How many times have you heard “wear a nice suit” in movies and TV shows? You may have gotten through college without a suit but once you’re entering the real world, having a suit is a must.
In the wise words of Harvey Specter from the critically acclaimed TV show, Suits “people respond to how you dress”; there is a need to look the part when you’re in the real world.
Here’s why every man should have a suit:
1) You’ll need it for interviews
For men, suits are a must-have for job interviews – especially when it’s an office job. Even when you’re aware that the company has a casual dress-code, it is still better to dress to impress. No one is going to look down at you for overdressing; people appreciate the effort. It helps portray you as a professional individual who could possibly represent the company one day.
2) Men who wear suits are more successful
A study California State University, Northridge found that men who regularly wore suits were more successful. Apparently wearing a suit regularly has long-term psychological effects that help them prosper in their careers.
The study consisted of two experiments. In this first, the participants were asked to show up in any outfit of their choice, rate their formality and complete a test. In the second experiment, they were asked to dress formally.
The results showed that when dressed formally, they were better at abstract processing – they were more likely to see the bigger picture. Men with greater abstract processing also respond better to criticism.
3) It can work on all formal occasions
Aside from wearing them at work, suits work for all formal occasions. You can wear them for a friend’s wedding, a formal dinner, to religious ceremonies and even a date.
4) It conveys power and authority
Power-dressing is real! Wearing a tailored 3-piece suit with a tie to match and polished shoes demand power in the in the workplace. If you want to be taken seriously by those around you, get into the habit of wearing suits and see how differently people respond to you.
No suit is complete without a high-quality dress shirt and a well-designed belt. Mark Fred offers premium, hand-crafted belts online that add finesse to all kinds of suits. Each one of their belts consists of a combination of classic and modern styles. All of them are made by hand and crafted to perfection. Since the belts are made are all hand-crafted they can easily be customized to your waist-size.