What makes someone well dressed? Is it when the colours of their outfit seem to melt seamlessly together? Or is it when everything is crisp and perfectly ironed to perfection?
On the contrary, it’s all of those things, but also one more, most important factor – well-dressed individuals have well-fitted clothes. In fact, it almost seems like the clothes were made to fit them.
Realistically, it’s hard to buy a piece of clothing that fits you perfectly in store, as there will always be something that may be a little off because not everyone has the body type of a mannequin. In addition, not everyone has the budget to order bespoke, custom-made clothing items for an entire wardrobe. However, there are small upgrades you can make to a store-bought item to make it look much more expensive and stylish. But what modifications should you make?
However, there are small upgrades you can make to a store-bought item to make it look much more expensive and stylish. But what modifications should you make?
Here are three things you can do that will cost you under $100:
Hem the trousers
One of the most common faux-pas of menswear is having the wrong trouser length. This can be easily fixed by hemming the trousers, which usually will cost you $15-20. This will prevent the bunching and wrinkling and will allow you to look slimmer and taller.
Dart the blazers
Often times fitted jackets such as blazers or suit jackets are too loose, which is unflattering and dwarves the figure. A well-fitted blazer should trim the silhouette. By darting the jacket, it will allow you to appear slimmer and will better flatter your natural body shape. Darting will usually cost you around $50-75, dependant on the material of the clothing and the number of darts needed.
Shorten the shirt
Another common problem when buying ready-to-wear is shirts that are far too long. When a shirt is too long, it can make one appear shorter and unbalanced. The perfect shirt length should be long enough to be tucked in but also short enough to wear un-tucked. Simply shortening the shirt length will do wonders for your wardrobe, and will cost you around $20-25.