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Ask A Stylist: Tips For Finding The Perfect Suit

September 24, 2013 6:00 AM

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Purchasing a suit can be a daunting task. The right suit can make any man or woman feel and look their very best. Art Solop, Founder and CEO of Benchmark Clothiers, provides five tips for finding the perfect suit. These tips will make any man or woman feel confident when making their next suit purchase. Benchmark Clothiers is a Columbia, Maryland-based clothing company that provides suits, sport coats, trousers, shirts, ties, shoes and much more. The items at Benchmark Clothiers can be purchased already made or tailor fitted to the buyer.

Art Solop 
Benchmark Clothiers
10311 Wilde Lake Terrace
Columbia, Md. 21044

(301) 807-5079
www.benchmarkclothiers.net

Art Solop has been trained and certified Master Custom Tailor by the Custom Tailors and Designers Association of America. This ensures that every client is getting the best service. An appointment is needed to be seen by Art. Contact Art at (301) 807-5079, art@benchmarkclothiers.net or by completing the online contact form by clicking here. When you use the online contact form, you will get a custom-made dress shirt of your choice. This free gift is up to an $150 value. Some of the brands offered by Benchmark Clothiers are Ermenegildo Zegna, Holland & Sherry, Vitale Barberis, Reda, Biella and more. Art gave his five tips for finding the perfect suit. 

(Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

(Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

If you want to look slimmer or taller, a one-button or pinstripe suit is your best choice. 

Art stated that when selecting a suit, body shape is very important. When purchasing a suit, the goal is to get the best fit and look possible. In order to look slimmer or taller, a one-button suit or pinstripe suit is the best option. When purchasing a suit, one needs to figure out what category they fit into to ensure the best suit is purchased. This tip takes the guessing game out of buying a new suit.

(Photo credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

If you are tall or thin, a plaid-style suit is your best choice. 

Height is just as important as body shape when selecting a suit. No two people will look the same in the same suit. Art said a plaid-style suit will make the wearer stand out. The goal of buying a suit is to look your very best.

(Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

(Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Everyone should have a navy pinstriped suit, navy solid suit, charcoal pinstriped suit and charcoal solid suit.  

Art said they everyone should have four basic suits in their collection. The four suits are a navy pinstriped suit, navy solid suit, charcoal pinstriped suit and charcoal solid suit. These four suits are a great start to build the perfect wardrobe. This will allow one to purchase dress shirts, shoes and accessories in various colors to complement their suits. Benchmark Clothiers will be more than happy to help you create your unique suited look.   

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(Photo by Mark Von Holden/Getty Images)

People under the age of 30 are doing trousers without pleats.

Age is as important as one’s height and shape when purchasing a suit. People under the age of 30 are just entering the workforce. Art says that many of them should have trousers without pleats. So if you are under the age of 30, this is a great tip for you. When you go shopping for your next suit, make sure you are buying trousers without pleats. 

(Photo by Etienne Oliveau/Getty Images for Calvin Klein)

(Photo by Etienne Oliveau/Getty Images for Calvin Klein)

People who are aged 30 and over are doing trousers with pleats

When you are 30 and over, you should purchase trousers with pleats. According to Art, trousers with pleats create a slimming effect. Who would turn down an opportunity to not only look great but to look slimmer at the same time? So if you are 30 years of age or older, this tip is for you. Now when you go shopping, you have what you need to look and feel your very best. 

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Ada Orie is a Maryland native who loves God, her family, friends and Ravens. You can find her work at Examiner.com.

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