting a collar that buttons down. It doesn't look good with a suit. Just go for the classic,
two button barrel cuff. No need for french cuffs. No need for cufflinks right now. Start off by getting a quality collection of basic shirts first
and then you can start exploring and finding
out what works for you. What do I think about undershirts? I don't think you need
them, get rid of them. They never look good, they make your mid section look heavy. And some people say it prevents a sweat stain from going
on the dress shirt, but that doesn't happen. In fact, I think they make you more hot, more sweaty, there's no
benefit to an undershirt. Ties, make sure that when
you're wearing a tie, it doesn't go past your belt and it doesn't sit too high up on you torso because it's gonna make you look bad. Also, when selecting
the color of your tie, make sure it fits the color palette of your suit and your dress shirt. I also opt for a tie bar. Not only do I think it looks great, but it also keeps your
tie in the same place all day without falling to either side. What's the deal with pocket squares? Well I think pocket squares are great. They allow you to show more personality, add more color to your wardrobe. A lot of people think
that your pocket square needs to match your tie or your dress shirt perfectly.
But that's not true. It can be that perfect
little accent of color that you don't expect. But, again, it should stay in the same color palette that your tie, suit, and dress shirt are in. There are a million ways
to fold your pocket square. But I like to keep it simple
as I do with most things. So I either go for the conservative square or if I'm feeling very fashionable, I'll go for the 4 point look. Time to figure out what
kind of sock to wear. Here's a place for you to show even more personality. Get some crazy colored socks. You really should only be seeing your socks when you're seated. So, it's okay to get a
really flashy color here. For me, because I have big calves, if I wear regular socks,
they'll cause the fabric of my suit to bunch up
and it won't look great. I wear super low, no show socks. Also, you're going to be wearing a loafer, don't be afraid to go sock less, especially in the summer. You can tell a lot about a man by looking at his shoes. As long as they match the color palette of your suit, and they're great quality, you'll be all set. Fashion has no boundaries, there's really no limit to your creativity. These are simply my rules that I think can help you look your best. We've covered a lot of ground. Did you get all that? Are you read to get suited up? If not, leave your questions down below. I'll get back to you. If you have someone in your life that you
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49 thoughts on “How to Suit Up | Men’s Fashion Tips | Doctor Mike

  1. One time we missed our flight from Kauai back to Washington state, because there had been severe flooding on the island after a deluge. When we were finally able to fly out that evening the airline ticket agent apologized for the inconvenience. I expressed to her it was no problem, my only concern for for the residents affected by the flood. She so much appreciated my reply, she gave us complimentary cocktail drink coupons. She appreciated my comments because others had complained about how the flood interrupted their vacation, with no concern for the impact on the residents of the island. Sad.

  2. If you own a handsome face like him, with medical profession, a good dresser at that, and communicates well! So what else do you need to ask the world for?

  3. Hi Doc Mike, I'm a Tailor based in Bath in the UK. This is very Italian in suit style and indeed fit. However I feel the jacket is too tight for you. You create a pucker from the break point (first button) to the shouler where the lapels don't sit against your chest as the lines follow up. Your chest size is too small in the jackest as well, you have some quite bad pulling under the arm where your shoulders are trying to pull forward. I think perhaps the arm hole is to high for the relative ratio of your pectoral muscles as well which will be another reason why you see this puckering. Your skirt (the bottom tail on the front and vent) is too short for how low your breakpoint is and is making you look too squashed and small or as if your jacket is too small for you. Your trousers are far too tapered for the break that you wear. These are suit trousers not skinny jeans, you get bunching at the knee and ride up away from the show (I can see this from the photos you show in between your direct address) this would be remedied if you relaxed the taper by a 1/2-1 inch so it had some more slack to fall correctly, or alternatively finish your trouser higher. They are supposed to be an uniterupted straight drape from thigh to show, and yours don't do this. Also the 'cuffs' you refer to on the trouser finish are called turn ups in the UK but I'm not sure what they are widely refered to in the US. Your trouser waist and seat are both too smal and are restricting you, I can see already some hold up on the back of thigh where you're forcing the crease out the trouser and it is being bunched up around your ass. It's actually quite hilairious you say no pleats because you are exactly the build that would benefit from a double pleated trouser as it would accomidate your back side and give you an extra inch in the seat so the drape would be correct and you would stop forcing the crease out. The peak lapel is only refered to as 'flashy' due to it's long standing history of being the lapel of choice for all formal engagement dress (morning coats, tail coats etc…). Shawl lapel are not historically formal use lapels, they originated in the victorian era on smoking jackets which were a type of casual home dress for retreating to the drawing room for a cigar.

    I wish not to criticise you I merely can't help but notice the 'flaws' I would pick out in your suits as you would in a similar way, I'm sure, pick out the 'flaws' in mine. We both have different schools of thought for suiting, yours the new Italian wave of the 21st century and mine the classic British tailoring rules (which have been pretty much unchanged since the 1920s). So there we go, interesting to see how others choose to dress a suit and see what they wear it like also.

    Just a little question left to ask, who makes your suits for you or are they rack bought and then you get them altered?

  4. i have seen 4 or 5 videos for suits tips. in all of those videos, the advisors themselves are wearing either wrong combinations or poor fittings. u r the one am seeing to be perfectly suited up compared to the other guys

  5. What if you are fat and not every part of your body are not equal? I broke my back and didn't do training for 3 years and now I'm fat.

  6. Good info. Would say wear an under shirt. If you use deodorant it will stain the shirt also you dont want people seeing your hairy stomach through your buttons. Opt for a v neck that has a color hue close to the shirt your wearing.

  7. What advice do you have to dress on a budget? I’m a student and I dont earn a lot of money yet I want to dress smart.

  8. ''trendy" dull and repetitive italian navy blue suits that men wear to work along with fugly italian brown leather shoes with those banana-like twisted tips! You don't look professional or formal with them, you look like mama dressed you after letting you suck on her titties for millk

  9. No pleats on pants if definitely a personal preference. Many guys across all ages pull them off and I have single pleats in my navy suit also.

  10. What if you need suspenders? Belts don't work at all for me-skinny ass and a bit of belly. And of course the no belt pants you show wouldn't stay up.

  11. Wow your wearing your watch wrong… it’s supposed to go under your cuff, on inch from the top of you wrist

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