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- When it comes to investing in that one essential suit, Trinidad recommends it be solid navy. "When it comes to navy, it's one of those colors where you can mix it with any other colors and it blends well," he says. It also transitions eas
- When it comes to men's suits there are two kinds of patterns: pinstripes and plaids. If you have a larger build, Trinidad says to avoid plaids. "Prints like those tend to broaden a gentleman and that's definitely not a look we try to go for," he says. "If
- What fabric holds up best in Miami? Surprisingly, Trinidad recommends wool, just make sure it's not too thick. "Sometimes we have a wool fabric that'll be more appropriate for wintertime like tweeds and stuff, but we do have standard suiting wools that ar
- The suit that Trinidad is wearing is actually 100 percent wool, even though it looks like linen. "It's one of those fabrics that has a stigma," he says. "You would think automatically that wool is going to make you hot and you're not going to be able to w
- Although they tend to be a bit more formal and are usually associated with tuxedos, a one-button suit is the most fashion-forward at the moment. A two-button suit is the standard. Unless you're six feet tall, try to avoid getting a three-button suit as th
- Lapels can do a lot in terms of complimenting your body. Indochino offers six styles, however standard notch is the most universal. "It's never wrong. It can go with any look for any type of event at any time of the year." If you're looking to be a little
- Beware of confusing a blazer for a suit jacket. "Blazers tend to be worn more like an outerwear piece, more like a coat, so it's really not used to build a full look," he says. They have a different fit with a different set of pockets and buttons.
- A vest is to a men what a corset is to women: a garment that slims out your love handles and suppresses your tummy. The best part of a vest is that it can sometimes take the place of a suit jacket, especially in Miami. "We do have quite a few customizatio
- Miami gents, we'll admit you have fine derrières but beware of how you outfit them. Dress pants should never fit the same way as jeans do, so make sure to give yourself a little bit of room in the thigh and tush area. "It's not the same fabric and it does
- In regards to pant hems, Trinidad says that the todays pants have a slight break, when compared to the loose, fuller break that had pants years past. What this means is that "when the pant hits the shoe while you're standing there's a little bit of a fold
- Trinidad suggests always having at least three white shirts in your closet, as well as a baby blue one because they mix well with any fabric. When it comes to patterns, he's all about the gingham. "Gingham is a plaid. You can wear it with a suit but you c
- This year, the trend is patterns, patterns and patterns thanks to suit-focused shows like Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire. "We get the patterns that were high fashion a few decades ago, but we give them a more modern cut. Most of those shows have patterns, m
- There's more to a shirt collar than you think there is. What the standard notch is to lapels, the medium point is to collars. It's the most basic, universal type of collar and you can use it with any type of neckwear. A button-down and pin collar have the
- While having a quality shirt is important, you can't neglect accessories like ties and pocket squares. "I wish guys were a little bit more adventurous when it comes to pocket squares," Trinidad admits. "The goal with a pocket square is to add a little mor
- At the end of the day, a suit is only as sharp as the way you feel in it. "Your confidence level in what you're wearing will emulate the look that you have. If you put on a look and don't feel confident in it, change, because people will know. They'll loo
- Indochino will wrap up it's visit to Miami this Sunday, February 19th. A standard, completely-tailored-to-your-liking suit starts at $449 and the price goes up depending on what fabric you'd like to use. A premium shirt package is $269 and you can choose
Still flaunting that power suit you bought at Men's Warehouse in '95? Don't make us throw cufflinks at you. There are so many details to consider when buying and tailoring a suit. What lapel best fits your shoulder frame? Is a single-button jacket appropriate for work, or should you go for a double-breasted? How the F-iretruck do you wear a pocket square? If only there was some magical suit fairy that could walk us through the process...
Alas! Enter Anthony Trinidad, Indochino's retail merchandising manager and suit-fairy at large. With a flick of his wand he's defogged the entire process for us, from investing in the right fit and pattern for your body type to choosing the appropriate fabric for this smoldering Miami heat (spoiler alert: wool is your friend).
As we warned you, Indochino will be in town until Sunday, February 16, and this traveling tailor company isn't leaving until its made a dapper Don out of all you average Joes. So without further ado, we invite you on the suit fairy express to learn everything you need to know before you book an appointment with Indochino's tailors. Because after all, being a gentleman is all in the details, right?