So you’ve decided to purchase a new suit to celebrate landing your dream job. You even got it tailored so that it could fit your body just right!
Now you can’t wait to throw it on and be the best dressed man in the room, but slow down big fella, you’re not quite ready yet.
Here are 3 things that you should do before you even wear your new suit to make sure you don’t look like a style novice, even if you are!
1. Cut The Threads. For some reason a lot of guys leave the house wearing their brand new suit without removing the vent threads. It’s actually one of my pet peeves, but I’ve realized most guys either don’t notice it, or they just think the thread is supposed to be there. However, those vent threads also known as tack stitching, is only there to ensure your suit doesn’t get damaged during the manufacturing and shipping process.
Before your suit ends up on the rack of your favorite retailer or department store, it passes through several different machines to get packaged. Therefore, in order to prevent anything from getting snagged or damaged, manufacturers add a tack stitch for extra protection. Suit jacket vents and sleeves are usually always tack stitched!
Fortunately, it’s extremely easy to remove the tack stitching. I usually just use my seam ripper to get the job done but you can also use a small scissor as well. Just be careful not to cut the fabric!
2. Open Your Pockets. Did you ever purchase a new suit and wonder why all of the pockets were sewn shut?
Well it’s essentially the same tack stitching that manufacturers do for your jacket vents and sleeves. Usually all of the jacket pockets will be sewn shut even the chest pocket, but trust me they are all meant to be opened and used.
How else would you be able to throw your favorite pocket square in there?
Fortunately the same rules apply here, use a seam ripper or a small scissor to cut the threads. You can also ask your tailor to do it for you instead!
3. Get A Quality Hanger. Last but certainly not least, make sure you purchase a quality hanger for your new suit. Sometimes your suit might already come with a quality suit hanger. Unfortunately, often times they do not and you’re basically setting your self up for failure if you hang your suit on a cheap plastic hanger.
When it comes to keeping your tailored suits looking great, shoulder support is essential.
Therefore, a quality hanger suit hanger, like the one pictured above, has wider shoulders to preserve the shape and drape of your suit and ultimately protect your investment!
As always, thanks for reading!
The Dapper Advisor