If you need to buy a business suit for work but only have enough money for a cost-effective one, here are some tricks that you can use to make this affordable piece of menswear look more expensive.
Get it tailored
One of the key differences between designer business suits and everyday, inexpensive ones, is the way in which they fit. The cut of the former tends to be very flattering and stylish; a high-end business suit will often skim the contours of a man's physique in a way that complements its best features. Less expensive suits sometimes lack this 'wow factor', because whilst they look smart and presentable, they do not fit quite as perfectly as their pricier counterparts.
If you have noticed that the business suit you have bought is, for example, a bit loose in the arm area or that the trousers are slightly too long, then you should consider getting the suit tailored. A tailor could take in the jacket to ensure that the arms of the suit fit your body better and could increase the size of the hem on the trousers so that they do not gather around your shoes, but instead sit neatly around your ankles. Using a tailor's services could have a huge impact on how good this inexpensive suit looks and won't cost you very much at all.
Iron and dry-clean it regularly
It is important to make clothing maintenance a big part of your weekly routine if your business suit is inexpensive. The reason for this is that affordably-priced men's clothing tends to be made out of fabrics which are not as hardy as the higher-end ones. If the material that your business suit is made from it quite thin, for example, then it might wrinkle more easily than a designer one that is made from a thicker fabric. As such, you will need to iron it more often and more thoroughly.
Additionally, you may need to get it dry-cleaned instead of tossing it into the washing machine as the latter is gentler on clothing fabrics and will not lead to their rapid bobbling, fading or distortion, even if the fabrics in question are not of the highest quality. Because of this, this form of washing should keep your business suit in excellent condition for considerably longer than if you laundered it in your washing machine, where the fabric would be roughly spun and saturated with colour-fading detergents.
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