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You’ve placed your order for your custom-made suit at Bentex Suits for your special day (wedding) , noted the day of your important meeting or occasion, and ensured that it fits flawlessly. There’s only one issue: you truly aren’t used to dressing in suits, and you don’t want to look foolish.

To fully benefit from the increase in confidence that a customised suit may provide, there are a few important guidelines to follow if you’re not too sure about suits. The majority of these originate from the way suits are made and styled, or they are relics from older eras of fashion and suiting.

Of course, you are free to follow or disregard these guidelines as you see fit. However, like with most things, it’s best to understand the guidelines before disobeying them! You can wear your suit like you do every day with the help of this article. Hence, the team at Bentex Suits has curated a set of guidelines for its clients and everybody who’s keen on knowing the do’s and don’ts of pulling off a custom-made bespoke suit.


When seated, fully undo the buttons on your single-breasted jacket. One of the primary reasons is that it keeps the jacket from needlessly creasing in the front, which over time could distort the underlying structure and look sloppy! The jacket’s front can hang loosely at your sides by unbuttoning it. Hence, at Bentex, we always tell our clients to undo the buttons of their single-breasted jacket while they take a seat anywhere.

A buttoned jacket may seem tighter around your body when you’re seated, which is another explanation. Your body changes size and shape as it is in action and in various postures. Although tailored clothing can somewhat cater for this, its ability to tolerate different positions will decrease the closer it is fitted to the wearer’s natural posture, such as standing or walking. In a fitted garment, there should always be a compromise between a mannequin-perfect fit and a full range of motion. You’ll notice where your clothes pull when you sit more when your fit is tighter.


First and foremost, your shirt needs to be tucked in if you’re wearing a suit. Consider it an occasion to flaunt your belt! Your shirt collar sits beneath the collar of your jacket. Make sure your tie stays in place by buttoning the highest button if you’re wearing one. Unbutton your shirt if you’re not wearing a tie to avoid appearing stuffy! Any layers you wear under your dress shirt shouldn’t be able to be seen very well.

It’s also possible that you’ve observed that business shirts, also known as barrel cuff shirts, feature two buttons that allow you to fasten your cuff at different widths. In fact, this is designed to fit a wristwatch! You should be able to slide your shirt cuff over your watch without having to leave it in your pocket if you fasten it to the outermost button on your watch hand. This will prevent any sleeve bunching.


The left side of the jacket, the side with the buttonholes, is where lapel pins and boutonnieres go. This is partially since the lapel buttonhole was really the topmost buttonhole in the jacket in the early models that preceded the current suit jacket. Later, the turned-back front gave rise to modern lapels. The fact that the lapel pin goes on the same side as your heart is another helpful reminder.

Regarding pocket squares and jacket lapels, another crucial guideline is that the jacket lapels should lie over the pocket square. If your pocket square fold deviates from the jacket’s lines, it will appear somewhat odd and attract notice right away, no matter how elegant it is!


Although they are less common in this era, vests, sometimes known as waistcoats, are nevertheless acceptable for occasional wear. Because of this, our stylists are frequently asked questions regarding vest wear, which is why they have their own area here.

Maybe because of King Edward VII (who was mentioned earlier), you can decide whether to button every button on a vest or leave the lowest button undone. Though it can also make sitting more comfortable, most people choose the latter to indicate that they are more stylishly aware!

Should your vest feature a rear buckle, be sure it’s fastened. The strap ends shouldn’t be hanging loose, but it also doesn’t need to be snugly fastened!

We advise against wearing a belt with a vest for a few reasons. One is that a belt won’t be seen at all if your vest is the appropriate length and covers the waistline of your pants. Furthermore, a belt buckle will typically result in a bulge beneath the vest, breaking the smooth outline and making it sit funny. Instead, we suggest side-adjustable trousers or braces.

A shorter vest with the belt buckle positioned halfway between the vest’s two front points is a popular look that was inspired by western and country wear. Though potentially a possibility, keep in mind the tone of the event you’ll be attending as it does create a focal point at the crotch, which is a little on the gauche side.

At last, the vest is covered by the collar of your shirt. To make sure everything is properly layered, we advise wearing a vest after a tie but before folding the collar back down.


There’s a lot more to explore in the realm of dress, but for now, this crash course will help you avoid difficulty and look professional at a business function. Of course, adhering to these guidelines will enhance the look of any tailored ensemble you wear, but nothing prepares you for success like the unmatched fit and comfort of a custom-made suit. Book an appointment with Bentex Suits at the earliest for your custom-made suit.